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[Melb] CouchWarriors October Ranbats – 19th and 26th



CouchWarriors ranbats are back in November!

The Traditional Fighters + Melee ranbat will be on the 19th of NovemberAnd we have the Smash 4 + Rivals of Aether July Ranbat on the 22nd of October.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Dates: Saturday 19th and 26th of November
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments


[Melb] CouchWarriors June Ranbats – 18th and 25th


CouchWarriors ranbats are back in June after a massive BAM8! We have traditional fighters and Melee: SF5, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M on Saturday the 18th of June and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 25th of June.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play:

Dates: Saturday 18th and 25th of June
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

Official event pages and pre-registration: 

CW Traditional Fighters+Melee June 18 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

CW Smash 4 June 25 Ranbat – Preregister by making a Smash.GG account and visit here to register.

[Melb] Prepayments Open for CouchWarriors Ranbat – February 20th


Almost 3 weeks ago Couchwarriors announced that their Ranbat on February 20th would also be an official launch tournament for Street Fighter V. Anticipating high demand, Couchwarriors have chosen to hold this event at CQ Functions, the large venue in the Melbourne CBD which has been host to events such as BAM and the Dec 2015 Ranbat season finale.

Couchwarriors expects at least 200 players will attend this ranbat just for Smash Bros., meaning long queues if everyone had to register on the day! To minimise the impact, Couchwarriors has introduced online registrations with prepayments so people can enter the venue and start playing as quickly as possible.

Prepayments are open until Thursday February 18th. If you want to jump the queue for this massive monthly, head over to the pre-registration page and pay your entry fees online ahead of time.

For all other details concerning this month’s ranbat, visit the official event page.

[Melb] CouchWarriors Ranbat Feb 20 – Official SFV Launch tournament!


The CouchWarriors ranbat series returns on February 20- but this time as a combined one day event for all games held at the CQ Functions hotel in the city as it will be the official launch tournament for SFV.

Supported by Capcom and Playstation 4, there will be major prizes for winners, runners up, and a range of participation prizes.

When: Saturday February 20th

Where: CQ Functions, 123 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

Cost: $15 Entry + Tournaments (Expected pot fee is $5 per tournament)

Facebook EventRanbat event page

Current Schedule

10am – Doors, Casual play
11am – PM Singles
12pm- Smash 4 doubles
1.30pm- Melee doubles
1:30pm – Guilty Gear Xrd
3:30pm – Mortal Kombat X
4pm – Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
3.30pm- Smash 4 singles double elimination
4.30pm- Melee singles double elimination
6pm – Rivals of Aether
6:00pm Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

Casuals for more games available!




Additional Streams TBC

There is a BYOC / Sticks policy for the event. Our friendly players will often loan a controller, but we ask you to please bring your own!  Also, while we should have enough equipment to run the tournaments, everyone will appreciate anybody who can bring setups for casuals and DIYs.

CQ Functions is on Queen St, a short walk up from Melbourne Central train Station, or Flinders St Station.

Upcoming Event Dates
Regular Ranbats will take place at the regular venue (Mason Hall, 6 Davies St Brunswick) monthly on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month. See www.couchwarriors.org for more information.

[Aus] Virtua Fighter 5 Ranbat series Victory Road announced


Australian Virtua Fighter is alive and well in 2016 and things are only going to get bigger, thanks to a newly announced ranbat series, Victory Road. The idea is that all participating states will award points for high placers, the end goal being some high level state vs state action before the year ends. One of the driving forces behind the series, Sydney’s MadeMan, explains how it will all go down:

VICTORY ROAD is a Virtua Fighter RanBat running in Sydney, Melbourne and any other scene that wishes to get in on the action. The goal is to try and run a tournament series that will be open to any new beginners, and let them track their improvement and ranking as they play each tournament! Leaderboards will be featured on VirtuaFighter.com.

The way it’ll work (in Sydney at least) is each month a tournament will be run for Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. Placings in the tournament will be assigned points, and the names will be listed on the leader boards for each state. Points will be used for seeding future tournaments, especially at majors where Virtua Fighter is present. We’ll also be able to see who’s leading each state, and if travel permits hold ‘State vs State’ rival matches! 

If you’re interested in joining VICTORY ROAD, please let me know in the comments or come speak to me (Luke/MadeMan) at the next YSB! If you’re in Melbourne or elsewhere, please speak to your local organiser to get involved!

It’s a really exciting time to jump into Virtua Fighter, so if you’re involved with either the NSW and VIC scene keep your eyes peeled. If you’re a VF enthusiast in another state and would like to participate in the ranbat, get in touch with the Australian VF community here.

Special thanks to Kenneth Chan for the banner

[Melb] CouchWarriors January Ranbats – 16th and 23rd


CouchWarriors ranbats are back in 2015, and the dates for our January ranking battles are out: we have traditional fighters and Melee: USF4, GGXRD, DOA5LR, MKX, Smash Melee and Project M, on Saturday the 16th of January and Smash 4 and Rivals of Aether on the 23rd of January.

Be sure to check which weekend coincides with the games that you play.

Dates: Saturday 16th and 23rd of January
Time: 10:00am – late
Location: 6 Davies St, Brunswick North, VIC 3056
Entry Fee: $10 plus tournaments

For full details check out the official event pages for the January 16 and January 23 events.