[Woll] EXPAND GONG 2 – March 31st – April 2nd

After a successful first major last year, Wollongong’s premier fighting game tournament EXPAND GANG returns in March thanks to the Wollongong FGC. EXPAND GONG 2 will once again be held at the University of Wollongong which is just a 90 minute commute from Sydney. UOW is also readily accessible by train (via North Wollongong station), and there’s plenty of parking available both on and around campus.

The event will including tournaments for Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X and Super Smash Bros. (Melee, 4 and Project M). Details for the event can be found below, but be sure to visit the official EXPAND GONG 2 event page for further announcements.

[SYD] Lee/Miguel build of Tekken 7 playable at January YSB

The wait for Tekken 7 just got a little easier for Tekken heads in NSW, as thanks once again to our friends at Bandai Namco Australia, YSB attendees will have another exclusive hands-on with the game at this month’s YSB. That’s not all though – At YSB in January, we’ll have 6 setups equipped with the latest available public build of Tekken 7, featuring the currently unreleased Lee and Miguel. Come down to get some time with this exclusive build, both casual and tournament play will be available throughout the day and players of all levels are encouraged to come give the game a try.

January’s YSB will be taking place on January 28th, find out more about the event here.

[Per] Fighting Game Casuals @ The Moon Cafe – Jan 22nd

The Moon Cafe in Perth will be hosting a BYO casual event this coming Sunday for members of all communities in the Perth FGC. Entry will be free, but organisers are strongly encouraging the community to bring setups to flesh out the space and make sure there is plenty to play. Full details are below, for information regarding what community gear is being brought and all other details , visit the event page on Facebook.

[Adel] Fight Night #81 @ E-Sports Gym – Jan 18th

ESG E-sports Gym will be hosting an event this Wednesday and a lot of fighters will be featured as part of the line-up for both casual and tournament play. Available titles include Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 5, Smash Melee and Injustice for casuals throughout the event as well as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament from 7pm (for an additional $10). All the details for the event can be found below and be sure to check the Facebook event for further information.

 

Announcing Victory Road 2017

Virtua Fighter community leader Made Man today announced the details for Victory Road 2017 and we’re pleased to be able to share it with you all! Here’s what Virtua Fighter fans of all levels can expect around the country in 2017:

The Australian Virtua Fighter community is very proud to announce that VICTORY ROAD will return anew in 2017! After an outstanding year of community growth and improvement in the inaugural 2016 season, the Victory Road league is returning, bigger and better than ever. Beginning in February, this time the league will be Inter-State, being run in NSW, Victoria and Queensland!

Everyone is invited to join our excellent and friendly community for this amazing fighting game. It’s especially helpful for new players, as you’ll be able to see your long term results and improvement while veteran VF players can grow their skills and fight for the coveted top spots on the ladder!

For anyone who wants to play, check out the local tournaments in your state! All ranking points will begin in February 2017.

NSW: Monthly tournaments at YSB (York Street Battles).
Tournament Organiser: Made Man (Luke)
VIC: Monthly tournaments at CouchWarriors Ranking Battles (CW Ranbats)
Tournament Organiser: Berzerk (Daniel)
QLD: Monthly tournaments at Sonic Boom.
Tournament Organiser: Orin Q

Experience the game series that pioneered 3D Fighting, the most balanced fighting game on the market, and one of the most welcoming communities in fighting games. Feel free to ask questions in the group Australia Virtua Fighter, or in person at your local event!

We’ll be broadcasting plenty of the Sydney action over on our Twitch page and we’ll be sure to report on any streams from other states too!

[Melb] MTZ Tekken 7 Tournament #1 – January 28th

Melbourne Tekken are kicking off their 2017 tournament season with a double elimination bracket at the end of this month. New players are encouraged to come give the game a try as there are bonus credits given to players on entry, which can be used outside of the tournament on the machines. Here are the full details for the event:

Date: Saturday, January 28th
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Melbourne Tekken HQ – 422 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, 3000
Entry Fee: $10 ($5 for the pot and $5 for your bonus game credits)

For full info on the tournament, check out the Facebook event.

[Melb] CouchWarriors Ranbat – January 28th (Smash 4 + RoA)

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CouchWarriors ranbats are back in 2017!

January 28th’s meet will see tournaments for Super Smash for Wii U and Rivals of Aether.  Come for a day of tournament excitement and casuals – place well in the ranbat season and win medals and prizes at the end of the year! Details for the event are as follows:

Dates: Saturday, January 28th
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

For full details on the day, including tournament times, check out the Facebook event.

[Melb] CouchWarriors Ranbat – January 21st (Fighters + Melee)

 

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CouchWarriors ranbats are back in 2017!

January 21st’s meet will see tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter V.  Come for a day of tournament excitement and casuals – place well in the ranbat season and win medals and prizes at the end of the year! Details for the event are as follows:

Dates: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

For full details on the day, including tournament times, check out the Facebook event.

[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals – January 14

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Hi guys, it’s the first CCH (Chris’ Club House) of 2017!

CCH will no longer operate on a fortnightly schedule but instead be on the 2nd and 4th week of every month. This is to avoid clashes with the CouchWarriors Ranbat which is on the 3rd week of every month and Chris Ho’s tournaments which will be on the 1st week of every month. The first event’s details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, January 14
Time: 3pm 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.

Additionally, 2017’s CCH schedule is as follows:

Jan 14, 28
Feb 11, 25 (Check out Carnage’s Round Robin tournament “Stay Sharp Round 2” on Feb 11 at the CCH venue here)
March 11, 25
April 08, 22
May 13, 27
June 10, 24
July 08, 22
August 12, 26
September 09, 23
October 14, 28
November 11, 25

 

 

[Bris] Throwdown Thursday | SFV Casuals – January 12th

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The first Throwdown Thursday of the year kicks off in Brisbane this week, featuring Street Fighter V action for players of all levels. These casual sessions, organised by Brisbane Fighters at GUF Brisbane, provide a great chance for players to get some practice between local tournaments. The details for the event are as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 12th.
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee

For more details on Throwdown Thursday visit the event page on Facebook.