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[Syd] OzHadou Nationals 14 – August 26th-28th

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OHN returns! The OzHadou Nationals are Australia’s longest running fighting game tournament series and OzHadou’s premier annual event.

This year marks the 14th OHN tournament and it’s going to be one of the biggest on record. Here are the first round of major announcements for OHN14:

  • Final Australian 2016 event in Capcom Pro Tour Asia for Street Fighter V.
  • Super Smash Bros. returns to OHN with official singles and doubles tournaments for both WiiU and Melee.
  • The first Australian major tournament for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution with arcade setups provided by Bandai Namco.
  • Major tournaments for popular York Street Battles games Mortal Kombat XL and Virtua Fighter 5: Finals Showdown.
  • Large new venue in the Sydney CBD to accommodate more participants and spectators than ever before!

Date: Friday, August 26th – Sunday, August 28th
Location: Australia Ballroom, Level 1, The Menzies Sydney, 14 Carrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fees: $10 per tournament plus venue entry of $60 (discounts available – see below); spectators $10 each
Website: ohn.ozhadou.net

OHN features mandatory online registration for all attendees. Registration is now open – visit the OHN registration page to purchase your pass. Competitors that register by July 31st will receive a $10 discount on venue entry and have the chance to purchase an official, limited-run OHN14 t-shirt.

To find out more about OHN14 visit the official OHN website and keep up with the latest OHN news here or via the OzHadou social media channels on Facebook & Twitter.

[Melb] BAM8 – International Players, Salty Suite and more

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is almost here! This weekend the Capcom Pro Tour descends on Melbourne for the first of two Australian CPT Asia ranking events in 2016. Almost 600 people have registered for this event and with on-the-day registration available for some games that number is likely to keep growing.

In recent BAM news Razer Xian, EG Momochi, MJS Haitani and Mago-san have been announced as competitors for BAM8, providing a rare chance for Australians to experience world-class in person.

bam8_internationals International competitors coming to BAM8
(clockwise from top left):

  • Mago-san
  • EG Momochi
  • Razer Xian
  • MJS Haitani

An extra event has recently been announced as part of BAM8: the Salty Suite. Taking place in the Melbourne CBD this Thursday, the Salty Suite will provide players a chance to get in some games with the international Smash Bros. competitors ahead of time. This bonus event is being run by BAM8 organisers CouchWarriors.

BAM8 – Salty Suite
Date: Thursday, May 12th
Time: 5:30pm (or 12.00pm for people with Early Access)
Location: Games Laboratory, 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Full details for the Salty Suite are available via the official event page.

UPDATE: All the pool assignments for BAM8 are now available online! Check them out at the official smash.gg page for BAM8.

Finally the brackets for Tekken 7 at BAM8 are now available on Facebook. There’s a great $1,000 pot bonus up for grabs courtesy of Bandai Namco Australia so if you’re in the T7 tournament make sure you know what you’ll be up against.

[Melb] BAM8 – Schedule, Tekken 7 $1k Pot Bonus

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Time is running out to register for Battle Arena Melbourne 8. People have until Saturday May 7th to register online. Numbers are on track to break 400 competitors, continuing BAM’s undisputed position as Australia’s largest fighting game major.

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.

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Super Smash Bros. Schedule.
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“Traditional” Fighting Games Schedule.

Remember to keep an eye on the CouchWarriors Facebook page for the latest updates on BAM and other Melbourne FGC activities.

[Melb] BAM8 – Trailer, Online Registration Closing

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is almost here! In less than 2 weeks Melbourne’s premier fighting game major will take place at CQ Functions. Spanning 3 days this Capcom Pro Tour ranking event and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royal qualifier will be one of the biggest fighting game events in Australia this year.

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.

Check out the details on the official BAM8 website and follow the directions provided.

[Melb] BAM8 – Poll for Friday SF5 Exhibitions

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As BAM8 draws near, organisers CouchWarriors are working hard to finalise the tournament schedule. Muttons has recently started a poll regarding exhibition opportunities for Street Fighter V on Friday May 13th of BAM8.

The options under consideration are:

  • an open entry 3-on-3 team tournament;
  • an invitational 5-on-5, state vs. state exhibition.

If you’re going to BAM, or simply plan to watch the stream, and have a preference then you can share your preference via one of the following pages on Facebook:

For further details regarding BAM8, check out our previous news coverage and make sure you pre-register if you’ll be attending – it will save you time and provide you with the best possible seeding.

