BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0 Has Arrived!

Today is the release of the long awaited BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0 on PC, with the release of 2.0 on PS4 being followed up tomorrow on the 21st.

Here’s what you need to know

  • Official 2.0 Patch Notes from ArcSytemWorks
  • The update will be released as a free balance patch. This means all existing owners of Blazblue Cross Tag Battle will be automatically upgraded
  • An additional 2.0 DLC pack will be available for $25USD. This adds 9 new characters to the roster. Celica and Susanoo from Blazblue, Elizabeth and Adachi from Persona 4 Arena, Hilda from Under Night In-Birth, Akatsuki and Blitztank from Akatsuki Blitzkampf, Yumi from Senran Kagura and Neo Politan from RWBY, making for a total of over 50 characters!
  • The Deluxe Edition (With DLC Packs 1-7) will be replaced with the Special Edition (Deluxe Edition + 2.0 DLC Pack) when the patch drops. If you don’t have the game yet, be sure to hold out on purchasing to ensure you get all the content!

With plenty of changes to both characters and system and a leading pace on the ArcRevo2020 tour, There’s no better time to get into this zany mash-up of a versus game.

Due to being released over a week from York Street Battles #73 and a non-entry fee tournament, it will be run on the 2.0 patch. Be sure to spend the week beforehand to brush up on all the character and mechanic changes before then!

Samurai Shodown – Kazama Kazuki released!

Yesterday was the release of the third of Samurai Shodown’s DLC characters in the first season pass, Kazama Kazuki

If you have the season pass, be sure to hit up the playstation store to download this character for free, otherwise he is available for $8.95AUD

As he is releasing over a week before York Street Battles #73, he will be legal for the tournament on the day. Be sure to brush up on the matchup before hand or be turned to ash!

 

Street Fighter V Championship Edition – New characters, New package

Over the weekend, the North American Regional Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter V occured. With two major tournaments, an open tournament for all entrants and a regional tournament for those from the NA region, this was the last chance to snatch up any points to qualify for the Capcom Pro Tour

For a summary of the event, check out Capcom’s recap blog post

To catch up on any of these exciting matches you might’ve missed, be sure to check out their youtube channel

Concluding this event, Capcom  announced some very exciting news

Street Fighter V Championship Edition has been announced with a slew of enticing new features. Here’s some of them

  • A compiled package of all currently released content including new upcoming content until the conclusion of the season
  • New character: Gill from Street Fighter 3
  • V-Skill 2 for all characters

All of this coming at a discounted price of $30(USD) on February 14, 2020. There’s no such better time to jump into this series

Curious to see these changes in action? Check out the trailer

And be sure to follow Capcom Fighters for more news related to the Capcom Pro Tour!

 

Arc Revo Announcements – GG2020 named, Arc Revo Tour 2020!

Over the past weekend (Nov 17-18), Arc System Work’s tournament series ARCREVO concluded with a major tournament in Irvine, CA,  USA.

With a number of competitors from across the globe, qualifying from various events such as Revolution in UK, EVO in US and JP, Toushinsai in JP, SEAM in Singapore and many more, they battled it out to determine the final champion between Arc System Work’s three headlining titles: Blazblue Central Fiction, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2

With two days of intense, hard fought matches all throughout the event, be sure to catch any missed matches on their youtube channel!

Blazblue Central Fiction Results

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Results

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2 Results

Such a major tournament doesn’t come without some major news and Arc System Works doesn’t disappoint!

First by announcing a working title for the new Guilty Gear, now known as Guilty Gear -STRIVE- (with the IV in STRIVE noting it as the 4th title in the series after GG2 and Xrd)

Check out their new trailer featuring the currently announced cast with a certain new spooky returning character

Closing with with news on another ARCREVO tour for 2020!

Notable points include

  • Starting in Spring 2020, Ending Fall 2020 with a finals later in the year
  • Featuring Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Granblue Fantasy Versus as headlining titles
  • 15 qualifying entrants and a guaranteed last entrant through an LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) Tournament
  • Points earned through qualifying events throughout the tour

With a fresh game in Granblue Fantasy and a new update on the horizon for Blazblue Cross Tag, Could it be a chance for an Australian player to show up?

