[Bris] Sonic Boom X – November 20th


The tenth Sonic Boom tournament will be taking place at GUF Brisbane next Sunday. As usual SFV competitors will need to sign up online via the Challonge bracket. PC setups will be used for SFV, so be sure to have a compatible controller that work on PC. Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, November 20th
Time: Doors open at 11:30am, tournament begins at 12:30pm.
Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee, $5 tournament fee (SFV)

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

[Can] Reload Monthly SF5 Tournament – November 13th


The next monthly Street Figthter V tournament at Reload Bar & Games in Canberra will be taking place this Sunday. These tournaments are run in association with Stick Addiction, Canberra’s fighting game community.

The entry fee includes a pizza and drink, plus there is a bar tab on offer for the tournament winner. There will also be a side bracket for a game that has yet to be announced.

Date: Sunday, November 13th
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Reload Bar & Games, 38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2601
Entry Fee: $20, includes 1 drink from the bar and a pizza

For further details visit the Facebook event page.

[Adel] SAFGC Tournament Season 2016: Round 6 – November 13th


The South Australian Fighting Game Community‘s 2016 season continues this Sunday featuring a number of Main Card and Minor Card games. Main Cards will receive a $500 pot bonus for finals at the end of the season after 6 rounds, at Southern Cross Championships in December. The titles and details for the event are as follows:

Main Card titles:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
Minor Card titles:

  • Project M
  • Super Smash Bros. 64
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (doubles)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (doubles)

Date: Sunday, Novemeber 13th
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Harry Medlin Rooms, Union House West Level 4, University of Adelaide, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA 5000
Entry Fee: $10 venue entry, $5 per tournament game

Hit the jump for the event schedule and live stream links, and visit the event post on Facebook for additional details including prizes.


[Melb] CouchWarriors October Ranbats – 19th and 26th



CouchWarriors ranbats are back in November!

The Traditional Fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 19th of NovemberAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 22nd of October.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Dates: Saturday 19th and 26th of November
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments


[Melb] MTZ Tekken 7 Arcade Tournament #4


This Saturday brings about another Tekken 7 tournament at Tekken HQ in Melbourne on the two Tekken 7 cabinets. Make sure to be there for some authentic Tekken arcade tournament fun!

When: Saturday November 5th.
Where: 422 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Tekken HQ.
Start time: 12:30 pm.
Facebook event page here.
Format: 1 on 1, double elimination, bo5 rounds, bo3 games.

Entry: $10 ($5 in the pot and $5 going towards your bonus game credits)

Every entrant will receive 5 game credits for T7 to be used up until the next tournament date. So essentially $5 to be used at your liking… This is to try and entice more people to join in the fun and so everyone gets something for their entry fee!

Prize pool, usual split %, but 3rd can either take the cash or get extra bonus credits (depending on the entry). For example, if 3rd will get $20, you can choose between $20 or 30 game credits to use prior to the next tournament.

[Melb] CouchWarriors hosting fighting game section at PAXaus! Nov 4-6


CouchWarriors have been called upon once again to host the fighting game section of the Console Tournament area at PaxAus, running through all three days and hosting a wide variety of fighting.

Between tournament sets we are open for learn to play sessions and casual matches. So feel free to take a break between all those panels, cosplaying and indie games to come join in for some competitive fun! Winners for each tournament will receive a limited edition PAXAus medal!

Games Available:

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Pokken Tournament
King of Fighters XIV
Super Smash Bros for WiiU
Street Fighter 5
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Direct link to the fighting game schedule can be found here. For more information, full schedule and tournament rules please visit the PAX section on CouchWarriors.org.


[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals – Nov 5


The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the Collingwood Library at 330PM this Saturday for more casuals n’ chill.

Pyro’s KOFXIV League will be on hiatus this week because he is away at PAX.

Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 3:30pm till late
Location: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford. (Collingwood Library, right next to the Collingwood train station)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
Facebook Event Page here.
BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.

