Smash 4 players attending OHN14 have yet another incentive to come out to this year’s Sydney major, as today we’re pleased to announce a hefty bonus for those looking at attending DI Another Day 2 in September. Thanks to Sydney TO Dan Cronau, the top 3 placing players in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at OHN14 will have their flights covered (up to $230 return) to DIAD2 in Perth, which is taking place September 9th – 11th.
The South Australian Fighting Game Community‘s 2016 season continues 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 December. The titles and details for the event are as follows:
Main Card titles:
Minor Card titles:
Date: Sunday, July 31st
Location: Harry Medlin Rooms, University of Adelaide, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA 5000
Entry Fee: $10 venue entry, $5 per tournament game
Hit the jump for the event schedule and live stream links, and visit the event post on Facebook for additional details including prizes.
OzHadou are pleased to announce that Plantronics will be partnering with us for OHN14, providing a RIG500 headset to the winner of each official game. We also have another headset to giveaway to all competitors. To be eligable, make sure you’re following both OzHadou and Plantronics on Twitter and then fill out the OHN14 player survey to be in the draw!
If you haven’t already, you can register for OHN14 here.
2/3 of the Habibos were at EVO this year and Erks is back to share his experiences at the largest FGC tournament in history, as well an in-depth chat about how scenes/players abroad are different to our little slice of heaven here in Australia.
Recorded July 27th, 2016
Music by The Consouls
As always, show notes are available after the jump.
The reasons for wanting to take home the grand prize at OHN14 grow more each day, and today we’re pleased to announce that Brook will be joining OHN14 as an official sponsor of the event. Brook will be providing a number of different converters to the prize pools of the various official games. These prizes are:
- An Xbox 360 to PS4 converter for the winners of Street Fighter V and Virtua Fighter
- A Playstation 3 to PS4 converter for the winners of Mortal Kombat X and Tekken 7
- A Gamecube to Wii U converter for the winners of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Additionally, we will be giving away a Universal Fighting Board throughout the weekend. We’d like to extend our thanks to Brooks once again for supporting OzHadou Nationals 14. Don’t forget to register for the event if you haven’t, early bird rates finish at the end of this month!
Sonic Boom 5 will be taking place in a couple of weeks at GUF Brisbane. Competitors need to sign up online via Challonge and as usual, this tournament will be run using the PC version of SF5 with BYO controllers. Here are the details:
Date: Sunday, August 7th.
Time: Doors open at 11:30am, tournament begins at 12:30pm.
Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee, $5 tournament fee.
For full details, including tournament format, rules and prizes, visit the official event page on Facebook.
Sonic Boom 4 concluded last weekend at Guf Brisbane and saw plenty of fierce Street Fighter V action. SuperPahnda was able to clutch the win with plenty of new and old faces in attendance.
|Sonic Boom | SF5
1st: Superpahnda (Ken)
Those hoping for more SFV action in Brisbane needn’t wait long, as Sonic Boom 5 has already been announced!
The July CouchWarriors ranbat for “traditional fighters” went down last weekend – and also served as the official OHN14 qualifer for Victoria! As usual plenty of results were provided via CouchWarriors’ official Facebook page. Here’s a summary of the top 3 players along with some of the photos from the day.
July 23th Ranbat Results
|Street Fighter V
Top 3 for SF5: (left to right) Burnout, Zgnoud and Zed.
|Super Smash Bros. Melee
1) Nuovo | S.D
3) Glacial | Noxus
Top 3 for SSBM: (left to right) DonB, S.D. and Noxus.
|Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Top 3 for GGXrd: (left to right) Julian, Feri and Javi.
|Dead or Alive 5: LR
Top 3 for GGXrd: (left to right) Berzerk, Ebabil and juankhat
You can check out the full SmashGG brackets and standings from the July ranbat/OHN qualifier here.
Also, CouchWarriors tally their results monthly and will celebrate the most consistent placers with a top of table medal. With the first half of 2016 over, hit the jump to see how things are currently looking.
We have some important news to share regarding the Tekken 7 tournament at the OzHadou Nationals 14 and some tips regarding accommodation for people looking to make the most of their time during the OHN14 weekend.
Tekken 7 – Official Tournament
Tekken is an OHN staple, forming a major part of the official tournament line-up since the debut of Tekken 5 at OHN4 in 2005. This year Bandai Namco Australia is helping us to keep this tradition going by bringing Tekken 7 to OHN14 ahead of the game’s console release in early 2017.
At one point we had hoped to use the Fated Retribution update for OHN14, however we’ve received word that Bandai Namco will be providing us with “vanilla” Tekken 7. This will be the one and only OHN title for arcade Tekken 7 and we’re eagerly looking forward to see who will take the Australian Tekken crown at OHN14.
With early bird discounts for OHN14 ending on Monday August 1st and 165 people already registered, over 60 of which are travelling from interstate or overseas, many people will be working on their accommodation plans for this year’s OzHadou Nationals.
As mentioned on the OHN14 website, our host venue The Menzies Sydney Hotel is offering discounts for OHN attendees that call direct to book accommodation*. If The Menzies is outside your budget, consider sharing a room or look around the CBD for one of many nearby alternatives. Since The Menzies is opposite Wynyard station, accommodation near a CBD train station is an excellent alternative.
While the ballroom at the Menzies is much larger than past OHN venues, it’s much smaller than the BAM8 venue. We’re expecting up to 500 people at OHN14 and this means space will be scarce during the many pools running on Saturday – both official and DIY. If required we will be limiting casual play and spectator space during Saturday pools, so people will need to be elsewhere until their pool starts. That could mean exploring the surrounding area, going out for some food or heading back to your room for casuals or some sleep.
With this in mind plan ahead and book accommodation that will keep your options open should we be forced to limit access to the venue during pools on Saturday.
*See the OHN14 website for details on how to access the discount offer from The Menzies Sydney Hotel.
The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the Collingwood Library at 3PM. We gather for some casuals and post-EVO chill, please bring setups and hope to see you guys there!
Date: Saturday, July 30th
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford (Collingwood Library, right next to the Collingwood train station)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
Facebook Event Page here.
BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.