[Syd] Street Fighter V Official Launch Party Feb 11th


We’ve already got you covered with a Street Fighter V launch tournament in Sydney, but our friends over at QVSoft have a special launch party happening February 11th and are giving you the chance to play Street Fighter V a week before it officially releases.

If you want in on the action, head over to our Facebook page and tell us in 25 words or less who your favourite SFV character is and why? You could win 1 of 10 double passes to the launch party in Sydney and get some games in with some of Australia’s finest players.

(*DISCLAIMER: Entrants must live in Sydney or be willing to travel at their own expense. This is an over 18 years of age event) – Winners will be contacted by next week!

[Per] Pixel Expo SF5 Ranked Season 1.01 – February 19th


The Pixel Expo ranking season 1.01 continues this month, doubling as Perth’s launch tournament for Street Fighter V. These tournaments are run using PS4 consoles and will be streamed live via the Pixel Expo Twitch TV channel.

Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 5:00pm casual play; tournament starts 7.00pm sharp
Location: Game City, Shop TR2/3, Raine Square Shopping Centre, 300 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000
Entry Fee: $15 for competitors; gold coin donation for spectators

Bonus Prize: The winner also receives a framed EVO APAC poster signed by fighting game legend Daigo Umehara!


For further details regarding the tournament format and rules visit the official event page.

[Syd] Street Fighter V Launch Tournament @ The Gamesmen


OzHadou is teaming up with The Gamesmen to bring Sydney its first official tournament for Street Fighter V!

Come along and celebrate the launch of SFV and, if you’re good enough, walk away with some AWESOME prizes.

1st Place: Madcatz TE2 for Playstation 4
2nd Place: Street Fighter V for Playstation 4 + HORI Fighting Commander for Playstation 4
3rd Place: Street Fighter V for Playstation 4

Entry into the tournament is $15, payable at the door.

Confirm your attendance now and ensure your place in the bracket! Spectators are also welcome.

When: Saturday, February 20th; registration open at 11:30AM, tournament commences at 12:00PM
Where: The Gamesmen, 491 Forest Rd, Penshurst

How to get there:The Gamesmen is accessible via Penshurst Station: see the map. Free parking is also available near the venue.

BYOC: Sticks will be provided thanks to QV Software, but you can bring your own stick/controller if preferred. Please note, the tournament will be played on PS4.

Live Stream: If you can’t make it to the venue, the entire event will be streamed LIVE at http://twitch.tv/goodpart.

A brand new game means a fresh start for everyone, so whether you’re a seasoned veteran coming back for more, or a brand new player who wants to test themselves against some of Australia’s best, come and check it out!

A HUGE thanks to QV, Playstation and The Gamesmen for helping to make this tournament possible.

[Can] USF4 & GGXrd at Three D6 – February 13th


The next monthly Stick Addiction tournaments at Three D6 have been announced. This month the Canberra scene will be saying farewell to USF4 whilst adding Guilty Gear Xrd to the line-up.

This is a BYO controller event so be sure to bring along your preferred pad or arcade stick for Xbox 360 (USF4) or PS3 (GGXrd).

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 11:00am
Location: Three D6, 6/38 Reed St N, Greenway, ACT 2900
Entry Fee: $10

Full details, including the tournament format and rules, are available on the official event page.

Additional: please note that the Andrometa convention which was planned for this Saturday has been rescheduled to May 15th. We’ll provide fresh coverage for the fighting game tournaments planned for Andrometa closer to the event date.

[Per] Tekken 7 Arrives at Game City in Perth


Another set of Tekken 7 cabinets has arrived in Australia. This time they’re on the west coast at Game City in Perth.

Game City is now the third location in Australia with Tekken 7, providing Perth locals a chance to experience the game ahead of its anticipated console release this year. For those elsewhere, here is a list of all the Australian Tekken 7 locations known to date.

Game City
Shop TR2/3,
Raine Square Shopping Centre,
300 Murray Street,
Perth, WA 6000
City Amusements
Shop R307 Level 3,
Market City Shopping,
9-13 Hay Street,
Haymarket, NSW 2000
iPlay Austalia 
142 Albert Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Be sure to visit the Australia Tekken Community page on Facebook to find out when and where people are playing, and to keep up with news regarding local arcade tournaments for Tekken 7.

