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Offline InvaderFelix

[VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« 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 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.


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.

DIY tournament spots are available, if you have any questions or suggestions then post them on the CouchWarriors Facebook page 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)

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #1 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

Offline Heavy Weapons

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #2 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 :)
Oi Oi Moi. Best Crunch Heavy Punch in melbourne! fimblers and fimblettes get slapped silleh!

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #3 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.


Offline Pope Tyler I

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #4 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...
Requiem ęternam dona eis Domine / et lux perpetua luceat eis / Requiescant anima eius et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam dei requiescant in pace.
Akuma needs buffs. Netcode needs massive buffs.

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #5 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

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 01:05:43 PM »


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!


"Let's have money matches... Show me the $$$" - Johnny "Humanbomb" Cheng

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 06:34:52 PM »
BAM5 Money Match thread has been posted!

http://forum.ozhadou.net/index.php?topic=7953

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 10:48:54 AM »


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!

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #9 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

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.
My "chronicles of a scrub": http://beingascrub.com/

Offline MadeManG74

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #10 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.

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #11 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. :)

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #12 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.

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #13 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

Offline Loki

Re: [VIC] Battle Arena Melbourne 2013: BAM5 (May 17-19)
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 08:28:11 PM »


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!