Beyond the Hype- Singapore edition!

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Hi guys, I’m sure you know about Colin and Baxter’s series called Beyond The Hype and they will be doing an episode in Singapore (at Tough Cookie I believe) on Thursday 4th July at 7:30pm AEST. They will recap their experiences at SEA Major and talk a bit about CEO, as well as other recent happenings in the scene.

http://www.twitch.tv/colonov

Hope you guys tune in!

BAM5 Results and Recaps

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BAM5 is over! I hope you guys had a great time this weekend :) Time for some results, recaps and videos.

Results:

Recaps:

Photos:

Shadowloo Sol’s photo gallery of BAM5

BAM5 Photos by Brendan “Zan” Tomkin

BAM5 Gallery by Jake Baldwin, Novede.com

BAM5 Photos by Bradley D-Yoshii, New Game Plus

Video:

BAM5 video recap by Novede

BAM5 Wrap Up Trailer by New Game Plus

Only one week left to pre-register for BAM5!

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There’s just over a week left to pre-register for #BAM5 and it’s shaping up to be a big one. Make sure you get your registration in ASAP to reap all the benefits and avoid missing out!

- http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/register.php

Announcements round-up:

-CouchWarriors is pleased to announce that thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us, we will be the first Australian major fighting game event to host an Injustice tournament! You can now register for the Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament at: http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/

-BAM5 will feature a Mortal Kombat Exhibition on Saturday evening following the Injustice finals, make sure you don’t miss it! We are also pleased to announce a fantastic array of prizes courtesy of WB Games Australia! These include: – Copies of Mortal Kombat on PS3 and Xbox360 – Mortal Kombat Fight Sticks for PS3 and Xbox360 – Copies of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Superman Doomsday and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths on DVD and Bluray!

-Guest announcement! INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Writer TOM TAYLOR to appear at #BAM5 – Plus Giveaways from All Star Comics Melbourne ! Writer of award winning plays, comics set in a galaxy far far away, and adventure under the ocean waves – be it Star Wars, Green Lantern, or the soon to be animated TV series THE DEEP, Tom is Australia’s own comics superstar and will be appearing on SATURDAY at Battle Arena Melbourne during the Injustice pools (3pm-5pm approx).

http://www.tomtaylormade.com/ Tom will be signing books, games and talking about the development of this epic story! There will be Injustice #1 comic giveaways sponsored by ALL STAR COMICS! -Tek-Innovations are partnering with Gaming Gear to provide their unique DIY Acrylic Cases to the Australian Fighting Game Community. So if you’re attending BAM#5 and are keen on saving postage costs head over to http://www.tek-innovations.com/ and use their Case builder to customize your order – then take a screenshot of your cart contents and email to sales@gaminggear.com.au and we’ll have it ready and waiting for you at BAM#5! You have until Thursday 25th to submit your order. Alternatively we will have a few cases available at BAM#5 minus the customized name plate.

-BAM Trailer courtesy of SonOfDad has been released: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKmf2UK-8mU&feature=player_embedded -Chipmusic and fighting games combine at Battle Arena Melbourne! As part of the 5th Anniversary of BAM, CouchWarriors has teamed up with Sound Bytes to bring these cool corners of gaming culture together. On Friday May 17, as attendees get hyped for our special evening of exhibition matches, we will open with a special live music set from chiptunes artist PSELODUX. Along with our press release.

Ozhadou YSB17 – Sydney BAM5 Qualifier! May 4, 2013

Ozhadou’s Monthly tournament series, Ozhadou York St Battles, returns on May 4!

Details
Date: Saturday 4th May 2013
Time: 12pm – 11pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15

In addition to the usual YSB format, this YSB’s tournaments will double as Sydney/NSW’s seeding qualifiers for the next major tournament, BAM5.

Register for BAM5 here http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/

Discuss YSB in the event forum http://forum.ozhadou.net/index.php?topic=7959.0

The doors will open at 11.30am so we can start setting up. If you’re bringing setups, it is recommended that you come at this time so you can set your stuff up as well. Also, if you plan on parking downstairs you will have more chance of getting a spot if you’re early.

