The last episode filmed from the Queensland major Buttonsmash features Australia’s best King of Fighters XIII player – Colin “Colonov” Tan. A long-time top player in Queensland in multiple games, Colonov had an unbroken streak of KOFXIII titles in local majors for almost eighteen months – until Adelaide’s Falco broke his streak at Buttonsmash. Colin has done so much for the Australian KOF scene and has brought up so many new KOF top players, such as Sam Baxter from Brisbane who got 2nd place in KOF at Buttonsmash.
Colin owns the House of Ham, a gamerhouse which is the training and social hub of the Queensland top player circle, and is also a proficient streamer, streaming his show Beyond the Hype and local matches/sets. In this episode we talk about growing the Queensland scene, Colin’s history with KOF and fighting games, the top player mentality, the social side of fighting games, relationship advice and much more. Hope you guys like the episode, and I hope to see you all this weekend at BAM6 in Melbourne!
We are proud to announce that in support of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, the good people at WB GAMES AUSTRALIA are a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!
Injustice champions from across Australia will converge to decide on who is the best. The Injustice tournament will take place Saturday 10th. WB have provided a fantastic prize pack for the tournament and attendees, plus both players and stream spectators will be able to get RED SUN DLC codes for free!
Injustice fans should also remember they can enjoy the game on the go with the iOS version which is receiving a Multiplayer update. Get it from the App Store Here
2 x Injustice Limited Edition Collector’s Statues
x 2 SON OF BATMAN Blu-Ray
x 20 Xbox 360 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
x 20 PS3 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are happy to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, thanks to Madman Entertainment, Plantronics Gaming, CouchWarriors and New Game Plus.
HOW TO ENTER
Simply come along to Battle Arena Melbourne on the Sunday 11th of May! The cosplay parade will begin at 2:30pm, which will be streamed live to thousands of viewers around the world. Your costume will be judged by a panel of cosplay judges with many years of experience between them, and the winner will be announced then and there!
Prizes will be awarded to First Place, Runner Up and Audience Favourite.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand. There are bathrooms at the venue that can be used as change rooms.
RULES OF ENTRY
- Must be a character from a fighting game. This includes games not played at Battle Arena Melbourne.
- Can be a hand-made, assembled or bought costume. As long as you rock it!
- No real weapons, please. Only wooden or plastic weapons allowed.
The fourth episode filmed at the Queensland major Buttonsmash is a double special featuring Adric “Falco” Middleton from South Australia and Sam “The Ham” Baxter from Queensland. Both of them are young and relatively new to the scene, but are widely considered to be two of the best players in Australia.
Falco is known for his amazing Zangief in Street Fighter IV and for winning tournaments without even owning the game on console! He has taken his multi-game ability to another level by winning the KOFXIII tournament at Buttonsmash, breaking Colonov’s long and uninterrupted streak of Australian KOF titles.
Sam Baxter is only 19 years old, and is already an international-class Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player, claiming fourth place at SEAM2013 in Singapore as well as multiple top 3 placings in Australia. In this episode the duo go on to talk about their love for fighting games, community and competition, their local scenes and how new and hungry players can get on their level. Hope you guys enjoy this episode!
6th ANNUAL EVENT, ON MAY 9, 10 & 11, REVEALS A KILLER LINEUP OF FEATURES
Registration and info: www.couchwarriors.org
LOCATION: CQ, Event Room 2, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Live Stream by New Game Plus (Twitch Partner) www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv
1 – Join in a weekend full of fun and competition with a welcoming, passionate, energetic community.
Not just for tournament players, new players and spectators will find plenty to enjoy. Fighting game majors are a huge social occasion alongside increasing your skills or witnessing some great moments. #BAM6 is a 3 Day event with Friday night exhibitions and interstate rivalry matches. Spectator passes only $5 one day or $10 weekend.
2 – A CAPCOM PRO TOUR RANKING EVENT
We are proud to be part of the internationally recognised Capcom Pro Tour circuit, allowing players to accrue points for the international Capcom Cup.
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Our fellow interstate players have finished fighting for seeding points, and we at CouchWarriors Salute you!
New South Wales Qualifiers were held in Sydney by Ozhadou at their monthly York Street Battles event. Queensland Qualifiers were in Brisbane by Keep et Classy and ACT was held at Canberra Fighting Games League. View the interstate qualifiers announcement post here. The Victorian qualifiers were held in Melbourne by the CouchWarriors team. Some pictures from the event can be found at the end of this post!
Read on for the results:
The CouchWarriors team is proud to announce that BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 6 has officially been added as a Ranking Event on the CAPCOM PRO TOUR.
Participants in our Super Street Fighter 4 AE tournament will accrue ranking points that will lead to Capcom Cup at the end of the year. BAM6 is also an Official Qualifier for the Capcom Pro Tour Premier Tournament, South East Asia Majors, and we will be flying the SF4 winner direct to Singapore. If you want to join the action at BAM6, Register here!