[Melb] BAM8 – Schedule, Tekken 7 $1k Pot Bonus


Time is running out to register for Battle Arena Melbourne 8. People have until Saturday May 7th to register online. Numbers are on track to break 400 competitors, continuing BAM’s undisputed position as Australia’s largest fighting game major.

As mentioned previously, Bandai Namco are bringing arcade cabinets to BAM8 for Tekken 7. They also recently announced a $1,000 pot bonus for T7 making this the biggest prize pool for a Tekken tournament in recent memory. The top 4 in Tekken 7 will receive cash prizes so if you’re a serious Tekken competitor this is one tournament you can’t afford to miss!

The official BAM8 schedule has also been released. Click the images below for a closer look at the times set for the various tournament pools and finals throughout the BAM8 weekend.


Super Smash Bros. Schedule.

“Traditional” Fighting Games Schedule.

Remember to keep an eye on the CouchWarriors Facebook page for the latest updates on BAM and other Melbourne FGC activities.

[Per] Fighting Game Casuals at The Glitch – May 8th


The next casual fighting game sessions organised by OzHadou Perth at social gaming lounge The Glitch is taking place this Sunday. The OH Perth casuals are an ideal opportunity for people to meet local players and get offline match practice in the latest fighting games.

Date: Sunday, May 8th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: The Glitch, 1242 Hay St, West Perth, WA, 6005
Entry Fee: $5 (or 4$ for Glitch members)

For all the details concerning this casual session visit the Facebook event page.

[Penr] Gametraders Live Penrith SF5 Tournament – May 5th


This Thursday evening Gametraders Live in Penrith is hosting another double elimination tournament for Street Fighter V. Once again the tournament will be run using PS4 consoles and players are invited to BYO controller.

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Gametraders Live Penrith, Henry St, Penrith, NSW 2750
Entry Fee: $10

For further details visit the event page on Facebook.

[SYD] York Street Battle #41 Results


The last YSB before Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is done and dusted, thank you to everyone who came out as always. A special shout-out should go to the Sydney Smash scene for stepping up on such short notice and being a fantastic addition to the event. If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve registered for BAM next month and go support the first big Australian major of the year! Without further ado, here are the results for YSB #41:

Street Fighter V
1st) BK
2nd) A Wild Llama
3rd) Afterdeath
4th) Yunus
5th) Alex K
5th) DD
7th) Erks
7th) Jstchan
Mortal Kombat X
1st) iFat|Gilbagz
2nd) Saggat83
3rd) Cabjoy
4th) Wazminator
5th) Castiel
5th) SpruceMoose
7th) Friendo
7th) Ghost Police

Mortal Kombat X top 3.
The King of Fighters XIII
1st) Kyokugen
2nd) Alex K
3rd) DJB
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
1st) Isorropia
2nd) AwakenedBeing
3rd) Victor
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
1st) IronMyke
2nd) MegaDeth
3rd) Chill
4th) MadeMan
5th) Jihoon
5th) Toto
7th) PXC
7th) Jarop

Sydney Virtua Fighter.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
1st) RJ
2nd) Sora
3rd) Zorsy
4th) Shawn
5th) Ando
5th) IU
7th) fuccboi
7th) YAM
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
1st) Randy
2nd) Luco
3rd) Scarpian
4th) Boundaries
5th) Doctor.Ainuss
5th) MM
7th) Kris
7th) SaucyDancer

The Smash 4 wall.

If you haven’t quite had your fill of fighting game action this month, make sure to join the Sydney Fighters Facebook group to get caught up on any meets that may happen prior to next YSB.

[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals May 7th


The last CCH (Chris’ Club House) before BAM8! This CCH will be held at the Richmond library which is 415 Church Street, Richmond at 3PM. Right next to East Richmond train station, or take tram 70 along Swan Street. See you guys there for some fighting game casuals and chillout.

When: May 7th at 3PM till late

Where: Richmond library, 415 Church Street, Richmond (Next to East Richmond train station)

Fee: $4 venue fee- Anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.

BYO: Screens, Xbox’s, PS4s, Sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.

[Bris] Sonic Boom | SFV Tournament – May 8th


The quiet Brisbane Street Fighter V tournament scene is being Sonic Boomed back to life this Sunday at Guf Brisbane. For locals heading to Melbourne for BAM8 Sonic Boom will provide welcome tournament practice.

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 $150 pot bonus courtesy of Gold Coast Fighters and tournament organiser Patrick Cummins.

Date: Sunday, May 8th
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.

[Can] Reload Monthly SF5 Tournament – May 8th


Reload Bar & Games in Canberra is starting monthly tournaments for Street Fighter V, just in time for Andrometa and BAM8.

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.

Date: Sunday, May 8th
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.

[Melb] BAM8 – Trailer, Online Registration Closing


Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is almost here! In less than 2 weeks Melbourne’s premier fighting game major will take place at CQ Functions. Spanning 3 days this Capcom Pro Tour ranking event and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royal qualifier will be one of the biggest fighting game events in Australia this year.

If you’re still on the fence about BAM8, check out the recently released trailer from organisers CouchWarriors.

Online registrations will be closing this Saturday May 7th, after which attendees will incur a $10 venue entry surcharge and likely wait in long queues when registering on the day. Official tournaments for Smash Bros. can only be entered via online registration, so for some pre-registration will be critical.

Check out the details on the official BAM8 website and follow the directions provided.

[Hob] Pre-BAM Street Fighter V at Area 52 E-Sports – May 7th


Area 52 is holding a Street Fighter V tournament next Saturday in the lead-up to Battle Arena Melbourne 8. As usual this is a BYO controller tournament and is expected to be run on PS4.

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 5:00pm sharp
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
Entry Fee: $10

For all the details concerning this tournament, including format and rules, visit the event page on Facebook.

Results Round-Up – April 22nd-24th


Last week we had a couple of big “first time” tournament events in Australia: Perth’s first ever tournament for arcade Tekken 7 and Hobart’s first ever fighting game major Tassie Fighter Con (TFC).

The Tekken 7 tournament at Game City had a great turnout, with 22 players registered. The grand final went to NoobAsUCanGet, winning 2-1 over Dabble-O-Snack.

Tekken 7 – Game City

1st: NoobAsUCanGet
2nd: Dabble-O-Snack
3rd: Ty


Tournament setup for Tekken 7 at Game City.

Twitch archives

Wrap-up on Facebook

Hosted by Area 52 E-Sports, the first TFC tournament took place last weekend, featuring several games including Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. 4. The SF5 tournament was won by ZM, defeating Swebe in the grand final and going through the bracket undefeated.

See below for the top 3 in SF5 and SSB4 at TFC.

Street Fighter V – TFC

1st: ZM
2nd: Swebe
3rd: Mulletcap



Stage setup at TFC in Hobart.
Super Smash Bros. 4 Singles – TFC
1st: MrMiacro
2nd: Dese
3rd: Sharp


Super Smash Bros. 4 Doubles – TFC
1st: TK Boiz
2nd: Mac+Steeze
3rd: Married