CouchWarriors Stream Team

Raising more voices in the Aus FGC on #BAMPathToEVO

As part of BAM Path To EVO, CouchWarriors streams hit the Twitch front page for tournaments. Now, we’re broadening the content on our partnered channels with regular shows during the week from personalities in the scene.

Each week, hang out with players and learn more about weekly practice, strategy, tournament analysis or just chill and play some games.

You’ll be able to catch players on a weekly rotating schedule on a dedicated night for each BAMPathToEVO game. Street Fighter Sundays, Tekken Tuesdays, Smash Ultimate Nightly.

Over the month, there will be an online tournament one week, and a guest host streamer each other week. Just follow and subscribe to CouchWarriors and CouchWarriorsSmash, and check out the streamers own channels too. Plus we have a Team Page to watch.

Here is the starting lineup!

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BAM Path To EVO: How to Qualify for finals

BAM Path to EVO confirms finals format will bring four top players from around ANZ to BAM11. The ultimate winner goes on to EVO World Championships.

Today, we’re announcing the finals format for the live streamed esports circuit, BAM Path To EVO, and how players can represent their region in a fight to become the best in Australia and New Zealand. Competitors in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate can journey from local heroes to recognition at BAM as the best player in ANZ. Then, each champion will represent the ANZ region at EVO, the world’s biggest fighting game tournament.Click through for full size

 

Earning points at each event in BAM Path To EVO will count towards gaining top spot in each region by end of April. We’ll be bring players across the fighting game community together, from Victoria, NSW, Queensland, and New Zealand.

Just join the events and you’ll be ranked. VIC and QLD events are run by CouchWarriors, NSW events will be run by Ozhadou and NZ by Standing Fierce.

Bonus online tournaments also add to your points.

Each region’s #1 seed will receive flights and an invitation to play off at BAM11, on May 17-19, 2019, at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

 

Points are tallied on the shared leaderboard at www.BAMPathToEVO.com

 

At BAM11, there will be a Qualifying bracket to seed the four regions and a fifth player from a Last Chance Online Qualifier. These 5 will play for position on BAM Friday. Then, the top 3 seeds from this qualifier will go into a 4 player Championship bracket on BAM Sunday. Retaining the prestige of a top placing in the main BAM tournament itself, the highest ranked player from the BAM11 tournament will take top seed, completing the Championship bracket. This special finals will play out to find the best player in ANZ.

 

That player will once again travel to Las Vegas, USA, to participate in the EVO World Championships!

Register for BAM11

Let’s break down how it works. Here’s the infographic, followed by further detail in text below. (Click for larger version)

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CouchWarriors June 2018 Ranking Battle Results

CouchWarriors returned for more RanBat action in June, with players coming back refreshed after last months huge turnout at BAM10. Now halfway through the year, it’s time to look at the current points for each of our games.

View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC + Melee here and Smash4 + ROA here.

See below for the current year rankings to date.  Read on after the break for this month’s winners.
 

SF5 Points Tekken7 Points DOA5LR Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 28 Chand NY 40 Berserk 32 Ashzu 42
Rupps 24 Lee Min Ho 24 AlexMD 32 Javi 34
syo 22 Brownman 17 Ebabil 20 Rindows 12
Burnoutfighter 18 DaBeast & Bboy Phoenix 16 ROBDAWGG619 14 popo 12
Melee Points Sm4sh Points Dragon Ball FighterZ Points UNIST Points
Dekar 36 Extra 50 DaBeast 20 Haiku 44
Fess 30 Duon 24 Zed 16 Tomo009 28
DonB 14 Ghost 20 Tomo009 12 Spoony 24
Microsoft J 14 Ignis 15 King & Issei & MajinBeng & Sketch 10 Julian 18
ROA Points Injustice2 Points Pokken DX Points ProjectM Points
OSU 24 Zprime 28 Antwerp 38 Tyler 44
SNC 16 Hazzles 19 DanDandy 28 Microsoft J 22
Neeson 14 GooGie 18 Sir Banana 24 Dekar 19
MAST & Stutter 12 Ctay 16 Techless 16 Bubby 17

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Gfinity Elite Series SFV Players at Battle Arena Melbourne 10.

