[Woll] EXPAND GONG results


Wollongong’s first major event, Expand Gong, wrapped up over the weekend. The event saw healthy numbers for both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat as well as a truly impressive showing for the Smash titles. Tournament staff are accepting feedback from tournament attendees in an effort to improve future Wollongong events, so if you were in attendance feel free to drop a line with your say. With all that being said, here are the results for the traditional fighters:

Street Fighter V
1st) Dailou
2nd) BKsama
3rd) SpaceGhost
4th) LikeRoss
5th) AlexK
5th) Niah
7th) Goontecks
7th) Kevin The Pumpkin
Mortal Kombat X
1st) iFat|Gilbagz
2nd) Samoan Mariah Carey
3rd) Saggat83
4th) Wazminator
5th) Cabjoy
5th) GM-Stormy
7th) Pepito
7th) Ghost Police

[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals April 9th


CCH (Chris’ Club House) returns this Saturday at the Collingwood Library for fighting game casuals. Come by for a relaxed day of games and hanging out with the friendly Melbourne FGC and we rev up for BAM8!

When: April 9th 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.

[Melb] BAM8 – Poll for Friday SF5 Exhibitions


As BAM8 draws near, organisers CouchWarriors are working hard to finalise the tournament schedule. Muttons has recently started a poll regarding exhibition opportunities for Street Fighter V on Friday May 13th of BAM8.

The options under consideration are:

  • an open entry 3-on-3 team tournament;
  • an invitational 5-on-5, state vs. state exhibition.

If you’re going to BAM, or simply plan to watch the stream, and have a preference then you can share your preference via one of the following pages on Facebook:

For further details regarding BAM8, check out our previous news coverage and make sure you pre-register if you’ll be attending – it will save you time and provide you with the best possible seeding.

[SYD] York Street Battles #41 – April 30th


Update: The Sydney Smash community will be joining forces with us at this YSB! Sign-ups for both Smash 4 and Melee will be taken from 12pm and both brackets will begin at 12:30.

Sydney’s premier monthly event will be returning once again in April . Please note that 99 on York have asked that all YSB attendees sign-in at the front desk whenever entering the venue, please make sure you sign-in from now on. Those driving in might want to consider a membership at the club – $5 a year with $5 off parking every visit (plus you won’t have sign-in as a temporary member every month).

We’re pleased to announce that YSB 41 will also be a qualifying event for Battle Arena Melbourne 8! The winner of both Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X will be granted seeding at Melbourne’s major next month.

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

Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Location: Red Room, Level 1, 99 York St Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fee: $15 (venue entry)

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.

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
3:00pm – The King of Fighters XIII
4:00pm – Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
5:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X

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 and discounted entry will be offered to those who bring a full set-up (monitor + console).

See you there!

[GC] Pre-Registration Open for SF5 at Good Games Gold Coast


UPDATE #1: there will be a prize raffle at this event with all competitors automatically entered into the draw. Check here for details.

UPDATE #2: this tournament is now an official qualifier event for BAM8! Attendees can now secure seeding points for the official BAM8 tournament brackets by entering this tournament.

This coming Saturday Good Games on the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast FGC are running their first large-scale tournament for Street Fighter V. A minimum prize pool of $500 will be up for grabs and this can increase depending on how many people participate.

Pre-Registration Now Open
Given the anticipated popularity of this tournament, the Gold Coast FGC has launched pre-registration for the tournament. Players can pre-register to secure their spot by visiting the relevant Challonge page.

Legacy Controllers Banned
With the tournament being run on PS4 consoles, legacy controllers will be banned for this tournament. Brook converters and modified sticks will be supported though it is up to players to make sure they have the latest firmware installed. Dualshock 4 users are required to desync their controllers after their matches; failing to do so will result in immediate disqualification.

Here is a reminder of the key details and a poster for the event.

Date: Saturday April 9th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Good Games Gold Coast, 8/130 Scarborough St, Southport, QLD 4215
Entry Fee: $20
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Visit the official Facebook event page for the latest news and further information about this tournament.

[Per] WA BAM8 Prologue at The Glitch – April 17th


As Battle Arena Melbourne 8 draws near, CouchWarriors has reached out to local communities to host BAM8 prologue events. Competitors at the prologue tournaments have the chance to earn seeding points for the official BAM8 brackets.

The first of these prologue events has been announced. OzHadou Perth and V Energy are teaming up with The Glitch to hold the WA BAM8 prologue event on April 17th. BAM8 seeding points will be up for grabs in Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat XL, and a side tournament for UMvC3 will also be on offer.

This is a BYO controller event and legacy controller support is “discouraged” so make sure you come prepared!

Date: Sunday, April 17th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: The Glitch, 1242 Hay St, West Perth, WA, 6005
Entry Fee: $15 per game for SF5 & MXKL (20% off for Glitch members); $5 for UMvC3

For full details about this BAM8 prologue, including tournament rules and format, visit the official event page on Facebook.

[Per] OzHadou Perth Casuals at ECU – April 3rd


The next casual session at ECU Mount Lawley in Perth is taking place this Sunday. Organised by OzHadou Perth, these sessions are open to anyone that wishes to bring along multi-player games, with fighting games highly encouraged. There’s plenty of space available so if you’re in Perth and looking for some offline multi-player gaming these sessions are worth checking out.

Date: Sunday, April 3rd
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Edith Cowan University, Building 18, Room 228, 2 Bradford Street, Perth, WA 6050

For further details visit the event page on Facebook.

[Hob] Friday Night Friendlies ft. Street Fighter V


Area52 are having a casual meet-up for Street Fighter V this coming Friday and are inviting players of all skill levels to come down and get involved. From 4pm until the closing of the store there will be casual Street Fighter V play as well as a small tournament.

Date: Friday, April 1st
Time: 4:00pm until close
Location: Area 52, 104 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
Entry Fee: Gold coin for the mini tournament

For further details visit the the Tas Gamers Facebook page.

[Penr] Gametraders Live Penrith SF5 Tournament – March 31st


The next fortnightly Street Fighter V tournament at Gametraders Live in Penrith is scheduled for this Thursday evening. The format is double elimination using PS4 consoles and players are invited to BYO controller. Prizes will be announced on the night.

Date: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Gametraders Live Penrith, Henry St, Penrith, NSW 2750
Entry Fee: $10

For further details visit the event page on Facebook.