Dark Sided Sponsors Zgnoud and Falco

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Exciting news for the Australian fighting game community today with e-sports organisation Dark Sided announcing the addition of Australian players Zgnoud and Falco to their Street Fighter team. This sponsorship announcement comes right after impressive showings at BAM8 by both players.

Zgnoud finished equal 13th in Street Fighter V and placed 4th in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Falco placed 5th in Street Fighter V, the highest placing for an Australian and he made the top 16 by knocking RZR|Xian from Singapore into the losers bracket. Falco also placed 2nd in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator.

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[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals May 21st

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The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the Collingwood library. Javi CW will be running this CCH and providing setups for Guilty Gear. With the usual setup providers unable to attend everyone else inlcuding SF5 players will need to BYO setups.

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: Collingwood Library, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC 3067 (next to Collingwood train station)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.

BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.

[Hob] SF5 Tournament at Area 52 E-Sports – May 21st

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Area 52 is holding a Street Fighter V tournament this Saturday for those looking to continue the grind following BAM last weekend. The details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 5:00pm sharp
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
Entry Fee: $10

For all the details concerning this tournament, including format and rules, visit the event page on Facebook.

[Per] MKX Tournament at Game City – May 20th

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Game City in Perth are hosting a tournament for Mortal Kombat X this Friday. This will be a double elimination tournament predominantly run on PS4 consoles.

Date: Friday, May 20th
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Game City, Shop TR2/3, Raine Square Shopping Centre, 300 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000
Entry Fee: $15 per player or $25 to add a limited Kombat hog dog and drink

For full details regarding this tournament, including tournament rules, format and prizes, visit the event page on Facebook.

[Can] Andrometa – May 14th Results

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Last Saturday the Stick Addiction crew organised a tournament for Street Fighter V as part of the Andrometa cosplay and gaming showcase in Canberra. The tournament was won by Sydney’s Genxa, defeating Kay Seven in the grand final of the single elimination bracket.

Below we have a photo of the top 2 players and the top 4 results from the tournament. Check out the Stick Addiction Facebook page for more photos from the event.

Andrometa – SFV

1st: Genxa
2nd: Kay Seven
3rd: Adam Zur
3rd: Mihn

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Top 2 for SF5: Kay Seven (left) and Genxa.

[Syd] OzHadou Nationals 14 – August 26th-28th

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OHN returns! The OzHadou Nationals are Australia’s longest running fighting game tournament series and OzHadou’s premier annual event.

This year marks the 14th OHN tournament and it’s going to be one of the biggest on record. Here are the first round of major announcements for OHN14:

  • Final Australian 2016 event in Capcom Pro Tour Asia for Street Fighter V.
  • Super Smash Bros. returns to OHN with official singles and doubles tournaments for both WiiU and Melee.
  • The first Australian major tournament for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution with arcade setups provided by Bandai Namco.
  • Major tournaments for popular York Street Battles games Mortal Kombat XL and Virtua Fighter 5: Finals Showdown.
  • Large new venue in the Sydney CBD to accommodate more participants and spectators than ever before!

Date: Friday, August 26th – Sunday, August 28th
Location: Australia Ballroom, Level 1, The Menzies Sydney, 14 Carrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fees: $10 per tournament plus venue entry of $60 (discounts available – see below); spectators $10 each
Website: ohn.ozhadou.net

OHN features mandatory online registration for all attendees. Registration is now open – visit the OHN registration page to purchase your pass. Competitors that register by July 31st will receive a $10 discount on venue entry and have the chance to purchase an official, limited-run OHN14 t-shirt.

To find out more about OHN14 visit the official OHN website and keep up with the latest OHN news here or via the OzHadou social media channels on Facebook & Twitter.

