The Couchwarriors team are excited to announce the full tournament lineup for
Battle Arena Melbourne 11.
The tournament structure is in four tiers – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Retro.
All Platinum and Gold have premium stage time, both winners will also get to take home the coveted BAM Trophy.
Silver Tournaments are community run tournaments where the winners are awarded the BAM medal.
Retro Tournaments are community run events run entirely for glory.
Mortal Kombat 11
Platinum Tournaments (Trophy, Stage Time)
Street Fighter V
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Melee
Gold Tournaments (Trophy) Dead or Alive 6
Guilty Gear Xrd
Soul Calibur VI
Super Smash Bros Project Melee
Silver Tournaments (Medal Prize).
Million Arthur Arcana Blood
The King of Fighters XIV
Blazblue Central Fiction
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]
Super Smash Bros. 64
Pokken Tournament DX
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle
Street Fighter II Turbo (Not Pictured)
Rivals of Aether (Not Pictured)
Hokuto no Ken
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
Baxter at BAM, the first ANZ Champion in Dragon Ball FighterZ
The biggest fighting game release this year has been Dragon Ball FighterZ! Taking the community by storm, DBFZ has been an immediate hit as a tournament title. The debut major for DBFZ in Australia, BAM10, saw 122 entrants, as VSDS Baxter took home the first championship in a thrilling final.
Now, CouchWarriors is excited to announce we will be hosting a Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Saga Event – one of only seven in the world. Find out more about Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour here https://dbfzworldtour.com/
This major global fighting game event will take place at our Ranking Battle Season finals, and because it’s a special occasion, we are creating a new event. CouchWarriors Crossup.
CouchWarriors Crossup will take place over two days, December 15-16, 2018. We will have more announcements around this new major event in the fighting game and esports calendar in the weeks to come.
This event is sure to attract the greatest players from around the world – expect to see top players from across Japan and South East Asia and perhaps even further afield, to battle against our local champions to claim the seventh Dragon Ball and a direct qualification into the World Finals in January.
That’s right, the winner of the event gets a free trip to the DBFZWT Finals! Alongside the incredible opportunity to go to World Finals, there is a $5,000 Prize Pool for Dragon Ball FighterZ
This will be the first tournament for the major Switch title – Claim the title of inaugural champion! Stay tuned for more announcements.
More Tournaments – Fighting game tournaments and casuals.
Tournaments, casual games, tips and training – CouchWarriors Ranking Battles are a fighters festival! As the CouchWarriors 2018 Ranking Battle Finals, CouchWarriors Crossup will also feature all of the games played in tournaments over the year. More announcements on special events across the event for a range of fighting games to come
BAM Path To Evo Event: Tekken 7, Street Fighter V and Smash Ultimate players earn points on the path to BAM and EVO in 2019!
The end of July sees the return of our monthly Ranking Battle events, with one slight change to the schedule. All of our Smash games are now being held under one roof, taking place on the 4th Saturday of each month alongside Rivals of Aether and Pokken!
Not only does our Smash scene benefit from joining together, this means our FGC RanBat will be packing in even more of your favourite games and events, with our TO’s hosting a free Tekken 3v3 tourney this month to start things off. If you are interested in running a bracket for any game for future events, please feel free to let us know and volunteer!
View the full brackets on Smash GG for FGC here and Smash Bros. + ROA here.
See below for the current year rankings to date. Read on after the break for this month’s winners.
(Smash + RoA results and RanBat points will be added after the event takes place)
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.
Across two massive stages, CouchWarriors will proudly feature tournaments across both Super Smash Brothers Melee and Smash 4.
The amazing growth in the Smash community sees its epicentre at BAM. The top Australian players will face off, where you will see the best of the best facing off in the biggest tournament this side of the equator.
Smash 4 will feature International guests, the first challenger is SoCal USA’s Nakat, with more to be announced.
Hyper Magazine, the longest running independent gaming magazine in Australia, has released its quarterly special, with the theme of esports.
The issue features a six page special feature on the Australian fighting game scene by CouchWarriors own Daniel “Berzerk” Chlebowczyk and members of the FGC!
In print at newsagents everywhere now.
The piece features interviews with top players and organisers:
Xavier “Somniac” Nardella (SFV),
Sam “SD” Darroch (Melee),
Adric “Falco” Middleton (SFV),
Jacob “Cabjoy” Bynes (MKX),
Kevin “Burnout” Kim (SFV),
Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul,
Daniel “Spoony” Finegan (CouchWarriors),
Henry “Genxa” Sham (OzHadou)
Plus standalone interviews with Somniac, SD, Berzerk and more.
Update: The CW ranbat today on the 17th of September is CANCELLED due to an unfortunate double booking by the venue that we just discovered today. We sincerely apologise for this, and we will process refunds for all pre-registrations. If you’re on your way – please turn back or contact your fellow ranbat attendees for a house meet instead!
CouchWarriors ranbats are back in September – the traditional fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 17th of September. And we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 24th of September. This will also be the first time we run KOFXIV at our ranbats – the tournament starts at 2PM.
Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:
Dates: Saturday 17th and 24th of September Time: 10:00am – late Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056 Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments
Official Facebook event pages and pre-registration:
We’re also very pleased to announce a partnership with Royal Stacks Brunswick– a joyous burger joint less than 300m (3min walk) from our ranbat venue on 6 Davies Street.
The good folks at Royal Stacks Brunswick (800 Sydney Road) will give any of our ranbat attendees 10% off their order – simply show them the CouchWarriors ranbat event page on your smartphone- and they will apply the discount to your order!
– 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.