Tag Archive: Capcom Pro Tour

[AU/NZ] CPT Online Ranking Event for Asia/Oceania – August 7th

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Last week Capcom announced the online ranking events for this year’s Capcom Pro Tour. One of the two Asia/Oceania online ranking events includes covers Australia and New Zealand. This is a rare opportunity for Australian Street Fighter V players to get involved with the CPT without the need to travel.

Date: Sunday, August 7th
Time: 10:00am Singapore Standard Time (SST)
Locations: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
Requirements: Challonge account, wired internet connection with minimum 3Mbps upload speed.
Entry Fee: Free; tournament capped at 256 players.

Although entry is free, places are strictly limited and at the time of posting almost 70 of the slots have already been taken. If you meet the requirements and are interested in participating be sure to read the rules on the CPT website then sign up via Challonge.

[Syd] OzHadou Nationals 14 – August 26th-28th

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OHN returns! The OzHadou Nationals are Australia’s longest running fighting game tournament series and OzHadou’s premier annual event.

This year marks the 14th OHN tournament and it’s going to be one of the biggest on record. Here are the first round of major announcements for OHN14:

  • Final Australian 2016 event in Capcom Pro Tour Asia for Street Fighter V.
  • Super Smash Bros. returns to OHN with official singles and doubles tournaments for both WiiU and Melee.
  • The first Australian major tournament for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution with arcade setups provided by Bandai Namco.
  • Major tournaments for popular York Street Battles games Mortal Kombat XL and Virtua Fighter 5: Finals Showdown.
  • Large new venue in the Sydney CBD to accommodate more participants and spectators than ever before!

Date: Friday, August 26th – Sunday, August 28th
Location: Australia Ballroom, Level 1, The Menzies Sydney, 14 Carrington St, Sydney NSW 2000
Entry Fees: $10 per tournament plus venue entry of $60 (discounts available – see below); spectators $10 each
Website: ohn.ozhadou.net

OHN features mandatory online registration for all attendees. Registration is now open – visit the OHN registration page to purchase your pass. Competitors that register by July 31st will receive a $10 discount on venue entry and have the chance to purchase an official, limited-run OHN14 t-shirt.

To find out more about OHN14 visit the official OHN website and keep up with the latest OHN news here or via the OzHadou social media channels on Facebook & Twitter.

[Melb] BAM8 – International Players, Salty Suite and more

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is almost here! This weekend the Capcom Pro Tour descends on Melbourne for the first of two Australian CPT Asia ranking events in 2016. Almost 600 people have registered for this event and with on-the-day registration available for some games that number is likely to keep growing.

In recent BAM news Razer Xian, EG Momochi, MJS Haitani and Mago-san have been announced as competitors for BAM8, providing a rare chance for Australians to experience world-class in person.

bam8_internationals International competitors coming to BAM8
(clockwise from top left):

  • Mago-san
  • EG Momochi
  • Razer Xian
  • MJS Haitani

An extra event has recently been announced as part of BAM8: the Salty Suite. Taking place in the Melbourne CBD this Thursday, the Salty Suite will provide players a chance to get in some games with the international Smash Bros. competitors ahead of time. This bonus event is being run by BAM8 organisers CouchWarriors.

BAM8 – Salty Suite
Date: Thursday, May 12th
Time: 5:30pm (or 12.00pm for people with Early Access)
Location: Games Laboratory, 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Full details for the Salty Suite are available via the official event page.

UPDATE: All the pool assignments for BAM8 are now available online! Check them out at the official smash.gg page for BAM8.

Finally the brackets for Tekken 7 at BAM8 are now available on Facebook. There’s a great $1,000 pot bonus up for grabs courtesy of Bandai Namco Australia so if you’re in the T7 tournament make sure you know what you’ll be up against.

[Melb] BAM8 – Poll for Friday SF5 Exhibitions

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As BAM8 draws near, organisers CouchWarriors are working hard to finalise the tournament schedule. Muttons has recently started a poll regarding exhibition opportunities for Street Fighter V on Friday May 13th of BAM8.

The options under consideration are:

  • an open entry 3-on-3 team tournament;
  • an invitational 5-on-5, state vs. state exhibition.

If you’re going to BAM, or simply plan to watch the stream, and have a preference then you can share your preference via one of the following pages on Facebook:

For further details regarding BAM8, check out our previous news coverage and make sure you pre-register if you’ll be attending – it will save you time and provide you with the best possible seeding.

[Melb] Battle Arena Melbourne 8 – May 13th-15th

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Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) is Australia’s largest major fighting game tournament. Organised by CouchWarriors, BAM8 combines some of the biggest fighting game franchises – Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat – to produce one of the most diverse and competitive fighting game tournaments in the country.

Street Fighter V in particular will be hotly contested as BAM8 is part of the Capcom Pro Tour for 2016.

Date: Friday, May 13th – Sunday, May 15th
Location: CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Entry Fees: $10 per tournament plus venue entry of $40/$50 (see below)

For more information, have a look on the official Facebook event page for BAM8!

Pre-registration for BAM is now available at the official BAM website. Venue entry is $40 for pre-registrations and $50 for those that register at the event. Tournament entry is an additional $10 per bracket.

Pre-registrations will be open until Sunday, May 1st so be sure to get in before then to secure the discounted rate.

After the jump we have a complete list of official tournaments plus some special news for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round at BAM8.
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[Syd/Melb] OHN14 and BAM8 are Ranking Events for Capcom Pro Tour 2016

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Today Capcom announced details for the Capcom Pro Tour 2016. The Capcom Pro Tour offers players all around the world the opportunity to qualify for one of 32 coveted spots in the Capcom Cup Finals for Street Fighter V. This year the tour includes a massive 72 events across four regions worldwide.

The great news for the Australian fighting game community is that two of the ranking events in this year’s tour are based in Australia: Battle Arena Melbourne 8 and the OzHadou Nationals 14!

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BAM8, OHN14 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Events will give competitors the chance to win ranking points needed to qualify for a place in the Capcom Cup Finals. Winners of Street Fighter V at each event will also be sent to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals in South Korea – a CPT Premier event where the winner will earn a direct qualification into the Capcom Cup Finals.

Battle Arena Melbourne 8
Dates: Friday May 13th – Sunday May 15th
Location: Melbourne (venue TBA)

OzHadou Nationals 14
Dates: Friday August 26th – Sunday August 28th
Location: Sydney (venue TBA)

As always OzHadou will provide the latest news regarding BAM8, OHN14 and the progress of Australian players in CPT2016 as it becomes available. Meanwhile you can learn more about the Capcom Pro Tour 2016 by visiting the following websites: