Hyper Magazine, the longest running independent gaming magazine in Australia, has released its quarterly special, with the theme of esports.
The issue features a six page special feature on the Australian fighting game scene by CouchWarriors own Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk and members of the FGC!
In print at newsagents everywhere now.
The piece features interviews with top players and organisers:
Xavier “Somniac” Nardella (SFV),
Sam “SD” Darroch (Melee),
Adric “Falco” Middleton (SFV),
Jacob “Cabjoy” Bynes (MKX),
Kevin “Burnout” Kim (SFV),
Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul,
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan (CouchWarriors),
Henry “Genxa” Sham (OzHadou)
Plus standalone interviews with Somniac, SD, Berzerk and more.
Carnage (Hakan Dorter) recently ran a farewell SFIV tournament at the CCH venue in Melbourne, and it was a successfull round robin style 32-man tournament with many old faces and hidden dragons returning, such as Jeff “Renzuo” Budiman, Sol, Penh, Rayray, Exis, Bosslogic, Geese, Andy, MiceElf and even Robsux from Sydney came down! It was streamed by Burnout at http://www.twitch.tv/burnoutfighter
And you can check out a YouTube playlist here:
Hi guys, my name is Muttons and I help run CCH, a Melbourne institution since 2010. CCH is a community event run by the community for the community, it’s a local meetup where we gather with our sticks and setups and play casuals all day and hang out with each other.
When: Saturday 5:00 pm start till late.
January 4// January 18// February 1// February 15!// March 1!// March 15*// March 29~// April 12*// April 26 @4PM // May 24 @1PM// June 7 @5PM // June 21 @5PM // // July 5 @5PM // July 19 @4PM// Aug 02 @5PM // Aug 16 @1PM // Aug 30 @4PM // Sept 13 @6PM // Sept 27 @5PM // Oct 11 @4PM // Oct 25 @4PM // Nov 08 @1PM // Nov 22 @4PM// Dec 06 @1PM // Dec 20 @1PM
*means CCH will start one hour earlier, at 4PM.
~ starts at 3PM
**starts at 1PM
! Venue is at Richmond library, not Collingwood Library
Fee: $2 venue fee- Anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
BYO: Screens, Xbox’s, PS3s, Sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier. It would be awesome if you guys could leave a comment in this thread if you’re bringing a setup. I will have my setup there from 5pm onwards.
Thanks to CouchWarriors for supporting CCH with funds and equipment
A Brief History of CCH
CCH was originally founded by Collingwood resident and the inventor of the crossup tatsu, Chris Dang, whom I will now respectfully refer to as the Founder. Originally named Collingwood Club House, CCH has been known as Chris’ Club House for years now as a homage to its original founder who saw the need in the community for a console casuals meetup with the divide between Vanilla SFIV console and arcade editions. CCH ran on Fridays from 6PM till late into the wee mornings, and The Founder would always be there with his setups and sticks. Many Melbourne traditions were born from this meetup, such as CPU moneymatches!
Since then CCH has gone from strength to strength, and the relaxed atmosphere of the meetup introduced many new faces to the Melbourne FGC that have since become staunch regulars and top players such as Kevin “Burnout” Kim, Shadowfox and many more. I took over the reins in February 2011 from The Founder (who retired from the FGC in 2011 to be a family man) and together with Ali from Shadowloo, and reliable dudes like Andrew “Vitriol”, Daniel “Spoony” Finegan, Burnout and Peter “Syntax” Evans we ran CCH for a few years before I decided to shut it down in August 2012 with the opening of Shadowlogic over in Footscray.
Now CCH is back in 2014 with the recent shutdown of Shadowlogic for their impending move, and I personally hope we can attract more new players to our scene, level up together and have fun.