[Online] ESL Mortal Kombat XL Community Cup #1 – Oct 27th


After months and months from support from the NRS community across the country, Mortal Kombat XL will be getting its first ESL tournament in the Oceania region this Thursday. Online tournaments should be familiar to many Mortal Kombat veterans thanks to Googie’s monthly series, but check out the full details for the event below:

Date: Thursday, 27th October
Time: 5:30pm check-in, 6:00pm start time
Entry: Register online here
Additional rules:

  • Single Elimination
  • Best of Five
  • One Best of Five consists of up to five rounds
  • Game Timer: 90 seconds
  • Stage: Each player may select the stage of their choice
  • Stage interactables: On

Be sure to visit the official event page to sign up so you don’t miss out.

[Per] Tekken 7 CRASH Team Tournament – October 22nd


The Western Australia Tekken Community will be hosting a tournament this Saturday at Game City in Perth Underground. The formula will be emulating that of the Korean Tekken Crash series, a 3 vs 3, double elimination bracket. The full details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Shop TR2/3, Raine Square Shopping Centre, 300 Murray Street, Perth

Further details are available via this post on Facebook.

[Adel] SAFGC Tournament Season 2016: Round 5 – October 23rd


The South Australian Fighting Game Community‘s 2016 season continues this Sunday featuring a number of Main Card and Minor Card games. Main Cards will receive a $500 pot bonus for finals at the end of the season after 6 rounds, at Southern Cross Championships in December. The titles and details for the event are as follows:

Main Card titles:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
Minor Card titles:

  • Project M
  • Super Smash Bros. 64
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (doubles)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (doubles)

Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Harry Medlin Rooms, University of Adelaide, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA 5000
Entry Fee: $10 venue entry, $5 per tournament game

Hit the jump for the event schedule and live stream links, and visit the event post on Facebook for additional details including prizes.


[Bris] Sonic Boom 9 feat. SFV and KOFXIV – October 23rd


Sonic Boom 9 will be taking place at GUF Brisbane with tournaments for Street Fighter V and The King of Fighters XIV going down. SFV competitors will need to sign up online via the Challonge bracket, while KOFXIV competitors can sign up on the day. PC setups will be used for SFV, so be sure to have a compatible controller that work on PC. KOFXIV will run on PS4, so make sure you’re equipped for that bracket too if you’re intending on entering. Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, October 23rd.
Time: Doors open at 11:30am, tournament begins at 12:30pm.
Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee, $5 tournament fee (SFV), Free (KOFXIV)

For full details, including tournament format, rules and prizes, visit the official event page on Facebook.

[GC] Coastal Fighting Jam – October 15th Results


The Gold Coast Fighters turned up the heat with a full day event at Good Games Gold Coast last Saturday. It was a day filled with fighting game goodness, as Coastal Fighting Jam brought out Queensland’s top players to play for large pot prizes, in addition to a raffle giveaways for people who attended the event. The local community would especially like to thank the event’s official sponsor Brook for providing its products as prizes. Special thanks also goes out to In2Amusements, The Consouls and Orochinagi who were kind enough to provide additional prizes for the event. With Street Fighter V, The King of Fighters XIV and Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- tournaments running throughout the event, the day was filled with triumphs and upsets, moments that made the event very special. CFJ may just become a recurring event within the local scene on the Gold Coast. The results were as follows:

Street Fighter V
1st:  pahnda (Ken)
2nd: Baxter (Chun-Li/Rashid)
3rd: SilverAsch (Nash)



Top 3 for SFV (left to right): Baxter, pahnda and SilverAsch.
1st:  Baxter
2nd: ON | Colonov
3rd: Hieroyo



Top 3 for KOFXIV (left to right): ON | Colonov, Baxter and Hieroyo.
GGXRD -Revelator-
1st:  Ando (Faust)
2nd: Yuki_M3 (Zato-1)
3rd: HunterSteven (Kum Haehyun)



Top 3 for GGxrd (left to right): Yuki_M3, Ando and HunterSteven.

