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[Melb] CouchWarriors 2016 Final Ranbat – December 10



CouchWarriors is hosting the final ranbat at the CQ hotel right in the Melbourne CBD for a one day  combined fighting game event!

The top 3 placers in their 2016 ranking battle points for Smash 4, Melee and SFV will be competing for a $250 prize bonus – with the highest point placer for each game receiving a medal and a special prize (TBA).

The December Ranbat will bring extra weight- placing in December will earn you double points! (Usually 10 for 1st, 8 for 2nd and 6 for 3rd) The top two current places for Smash 4 and SFV are currently separated by three points, so do your best at the remaining two ranbats in November and December!

Check out the current rankings here.

Date: December 10
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: Event Room #2: CQ Functions, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
Entry Fee: $15 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)
For more information visit the Facebook event page here or go to CouchWarriors.org.


Only one week left to pre-register for BAM5!


There’s just over a week left to pre-register for #BAM5 and it’s shaping up to be a big one. Make sure you get your registration in ASAP to reap all the benefits and avoid missing out!


Announcements round-up:

-CouchWarriors is pleased to announce that thanks to Injustice: Gods Among Us, we will be the first Australian major fighting game event to host an Injustice tournament! You can now register for the Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament at: http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/

-BAM5 will feature a Mortal Kombat Exhibition on Saturday evening following the Injustice finals, make sure you don’t miss it! We are also pleased to announce a fantastic array of prizes courtesy of WB Games Australia! These include: – Copies of Mortal Kombat on PS3 and Xbox360 – Mortal Kombat Fight Sticks for PS3 and Xbox360 – Copies of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Superman Doomsday and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths on DVD and Bluray!

-Guest announcement! INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Writer TOM TAYLOR to appear at #BAM5 – Plus Giveaways from All Star Comics Melbourne ! Writer of award winning plays, comics set in a galaxy far far away, and adventure under the ocean waves – be it Star Wars, Green Lantern, or the soon to be animated TV series THE DEEP, Tom is Australia’s own comics superstar and will be appearing on SATURDAY at Battle Arena Melbourne during the Injustice pools (3pm-5pm approx).

http://www.tomtaylormade.com/ Tom will be signing books, games and talking about the development of this epic story! There will be Injustice #1 comic giveaways sponsored by ALL STAR COMICS! –Tek-Innovations are partnering with Gaming Gear to provide their unique DIY Acrylic Cases to the Australian Fighting Game Community. So if you’re attending BAM#5 and are keen on saving postage costs head over to http://www.tek-innovations.com/ and use their Case builder to customize your order – then take a screenshot of your cart contents and email to sales@gaminggear.com.au and we’ll have it ready and waiting for you at BAM#5! You have until Thursday 25th to submit your order. Alternatively we will have a few cases available at BAM#5 minus the customized name plate.

-BAM Trailer courtesy of SonOfDad has been released: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKmf2UK-8mU&feature=player_embedded -Chipmusic and fighting games combine at Battle Arena Melbourne! As part of the 5th Anniversary of BAM, CouchWarriors has teamed up with Sound Bytes to bring these cool corners of gaming culture together. On Friday May 17, as attendees get hyped for our special evening of exhibition matches, we will open with a special live music set from chiptunes artist PSELODUX. Along with our press release.

Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)

Much thanks to Bosslogic for another great poster.

Battle Arena Melbourne is back, and the year 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of CouchWarriors’ annual fighting game major. BAM5 will be held on May, Friday the 17th through to Sunday the 19th and once again the venue will be the excellent CQ Functions Room, 113 Queen Street Melbourne. Pre-reg will be up soon.

We at CouchWarriors are very excited to see old friends return and compete in their favourite games. Exhibition matches and ‘high stakes’ events this year will be announced before the event, and scheduled throughout BAM5 on Friday and Saturday.

This year we’ll be including an extra Friday night for meet and greets, as well as exhibition matches and casuals. We’re also looking to secure a larger number of consoles this time around to ensure an excess of casual stations are available, including those kindly provided by the powerful gentlemen at Shadowlogic.

DIY tournament spots are available, if you have any questions or suggestions then post them on the CouchWarriors Facebook page, the Ozhadou forum thread or simply join the BAM5 Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/587593197917660/

Official tournaments sanctioned by the church of BAM include:
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
The King of Fighters XIII
Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Super Smash Bros Melee
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Dead or Alive 5

(For game rule sets and more details visit: http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/events.php)

BAM is this weekend!

Posters by Bosslogic!

As you guys probably know, BAM is this weekend!

Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of September 2012.

CQ, Event Room 2
123 Queen Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Pools for pre-registered players are up.

Don’t worry if you missed out on pre-registration you can still come sign up on the day. More information here:


Our press release is now available, it includes an overview of the event as well as a full set of sponsor announcements.

And we have new big sponsors and prizes on board!

  • AverMedia are providing over $1000 worth of prizes such as the the Game Broadcaster HD, Game Capture HD and Live Gamer HD.
  • Gamecom are supplying headsets and a $500 cash bonus to the prize pool.
  • Namco Bandai has come on board with a great prize pack: 10 Alisa Bosconovich Bishoujo statues and 10 Xbox360 copies of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
  • Mindscape Asia Pacific the Australian distributor for Dead or Alive 5. will be providing three prize packs containing Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, Dead or Alive 5, and the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
  • Capcom will be providing T-shirts and copies of RESIDENT EVIL 6 to be part of the raffle.
  • Bethesda will be providing T-shirts and copies of the new game DISHONORED for the raffle.

Also, check out the player profiles that Kevin (Burnout) and I did as pre-BAM promotional material. Comedy and callouts galore.

Check them out on the CouchWarriors Youtube channel