Over 500 attendees participated in the inaugural CouchWarriors Crossup esports event, combining our traditional end of year community ranking battle across a wide range of fighting games, and special events.
CouchWarriors presents: Battle Arena Melbourne 11 – #BAM11 May 17-19, 2019 Australia’s major fighting game event brings together players across the nation for fun and competition. It’s the largest open
Calling all artists! Battle Arena Melbourne 10 is not just a major esports tournament, but a gaming convention too. We are taking applications for artists who want to hold a table at the event, where you can display and sell your artwork. Apply here: http://bit.ly/bam10artist
February’s ranbats are in the books. 183 fighters competed across a variety of games who all competed to see who could be the best. The main event for this month was our first tournament for Bandai Namco and Arc System Works’ much hyped new title “Dragon Ball FighterZ”.
View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC + Melee here and Smash4/ROA here.
See below for the current year rankings to date. Read on after the break for this month’s winners.
It’s a very exciting time in 2018. Arc Systemworks, the developers behind Guilty Gear and Blazblue, have graced us with their presence in developing a fighting game for one of the most popular anime shows in the world. As an avid fighting game competitor, I’ll try to explain as clearly and as simply as I can of what kind of a game Dragonball Fighter Z is, and touch on the do’s and don’ts I have found so far with my limited time on the game. As both a Guilty Gear and Tekken player, it was very interesting to find the similarities and differences it had with Guilty Gear.
First off, at its core DBFZ borrows elements of air-dasher fighters (games with strong aerial movement seen in Guilty Gear and Blazblue) and elements of “team” mechanics seen in Marvel vs Capcom. Interestingly it has simplified both systems and has introduced some things of its own in reference to the actual show. For those that are scared to delve into the Fighting game genre, DBFZ looks to make the transition into understanding the competitive nature of fighting games much easier with its simplified mechanics. Read more