Press Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

Media Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

 Two respected gaming communities working together

 Melbourne, 18th March 2014 – CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are pleased to announce the two long standing community organisations have entered into a media and events partnership. The groups will be working together more closely on upcoming gaming events, including the sixth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, a national major fighting game tournament on May 10-11


New Game Plus will be producing the live video stream for BAM, creating video previews, interviews, player profiles and coverage of the event. View the NG+ post-event trailer for BAM5 here:

“The energy, expertise, and great grassroots gaming knowledge of New Game Plus, along with the wonderful culture of the show and the passionate people behind it, matches our own and makes for an excellent team up for CouchWarriors”, said Daniel Chlebowczyk, CouchWarriors Committee President

CouchWarriors will continue to run an inclusive community event welcoming to new players, and first class tournaments that attracts top competitors from all over Australia.  This partnership enhances the mission to further support the whole community by contributing to local, regional and interstate events with resources and assistance.  Upcoming initiatives will look to fulfil these goals, as will the ongoing mission to produce special and major events.

Working with Couchwarriors will allow us to call on the experience and passion of their tight knit fighting game community, which means a better experience for fans, competitors and viewers at home, and puts us in a great position to spark some new life into the local scene”, said Jason O’Callaghan, Executive Producer of New Game Plus.

Look forward to exciting announcements on special events such as a “Barfights” exhibition night, ranking battles and qualifiers, and more information on BAM closer to the event. The partnership is also tailored to work with other groups to assist with the implementation of a wide range of events, from game launches to LAN events, and is open to sponsorship discussions. For more information about these opportunities, please contact the representatives below.


 Daniel Chlebowczyk @Berzerkdc


Jason O’Callaghan

Executive Producer –New Game Plus TV



CouchWarriors Inc is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community. Starting in 2006 as an informal community group, it created an event  series for social play and ranking battles which served as the heart of the Melbourne scene. The project has blossomed into large events like the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) and providing tournament services, support and resources for companion events.

New Game Plus

Made by a large portion of the team behind Level3, New Game Plus is a new look take on gaming TV. Incoporating a strong gaming focus, with a healthy dose of related subcultures, NG+ aims to bring you thoughtful reviews, exclusive interviews and event coverage, and the best videos from a range of specialist contributors. NG+ recently announced Twitch partnership, and stream Australian exclusive content weekly.