Be sure to follow their twitter for more ArcSystemWorks news!

I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E46 – We Are Family (feat. PoppaHam and KezDog)

In an IDEP first, we’re joined this week by two gaming parents! Joining us is PoppaHam, father of NZ Tekken superstar Wowzer and KezDog, mother of OHN16 Smash Ultimate champion DefectiveDagger to get their perspective on being a parent in the competitive gaming space. After that we cover Tekken’s $4 frame data, the announcement of Chipp (and Potemkin) in the new Guilty Gear and lament the death of chip kills.

Recorded November 4th , 2019 live @ Twitch.tv/Gamrah

Video and show notes after the jump as always (more…)

[SYD] York Street Battles #72 Results

YSB #71 has wrapped up over the weekend. Many thanks to everyone for your support. See everyone at YSB #72 on November 30th!

Results:

Tekken 7
1st) GG | Dee-on Grey
2nd) Mystic Journey | McCheese
3rd) BoX
Bracket
Street Fighter V
1st) Charlie D
2nd) Ayjay
3rd) Kanga | Dailou
Bracket
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
1st) OH | Kyokugen
2nd) Cheedabee
3rd) Dr. Kimble
Bracket
Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
1st) Risky / CrazyDiamond
2nd) JJ
3rd) Render
Bracket
Mortal Kombat 11
1st) DS | Waz
2nd) TFA | SpruceMoose
3rd) FRE | A Cup Kevin
Bracket
Skullgirls 2nd Encore
1st) SeaJay
2nd) Risky / CrazyDiamond
3rd) Eterpay (Project_Munt)
Bracket
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
1st) Genxa
2nd) Dr. Kimble
3rd) magoolachub
Bracket
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
1st) What is | Life
2nd) FoE | Runaes
3rd) Retired | AwakenedBeing
Bracket
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
1st) Rusecruise
2nd) What is | Life
3rd) Numero_Uno_Loser
Bracket
Dragon Ball FighterZ
1st) Kanga | Dailou
2nd) TxC | Sendo
3rd) Esto
Bracket
Samurai Shodown
1st) Genxa
2nd) KKO | SirSlush
3rd) AlexK
Bracket
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
1st) spikey
2nd) neillyo
3rd) Genxa
Bracket
Soul Calibur VI
1st) FoE | Runaes
2nd) TCZ | Goat
3rd) TCZ | Alto
Bracket

[Syd] York Street Battles #72 – Oct 26th

We’re back for another YSB at York Street Battles #72

Doors will open at 11:30am for the day. Please confirm entry and registration at the door before playing any games. Tournament registration will be available until 1.00PM. If you’re arriving later be sure to pre-register on smash.gg and make sure you’re signed up as we won’t be taking any tournament sign-ups after.

Payment for YSB may be performed either online via credit or debit card, or at the venue in cash. Entry must be paid for anyone who plays on any setup at the venue, whether for a tournament or casually. All payments at the venue are cash only. Spectators may attend the event for free, provided they do not play on any setup.

Registration and/or payments may be settled at the door until 1pm on the day. If arriving after this time, please find a tournament organiser to pay the entry fee and/or any pre-registered tournament fees.

Controllers are not provided for this event – players are expected to bring or arrange their own controllers for any casual or tournament matches at the event. All games are played on PS4, except for Virtua Fighter 5 which is run on XBOX 360.


