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.
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)
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
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
2nd) A Wild Llama
5th) Alex K
7th) Jstchan Bracket
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.
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)
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.
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.