[Penr] Gametraders Live Penrith SF5 Tournament – February 18th

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A third launch tournament has been announced for Street Fighter V in NSW. This tournament is being hosted by Gametraders Live in Penrith. Gametraders is offering a copy of SF5 on PS4 to the winner and competitors are encouraged to BYO controller. The tournament will be run using PS4 consoles.

Date: Thursday, February 18th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Gametraders Live Penrith, Henry St, Penrith, NSW 2750
Entry Fee: $10

For all the details concerning this tournament visit the event page on Facebook.

GooGie’s Online MKX Tournament #4 – Results

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The latest in GooGie’s ongoing series of online tournaments for Mortal Kombat X went down last Sunday. Boasting over 40 entrants, it’s proving to remain a popular staple among the Australian MKX community. The results are as follows:

1st) gilbagz/T2_oblivion
2nd) googiemona
3rd) Toxinity, Pan1cMode

Check out the full bracket here and click the jump for video archives of the event.

Keep an eye on the Australia/New Zealand MKX Facebook page for future tournaments, events and meet-ups.

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[PER] SFV Launch Tournament @ Gamagori – February 21st

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Street Fighter fans in Perth are spoiled for choice this month, with a third Street Fighter V launch tournament recently announced by the folks at Gamagori. This launch event will be taking place on February 21st. It’s the store’s first attempt at an FGC event, but they’re offering a door prize in the form of a copy of SFV on PS4 provided 10 players sign up on the day.

Players should note that this is a BYO controller tournament and will be run on PS4 consoles. Here are the other main details:

Location: Gamagori, 3/7 Finlay Place, Wanneroo, Western Australia
Time: February 21st, doors at 10am, registration closes at 10:30
Entry: $15
Format” Double elimination, PS4

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

[GC] Gold Coast Throwdown V SFV Special – February 16th

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The Gold Coast FGC will be hosting a Street Fighter V launch event as part of their ongoing Gold Coast Throwdown series when the game drops next week. The details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday February 16th
Time: 6pm
Location: Good Games Gold Coast, 8/130 Scarborough St, Southport, QLD 4215
Entry Fee: $5

As always, the event will be streamed over on the GCFighters Twitch and for more information, check out the Gold Coast FGC Facebook page.

[Bris] Button-Smash 2016 – Cancelled

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Today Tulf from Keep ‘et Classy announced that the Brisbane major tournament Button-Smash was cancelled for 2016. Button-Smash was scheduled to take place on March 5th-6th, however the decision was made to cancel due to low registration numbers.

Here is the announcement from Tulf that appeared on the Button-Smash event page:

Hey everyone. With 3 weeks outside of the tournament and with under 10 entrants I’m quite devastated to announce we will be pulling the plug on BS for this year. However this isn’t the end of the tournament that weekend.

I’d like to run a larger scale tournament than our usual biweeklies. We will be relocating to guf for this and entry price will be lowered dramatically. If you have already paid the difference will be refunded.

Tournaments to be ran will be:
SFV, blazblue, guilty gear and smash if theres interest for it. I understand smash has frequent meets already.

With our partnership with guf in place sfv will hopefully be ran on pc. We will be testing on release to make sure its stable and able for tournament.
I’m extremely sorry to those looking forward to a major tournament, I’m quite devestated and this decision doesn’t come lightly.

Aaron “Tulf” Costello

This is sad news for everyone that was looking forward to Button-Smash. Fortunately a downsized event may happen in place of Button-Smash. We’ll provide details of this event once they have been formally announced by Keep ‘et Classy.

[Syd/Melb] OHN14 and BAM8 are Ranking Events for Capcom Pro Tour 2016

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Today Capcom announced details for the Capcom Pro Tour 2016. The Capcom Pro Tour offers players all around the world the opportunity to qualify for one of 32 coveted spots in the Capcom Cup Finals for Street Fighter V. This year the tour includes a massive 72 events across four regions worldwide.

The great news for the Australian fighting game community is that two of the ranking events in this year’s tour are based in Australia: Battle Arena Melbourne 8 and the OzHadou Nationals 14!

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BAM8, OHN14 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Events will give competitors the chance to win ranking points needed to qualify for a place in the Capcom Cup Finals. Winners of Street Fighter V at each event will also be sent to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals in South Korea – a CPT Premier event where the winner will earn a direct qualification into the Capcom Cup Finals.

Battle Arena Melbourne 8
Dates: Friday May 13th – Sunday May 15th
Location: Melbourne (venue TBA)

OzHadou Nationals 14
Dates: Friday August 26th – Sunday August 28th
Location: Sydney (venue TBA)

As always OzHadou will provide the latest news regarding BAM8, OHN14 and the progress of Australian players in CPT2016 as it becomes available. Meanwhile you can learn more about the Capcom Pro Tour 2016 by visiting the following websites:

[Per] OzHadou Perth Casuals at ECU – February 14th

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The next casual session at ECU Mount Lawley in Perth is scheduled for this Sunday. Organised by OzHadou Perth, these sessions are open to anyone that wishes to bring along multi-player games, with fighting games highly encouraged.

Date: Sunday, February 14th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Edith Cowan University, Building 18, Room 228, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, WA 6050

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

[Hob] SF5 Tournament at Area 52 E-Sports – February 20th

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If you’re in Hobart and looking for some launch week tournament action in Street Fighter V then Area 52 has you covered. This tournament will be run using PS4 consoles, so be sure to bring along a suitable pad or stick if you can.

Date: Saturday, February 20th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
Entry Fee: $10

For the latest news and announcements concerning this tournament visit the event page on Facebook.

[Woll] Summerslam – February 20th-21st

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There’s a special console fighting game event taking place at the University of Wollongong next weekend. Summerslam is organised by the fighting game division of the UoW Video Game Association. This event differs from the usual Wollongong FGC meets in that it will be run over 2 days with proceeds being donated to Headspace Wollongong, an organisation that provides mental health services and support to 12-25 year olds.

The event will feature tournaments for multiple fighting games including Smash Bros., Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, with space available for BYO setups as well.

Date: Saturday, February 20th – Sunday, February 21st
Time: 10:00am – 6.00pm each day
Location: Building 24, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522
Entry Fee: $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass; profits donated to Headspace Wollongong

For all the details concerning this special charity event visit the official event page on Facebook.

[Ball] SF5 Release Event at GUF Ballarat – February 16th

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When it comes to launch tournaments for Street Fighter V, they don’t come any fresher than launch day! GUF Ballarat is hosting a double elimination tournament to celebrate the release of SF5. They have a range of limited edition SF5 gear on offer for the winner, so if you’re in the area head into GUF on launch day to put your beta skills to the test.

Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: GUF Ballarat, 9 Dana Street, Ballarat, VIC 3350
Entry Fee: $20

Full details, including tournament rules, format and prizes, are available on the official event page.