Oz Comic-Con returns to Melbourne this weekend, and amongst the guests, panels, cosplay and stalls you’ll find CouchWarriors getting up to no good- hosting fighting game casuals, Learn to Play sessions and tournaments in the OCC Gaming area.
Join us if you’re in the building!
When: June 11-12
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf. OCC Gaming area.
Click here for live schedule link. Tournament rules and more information after the jump!
CouchWarriors ranbats are back in June after a massive BAM8! We have traditional fighters and Melee: SF5, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 18th of June and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 25th of June.
Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:
Dates: Saturday 18th and 25th of June
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments
Official event pages and pre-registration:
CW Traditional Fighters+Melee June 18 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.
CW Smash 4 June 25 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.
The third instalment of Brisbane’s Sonic Boom series is happening at GUF Brisbane on June 12th. $5 gets you into the venue, and another $5 enters you into the tournament.
You’ll need to sign up on Challonge if you’re going to join in and, as always, be sure to help out the organisers by showing your interest on their Facebook page if you’re going.
Sonic Boom is a PC event, not PS4, so avoid disappointment by checking in advance that your stick or controller will work on the day.
Date: Sunday, June 12th.
Time: Doors open at 11 am, tournament begins at 12 pm.
Location: First Floor, 279 – 281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD.
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee, $5 tournament fee.
The Wollongong FGC has another fighting game event this Saturday at the University of Wollongong. Final Fight features tournaments for Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. A free-play area will also be available where attendees can play other games using BYO setups.
This Final Fight features the following tournament pot bonuses:
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Singles): $100
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles): $100
- Street Fighter V: $50
Date: Saturday, June 4th
Location: Building 24, Room G01, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee, plus $5 entry fee per tournament
For full details, including tournament rules and start times, visit the official event page on Facebook.
Friday Night Fights is on again this week at Area 52 in Hobart. Doors open early for anyone who wants to get some casuals in before the tournament starts at 6 pm.
Tournament registration is $10, and casual play is free all afternoon. Hit the Friday Night Fights Facebook page for the details or to get in touch with the organisers.
Date: Friday, June 3rd
Time: Casuals start early afternoon, tournament starts at 6:00 pm
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth St, Hobart, Tasmania
Entry Fee: Free casuals, $10 tournament entry.
Sonic Boom 2 went down at Guf Brisbane last Sunday and saw plenty of fierce Street Fighter V action. x_5’s Baxter was able to claim the win with plenty of new and old faces in attendance.
Top 3 results, brackets and photo are available below.
|Sonic Boom | SF5
1st: x_5|Baxter (Chun-Li/Dhalsim)
2nd: Jin Smiff (Necalli)
3rd: SilverAsch (Nash)
Top 3 for SF5: SilverAsch (left),
Jin Smiff (right) and x_5|Baxter (middle)
Players at Guf Brisbane for the Sonic Boom tournament.
Hit the jump for YouTube archives of the top 8.
OzHadou Perth has another casual session lined up for this coming Sunday. The casuals have found another new home – Cafe Myriade, a Perth-based board game cafe.
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 6th
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.
Another YSB is in the books, thank you to all who came out and supported last weekend. Your co-operation was very much appreciated in regards to pre-registration, we’ve heard a lot of feedback and will take it on board to make that process even smoother next month. Here are the results:
|Street Fighter V
|Mortal Kombat X
3rd) Ghost Police
Street Fighter V top 3
|The King of Fighters XIII
2nd) Alex K
|Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
3rd) Made Man
7th) Animal Jacky
Mortal Kombat X top 3
|Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Melee top 3
As always, if you haven’t quite had your fill of fighting game action this month, make sure to join the Sydney Fighters Facebook group to get caught up on any meets that may happen prior to next YSB on June 25th.
The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the Richmond Library- 415 Church Street at 3PM. Please bring your setups and own powerboards since the powerboard stash is at Collingwood library. See you guys there for some casuals and chill
Date: Saturday, June 4th
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: 415 Church Street, Richmond. Richmond Library – right next to East Richmond train station or take tram 70 from the city.
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.
Yeaaaaaah we’re late, we know. Video games happened! BAM8 is done and dusted and we were sat down with Couchwarriors duo Spoony and Muttons to talk Australia’s first Street Fighter V major and more.
As always, show notes are available after the jump.