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Title: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: InvaderFelix on March 19, 2013, 01:18:37 AM
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 17th through to Sunday 19th and once again the venue will be the excellent CQ Functions Room, 113 Queen Street Melbourne. Ticket Registrations will be up soon, pending the epic battle between Brendon "Loki" Watson and Pay "Heartless Corporation" Pal.

We at CouchWarriors (http://www.couchwarriors.org/) are 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.

(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/posters/bam2013poster.jpg)

This year 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 (http://www.shadowloo.com/).

DIY tournament spots are available, if you have any questions or suggestions then post them on the CouchWarriors Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/couchwarriors) or 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)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on March 20, 2013, 04:13:56 PM
Hi guys! For those who were looking to book their accommodation at CQ, the rates for this year are:
$129.00 per night for a Superior Queen/Twin (normal price $159)
$149.00 per night for a Deluxe Queen/Twin (normal price $179)
Simply mention Battle Arena Melbourne when you book for the discounted rate!

Registration will be opening soon, I'm just getting the new paypal account set up.
- Loki
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Heavy Weapons on March 21, 2013, 05:03:26 AM
Awesome really looking forward to the event :) personally i think im gonna be free as a bird! haha but Bam is one of the best fighting game events i've attented numerous times over the years haven't missed one yet and i don't plan to :) Thumbs up to couchwarriors on 5 years going strong and making this event happen sooner in the year due to the fgc calender . I shall be there in full force reppin :)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Berzerk! on March 21, 2013, 03:00:27 PM
Hi guys,

Throwing this out there:

BAM5 main stream will be handled by Team Bugs - but, does anyone want to provide a second stream?

If so, let us know.  It could give more breathing room for some of the games and activities.
Other streamers I know of - Colonov and JB/Lansmash.

Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Pope Tyler I on March 22, 2013, 01:57:04 AM
Probably the best news I've heard all year.  With SS2013 getting bumped back I was looking for an excuse to come to Melbourne before I get so old I can't survive the journey.  So I'm coming down for the Eluveitie concert the week after this event.  Therefore, I am hoping to make it down for my first BAM ever (pending final costing for an extended stay).  I will be donating free wins to the best and worst of the Melbourne FGC.

Church of BAM?  Nothing will lend your religion credibility like having a Pope.  I can recommend one...
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Berzerk! on March 22, 2013, 06:18:57 PM
Want a cheap flight to attend BAM?
Jetstar sale via wotif http://www.wotif.com/cheap-domestic-flights/jetstar?stlcmpid=NLA5363
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on March 23, 2013, 01:05:43 PM
(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/bombdrop2013.jpg)

THE BOMB HAS BEEN SET!
Johnny "Humanbomb" Cheng, the BAM2010 Champion and Evo Top 8 Qualifier returns to reclaim his crown. The constant bane of Australia's best in Super Street Fighter IV, this year Humanbomb is back to shake up the scene and bring out our very best performance!

Will Johnny's Hong Kong technology be too much for Australia's finest, or will the unstoppable threat finally be disarmed by the Australian bomb squad? One thing's for sure, BAM5 is going to be one hell of a show as we find out how far our Street Fighters have truly come!

(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/humanbomb.jpg)
"Let's have money matches... Show me the $$$" - Johnny "Humanbomb" Cheng
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 01, 2013, 06:34:52 PM
BAM5 Money Match thread has been posted!

http://forum.ozhadou.net/index.php?topic=7953
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 04, 2013, 10:48:54 AM
(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/bam5logo.png)

Registration for BAM5 is now open!
http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/register.php

Make sure you register early to guarantee your spot in the games you want to play. Pre-registration saves you money and time, and allows you to see your pool allocations several days before the event so you can prepare for your matchups!
There is no guarantee that you will be able to enter on the day if the pools fill up so please do yourself a favor and register now!
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: mutton on April 04, 2013, 11:19:32 AM
Interstate players, another domestic flights sale is on - book yourself a cheap ticket to #BAM5 ! Spread the word and get your friends from each state to the show!

http://www.webjet.com.au/sale/?utm_source=WebjetDB&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dom_2013_4_4&skipmobile=true (http://www.webjet.com.au/sale/?utm_source=WebjetDB&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dom_2013_4_4&skipmobile=true)

Edit: Testi, you're welcome to stay with me again. And to all interstaters, don't be shy to ask for shared accommodation with the Melb guys, we have living room couches and hotels beds/floors to share.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: MadeManG74 on April 04, 2013, 12:01:54 PM
Nice work guys, I just registered and paid via PayPal. I didn't get any sort of confirmation after making payment though as it's in a different window (I did get the reciept from paypal etc, but nothing on the BAM website about my details etc being registered).

