The Consouls will be sponsoring OHN once again this year, with a number of prizes for both competitors and spectators. They will be providing prize pack consisting of a t-shirt, EP and World 1 album for all official games and a World 1 album for all DIY winners.
The albums feature a number of jazz arrangements from video game tunes and you can find more about it on their website.
If you can’t make the event, keep an eye out on Twitch and Twitter, as there’ll be a number of download codes being given away throughout the weekend as well. Make sure you’re following both The Consouls and OzHadou on Twitter for any and all updates on that.
Registration for OHN14 is open now.
Last week Capcom announced the online ranking events for this year’s Capcom Pro Tour. One of the two Asia/Oceania online ranking events includes covers Australia and New Zealand. This is a rare opportunity for Australian Street Fighter V players to get involved with the CPT without the need to travel.
Date: Sunday, August 7th
Time: 10:00am Singapore Standard Time (SST)
Locations: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Requirements: Challonge account, wired internet connection with minimum 3Mbps upload speed.
Entry Fee: Free; tournament capped at 256 players.
Although entry is free, places are strictly limited and at the time of posting almost 70 of the slots have already been taken. If you meet the requirements and are interested in participating be sure to read the rules on the CPT website then sign up via Challonge.
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 (once available) to be in the draw! Keep an eye on OzHadou for updates once the survey is ready for players to fill out.
If you haven’t already, you can register for OHN14 here.
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.
With registrations closing about a month from today, planning for the 14th OzHadou Nationals major in Sydney are ramping up. There are several qualifiers taking place around the country this month and discounts for early registrations will be ending very soon.
Once again OHN is nominating local tournaments around the country as OHN qualifier events. Players that place well in an OHN14 qualifier will receive rank seeding privileges in the official tournament brackets at OHN14. Below is the current list of OHN14 qualifiers that have been announced to date. Check details of each event to learn more about which games are eligible for rank seeds.
For those pursuing valuable Capcom Pro Tour Asia points these qualifiers are must-attend tournaments to help strong players get solid starting positions in the OHN14 brackets for Street Fighter V.
Check out these events to support your local scene and test your form ahead of OHN14.
Registration Discounts Ending July 31st
Registration for OHN14 has been opened for a while now. We already have over 100 competitors registered for the event and numbers are growing daily. OHN14 is shaping up to be one of the largest fighting game tournaments ever held in Sydney.
After July 31st the early-bird registration period will end with competitor pass prices increasing by $10. Orders for the limited-edition OHN14 t-shirt will also be closed once the early bird period has ended.
For those that need assistance to register, OzHadou will be taking OHN14 registrations in person for one day only – at YSB #44 on July 23rd (tomorrow). People are also encouraged to talk to other members of their local communities if they need help registering for OHN14, especially those attending any of the qualifier events listed above.
Make sure to register for OHN14 asap to secure your early bird discount and official t-shirt, and remember that OHN does not take any onsite registrations – all attendees must register online before August 22nd.
Finally for DIY tournament participants, please note that we’re taking tournament entry fees online for all DIY tournaments. This is a change to past OHN DIY tournaments so please remember to submit your registrations online. DIY games can be added to new and existing registrations up until August 22nd.
Visit the OHN website for a complete list of the official and DIY tournament games on offer.
The Southern Cross Championships (SXC) is an annual fighting game major organised by the South Australian Fighting Game Community (SAFGC). SAFGC recently announced the dates for SXC2K16. This will be the fourth iteration of SXC and as usual it’ll round-out the Australian majors circuit for the year.
It’s very early days for SXC2K16 news. Here are the dates and venue for the tournament.
Date: Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th
Location: Adelaide UniBar, Victoria Drive, Gate 10, Level 5, Union House, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005
The game line-up is still being determined. After a year of local and major tournaments, including our nation’s first ever contributions to the Capcom Pro Tour, SXC will be Australia’s opportunity to crown national champions across multiple fighting games for 2016.
Check out the official SXC2K16 event page for current details and keep an eye on the SAFGC Facebook page for all the latest news and announcements for SXC2K16.
The e-sports train made additional stops in Sydney recently with announcements that two more Australian players have been picked-up for sponsorship.
Firstly Nuovo Gaming announced that OzHadou’s community manager FaYd has been added to their team. FaYd has been part of the OzHadou team since 2006, where he was the tournament organiser for Tekken 5: DR at OHN5. A long time veteran player and organiser of the Sydney Tekken community, FaYd is known nationwide for his tireless contributions to the Australian fighting game community. FaYd is also one of the hosts of the I Don’t Even Podcast. FaYd’s next tournament will be Evolution 2016 in Las Vegas, followed soon after by the OzHadou Nationals 14 where he will be running the official bracket for Tekken 7.
Meanwhile Glacial Gaming announced that Sydney newcomer AWildLlama is the first Street Fighter player added to their e-sports team. AWildLlama burst onto the Sydney scene at YSB #41 taking 2nd place in Street Fighter V. Since then he has notched up an additional SF5 2nd place and a win at YSB, and also placed equal 7th at BAM8 in May, a very impressive performance given the top 4 players in this bracket were internationals. It’s great to see AWildLlama’s early success being rewarded, and we look forward his performance at OHN14 in August.
This week another e-sports organisation has announced its support for some of Australia’s best fighting game competitors. Nuovo Gaming has entered the Australian competitive fighting game scene by sponsoring four of Sydney’s top Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter V competitors: Cabjoy, Gilbagz, Spaceghost and Erkybomb.
The other AU FGC player sponsorship announcements from Nuovo Gaming are for the Smash Bros. community, with Smopup, SD, Waveguider and Ghost added to their e-sports team line-up.
In addition to being regular top-placers at tournaments, the Nuovo Gaming team includes several major AU FGC contributors. Cabjoy and Gilbagz are known for the Friendly Alliance Podcast and Erkybomb is a regular panellist on the I Don’t Even Podcast.
For full details on the Nuovo Gaming announcement read the news article published by PVP Live.
There’s a new location in Melbourne this week with a Tekken 7 cabinet. Community member and stream expert Baraa has announced that “Jin’s shop” on Bourke St now has a pair of Tekken 7 cabinets complete with direct-capture for recording matches. The Melbourne Tekken community has worked hard to get this setup together.
If you’re looking to get into the game ahead of its highly anticipated console release, or need to train up for the OzHadou Nationals in August this venue is worth supporting.
Here is a recap of all the Tekken 7 locations in Australia that we currently known about. If you know about a Tekken 7 location please contact us and we’ll add it to our list.
422 Bourke St,
Melbourne, VIC 3006
Crown Towers Melbourne,
Crown Entertainment Complex,
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank, VIC 3006
Raine Square Shopping Centre,
300 Murray Street,
Perth, WA 6000
Shop R307 Level 3,
Market City Shopping,
9-13 Hay Street,
Haymarket, NSW 2000
142 Albert Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Visit the Australia Tekken Community page on Facebook to find out when and where people are playing, and to keep up with news regarding local arcade tournaments and meets for Tekken 7.
Exciting news for the Australian fighting game community today with e-sports organisation Dark Sided announcing the addition of Australian players Zgnoud and Falco to their Street Fighter team. This sponsorship announcement comes right after impressive showings at BAM8 by both players.
Zgnoud finished equal 13th in Street Fighter V and placed 4th in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Falco placed 5th in Street Fighter V, the highest placing for an Australian and he made the top 16 by knocking RZR|Xian from Singapore into the losers bracket. Falco also placed 2nd in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator.