In the coming months we want to shine a spotlight on some of the hard-working, stylish and upcoming players making their name in CouchWarriors League.
This time, we spoke to SFV competitor Jason “2fast2fed” Barrett, who just broke through with his first CWL Online top 4 this month in a head-turning performance:
In addition to our regular slate of ranking CouchWarriors League tournaments, September featured some of our biggest annual events all packed into one month. But the most intense experience was to be on the floor at the inaugural Dreamhack Melbourne, where 189 CWL competitors did battle in the middle of Rod Laver Arena!
Amid the thunderous noise from a gamut of different esports tournaments, we crowned Dreamhack champions for Street Fighter V, DNF Duel, Smash Ultimate and Guilty Gear: Strive. The weekend was capped off with a Tekken World Tour Prime Dojo tournament, which also doubled as a CWL ranking event in its own right. Stakes were high, with a $1000 prize pool on offer for each game, and the arena atmosphere made for a truly unique tournament.
CouchWarriors League is starting off September with a bang, thanks to DreamHack Melbourne and its raft of CWL-ranking $1000 tournaments. The injection of some bonus leaderboard points into the system should keep things exciting as our top players race towards CouchWarriors CrossUp and the winter season finale.
For those who aren’t able to make it to Melbourne this weekend, never fear; there’s still all our regular ranbats and CWL Online events to shoot for! Here are the dates and sign-up links for all August’s CouchWarriors League events – both online and offline.
Traditionally a time of renewed energy in the season as players return from post-BAM hiatus, August’s CouchWarriors League events did not disappoint.
Exciting fresh names were spotted across the various Top 8’s, while the best of the best got a leg up on their rivals by scoring points both online and offline. Three of four leaderboard races were close enough to be swayed by a single big result, leading to a high-stakes month of competition…
From one major to another, and still going strong! It’s been an incredible couple of months for our community, with both BAM and Phantom putting on hugely successful and exciting tournaments.
But there’s still plenty on the schedule for 2022! Here are the dates and sign-up links for all August’s CouchWarriors League events – both online and offline. And don’t forget, Dreamhack Melbourne is coming up in just a few weeks – CouchWarriors will be running the fighting games section between September 2nd-4th!
It’s now been just over a week since Phantom 2022 rocked Sydney – hopefully long enough for all attendees and competitors to have fully recovered!
Phantom was a truly massive weekend for our elite Smash players and for the whole community, with 575 entrants across Melee, Ultimate, P+ and Rivals of Aether. They traveled from the outer suburbs, from regional NSW, from interstate – and from overseas. Thanks to the diplomatic efforts of players like MF|Joshman and recognition as a Platinum event from the Smash World Tour, this Phantom boasted many of the most respected names in Smash, and was streamed live by VGBootCamp, Mang0 and Ludwig Ahgren to thousands all over the world.
Thanks to all who attended and competed this weekend as part of the twelfth Battle Arena Melbourne!! After a two year wait, the fighting game community returned to Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre to reunite old friends and reignite old rivalries in the heat of offline competition!
We all compete for different reasons, for fun, for improvement, and to enjoy the challenge of facing our friends and rivals – for the glory!
Trophies and Medals apply down the game list, and we also love to recognise players achievements with Prizes. Thanks to our amazing partners ASTRO and MWAVE we have something across all tournaments
Plus all games have a split of the entry cash pool, and a cash pot bonus for the four feature CouchWarriors League titles!
Major Titles Prizes:
Street Fighter V, Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, Smash Bros Melee, Dragon Ball FighterZ all receive prizes 1st through 3rd as below.
- Top 3 each receive a top notch ASTRO headset:
- A40TR+Mixamp for 1st
- A20 for 2nd
- A10 for 3rd.
- Mwave voucher for Top 3:
- 1st $150
- 2nd $100
- 3rd $50
- We also have $50 from MWAVE for every 1st place singles Medal tournament!
TROPHIES AND MEDALS:
Each of the Trophy titles at BAM will have the famous boxing glove trophy, plus recognition for 2nd place with a Silver medal and 3rd with Bronze.
Each other title will receive a Gold medal for its 1st place Winner!
As Part of CouchWarriors League, our ongoing feature titles have a $500 Pot Bonus. These have a monthly online tournament – making for a weekly CWLeague event – on top of the monthly Ranbat Locals in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Can you topple the best? If you can, an ASTRO A10 Gen 2 and $50 from Mwave can be yours! You must defeat the BAM Bounty in the game they placed top of ladder in. Good luck!
View the BAM 2022 Schedule below. Click for larger versions.
More info on BAM: www.battlearenamelbourne.com.au
Battle Arena Melbourne stands out on the FGC calendar not only because it’s Australia’s largest fighting game tournament, but because it is more than “just a tournament”.
BAM lives up to its status as a Major by bringing together the widest possible audience for fighting games – whether they be competitors, casual players, or simply fans of these games and their iconic characters.
This year’s Alley will feature both returning artists and exciting new residents!
The BAM Artist Alley is always a major draw for attendees as they pass through between main stage matches or en route to their setups. This year we will again be hosting a group of talented and passionate local artists whose work features fighting games and other pop culture themes.
So take a look through these introductions and remember to check out their booths while you’re enjoying BAM2022!