BAM6 Acknowledgements and thanks

Thank you to everyone who made Battle Arena Melbourne in 2014 an amazing event! We broke our pregistration record with 181 preregistered, then hosted over 260 attendees in the venue plus a few thousand viewers on the live stream and archive.

There were some amazing moments in a very memorable weekend.

See the Results Post for video links and Community Award acknowledgements.  

See the Photo Galleries, Video and Media coverage in the Media Wrapup

We’d also like to make some special acknowledgements to our Partners, Sponsors, and Guests:

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COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE EVENT: JUNE 8th. ULTRA SF4!

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival!  We’re celebrating the launch of ULTRA STREET FIGHTER 4 alongside tournaments for a range of other games. Come play or BYO your setup.

When: Sunday, June 8th – 12pm-10pm
Where: Abbotsford Masonic Hall
141 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067
Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/231937117016701/?ref=22

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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
2pm – 5pm – Injustice
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
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

Battle Arena Melbourne 2014 Results and Awards

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SSFIV:AE2012  Qualifier for SEAM

Twitch archive: Watch the Finals!
1. SL|Sol (VIC)
2. DB|ToXY (VIC)
3. DB|Carnage (VIC)
4. Heavy Weapons (VIC)
5. Shang Tsung (NSW)
5. DB|Somniac (VIC)
7. SL|Justice (VIC)
7. SL|ZG (VIC)

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UMVC3 Qualifier for SEAM

Twitch Archive: Watch the Finals!
1. TRP|Baxter (QLD)
2. DB|Somniac (VIC)
3. FKNBun (VIC)
4. Low Blow (QLD)
5. DB|ToXY (VIC)
5. CFGL | MAGNUM | Infinity (ACT)
7. SL|X (VIC)
7. Naked Jake (VIC)

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KOFXIII Qualifier for SEAM

Twitch archive: Watch the Finals!
1. TRP|Baxter (QLD)
2. Falco (SA)
3. Alex K (NSW)
4. DB|ToXY (VIC)
5. A1Major (SA)
5. Reece204 (SA)
7. SL|Burnout (VIC)
7. SL|PyroZeroX (VIC)

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Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Twitch archive: Watch the Finals!
1. Myke (NSW)
2. AlexMD (VIC)
3. Chill (NSW)
4. CM (VIC)
5. Gab (VIC)
5. Berzerk! (VIC)
7. BOS|Maximum Abare (VIC)
7. THK (VIC)

THE NEW CHALLENGERS
New Challengers (SSF4AE)
Big thanks to all the competitors in the New Challengers AE tournament at #bam6. We had a great turnout of 22 players  who were not previously active in the community. The top 8 is as follows:, and check out the stick that went to first place with art thanks to Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz!
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Twitch Archive: Watch the Finals!
1. Anzel (VIC)
2. Shoki (VIC)
3. Pikadan (VIC)
4. Annoderu (VIC)
5. Angry Granny (VIC)
5. Ashzu (VIC)
7. Stacy (VIC)
7. Noodle (VIC)

 

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Community: The Australian FGC Episode 09 – Colin “Colonov” Tan

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http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-australian-fgc-episode-09-colin-colonov-tan/

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!

MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM6 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
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Team Ninja are the developer of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE, which will see Australia’s very best fighting it out in the tournament on Saturday 10th.

Local distributor Mindscape Australia have offered a round of Tecmo Koei games and special items, while Team Ninja have supplied the brand new DOA5U character Marie Rose as DLC for event participants and for giveaway to stream viewers!

PRIZES:

x5 of this Pack:

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PLUS extra copies of the Soundtrack for all tournament participants

PLUS x10 Download codes direct from Team Ninja for the new character Marie Rose!

Many thanks to TEAM NINJA, Tecmo Koei and Mindscape for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

To reach the Australian DOA community, visit this thread on FreeStepDodge.com with links to the Player Facebook group.  Practice and you too can look as good as last years winner Tones (with support from Zack and Kasumi!)

BAM5 DOA5 Winner

Team Ninja and Dead or Alive on Facebook:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/teamninjastudio

Twitter : https://twitter.com/TeamNINJAStudio

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BANDAI NAMCO: BAM6 Sponsor Details!

Namco-Bandai We are proud to announce BANDAI NAMCO is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
http://www.bandainamcogames.com.au/

Bandai Namco are behind not just the tournament stalward TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, for which players will be deciding the champion on Saturday 10th, but a huge range of awesome games of all genres. We have FIVE packs of great new titles to give away!

PRIZES:

x5 Each for PS3 of:

DARK SOULS II
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL STAR BATTLE
DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF Z
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3
WITCH AND THE HUNDRED NIGHT

Dark Souls II Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Many thanks to BANDAI NAMCO for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join BANDAI NAMCO GAMES Australia on Facebook 
Follow Bandai Namco AU on Twitter @BandaiNamcoAU

 

WB GAMES AUSTRALIA: BAM6 Sponsor Details!

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!

http://www.warnerbros.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/WBgamesAUS

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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

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PRIZES:

2 x Injustice Limited Edition Collector’s Statues

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x 2 SON OF BATMAN Blu-Ray
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x 20 Xbox 360 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
x 20 PS3 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
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Many thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us and WB Games Australia for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 2014!

Join WB Games Australia on Facebook

MADMAN: BAM6 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
http://www.madman.com.au/

Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, manga, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games and the Cosplay Competition.

PRIZES:

MEGA MAN (TV) COMPLETE COLLECTION
LEGEND OF ZELDA (MANGA) BOX SET
POKEMON ADVENTURES RED & BLUE BOX SET (VOL 1-7) (MANGA)
POKEMON ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE BOX SET (VOL 1-8) (MANGA)
POKEMON ADVENTURES (MANGA) VOL. 01
STREET FIGHTER II THE MOVIE (UNCUT)
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN MOVIE 4: THE LOST TOWER
ONE PIECE MOVIE: STRONG WORLD
FAIRY TAIL THE MOVIE: PHOENIX PRIESTESS
ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED SEASON ONE COLLECTION
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA COLLECTION ONE
DRAGON BALL Z SEASON 1 (BLU-RAY)
DRAGON BALL Z KAI LIMITED COMPLETE COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)
DRAGON BALL FULL COLOUR (MANGA) VOL. 01

PLUS Madman web store gift vouchers for the Cosplay Winners, tournaments and stream

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Fairy Tail the Movie Adventure Time - The Transformers Animate Transformers Armada  Dragon Ball Z Season Dragon Ball Z Kai Li

Many thanks to MADMAN for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join MADMAN on Facebook – Join the Madman Cosplay Page
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

Battle Arena Melbourne 2014 Cosplay Competition

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.

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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

  1. Must be a character from a fighting game. This includes games not played at Battle Arena Melbourne.
  2. Can be a hand-made, assembled or bought costume. As long as you rock it!
  3. No real weapons, please. Only wooden or plastic weapons allowed.

Community: The Australian FGC E08 Episode 08: Adric “Falco” Middleton and Sam Baxter

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http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-the-australian-fgc-episode-08-adric-falco-middleton-sam-baxter/

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!

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