OHN9 and Shadowloo Showdown dates announced!

The dates for OHN9 have been set! It will be held on the weekend of 28th-29th of May, 2011.

The venue is 99 on York, in the Sydney CBD.

The official OHN website is coming soon, which will contain full details concerning the tournament games, schedule of activities and online registration. In the meantime, check out the Ozhadou thread for details.

Remember that OHN9 is part of the EVO 2011 tournament season!

Shadowloo Showdown 2k11 is officially taking place on  June 25th-26, 2011.

Full details are incoming, and will be posted on Shadowloo.com.

Multiple international guests to be confirmed and revealed on a later date.

In the meantime, please check out their first official Shadowloo Showdown 2k11 Trailer.

It looks like 2011 is going to be massive year of fighting games for Australia!

OzHadou gets a new forum!

As part of our continued effort to bring you the best online web experience, Team OzHadou has upgraded the forum.  There were a few driving reasons for this, but the main ones were that we were simply outgrowing what phpBB could provide. And combined with the hassle of maintaining the WordPress integration, it made sense to upgrade to a better solution that will be able to provide better long term functionality to the OzHadou members.

Please see this post for an introduction and instructions on the new forum.  The main thing to keep in mind is that you will be prompted twice to confirm your password when you log in.  This is a security feature we’re implementing due to the migration of all the user accounts from the old database to the new one.

If you have any comments, suggestions or any issues at all, please either post them in the new forum (reply the post above) or email support@ozhadou.net if you can’t log in.

GameSpot AU interviews Ziggy and Zan

James Kozanecki from GameSpot AU’s Club Lounge has taken the time out to interview Ziggy about Ozhadou and Zan about Couchwarriors. They shed some insight about the history of their organisations and their thoughts about the direction the Australian fighting game community is headed.

Be sure to read the interviews and support our guys by leaving some comments.

You can also discuss the interviews over at Ziggy’s thread.

EVO2011 and OHN9

  
  
  

The venue and location for EVO2011 was announced overnight. At Rio Las Vegas, July 29-31.

Partnering with 8 major tournaments (OHN9 included!) from now till June, the new EVO Tournament Season will allocate ranking points based on tournament placings at these majors. There is a potential of hundreds of seeded players!

More info regarding the Tournament Season can be found here.

As seen in the Tournament Season schedule, OHN9 is scheduled for May this year. No definite date has been planned yet but keep an eye out, we will be releasing more information soon.

SSF4:AE now playing at Good Games, Sydney


SSF4:AE has arrived in Australia! Good Games, Sydney is the first location in Australia to get AE, with 4 cabinets currently installed and networked together.

Drop by to check out the latest installment in the SF4 series, and keep an eye on OzHadou for upcoming events and tournaments for SSF4:AE at GGS.

A sample video of AE at GGS is embedded below.

Results for S3 and Santa Smash

The last major tournaments for SSF4 in Australia, S3 and Santa Smash, are now over. ToXY (VIC) won the singles tournament for SSF4 at Santa Smash, while robsux (NSW) emerged as the SSF4 singles champion at S3.

Full results, discussion, feedback and (forthcoming) videos can be found by clicking the tournament banners below.

Tokido arrives in Australia

Mutton has written a very interesting blog post about Tokido’s first day here.

It was just really cool talking to Tokido live in the flesh. When I saw Daigo, it was a totally different experience because obviously Daigo doesn’t speak English. So to just have an unfettered conversation with the best Akuma in the world was an amazing opportunity. We tried to teach him Melbourne idioms such as “fimble” and he laughed, using his own missed uppercut against Daigo at SCR as an example.

Read the rest at http://beingascrub.wordpress.com, it’s a great mix of technical, as well as candid and funny discussion.

Shadowloo Showdown – Dec 11-12, 2010

In just a few weeks Melbourne will host Shadowloo Showdown, a tournament featuring international guests Mago, Gamerbee and Tokido! December is shaping up as tournament season, with majors in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Games to be run include SSF4, BBCS, Tekken 6 and 3rd Strike. More info at Shadowloo.com, and in the forums. Great stuff to everyone at Shadowloo, this sounds like it’s going to be an amazing event.