RANKING BATTLE 2014 SEASON FINAL! MEDALS AND PRIZES ON OFFER. DEC 14TH

Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a day long fighters festival! Newcomers are welcome as well as tournament veterans.  This is the traditional CouchWarriors event since formation in 2006!

This month we’ve got the first Super Smash Bros WiiU open tournament plus we find out who will finish at the top of the table in all of the ranked fighting games for this year!

Come play or BYO your setup. Enjoy some casuals or get in your tournament practice going with our structured events.

Medals

There will be Ranking Battle Medals for the top of table of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Smash Bros Melee and Smash 4 (3DS and WiiU Rankings combined), See the current Rankings Table

Prizes and Special Game Preview

We have sponsors on board for this finals event with prizes from BENQ AustraliaMadman Entertainment, Five Star Games and Mindscape Games!

BenQ will be providing THREE Gaming Monitors as giveaway prizes, plus we will have BENQ monitors available for the Smash Community to plug their WiiU’s into at the event.

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Madman will be providing TEN copies EACH of BAYONETTA: BLOODY FATE and STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST on DVD and BLU-RAY.

Five Star Games on behalf of SEGA have provided a 360 and PS3 copy each of PERSONA 4 ULTIMAX!

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Special Preview – Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round (PS4) Playable at Ranbat!

That’s right, you’ll be able to play the new version of Dead or Alive 5 on PS4 ahead of its release in 2015!  Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads.  More details in the announcement post.

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Event Info

When: SUNDAY –  December 14th : 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/345571055622876/

Current Schedule

1pm – Smash Melee Singles
2pm – 4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
3pm – Smash WiiU Singles
3pm – 6pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV
4pm – 7pm – SkullGirls
4pm – Smash Project M Singles
5:30pm – 8pm – Smash 3DS (Customs off)/PM Singles*
6pm – 9pm – Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
7pm – Smash WiiU Quads Exhibition

Also available for play if community BYO added setups:

Killer Instinct
BBCP
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Injustice
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIIII
Guilty Gear XRD

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.

 

MINDSCAPE, TEAM NINJA, TECMO KOEI: #BAM6 Sponsors!

We are proud to announce TEAM NINJA, along with Tecmo Koei Europe and Australian Distributor Mindscape, are supporting Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
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Team Ninja are the developer of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE, which will see Australia’s very best fighting it out in the tournament on Saturday 10th.

Local distributor Mindscape Australia have offered a round of Tecmo Koei games and special items, while Team Ninja have supplied the brand new DOA5U character Marie Rose as DLC for event participants and for giveaway to stream viewers!

PRIZES:

x5 of this Pack:

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PLUS extra copies of the Soundtrack for all tournament participants

PLUS x10 Download codes direct from Team Ninja for the new character Marie Rose!

Many thanks to TEAM NINJA, Tecmo Koei and Mindscape for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

To reach the Australian DOA community, visit this thread on FreeStepDodge.com with links to the Player Facebook group.  Practice and you too can look as good as last years winner Tones (with support from Zack and Kasumi!)

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Team Ninja and Dead or Alive on Facebook:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/teamninjastudio

Twitter : https://twitter.com/TeamNINJAStudio

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BANDAI NAMCO: BAM6 Sponsor Details!

Namco-Bandai We are proud to announce BANDAI NAMCO is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
http://www.bandainamcogames.com.au/

Bandai Namco are behind not just the tournament stalward TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, for which players will be deciding the champion on Saturday 10th, but a huge range of awesome games of all genres. We have FIVE packs of great new titles to give away!

PRIZES:

x5 Each for PS3 of:

DARK SOULS II
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL STAR BATTLE
DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF Z
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3
WITCH AND THE HUNDRED NIGHT

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Many thanks to BANDAI NAMCO for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join BANDAI NAMCO GAMES Australia on Facebook 
Follow Bandai Namco AU on Twitter @BandaiNamcoAU

 

WB GAMES AUSTRALIA: BAM6 Sponsor Details!

We are proud to announce that in support of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, the good people at WB GAMES AUSTRALIA are a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!

http://www.warnerbros.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/WBgamesAUS

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Injustice champions from across Australia will converge to decide on who is the best.  The Injustice tournament will take place Saturday 10th.  WB have provided a fantastic prize pack for the tournament and attendees, plus both players and stream spectators will be able to get RED SUN DLC codes for free!

Injustice fans should also remember they can enjoy the game on the go with the iOS version which is receiving a Multiplayer update. Get it from the App Store Here

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PRIZES:

2 x Injustice Limited Edition Collector’s Statues

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x 2 SON OF BATMAN Blu-Ray
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x 20 Xbox 360 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
x 20 PS3 Injustice RED SUN DLC Packs
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Many thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us and WB Games Australia for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 2014!

Join WB Games Australia on Facebook

MADMAN: BAM6 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 6!
http://www.madman.com.au/

Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, manga, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games and the Cosplay Competition.

