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.
Filmed at our very successful Feb Ranbat/SFV launch tourney at the CQ hotel, in this episode we look at some behind-the-scenes action and what people think of SFV – and we also interview the new president of CouchWarriors: Daniel “Spoony” Finegan and the Treasurer Michael “Javi” Thai.
The CouchWarriors February 2016 Ranbats took place last Saturday. This was a super-sized ranbat featuring the official Melbourne launch tournament for Street Fighter V along with regular ranbat games such as Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat X and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.
CQ Functions was packed with 307 attendees, including 85 competitors in SF5, 156 entries for Smash 4 singles plus 80 for Melee singles. In the end ZG was the first Melbourne champion in SF5, with his Vega defeating veteran Toxy in the grand finals.
Read on for the top 8 players in SF5, with photos and further results available after the jump. You can also visit the CouchWarriors Facebook page for more photos and feedback from the Feb 2016 ranbat.
Street Fighter V
1st: ZG (Vega)
2nd: Toxy (Rashid, Vega, Ryu)
3rd: CARNAGE (Ken)
4th: Googie (Birde, Cammy)
5th: 619 (Rashid)
5th: Phero (Ken, Chun Li)
7th: Somniac (Necalli, Bison, Cammy, FANG)
7th: CM (R. Mika)
Last Saturday the Gold Coast FGC organised a fitting farewell tournament for Ultra Street Fighter IV at Good Games on the Gold Coast. Originally projected to attract 25 players, the tournament exceeded organiser expectations with 39 registered competitors in the brackets and a total prize pool of $700 up for grabs.
Victory was claimed by Brisbane’s ON|Colonov, beating out YassBass777 3-1 in the grand final. Below we have top 8 results and prizes, along with photos, brackets and match videos from the tournament.
It’s been a little over a month since the Southern Cross Championships went down in Adelaide. The tournament organisers, the South Australian Fighting Game Community, have been hard at work archiving match videos from the event.
Currently matches for MKX, Smash 4 and SSBM are available. Below we have the MKX grand finals. For other matches from SXC2k15 check out the SAFGC Youtube page.
GooGie’s 3rd online tournament for Mortal Kombat X went down last Sunday. Once again the event was in high demand, generating over 3 hours of match videos. In the end it was SXC2k15 MKX champion N-Megabytes that emerged victorious, defeating ImCastiel in the grand final.
Below is part 1 of the video archive from the tournament. Parts 2 and 3 can be found after the jump.
Hi guys, welcome to the second episode of Stuff Yo’ Couch! It has been a busy month for CouchWarriors with ranbat action galore and a full 3-day schedule at PAX with tournaments and Learn to Play sessions at our booths.
Filmed at the CouchWarriors October ranbat we return with more action footage and flavour and with interviews of two pillars in the community: Jack Gorman aka Pudge from Smash @ Swanston and Edison Nguyen aka GooGieMonA of MKX and poker fame.
Coming up we have the CouchWarriors AGM this Saturday at CCH: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482381598738088/ If you feel like you would like to be a part of CouchWarriors and to help out with tournaments and building up the fighting game community in Melbourne, please feel free to come along!
Hi guys, welcome to the first episode of Stuff Yo’ Couch!
This is a ranbat recap where we could go over all things CouchWarriors; go over results, give you guys a peek into the action and sights to be seen at the ranbat, and maybe get a few interviews with important faces and figures in the Melbourne community.
I’m still ironing out what I want to do with the show, so I apologise for any roughness or inconsistencies – please let me know what you guys think or what to see in the future!
In this episode we interview Philip John Pretty aka Redact, who’s recently joined team Exile5 in light of his stellar work at BAM7 which turned out to be massive with 500 plus registrants- huge kudos to the Smash community for really blowing up the event with their international guests and hype. And we also have Darren Taing aka Dreadtech- the hardest worker in the Smash community right now, and a deserved winner of the Community Award at BAM7.
The August Couchwarriors ranbat had a welcome guest in the form of an SFV preview build courtesy of Capcom Australia, so thanks very much to them- so we have a brief section of some quick opinions from the players such as David Ladu, Darcy Higgins, Jake Lynch and Kris Dabrowski.
Another OzHadou Nationals is behind us. Many games were played, champions were crowned and the Australian fighting game community brought the hype. Let’s look back at OHN13 from a few different angles.
Albert “Pepito” Hong captured all the magic from the OHN debut of Mortal Kombat X in his video “OHN13 – MKX Moments”.
As soon as the crew from the I Don’t Even Podcast recovered from 3 days of OHN-madness they jumped into their debut/pilot episode to discuss how things went down.
Finally for everyone interested in match videos, the OHN13 streaming team – Goodpart, Barra and kyokugen – has been diligently uploading direct feed match footage to the OzHadou Youtube channel. This process is on-going so be sure to check back later if the games you’re looking for aren’t already available.