[Bris] Throwdown Thursday | SFV Casuals – March 2nd

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Throwdown Thursday is back in March and will also serve as Kolin’s inaugural appearance at Brisbane’s Street Fighter V casuals event. These sessions, organised by Brisbane Fighters at GUF Brisbane, provide a great chance for players to get some practice between local tournaments. As the event is BYOC, players are encouraged to bring setups for both Street Fighter V and other games. Details for the event are below, but be sure to check the official event page for more info.

[Adel] Fight Night #87 @ E-Sports Gym – March 1st

ESG E-sports Gym will be hosting another offline event next Wednesday and a lot of fighters will once again be featured as part of the line-up for both casual and tournament play. From 7pm, tournaments for Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat XL will all be kicking off and Street Fighter V and Injustice casuals will be available all day. New this month is a Street Fighter V tournament, but times and prizes are still TBA.

Players are encouraged to also bring setups for other games they would like to see played as well. All the details for the event can be found below and be sure to check the Facebook event for further updates.

[ONLINE] Natsu Cup – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Round Robin Tournament – February 27th

Prepare to strike as Australia’s Third Strike community will be running an online round robin tournament on February 27th, bringing in a healthy dose of competition that will include seasoned veterans as well as the next generation of 3S players. Natsu Cup is the first of four online tournaments that will have 2 groups of 5 players, Group A and B, battling it out to make their way to the top of the ladder. The competition will commence on February 27th and will go on throughout the week.

At the conclusion of the event, the top player in each group will receive: 1 entry fee paid to any Australian fighting game major (Note: this does not include additional tournament entries, flights or accommodation), or a donation of $250 made out to a licensed charity of their choosing. The event will also have a promotion and relegation rule where the top 2 players from Group B will then qualify for Group A, while the bottom 2 players from Group A will no longer qualify for Group A and will be relegated to Group B.

Here are the players and the characters they will be using from each group:

Group A

Genxa (Yun)
Jacku
(Yang)
TAJgarou
(Elena)
Zosima
(Makoto)
zgnoud
(Makoto)

Group B

RandomSDMF (Ken)
Wakaisim
(Yun)
alx8
(Oro)
Vlad
(Alex)
Tsukipanda
(Ken)

Matches will be played on the Fightcade platform, where the replays will then be uploaded to the Aussie Battlers YouTube channel during the week following the commencement of the tournament.

To stay updated on the Natsu Cup and all things 3S in Australia, or if you’d like to be a part of future online tournaments, make sure to join the AUS/NZ Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike fighters group on Facebook.

Check out the Natsu Cup Roster trailer and Group A player introduction video after the jump.

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[Per] Tekken 7 Casuals @ Game City – March 11th

The WA Tekken Community have organised a community meet up at Game City for new players and Tekken veterans alike. New players are especially encouraged to come along and meet the more established members of the community ahead of the game’s console launch later this year. $10 will get you access to the cabinets which will be on free play for the duration of the meet.

For more information, check out the details below or over on the Facebook event.

[Melb] CCH Fighting Game Casuals – February 25th

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We’re back after another successful Stay Sharp tourney, as we return to regular CCH (Chris’ Club House) programming this Saturday featuring more FGC casuals and chill – hope to see you guys there! $4 will get you in on the day, but if you bring a full setup it’s free.

Details are below but make sure to check out the Facebook event for the meet for any further announcements, which can be found here.

[Bris] Throwdown Thursday | SFV Casuals – February 23rd

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Throwdown Thursday is back on February 23rd for some more Street Fighter V casuals action for all levels of players. These sessions, organised by Brisbane Fighters at GUF Brisbane, provide a great chance for players to get some practice between local tournaments. As the event is BYOC, players are encouraged to bring setups for both Street Fighter V and other games. Details for the event are below, but be sure to check the official event page for more info.

[Bris] Sonic Boom 14 Results

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Sonic Boom 14 wrapped up last weekend at Guf Brisbane featuring another healthy bracket and a special interstate guest. Melbourne’s Zed made a guest appearance at Sonic Boom and ended up taking the entire bracket. The rest of the top 3 was as follows:

Street Fighter V

1st:  Zed (Necalli)
2nd: Katabami (Guile)
3rd: SLD | SilverAsch (Juri)

Sonic Boom will be back again in a fortnight.

[Melb] BAM9 Games, Pricing and Registration announced

The full game list for Battle Arena Melbourne 9, Melbourne’s annual fighting game major, has now been released and features a variety of games across all corners of the FGC. They are:

Main Games:
Super Smash Brothers 4 Wii U
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Street Fighter V
Tekken 7
Guilty Gear Xrd
Mortal Kombat X
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
The King of Fighter XIV

Side Games:
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Brothers 64
Rivals of Aether
Blazblue Central Fiction
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter V 3v3 Teams (Friday night 32 teams cap)

Pre-registration is now live at Smash.GG, so you’re able to register for your games ahead of time.

Note: Pre-registration is $50 venue entry, pre-registration closes two weeks before the event and on the day entry will be $60.
Registration for Smash WiiU and Melee is pre-registration only. All other on-the-day registration for games must be done one hour before the game’s first pool starts.

If you wish to join the event as a spectator, you are more than welcome! It’s only $20 for the entire weekend to take in the event.

I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E22 – You Suck Because You Suck (feat. Luper)

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The Habibos this week are joined by another longtime Tekken veteran, Luper, to discuss his unusual transition from 3D to 2D and what it’s like to start from the bottom again, plus why the learning phase in a fighting game can actually be a lot of fun.

Recorded February 16th, 2016 live @ Twitch.tv/Gamrah

As always, show notes/YouTube archive are available after the jump.

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[Bris] Pride Tekken Championships Monthly – February 25th

Team Solid will be hosting the first in what they’re hoping will be a monthly series of Tekken 7 tournaments at iPlay in Brisbane on February 25th. It will be a double elimination bracket for players of all skill levels, a perfect opportunity to learn the game before Tekken 7 drops on console in a few short months. Below we have the information for the event but if you have any further questions, visit the Facebook event.