Photos and video highlights are available after the jump.


I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E17 – Hype not Hate pt. 2 (feat. ABM|KG) Archive


We’re back with the second part of our KG interview, this time talking about how top tiers characters created his top tier mindset. KG shared some insight on how he prepared for previous OHNs, breaking down how his methods changes with new and old games.

Pick a top tier.

Recorded October 17th, 2016 live @ Twitch.tv/Gamrah

As always, show notes are available after the jump as well as a new, fancy YouTube archive (subscribe here to keep up to date!)


[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals – October 22


The next CCH (Chris’ Club House) will be held at the RICHMOND Library at 3PM this Saturday for more casuals n’ chill.

Pyro’s KOFXIV League will be on hiatus this week because he is away.

Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 3:00pm till late
Location: 415 Church St. Richmond (Richmond Library, right next to the East Richmond train station or take tram 70 down Swan St)
Entry Fee: $4 venue fee; anybody that brings either a monitor/console/laptop gets in for free.
Facebook Event Page here.
BYO: screens, consoles and sticks are all appreciated, even if they go unused. The more the merrier.

Pyro’s CCH KOFXIV league: The Prologue

-Swiss format FT3
-Starts at 4PM
-Two tiers T1 and T2

T1 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/o4iW8QmbtG
T2 Signup: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/QafTTU4XIA

Tier 1 is your competitively driven players or veteran players, expect to be playing people that know what they’re doing and are looking to improve even more so. Tier 2 is your new to King of Fighters or I’ve only played it a handful of times. Expect that these players would be looking to get into the game and maybe one day make it to Tier 1. You may choose your own tier, if you think you’re a Tier 1 player, then enter T1 otherwise enter T2. If you’re stomping T2, you may be moved to T1.

Scoring: If you win your set 3-2, you’ll be awarded 3 points. If you’re the loser in this situtation, you’ll only earn 2 points. Effectively you accumulate score over how many games you win regardless of the overall set victory, so consistent attendance will help you here.

End of Season: There will be a prize for the highest number of points for each division, but there may be other prizes to be won should you show vast improvement or community spirit so don’t be discouraged from playing KOFXIV. Pyro will update you on exactly what we’re going to do as soon as he has a good idea.


[Bris] Throwdown Thursday | SFV Casuals – October 13th


The next Thursday Throwdown casual session will be taking place this Thursday, October 13th. These casual sessions, organised by Brisbane Fighters at GUF Brisbane, provide a great chance for players of all skill levels to get some practice between local tournaments. The details for the event are as follows:

Date: Thursday, September 22nd.
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Level 1, 279-281 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
Entry Fee: $5 venue fee

For more details on Throwdown Thursday visit the event page on Facebook.

[Can] Reload Monthly SF5 Tournament – October 9th Results


The latest in the series of Reload Bar & Games Street Fighter V tournaments went down in Canberra last Sunday. Stick Addiction held the tournament with victory going the way of Magnum Infinity, defeating Honzo in the grand final. Below we have details of the top 3 plus the Challonge bracket for the event. Full results are available via the Stick Addiction Facebook page.

Street Fighter V Results
1st) MAGNUM_Infinity
2nd) Honzo
3rd) YoungBlood

[SYD] York Street Battles #46 – October 29th


October’s YSB continues the trend of ‘new month, new fighting game content’ with the brand new MKXL patch that recently dropped, as well as all your favourite FGC and Smash games. Tekken 7: Fated Retribution will once again be at the event courtesy of Bandai Namco Australia, in addition to the usual slew of tournaments and casuals across all scenes. You can save yourself a bit of cash by registering for the event ahead of time, so pre-register for October’s YSB here. Please note, you must provide staff with a purchase receipt from PayPal upon entry or your prepayment cannot be validated.

There’s a lot to look forward this month as always, here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 29th
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)
3:00pm – The King of Fighters XIV
4:00pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
5:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter II Turbo
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X ($5)

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.

See you there!