The longest running annual fighting game tournament for Australia – the ‘OzHadou Nationals’ (OHN) – will take place in Sydney, Australia next year from February the 22nd through until February the 24th. Once again our venue will be the ‘Red Room’ which is located in the Sydney CBD at ’99 on York’ on 99 York Street.
This marks OHN’s 11th iteration and with it we will be running official tournaments for the following titles:
– Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 (Xbox 360) – Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3 (Xbox 360) – The King Of Fighters XIII (Xbox 360) – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) – Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360)
OHN 11 follows a similar format to OHN X, whereby Friday will be a meet/greet/casual matches/social session running from late afternoon through the evening; tournament brackets will be run on Saturday (alongside casuals and time permitting, any featured exhibition matches); with the top four for each official tournament game being held on the Sunday. Again, with time permitting we may be able to factor in additional exhibition matches on the Sunday also.
In the coming weeks we will be releasing more detail on OHN 11’s timetable, registration process and overview. Until then, please check out our announcement trailer above put together by Kientan from Sydney which covers key pieces of information. Please also visit the forum thread which you can find here to join in on the discussion and also fire away with any questions you may have.
Here’s hoping we will see you all at OHN again this year!
Day 1 has wrapped for Evo2012 with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition down to the final 8 competitors. First up, voxe/shangtsung from Sydney has achieved a fantastic Evo debut, making it all the way to equal 17th in a field of around 1,500 competitors from around the world. This continues voxe/shangtsung’s great run over the last 12 months, which includes 2nd place at both BAM2011 and OHNX.
The second great news is that multiple Australian title holder Humanbomb has made it all the way through to the final 8 in the Winners bracket! For years Australians have known that Humanbomb had the potential to go far in the international arena, and it’s wonderful to see him realising his potential.
Humanbomb (left) and voxe/shangtsung (right) at York Street Battles, Sydney.
Tune in to the Evo2012 stream at 1.00pm Australian EST on Monday 9th of July to follow Humanbomb as he fights on in SSF4:AE, and visit this forum thread on OzHadou for discussions and well-wishes for the Australians competing at Evo 2012.
The Shadowloo Showdown website is now live and ready to take your registrations for Shadowloo Showdown 2012! Hit the link above to register for SS2K12, and if you’re one of the first 100 people to register then you go into a draw to win a special edition, one of a kind fight stick designed by Bosslogic which will be given out during the SS2K12 weekend.
Early registration really helps the staff to seed and plan brackets better, so for the sake of your wallet (with the early bird special) and a better tournament experience for all, please register as early as possible.
Also, Shadowloo have recently announced that Shadowloo Showdown 2012 qualifiers will be taking place around the world. Players from the US, Singapore, Europe, and Japan will be battling it out for the right to invade Australia. Check out the trailer below: