Thanks everyone for coming to the February Ranking Battle. It was a great event, we had 307 attendees, and huge tournaments for Smash 4 with 160 attendees and a fantastic first tournament to launch Street Fighter V with 85 attendees. Here are the results
– Fighting game tournaments and casuals – ALL Games!
Special event Ranbat at CQ (BAM VENUE) IN THE MELBOURNE CBD!
Note as a premium event there will be a $15 Entry
Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles (Ranbat) are a day long fighters festival!
At each Ranbat players can earn ranking points from participating in tournaments, with Prizes and Medals earned at the end of the year!
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 own! 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
CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.
Upcoming Event Dates
Regular Ranbats will take place at the regular venue Monthly on the 3rd and 4th SATURDAY of every month.
CouchWarriors is proud to announce Battle Arena Melbourne 7 is an official qualifier for the inaugural MORTAL KOMBAT X™ ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
The Top placing Australian or New Zealand player will receive a flight to Bangkok, Thailand, and Qualify directly into the top 4 of Mortal Kombat Asia Pacific Championships (MKAC), held at South East Asia Majors. The winner of the SEAM event will be flown to Las Vegas to compete in Mortal Kombat X at EVO World Championships.
More details on the Mortal Kombat™ X Asia Pacific Championships, South East Asia Major and Qualifier registration can be found on the official site www.beastapac.com.
Four qualifiers will be held in Singapore, Philippines, Australia and Thailand, to determine the final four Kombatants who will battle it out at South East Asia Major in Bangkok, Thailand, to decide who will be Asia Pacific’s Mortal Kombat™ X Champion for 2015.
Kombatants will stand to win a total of USD 10,000 worth of cash and prizes, including the first prize of a fully paid trip to attend Evolution 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.
More Mortal Kombat X Features and Prizes at BAM7
This prestigious prize is on top of the cash and prizes on offer at BAM7 for Mortal Kombat X. There is a $1,000 pot bonus to add to the cash prize generated by tournament entries, to be shared down the top 8 finishers. MKX product prizes and merchandise including tshirts for MKX entrants from WB Games, all taking place in a themed MORTAL KOMBAT PIT play area.
Play the Two Time World Champion, Perfect Legend, a guest of BAM7
Carl White, aka Perfect Legend, champion Mortal Kombat player who won EVO World Championships in 20011 and 2012 back to back, is appearing at Battle Arena Melbourne 7 to compete, meet Australian players, and challenge all comers. (Note, Perfect Legend is not eligible for the Asia Championships trip but will be participating in the tournament)
This May 22-24, fighting game players around the country will gather for the National Major event, BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 7. Among the epic competitions will be the first large scale tournament for MORTAL KOMBAT X in Australia.
CouchWarriors, in partnership with Warner Bros Games Australia, is proud to announce these special features for MORTAL KOMBAT X
MORTAL KOMBAT PIT
BAM7 will feature a themed tournament play area for the game, the MORTAL KOMBAT PIT. The atmosphere of the Outworld comes to Melbourne, in this R18+ space.
MAJOR PRIZE POOL WITH $1,000 POT BONUS
As the first major competitive event for MORTAL KOMBAT X, WB Games Australia, our Major Sponsor, is providing an amazing prize pool of must-have Mortal Kombat merchandise for participants across the beginner level to top players. To entice the very best players to strive for the top 8, there is a Cash Prize Pool Bonus of $1,000.
This prize pool will be distributed down through the top 8 finishers, on top of product giveaways and the regular cash prizing drawn from entries.
INTERNATIONAL GUEST – TWO TIME WORLD CHAMPION
This is the rare opportunity to play against a world class Mortal Kombat player, two time EVO World Champion, Carl “PERFECT LEGEND” White. Perfect Legend won the Evolution World Championships for Mortal Kombat 9, back to back in 2011 and 2012. You can see our announcement trailer below.
Opportunities for Interview
Media who wish to interview Perfect Legend, please contact us
BAM7 returns on May 22-24, at CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne. Full schedule of events and Event Registration will be open soon.
Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios’ next highly anticipated installment in its legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. Mortal Kombat X is scheduled for release on April15, 2015 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC
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Today we are announcing the first list of confirmed games for BAM7. Battle Arena Melbourne will return on May 22, 23 and 24 at CQ Functions, 123 Queen St Melbourne. This is promising to be the biggest BAM yet, as we are expanding the floorspace to take over the entire venue with all three function room spaces.
We have many huge announcements to make in the weeks to come, so stay tuned. Here’s the initial list. These games are either current with new releases or content, or showing up in regular community play: