[SYD] York Street Battles #51 (BAM9 Qualifer) – April 22nd


It’s the last YSB before Battle Arena Melbourne 9, so come down for your last chance to get some games in before Melbourne’s major next month. Placing top 2 at April’s YSB will reward you regional seeding for BAM9 too, giving you a little edge on the big stage!

All pre-registration will now be done through a Smash.GG portal for the event, where you can pay using a debit or credit card. Even if you are paying cash on the day, you can sign up online to make sure you’re in all your brackets ahead of time and then fix it up with the door staff upon arrival. Please make sure all tournament fees are fixed prior to the start of the tournament or you will be disqualified from the bracket. 

Centralised registration on the day will cease at 1pm 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.

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

Tournament times for this month are as follows:

*note: Registration closes 10 minutes prior to tournament time, please make sure you’re early so you don’t miss out
12:30pm – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee
1:00pm – Street Fighter V, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
3:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, The King of Fighters XIV, Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Centralfiction
4:00pm – Skullgirls (DIY, Steam keys up for grabs)
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 and close 10 minutes before the bracket is scheduled to start, 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!

[Adel] Street Fighter V & Blazblue Centralfiction @ E-Sports Gym – April 2nd Results

ESG’s weekly Sunday Street Fighter V wrapped up again last weekend with A1 finally being able to clutch out a victory over Jstchan. There was also a bonus bracket for Blazblue which was won by Giggles. We’ve got the top 3 for both games and brackets below.

Street Fighter V

1st: A1
2nd: Jstchan
3rd: Pichy

Blazblue: Central Fiction
1st: Giggles
2nd: Nerk
3rd: Shake and Blake

[Bris] Sonic Boom 17 Results


Sonic Boom 17 wrapped up last week and once again a new champion was crowned in Katabami’s Guile. He was able to clutch it out over Shinomome’s Ibuki, with Kewlkats rounding out the top 3 with a duo of top tier character selections in Urien and Balrog.

Street Fighter V

1st: Katabami(Guile)
2nd: Shinomome (Ibuki)
3rd: Kewlkats (Urien, Balrog)

Top 3 – Shinomome, Katabami, Kewlkats

Sonic Boom will be back again in a fortnight.

[Woll] EXPAND GONG 2 Results

Wollongong’s Expand Gong 2 concluded last yesterday with an impressive turnout for Street Fighter V and a variety of Smash titles. Plenty of players from Sydney made the trip down but the local competition also remained incredibly fierce. The results were as follows:

Street Fighter V
1st) BKSama
2nd) Sir Angus Beef
3rd) Spaceghost
4th) Bug
5th) Dailou
5th) Like Ross
7th) AlexK
7th) Yunus
 Mortal Kombat X
1st) Gilbagz
2nd) Saggat83
3rd) Stormy
4th) Onlinefraud
5th) Caboy
5th) Sprucemoose
7th) Friendo
7th) Drawesome
Rivals of Aether
1st) Gabe
2nd) SNC
3rd) Callisto
Project M Singles
1st) Ryzuul
2nd) Sora
3rd) Star
4th) Tyler
5th) Luxingo
5th) ZXV
7th) thrilla_gorilla201
7th) EskueroSucks Nido
Super Smash Bros. Melee
1st) Rainbow
2nd) MC
3rd) ZXV
4th) MGP Wibbles
5th) Sora
5th) ACTjoe
7th) Soup
7th) Tyler
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
1st) Boozer
2nd) MM
3rd) Sriks
4th) S@S Ignis
5th) MASH Duon
5th) Parx13
7th) Luco
7th) Waveguider
Project M Doubles
1st) Luxingo / ZXV
2nd) Star / Tyler
3rd) Llamas / Ryzuul
 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Doubles
1st) Extra / Duon
2nd) MM / Jeese
3rd) Waveguider / Casper

Congratulations to the Wollongong FGC and UoWVGA on another highly successful event!

[TAS] – Injustice 2 Launch Tournament – May 17th

To celebrate the release of Injustice 2, Area 52 E-Sports will be hosting a launch tournament when the game drops on May 17th. Entry to the tournament is $5 and it kicks off at 6pm. Dualshock 4 pads will be provided however if you wish to play on stick you will need to bring your own.

Details on the event can be found below but be sure as always to check the Facebook event for more info.

[ONLINE] Aki Cup – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Round Robin Tournament – April 13th

After the great success that was Natsu Cup, Australia’s Third Strike community has announced the second of four online round robin tournament, the Aki Cup. 2 groups of 5 players will compete online over Fightcade in a round robin format and the leading player of each group at the end of the Cup will receive a donation of $250 to be made out to a licensed charity of their choosing. This series of online tournaments is a step in the right direction for competitive Third Strike and a labour of love by the 3S community that goes towards a wonderful cause. The tournament commences on April 13th and sign up has opened.

For all things 3S in Australia, or if you’d like to be a part of the Aki Cup and future online tournaments, make sure to join the AUS/NZ Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike fighters group on Facebook or you can get in touch with the tournament organiser Madenka.

Check out the Aki Cup trailer for sign up details after the jump.


[ONLINE] Natsu Cup – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Round Robin Results

Australia’s Third Strike community has done well in showcasing some of the countries best and aspiring players in the Natsu Cup. The online round robin tournament is an effort to promote the 3S scene and keep the competitiveness of this legendary game alive. The winner of each group was awarded with the choice of: 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. Special thanks to the organiser Norman aka Madenka for his hard work and contributions to the event.

Here are the results from each group:

Player Character Match Score Win %
Zgnoud Makoto 4-0 83.33%
Jacku Yang 3-1 68.00%
TAJgarou Elena 2-2 45.16%
Zosima Makoto 1-3 40.00%
Genxa Yun 0-4 13.04%
Player Character Match Score Win %
Tsukipanda Ken 3-0 83.33%
Alx8 Oro 3-1 62.07%
Geo-Z Yang 2-2 48.15%
Wakaisim Yun 1-3 42.31%
RandomSDMF Ken 0-3 6.25%

Bottom 2 players from Group A have been relegated to Group B while the Top 2 from Group B have been promoted to Group A.

To stay updated on future events 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 highlights tournament playlist for each group after the jump.


IDEP #24 feat. Nerk and Huntersteven Live Stream tonight @ 8pm AEST

I Don’t Even Podcast returns once again this evening featuring Australian Anime veterans Nerk from South Australia and Huntersteven from Queensland. We’ll be talking about the state of the anime scene, arcade vs console ports, juggling different games and much more. Catch it all live, tonight from 8pm AEST @ twitch.tv/gamrah.

We’ve embedded the stream below but if you want to be a part of the chat, head directly to the channel here.

Watch live video from gamrah on www.twitch.tv