[SYD] York Street Battle #38 Results


What a great turnout for the first YSB of 2016! Thank you to everyone who came out once again, it was promising to see so many new faces before the big releases for the year have even started rolling in. Here are the results for all brackets that were run on the day:

Ultra Street Fighter IV
1st) ShangTsung
2nd) Niah
3rd) Xavier
4th) BKsama
5th) Ibzie
5th) Kevin
7th) AlexK
7th) Audacity
Mortal Kombat X
1st) iFat Gilbagz
2nd) Ster0eo Vlad
3rd) Erks
4th) ColeTrain
5th) Sagat83
5th) Waz
7th) Cabjoy
7th) DDPC Lebanese Bogan

MKX top3: Ster0eo Vlad, iFat Gilbagz and Erks.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
1st) Kyokugen
2nd) Dr. Kimble
3rd) Jarop


The King of Fighters ’98
Ultimate Match Final Edition
1st) Kenneth
2nd) Ray
3rd) Kyokugen
4th) Jackson
5th) Kan
5th) TactileWater
7th) Erks
7th) Henry
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
1st) IronMyke
2nd) Chill
3rd) MegaDeth
4th) MadeMan
5th) Jihoon
5th) Toto
7th) Erks
7th) Jarop
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SFV Final Beta – January 30th – February 1st


The final public beta test for Street Fighter V is taking place this weekend. This will be the last chance for beta participants to help provide Capcom with valuable data as they work towards optimising the online SF5 experience worldwide ahead of the game’s release here on February 16th.

Once again Combofiend has provided details regarding the beta process over on the Capcom Unity blog. Follow the link for all the details regarding this final beta test. Equivalent Australian times for the beta are provided below.

Event Beta Starts Beta Ends
Date Sat 30th Jan Mon 1st Feb
Syd 7.00pm 2.00pm
Adel 6.30pm 1.30pm
Bris 6.00pm 1.00pm
Per 4.00pm 11.00am

I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E06 – How I Became King (featuring ShangTsung)


The Habibos are joined by none other than the King of Street Fighter 4 in Australia, ShangTsung, to discuss his road to becoming the best as well as Street Fighter 4 locally and internationally, Street Fighter 5 and how he stayed on top while still being a family man.

Show notes

Genki PLZ

Don’t forget to subscribe and give us a nice rating on iTunes. We’ll be back in 2 weeks with another episode!

[Per] OzHadou Perth Casuals at ECU – January 31st


There will be another casual session at ECU Mount Lawley in Perth this Sunday. Organised by OzHadou Perth, these sessions are focused primarily on fighting games. Participants are also encouraged to bring along any multi-player games of interest to share with others.

Date: Sunday, January 31st
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Edith Cowan University, Building 18, Room 228, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, WA 6050

For full details regarding this meet-up visit the event page on Facebook.

[Melb] CouchWarriors Ranbat Feb 20 – Official SFV Launch tournament!


The CouchWarriors ranbat series returns on February 20- but this time as a combined one day event for all games held at the CQ Functions hotel in the city as it will be the official launch tournament for SFV.

Supported by Capcom and Playstation 4, there will be major prizes for winners, runners up, and a range of participation prizes.

When: Saturday February 20th

Where: CQ Functions, 123 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

Cost: $15 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook EventRanbat event page

Current Schedule

10am – Doors, Casual play
11am – PM Singles
12pm- Smash 4 doubles
1.30pm- Melee doubles
1:30pm – Guilty Gear Xrd
3:30pm – Mortal Kombat X
4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
3.30pm- Smash 4 singles double elimination
4.30pm- Melee singles double elimination
6pm – Rivals of Aether
6:00pm Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Casuals for more games available!




Additional Streams TBC

There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.

Upcoming Event Dates
Regular Ranbats will take place at the regular venue (Mason Hall, 6 Davies St Brunswick) monthly on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month. See www.couchwarriors.org for more information.