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3 Green Bars Series 3 Episode 1: Melbourne, Australia

Cpt Munta from New Zealand has travelled all around the world documenting fighting game communities for his excellent series; 3 Green Bars.

This time he covers the scene in our own Melbourne, Australia! He was here about a month before Shadowloo Showdown, and it’s great to see international coverage of our local scene. Check it out:

Vote for BAM community awards!

BAM 2011 is swiftly approaching, this October 1st and 2nd at the CQ in Melbourne.

This year, BAM will be giving out community awards to highlight the contributions, gameplay and traits of our players and community, similar to the awards EVO has been presenting over the years to the likes of Markman, Seth Killian etc.

Awards like; Most Improved Player, Best Comeback, Best Community guy are always fun to vote for. I know last year I was wishing that there were more Community awards for me to vote for, as I feel there are many guys in the community that work so hard for the sake of the community and they definitely deserve more credit for what they do.

The BAM staff would like your suggestions for the awards, and the prize winners will be given awesome medals and maybe even prizes. (Definitely man-hugs will be liberally distributed.)

Please go to this thread and contribute!

EVO 2011 Videos of Australian Players

Check out some matches bbbenson was able to record while at the EVO hall.

Featured below is a video of humanbomb against MVC3 winner Viscant in AE; and the match NefeliousG had to win to proceed to semis. To watch the remaining videos please go to the OzHadou YouTube Channel

Hopefully we see some videos from our Melbourne players when they return!

Don't a Pro Season 2

Hey guys if you remember a few months back kientan and Goswu collaborated on a podcast called Don’t a Pro, covering the Sydney scene.

Well since then Goswu have moved on to greater responsibilities (like admin of OzHadou along with Gamogo!). And kientan has stepped his game up to present Don’t a Pro in a new format (along with a new co-host bbbenson!). It will now be a vlog and below is the first episode.

This was shot a day before Sydney’s bbbenson and humanbomb flew out to America in preparation for EVO2011 (check out mutton’s post below for details to updates for streams twitter etc over the weekend). In this episode they also cover the upcoming ACL Finals held in Brisbane with guest JBHewitt, admin of LanSmash. As well as some new contenders into the Sydney fighting game scene!

Feel free to leave any feedback and keep an eye out for episode 2 when they try to interview those that attended EVO!

One Weekend Till OHN9!

Just a reminder that OHN9 will be happening next weekend and if you haven’t done so, register here!

Please note we now have a special DIY venue entry fee of $25. Which allows you to enter DIY tournaments. However, you cannot enter any official tournaments nor casuals other than DIY. If you paid for a normal venue entry fee ($40), you are entitled to enter official tournaments; casuals; and DIY.

OHN9 Trailer

kientan had been working on the trailer but due to recent events regarding EVO TS, had to hold off releasing it till everything settled. We can now present you guys with the official trailer for OHN9.

Registrations have now reopened so head over here to sign up.

GET PYPED!

ACL circuit starting in April! And Shadowloo releases new guest trailer for SS 2k11

The first LAN event of the ACL circuit will start in Melbourne on April 9th and 10th at Latrobe University.. More events will be held in Sydney and Brisbane, all leading up to the grand finals which will be held in Brisbane. Prizes include the winners of each event getting a flight up to Brisbane and seeding for the finals.

More information on the Melbourne ACL stop can be found at www.aclpro.com.au.

In other news, Shadowloo has just released a new trailer for Shadowloo Showdown 2k11, featuring additional guests and new juicy surprises. Comment on the trailer at www.shadowloo.com.

OHN9 Regionals

Following on from the success of the OH APAC regional tournaments in 2010, OHN is introducing a new series of regional events in the lead-up to OHN9 in May 2011.

The OzHadou Regionals (OHR) is a series of qualifier tournaments for the annual OHN tournament. Players have a chance to secure seeds at OHN in advance by emerging victorious at OHR events. The OHR tournaments will be taking place between now and May 2011 at various locations around the country (see below).

The top 3 players at each OHR tournament will be awarded ranking points which will be used when seeding the brackets at OHN9 for Super Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs Capcom 3. Only OHR winners will be seeded by rank for these two games! Everyone else will be seeded by region at OHN9. If you want to be ranked going into the nationals, you will need to score points by attending and placing top 3 at one or more OHR events.

OHR Tournaments

Here is the list of official OHR tournaments for 2011.

  • Sydney – Genxa
  • Melbourne – ToXY
  • Brisbane – SlapperJoe
  • Perth – Valkyran
  • Adelaide – Mooseking
  • Canberra – moreadon

Check back here for dates, venues and other details for each OHR event as they become available.

OHN9 and Shadowloo Showdown dates announced!

The dates for OHN9 have been set! It will be held on the weekend of 28th-29th of May, 2011.

The venue is 99 on York, in the Sydney CBD.

The official OHN website is coming soon, which will contain full details concerning the tournament games, schedule of activities and online registration. In the meantime, check out the Ozhadou thread for details.

Remember that OHN9 is part of the EVO 2011 tournament season!

Shadowloo Showdown 2k11 is officially taking place on  June 25th-26, 2011.

Full details are incoming, and will be posted on Shadowloo.com.

Multiple international guests to be confirmed and revealed on a later date.

In the meantime, please check out their first official Shadowloo Showdown 2k11 Trailer.

It looks like 2011 is going to be massive year of fighting games for Australia!