Appearing again for the 5th year in a row, CouchWarriors will be bringing your favourite fighting games tournaments to both days of Oz Comic-Con 2019.
Taking over Oz Comic-Con’s “Gaming Zone” for another year, we will be running tournaments for community favourite games such as Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Street Fighter V, DOA6 and Tekken 7 as well as casual set ups, learn to play sessions and more.
As usual, our convention tournaments are a more casual environment that the usual CouchWarriors events, so if you or someone you know wants to get into the tournament scene or try out a new game there is no better time to give it a shot!!!
For more information about CouchWarriors at OCC2019, as well as the rest of what OCC2019 has to offer, please check out the schedule Here
This year’s BAM11 is bigger than ever and there is even more to do!
If you only enter the event with a Spectator pass! It’s only $20 for the whole weekend available online or at the door. While only those with a Competitor Passes can play in our hosted tournaments and casual areas, we still have you covered for the full three days.
?? – See our incredible tournaments first hand as our competitors go head to head in the pools and on the stage.
CouchWarriors is excited to announce that the official BAM11 Afterparty will again be held at the General Assembly at South Wharf!
A gorgeous and large bar/restaurant with outdoor and indoor spaces located right next to MCEC. The afterparty will start on May 19 at 7 PM so you can walk out of MCEC immediately after BAM11 finals day ends and straight into the after party venue! We will have drinks till late together with multiple setups there for runbacks and team matches. Relax over dinner and discuss your BAM weekend, play ping pong, and enjoy good company and drinks by the Melbourne city skyline.
The BAM11 Indiecade is back for it’s second year in a row! Come check out some of these indie titles and chat to the developers first hand about your experience!
Featuring their game “22 Racing Series”, GOATi entertainment joins us for BAM11. Described as “Wipeout, meets Gran Turismo, meets Starcraft, meets Monopoly” 22 Racing Series is a high speed physics based strategy racer like you’ve never played before! Come by their booth throughout the weekend to give them game a shot and be greeted by certainly the most unique racer you will play this year.
Creating music for several fantastic games such as Orwell, This is the Police and most recently Wargroove, Boss Battle Records is coming games in hand to BAM11 for a fantastic weekend of tunes and games. Showcasing one the latest games from developer Chucklefish (makers of fantastic indies such as Stardew Valley, Starbound and Timespinners) Wargroove promises tactical co-op battles for up to 4 players, robust customisation tools, and of course, top tier music. Make sure to take a breather from your intense tournament matches and come check out Boss Battle Records’ booth at BAM11.
Battle Arena Melbourne 11 is fast approaching for it’s eleventh year in a row and we are excited to announce this years guests attending our artist alley!
Jeffery “CHAMBA” Cruz is a renowned artist known for his work at UDON’s Street Fighter Comic series. Always a friend to the community (even doing some offical work for BAM in previous years, including the fantastic shirts for BAM9 in 2017) Chamba is back again for another year to sell and show off his fantastic, unique and stylish fighting game inspired art that is sure to bring a lot of personal flare to any player who wants to show off their FGC passion. theCHAMBA.com
Danyon Street is a full time Freelance artist that has worked for a number of small film companies,game development groups, self published authors and startups.
Danyon also travels the country selling his art as printed posters that range from fan art to personal work. During conventions he also takes traditional ink commissions in addition to bookings for future work, from fan art pieces to a client’s personal visions. www.artstation.com/baronomega
Shenae and Mel Guzzardi, identical twins from Melbourne, Australia. They will be selling prints of their artwork based on video games, anime, film and pop culture, as well as offering commissions for custom art pieces. guzzardiart.weebly.com
Spin is an avid Nintendo fan, so the staple franchises you can expect to see at his table include such great Nintendo staples as Splatoon, Smash Bros. and Pokemon. Spin will be selling A4 and A5 prints, badges and stickers! As a personal message Spin says “I’m excited to meet you all – it’s going to be a fantastic weekend. See you there!” spintintin.artstation.com/
Featuring charms and badges of fan favorites, curated by the local Fighting Game Community. Commissions also available on-site. irenescu.wixsite.com/home
Edyucation creates art that blends character illustration and graphic design together into unique art pieces. As a novice Smash Bros. player for 5 years Ed is ready to give back to the community by sharing and selling their art at BAM11.
