In addition to competing at OzHadou Nationals 14, legendary Japanese fighting game champion Daigo Umehara has provided us with approximately 100 copies of the English translation of his book The Will to Keep Winning. This translated printing was first available to purchase at Evolution 2016 so for most Australians OHN14 will be a rare chance to pick up a physical copy of Daigo’s first book.
Sales will be strictly limited to one book per pass holder and will be sold at OHN14 on Friday and Saturday only. The price will be finalised by the Friday of OHN14.
After the jump we have an introduction to the book courtesy of Daigo.
As we’ve highlighted previously, since Tekken 7 won’t be released on consoles or PC until early 2017, we are only able to include Tekken 7 in the official line-up for OHN14 thanks to generous support from Bandai Namco Australia. They’ll be bringing two head-to-head tournament stations for Tekken 7 using arcade hardware plus an additional setup featuring the Fated Retribution update for casual play.
Since the Tekken 7 tournament stations rely on arcade hardware we are unable allow players to BYO controllers for the Tekken 7 tournament. Efforts were made to relax this constraint however we were recently informed this could not be achieved. Instead all competitors must play their Tekken 7 matches using one of the Hori Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai arcade sticks provided by Bandai Namco.
The official tournament rules have been updated to reflect this controller constraint for Tekken 7. We apologise for the lateness of this announcement and for any adverse impact it may have on competitors expecting to play in the Tekken 7 tournament using a game pad.
Registration for OHN14 closes on Monday August 22nd and right now we’re 62 passes away from our 600 pass cap. Please register before we run of time or passes to avoid missing out.
OHN 14 is coming and with a slew of new games coming out in the last year, this is likely to be the first major tournament for a lot of new players. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your tournament experience.
OHN registration closes on August 22nd. If you haven’t registered by then, you aren’t playing. No exceptions. Get it done.
Hit the jump for the rest of the guide.
The draft schedule for the OzHadou Nationals 14 is now available on the official OHN14 website. These times are estimates based on projected registration numbers and are still subject to change. Click on the images below for a closer look at the current draft schedule for each day of the event.
Now that people have a good estimate of when the various tournaments will take place, it’s time to get in and register for OHN14 before registration closes on August 22nd.
Majors are a fantastic time for the community to come together and celebrate all things fighting games and OzHadou Nationals 14 is no different. This year we have been very pleased to announce a string of pot bonuses and prizes for those who manage to place exceptionally well in their respective games. In case you’ve missed it, here’s a round-up of all the prizes we’ve received from our generous sponsors this year:
- A Viewsonic VX2457 monitor for all official game winners
- A Brook converter for all official game winners (see the full breakdown here)
- A Consouls merch bundle featuring an EP, World 1 album and a t-shirt (more info here)
- A Consouls World 1 CD for all DIY winners
- Plantronics RIG500 headset for second place (we’re also giving some headsets away! more info here)
- A $1500 pot bonus from Viewsonic Australia & New Zealand split between SFV, MKX, Tekken and VF
- On the topic of pot bonuses, Pokken Tournament, Third Strike and The King of Fighters tournaments are all receiving $100 pot bonuses, Guilty Gear XRD Revelator is receiving a $150 pot bonus and Super Smash Bros. Melee is also receiving a whopping $300 all thanks to their respective communities
- Thanks to Sydney Smash and TO Daniel Cronau, The top 3 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will win flights to DIAD2 in Perth next month (flights valued up to $230)
Of course, there are plenty of reasons to come and be a part of the event if you don’t have your eye on the top spot, this is just a little extra push to keep those lab hours up! Registration for OHN14 is still open, so if you haven’t registered you can still get in on the action!
Guilty Gear XRD Revelator is yet another tournament receiving a pot bonus at OzHadou Nationals 14, this time courtesy of Sydney TO Fireryda. An additional $150 will be added to the pot, which is already looking healthy thanks to over 30 registered entrants.
You can add Guilty Gear to your registration and register for OHN up until August 21st.
We previously reported that Viewsonic will be providing a $1500 pot bonus split among all official FGC titles at OHN14, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat XL and Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. The split was calculated by the number of entrants for each game as of August 8th, and the breakdown for each pot is as follows (with all totals rounded to the nearest $50):
- Street Fighter V – $850
- Tekken 7 – $350
- Mortal Kombat XL – $200
- Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown – $100
Registration closes on August 21st, register before it’s too late so you don’t miss out!
Update: Due to the fact a number of other qualifying events have taken place and we’ve had a large influx of new sign-ups, here is an updated round-up of all international and seeded players for OHN14.
OHN has always been a celebration of Australia’s top talent across all fighting games. With this year’s event being included as part of the Capcom Pro Tour, a lot of international talent has also taken interest in the event and will be making their way to Sydney this August. Currently the confirmed players include:
- BST| Daigo (SFV, Japan)
- DNG Itabashi Zangief (SFV/VF5VS, Japan)
- E.G. K-Brad (SFV/UMVC3, USA)
- PandaTV|Jiewa (SFV, China)
- Lingo (SFV, Japan)
- Sketch (SFV/ST/3S, USA)
- likeabird (SFV, Japan)
- SOJO (SFV/GGXrd, Japan)
- Saltylotus (Indonesia, T7)
- SKS | DAN (SBB4, Chile)
- MrHealthy (SSBM/SSB4/SSB64, Canada)
- Chachi (SSBM, Canada)
- Jonga (SSB64, Vietnam)
A number of Australian players are also eligible for regional seeding, through great placings at various OHN qualifiers:
- SFV: Yunus, Betterpart, AWildLlama
- VF5: IronMyke, Jihoon, Megadeth
- MKX: NVO|Gilbagz, NVO|Cabjoy, Ghost Police
- SSBM: Rainbow, Cunchy, Sora
- SSB4: Killy, ASF Jeese, Luco
- SFV: DS_ZGnoud, Burnoutfighter, Zed
- SSBM: NVO|S.D, DonB, Glacial | Noxus
- SFV: Michael Bernie, Young Blood*
- MKX: ESG|Mar, ESG|Bilbo, ESG|Sic
- SFV: SB|Travis Luong, Lygon, Bikrae
- MKX: ESG|Sinjo,, SB|TravisLuong, Toro
It’s not too late to get in on the action, register for OHN now!
*Young Blood has received a seed because William Nguyen is unable to attend.
Registration closes in just under a week but the OHN 14 announcements are still coming in! The latest game to receive a generous pot bonus is Super Smash Bros. Melee, and thanks to Sydney Smash the pot will receive a nice little bump of $300.
Time is fast running out, so if you want your shot at a piece of the pie you’d better register today!
We’re excited to announce yet another DIY tournament pot bonus for the OzHadou Nationals 14 today. This time it’s for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, one of the most iconic fighting games of the OHN series. Dejan from Gold Coast Fighters is a big supporter of the game, and he’s throwing an extra $100 into the prize pool for 3S at OHN14.
There’s not much time left to register for OHN14, including the DIY tournaments. We need all DIY players to sign-up online this year so that we can minimise pool overlaps between official and DIY games. Make sure you register asap because our deadline of August 22nd, and player cap of 600 people, are both approaching fast.