Another big weekend of tournaments has come and gone, with brackets being run in Brisbane, Hobart and Melbourne. This week’s Results Round-Up kicks off with top 3 results, photos and brackets from Brisbane’s annual fighting game event Button-Smash. Downsized to a single day, Button-Smash still delivered great prizes thanks to generous pot bonuses provided by the Gold Coast FGC group.
Button-Smash 2016 Results – March 6th
Street Fighter V
1st: Colonov (Karin)
2nd: NFG (Dhalsim, Nash)
3rd: Morbotrn (M.Bison)
Button-Smash 2016 is taking place on Sunday March 6th at GUF Brisbane. The Keep ‘et Classy crew recently made some announcements about the event. Neighbouring FGC community group Gold Coast FGC are providing some generous pot bonuses for both the Street Fighter V and SF3: Third Strike tournaments.
GCFGC will also be running a free-entry tournament for Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm (PC), with a prize on offer for the winner.
Note that players can only register online for this event, with the cut-off for registrations being Friday March 4th at 10pm. Visit the official website to register before the cut-off date and also learn more about Button-Smash 2016.
Great news for the Brisbane fighting game community – Button-Smash 2016 is still taking place in early March! Organising group Keep ‘et Classy recently announced cancellation of this major due to low registrations. Keep ‘et Classy has since reviewed the situation and downsized to a smaller venue over a single day.
Date: Sunday, March 6th Time: 10:00am – 11:30pm Location: GUF Brisbane, 281 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Entry Fee: $15 for competitor passes plus $10 per tournament
Pre-registrations are still available via the official website which includes details about the new venue and the tournament games on offer, including SF5, GGXrd, BlazBlue CPE and SSB4.
Today Tulf from Keep ‘et Classy announced that the Brisbane major tournament Button-Smash was cancelled for 2016. Button-Smash was scheduled to take place on March 5th-6th, however the decision was made to cancel due to low registration numbers.
Here is the announcement from Tulf that appeared on the Button-Smash event page:
Hey everyone. With 3 weeks outside of the tournament and with under 10 entrants I’m quite devastated to announce we will be pulling the plug on BS for this year. However this isn’t the end of the tournament that weekend.
I’d like to run a larger scale tournament than our usual biweeklies. We will be relocating to guf for this and entry price will be lowered dramatically. If you have already paid the difference will be refunded.
Tournaments to be ran will be:
SFV, blazblue, guilty gear and smash if theres interest for it. I understand smash has frequent meets already.
With our partnership with guf in place sfv will hopefully be ran on pc. We will be testing on release to make sure its stable and able for tournament.
I’m extremely sorry to those looking forward to a major tournament, I’m quite devestated and this decision doesn’t come lightly.
Aaron “Tulf” Costello
This is sad news for everyone that was looking forward to Button-Smash. Fortunately a downsized event may happen in place of Button-Smash. We’ll provide details of this event once they have been formally announced by Keep ‘et Classy.
The first Australian fighting game major for 2016 has been announced! Button-Smash returns in March, organised by the Keep ‘et Classy crew, and will be the first major to feature Street Fighter V alongside many other popular titles. Boasting a new venue to go with the fresh line-up, Button-Smash is shaping up to be a great start to 2016 for the Australian FGC.
Date: Saturday, March 5th – Sunday, March 6th Time: 9:00am – 11:00pm each day Location: The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072 Entry Fee: $30 for competitor passes plus $10 per tournament
The Brisbane community is back in action with the return of their BSB tournaments for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Things have been quiet in Brisbane recently so if you’re in the area and keen for some USF4 be sure to drop into GUF Brisbane to check this out.
Date: Sunday, November 15th Time: 11:30am Location: GUF Brisbane, 281 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006