CouchWarriors Expands into Brisbane and Gold Coast
CouchWarriors Esports Organisation Expands into Brisbane and Gold Coast
Leading esports event organisation brings Queensland fighting game organisers into brand, supporting growth of the Australian community.
Tuesday September 4, 2018 – CouchWarriors today announced it will be working with the Brisbane and Gold Coast fighting game communities to support growth of events for the Queensland scene. Monthly ranking events begin this month, and the combined team will launch a new major esports event in 2019.
Primarily Melbourne based, CouchWarriors host a successful monthly ranking event series, events management services at gaming conventions, and Australia’s largest fighting game (FGC) event with the globally recognised Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM – See Infographic).
After a request from QLD based TeamSolid and Checkpoint Esports, with regular venue support from QUT, CouchWarriors brings its expertise, name and resources to join forces and integrate with existing organisers in Queensland. The former TeamSolid will now run events as CouchWarriors QLD.
The aim of joining these communities is to strengthen the events offered in Brisbane and Gold Coast, and for the fighting game scene Australia wide.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with CW during BAM in the past few years, and I am happy to announce that Queensland is finally back on the map with this team up.” said Brisbane based Tom Ho of TeamSolid.
Starting September 29 at QUT, CouchWarriors QLD Ranking Battles will occur monthly. The events will join CouchWarriors Melbourne and Ozhadou’s Sydney YSB events as state destinations for players to gather, practice, and compete.
The events will also be part of the upcoming, Twitch powered BAM Path to EVO series. At each of these events every month, players in Street Fighter V, Tekken and Super Smash Bros 4 will earn points leading to an international qualifier at BAM 2019.
Ellis Johnson, QLD Smash Bros event organiser, added “Together with Couchwarriors, QLD really has an opportunity to improve and showcase their talent on the national stage. I’m really excited to be a part of and see the quality events that are going to result from CouchWarriors’ inclusion in our Sunshine state.”
Players in every fighting game at QLD Ranking Battles will also earn local ranking points. As with all CouchWarriors and FGC monthly events, all players are encouraged to build their local scenes by playing in any games they would like to learn or compete in.
Finally, the combined organisation will work together on BAM, and develop a new Queensland based FGC major to take place in 2019, filling a vacant spot in the Australian fighting game calendar. More details on the new event will be announced later this year.
Ongoing events will partner with venues at QUT Esports in Brisbane, and Checkpoint Esports Bar in the Gold Coast. Bar owner Luke Mengler, in support of the QLD fighting game scene, stated:
“Checkpoint is excited to partner with CouchWarriors to help expand the Queensland grass roots scene into professionally run tournaments and help the community grow and provide better prizes and competitions that has never been provided before in Queensland.
We are also excited to help bring back a FGC major event to showcase the local talent against our interstate and international rivals.”
CouchWarriors, established 2016, is an expert in gaming tournaments and esports events. A community run not for profit with over 10 years experience, grown from the vibrant fighting game community.
Hosts of Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest open entry esports tournament event. CouchWarriors offer casual and grassroots events, scaling to tournaments at the national level. Both beginner to expert players have room with our inclusive approach, from a professionally minded tournament team.
CouchWarriors also offers commercial events services from tournament organisation and administration, live streaming, event management and staffing.
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