CouchWarriors 2015 Annual General Meeting


URGENT: Sorry guys, the Collingwood library has just let me know that there is last minute renovations at the Collingwood library so we will have to move to the Richmond Library at 415 Church Street. We will start at 3PM. Apologies for the late notice.

It’s time for the CouchWarriors AGM. Official Facebook event found here.

Since we are a non-for-profit organisation, we are required to run this every year and to give one month’s notice to board members and the public.

At the AGM we will discuss an agenda of the following:
-Review of events done this year such as BAM7, ranbats and convention activities
-Financial review
-Review of mission statement and strategies/plans moving forward
-Election of board members: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.

Our secretary Rory Betteridge will add a detailed agenda based on last year’s AGM agenda soon.

Our AGM is open to the public, if you feel like you would like to be a part of CouchWarriors and to help out with tournaments and building up the fighting game community in Melbourne, please feel free to come along. Our scene is built on the passion and dedication of volunteers and organisers, we couldn’t do it without you guys.

The AGM will be held at 415 Church Street, Richmond, in the community room of the Richmond Library. (Basically it will be held at CCH:

Hope to see you all there!


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CouchWarriors is exceptionally proud to have partnered with WB Games AU and Mortal Kombat X in support of Battle Arena Melbourne 7.

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Presenting the first major tournament for MORTAL KOMBAT X, we previously announced three major features of the event:

– Two time World Champion, PERFECT LEGEND, appearing as a guest of BAM7,  and competing in the tournament and exhibitions.

$1,000 Pot Bonus to the Tournament adding to the pool generated by tournament entries. This will be split across the Top 8.

– Qualifiers for Mortal Kombat X Asia Championships with a flight to Bangkok for the top ANZ player, to compete in the top four of South East Asia Majors

Now, we reveal the amazing general prize offering for BAM7! Read more

July Ranking Battle Results

A good time was had by all last Sunday the 13th, at the July CouchWarriors Ranbat.  Primarily a Smash event with players keen to practice ahead of this weekend’s ACL Sydney event which features Smash for the first time in many years, the Smashers turned out in force.

Two friendly tournaments and plenty of casual matches were also played for other games.

Here are the results!

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Melbourne BAM qualifier April 5th

Quick Details:

When: April 5th – 1pm-10pm
Where: Abbotsford Masonic Hall
141 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067
Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

2pm – Late – Super Smash Bros Brawl, Melee and Project M
3pm – 6pm – Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
3pm – 6pm – Dead or Alive
4pm – 7pm – Killer Instinct
5pm – 8pm – King of Fighters XIII
5pm – 8pm – Injustice
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Come down and register in person if you haven’t already registered online.

Since we’re no longer in the Shadowlogic venue, there aren’t going to be a list of Sticks for people to borrow, and while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

Park or get off at Collingwood Station…

Walk either down the alley, or down the main street

We hope to see you all there on Saturday and we can’t wait to see who’s in top form leading up to BAM!

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 01: Mike “The TV” Skolnik


Hi guys this is my new video series for Dusty Cartridge. I originally intended to do some player profiles as pre-BAM media, but I was lying in bed thinking one day…

Generally in Fighting Game Community (FGC) media you see the top players get most of the camera time, but in my eyes, a community is not simply made up of top players.

A community consists of so many different kinds of people. Intellectuals, staunch regulars, streamers, tournament organisers, anime lovers, commentators, retro game enthusiasts and those dudes that go 0-2 and keep coming back(me). Everybody is an equally important part of our community, without these guys there wouldn’t be a community for the top players to be the faces of.

I wanted to do these 5-10 minute player profiles (Mike’s one went quite long, future eps will be shorter) to shine some spotlight on these less heralded guys, and to also let the greater public know about all the different personalities and figures we have in our local FGC.

I wanted Mike The TV as the first guest because he’s a game academic, a commentator and has a unique perspective on the scene- having a bit of an e-sports background.

Hope you guys like the series!

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment: Major BAM5 Sponsor Details!

We are proud to announce that INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, brought to you by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia, is a Major Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!


The game has been causing quite a stir, and CouchWarriors is proud to be hosting Australia’s first Major tournament for Injustice: Gods Among Us.  What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat?  NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat, have set out to create the definitive DC comics based fighting game.

Players have been practicing hard to prove that they are in fact the greatest threat – and we’ll see the results on Saturday 18th at BAM5!

Don’t miss –  Remember the writer of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic book, Tom Taylor, will be at BAM between 2pm-6pm on Saturday! Check the guest schedule here.

Cast your eyes over the incredible Mortal Kombat, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and DC Superheroes DVD prize pack on offer for attendees.

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6 x Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Arcade sticks (3 Xbox, 3 PS3)

5 x Mortal Kombat PS3
5 x Mortal Kombat X360
5 x Injustice PS3
5 x Injustice X360
5 x Batman The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (DVD)
5 x Superman Doomsday (DVD)
5 X Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (DVD)
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Many thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Australia for their amazing support of Battle Arena Melbourne

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SEGA: BAM5 Sponsor Details!

We are proud to announce SEGA is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!


Creators of many all time classic games and systems, SEGA are supporting our feature tournament for Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown with an incredible prize pack of official VF5FS Arcade sticks, Tshirts, and  Xbox Live VF5FS download codes – for not just the game, but the two complete costume packs.

Stay tuned to the CouchWarriors Facebook, Twitter and stream for more chances to win DLC codes during the event.


Don’t miss – The friendly rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne will reach a new level with a special 5 vs 5 Exhibition match!


x2 Hori Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Real Arcade Pro V3(PS3)

x10 SEGA Virtua Fighter 5 FS Tshirts


x10 XBLA cods for VF5FS Costume Packs 1 and 2 (5 each)

Many thanks to SEGA UK and Australian distributor Five Star Games for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne

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