TEKKEN 7 TO SHOWCASE AT BAM 9, MAY 12-14 AT MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

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TEKKEN 7 TO SHOWCASE AT BAM 9, MAY 12-14 AT MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), Australia’s largest fighting game major, and one of the biggest live E-sports in ANZ, returns for its 9th annual event on May 12-14. Now taking on two bays in the Melbourne Convention Centre to offer both a community experience and a major E-sports festival – this year is BIG BAM!

TEKKEN 7, which is due for release on June 2, will be showcased at BAM 9, giving everyone the opportunity to play the game before release.  Bandai Namco Entertainment has come together with Couchwarriors to sponsor the event and is exhibiting 46 TEKKEN 7 setups, including a range of PS4 and PC, to enable as much free play and competition fun as possible across the three day event.

 

New to BAM9 is the option of FREE entry for ‘casual’ players of TEKKEN 7 and entrants to the ‘Newcomers’ competition on Friday evening.  “With TEKKEN 7 releasing in under a month’s time, we are extremely happy to be involved in E-Sports at BAM 9 with Couchwarriors to enable consumers to play TEKKEN 7 free of charge and to experience E-sports as the growing phenomenon it is in Australia”, says Stephen O’Leary, Product Manager and Bandai Namco Entertainment.

 

“The CouchWarriors team is exceptionally happy to have the support of Bandai Namco to help showcase TEKKEN 7 in its final build weeks before release. As part of a huge community effort that will make BAM9 one of the biggest E-sports events of the year, for the whole fighting game scene it is fantastic to see the mighty TEKKEN return in such strong fashion. From local heroes to international Tekken legends SAINT and JDCR who are coming to the event, this will be an epic way to kick off the next era of TEKKEN!” says Daniel Chlebowczyk of the CouchWarriors Organising Committee.

 

On hand during the BAM9 weekend event will be members of the Sydney and Melbourne TEKKEN communities to help newcomers get accustomed with TEKKEN 7’s mechanics and characters, with hands on demonstrations and Tutorials. Samsung and Scorptec Computers have partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment to showcase TEKKEN 7 in 4K on PC on the latest PC monitors and an incredible 88 inch 4K TV, which really deliver TEKKEN 7’s Unreal 4 graphics with stunning clarity.

 

Bandai Namco Entertainment has provided an extra $2000 prize money for the main Tekken 7 Tournament and all entrants will receive a FREE TEKKEN 7 T shirt. In addition there will be posters, prizes and exclusive TEKKEN 7 items being given away during the course of the weekend.

 

With Five stages of major and side tournaments across many gaming communities, alongside Cosplay, Artists, and Vendor booths, BAM9 has something for every gaming fan.

 

What: Battle Arena Melbourne 9 #BAM9

When: Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, (Bay 1&2)

 

More Info: www.CouchWarriors.org. Follow updates on the Facebook Event

Trailer: BAM9 Trailer

 

BAM7 MAJOR SPONSOR: WB Games Australia and MORTAL KOMBAT X

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CouchWarriors is exceptionally proud to have partnered with WB Games AU and Mortal Kombat X in support of Battle Arena Melbourne 7.

Like WB Games AU on Facebook and Follow WB Games AU on Twitter

Presenting the first major tournament for MORTAL KOMBAT X, we previously announced three major features of the event:

– Two time World Champion, PERFECT LEGEND, appearing as a guest of BAM7,  and competing in the tournament and exhibitions.

$1,000 Pot Bonus to the Tournament adding to the pool generated by tournament entries. This will be split across the Top 8.

– Qualifiers for Mortal Kombat X Asia Championships with a flight to Bangkok for the top ANZ player, to compete in the top four of South East Asia Majors

Now, we reveal the amazing general prize offering for BAM7! Read more

MADMAN: BAM7 Sponsor Prize Details!

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We are proud to announce MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT is a Sponsor of Battle Arena Melbourne 7!
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:

Multiple copies of:

ADVENTURE TIME – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 1 – 4 BOXSET
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
SPACE DANDY PART 1 (EPS 1-13)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 1 (EPS 1-13) (BLU-RAY)
ATTACK ON TITAN COLLECTION 2 (EPS 14-25) (BLU-RAY)
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD (MANGA) VOL. 01
POKEMON XY (MANGA) VOL. 01
RICK AND MORTY SEASON 1

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

 

BAM7 Sponsors: Capcom, CI Games, Deep Silver, Obsidian

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We’re happy to have the support of Capcom for Battle Arena Melbourne 7!  Expect more great things to come, while this year we have a fantastic prize bundle to give away:

JUST IN! UPDATED – CAPCOM MERCHANDISE PRIZES ADDED:

One special grade Capcom Classic Watch, and five each of the cool mugs and keyrings!

 

· Devil May Cry Definitive Edition: 2 each for PS4,and Xbox One

· Resident Evil: 2 x Xbox One

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GET OVER HERE! Announcing Special Guest PERFECT LEGEND and more for Mortal Kombat X at BAM7

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

 

More information

BAM7 returns on May 22-24, at CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne.  Full schedule of events and Event Registration will be open soon.

www.couchwarriors.org

 

 

About Mortal Kombat

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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About CouchWarriors

CouchWarriors Inc is a not for profit association created to energise the fighting game community.
Hosts of the major annual, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), providing tournament services, support and resources for industry and community companion events.
www.facebook.com/couchwarriors
www.twitter.com/couchwarriors

 

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

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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!  Make sure you head to the December Ranking Battle Finals this Sunday 14th and you can be among the first to play the next generation edition of the 3D fighter.

Featuring two new characters,  new stages and environment effects, this looks to build on the solid work put in on DOA5 Ultimate.

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Prizes

Plus, Mindscape Games are giving away copies of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the DOA soundtrack, and Kasumi mousepads.  There’s been a good run of tournaments for DOA5U this year at Ranking Battles, with a Ranking Season Medal Winner to be decided this Sunday.

Community

Join the Dead or Alive Australian Community on Facebook. Players are regularly setting up games online and sharing news and info.

Follow Tecmo Koei distributor Mindscape Games on Facebook and Twitter, and Team Ninja’s official Dead or Alive Facebook Page.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is out on all platforms including Xbox One, PS4 and Steam PC on February 20th 2015.  Check out the latest character reveal trailer of brutal boss character, Raidou:

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

 

MADMAN: BAM5 Sponsor Prize Details!

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http://www.madman.com.au/

Madman are Australia’s leading independent film and DVD distributor with the best and latest in anime, asian cinema and cult films.
The huge Madman prize package will be shared across all games, featuring gaming anime releases MASS EFFECT: PARAGON LOST and PERSONA 4: THE ANIMATION, Capcom favourites including, if there are no Objections – the live action ACE ATTORNEY!

Plus the incredible live action RUROUNI KENSHIN and supporting BAM5 guest Tom Taylor, copies of his amazing original graphic novels, THE DEEP 1 and 2  – And more!

PRIZES:

x2 Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Blu-Ray)
x2 Berserk Movie 1 – The Egg of the King (Blu-Ray)
x2 Persona 4: The Animation Vol 1 (Eps 1-9) (Blu-Ray)
x2 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (DVD)
x2 Street Fighter II The Movie (Uncut) (DVD)
x2 The Deep: There Be Dragons
x2 The Deep: The Vanishing Island
x10 Ace Attorney
x10 Rurouni Kenshin ( 5 DVD & 5 Blu-Ray)
x2 Hellsing Ultimate Collection  (Blu-Ray)
x2 Blood: C Series Collection (Blu-Ray)
x2 Eagleheart [adult swim] (DVD)

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

Join MADMAN on Facebook
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