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 July 2018 Ranking Battle Results

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)

SF5 Points Tekken 7 Points DOA5LR Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 38 Chand NY 40 Berzerk 32 Ashzu 48
Rupps 24 Lee Min Ho 32 AlexMD 32 Javi 36
syo 22 Aken 24 Ebabil 20 Feri 20
Burnoutfighter & Cadzow_ 18 Bboy Phoenix 20 ROBDAWGG619 14 Rindows & popo 12
DBFZ Points Sm4sh Points Melee Points Project M Points
DaBeast 20 Extra 58 Dekar 46 Tyler 52
Zed 16 Duon 28 Fess 34 Microsoft J 32
MajinBeng 14 Ignis 21 DonB 22 Dekar 23
TANA93 14 Ghost 20 Sora 16 Bubby 23
UNIST Points Injustice 2 Points ROA Points Pokken DX Points
Haiku 54 Zprime 28 OSU 32 AntWerp 48
Tomo009 36 Hazzles 25 SNC 26 Dan Dandy 28
Spoony 28 95leo 20 MAST 18 Sir Banana 24
Julian 19 GooGie 18 Neeson & Stutter 14 Techless 24

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Tekken World Tour: Australian Contenders, Tekken Scene Trailer

Recently we announced Tekken World Tour coming to Australia and covered the top players from the international scene heading to Melbourne. Now, lets look at the top Australian players thanks to our Tekken TO, Abi Adegbola.

The main threats to the international from Australian soil come in the form of newly sponsored Kanga|ChandNY and Dee-On Grey. Both have won multiple Australian majors between them. Dee-On Grey has amassed a great amount of international experience travelling to various tournaments around the world and even placing top 16 at EVO 2016.


Dee-On Grey 

Among the many international events Dee-On has attended, most recently competed in the Tekken World Tour Korea Masters.

–          EVO 2016: top 16

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 4th

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 1st

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 7th

–          EVO Japan 2018: 33rd


Kanga|ChandNY 
Keep careful note of that third place for ChandNY at BAM9.  Who were 1st and 2nd? Only world champion Korean players SAINT and JDCR!


–          OzHadou Nationals 13: 1st

–          Battle Arena Melbourne 9: 3rd

–          OzHadou Nationals 14: 5th

–          OzHadou Nationals 15: 13th

 

Aside from them there are plenty of other high level Australian talent, some who have gain international experience as well that are vying for the top spot such as Aken, 4LCH3M15T, Cuteguy, and many more.

The Tekken community is always hyped up and full of energy at events, so look forward to an awesome gathering and spectator experience. To get a feel for the community as they practice, take a look at this trailer from Phil Boquida of PHILMS produced at the latest CouchWarriors Ranking Battle

September and October ’17 Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied. At the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after September and October’s Ranbats.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Photos from the October ranbat are below the table.

Smash64 Points Melee Points Sm4sh Points ProjectM Points
Pete 54 Dekar 50 Extra 64 Tyler 80
Mitch 42 Fess 34 Jdizzle 30 Nido 56
Indefa 42 Saucy 32 Duon 25 Dekar 38
SF5 Points USF4 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points
Somniac 68 Sketch 28 Berzerk 66 Feri 72
Zed 54 Somniac 16 AlexMD 54 Javi 62
Reepuplzorg 44 Repuplzorg 14 Robdawgg 32 Julian 30
Tekken7 Points MvC:I Points RoA Points
Bboy Phoenix 35 Toxy 20 SNC 78
Daniel 22 FknBun 8 Neeson 48
Chandy 20 Burnoutfighter 8 Osu 26

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July and August ’17 Ranking Points Update

Every month at the CouchWarriors Ranking Battles, the results are tallied. At the end of the year, we’ll celebrate our most consistent placers with a top of table medal.

Here are the Top 3 in each game after the July and August Ranbats.
Take a look at the Results Section for the full total.

Smash64 Points Melee Points Sm4sh
Points ProjectM Points
Pete 54 Dekar 36 Extra 44 Tyler 60
Mitch 42 PROLIFIC 28 Jdizzle 30 Nido 52
Indefa 36 Fess 26 Eternal 20 Dekar 24
SF5 Points USF4 Points DOA5U Points GGXrd Points KoF Points
Somniac 58 Sketch 18 Berzerk 48 Feri 62 Sketch 36
Zed 36 Carnage 10 AlexMD 46 Javi 54 Somniac 24
Reepuplzorg 34 Somniac 8 Ebabil 30 Julian 30 Toxy 10
Tekken7 Points VF5LR Points Injustice2 Points RoA Points
Bboy Phoenix 25 AlexMD 30 googie 18 SNC 60
Daniel 22 Berzerk 22 hazzles 16 Neeson 40
Chandy 20 Forever 0-2 14 DaBeast 12 Jet 22

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COUCHWARRIORS HOSTING FIGHTING GAMES AT OZ COMIC CON 2017! JULY 1-2

This weekend sees the return of OzcomicCon to Melbourne!  

Among the fun of guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you will find CouchWarriors hosting fighting game casuals and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area.  So come join us to enjoy some gaming at the convention.

We’ll be hosting Learn to Play along with casual matches and tournaments.

Games:

Street Fighter 5
Tekken 7
Injustice 2
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Here is the schedule, read on for list of games and rules. Click here for live schedule link

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BATTLE ARENA MELBOURNE 8 TOURNAMENT RESULTS AND VIDEOS

Battle Arena Melbourne 8 stomps into the history books as the biggest fighting game event ever in Australia, breaking the record set last year with 815 attendees and hitting a peak of 14,000 concurrent viewers during the Street Fighter V finals, this was the most viewed livestream Aus FGC event ever.

Thanks to all the CouchWarriors staff, event partners, and especially players from across multiple fighting game communities that once again made this a special event.

MATCH RESULTS: We’re excited to share the results from each game below

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