[Adel] Street Fighter V @ E-Sports Gym – February 19th

ESG E-sports Gym will be be hosting another Street Fighter V event tomorrow featuring casuals all day and a tournament for players of all skill levels. This will be a weekly tournament series helping local players get constant practice in in the lead-up to Battle Arena Melbourne 9 and other major tournaments around the country throughout the year. The doors open at 12pm and $15 gets you casuals all day and entry to the tournament at 7pm. You can find out more information about the event below or over on the Facebook page.

[Melb] CouchWarriors Ranbat – February 18th (Fighters + Melee/PM)


CouchWarriors ranbats return once again this weekend!. February 18th’s meet will see tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter V.  Come for a day of tournament excitement and casuals – if you place well in the ranbat season you can win medals and prizes at the end of the year! Details for the event are as follows:

For full details on the day, including tournament times, check out the Facebook event.

[Can] Reload Monthly SF5 Tournament – February 12th Results


Yesterday, the latest in the series of Reload Bar & Games Street Fighter V tournaments went down in Canberra. Stick Addiction held the tournament with MAGNUM_Infinity taking out yet another bracket. Below we have details of the top 3 and full results are available via the Stick Addiction Facebook page.

Street Fighter V Results
1st) MAGNUM_Infinity
2nd) Parcadu
3rd) YoungBl00d

[Melb] Battle Arena Melbourne 9 – May 12th -14th

Australia’s largest fighting game major Battle Arena Melbourne (#BAM9) returns for the 9th time on May 12-14 – this year is BIG BAM!.

BIG BAM will be held at a world class venue in the heart of Melbourne CBD – the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), right next to Crown.

With a venue three times the size of last year and running 3 days Friday to Sunday, BAM9 will be a gaming conglomeration featuring FGC tournament hype, casuals and exhibitions, merchant and vendor booths, cosplay competition, potential hands on access to upcoming games, and more.

Main Games:

Side Games:

Registration: www.smash.gg/bam9
(Pre-registration is $50 venue entry, pre-registration will close two weeks before the event and on the day entry will be $60.
Registration for Smash WiiU and Melee is pre-registration only. All other on-the-day registration for games must be done one hour (TBC) before the game’s first pool starts.)

If you wish to join the event as a spectator, you are more than welcome! It’s only $20 to take in the event.

– Double bay at MCEC, 300% more floor space for setups, special events and vendors
– Free to play casual setups
– A huge range of player guests in Smash Bros and more
– Tshirts and Merch
-Friday Night SFV 3v3 Teams back by popular request!
– BAM9 Afterparty


[Syd] OzHadou Nationals 15 – September 15th-17th

Australia’s longest running fighting game tournament series returns in 2017 for a weekend of the fiercest competition for all corners of the Fighting Game Community. OzHadou Nationals 15 will be taking place on September 15th to 17th at the Hilton Sydney, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.


Last year saw over 600 attendees across over 15 different games and with a number of prolific titles on the way this year like Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, it looks to be even bigger and better this year.

We’ll have more to announce in regards to registration and lineup in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to keep an eye out on the official OHN website or the official Facebook event for more information.

[Melb] Stay Sharp Round 2 Results

Stay Sharp Round 2 went down over the weekend with a strong showing from the Dark Sided crew, with Somniac and ZG taking first and second respectively. Burnout Fighter is uploading the archives to YouTube throughout the day so you can catch the video archive there and below we have the top 3 for the event:

Street Fighter V Results
1st) DS | Somniac
2nd) DS | ZG
3rd) ROF

Full results can be found over on the Facebook thread.

[SYD] York Street Battles #49 – March 4th


YSB is back on March 4th featuring a tonne of tournament and casual play in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Virtua Fighter’s Victory Road is kicking off its 2017 season, thanks to Bandai Namco Australia we’ll once again have console builds of Tekken 7 available and all your other favourite YSB staples will be on deck once again.

All pre-registration will now be done through a Smash.GG portal for the event, where you can pay using a debit or credit card. Even if you are paying cash on the day, you can sign up online to make sure you’re in all your brackets ahead of time and then fix it up with the door staff upon arrival. Please make sure all tournament fees are fixed prior to the start of the tournament, or you will be disqualified from the bracket. 

Centralised registration on the day will cease at 1pm 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.

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

Tournament times for this month are as follows, please note that the times have changed from 2016’s schedule:

*note: Registration closes 10 minutes prior to tournament time, please make sure you’re early so you don’t miss out
12:30pm – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee
1:00pm – Street Fighter V ($5), Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
3:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, The King of Fighters XIV, Tekken 7
5:00pm – Super Street Fighter II Turbo, BlazBlue: Centralfiction
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 and close 10 minutes before the bracket is scheduled to start, 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!

[Adel] Fight Night #84 @ E-Sports Gym – Feb 8th

ESG E-sports Gym will be hosting another offline event this Wednesday evening and a lot of fighters will once again be featured as part of the line-up for both casual and tournament play. From 7pm, tournaments for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat XL will all be kicking off and Street Fighter V and Injustice casuals will be available all day. All the details for the event can be found below and be sure to check the Facebook event for further updates.