Gold Coast Fighters have announced that the next Gold Coast Throwdown tournament will be taking place this coming Tuesday at Good Games on the Gold Coast. In addition to casual play for Street Fighter V, GCF will also be running a free-entry tournament for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator.
GCF’s Mr See More has donated a $50 pot for GGXrd so this will be a great chance for people to check out the game and give it a go. All tournaments will be run on PS4 consoles and DIY is highly encouraged for people keen to play other fighting games on the day.
Time: 6:00pm for casuals, tournament starts at 7:30pm
Location: Good Games Gold Coast, 8/130 Scarborough St, Southport, QLD 4215
Entry Fee: $5 venue entry; no additional fee to enter the GGXrd tournament
The 7th in GooGie’s monthly online tournament series for Mortal Kombat X took place recently. Nxnja put in an impressive showing by placing 2nd in his first online tournament, with victory ultimately going to Wazminator. Here are the top 3 results:
3rd) IFat|Gilbagz, xXSupernewmanXx
Video archives are also available via Youtube, with local embeds available after the jump.
No guest this week (every single person everywhere is still playing Overwatch), but our very own Erks-sports got sponsored! We talk about what the influx of new signings means for the Austrailan FGC as well Tekken 7, Injustice 2 and Street Fighter V news from E3. Finally, we give a hot take on the FGC’s most pressing issue – How long do we have before every major is just an Overwatch LAN party?
As always, show notes are available after the jump.
This week another e-sports organisation has announced its support for some of Australia’s best fighting game competitors. Nuovo Gaming has entered the Australian competitive fighting game scene by sponsoring four of Sydney’s top Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter V competitors: Cabjoy, Gilbagz, Spaceghost and Erkybomb.
The other AU FGC player sponsorship announcements from Nuovo Gaming are for the Smash Bros. community, with Smopup, SD, Waveguider and Ghost added to their e-sports team line-up.
In addition to being regular top-placers at tournaments, the Nuovo Gaming team includes several major AU FGC contributors. Cabjoy and Gilbagz are known for the Friendly Alliance Podcast and Erkybomb is a regular panellist on the I Don’t Even Podcast.
For full details on the Nuovo Gaming announcement read the news article published by PVP Live.
Reload Bar & Games in Canberra held Street Fighter V and Killer Instinct tournaments last weekend featuring plenty of local talent. The event saw Mikey cleaning up in both games, taking out both Killer Instinct and Street Fighter V. Below are the results for each bracket, check out the event summary on Facebook for more photos and info.
|Street Fighter V
Top 3 for SF5 (left to right): Johnny, Mikey and Matt.
This is a BYO event, so players will need to bring monitors, consoles, games and controllers in order to play. As usual these sessions are open to anyone that wishes to bring along multi-player games, with fighting games highly encouraged.
Date: Sunday, June 19th
Location: Cafe Myriade, 2/98 Lake St, Northbridge, WA, 6003
Enrty Fee: $5 (board game time not included)
For further details visit the event page on Facebook.
The next Three D6 monthly Stick Addiction tournament for Street Fighter V is taking place this Saturday at The Loaded Dice Bar in Canberra. Note that the venue is different to the usual Three D6 monthly tournaments so make sure to plan accordingly if you’re attending.
In addition to the regular SF5 tournament there will also be a side tournament for the classic game Capcom vs. SNK 2. This will be run using the PS3 port of the game.
Date: Saturday, June 18th
Location: The Loaded Dice, 5/38 Reed St N, Greenway, ACT 2900
Entry Fee: $10
For further details visit the official event page on Facebook.
Friday Night Fights returns this Friday at Area 52 in Hobart. Doors open early for anyone who wants to get some casuals in before the Street Fighter V tournament at 6 pm.
This week there will also be a tournament for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator. All characters including Raven and Kum are legal for this tournament.
Date: Friday, June 17th
Time: Casuals start 5.30pm; tournaments start at 6:00pm for SF5 and 7.30pm for GGXrd.
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS 7000
Entry Fee: $10 per tournament
Sydney’s premier monthly tournament series returns once again in June featuring a heap of tournaments and casuals for a variety of different games. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator has officially dropped in English and that will be supported once again, as well as bunch of returning brackets like Super Turbo, King of Fighters XIII and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Virtua Fighta community are offering the chance for new players to sit down with seasoned veterans before the tournament starts at 6:30 to talk basics through to advanced techniques, so if you’ve been looking to pick the brains of a more experienced player and learn the ropes now is the perfect time. Like last month, you can save yourself a bit of cash by registering for the event ahead of time, so pre-register for June’s YSB here
There’s a lot to look forward this month as always, here are the details:
Date: Saturday, June 25th
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)
3:0opm – Virtua Fighta new player dojo
4:00pm – The King of Fighters XIII, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
5:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter II Turbo ($2)
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X ($5)
6:30pm – 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!
There’s a new location in Melbourne this week with a Tekken 7 cabinet. Community member and stream expert Baraa has announced that “Jin’s shop” on Bourke St now has a pair of Tekken 7 cabinets complete with direct-capture for recording matches. The Melbourne Tekken community has worked hard to get this setup together.
If you’re looking to get into the game ahead of its highly anticipated console release, or need to train up for the OzHadou Nationals in August this venue is worth supporting.
Here is a recap of all the Tekken 7 locations in Australia that we currently known about. If you know about a Tekken 7 location please contact us and we’ll add it to our list.
422 Bourke St,
Melbourne, VIC 3006
Crown Towers Melbourne,
Crown Entertainment Complex,
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank, VIC 3006
Raine Square Shopping Centre,
300 Murray Street,
Perth, WA 6000
Shop R307 Level 3,
Market City Shopping,
9-13 Hay Street,
Haymarket, NSW 2000
142 Albert Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
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 and meets for Tekken 7.