S3, GGS Sydney : 18-19 Dec 2010

As part of the 9 year anniversary of OzHadou tournaments, a successor to Heatwave has been created. S3 is a Sydney summer tournament event dedicated to the most popular fighting game available today – Super Street Fighter IV.

S3 will take place at Good Games in Sydney on Sat 18th – Sun 19th of December 2010. Activities include both singles and team tournaments for Super Street Fighter IV, as well as a special 5-on-5 SSF4 exhibition and many hours of casual play.

Places are limited to the first 50 people who pre-register, so be sure to get in fast before all the spots are taken.

For further details about S3, including entry fees and tournament rules, please visit the official S3 website.

BAM Combo Video

TEC Sol T put together this video which showcases some interesting stuff from SF3 and SF4. At 1:30 you can see that interrupting Honda’s ultra causes the same kind of hitstun as a focus attack (this no longer works in SSF4). At 2:50 Guile puts on and removes his shades for a stylish combo. Another highlight for me was at 6:00 where Adon starts attacking Sagat from the front, crosses over and hits from the other side.

A full list of contributors is given at the end of the video, with some zero damage antics by Combonauts. Please note that not everything in this video was done manually, tool assistance was used for a few of the combos.

Streaming for BAM

Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) is just one sleep away!

With close to $1000 for first prize in SSF4 singles expect the competition to be fierce and everyone to be bringing their A-Game. If you’re not into SSF4 there are other games that will be featured with the likes of BlazBlue; Super Smash Bros; Tekken 6 and SF3 Third Strike. Check the schedule for a list of games and times which they might be streamed.

Bring on the salt shakers and lemon water! (stream link after the jump)


BAM Website Now Live

bam logo

With only 2 months to go until the biggest tournament of the year in Melbourne, it’s time to start thinking about pre-registering for BAM. Also check out that schedule, looks like there’s a few secrets in store…

Click here to check out the site.
Join in the discussion here.

EVO 2K10 Combo Videos

Today at the EVO World Finals we saw the debut of two combo videos that were made especially for this event. The theme of the Super Fireball Battle was very unique, displaying creative ways to nullify attacks and have projectiles trade and cancel each other out. The Style Exhibition focuses on stylish elements rather than technical combos. So this means no especially long combos, few 100% kill combos, and you don’t need a thorough understanding of the game mechanics to appreciate how they look.


Going to EVO

With less than two weeks to go till EVO2010. Will the Australian contingent have what it takes to stand up against the American and Japanese “gods”?

Below are the people who will be representing Australia
hebretto (NSW) [SSF4; HDR; MVC2; TVC]
humanbomb (NSW) [SSF4]
kientan (NSW) [SSF4]
Somniac (Victoria) [SSF4]
ToXY (Victoria) [SSF4; HDR]


ACL/SGL running Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament @ Mac Uni, July 3rd

The guys from ACL (Australian Cyber League) and SGL (Sydney Gamers’ League) have kindly asked OzHadou to lend a hand in running a Super Street Fighter 4 tournament at their upcoming event this weekend. The event will feature competitions for multiple games including Halo, Modern Warfare 2, Heroes of Newerth and will have over 500 players participating in the event from around Australia.


Gamespot Crosshairs covers EVO APAC

Randolph from Gamespot AU came along to EVO APAC and interviewed the top 3 in Super Street Fighter IV: ToXY, Humanbomb and Daigo Umehara. The interviews are now online as part of the Gamespot Crosshairs series.

Gamespot AU Crosshairs with Daigo, Humanbomb and ToXY.

Thanks to Randolph and the Gamespot AU team for taking the time to come along to EVO APAC and for providing these excellent videos of the EVO APAC top players.

Remember that all 3 of these players will be competing at EVO 2010 very soon.