Battle Arena Melbourne fighting game tournament this weekend

Fourth annual Melbourne-based fighting game competition taking place this weekend; A$5,000 prize pool up for grabs.

The fourth annual Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) fighting game tournament is scheduled to take place this weekend. Run by Melbourne events group CouchWarriors, BAM will feature a variety of fighting game tournaments and a prize pool valued at over $5,000.

The event will mark Australia's first DOA5 tournament.

In addition to competitive play, the event will also be celebrating the launch of Dead or Alive 5 with the nation's first Dead or Alive 5 tournament. Dedicated spaces will be available for casual and practice play. Players are encouraged to pre-register to take part. The event will also be streamed live via the CouchWarriors Twitch channel.

The pre-party kicks off on Friday evening at the Crown Casino, with the tournament set to run from Saturday, September 29. Further details can be found at the CouchWarriors website.

Where:
Pre-party
Galactic Circus, Crown Casino
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank 3006

Tournament
CQ, Event Room 2, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne

When:
Pre-party
September 28, 6:00pm

Tournament
September 29-30, registration starts 8:00am

Tournament Games
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3
Virtua Fighter V: Final Showdown
Dead or Alive 5
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
King of Fighters XIII
Soul Calibur V
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Super Smash Bros Brawl and Melee

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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5 comments
mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

Hehehe did the name of this article remind anyone of Battle Arena Toshinden

 

bahamut_au
bahamut_au

Any footage up yet? I caught the UMvC3 livestream but missed everything else.

ani5eed
ani5eed

super street fighter v?!!?!? them boys at capcom have been working hard!

Sablicious
Sablicious

KoFXIII and SFIII are the only games worth looking at here.  The rest, casualware.