[SYD] York Street Battles #37 – November 7th


It’s the last YSB of the year! Whether you’re looking to train up for SXC 2015 or get some games in one last time in 2015, make sure you don’t miss it. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15

A lucky door prize will be awarded to one person on the event thread, so go sign up on the forum for the chance to have your entry fee waived. Centralised registration will cease at 2pm so if you arrive after that, please find one of the tournament organisers floating around and sign up with one of us.

Tournament times are as follows:

TBC – Guilty Gear Xrd / Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late (?/?)
3:00pm – King of Fighters XIII (Azuzu/Kyokugen)
3:30pm – Super Street Fighter II X – Grandmaster Challenge (Jarop/Kyokugen)
4:00pm – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Alexk/Goodpart)
4:30pm – Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Jarop/Kyokugen)
**UPDATE: 6:00pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Team Battle (MadeMan)
7:00pm – Mortal Kombat X (FaYd/Gillbagz)

** Respect Virtua Fighter but find the game a little overwhelming to learn? This YSB will feature a free 2-team battle open to players of all skill levels. Captains Iron Myke and Chill will pit players of equal skill against each other in an elimination style War Games until 1 team is left standing.

Tournament attendance is optional and tournaments will only run if there is sufficient numbers and interest on the day. Signups will be taken 30 minutes before tournaments start. Please locate a YSB staff member to register.

Tournament fees for USFIV is $5, with the entry distributed for the top 3 players. Tournament fees for DIY games is dependant on the organiser’s decision of the respective DIY tournament.

For all other information, check out the event thread. See you all there!

[Per] OzHadou Perth Casuals at ECU – November 1st


There’s another casual play session this weekend in Perth, courtesy of the OzHadou Perth crew. This session will be held at ECU once again with players encouraged to bring along anything they’d like to play, especially fighting games.

Date: Sunday, November 1st
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Edith Cowan University, Building 18, Room 106, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, WA 6050

For the latest details and to register your interest visit the event page.

I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E03 – Habibo pt. 2 (featuring Goodpart)


The Habibos are back with the second part of the Goodpart spectacular to talk arcade horror stories, FGC memes in the real world and the incredibly lucrative business of streaming Australian FGC tournaments.

Show notes:
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Originally recorded October 21 2015.

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[Melb] CouchWarriors Schedule for PAX Australia 2015


CouchWarriors has published a schedule covering all the events and activities they’ll be involved in at PAX Australia 2015 this weekend. Visit the CouchWarriors website for all the events and times.

CouchWarriors will be running tournaments for a wide range of titles including USF4, TTT2, Smash Bros, UMvC3, GGXRD, KI and DOA5LR. There are also “Learn to Play” sessions for beginners and free casual play for all PAX attendees.

Date: Friday, October 30th – Sunday, November 1st
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne VIC 3006
Entry Fee: see the offical PAX registration page.

If you’ll be at PAX this weekend be sure to drop by and support the CouchWarriors events. You can also catch Berzerk and Somniac at the PAX panel on travelling the world to play video games.

[Adel] SXC2K15 – News and Registration


The last Australian fighting game major of 2015, Southern Cross Championships (SXC), is just over a month away. Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, November 24th so be sure to visit the SXC registration website to secure your place.

If an epic line-up featuring 17 fighting games isn’t already reason enough for you to register for SXC2K15, check out some of the other exciting SXC news from recent weeks.

For all the latest announcements and details for SXC be sure to visit the official event page.

Stuff Yo’ Couch! Episode 1


Hi guys, welcome to the first episode of Stuff Yo’ Couch!

This is a ranbat recap where we could go over all things CouchWarriors; go over results, give you guys a peek into the action and sights to be seen at the ranbat, and maybe get a few interviews with important faces and figures in the Melbourne community.

I’m still ironing out what I want to do with the show, so I apologise for any roughness or inconsistencies – please let me know what you guys think or what to see in the future!

In this episode we interview Philip John Pretty aka Redact, who’s recently joined team Exile5 in light of his stellar work at BAM7 which turned out to be massive with 500 plus registrants- huge kudos to the Smash community for really blowing up the event with their international guests and hype. And we also have Darren Taing aka Dreadtech- the hardest worker in the Smash community right now, and a deserved winner of the Community Award at BAM7.

The August Couchwarriors ranbat had a welcome guest in the form of an SFV preview build courtesy of Capcom Australia, so thanks very much to them- so we have a brief section of some quick opinions from the players such as David Ladu, Darcy Higgins, Jake Lynch and Kris Dabrowski.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode!



[Per] OzHadou Perth Casuals at ECU – October 25th


Our west coast affiliates OzHadou Perth have a casual session coming up this weekend at ECU. The OH Perth team is encouraging people to bring along anything they’d like to play, especially if it’s a fighting game.

Date: Sunday, October 25th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Edith Cowan University, Building 18, Room 106, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, WA 6050

For the latest details visit the event page.

[GC] Gold Coast FGC USF4 Tournament #9 – November 3rd


The 9th Gold Coast FGC tournament for Ultra Street Fighter IV will be taking place at their new venue Good Games Gold Coast.

Date: Tuesday, November 3rd
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Good Games Gold Coast, 8/130 Scarborough St, Southport, QLD 4215

If you need to get some games in ahead of the tournament be sure to check out the GC FGC’s weekly meets at Good Games every Tuesday night from 6pm.

For further details visit the official tournament event page.

[Melb] CouchWarriors AGM – November 21st


As a registered not-for-profit organisation, CouchWarriors is required to hold an annual general meeting (AGM) to review the club’s last 12 months of activities and plan for the year ahead. This includes electing members for the Couchwarriors board: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

With Street Fighter V on the way and Tekken 7 likely to follow, 2016 is expected to be a big year for the Australian FGC. If you’re in Melbourne and would like to have more involvement in Couchwarriors then their AGM is definitely worth checking out.

The AGM is open to the public and will be held in the same venue as the Chris’ Clubhouse events.

Date: Saturday, November 21st
Time: 1:00pm
Location: 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Check out the Couchwarriors Facebook event page for more details including the AGM agenda once it’s available.

Schedule Announced for SFV Beta #2 – October 22nd-26th


Capcom has provided an official schedule of events for the upcoming Street Fighter V beta test which will cover both PS4 and PC for the first time. Below is the schedule provided courtesy of Shoryuken.com updated for major Australian time zones.

Event Sydney Brisbane Perth
Beta begins on PS4 (Thu Oct 22) 12 pm 11 am 9 am
Scheduled maintenance (Fri Oct 23) 8 am 7 am 5 am
Servers online, Rashid unlocked (Fri Oct 23) 8 pm 7 pm 5 pm
Beta begins on PC (Sat Oct 24) 3 am 2 am 12 am
Karin unlocked (Sat Oct 24) 11 am 10 am 8 am
Scheduled maintenance (Sat Oct 24) 10 pm 9 pm 7 pm
Servers online (Sun Oct 25) 8 am 7 am 5 am
Beta ends (Mon Oct 26) 10 am 9 am 7 am

If you still need to register for the SFV beta visit apply via the official SFV Beta website for details on how to apply.

Please remember that this is a beta and Capcom is unable to guarantee consistent access for all eligible participants.

For the latest updates regarding the SFV beta schedule check out Combofiend’s blog on the Capcom website.