Planned tournaments (upon confirmation):
– Tekken 7
– Street Fighter V
– Mortal Kombat 11
– Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
– Dragon Ball FighterZ
– Samurai Shodown
– Soulcalibur VI
– Dead or Alive 6
– Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
– GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2
– BlazBlue: Central Fiction
– BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
– Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
– Street Fighter III: Third Strike
– Super Street Fighter II Turbo
– Skullgirls 2nd Encore
– Pokkén Tournament DX


Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/406816323302212/

Sign up to the event here: https://smash.gg/tournament/york-street-battles-72/details


Special thanks to the following

Battle Kat Bunker – Sydney’s fighting game hang-out https://www.facebook.com/BattleKatBunker/

GVP Esports – Newcastle’s fighting game scene https://www.facebook.com/GVPesports

Couchwarriors and Twitch for organising the BAM Path to Evo league https://www.bampathtoevo.com.au/

Catch up with the community on our discord https://discord.gg/DGMyGKw

OzHadou Nationals 16 Results

OzHadou Nationals 16 

Sydney’s premier fighting game major returns after a year hiatus with a bang! With over 500 attendees and 20 titles in the lineup, OHN16 made for one of the most exciting majors of the year.

From the OzHadou team, We’d like to thank every attendee, from competitor to spectator. With a new venue but a familiar weekend of hype, we hope we brought back the spirit of OHN and much more! We hope to see you all again next year for an even bigger and better event!

Results

 

Official Game Lineup

Tekken 7
1st) Rest
2nd) GG | Dee-on Grey
3rd) KANGA | wowzer
4th) Lucky Strikes
5th) BoX
5th) BKB | Luper
7th) Kanga | Chand NY
7th) gregory
Bracket | VOD
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
1st) Athletico | DD
2nd) Kanga | Jdizzle
3rd) Paradox | AT LOWES
4th) SebPro101
5th) GG | Sriks
5th) AMR | ReRaze
7th) DT | Luma
7th) Doctor A Ness
Bracket
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Doubles
1st) Corvid / ReRaze
2nd) Pazx / Luma
3rd) Sriks / Ghost
4th) Joe / AT LOWES
5th) DD / Jdizzle
5th) ft / Tin Man
7th) Doctor A Ness / 4ParX
7th) Lumidyne / SebPro101
Bracket
Mortal Kombat 11
1st) Waz
2nd) GG | Gilbagz
3rd) DHL | Boy9-1
4th) nicky
5th) Jugibava
5th) Saggat83
7th) _ | Hallak007
7th) Bardolphs | Boof
Bracket
Street Fighter V Singles
1st) GG | Rumours
2nd) GG | bksama
3rd) Rupps
4th) syo
5th) AwildLLAMA
5th) Riku
7th) GG | Spaceghost
7th) Zarzob
Bracket | VOD
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]
1st) Kyokugen
2nd) Silent
3rd) nor
4th) ragkyo
5th) ceraph
5th) Cheedabee
7th) AlexK
7th) Dr. Kimble
Bracket | VOD
SAMURAI SHODOWN
1st) Genxa
2nd) Centurion Nugget
3rd) Tactilewater
4th) GG | bksama
5th) ON | Taj Garou
5th) SirSlush
7th) Vlasta
7th) Kyokugen
Bracket | VOD
Dragon Ball FighterZ
1st) Marmiteinajar
2nd) TxC | Sendo
3rd) ZEDDDDDDDDDD
4th) Kanga | Dailou
5th) KHFC | Novix
5th) ATH | RaptR
7th) KHFC | Nolbie
7th) Batwing
Bracket | VOD
Melee Singles
1st) ATH | Sock
2nd) Zxv
3rd) DT | Luma
4th) coyboy
5th) Goofy
5th) az
7th) Muso
7th) Ando
Bracket
Melee Doubles
1st) Trepidate / Zxv
2nd) Spike / Jisp
3rd) Jarcino / Muso
4th) Gords / Fruit
Bracket