Edyucation will be featuring Smash Bros. related art as well as some additional game fanart at this year’s BAM so come take a look and add some great art to your personal collection.
Baxter at BAM, the first ANZ Champion in Dragon Ball FighterZ
The biggest fighting game release this year has been Dragon Ball FighterZ! Taking the community by storm, DBFZ has been an immediate hit as a tournament title. The debut major for DBFZ in Australia, BAM10, saw 122 entrants, as VSDS Baxter took home the first championship in a thrilling final.
Now, CouchWarriors is excited to announce we will be hosting a Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Saga Event – one of only seven in the world. Find out more about Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour here https://dbfzworldtour.com/
This major global fighting game event will take place at our Ranking Battle Season finals, and because it’s a special occasion, we are creating a new event. CouchWarriors Crossup.
CouchWarriors Crossup will take place over two days, December 15-16, 2018. We will have more announcements around this new major event in the fighting game and esports calendar in the weeks to come.
This event is sure to attract the greatest players from around the world – expect to see top players from across Japan and South East Asia and perhaps even further afield, to battle against our local champions to claim the seventh Dragon Ball and a direct qualification into the World Finals in January.
That’s right, the winner of the event gets a free trip to the DBFZWT Finals! Alongside the incredible opportunity to go to World Finals, there is a $5,000 Prize Pool for Dragon Ball FighterZ
This will be the first tournament for the major Switch title – Claim the title of inaugural champion! Stay tuned for more announcements.
More Tournaments – Fighting game tournaments and casuals.
Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a fighters festival! As the CouchWarriors 2018 Ranking Battle Finals, CouchWarriors Crossup will also feature all of the games played in tournaments over the year. More announcements on special events across the event for a range of fighting games to come
BAM Path To Evo Event: Tekken 7, Street Fighter V and Smash Ultimate players earn points on the path to BAM and EVO in 2019!
Hello Warriors, due to scheduling issues and certain key people within the committee unable to make this Sunday’s date, we are moving the date of the AGM to the 14th of October. The venue and the time will remain the same and the post has been updated accordingly.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused for you, this will be the final set day and we hope to see you there.
UPDATE: The venue has since been changed to reflect the new venue. The new location for the meeting will be held in Activity Room 1 at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.
Please refer to the AGM update posted listed here.
It’s time for the CouchWarriors Annual General Meeting!
Another successful year behind us, we have a lot to talk about and a lot to be excited for.
CouchWarriors Mission Statement:
CouchWarriors is a non-for-profit association that was created in 2006 to help grow the Melbourne Fighting Game Community. We aim to do this by providing services and events for the community such as: creating welcoming spaces for new and veteran players to learn and play, running monthly ranking tournaments, hosting our national-level tournament Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), and providing support and resources for companion events in the community.
Annual General Meeting:
Our AGM is open to the public, if you feel like you would like to be a part of CouchWarriors and to help out with tournaments and building up the fighting game community in Melbourne, please feel free to come along. Our scene is built on the passion and dedication of volunteers and organisers.
2018 Officer roles and positions of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be determined at this event via the nominations of the CouchWarriors Committee. The first rould will be recieved via nomination will be sent out within the next two weeks before the event, Nominees can make themselves known by emailing us at [email protected]
Only CouchWarriors Committee Members can cast votes, be nominated and elected.
A nomination form will be posted leading up to the event, cutoff September 21st.
At the AGM we will discuss an agenda of the following:
– Review of BAM10, Ranking Battles and Conventions,
– Financial review,
– Review & clarification of our mission statement.
– Our direction and strategy moving forward,
– Review of event and management structure,
– Define, nominate and elect secondary officer roles,
– Election of board members,
The secretary will add a detailed agenda based on last year’s AGM agenda soon.
Our current secretary Dean Eddy will be posting a detailed Agenda within the next two weeks leading up to the event, you can find the venue at 6-8 Davies St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia within the Masonic hall in their meeting room.