[Melb] CouchWarriors December Ranbat- FINAL 2015 with all games at CQ!

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CouchWarriors is bringing home 2015 with a huge final event at the CQ hotel in the Melbourne CBD running all games on the same day!

There will be prizes for every game, and we will award our ranking battle winners for 2015!

Dates: Saturday, December 12
Time: 10am-10pm
Location: Event Room #2: CQ Functions, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
Entry Fee: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

For the full details, check out the Facebook event page. Read more

Stuff Yo’ Couch! Episode 1- August Ranbat

 

Hi guys, This is Muttons here. Welcome to the first episode of Stuff Yo’ Couch!

I originally envisioned this show to be a Couchwarriors ranbat recap, in the vein of the old X report (shoutouts to Ali and the Abdos) Where we could go over all things CouchWarriors; go over results, give you guys a peek into the action and sights to be seen at the ranbat, and maybe get a few interviews with important faces and figures in the Melbourne community.

I’m still ironing out what I want to do with the show, so I apologise for any roughness or inconsistencies – please let me know what you guys think or what to see in the future and I’ll be happy to use your feedback to smack the show more into shape.

In this episode we interview Philip John Pretty aka Redact, who’s recently joined team Exile5 in light of his stellar work at BAM7 which turned out to be massive with 500 plus registrants- huge kudos to the Smash community for really blowing up the event with their international guests and hype. And we also have Darren Taing aka Dreadtech- the hardest worker in the Smash community right now, and a deserved winner of the Community Award at BAM7. The August Couchwarriors ranbat had a welcome guest in the form of an SFV preview build courtesy of Capcom Australia, so thanks very much to them- so we have a brief section of some quick opinions from the players. I had a pretty good section of Somniac breaking the game down from a technical perspective- but the audio was lost. Go me.

Other things to mention:
We have the CouchWarriors AGM on November 21st at CCH, so if you guys are interested in helping out with CouchWarriors and building up the Melbourne fighting game community, come down – everyone is welcome to come. https://www.facebook.com/events/1482381598738088/

Also we have the Adelaide major on November 28-29: SXC2015 (Southern Cross Championship) run by Mooseking and the SA crew. I always have a blast at SXC, the first year I went they hired the entire floor of a Thai restaurant and everybody went after the tournament and ate together and told stories, which was awesome. We tried to blatantly rip it off at BAM this year but with mixed success 😛 we’ll see how we go next year. https://www.facebook.com/events/922092641163432/

Hope you guys enjoy the episode!

 

Street Fighter V at CouchWarriors Coverage

With our first chance to play SFV at CouchWarriors Ranbat for August last weekend, many in the community had their first hands on with the game.  Here are a couple of the photos from our Facebook page on the day.  Read on for impressions and video!

Getting the chance to play on on one with live opponents in the gamescom build of the game was a great chance for community to get a feel for the upcoming game.  The reactions have been generally very positive, and players are looking forward to the game.

CouchWarriors member and avid youtuber, Kevin “Burnout” Kim did a great job at pulling together some analysis of changes between the online beta version, which received coverage on Shoryuken.com

Check out the videos below and look for more community impressions and video from the event soon!

COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE – AUGUST 17TH

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Join us in the Mason’s hall for some honorable combat the knights templar will be proud of and grab some tasty Sydney Rd pizza while you’re at it.  

That’s alongside tournaments for a range of other games. All rankings and results will be tallied at the end of the year. Come play or BYO your setup. Read more

COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE EVENT: July 13th EVO Weekend!

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival!  It will be EVO Sunday and the stream will be on projector at the event. Plus, it’s practice time for the Smash players heading to Sydney’s ACL Pro event the following week.

That’s alongside tournaments for a range of other games. Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice for the next major, Shadowloo Showdown.

When: Sunday, July 13th – 12pm-10pm

Where: Brunswick Masonic Hall 6 Davies St, Brunswick North

Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/872526916108268/

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Schedule

12pm – Doors, Casual play
1pm – Late – Super Smash Bros Brawl, Melee and Project M
1pm – 5pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – King of Fighters XIIII
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:
Killer Instinct
SkullGirls
Injustice
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE

The venue is a short walk from Moreland Train Station, Sydney Road Tram, and there is ample parking at the venue . It’s just off Sydney Rd, before Moreland Rd.
 

COUCHWARRIORS RANKING BATTLE EVENT: JUNE 8th. ULTRA SF4!

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival!  We’re celebrating the launch of ULTRA STREET FIGHTER 4 alongside tournaments for a range of other games. Come play or BYO your setup.

When: Sunday, June 8th – 12pm-10pm
Where: Abbotsford Masonic Hall
141 Gipps St, Abbotsford, 3067
Cost: $10 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/231937117016701/?ref=22

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Schedule

12pm – Doors, Casual play
1pm – Late – Super Smash Bros Brawl, Melee and Project M
1pm – 5pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
2pm – 5pm – Injustice
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – King of Fighters XIIII
6pm – 9pm – Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:
Killer Instinct
SkullGirls
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER
There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your run!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

HOW TO GET THERE
Park or get off at Collingwood Station…

Walk either down the alley, or down the main street

Press Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

Media Release: CouchWarriors and New Game Plus TV announce media and event production partnership

 Two respected gaming communities working together

 Melbourne, 18th March 2014 – CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are pleased to announce the two long standing community organisations have entered into a media and events partnership. The groups will be working together more closely on upcoming gaming events, including the sixth annual Battle Arena Melbourne, a national major fighting game tournament on May 10-11

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New Game Plus will be producing the live video stream for BAM, creating video previews, interviews, player profiles and coverage of the event. View the NG+ post-event trailer for BAM5 here:

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Community: The Australian FGC E02 Dan “DisasterFX” Richards

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Hi guys, the second episode is up featuring Dan “DisasterFX” Richards. Formerly a Smash player, he’s become a champion of the lesser popular games in the scene such as Injustice and SFxTekken. He’s become a great guy to have on the CouchWarriors board, and proof that everyone can become a great and invaluable contributor to your local community if you step up to the challenge.

Hope you guys like this episode!

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