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.)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of our continued effort to bring you the best online web experience, Team OzHadou has upgraded the forum. There were a few driving reasons for this, but the main ones were that we were simply outgrowing what phpBB could provide. And combined with the hassle of maintaining the WordPress integration, it made sense to upgrade to a better solution that will be able to provide better long term functionality to the OzHadou members.
Please see this post for an introduction and instructions on the new forum. The main thing to keep in mind is that you will be prompted twice to confirm your password when you log in. This is a security feature we’re implementing due to the migration of all the user accounts from the old database to the new one.
If you have any comments, suggestions or any issues at all, please either post them in the new forum (reply the post above) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t log in.
James Kozanecki from GameSpot AU’s Club Lounge has taken the time out to interview Ziggy about Ozhadou and Zan about Couchwarriors. They shed some insight about the history of their organisations and their thoughts about the direction the Australian fighting game community is headed.
Be sure to read the interviews and support our guys by leaving some comments.