#BAMThrowback – Remembering Our Best Moments
June 2, 2020
Written by Tom Anderson
2020 was meant to be an incredible year for our FGC, and specifically for Battle Arena Melbourne. BAM12 had an impressive list of World Tour tournaments to draw top internationals, great sponsors, the CouchWarriors League finale and increasing momentum from years of successful “big BAMs” at the MEC, ready to break all records and make news worldwide. The event is only postponed, not cancelled, so we can still look forward to our annual calendar highlight. But it’s painful to be set back after so much hard work, by a force well outside anybody’s control.
With the originally planned event dates coming and going last weekend, it would have been easy to get sucked into further disappointment. Instead, CouchWarriors took the chance to launch the #BAMThrowback hashtag, asking our community to throw up their best memories and photos from years of BAM past.
This weekend was to be #BAM12. We’re still working on a reschedule date. For the next few days, we’ll be sharing previous BAM videos.
If you have cool moments you want to share, let us know and use #BAMThrowback
To kick off, here’s the trailer for BAM9, the first at MCEC pic.twitter.com/NoxX6tVV0W
— CouchWarriors (@CouchWarriors) May 27, 2020
The idea caught on with some of our crusty old veterans, and the responses show just how many great triumphs and upsets have rippled through Battle Arena Melbourne over the years.
Fun fact, i beat @DS_Falco in this 5v5 exhibition.
Confirmed better than Adric at SFV.
— DS_Baxter (@DS_Baxter) May 29, 2020
I was gonna attach this but ran out of images, the moment was caught in history pic.twitter.com/KDNBw6GjYf
— DS_Somniac (@Somniacs) May 29, 2020
— Sebbie (@SebbieSawrr) May 29, 2020
Battle Arena Melbourne was meant to happen this weekend but was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. So here’s a #BAMthrowback to 2017 to the Grand Final for #KOFXIV with the international GO1 going up against Aussie’s own ChenChen. ENjOY!!! https://t.co/CjZtlk9gpo
— Taj Garou (@TAJgarou) May 30, 2020
— CouchWarriors (@CouchWarriors) May 29, 2020
— JP | ACAB | LargeMarge (@largemareg) May 27, 2020
— Tezz (@TezzAu) May 27, 2020
As we hit the mid point of what would be #BAM12, today’s #BAMthrowback is the Community Trailer for #BAM10, which talks about how it’s so good to gather together as the fighting game community.https://t.co/qHyIVqtVqn
— CouchWarriors (@CouchWarriors) May 30, 2020
This has been a great way to turn something difficult and disappointing into something positive, that reminds us what BAM is most important for – creating these great memories with our friends in the FGC. When things are finally confirmed for the new date of BAM12, we know we’ll make the most of it.
In the meantime, if you have a special memory or recording of BAM you think will give people a smile, post under the #BAMThrowback tag and share the love.