Registration for BAM5 is now open!


Make sure you register early to guarantee your spot in the games you want to play. Pre-registration saves you money and time, and allows you to see your pool allocations several days before the event so you can prepare for your matchups!
There is no guarantee that you will be able to enter on the day if the pools fill up so please do yourself a favor and register now!

Also, be sure to check out the BAM5 exhibition matches thread or check out the discussion on the Facebook page. Friday night should be full of incredible excitement and prodigious amounts of salt.

1000-0 in 15 Seconds: Interview with Nicola “Genkibot” Fraser

Before OHN11, predictions were cast about which states; which characters; which players would take out the titles. Come the weekend of the 23rd, things were going largely to plan. Then, on the Sunday, someone decided that he would break the script. Melbourne’s unassuming Juri specialist, Nicola “Genkibot” Fraser would blow away the competition and take the crown in one of the biggest surprises of the weekend, and also one of the most impressive. We sit down with him to talk Feng Shui, god normals, South Park, and Breaking Bad.

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OHN11 Media Wrapup

Media Coverage

As a recap of the coverage for Ozhadou Nationals 11, here are a selection of articles.

Pre-Event coverage

Shoryuken 1 and 2 / Event Hubs 1 and 2



Gamespot Post 1, Gamespot Post 2 (Added EVO Points information)

The Geek of Oz – Interview

PixelHunt – Interview

Games On Net – Player interviews and Preview

Event Coverage

OzHadou Nationals 11 Live Stream – Stream Landing Page on Gamespot

Sunday eSports Whole Weekend Edition: OzHadou 11: Day One ·

Sunday eSports Whole Weekend Edition: OzHadou 11: Day Two ·

Sunday eSports Whole Weekend Edition: OzHadou 11: Day Three ·


Post Event Coverage

Dusty Cartridge – Ozhadou “Moments” Wrapup Video

EVO/Shoryuken - Results listing

Official Photography by Kientan

Social Media (Too Many to list)

Thanks to all media above plus Capcom Australia, AusGamerNetwork, Gamespot’s Zorine Te at the event and more.

Most importantly, thanks to all the players!  Make sure you visit all the sites above and comment, participate and read their articles – show the support of the Fighting Game Community.

Next event – #BAM5CouchWarriorsBattle Arena Melbourne May 17-19!

The BOMB has been set!


Johnny “Humanbomb” Cheng, the BAM2010 and OHN9 Champion and Evo Top 8 Qualifier returns to reclaim his crown. The constant bane of Australia’s best in Super Street Fighter IV, this year Humanbomb is back to shake up the scene and bring out our very best performance!

Will Johnny’s Hong Kong technology be too much for Australia’s finest, or will the unstoppable threat finally be disarmed by the Australian bomb squad? One thing’s for sure, BAM5 is going to be one hell of a show as we find out how far our Street Fighters have truly come!





“Let’s have money matches… Show me the $$$” – Johnny “Humanbomb” Cheng



For more information and updates, visit the BAM5 website  or check the Facebook page.

Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)

Much thanks to Bosslogic for another great poster.

Battle Arena Melbourne is back, and the year 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of CouchWarriors’ annual fighting game major. BAM5 will be held on May, Friday the 17th through to Sunday the 19th and once again the venue will be the excellent CQ Functions Room, 113 Queen Street Melbourne. Pre-reg will be up soon.

We at CouchWarriors are very excited to see old friends return and compete in their favourite games. Exhibition matches and ‘high stakes’ events this year will be announced before the event, and scheduled throughout BAM5 on Friday and Saturday.

This year we’ll be including an extra Friday night for meet and greets, as well as exhibition matches and casuals. We’re also looking to secure a larger number of consoles this time around to ensure an excess of casual stations are available, including those kindly provided by the powerful gentlemen at Shadowlogic.

DIY tournament spots are available, if you have any questions or suggestions then post them on the CouchWarriors Facebook page, the Ozhadou forum thread or simply join the BAM5 Facebook event page at

Official tournaments sanctioned by the church of BAM include:
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
The King of Fighters XIII
Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Super Smash Bros Melee
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Dead or Alive 5

(For game rule sets and more details visit: