RANKING BATTLE 2014 SEASON FINAL! MEDALS AND PRIZES ON OFFER. DEC 14TH

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

This month we’ve got the first Super Smash Bros WiiU open tournament plus we find out who will finish at the top of the table in all of the ranked fighting games for this year!

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Medals

There will be Ranking Battle Medals for the top of table of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Smash Bros Melee and Smash 4 (3DS and WiiU Rankings combined), See the current Rankings Table

Prizes and Special Game Preview

We have sponsors on board for this finals event with prizes from BENQ AustraliaMadman Entertainment, Five Star Games and Mindscape Games!

BenQ will be providing THREE Gaming Monitors as giveaway prizes, plus we will have BENQ monitors available for the Smash Community to plug their WiiU’s into at the event.

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Madman will be providing TEN copies EACH of BAYONETTA: BLOODY FATE and STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST on DVD and BLU-RAY.

Five Star Games on behalf of SEGA have provided a 360 and PS3 copy each of PERSONA 4 ULTIMAX!

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Special Preview – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round (PS4) Playable at Ranbat!

That’s right, you’ll be able to play the new version of Dead or Alive 5 on PS4 ahead of its release in 2015!  Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads.  More details in the announcement post.

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Event Info

When: SUNDAY –  December 14th : 12pm-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/345571055622876/

Current Schedule

1pm – Smash Melee Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – Smash WiiU Singles
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
4pm – Smash Project M Singles
5:30pm – 8pm – Smash 3DS (Customs off)/PM Singles*
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
7pm – Smash WiiU Quads Exhibition

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:

Killer Instinct
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Injustice
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIIII
Guilty Gear XRD

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

 

November Ranking Battle Results and Tally

The November Ranking Battle results are in!  We had a great showing with 87 attendees.  The Ranking results from Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown are added below.  We also have a link back to the ongoing Smash Bros results.

The ongoing Results Tally board has been updated below.  The scene is set for a few possible upsets at the top of these lists at the Final Ranbat on December 14!

Points earned by players are based on the following system: Read more

CouchWarriors Annual General Meeting 2014 – December 13

Announcement –  As an Incorporated Not-For-Profit Organisation, CouchWarriors holds an open Annual General Meeting.  All are welcome to attend and contribute to the community.

The AGM for 2014 will be on Saturday, December 13th, at 1pm

Where:  Library Room – Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

At the AGM some of the Agenda items will include:

  • The year’s activities will be recapped
  • Treasurer will deliver the 2014 Financial Statement
  • Officer positions voted on by existing members
  • Current and future event planning
  • New members welcomed

It’s a great chance to participate and if you would like to join the CouchWarriors committee so you can be updated with opportunities to volunteer and have your say, please come along.

CouchWarriors at PAX AUSTRALIA: Fighting Game Tournaments

pax_australia_logo1It’s the biggest gaming event of the year – and CouchWarriors is proud to be providing the Fighting Game Tournaments services for PAX Australia this coming weekend!

In the Console Tournament area we will have a full suite of consoles set with a library of fighters to play. Join us for one of the many tournaments each day, or come by and practice. We’ll even be providing time for Learn To Play, so if you want to dip your toes into the playing fighters at their best – side by side with other people – now’s your chance.

Tournaments! We have a small set rotating roster of excellent tournament games to play, plus a range of additional games to play in casuals. With some games being played in tournaments more than once over the weekend, we’re looking forward to a Best of the Best playoff each day and Sunday.

You can also challenge your friends with our friendly Winners Stays – Limit of 3 Wins rules for all games.

You can view the Tournament Schedule Here

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Plus! Panel! Don’t forget there will be an Australian Fighting Game community panel at PAX, hosted by New Game Plus and featuring panelists from across the scene

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COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE – OCTOBER 18TH

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

This month we’ve just seen the release of Super Smash Bros on the 3DS, so we expect plenty of people to bring their handhelds!