The upcoming GFINITY Elite Series will feature a large selection of Street Fighter V players from the community. With BAM10 as the major fighting game event in the calendar year just finished, it’s a great opportunity to look at how these players finished up. How will this latest ranking of the top SFV players in the country play out when the teams face off at Elite Series in the coming weeks?  Their placement at BAM10 will be a good gauge!

The Chiefs main Squad

At the moment, it looks like Chiefs are in the box seat, with the only two Australian players to make top 8 against fierce local and international competition both in that team. In fact, Somniac, as top placer via tiebreak with Bksama, won a trip to Vegas as our EVO representative.

Watch the winning moment: https://clips.twitch.tv/BlazingSmoothLapwingPJSalt

However, a few close calls in pools and previous tournaments suggests some upsets from the likes of ROF and TravisStyles are certainly possible.

Check out all of the players and their teams that came to BAM 10.

See the full BAM10 results list here (Photos and videos linked)

7th Somniac Sydney Chiefs
7th Bksama Sydney Chiefs
9th Travis Styles Melbourne Order
9th ROF Melbourne Order
13th RumoursOfGhosts Melb Avant Gaming
13th ZG Sydney Chiefs
17th GhostChips Brisbane Deceptors
17th Zed Melbourne Order
17th Bug Melbourne Order
17th FREEZA Sydney Roar
25th Camzace Brisbane Deceptors
25th Rupps Perth Ground Zero
25th Caesura Perth Ground Zero
25th BurnoutFighter Melbourne Order
25th Cadzow_ Sydney Roar
25th Dale Sydney Roar
25th Pahnda Sydney Chiefs
33rd RobbieSla. Brisbane Deceptors
33rd SpaceGhost Melb Avant Gaming
33rd Syo Perth Ground Zero
33rd Falco Sydney Chiefs
49th AwildLLAMA Melb Avant Gaming
49th MiM Melbourne Order
65th Staticz Perth Ground Zero
65th Schenkhan Perth Ground Zero
97th AcrylicSaint Sydney Roar
97th Bao Special Brisbane Deceptors

 

Twitch and CouchWarriors Announce ANZ Pathway to EVO World Championships

This past weekend CouchWarriors’ Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM10) reached its 10th Anniversary. ANZ’s largest open entry esports event, held May 18-20 at Melbourne Convention Centre, once again broke records with over 2,000 attendees. It was also the debut of a major partnership with Twitch TV to reward ANZ players and grow the fighting game esports scene.

 

Announced during BAM10, this will provide flights and accommodation for 3 players who reach the highest placement among Australian or New Zealand players at BAM. Also announced is an ongoing tournament points system which will lead to next year’s BAM11, in which players will once again have the opportunity to prove themselves and win a trip to EVO 2019.

More info from this Twitch Video

Having become a major international event with over 30 global pro players attending, the addition of a premium event reward just for ANZ players provides a clear goal for local players to strive for. In this year’s event, the top players from Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU were chosen.  These players came out on top:

 

  • Naveed “ChandNY” Iqbal  – Tekken 7
  • Xavier “Somniac” Nardella – Street Fighter V
  • Nick “Extra” McKenzie – Super Smash Bros 4 WiiU

 

The biggest tournament event in ANZ fighting game history, BAM10 grew again with over 2,000 attendees and over $40,000 in cash and prizes. The gaming convention and esports event featured global pro tour stops for Tekken World Tour as a Master Event, and Capcom Pro Tour as a Ranking Event. This alongside a huge lineup of national tournaments and convention activities including access to preview games, indiecade, Nintendo Game zone, PC LAN, Artist Alley and Cosplay.

