Community: The Australian FGC is a series of player profiles from our local scene. In each episode we ask our guest who they are, where they come from, what/who they play, and what is it about fighting games and the FGC that keeps them around.
This episode features Anthony “A1Major” Majarian, a prominent KOF player from South Australia. He tells us about his history in the SA arcade scene, the rise of the modern SA console tournament scene, what he loves about arcades, life+fighting game philosophy and why he keeps coming back to Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM).
This episode comes out just in time for BAM7 and was actually filmed last year at BAM6. This episode offers a no-holds barred glimpse into the raucous fun that goes on at BAM, and all the colourful characters and hype moments that happen. So if you want more fighting game action be sure to check BAM7 out in the Melbourne CBD, May 22-24!
CouchWarriors is pleased to announce the first of a new series of events: BARFIGHTS!
We are teaming up with Paloma Bar for viewing parties and special exhibition events. This first event will be a viewing party to watch the stream of the South East Asia Majors in Singapore. Come down to enjoy the event with the community over some drinks.
Lets cheer on the Australian players heading to the event including the #BAM6 official envoy, Toxy!
WHERE: Paloma Bar, 480 Collins St, Melbourne (Underneath Oaks Hotel)
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)
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)
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!
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!
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!
x5 of this Pack:
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!)
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!
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
Many thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us and WB Games Australia for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 2014!
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.
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.