Battle Arena Melbourne returns with its Fifth anniversary event – BAM5 during the 17th-19th of May weekend!

One of the longest running national tournaments that attracts fighting game players from across Australia, continuing a tradition that CouchWarriors began with monthly events since 2006. BAM is set to feature approx 300 players, a huge event in the Australian FGC calendar.

King of Fighters XIII is a featured event!

Official site with Schedule and Registration info:

Twitter: #BAM5
Facebook Event:

Features – 3 Day event! Entertainment including live chip music, interstate Exhibition matches Special guests and major prizes!

LIVE STREAM As part of the Melbourne community we have an equipment and live streaming partnership with

Special International Guest: Jonny “Humanbomb” Cheng (Hong Kong) world class Street Fighter 4 player, 2012 EVO top 5, returning 2010 BAM champion, 2011 Ozhadou champion.

INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us prequel comic writer TOM TAYLOR will be in attendance signing comics and games, and there will be comic giveaways thanks to All Star Comics

Music performance: In partnership with Sound Bytes, Chiptunes musician Pselodux will open BAM5 Friday night entertainment with a blistering spacerock set, bringing together the chiptunes and competitive gaming scenes in a festival of gaming

The event has the largest lineup of titles reflecting the strong emphasis on inclusivity and community growth that is CouchWarriors hallmark, with Casual play well accommodated.

NewGamePlus.TV will be on hand for player interviews and coverage

Official tournaments include:
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
The King of Fighters XIII
Street Fighter X Tekken
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Dead or Alive 5
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Super Smash Bros Melee
Injustice: Gods Among Us Launch tournament

Special Events
Exhibition matches (TBC)
Pselodux Live Chipmusic set
Tom Taylor Injustice Signing
Mortal Kombat Exhibition
DIY tournaments and more to be announced.

Major Sponsors and Prizes – visit the site for announcements and details.

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