Australian esports fans will be spoiled by the presence of three of the greatest of all time players when BAM, our biggest fighting game event returns May 18-20.
Remember to Register early for BAM10! Platinum level tournaments rego will cut off strictly on May 13. The clock is ticking and you don’t want to miss what’s in store.
This includes SFV, Tekken, DBFZ and ALL Smash tournaments. This allows us to provide a better tournament experience, particularly as these games all start Saturday morning. Make sure you have your registration in and don’t let your friends let it slide!
Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, the first major Dragon Ball FighterZ event in Australia, plus Armada for Melee and the biggest Smash4 event yet, it’s all on the line.
Venue registration is still only $50 but goes up to $60 on May 6, and $70 on May 18 (day of BAM10). However, you will NOT be able to register for the above games. All other games (Gold and Silver) will allow registration up to an hour before.
Full event info https://www.couchwarriors.org/bam10/
Two mighty World Champions of Street Fighter have been confirmed. Both Daigo and Infiltration will be at #BAM9!
Will you be there?
Lee Seon-woo aka Infiltration burst on to the scene during Street Fighter IV and his powerful, methodical play and ability to “download” an opponent’s playstyle and overcome them has led him to dominance and is the first Street Fighter V EVO World Champion. [Video]
More international player reveals to come!
Capcom has revealed details about the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour structure, confirming Battle Arena Melbourne 9 as a Global Premier Event!
UPDATE: The international champions are coming! Already confirmed are Daigo, Inflitration and Xian.
Unlike last year, winners of Premier events are not guaranteed entry into the year-ending Capcom Cup, but are awarded a large amount of points towards their place on the CPT Global Leaderboards – 400 points, in fact: as many as getting to the Top 4 at Evolution!
BAM is the one of the largest annual fighting game tournaments in the southern hemisphere, and BAM9 will be our biggest year yet. Be sure to book your ticket now!
More information about #CPT2017:
Battle Arena Melbourne 8 stomps into the history books as the biggest fighting game event ever in Australia, breaking the record set last year with 815 attendees and hitting a peak of 14,000 concurrent viewers during the Street Fighter V finals, this was the most viewed livestream Aus FGC event ever.
Thanks to all the CouchWarriors staff, event partners, and especially players from across multiple fighting game communities that once again made this a special event.
- For a recap on the many features of the weekend, view BAM8 FEATURE ROUNDUP
- View the BAM8 Photo Gallery
- Video Replays: FGC Finals / Smash 4 / Melee / DOA Pools 1&2, DOA Pools 3&4 / MKXL Pools 1&2, MKXL Pools 3&4 / Tekken 7 Pools
- For the full event listings match by match with all attendees, view the BAM8 event page on Smash.gg
MATCH RESULTS: We’re excited to share the results from each game below
AUSTRALIAN EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR CAPCOM PRO TOUR: COUCHWARRIORS’ BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 AND OZHADOU NATIONALS 14
FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – Today Capcom, ahead of launching Street Fighter V, announced its Capcom Pro Tour event circuit. CouchWarriors’ eighth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, Australia’s largest competitive fighting game event, and the fourteenth OzHadou Nationals (Sydney), Australia’s longest running competitive fighting game event, will both be Ranking Events on the international esports series, the Capcom Pro Tour, putting Australia’s best fighting game players in the global spotlight.
By earning Ranking Points at BAM8, OHN14 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Events, competitors can qualify for a place in the prestigious Capcom Cup Finals at the end of the year. In addition, winners of Street Fighter V at each event will be sent to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals in South Korea; the winner of this CPT Premier event will earn a direct qualification to the Capcom Cup Finals.
The Capcom Cup, in its fourth year, has showcased the best of the best in Street Fighter, with past champions including renowned players Naoto Sako, Yusuke Momochi and “Kazunoko” Ryota Inoue. All three have made appearances in Australia before, so only time will tell what sort of international talent the promise of CPT ranking points might bring to Melbourne and Sydney this year, and which local champions will rise up to challenge the best in the world.
If you’re looking for your own piece of the action, you can register for Battle Arena Melbourne 8, to be held at CQ Functions in Melbourne on May 13-15, and look forward to news regarding OzHadou Nationals 14 in Sydney, closer to its date of August 26-28.
As part of the wider Australian fighting game community, both CouchWarriors and OzHadou strive to make new players welcome, and host a range of events for players to enjoy and level up their game.
About CouchWarriors: CouchWarriors Inc. is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community. Starting in 2006 as an informal community group, it created an event series for social play and ranking battles which serves as the heart of the Melbourne scene. The project has blossomed into large events like the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), providing tournament services, support and resources for industry including major events such as PAX Australia, and ongoing support to community companion events.
About OzHadou: OzHadou is a group passionate about bringing together fighting gamers throughout Australia. Since its founding in 2001, OzHadou has been establishing connections between fighting gamers nationwide. As the chief fighting game body in Sydney, the OzHadou team has developed extensive tournament experience which culminates annually in the OzHadou Nationals (OHN), Australia’s first and longest running fighting game major, where the nation’s best gather to compete for the coveted title of “OHN champion”.
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The CouchWarriors team is proud to announce that BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 6 has officially been added as a Ranking Event on the CAPCOM PRO TOUR.
Participants in our Super Street Fighter 4 AE tournament will accrue ranking points that will lead to Capcom Cup at the end of the year. BAM6 is also an Official Qualifier for the Capcom Pro Tour Premier Tournament, South East Asia Majors, and we will be flying the SF4 winner direct to Singapore. If you want to join the action at BAM6, Register here!
Seeding Points for 5 games, One winner to receive flights and accom to compete in Singapore!
SEAM is the biggest event in the region, attracting top level international players from around the world, and will be a Capcom Pro Tour Premier Tournament.
GRAND PRIZE: The winner of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition at BAM6 will receive flights to Singapore thanks to BAM, and accommodation in Singapore thanks to SEAM.
Seeding points: The above grand prize winner will also receive seeding points into the SEAM tournament brackets. In addition, while not receiving flights or accommodation, seeding points will be awarded to additional games played at BAM.
The TOP 2 of the following games will also receive Seeding points for SEAM:
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasm
So players, practice hard for Battle Arena Melbourne, because your next stop will be Singapore for SEAM!