I imagine it's all fine, but just wanted to make sure I'd get an email or some notification to confirm it's all gravy.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 05, 2013, 04:27:35 PM
Nice work guys, I just registered and paid via PayPal. I didn't get any sort of confirmation after making payment though as it's in a different window (I did get the reciept from paypal etc, but nothing on the BAM website about my details etc being registered).

I imagine it's all fine, but just wanted to make sure I'd get an email or some notification to confirm it's all gravy.

Hey MadeMan, I got your registration, sorry I haven't emailed anyone back yet. Generally if you don't hear from us it's a good sign that your registration went through fine as in the past our treasurer only chased up payments which hadn't come through. Since I've taken over this year though I'm going to be sending people a quick confirmation email when I add you to the registration list, and I'll put people up on the website too. I just won't start doing that until this weekend. But rest assured everything was received fine. :)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 06, 2013, 10:09:14 AM
Hi all. The site will be down for a little while today while we migrate to a new server. Please bear with us and check back in a little bit later if you have trouble connecting to it.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 09, 2013, 06:48:23 PM
For those attending BAM5, help us out with a little information about yourselves! This will help our stream commentary team to provide a better viewing experience for all those watching at home.

http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/survey.php

And don't forget to register! We're looking forward to seeing you all there!
http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/register.php
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 12, 2013, 08:28:11 PM
(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/mkbox.png)

Mortal Kombat fans! Get over here!
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!

The prizes you can win throughout the weekend 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!
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Alexk on April 18, 2013, 11:28:18 AM
Flights and accom booked. Registered as well for AE, KOFXIII and VF

Finally back in action to come to Melbourne. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: FaYd on April 18, 2013, 02:20:29 PM
Just inquiring on what platform will Injustice be run on? PS or XBOX?
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: CG ROCKZZ on April 19, 2013, 09:43:36 AM
Hey Loki..When will the registered names be showing up on the Couch Warriors Web?...
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 19, 2013, 09:59:55 AM
Hey Loki..When will the registered names be showing up on the Couch Warriors Web?...
I haven't done it in the past so I have to make a new page for it. I've been holding off until we get a bunch of registrations so it's worth my while. Should go up soon, maybe next week.

Quote from: FaYd
Just inquiring on what platform will Injustice be run on? PS or XBOX?
I believe it will be Xbox, but we'll confirm after the next meeting
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: FaYd on April 19, 2013, 01:35:32 PM
Quote from: FaYd
Just inquiring on what platform will Injustice be run on? PS or XBOX?
I believe it will be Xbox, but we'll confirm after the next meeting
[/quote]

For what it's worth can it please be ran on PS3? Many players, including myself, use a PS3 pad for playing games such as MK9 and now Injustice so it will be mighty helpful.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on April 25, 2013, 04:51:36 PM
Hey FaYd, I just wanted to confirm that unfortunately we will be going with Xbox360 as the platform for Injustice. This is partially to do with local community preference but also the availability of hardware and software. I just wanted to give you a heads up so that you can organise a converter or something if that is a problem for you.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Chill on April 26, 2013, 08:41:53 AM
If anyone is looking for cheap accommodation for BAM, I'm planning to book a 4 bunk room at the Ibis budget in the CBD, however we currently only have 3 people interested, so we have a spare bunk to fill. Booking will be for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, approx. cost would be $100 for all three nights

Edit: Details updated.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: FaYd on April 26, 2013, 12:02:37 PM
Hey FaYd, I just wanted to confirm that unfortunately we will be going with Xbox360 as the platform for Injustice. This is partially to do with local community preference but also the availability of hardware and software. I just wanted to give you a heads up so that you can organise a converter or something if that is a problem for you.

No problem. Thank you for the early heads up.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 07, 2013, 04:31:13 PM
(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/bam5logo.png)

Less than one week left to pre-register for BAM5!

http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/register.php

If you still need convincing, this year we have special guests, a musical guest, vendors, media coverage on-site, prizes, giveaways, huge tournament and exhibitions matches and more!

It's shaping up to be a big one, so don't miss out!
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Glassy123 on May 07, 2013, 08:49:13 PM
Can you still reg for a game on the day? Or is there a way to add a game b4hand so it dsnt screw you guys over bracket wise? :P I didn't enter AE but want to now for funsies
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 07, 2013, 09:32:22 PM
Can you still reg for a game on the day? Or is there a way to add a game b4hand so it dsnt screw you guys over bracket wise? :P I didn't enter AE but want to now for funsies

Yep, you can add a game on the day so long as the pools haven't started yet, so long as there is room. If the pools have filled up the allocated size or if the last pools have already started then we won't be able to add anyone in.

