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[Melb] BAM9 Update: Cosplay Comp, Compendium, Afterparty, Salty Suite, Tekken 7 New Challengers and more

BAM9 is swiftly approaching and it’s getting more and more packed with each passing day. In case you missed it, we’ve compiled a round-up of all the big announcements of the last couple of weeks:

1: The official BAM9 Afterparty is right after Sunday Finals at 7PM at the General Assembly outside MCEC

2. BAM9 Compendium is a place you can buy exclusive BAM and CouchWarriors merchandise and items to unlock event rewards such as pot bonuses and special events

3. The Cosplay competition returns featuring $500 in cash and prizes

4. Tekken 7 New Challengers tournament was announced and entry to the Tekken Area and Tournament Entry for New Challengers is free!

5. Daigo and Infiltration confirmed for BAM9!

Registration is open now!

[Syd] OHN14 – “The Will to Keep Winning” Details

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As mentioned previously we have around 100 copies of Daigo Daigo Umehara’s book The Will To Keep Winning for sale at OHN14. We will be selling these books for $30 each with a limit of one book per OHN14 competitor.

Below are the times when the book will be available for sale.

Friday, August 26th 8pm-9pm 30 copies
Saturday, August 27th 6pm-7pm 30 copies
Sunday, August 28th 2pm-3pm All remaining copies*

*On Sunday Daigo will be signing copies of his book during the final hour of sales.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Daigo’s book please be sure to set aside time to make your purchase. Anyone with a copy is welcome to line-up for the book-signing on Sunday regardless of when they purchased their copy.

[Syd] OHN14 Registration Closing Tonight

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Today is the final day of registration for OzHadou Nationals 14. At midnight tonight online registrations will close. With only 33 passes left to sell at the time of this post this will be our final call for registrations.

Still need convincing? Check out this personal message from BST | Daigo Umehara, one of several top international players competing at OHN14.

We also have the final event trailer for OHN14 with editing by Goodpart and music by shaboogen.

Don’t miss out on the largest tournament in OzHadou’s 15 year history!

[Syd] The Will to Keep Winning available at OHN14

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In addition to competing at OzHadou Nationals 14, legendary Japanese fighting game champion Daigo Umehara has provided us with approximately 100 copies of the English translation of his book The Will to Keep Winning. This translated printing was first available to purchase at Evolution 2016 so for most Australians OHN14 will be a rare chance to pick up a physical copy of Daigo’s first book.

Sales will be strictly limited to one book per pass holder and will be sold at OHN14 on Friday and Saturday only. The price will be finalised by the Friday of OHN14.

After the jump we have an introduction to the book courtesy of Daigo.

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[Syd] AUG 15 UPDATE: List of international and seeded OHN14 players

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Update: Due to the fact a number of other qualifying events have taken place and we’ve had a large influx of new sign-ups, here is an updated round-up of all international and seeded players for OHN14.

OHN has always been a celebration of Australia’s top talent across all fighting games. With this year’s event being included as part of the Capcom Pro Tour, a lot of international talent has also taken interest in the event and will be making their way to Sydney this August. Currently the confirmed players include:

  • BST| Daigo (SFV, Japan)
  • DNG Itabashi Zangief (SFV/VF5VS, Japan)
  • E.G. K-Brad (SFV/UMVC3, USA)
  • PandaTV|Jiewa (SFV, China)
  • Lingo (SFV, Japan)
  • Sketch (SFV/ST/3S, USA)
  • likeabird (SFV, Japan)
  • SOJO (SFV/GGXrd, Japan)
  • Saltylotus (Indonesia, T7)
  • SKS | DAN (SBB4, Chile)
  • MrHealthy (SSBM/SSB4/SSB64, Canada)
  • Chachi (SSBM, Canada)
  • Jonga (SSB64, Vietnam)

A number of Australian players are also eligible for regional seeding, through great placings at various OHN qualifiers:

  • NSW:
    • SFV: Yunus, Betterpart, AWildLlama
    • VF5: IronMyke, Jihoon, Megadeth
    • MKX: NVO|Gilbagz, NVO|Cabjoy, Ghost Police
    • SSBM: Rainbow, Cunchy, Sora
    • SSB4: Killy, ASF Jeese, Luco
  • VIC:
    • SFV: DS_ZGnoud, Burnoutfighter, Zed
    • SSBM: NVO|S.D, DonB, Glacial | Noxus
  • ACT:
    • SFV: Michael Bernie, Young Blood*
  • SA:
    • MKX: ESG|Mar, ESG|Bilbo, ESG|Sic
  • PER:
    • SFV: SB|Travis Luong, Lygon, Bikrae
    • MKX: ESG|Sinjo,, SB|TravisLuong, Toro

It’s not too late to get in on the action, register for OHN now!

*Young Blood has received a seed because William Nguyen is unable to attend.

[Syd] List of international and seeded OHN14 players

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OHN has always been a celebration of Australia’s top talent across all fighting games. With this year’s event being included as part of the Capcom Pro Tour, a lot of international talent has also taken interest in the event and will be making their way to Sydney this August. Currently the confirmed players include:

  • BST| Daigo (SFV, Japan)
  • PandaTV|Jiewa (SFV, China)
  • Lingo (SFV, Japan)
  • SKS | DAN (SBB4, Chile)
  • MrHealthy (SSBM/SSB4/SSB64, Canada)
  • Chachi (SSBM, Canada)
  • Jonga (SSB64, Vietnam)

A number of Australian players are also eligible for regional seeding, through great placings at OHN qualifiers last month:

  • NSW:
    • SFV: Yunus, Betterpart, AWildLlama
    • VF5: IronMyke, Jihoon, Megadeth
    • MKX: NVO|Gilbagz, NVO|Cabjoy, Ghost Police
    • SSBM: Rainbow, Cunchy, Sora
    • SSB4: Killy, ASF Jeese, Luco
  • VIC:
    • SFV: DS_ZGnoud, Burnoutfighter, Zed
    • SSBM: NVO|S.D, DonB, Glacial | Noxus
  • ACT:
    • SFV: Michael Bernie, Young Blood*

Qualifiers for WA are taking place soon with seeds on offer for SF5 amd MKXL.

It’s not too late to get in on the action, register for OHN now!

*Young Blood has received a seed because William Nguyen is unable to attend.

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.

Benny and Richie Interviews from EVO APAC


Benny and Richie from Gamearena came along to EVO APAC to interview Daigo Umehara. They also interview Humanbomb (NSW) and ToXY (VIC) who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in Super Street Fighter IV.

You can find the interviews towards the end of Episode 245 of the Benny and Richie Show.

The EVO APAC team thanks Benny and Richie for coming along to EVO APAC and showing support for the Australian competitive Street Fighter community.