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.

Registration for BAM5 is now open!

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Make sure you register early to guarantee your spot in the games you want to play. Pre-registration saves you money and time, and allows you to see your pool allocations several days before the event so you can prepare for your matchups!
There is no guarantee that you will be able to enter on the day if the pools fill up so please do yourself a favor and register now!

Also, be sure to check out the BAM5 exhibition matches thread or check out the discussion on the Facebook page. Friday night should be full of incredible excitement and prodigious amounts of salt.

1000-0 in 15 Seconds: Interview with Nicola “Genkibot” Fraser

Before OHN11, predictions were cast about which states; which characters; which players would take out the titles. Come the weekend of the 23rd, things were going largely to plan. Then, on the Sunday, someone decided that he would break the script. Melbourne’s unassuming Juri specialist, Nicola “Genkibot” Fraser would blow away the competition and take the crown in one of the biggest surprises of the weekend, and also one of the most impressive. We sit down with him to talk Feng Shui, god normals, South Park, and Breaking Bad.

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OHN11 Media Wrapup

Media Coverage

As a recap of the coverage for Ozhadou Nationals 11, here are a selection of articles.

Pre-Event coverage

Shoryuken 1 and 2 / Event Hubs 1 and 2

Kotaku

Polygon 

Gamespot Post 1, Gamespot Post 2 (Added EVO Points information)

The Geek of Oz – Interview

PixelHunt – Interview

Games On Net – Player interviews and Preview

Event Coverage

OzHadou Nationals 11 Live Stream – GameSpot.com Stream Landing Page on Gamespot

Sunday eSports Whole Weekend Edition: OzHadou 11: Day One · games.on.net

Sunday eSports Whole Weekend Edition: OzHadou 11: Day Two · games.on.net

Sunday eSports Whole Weekend Edition: OzHadou 11: Day Three · games.on.net

 

Post Event Coverage

Dusty Cartridge – Ozhadou “Moments” Wrapup Video

EVO/Shoryuken - Results listing

Official Photography by Kientan

Social Media (Too Many to list)

Thanks to all media above plus Capcom Australia, AusGamerNetwork, Gamespot’s Zorine Te at the event and more.

Most importantly, thanks to all the players!  Make sure you visit all the sites above and comment, participate and read their articles – show the support of the Fighting Game Community.

Next event – #BAM5CouchWarriorsBattle Arena Melbourne May 17-19!