If you want to add a game via pre-reg and ensure a spot you can just fill out another registration on the website and add in the notes that you're adding just that game. :)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Glassy123 on May 07, 2013, 09:37:51 PM
If you want to add a game via pre-reg and ensure a spot you can just fill out another registration on the website and add in the notes that you're adding just that game. :)
boss, cheers =)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: MadeManG74 on May 08, 2013, 08:47:57 AM
This is a pretty minor question, but will we have custom costumes for VF on the stream machine? Should we bring them on a USB or make them beforehand?
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Chill on May 08, 2013, 12:28:20 PM
Regarding the VF rules, to confirm, the loser can request to change stage or character?
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Glassy123 on May 08, 2013, 01:31:03 PM
Would Lobo be allowed in Injustice? curious as he was banned in a US major on the same weekend as BAM (i think, might be week after)

I duno whether to learn him or the matchup b4 then  :P
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 09, 2013, 06:02:17 PM
Would Lobo be allowed in Injustice? curious as he was banned in a US major on the same weekend as BAM (i think, might be week after)

I duno whether to learn him or the matchup b4 then  :P

At this stage the plan is to allow him, with the proviso that we get the codes in time to unlock him on all the setups. Either way I'd recommend learning the match-up just in case.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 11, 2013, 11:24:34 PM
(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/Persona4Arena.png)

#BAM5 Pre-registration closes in just over 24 HOURS, at midnight on the 12th of May! Make sure you get your registration in for a chance to save money and win awesome prizes courtesy on our sponsors. http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/register.php

You can also pre-register this weekend at The Shadowloo HQ during their events, but this will be your final chance!

We'll be drawing the following prizes raffle style on Monday the 13th of May from those who are pre-registered:

1 x Persona 4 Arena PS3 download code courtesy of @AtlusUSA
1 x Darkstalkers Xbox360 download code courtesy of Capcom Australia
1 x Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Xbox360 download code courtesy of @SEGA Australia
1 x Street Fighter x Tekken Xbox360 DLC Character code courtesy of @Capcom Australia
1 x Dead or Alive 5 Xbox360 Angel and Devil costume code courtesy of @MindscapeAU

Make sure you REGISTER now for your chance to win!
http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/register.php
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Gamogo on May 12, 2013, 07:50:23 AM
Does Laugh and Infiltration showing up in Melbourne yesterday have any affiliation with BAM, or is it purely coincidental?
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 12, 2013, 01:50:51 PM
Does Laugh and Infiltration showing up in Melbourne yesterday have any affiliation with BAM, or is it purely coincidental?

I wish we could say we organised it but unfortunately I think they're just stopping over and have already left again
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 14, 2013, 08:00:57 AM
BAM5 Pool Allocations are now live!

(http://www.couchwarriors.org/bam/images/bam5logosm.png) (http://bampools.couchwarriors.org/)

http://bampools.couchwarriors.org/

You can check out all the vital info for the event on the mobile friendly mini-site.
Please note that pool allocations may be subject to minor changes over the days leading up to the event so please double check on Friday just in case.
We wish all the best of luck to all our competitors!
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: CG ROCKZZ on May 14, 2013, 05:21:27 PM
Thanks Loki..Good Job!!.. All the Best Guys :)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: nin on May 15, 2013, 01:13:13 AM
Just a kind reminder, HB came 5th at Evo not 7th.

Don't think it will affect the bracket anyway.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Loki on May 15, 2013, 09:42:41 AM
Just a kind reminder, HB came 5th at Evo not 7th.

Don't think it will affect the bracket anyway.

Nah it doesn't, but thanks for the reminder. :)
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Mike The TV on May 15, 2013, 12:50:46 PM
Short notice, but I'm putting together a pre-BAM dinner tomorrow at 7PM, Pizza a la Metro, Grattan St, Carlton.

Interstaters, locals, come down and meet the crowd before we put our E-SPORTS BLAZERS and GAME FACES on.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Burnout on May 15, 2013, 12:57:04 PM
Interstaters, locals, come down and meet the crowd before we put our E-SPORTS BLAZERS and GAME FACES on.

and hidden missiles
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: Pope Tyler I on May 15, 2013, 11:50:20 PM
I arrive on Friday, Mike, you jerk! Fortunately I don't care for pizza. It's all about the PC crew Parma.
Title: Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
Post by: mutton on May 16, 2013, 05:04:36 PM
Pizzzaaaa today! It's on Drummond and Grattan guys.