QLD January 2020 Ranbat Results

CouchWarriors QLD first Ranbat of 2020 was held on Saturday the 4th of January at George St Brisbane. Here’s a summary of the results in every game and how the top matches played out. A complete listing of match results and brackets for each game can be viewed on Smash.gg here.

Results for SFV, MK11, Tekken 7, and Smash U count towards the standings for the BAM Path To EVO series for that game, which can be viewed here.

Street Fighter V

  1. Willing Foe
  2. Antaresxv
  3. Happy

Marco “Antaresxv” Encina wasn’t been able to make a lot of ranbats over the back half of 2019 – but whenever he does show up he shows he hasn’t lost his edge. He was able to start the year off right with a strong second place here, although he couldn’t get past Wade “WillingFoe” Ballantyne who finished on top, undefeated.

Tekken 7

  1. GCT|Harlem
  2. tk|jaBBu
  3. Rest

One player who couldn’t maintain the rage after a break was Chang Seop “Rest” Park. Despite winning the last two ranbats he attended, as well as an online event in the interim, this month he had to settle for third. “GCT|Harlem” celebrated the new tag and new year with a strong win, although Gabe “tk|jaBBu” Najarro did manage a reset in Grand Finals.

DragonBall FighterZ

  1. KHFC|SerFab
  3. Negima

Smash Bros. Melee

  1. smopup
  2. Auro
  3. Brad

Congratulations to smopup on not only making it back-to-back ranbat wins, but also snatching Sam “Auro” White’s spot as the top-ranked QLD player by ELO!

Smash Bros. Ultimate

  1. Shadrew
  2. QLD|Ari
  3. DFS

Andrew “Shadrew” Isokangas also made it two ranbat wins in a row, as well as three of the last four. DFS ran back an earlier loss against Chris “QLD|Shitashi” Goold to achieve his best ever result in a tournament of this size!

Ultimate Doubles

  1. QLD|Shitashi / QLD|Ari
  2. Shadrew / Negima
  3. Iroh / DFS

DFS also made it onto the podium for the doubles event with the aid of Iroh. Meanwhile, the ultra-consistent Ariel “QLD|Ari” Hemat-Siraky took the top spot which he’d been denied in the singles event.

Ultra Street Fighter IV

  1. b2w|ShroomyD
  2. SLD|Xiah
  3. elguso

Since the QLD ranbats started their USFIV revival back in October, Samuel “b2w|ShroomyD” Irwin-Hogarth has climbed from third, to second, and now finally to first. Can he hold onto the top spot next month and make 2020 his year?

Fantasy Strike

  1. KaiDASH
  2. $$|BattleDolphin
  3. Negima

KaiDASH was the final repeat champion helping to bridge the 2019 and 2020 ranbat records. He has looked absolutely dominant in Fantasy Strike, improving over last month’s win by going undefeated this time around. Special props to Negima, who made top 3 in FS, Ultimate Doubles and DBFZ this month – three completely different styles of fighter.

Congratulations to all of our top-placed competitors from January! You can find details of future ranbat events on the CouchWarriors Facebook page.