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.
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-sanhave been announced as competitors for BAM8, providing a rare chance for Australians to experience world-class in person.
International competitors coming to BAM8 (clockwise from top left):
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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)
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. (more…)
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.
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.