 

Results from BAM10 can be found here

https://smash.gg/tournament/battle-arena-melbourne-10/events

 

Media Kit including event Photography can be found here

http://bit.ly/bam10mediakit

Facebook Gallery Day 3

 

More detailed full results, further photography and video replays from BAM10 will be released in the coming days.

 

Follow CouchWarriors social:

Facebook: CouchWarriors | Twitter: @CouchWarriors / #BAM10

Follow Twitch ANZ social: @TwitchANZ

BAM10 Cash Prize Bonuses Announced!

CouchWarriors and its partners are pleased to announce ALL Platinum and Gold level tournaments will receive a Pot Bonus!
As a Baseline, we are providing:
  • $1,000 cash to every Platinum tournament
  • $250 cash to every Gold tournament
And with sponsor or partner contributions, these can go up, and of course, general tournament entry goes into the prize pool! Remember the Platinum tournaments registration cuts off Sunday May 13th at midnight!
Register now at www.smash.gg/bam10
Here’s the full pot bonus list:

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BAM10: EVO World Champions Come To Australia

Australian esports fans will be spoiled by the presence of three of the greatest of all time players when BAM, our biggest fighting game event returns May 18-20.

Current EVO World champions in three major titles will each be attending #BAM10.
Tokido – Street Fighter V EVO 2017 World Champion
JDCR – Tekken 7 EVO 2017 World Champion
Armada – Super Smash Bros Melee EVO 2017 World Champion
 Are you up for the challenge? Join them and register now
 More international player announcements to come.
View Armada’s Announcement for BAM10 on Youtube

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BAM10 REGO CUTOFF! DON’T MISS OUT

Remember to Register early for BAM10! Platinum level tournaments rego will cut off strictly on May 13. The clock is ticking and you don’t want to miss what’s in store.

www.smash.gg/bam10

This includes SFV, Tekken, DBFZ and ALL Smash tournaments. This allows us to provide a better tournament experience, particularly as these games all start Saturday morning.  Make sure you have your registration in and don’t let your friends let it slide!

Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, the first major Dragon Ball FighterZ event in Australia, plus Armada for Melee and the biggest Smash4 event yet, it’s all on the line.

Venue registration is still only $50 but goes up to $60 on May 6, and $70 on May 18 (day of BAM10). However, you will NOT be able to register for the above games.  All other games (Gold and Silver) will allow registration up to an hour before.

Full event info https://www.couchwarriors.org/bam10/

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CouchWarriors February 2018 Ranking Battle Results

February’s ranbats are in the books. 183 fighters competed across a variety of games who all competed to see who could be the best. The main event for this month was our first tournament for Bandai Namco and Arc System Works’ much hyped new title “Dragon Ball FighterZ”.

View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC + Melee here and Smash4/ROA here.

See below for the current year rankings to date.  Read on after the break for this month’s winners.

 

SF5 Points Tekken7 Points DOA5LR Points GGXrd Points
Syo  14  GoBack Brownman  16  CWBerzerk 18  Javi  20
Burnout 10  DaBeast  12  AlexMD  14  Ashxu  16
Rupps  10  Chandny  10  Ebabil  10  Tomo009  10
 Zed  10  Bboy Phoenix  8 Robdawg & Borgieman  6  Julian  6
Melee Points Sm4sh Points Dragon Ball FighterZ Points UNIST Points
 LGCDonB  12  VS.DS Extra  20  Tomo 10  Tomo9  16
 Dekar  10  MASH Duon  8  Burnout 8  Julian  10
 Skeleduck  10  EBS DD  8  DaBeast 6  Haiku  10
 Wibbless  8  Ignis  8  Tana93  4  Spoony  10
Injustice2 Points ProjectM Points
 Razaprime  10  Tyler  18
 Tana93  8  Dekar  12
 Kdeee-10  6  Bubby  10
 TungSucc  4  Fess & Microsoft J  10

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