PRIZES:

MEGA MAN (TV) COMPLETE COLLECTION
LEGEND OF ZELDA (MANGA) BOX SET
POKEMON ADVENTURES RED & BLUE BOX SET (VOL 1-7) (MANGA)
POKEMON ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE BOX SET (VOL 1-8) (MANGA)
POKEMON ADVENTURES (MANGA) VOL. 01
STREET FIGHTER II THE MOVIE (UNCUT)
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN MOVIE 4: THE LOST TOWER
ONE PIECE MOVIE: STRONG WORLD
FAIRY TAIL THE MOVIE: PHOENIX PRIESTESS
ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED SEASON ONE COLLECTION
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA COLLECTION ONE
DRAGON BALL Z SEASON 1 (BLU-RAY)
DRAGON BALL Z KAI LIMITED COMPLETE COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)
DRAGON BALL FULL COLOUR (MANGA) VOL. 01

PLUS Madman web store gift vouchers for the Cosplay Winners, tournaments and stream

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Many thanks to MADMAN for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join MADMAN on Facebook – Join the Madman Cosplay Page
Follow Madman on Twitter @animemadman

 

Battle Arena Melbourne 2014 Cosplay Competition

CouchWarriors and New Game Plus are happy to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, thanks to Madman Entertainment, Plantronics Gaming, CouchWarriors and New Game Plus.

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HOW TO ENTER

Simply come along to Battle Arena Melbourne on the Sunday 11th of May! The cosplay parade will begin at 2:30pm, which will be streamed live to thousands of viewers around the world. Your costume will be judged by a panel of cosplay judges with many years of experience between them, and the winner will be announced then and there!

Prizes will be awarded to First Place, Runner Up and Audience Favourite.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand. There are bathrooms at the venue that can be used as change rooms.

RULES OF ENTRY

  1. Must be a character from a fighting game. This includes games not played at Battle Arena Melbourne.
  2. Can be a hand-made, assembled or bought costume. As long as you rock it!
  3. No real weapons, please. Only wooden or plastic weapons allowed.

MINDSCAPE: BAM5 Sponsor Prize Details!

We are proud to announce MINDSCAPE is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!
http://www.mindscape.com.au/

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Mindscape are the distributor in Australia for both KONAMI and TECMO KOEI.  We have amazing giveaways from each. The fantastic team at Mindscape are continuing to throw strong support behind Dead or Alive 5 in the tournament scene. Expect to see them popping up at conventions and events around the country.

As a special bonus we are pleased to announce every DOA5 entrant will receive an Angel and Devil DLC code to download the latest DOA5 Costume pack, free!

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PRIZES:

2 x Dead Or Alive 5 COLLECTORS EDITION dead-or-alive-5-collectors-edition-final

4 x Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
(All are even split on Xbox & PS3)

 

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Many thanks to MINDSCAPE for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!

Join the MINDSCAPE Facebook
Follow the MINDSCAPE Twitter @MINDSCAPEau

For info on the community and playing Dead or Alive 5, visit FreeStepDodge.com

AVERMEDIA: BAM5 Sponsor Prize Details!

We are proud to announce AVERMEDIA is a Major Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!
http://www.avermedia.com/

Avermedia are one of the global leaders in multimedia, internet TV and consumer electronics, specialising in digital video.

PRIZES:

LIVE GAMER PORTABLE

One lucky winner will walk away with an Avermedia Live Gamer Portable ahead of its release.  This is a pocket size USB capture box that can capture full HD, designed specifically for gamers.

You can capture gameplay without the need for a PC – portable streaming and recording.

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GAME CAPTURE HD

Three of the desktop capture device will also be given away. Record from all of your gaming devices in real time.

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Many thanks to AVERMEDIA for their support of Battle Arena Melbourne 5!

Join Avermedia GamerZone on Facebook
Follow Avermedia GamerZone on Twitter

Plantronics GAMECOM: BAM5 Major Sponsor Prize Details!

We are proud to announce GAMECOM is a Major Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 5, and our exclusive Headset sponsor.  BAM5 also uses Gamecom headset for player comfort on its tournament pool setups.
http://www.gamecom.com.au/

Gamecom is the gamer specific headset brand from industry leading communications manufacturer, Plantronics. Specialists in gaming audio, Gamecom also strongly support the competitive arena in Australia through events and their own esports squad, Team Gamecom.

PRIZES:

$500 CASH BONUS TO TOURNAMENT PRIZE POT!

$100 extra to each of: Super Street Fighter 4 AE, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown and Injustice: Gods Among Us

x9 GAMECOM X95

An amazing high end, wireless headset for the Xbox 360, with separate voice and audio controls, this is the highly sought after prize that both tournament winners and lucky BAM5 attendees will have a chance at winning.

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Many thanks to GAMECOM for their support of competitive gaming and their ongoing support of Battle Arena Melbourne!

Join GAMECOM on Facebook
Follow GAMECOM on Twitter @GAMECOMau

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