Community Game Lineup

Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
1st) Feri
2nd) Toneblerone
3rd) ceraph
Bracket | VOD
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
1st) Zosima
2nd) Genxa
3rd) ON | Taj Garou
Bracket | VOD
Soul Calibur VI
1st) Tomiolly
2nd) zuzu
3rd) JEL
Bracket | VOD
Ultra Street Fighter IV
1st) Stream Monsters
2nd) AfterDeath
3rd) Kanga | Dailou
Bracket
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
1st) What is | Life
2nd) ragkyo
3rd) ASF | jeese
Bracket | VOD
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
1st) ragkyo
2nd) JediLink
3rd) CW | Javi
Bracket | VOD
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
1st) Nedjoe
2nd) Giggles
3rd) Dust
Bracket | VOD
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
1st) Myke
2nd) Chill
3rd) MadeMan
Bracket | VOD
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
1st) TNH | A Marvel Player
2nd) Genxa
3rd) Hugo
Bracket
Dead or Alive 6
1st) FoE | Runaes
2nd) CW | Javi
3rd) TRI | Hiblivious
Bracket | VOD
Pokken Tournament DX
1st) LIV | Jamesibell
2nd) Santa
3rd) Nyterra
Bracket | VOD
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
1st) JediLink
2nd) Risky / CrazyDiamond
3rd) SeaJay
Bracket | VOD

 

Special Thanks to the following groups that helped make this possible

Bandai Namco

Battle Kat Bunker – Sydney’s casual fighting game hub

Sydney Smash – Home of Sydney’s Super Smash Bros. Community

BAM Path to Evo – A national league to win a trip to Evo courtesy of Twitch

Petro Rose – For helping manage our main stage stream

Catch some of our favourite photos of the event on our facebook page with thanks to

Still Pixel Photography

As well as some additional community photos by Kouki

 

[SYD] York Street Battles #71 Results

YSB #71 has wrapped up over the weekend, and many thanks to everyone for your support.

With OHN less than a month away, be sure to get the practice in at the following local events – Hard Knockdown #2 run by the Double KO team on September 1 (https://smash.gg/hkd2), and Bankstown Runbacks 06 on September 14 (page will be up shortly). Hope to see you there, and if not, at OHN! 🙂

Results:

Tekken 7
1st) McCheese
2nd) BoX
3rd) romppastompa
Bracket | VOD
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
1st) OH | Kyokugen
2nd) Yukarin
3rd) Dr. Kimble
Bracket | VOD
Mortal Kombat 11
1st) GG | Gilbagz
2nd) A Cup Kevin
3rd) Joon
Bracket | VOD
Samurai Shodown
1st) CENTURION NUGGET
2nd) Genxa
3rd) KKO | SirSlush
Bracket | VOD
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
1st) Rusecruise
2nd) Numero_Uno_Loser
3rd) Nu | Gatekeeper of NSW anime
Bracket
Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
1st) Risky / CrazyDiamond
2nd) JJ
3rd) Render
Bracket | VOD
Dragon Ball FighterZ
1st) Esto
2nd) AmaliKada
3rd) CaNMT | No Funny Name
Bracket
Street Fighter V
1st) GG | Rumours
2nd) GG | Spaceghost
3rd) KKO | SirSlush
Bracket
Skullgirls 2nd Encore
1st) Risky / CrazyDiamond
2nd) SeaJay
3rd) pepsi
Bracket
Soul Calibur VI
1st) Desert | TSF Goat
2nd) FoE | Runaes
3rd) Redfield
Bracket
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
1st) MadeMan
2nd) CHAD | AsurasAbyss
3rd) Yam
Bracket | VOD
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
1st) Life
2nd) FoE | Runaes
3rd) ASF | jeese
Bracket | VOD
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
1st) Hugo
2nd) AfterDeath
3rd) Genxa
Bracket
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
1st) AfterDeath
2nd) Jfizzman
3rd) Genxa
Bracket | VOD
Dead or Alive 6
1st) Draidens
2nd) FoE | Runaes
3rd) Desert | TSF Goat
Bracket
Pokken Tournament DX
1st) Mako | Santa
2nd) Glace
3rd) Big Drippy
Bracket
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
1st) Dr. Kimble
2nd) TFA | SpruceMoose
3rd) AfterDeath
Bracket

You can catch the event archives for all stations over on the OzHadou YouTube page.

General anonymous feedback for this event or anything else can also be submitted here: https://goo.gl/forms/qHlKN0f2KSLtIMlo1