When it comes to launch tournaments for Street Fighter V, they don’t come any fresher than launch day! GUF Ballarat is hosting a double elimination tournament to celebrate the release of SF5. They have a range of limited edition SF5 gear on offer for the winner, so if you’re in the area head into GUF on launch day to put your beta skills to the test.
Date: Tuesday, February 16th Time: 6:00pm Location: GUF Ballarat, 9 Dana Street, Ballarat, VIC 3350 Entry Fee: $20
Full details, including tournament rules, format and prizes, are available on the official event page.
The OzHadou Perth team has announced their first official tournament for Street Fighter V. Taking place at the end of February, this tournament is being organised in association with host venue The Glitch, Australia’s first social gaming lounge which recently opened in West Perth.
The combination of OzHadou Perth’s tournament experience with a new game and venue will provide an excellent opportunity for new and veteran players alike. Be sure to check this one out if you’re looking to get involved with SF5 and the AU FGC.
When we called on the community to find out what they’d like to see on the OzHadou website, one of the popular requests was more information about connecting with the various fighting game communities within Australia. With the AU FGC scattered across multiple websites and social media pages it can be difficult for people to track down others who share their interest in particular games or live in the same area.
Based on this feedback we’ve introduced new communities pages which can be accessed from the main menu. The default view provides links to Australia fighting game groups and websites divided by fighting game franchises. The secondary view lists groups by region.
As you can see from the pages we’ve covered a lot of active groups, but we’ll need your help to keep it up-to-date. If you know of any active Australian groups or websites that we’ve missed, please let us know via the OzHadou Facebook page.
Brunswick Street Brawl (BSB) is back with a launch tournament for Street Fighter V. This will be the first in a regular series of Brisbane tournaments for SF5, as Tulf and the Keep ‘et Classy crew migrates their efforts towards Capcom’s latest entry in the SF franchise.
Date: Saturday, February 20th Time: 11:30am Location: GUF Brisbane, 281 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Entry Fee: $5 for venue entry plus $5 for the tournament
Reload Bar & Games in Canberra is hosting a special launch tournament for Street Fighter V. This tournament is aimed at giving everyone, featuring Swiss style pools and special character limitations applied to the CFGL regulars. Cosplayers are also encouraged, with a free drink on offer for those who come in costume.
Date: Thursday, February 18th Time: 7:30pm Location: Reload Bar & Games, 38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2601 Entry Fee: $10, includes 1 drink from the bar
For all the details, including tickets, prizes and tournament rules, visit the event page.
Street Fighter V is upon us, it’s time to welcome the first major release of 2016 with its first major Sydney tournament. There’ll be plenty of SFV action as well as all the usual favourites at this month’s YSB. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, February 27th Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000 Entry Fee: $15 (venue entry)
Centralised registration will cease at 2pm so if you arrive after that, please find one of the tournament organisers floating around and sign up via one of us.
Tournament times are as follows:
3:00pm – Super Street Fighter II X – Grandmaster Challenge
4:00pm – Street Fighter V
4:30pm – Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
5:00pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X
Tournament attendance is optional and will only run if there are sufficient numbers and interest on the day. Signups will be taken 30 minutes before scheduled start time, please locate a YSB staff member to register.
In addition to the listed tournaments, there will be plenty of casuals available for all sorts of games. These range from the KOF franchise to older school titles to a variety of anime fighters. If you’d like to co-ordinate casuals for a particular game, drop a comment on the Facebook event or speak to a YSB staff member on the day and we’ll be more than happy to assist.
Tournament fee for SFV and MKX is $5, with the entry distributed for the top 3 players. Tournament fees for DIY games are dependent on the organiser of the respective DIY tournament.
Another AU FGC launch event has been announced for the highly anticipated arrival of Street Fighter V. This time it’s the South Australian Fighting Game Community in Adelaide, who are getting back into gear after recovering from SXC2k15.
Capcom and their partners have provided SAFGC with a range of prizes for the event, including door prizes which will be open to all attendees. The event will be taking place at K-tunes Lounge, the same venue used for the SXC2k15 after-party.
Date: Sunday, February 21st Time: 6:00pm Location: K-tunes Lounge, 116 Grote Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 Entry Fee: $10
At this stage only casual play has been announced. Further details will be provided via the official event page in the coming days.
We’ve already got you covered with a Street Fighter V launch tournament in Sydney, but our friends over at QVSoft have a special launch party happening February 11th and are giving you the chance to play Street Fighter V a week before it officially releases.
If you want in on the action, head over to our Facebook page and tell us in 25 words or less who your favourite SFV character is and why? You could win 1 of 10 double passes to the launch party in Sydney and get some games in with some of Australia’s finest players.
(*DISCLAIMER: Entrants must live in Sydney or be willing to travel at their own expense. This is an over 18 years of age event) – Winners will be contacted by next week!
The Pixel Expo ranking season 1.01 continues this month, doubling as Perth’s launch tournament for Street Fighter V. These tournaments are run using PS4 consoles and will be streamed live via the Pixel Expo Twitch TV channel.
Date: Friday, February 19th Time: 5:00pm casual play; tournament starts 7.00pm sharp Location: Game City, Shop TR2/3, Raine Square Shopping Centre, 300 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000 Entry Fee: $15 for competitors; gold coin donation for spectators
Bonus Prize: The winner also receives a framed EVO APAC poster signed by fighting game legend Daigo Umehara!
A brand new game means a fresh start for everyone, so whether you’re a seasoned veteran coming back for more, or a brand new player who wants to test themselves against some of Australia’s best, come and check it out!
A HUGE thanks to QV, Playstation and The Gamesmen for helping to make this tournament possible.