[Bris] Sonic Boom 18 – April 23rd


Sonic boom will once again be returning on Sunday April 23rd, courtesy of Team Solid at GUF Brisbane. PC setups will be used for SFV, so be sure to bring a compatible controller with you on the day. The entry fee is $5 and if you wish to enter the tournament that will cost an additional $5.

Details for the event can be found below but for everything else, including tournament format, rules and prizes, visit the official event page on Facebook.

[Per] BAM9 Qualifiers and Casuals @ The Moon Cafe – April 30th

The Moon Cafe in Perth will be hosting the Western Australia BAM9 Qualifier on Sunday, April 30th. Entry is $15 but it’s half price if you bring a full setup (low lag monitor + console). New players are also encouraged to come down as it’s free entry for first timers. Full details are below, for information regarding what community gear is being brought and all other details , visit the event page on Facebook.

[Adel] Street Fighter V @ E-Sports Gym – April 16th

ESG E-sports Gym will be be hosting another Street Fighter V event on April 16th featuring casuals all day and a tournament for players of all skill levels. This is part of an ongoing weekly tournament series helping local players get constant practice in the lead-up to Battle Arena Melbourne 9 and other major tournaments around the country throughout the year. The doors open at 12pm and $15 gets you casuals all day and entry to the tournament at 7pm. You can find out more information about the event below or over on the Facebook page.

[Bris] Throwdown Thursday | SFV Casuals – April 13th


Throwdown Thursday is back this Thursday, April 13th for those looking to get some Street Fighter V action in before the long weekend. These sessions, organised by Brisbane Fighters at GUF Brisbane, provide a great chance for players to get some practice between local tournaments. As the event is BYOC, players are encouraged to bring setups for both Street Fighter V and other games. Details for the event are below, but be sure to check the official event page for more info.

[Adel] Street Fighter V (Apr 9) & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Apr 6) @ E-Sports Gym Results

Another week of ESG tournaments has come and gone, once again featuring Street Fighter V as well as their first ever tournament for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Duc was able to take it out over DS | Falco in Street Fighter V and Godzilla brought home the inaugural win for TTT2. We’ve got the top 3 for both games and brackets below.

Street Fighter V

1st: Duccieboy
2nd: DS | Falco
3rd: Jstchan

Tekken Tag Tournament 2
1st: Godzilla
2nd: Saz
3rd: JN

[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] York Street Battles #51 (BAM9 Qualifer) – April 22nd


It’s the last YSB before Battle Arena Melbourne 9, so come down for your last chance to get some games in before Melbourne’s major next month. Placing top 2 at April’s YSB will reward you regional seeding for BAM9 too, giving you a little edge on the big stage!

All pre-registration will now be done through a Smash.GG portal for the event, where you can pay using a debit or credit card. Even if you are paying cash on the day, you can sign up online to make sure you’re in all your brackets ahead of time and then fix it up with the door staff upon arrival. Please make sure all tournament fees are fixed prior to the start of the tournament or you will be disqualified from the bracket. 

Centralised registration on the day will cease at 1pm so if you arrive after that, please find one of the tournament organisers floating around and sign up via one of us. Registration for all Smash games open at 12 and close at 12:30.

There’s a lot to look forward this month as always, here are the details:

Tournament times for this month are as follows:

*note: Registration closes 10 minutes prior to tournament time, please make sure you’re early so you don’t miss out
12:30pm – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee
1:00pm – Street Fighter V, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
3:00pm – Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, The King of Fighters XIV, Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Centralfiction
4:00pm – Skullgirls (DIY, Steam keys up for grabs)
6:00pm – Mortal Kombat X

Tournament participation is optional and tournaments will only be run if there are a sufficient number of entrants for each bracket on the day. Signups will open 30 minutes before each scheduled start time and close 10 minutes before the bracket is scheduled to start, look for a YSB staff member to register. The tournament fee for SFV and MKX is $5 with the entry distributed to the top 3 players. Tournament fees for other games are up to the organiser of each respective tournament and will be decided on the day.

In addition to the listed tournaments, there will be plenty of casuals available for a variety of games on the day. These range from the KOF franchise to older titles to a variety of anime games. If you’d like to co-ordinate casuals for a particular game, drop a comment on the Facebook event or speak to a YSB staff member on the day and we’ll be more than happy to try and co-ordinate a setup. BYO set-ups are also strongly encouraged.

See you there!

[Adel] Street Fighter V & Blazblue Centralfiction @ E-Sports Gym – April 2nd Results

ESG’s weekly Sunday Street Fighter V wrapped up again last weekend with A1 finally being able to clutch out a victory over Jstchan. There was also a bonus bracket for Blazblue which was won by Giggles. We’ve got the top 3 for both games and brackets below.

Street Fighter V

1st: A1
2nd: Jstchan
3rd: Pichy

Blazblue: Central Fiction
1st: Giggles
2nd: Nerk
3rd: Shake and Blake