The quiet Brisbane Street Fighter V tournament scene is being Sonic Boomed back to life this Sunday at Guf Brisbane. For locals heading to Melbourne for BAM8 Sonic Boom will provide welcome tournament practice.
Note that this tournament will be run on PCs and pre-registration is available via Challonge. There are also great prizes on offer thanks to a $150 pot bonus courtesy of Gold Coast Fighters and tournament organiser Patrick Cummins.
Date: Sunday, May 8th Time: 11:30am Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006 Entry Fee: $10 ($5 venue entry plus $5 tournament entry)
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.
Hosted by Area 52 E-Sports, the first TFC tournament took place last weekend, featuring several games including Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. 4. The SF5 tournament was won by ZM, defeating Swebe in the grand final and going through the bracket undefeated.
Bandai Namco Australia will be bringing a Tekken 7 arcade setup to BAM8 for both casual and tournament play, with Tekken 7 now added to the official line-up of BAM8 tournaments. This will be the first major tournament for Tekken 7 in Australia and a great chance for people to see what the game is all about given its limited availability in Australian arcades.
Numbers for BAM8 have been rising steadily with over 160 people already registered. Pre-registration will close on Saturday May 7th, one week before the event. Be sure to preregister online to jump the queue on arrival and secure your spot in some of the 13 tournament games on offer.
Two of the interstate qualifiers for Battle Arena Melbourne 8 took place last weekend, with players competing for seeding at the forthcoming Australian major, which is also a Capcom Pro Tour Asia ranking event.
The first of these qualifiers was run by Stick Addiction at Three D6 in Canberra. This month’s Street Fighter V winner was Beefy who went undefeated with his M.Bison including a confident 3-0 win over Mikey in the grand final.
Beefy’s practice paid off throughout the tournament.
Top 2 for SF5 (left to right): Mikey and Beefy. Maybe Mikey was wearing the wrong gear?
The second BAM8 qualifier was organised by OzHadou Perth and Pixel Expo at The Glitch last Sunday. First place in Street Fighter V went to SB|SonicFoxFanboy who also went through the bracket undefeated, including a 3-0 victory over YassBass777 in the grand final. Qualifier tournaments were also held for MKXL and UMvC3 which were won by xNoRagrets and Weng respectively.
The first of Goodpart’s Thursday Night Throwdown online tournaments for Street Fighter V took place last Thursday. The series kicked off with over 30 competitors from around the country. The top 3 results were:
The first ever Perth tournament for Tekken 7 will be taking place at Game City this Friday. The Tekken 7 cabinets will be free to play during the tournament and the format will be double elimination with matches best of 3 games.
Date: Friday, April 22nd Time: 7:00pm Location: Game City, Shop TR2/3, Raine Square Shopping Centre, 300 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000 Entry Fee: $15 per player
For all the details regarding this tournament, including prizes, check out the official event page.