This past weekend CouchWarriors’ Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM10) reached its 10th Anniversary. ANZ’s largest open entry esports event, held May 18-20 at Melbourne Convention Centre, once again broke records with
CouchWarriors and its partners are pleased to announce ALL Platinum and Gold level tournaments will receive a Pot Bonus!
As a Baseline, we are providing:
$1,000 cash to every Platinum tournament
$250 cash to every Gold tournament
And with sponsor or partner contributions, these can go up, and of course, general tournament entry goes into the prize pool! Remember the Platinum tournaments registration cuts off Sunday May 13th at midnight!
CouchWarriors proudly announces a huge get for next week’s Battle Arena Melbourne 10 with superstar commentary talent lined up to present its Tekken World Tour Master event!
Presenting the exciting matches of these world class competitors and local heroes, BAM10 will feature top commentators, as seen at major events such as EVO, Turner E-League, MLG, Capcom World Tour and of course other Master Events of Tekken World Tour
The main threats to the international from Australian soil come in the form of newly sponsored Kanga|ChandNY and Dee-On Grey. Both have won multiple Australian majors between them. Dee-On Grey has amassed a great amount of international experience travelling to various tournaments around the world and even placing top 16 at EVO 2016. Dee-On Grey
Among the many international events Dee-On has attended, most recently competed in the Tekken World Tour Korea Masters.
– EVO 2016: top 16
– Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 4th
– OzHadou Nationals 14: 1st
– OzHadou Nationals 15: 7th
– EVO Japan 2018: 33rd
Kanga|ChandNY Keep careful note of that third place for ChandNY at BAM9. Who were 1st and 2nd? Only world champion Korean players SAINT and JDCR!
– OzHadou Nationals 13: 1st
– Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 3rd
– OzHadou Nationals 14: 5th
– OzHadou Nationals 15: 13th
Aside from them there are plenty of other high level Australian talent, some who have gain international experience as well that are vying for the top spot such as Aken, 4LCH3M15T, Cuteguy, and many more.
The Tekken community is always hyped up and full of energy at events, so look forward to an awesome gathering and spectator experience. To get a feel for the community as they practice, take a look at this trailer from Phil Boquida of PHILMS produced at the latest CouchWarriors Ranking Battle
CouchWarriors is excited to announce that the official BAM10 Afterparty will again be held at the The General Assembly at South Wharf – a gorgeous and large bar/restaurant with outdoor and indoor spaces located right next to MCEC.
The afterparty will start on May 20 at 7PM so you can walk out of MCEC immediately after BAM10 finals day ends and straight into the afterparty venue! We will have drinks till late together with multiple setups there for runbacks and team matches.
Relax over dinner and discuss your BAM weekend, play ping pong, and enjoy good company and drinks by the Melbourne city skyline. Read on for menu and info! Read more
Is your Soul feeling a bit chilly? Get ready for that fire to burn again as SOUL CALIBUR VI returns to Battle Arena Melbourne.
BAM10 will feature the first opportunity in Australia to get hands on with the upcoming Soul Calibur VI. Thanks to Bandai Namco, there will be 14 setups available for play. Open to players and Spectators.
Sharpen your swords, we’re opening a portal to the stage of history at BAM10! Register now at www.smash.gg/bam10
We’re pleased to announce that our annual major this year, Battle Arena Melbourne 10, will be a Master Event in the Tekken World Tour. As one of thirteen similar events in the full forty-event tour, finishing in the top 32 will see you earn ranking points towards qualification for the Tekken World Tour Finals, held this year in Amsterdam.
Tekken at BAM10:
Tekken World Tour Master Points
Prize Pool Bonus $5,000
Tournament broadcast on official Tekken Twitch channel
International Tekken Pro Players
Global Tekken Superstars coming to Australia
Let’s take a look at some of the top international players from the worldwide Tekken pro scene coming to BAM10:
This includes SFV, Tekken, DBFZ and ALL Smash tournaments. This allows us to provide a better tournament experience, particularly as these games all start Saturday morning. Make sure you have your registration in and don’t let your friends let it slide!
Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, the first major Dragon Ball FighterZ event in Australia, plus Armada for Melee and the biggest Smash4 event yet, it’s all on the line.
Venue registration is still only $50 but goes up to $60 on May 6, and $70 on May 18 (day of BAM10). However, you will NOT be able to register for the above games. All other games (Gold and Silver) will allow registration up to an hour before.
Battle Arena Melbourne 10 is the biggest fighting game tournament, and a growing gaming convention. We are very excited to add the CouchWarriors Indiecade to our 10th anniversary event. This is an opportunity for Indie game developers to showcase upcoming games to hundreds of BAM10 attendees.
If you are an indie studio who would like to display a game at please fill out the form below with all of your information so we can arrange floorspace and promotion accordingly.