You are free to move about any setup you like playing various casual games, though in the interest of fairness and ensuring everyone gets games in, please restrict your casual matches to the best of three games, before swapping out with someone who is waiting. Winner stays on.

Bring Your Own Controller (BYOC)
To prepare for future major events like OHN and aligning ourselves with EVO, setups provided by OzHadou for casual and tournament play will not have any controllers (sticks/pads). If you want to play on these setups, you will need to plug in your stick or pad. There will be no spare controllers available. On the slight chance that people aren’t using their stick or pad, you can ask them for permission to borrow it. Keep in mind they are allowed to refuse. Guilt tripping them will not be tolerated. Alternatively, if you have made arrangements beforehand with your friends to share sticks that’s fine as well. Seriously though, save yourself the hassle and carry a back pack with a stick/pad in it.

OzHadou setups are all Xbox360. For those people who are bringing their own setups that use other consoles, sticks should be provided. The Sydney Tekken Community intends to provide all equipment (including sticks) and will be playing TTT2 on PS3, although availability of setups for Tekken at this stage is yet to be confirmed. Further details for Tekken will be coming soon.

Tournaments
KOF13
TBC

UMVC3
Entry fee: $5
Start time: 3.30pm
Format: singles, default settings, double elimination, best of 5 games
Other: top 3 players will split the prize money 60/30/10.

SSF4AE2012
Entry fee: $5
Start time: 5pm
Format: singles, default settings, double elimination, best of 3 games
Other: top 3 players will split the prize money 60/30/10.

VF5FS
TBC

TTT2
TBC

How to Get Here
The venue has directions here: http://www.99onyork.com.au/YORK/client/GeneralContent/c_singleDynamicPage.jsp?pageName=How%20to%20Get%20Here. If you’re catching public transport, get off at Town Hall Station or the Queen Victoria Building (QVB). When you arrive at 99 on York, head through the automatic doors that lead into the club on the right and walk up the stairs to level 1 and turn left.

Parking
The venue also offers parking. Details can be found here: http://www.99onyork.com.au/YORK/client/GeneralContent/c_singleDynamicPage.jsp?pageName=Car%20Parking. The parking entrance is located at 168 Clarence St Sydney NSW 2000. The rate is $20 non-members for the whole day. Please note: you will need to hand your keys to the car park manager. As mentioned before, you will probably need to get in early for parking as other rooms may also be booked.

There are other car parks around the area if you don’t like the idea of handing them your keys and for cheaper too.
Cinema Centre Car Park (Centro Parking): accessible 24/7 from 521-527 Kent St and 306-318 Sussex St. $10 on Saturday if you enter before 5pm.
http://www.wilsonparking.com.au/go/regions/darling-harbour (Darling Quarter is $7 for the whole day)
http://www.wilsonparking.com.au/go/regions/sydney-city-south

Shadowloo Battle Royale- Season 1 Round 1

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The folks over at Shadowloo are launching their first official seasoned event at ShadowLogic HQ: Shadowloo Battle Royale.

SBR is a fighting game event for competitors, casual players and spectators alike. Important information below:

WHEN:
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 @ 12:00PM

WHERE:
ShadowLogic HQ – Unit 3, 442 Dynon Rd, West Melbourne, 3003, Vic, Australia.

ENTRY FEE:
Venue Entry: $10
Tournament Entry: $5 for each tournament which goes towards the pot prize.
Spectator Entry: Free

PRIZES (For each tournament)
1st Place: 70% of the tournament entry pot.
2nd Place: 30% of the tournament entry pot.

NOTE! Season winners for AE2013 and UMvC3 will win a trip to Singapore and seeding points to the “South East Asia” major fighting game event in June 2013. Made possible thanks to AVerMedia and SGFighter!

LIVE Stream:
http://www.twitch.tv/shadowloohq

For the schedule and more information please check out the event page on Facebook.