Pyro’s CCH KOFXIV league: The Prologue

-Swiss format FT3
-Starts at 4PM
-Two tiers T1 and T2

T1 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/o4iW8QmbtG
T2 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/QafTTU4XIA

Tier 1 is your competitively driven players or veteran players, expect to be playing people that know what they’re doing and are looking to improve even more so. Tier 2 is your new to King of Fighters or I’ve only played it a handful of times. Expect that these players would be looking to get into the game and maybe one day make it to Tier 1. You may choose your own tier, if you think you’re a Tier 1 player, then enter T1 otherwise enter T2. If you’re stomping T2, you may be moved to T1.

Scoring: If you win your set 3-2, you’ll be awarded 3 points. If you’re the loser in this situtation, you’ll only earn 2 points. Effectively you accumulate score over how many games you win regardless of the overall set victory, so consistent attendance will help you here.

End of Season: There will be a prize for the highest number of points for each division, but there may be other prizes to be won should you show vast improvement or community spirit so don’t be discouraged from playing KOFXIV. Pyro will update you on exactly what we’re going to do as soon as he has a good idea.


[SYD] York Street Battles #47 – November 26th


Update: Tekken 7: Fated Retribution will be returning to YSB once again this month, thanks to our friends at Bandai Namco Australia! We’ll have 3 PS4 setups at the venue for casuals all day as well as a tournament at 4pm.

November’s YSB is shaping up to be another stacked event, with one last chance to get some games on NSW turf in before SXC 2016, the thrilling conclusion to this year’s Victory Road series and all your usual tournament and casual favourites. You can save yourself a bit of cash by registering for the event ahead of time, so pre-register for November’s YSB here. Please note, you must provide staff with a purchase receipt from PayPal upon entry or your prepayment cannot be validated.

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

Date: Saturday, November 26th
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 open at 12 and close 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 ($5)
3:00pm – The King of Fighters XIV
4:00pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
5:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter II Turbo
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X ($5)

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.

See you there!

[SYD] York Street Battles #46 Results


10 official brackets were run at this month’s YSB. 10! Thanks to all who came out and supported another bustling, successful YSB. Here are the results for October:

Street Fighter V
1st) Yunus
2nd) BKSama
3rd) DD
4th) Micke
5th) Bug
5th) LikeRoss
7th) Betterpart
7th) Titan
The King of Fighters XIV
1st) Kyokugen
2nd) TactileWater
3rd) Chen
4th) Alex K
5th) Fith Alucard
5th) Volcon
7th) Fireryda
7th) ON|TAJ Garou
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
1st) IronMyke
2nd) Chill
3rd) Jihoon
4th) MadeMan
5th) Animal Jacky
5th) Toto
7th) Dav-God
7th) Renzo
Mortal Kombat X
1st) Stormy
2nd) Gilbagz
3rd) Wazminator
4th) Shade667
5th) Cabjoy
5th) Drawsome
7th) Ghost Police
7th) SpruceMoose
 Super Street Fighter II Turbo
1st) Jarop
2nd) Kyokugen
3rd) Genxa
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
1st) Audacity
2nd) Esera
3rd) AwakenedBeing
4th) Ichijin
5th) DJBJ
5th) Fireryda
7th) Hewgoe
7th) Victor
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
1st) AwakenedBeing
2nd) EsIsMyWaifu
3rd) Esera
Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
1st) Lazy Dave
2nd) ZEP
3rd) Razer Athane
4th) Jin Laden
5th) Be Nice
5th) PXC
7th) Reck Daddy
7th) The Man Dude
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
1st) Waveguider
2nd) Joe
3rd) MM
4th) Zesco
5th) Jeese
5th) Shaya
7th) Buster
7th) Rae
Super Smash Bros. Melee
1st) Rainbow
2nd) MC
3rd) Sora
4th) Cunchy
5th) RCJay
5th) Birdies
7th) Zorsy
7th) Iuyhcdfs

We’ll be back at it again in November, so stay tuned for future announcements!

I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E18 – The Third Dimension (featuring Lazy Dave and Alchemist) Archive


It took us over a year to get to the Tekken episode, but we finally did it! We sat down with Lazy Dave and Alchemist to talk about the Australian Tekken Community and how 2D players can transfer their skills and prepare for the third dimension when Tekken 7 drops early next year.

Recorded October 28th, 2016 live @ Twitch.tv/Gamrah

As always, show notes are available after the jump as well as a new, fancy YouTube archive (subscribe here to keep up to date!)