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BAM9 is a Global Premier Event for CPT 2017

Capcom has revealed details about the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour structure, confirming Battle Arena Melbourne 9 as a Global Premier Event!

Unlike last year, winners of Premier events are not guaranteed entry into the year-ending Capcom Cup, but are awarded a large amount of points towards their place on the CPT Global Leaderboards – 400 points. This is as many as getting to the Top 4 at Evolution!

BAM is the one of the largest annual fighting game tournaments in the southern hemisphere, and BAM9 is shaping to be the biggest one yet! Registration is now open.



[SYD] York Street Battles #49 Results


Boasting a staggering 200+ entrants, this month’s (first) YSB was one of our biggest to date. A special thank you once again should go to Bandai Namco Australia for their support with Tekken 7, as well as everyone who brought additional setups and helped with running brackets on the day.  Here are the full results from the weekend:

Street Fighter V
1st) BKSama
2nd) DD
3rd) Spaceghost
4th) KG
5th) Bug
5th) Jarop
7th) AlexK
7th) WC | Like Ross
The King of Fighters XIV
1st) Chen
2nd) Kyokugen
3rd) AlexK
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
1st) Myke
2nd) Chill
3rd) MadeMan
4th) EAD | Toto
5th) Hugo
5th) Genxa
7th) DJB
7th) PXC
Mortal Kombat X
1st) DS | Wazminator
2nd) Saggat83
3rd) Cabjoy
4th) OZH | Gilbagz
5th) Stormy
5th) Vladd
7th) Friendo
7th) Coletrain
 Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
1st) Handsomeboy123
2nd) Ravenboy
3rd) Yiggs
4th) Lazy Dave
5th) Cruise Control
5th) Jin Laden
7th) Zep
7th) Sungjun
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
1st) Audacity
2nd) Ceraph
3rd) AwakenedBeing
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
1st) AwakenedBeing
2nd) 39 Firery
3rd) Ceraph
Super Smash Bros. Melee
1st) Rainbow
2nd) Soup
3rd) OB
4th) Davox
5th) Puff Daddy
5th) BROKEN | JNuts
7th) Bj Schoey
7th) Spence
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
1st) ASF | Jeese
2nd) Sriks
3rd) Luco
4th) Dr. Ainuss
5th) 102985 | W00tkins
5th) BJ Schoey
7th) MM
7th) Enn
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
1st) David
2nd) Dustin
3rd) Spike

You can catch the stream archives over on the OzHadou YouTube page, or click after the jump for the embedded playlist. As this YSB was technically our delayed February event, stay tuned for more info on March’s true YSB later this week!


[ONLINE] Natsu Cup – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Round Robin Tournament – February 27th

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:

Group A

Genxa (Yun)

Group B

RandomSDMF (Ken)

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.


[Bris] Sonic Boom 14 Results


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.

[Melb] BAM9 Games, Pricing and Registration announced

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:

Main Games:
Super Smash Brothers 4 Wii U
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Street Fighter V
Tekken 7
Guilty Gear Xrd
Mortal Kombat X
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
The King of Fighter XIV

Side Games:
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.

IDEP #22 feat. Luper Live Stream tonight @ 8pm AEST


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 @

We’ve embedded the stream below but if you want to be a part of the chat, head directly to the channel here.

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