[Melb] Tekken 7 Arrives at Galactic Circus

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It’s been a long time coming but Tekken 7 has finally arrived in Melbourne. Arcade Galactic Circus installed their new Tekken 7 cabinet this week and it’s already getting plenty of attention from the Melbourne Tekken community.

Here is a recap 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.

Galactic Circus
Crown Towers Melbourne,
Crown Entertainment Complex,
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank, VIC 3006
Game City
Shop TR2/3,
Raine Square Shopping Centre,
300 Murray Street,
Perth, WA 6000
City Amusements
Shop R307 Level 3,
Market City Shopping,
9-13 Hay Street,
Haymarket, NSW 2000
iPlay Austalia 
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.

Introducing the Bracket Seed Generator – Online Edition

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This week we’ve added another feature to the OzHadou website: the Bracket Seed Generator (BSG). The BSG is a web resource that can be used to seed elimination tournament brackets. You can find the BSG page in the menu bar under “Events”.

Challonge is a great online bracket resource for tournament organisers, providing live, online brackets with plenty of features and a simple web-based interface. Unfortunately Challonge lacks advanced seeding options such as structured random seeding involving player ranks or regions.

OzHadou uses the BSG to seed brackets for the OzHadou Nationals and other large-bracket tournaments, particularly those where pools or regional seeding are involved. The online edition of the BSG has been designed with Challonge and mobile browsers in mind.

While the BSG is compatible with many browsers we’ve had some issues getting it working in Chrome for mobile devices (desktop Chrome is fine). If you’re having problems in your regular browser please try an alternative and let us know about any issues you’re having.

If you’re interested in advanced seeding methods for tournament brackets visit the BSG page and try it for yourself. To learn more about how to use the BSG, hit the jump and read our BSG User’s Guide.

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[Melb] Battle Arena Melbourne 8 – May 13th-15th

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Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) is Australia’s largest major fighting game tournament. Organised by CouchWarriors, BAM8 combines some of the biggest fighting game franchises – Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat – to produce one of the most diverse and competitive fighting game tournaments in the country.

Street Fighter V in particular will be hotly contested as BAM8 is part of the Capcom Pro Tour for 2016.

Date: Friday, May 13th – Sunday, May 15th
Location: CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Entry Fees: $10 per tournament plus venue entry of $40/$50 (see below)

For more information, have a look on the official Facebook event page for BAM8!

Pre-registration for BAM is now available at the official BAM website. Venue entry is $40 for pre-registrations and $50 for those that register at the event. Tournament entry is an additional $10 per bracket.

Pre-registrations will be open until Sunday, May 1st so be sure to get in before then to secure the discounted rate.

After the jump we have a complete list of official tournaments plus some special news for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round at BAM8.
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OzHadou officially ends support for SFV Legacy Controllers on PS4

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As of February 29th 2016, the Legacy Controllers option in Street Fighter V on Playstation 4 will no longer be supported in tournaments sanctioned by OzHadou. Given the time consuming nature of the setup process, combined with the high player count at recent events, this is a necessary step we are taking to make sure tournaments finish in a timely manner. Additionally, the legacy support brought a host of new issues for tournament staff including syncing issues with the DualShock4, which proved to be a huge issue with tournament setups.

The market for next generation sticks is ever-growing and for those that don’t want to make the jump, Brook Converters are also an option. If you’re a little lost as to what you’re options are, we’ll have an article on the site over the next couple of days rounding up some of the more popular options.

DualShock4 pads will still be permitted in OzHadou tournaments run on PS4, however players must sync the pad using a reliable recharge cable and then desync and delete the controller at the end of every tournament match. Anyone found interrupting tournament matches with a DualShock4 pad will face penalties including tournament disqualification, tournament bans and event bans.

Genxa on Good Game – February 23rd & 25th

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OzHadou fighting game veteran and tournament organiser Henry “Genxa” Sham was recently invited to talk Street Fighter V with ABC2’s Good Game. With interest in SF5 running high there was plenty to discuss.

The features with Genxa will air this week over two nights:

Tuesday 23rd Feb 8:30pm – Good Game on ABC2
Genxa participates in general SF5 discussions with host Bajo, including impressions of the new title relative to SF4.

Thusrday 25th Feb Good Game Well Played on the Good Game Youtube channel
Host Hingers goes in-depth on SF5 with Genxa, discussing game mechanics, tournaments and the state of e-sports in relation to the Street Fighter franchise.

These episodes are a great opportunity to give the wider gaming audience a glimpse into SF5 from an AU FGC perspective.