That’s alongside tournaments for a range of other games. All rankings and results will be tallied at the end of the year. Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

When: SATURDAY –  October 18th : 12pm-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1531876347029969/?ref=4

Current Schedule

12pm – Doors, Casual play
1pm – Late – Smash 4 (3DS), Melee and Project M
2pm – 5pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – King of Fighters XIIII
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:
Killer Instinct
SkullGirls
Injustice
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.

COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE – THIS SATURDAY SEP 20TH

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! NOTE – VENUE CHANGE: We’ll be at the Abbotsford Mason’s Hall, round the corner from CCH.

Giving players an additional location to get casuals and tournament practice, and all fighters are welcome. Get sharp ahead of Ozhadou Nationals next month! Come play or BYO your setup.

WhenSATURDAY, September 20th – 12pm-10pm

WhereAbbotsford Masonic Hall
141 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483050098614737/?ref=5

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Schedule

12pm – Doors, Casual play
1pm – Late – Super Smash Bros Brawl, Melee and Project M
1pm – 5pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – King of Fighters XIIII
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:
Killer Instinct
SkullGirls
Injustice
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

Park or get off at Collingwood Station…

Walk either down the alley, or down the main street

 

CouchWarriors Upcoming Events and Activity

Ranking Battle this Sunday

Regular events

Weekly – MoeMall Meet n Mash! – Every Friday, Melbourne CBD

FortnightlyCCH Casual Play – Every second Saturday, Collingwood Town Hall Library

August dates: Saturday 2nd, 16th

MonthlyCouchWarriors Ranking Battles – Sunday Mid Month, Brunswick Mason’s Hall.

Next Monthly is Sunday, August 17th.

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Upcoming Conventions

CHAOz – Cosplayers, Hobbyists and Artists of Oz

August 23-24, 2014. Melbourne University.

CouchWarriors Hosts the Video Game Room

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PAX – Penny Arcade Expo

Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014. Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

CouchWarriors Will Host a Fighting Game Lounge in the Console Freeplay/Tournament Area

 

 PLUS – Make sure you support these Upcoming Fighting Game Majors!

Shadowloo Showdown V

Melbourne August 29-31

http://www.shadowlogic.com.au/

 

Ozhadou Nationals 12

Sydney October 11-12

http://ohn.ozhadou.net/

 

MoeMall Meet ‘N Mash : Fridays Weekly

Thanks to the guys at MoeMall , CouchWarriors hosts weekly Friday night fighting game meetups for all your FGC needs in the Melbourne CBD! With this we will be focusing on an awesome relaxed environment for casual play with various events running through the night. Here’s a few things you can expect from us:

All night long casual setups!
Now with 8 setups for all your playing needs and plenty of space for you to bring your own system and play whatever you want. Make sure to BYO sticks though guys! (Or beg / bribe people there) Even during events there will always be casual setups also free for use.


SF4 League!
Rank battles that will be stacked according to skill. Move up in the ladder and improve along side people around your level. Monthly resets means if you improve you will move up to a new tier! These will run from 7:30pm sharp.


Mystery fighting game tournament!
Every week will be a new game with a chance at salt and glory! We wont announce what it is until right before the event starts after signups! This will run after the SF4 league. I bet one will be Karnov’s Revenge. SF2 Anniversary Edtion? CE-Bipson best Bipson.


Live streamed venue!
A ‘main stage’ will be set up with a webcam overlooking it all that will be constantly streaming. Melbourne Fight Night Fridays Live!


Details, details!

Entry fee will be $10 for the whole night (and morning). We are also trialing a $5 for 3hrs or less. No sign up fees for any event, so feel free to join in to whatever you feel like.

Location: 422 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

Time & Date: Friday 11th July. Doors open 5:30pm. SF4 Ladder begins 7:30pm.

Link to the Facebook event page with further details and be found HERE.

Other Upcoming Events:

Couchwarriors Ranking Battle August

CHAOZ Video Game Room by CouchWarriors August 23-24 (More info TBC)

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