Battle Arena Melbourne, or BAM, will be the 8th iteration in a series of annual fighting game tournaments. The three-day fighting bonanza includes games such as Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, Smash Brothers, Tekken, and Guilty Gear. It is also an official Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event - which means that by earning Ranking Points at BAM8 and other Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events, competitors can qualify themselves for a place in the Capcom Cup Finals in America. Additionally, winners of Street Fighter V will be sent to the Capcom Cup Pro Tour Finals in South Korea at the end of the year!
BAM7 had 628 registered attendees as well as many renowned international Smash players including two-time EVO winner Mang0, Leffen, Wife, Alex19, Hugs, and former EVO champion Perfect Legend. BAM8 is set to be even bigger!
BAM8 is hosted by Couch Warriors, an organisation that aims to celebrate and grow the fighting game community in Melbourne. Check out their website for all the information you need about BAM8, as well as Couch Warriors itself, which hosts regular tournaments and casual play sessions in Melbourne.