[Can] Reload Monthly SF5 Tournament – May 8th


Reload Bar & Games in Canberra is starting monthly tournaments for Street Fighter V, just in time for Andrometa and BAM8.

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.

Date: Sunday, May 8th
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.

[Melb] BAM8 – Trailer, Online Registration Closing


Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is almost here! In less than 2 weeks Melbourne’s premier fighting game major will take place at CQ Functions. Spanning 3 days this Capcom Pro Tour ranking event and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royal qualifier will be one of the biggest fighting game events in Australia this year.

If you’re still on the fence about BAM8, check out the recently released trailer from organisers CouchWarriors.

Online registrations will be closing this Saturday May 7th, after which attendees will incur a $10 venue entry surcharge and likely wait in long queues when registering on the day. Official tournaments for Smash Bros. can only be entered via online registration, so for some pre-registration will be critical.

Check out the details on the official BAM8 website and follow the directions provided.

[Hob] Pre-BAM Street Fighter V at Area 52 E-Sports – May 7th


Area 52 is holding a Street Fighter V tournament next Saturday in the lead-up to Battle Arena Melbourne 8. As usual this is a BYO controller tournament and is expected to be run on PS4.

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 5:00pm sharp
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
Entry Fee: $10

For all the details concerning this tournament, including format and rules, visit the event page on Facebook.

Results Round-Up – April 22nd-24th


Last week we had a couple of big “first time” tournament events in Australia: Perth’s first ever tournament for arcade Tekken 7 and Hobart’s first ever fighting game major Tassie Fighter Con (TFC).

The Tekken 7 tournament at Game City had a great turnout, with 22 players registered. The grand final went to NoobAsUCanGet, winning 2-1 over Dabble-O-Snack.

Tekken 7 – Game City

1st: NoobAsUCanGet
2nd: Dabble-O-Snack
3rd: Ty


Tournament setup for Tekken 7 at Game City.

Twitch archives

Wrap-up on Facebook

Hosted by Area 52 E-Sports, the first TFC tournament took place last weekend, featuring several games including Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. 4. The SF5 tournament was won by ZM, defeating Swebe in the grand final and going through the bracket undefeated.

See below for the top 3 in SF5 and SSB4 at TFC.

Street Fighter V – TFC

1st: ZM
2nd: Swebe
3rd: Mulletcap



Stage setup at TFC in Hobart.
Super Smash Bros. 4 Singles – TFC
1st: MrMiacro
2nd: Dese
3rd: Sharp


Super Smash Bros. 4 Doubles – TFC
1st: TK Boiz
2nd: Mac+Steeze
3rd: Married


BAM8 Update: Tekken 7


Some great news for the Australian Tekken community today: Tekken 7 is coming to Battle Arena Melbourne 8!

Bandai Namco Australia will be bringing a Tekken 7 arcade setup to BAM8 for both casual and tournament play, with Tekken 7 now added to the official line-up of BAM8 tournaments. This will be the first major tournament for Tekken 7 in Australia and a great chance for people to see what the game is all about given its limited availability in Australian arcades.

Numbers for BAM8 have been rising steadily with over 160 people already registered. Pre-registration will close on Saturday May 7th, one week before the event. Be sure to preregister online to jump the queue on arrival and secure your spot in some of the 13 tournament games on offer.

[Melb] CouchWarriors Ranbat Results – March & April


The April CouchWarriors ranbat, serving as the Melbourne qualifier for Battle Arena Melbourne 8, took place last Saturday. Here we have top 3 results for various games and event photos courtesy of the CouchWarriors Facebook page.

April Ranbat Results

Street Fighter V
1) Toxy
2) Somniac
3) Googie

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
1) Carlplight
2) Naked Jake
3) Baraa


Top 3 for SF5: (left to right) Somniac, Toxy and Googie.
Mortal Kombat XL
1) Panic Mode
2) KD
3) Googie

Super Smash Bros. Melee
1) Splice
2) SANick
3) SD


Top 3 for MKXL: (left to right) Googie, Panic Mode and KD.

After the jump we also have results and photos from the March CouchWarriors ranbats.


Results Round-Up – April 16th-17th


Two of the interstate qualifiers for Battle Arena Melbourne 8 took place last weekend, with players competing for seeding at the forthcoming Australian major, which is also a Capcom Pro Tour Asia ranking event.

The first of these qualifiers was run by Stick Addiction at Three D6 in Canberra. This month’s Street Fighter V winner was Beefy who went undefeated with his M.Bison including a confident 3-0 win over Mikey in the grand final.

Street Fighter V – 3D6

1st: Beefy
2nd: Magnum_Infinity
3rd: Max



Beefy’s practice paid off throughout the tournament.

Top 2 for SF5 (left to right): Mikey and Beefy.
Maybe Mikey was wearing the wrong gear?

The second BAM8 qualifier was organised by OzHadou Perth and Pixel Expo at The Glitch last Sunday. First place in Street Fighter V went to SB|SonicFoxFanboy who also went through the bracket undefeated, including a 3-0 victory over YassBass777 in the grand final. Qualifier tournaments were also held for MKXL and UMvC3 which were won by xNoRagrets and Weng respectively.

Street Fighter V – The Glitch

1st: SB|SonicFoxFanboy
2nd: YassBass777
3rd: SB|PutaPrincess


Note that YassBass777 defeated SB|PutaPrincess in the Losers’ Final (bracket error).
Mortal Kombat XL – The Glitch
1st: xNoRagrets
2nd: SB|Diago

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – The Glitch
1st: Weng

Match videos from the tournaments at The Glitch are also available after the jump.


[Per] Fighting Game Casuals at The Glitch – April 24th


The weekend casual fighting game sessions organised by OzHadou Perth have a new home! Starting this Sunday these events will be held at social gaming lounge The Glitch. The OH Perth casuals are an ideal opportunity for people to meet local players and get offline match practice in the latest fighting games.

Date: Sunday, April 24th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: The Glitch, 1242 Hay St, West Perth, WA, 6005
Entry Fee: $5 (or 4$ for Glitch members)

Full details for this meet are available on the Facebook event page.

[AU] Thursday Night Throwdown, SF5 – April 14th Results


The first of Goodpart’s Thursday Night Throwdown online tournaments for Street Fighter V took place last Thursday. The series kicked off with over 30 competitors from around the country. The top 3 results were:

1st) Somniacs
2nd) bksama
3rd) Alx8

The full bracket is available on Challonge and Goodpart’s wrap-up can be found over on Facebook.

After the jump we have the Twitch archive from the tournament. Be sure to check it out before it expires!


[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals April 23th


CCH (Chris’ Club House) returns this Saturday at the Collingwood Library. Come by for some fighting game casuals and chill.

Please bring your setups – as SFV has been increasing in popularity, there’s been more people crowding around the setups that the regulars bring. It only takes a few minutes to throw your monitor and console into your car, but everyone gets exponentially more playing time!

When: April 23th at 3PM till late

Where: Collingwood library, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford (Next to Collingwood train station)

Fee: $4 venue fee- Anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.

BYO: Screens, Xbox’s, PS4s, Sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.