Prepare to strike as Australia’s Third Strike community will be running an online round robin tournament on February 27th, bringing in a healthy dose of competition that will include seasoned veterans as well as the next generation of 3S players. Natsu Cup is the first of four online tournaments that will have 2 groups of 5 players, Group A and B, battling it out to make their way to the top of the ladder. The competition will commence on February 27th and will go on throughout the week.
At the conclusion of the event, the top player in each group will receive: 1 entry fee paid to any Australian fighting game major (Note: this does not include additional tournament entries, flights or accommodation), or a donation of $250 made out to a licensed charity of their choosing. The event will also have a promotion and relegation rule where the top 2 players from Group B will then qualify for Group A, while the bottom 2 players from Group A will no longer qualify for Group A and will be relegated to Group B.
Here are the players and the characters they will be using from each group:
Matches will be played on the Fightcade platform, where the replays will then be uploaded to the Aussie Battlers YouTube channel during the week following the commencement of the tournament.
To stay updated on the Natsu Cup and all things 3S in Australia, or if you’d like to be a part of future online tournaments, make sure to join the AUS/NZ Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike fighters group on Facebook.
Check out the Natsu Cup Roster trailer and Group A player introduction video after the jump.
Sonic Boom 14 wrapped up last weekend at Guf Brisbane featuring another healthy bracket and a special interstate guest. Melbourne’s Zed made a guest appearance at Sonic Boom and ended up taking the entire bracket. The rest of the top 3 was as follows:
|Street Fighter V
1st: Zed (Necalli)
2nd: Katabami (Guile)
3rd: SLD | SilverAsch (Juri)
Sonic Boom will be back again in a fortnight.
The full game list for Battle Arena Melbourne 9, Melbourne’s annual fighting game major, has now been released and features a variety of games across all corners of the FGC. They are:
Super Smash Brothers 4 Wii U
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Street Fighter V
Guilty Gear Xrd
Mortal Kombat X
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
The King of Fighter XIV
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Brothers 64
Rivals of Aether
Blazblue Central Fiction
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter V 3v3 Teams (Friday night 32 teams cap)
Pre-registration is now live at Smash.GG, so you’re able to register for your games ahead of time.
Note: Pre-registration is $50 venue entry, pre-registration closes two weeks before the event and on the day entry will be $60.
Registration for Smash WiiU and Melee is pre-registration only. All other on-the-day registration for games must be done one hour before the game’s first pool starts.
If you wish to join the event as a spectator, you are more than welcome! It’s only $20 for the entire weekend to take in the event.
I Don’t Even Podcast returns once again this evening featuring Australian Tekken veteran Luper. We’ll be talking about his transition from 3D down to 2D, his history in the scene and his thoughts on the state of AUFGC as a whole. Catch it all live, tonight from 8pm AEST @ twitch.tv/gamrah.
We’ve embedded the stream below but if you want to be a part of the chat, head directly to the channel here.
Watch live video from gamrah on www.twitch.tv
Sonic Boom XIII took place at Guf Brisbane last weekend with another strong turnout from the local scene. Queensland’s Street Fighter competition remains incredibly tough and the results for tournament can be found below:
|Street Fighter V
1st: Katabami (Guile)
2nd: GodlyEffect (Karin)
3rd: DaleNvrFails (Juri)
ESG in Adelaide held a Street Fighter V bracket over the weekend with victory going the way of longtime multi-game specialist, A1 Major. We’ve got the top 3 below, but check out the Facebook thread for the full results:
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YSB welcomed the new year in with a bang last weekend with impressive turnout and support from all of corners of Sydney’s FGC. A big thank you to everyone who came out and an even bigger thank you to Bandai Namco Australia for allowing us to get a look at a very exclusive build of Tekken 7. Here are the full results from the weekend:
|Street Fighter V
2nd) ABM | KG
|The King of Fighters XIV
1st) Alex K
|Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown War Games
Team Jihoon was victorious over Team Made Man
|Mortal Kombat X
3rd) Spruce Moose
4th) Ghost Police
| Super Street Fighter II Turbo
1st) ABM | KG
|Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
|BlazBlue: Central Fiction
|Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
5th) Black Thunder
5th) Your best friend
7th) Lazy Dave
| Injustice: Gods Among Us
A lot more games were showcased on stream this month and we’ll be keeping that trend up going forward. Look for the archives from the weekend over the next couple of days here on the blog.
The latest in the series of Reload Bar & Games Street Fighter V tournaments went down in Canberra last Sunday. Stick Addiction held the tournament with Matt Diep taking out the first Reload of the 2017. Below we have details of the top 3 and full results are available via the Stick Addiction Facebook page.
|Street Fighter V Results
1st) Matt Diep
2nd) Michael Bernie
3rd) John Mankey
Sonic Boom XII took place at Guf Brisbane last weekend with another strong turnout from the local scene. Queensland welcomed in Season 2 of Street Fighter V with a fierce bracket featuring over 20 entrants. Additionally, plenty of other faces came down for casuals in both Guilty Gear XRD Revelator and Tekken. The results can be found below:
|Street Fighter V
1st: Katabami (Ryu/Guile)
2nd: SLD|SilverAsch (Nash)
3rd: HunterSteven (Urien)
Virtua Fighter community leader Made Man today announced the details for Victory Road 2017 and we’re pleased to be able to share it with you all! Here’s what Virtua Fighter fans of all levels can expect around the country in 2017:
The Australian Virtua Fighter community is very proud to announce that VICTORY ROAD will return anew in 2017! After an outstanding year of community growth and improvement in the inaugural 2016 season, the Victory Road league is returning, bigger and better than ever. Beginning in February, this time the league will be Inter-State, being run in NSW, Victoria and Queensland!
Everyone is invited to join our excellent and friendly community for this amazing fighting game. It’s especially helpful for new players, as you’ll be able to see your long term results and improvement while veteran VF players can grow their skills and fight for the coveted top spots on the ladder!
For anyone who wants to play, check out the local tournaments in your state! All ranking points will begin in February 2017.
NSW: Monthly tournaments at YSB (York Street Battles).
Tournament Organiser: Made Man (Luke)
VIC: Monthly tournaments at CouchWarriors Ranking Battles (CW Ranbats)
Tournament Organiser: Berzerk (Daniel)
QLD: Monthly tournaments at Sonic Boom.
Tournament Organiser: Orin Q
Experience the game series that pioneered 3D Fighting, the most balanced fighting game on the market, and one of the most welcoming communities in fighting games. Feel free to ask questions in the group Australia Virtua Fighter, or in person at your local event!
We’ll be broadcasting plenty of the Sydney action over on our Twitch page and we’ll be sure to report on any streams from other states too!