[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals June 4th (Richmond Library)


The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the Richmond Library- 415 Church Street at 3PM. Please bring your setups and own powerboards since the powerboard stash is at Collingwood library. See you guys there for some casuals and chill

Date: Saturday, June 4th
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: 415 Church Street, Richmond. Richmond Library – right next to East Richmond train station or take tram 70 from the city.
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.

BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.

[ADEL] SAFGC Tournament Season 2016: Round 1 – May 29th


South Australian Fighting Game Community‘s 2016 season is underway this Sunday featuring a number of Main Card and Minor Card games. Main Cards will receive a $500 pot bonus for finals at the end of the season after 6 rounds, at Southern Cross Championships in Q4 of 2016. The titles and details for the event are as follows:

Main Card titles:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
Minor Card titles:

  • Project M
  • Super Smash Bros. 64
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (doubles)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (doubles)

Date: Sunday, May 29th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: ARENA Internet Cafe Chinatown – 1st Floor 36-48 Wright St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Entry Fee: $10 venue entry, $5 per tournament game


12pm – Doors
1pm – Project M
3pm – Smash 4, SSBM doubles
5pm – Smash 64
6pm – Guilty Gear Xrd
7pm – SSBM singles, Smash 4 doubles
8pm – Street Fighter 5

Check out the FGC stream at SAFGC and the Smash stream at Kaizmo. Further details can be found at the official event page.

The Friendly Alliance Podcast Special Edition Feat. BAM8 top 8


A special edition of The Friendly Alliance podcast is now available featuring the top 8 of Battle Arena Melbourne. Cabjoy and Gilbagz sit down with the competitors to talk BAM highlights, the KOTH exhibtion and much more.

Check out the YouTube embed below:

Listeners can provide feedback on the episode by commenting on the YouTube page or by posting on the Australia/NZ MKX News Facebook page.

[Can] Reload Monthly SF5 Tournament – June 12th


The next monthly Street Figthter V tournament at Reload Bar & Games in Canberra has been announced for June. These tournaments are run in association with Stick Addiction, Canberra’s fighting game community.

The entry fee includes a pizza and drink, plus there is a bar tab on offer for the tournament winner. There will also be a side bracket for a game that has yet to be announced.

Date: Sunday, June 12th
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Reload Bar & Games, 38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2601
Entry Fee: $20, includes 1 drink from the bar and a pizza

For further details visit the Facebook event page.

Player2 Article – Interview with Xavier ‘Somniac’ Nardella


One of Australia’s most successful Street Fighter IV players, Somniac is already off to a very strong start in Street Fighter V. The highest ranked M.Bison player online, Somniac placed an impressive equal 9th at Battle Arena Melbourne 8 and has his sights set on doing even better at the OzHadou Nationals 14 in August.

Adam Rorke from Stick Addiction caught up with Somniac after BAM8 to interview him for gaming webstie Player2. They covered a range of topics including Australia’s performance at BAM8 and the recently confirmed 8 frames of input lag in SF5 on PS4, a number large enough to fundamentally change how a fighting game is played at high levels.

Below we have an extract from the article discussing the input lag issue for SF5. Visit the Player2 website to read the rest of the article.

Adam: Have you seen the effects [of the input lag] in high-level comps at all yet?

Somniac: Yes definitely, players with a reactive style have changed how they approach the game. People are often talking about how punishable moves are going unpunished such as Ken’s run, but they aren’t considering that you cannot react to the variety of different options all at once. You need to expect that they will do the punishable option in order to deal with it.

If you are throwing enough options on the table that the person needs to look for, you can get away with moves that you usually shouldn’t be able to.

[AU/NZ] GooGie’s Online MKXL Tournament #7, PS4 – June 5th


GooGie’s next online PS4 Mortal Kombat XL tournament has been announced for the first week of June. Once again GooGie is providing a pot of $50 for the winner and additional prizes will be announced soon.

Entry is restricted to Australian and New Zealand players with proven stable wired connections. Instructions and live updates will be provided via this Facebook page so be sure to have it open during the tournament.

Date: Sunday, June 5th
Time: 5:00pm AEST
Location: Australian and New Zealand players only
Entry Fee: Free

Full details including tournament rules can be found at the official event page and we have an embed of GooGie Twitch channel after the jump.


[Bris] Sonic Boom 2 | SFV Tournament – May 29th


Live in Brisbane and have that post-major high? Guf Brisbane has you covered with some Street Fighter V action on May 29th.

Note that this tournament will be run on PCs and pre-registration is available via Challonge. There are also great prizes on offer thanks to a $50 pot bonus.

Date: Sunday, May 29th
Time: 11:30am
Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
Entry Fee: $10 ($5 venue entry plus $5 tournament entry)

For full details, including tournament format and rules, visit the official event page.

Dark Sided Sponsors Zgnoud and Falco


Exciting news for the Australian fighting game community today with e-sports organisation Dark Sided announcing the addition of Australian players Zgnoud and Falco to their Street Fighter team. This sponsorship announcement comes right after impressive showings at BAM8 by both players.

Zgnoud finished equal 13th in Street Fighter V and placed 4th in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Falco placed 5th in Street Fighter V, the highest placing for an Australian and he made the top 16 by knocking RZR|Xian from Singapore into the losers bracket. Falco also placed 2nd in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator.


[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals May 21st


The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the Collingwood library. Javi CW will be running this CCH and providing setups for Guilty Gear. With the usual setup providers unable to attend everyone else inlcuding SF5 players will need to BYO setups.

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: Collingwood Library, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC 3067 (next to Collingwood train station)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.

BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.