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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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:
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!