[SYD] York Street Battles #42 – May 28th

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Sydney’s premier monthly will be powering on after BAM 8, however there are some significant changes to note starting from this month. Due to changes within the venue that are out of our control, there will be changes to the pricing of YSB from May on:

  • There will no longer be a discount for first-time entrants. Those that bring full setups (monitor + console) are still eligible for a discount, however it is the responsibility of those bringing gear to let staff know that a setup has been brought.
  • Starting from May’s YSB, a pre-registration will be used for attendees. For those that register online, the price will stay at $15. Upon arrival, a receipt must be shown at the front desk in order to validate the payment and a wristband will be collected as normal. On the day registration is still possible though the price has been increased to $20. Gear refunds will be given upon arrival on the day. Pre-register for May’s YSB here

There’s a lot to look forward this month as always, here are the details:

Date: Saturday, May 28th
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15 online, $20 at the door (pre-reg here)

Centralised registration will cease at 2pm so if you arrive after that please find one of the tournament organisers floating around and sign up via one of us. Registration for all Smash games opens at 12 and closes at 12:30.

Tournament times for this month are as follows:
12:30pm – Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
2:00pm – Street Fighter V
3:00pm – The King of Fighters XIII
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X
Update: 7:00pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Tournament participation is optional and tournaments will only be run if there are a sufficient number of entrants for each bracket on the day. Signups will open 30 minutes before each scheduled start time, look for a YSB staff member to register. The tournament fee for SFV and MKX is $5 with the entry distributed to the top 3 players. Tournament fees for other games are up to the organiser of each respective tournament and will be decided on the day.

In addition to the listed tournaments, there will be plenty of casuals available for a variety of games on the day. These range from the KOF franchise to older titles to a variety of anime games. If you’d like to co-ordinate casuals for a particular game, drop a comment on the Facebook event or speak to a YSB staff member on the day and we’ll be more than happy to try and co-ordinate a setup. BYO set-ups are also strongly encouraged and discounted entry will be offered to those who bring a full set-up (monitor + console).

See you there!

[Melb] BAM8 – International Players, Salty Suite and more

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is almost here! This weekend the Capcom Pro Tour descends on Melbourne for the first of two Australian CPT Asia ranking events in 2016. Almost 600 people have registered for this event and with on-the-day registration available for some games that number is likely to keep growing.

In recent BAM news Razer Xian, EG Momochi, MJS Haitani and Mago-san have been announced as competitors for BAM8, providing a rare chance for Australians to experience world-class in person.

bam8_internationals International competitors coming to BAM8
(clockwise from top left):

  • Mago-san
  • EG Momochi
  • Razer Xian
  • MJS Haitani

An extra event has recently been announced as part of BAM8: the Salty Suite. Taking place in the Melbourne CBD this Thursday, the Salty Suite will provide players a chance to get in some games with the international Smash Bros. competitors ahead of time. This bonus event is being run by BAM8 organisers CouchWarriors.

BAM8 – Salty Suite
Date: Thursday, May 12th
Time: 5:30pm (or 12.00pm for people with Early Access)
Location: Games Laboratory, 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Full details for the Salty Suite are available via the official event page.

UPDATE: All the pool assignments for BAM8 are now available online! Check them out at the official smash.gg page for BAM8.

Finally the brackets for Tekken 7 at BAM8 are now available on Facebook. There’s a great $1,000 pot bonus up for grabs courtesy of Bandai Namco Australia so if you’re in the T7 tournament make sure you know what you’ll be up against.

[Bris] Sonic Boom – May 8th Results

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A new series of Street Fighter V tournaments kicked-off at Guf Brisbane last Sunday. There were 22 players competiting for the $150 pot bonus provided by of Gold Coast Fighters and tournament organiser Patrick Cummins. SuperBronze (Jin Smiff) went through the bracket undefeated to claim victory over GodlyEffect in the grand final. Top 3 results, brackets and photo are available below.

Sonic Boom | SF5

1st: SuperBronze (Jin Smiff)
2nd: GodlyEffect
3rd: AestheticMango

Bracket

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Top 3 for SF5 (left to right): GodlyEffect,
SuperBronze (Jin Smiff) and AestheticMango.
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Players at Guf Brisbane for the Sonic Boom tournament.