Loading...

July 31, 2020
Tom Anderson
Couch Warriors / CouchWarriors League

Another awesome month of online competition brings new developments to the CWL leaderboards!

The weekly CouchWarriors League Online events each focus on one of the major games supported by the League, with the placegetters receiving League points as part of our ongoing tournament season. Our monthly winners also received Steam vouchers from CouchWarriors.

A handy reference for our online tournament schedule during the pandemic period is on Twitter. You can always check the current standings for each game and player in CouchWarriors League here.

 

Street Fighter V

  1. ORDER|Travis Styles
  2. DS|Somniac
  3. ORDER|ROF

The Street Fighter CWL tournaments have started to take on a certain inevitability at this point, and it’s a worrying one for everybody not named Travis Styles. The Perth poster boy has put the national scene in a stranglehold, showing clean play and incredible confidence in clutch moments. He’s actually gathering momentum – this month going over Xavier “DS|Somniac” Nardella clean with Chun-Li, after being punished for that character pick in their last few meetings.

 

 

At least Christian “ORDER|ROF” Dedalija made a welcome return to the podium, keeping a nose in front of Travis in the CWL standings – for now.

 

Smash Melee

  1. Sora
  2. GZ|Sock
  3. BBB|prolificjuice

Also holding strong at the top of the ladder for his game, Josh “Sora” Lyras turned in one last win for longtime sponsor Darksided – as of this month, he’ll be the hottest free agent in Australian Smash. We also saw a notable run from prolificjuice, who scored his first CWL points here! Never too late to start the grind, although with Sora nearly double the next highest total across any CWL game, it’s doubtful anyone will be catching him.

 

 

Tekken 7

  1. Harlem
  2. yiggs
  3. Stuckles

Tekken continues to be unpredictable and wide-open, with this month’s tournament starring a fresh rotation of top players – though not at all new to the national scene.

Tom “yiggs” Ho is a pillar of Tekken in Queensland, and a real Xiaoyu loyalist. His run through the bracket overcame a string of tough matchups, showing the kind of craftiness you only see from a true veteran.

 

 

yiggs was the only competitor to give eventual champion Harlem a real challenge, but despite taking some huge rounds in Winners Finals he fell very slightly short.

 

Harlem’s win was his 2nd since the CWL moved online, and took him into 3rd overall place. But since none of the other players ahead or tied with him have managed to score a point from the last few months of netplay, there’s a real chance that next month’s CWL could see Harlem become the overall leader!

 

Smash Ultimate

  1. FS|Xettman
  2. Dura
  3. DD

This month’s Ultimate tournament featured some lively competition after previous CWL Online endboss SebPro101 took a hiatus (to grind some Valorant). In his absence, we saw a struggle between the rapidly solidifying new guard of the scene. The early rounds quickly whittled us down to netplay’s finest, allowing us the chance to enjoy some fine sharpshooting along the way:

 

 

 

Things turned more serious as we entered top 8, with Andrew Lin, Aiden “Dura” Scalzo, Micah “FS|Xettman” Crossett and Harry “Nurd” Malikoff all going through on Winners side. But the x-factor was Bradley “DD” Kun, lurking in Losers after taking a tough loss to Andrew earlier in the day. One by one, those who dropped down were snapped up by the BAM Path to EVO champ, until finally Xettman was able to finish him off in Losers Final.

Xettman had been crushed by Dura 0-3 in their Winners Final matchup, but when the two met for a runback things were on a different level. A tight 3-2 reset let Xettman to break through with a 3-1 win in the second set for an impressive tournament victory!

 

 

He capped it all off with a sponsorship announcement, joining the Firescale Esports team alongside several other promising smashers at the end of the month. Congratulations to Xettman, and to all our other winners for July – good luck defending your title in this month’s online CWL events!

We’ll leave you with a snapshot of the current top standings:

CWL July Leaders

 



June 7, 2021

The fires of competition have burned more brightly than ever before across the CouchWarriors League, as we count down the days before the long-awaited BAM12 major. The month of May set a new all-time record for most ranking points on offer, impacting the race across all five CWL games. In the past, the league rankings have often been dominated by a handful of regional champions who can reliably scoop their local tournament every time – but 2021 is looking different. Not only have we seen a few instances of top players traveling interstate to play spoiler for one event, but almost every g...

May 31, 2021

Get hype! The biggest AusFGC news of the year is the biggest AusFGC event of the year: BAM 2021. Battle Arena Melbourne is making its comeback in 2021. Held from July 9th-11th, #BAM12 will feature the peak of competitive play for fighting games across Australia as part of the CouchWarriors League, as well as a rare chance for our top talent to battle world-class opposition. Expanding the gaming on offer, alongside BAM will be ITZ Gaming PC LAN (more on that below)! BAM’s status as Australia’s top Major on the official circuits brings together players and broadcasters from all sorts of gam...

May 12, 2021

Get ready for the next battle – because CouchWarriors League is back for 2021! Rising from the ashes of last year like a wakeup shoryu, Australia’s first unified fighting game circuit has begun a fresh season, now with more games and more events to compete in! With monthly ranbat events in four state centers and the revamped CouchWarriors Online Series, there’s a huge expansion in the amount of season points available – which seems destined to produce a much tighter title race in each of the five featured fighting games. That’s right, five: Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Smash ...

May 9, 2021

We are proud to announce Mwave is supporting CouchWarriors League, which incliudes BAM, as PC Retail Partner! Mwave have long been a fantastic supporter of the scene, providing digital prize vou...

April 28, 2021

That’s right. BAM is coming back on July 9th to 11th, 2021 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The FGC’s biggest national event will be returning with the hype, community and competition we all love.  This year BAM will be colocated with ITZ LAN, a 1,000 seat BYOC PC LAN. Making this “ITZ BAM” even bigger for the gaming community. Stay tuned for Registration info and more news and updates! The post BAM Returns July 9th to 11th at MCEC! first appeared on CouchWarriors....

March 30, 2021

Over the space of this year and the last, gaming has taken quite the zany trip to bizarro land. We’re still not out of the woods regarding COVID-induced delays, units of next gen consoles are currently outselling the games available on said platforms and to garnish, remasters of games thought to never see the light of day again are slated for release. Among them is a reworking of Square Enix’s cult classic from 2010: NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139. While the decision to re-release the original game makes logical sense due to NieR Automata‘s overwhelming critical and financ...

March 9, 2021

CouchWarriors League returns for 2021, and as we steadily see restrictions pulled back, we are returning with live, offline events for the community! Online and Offline Online – This year we are once again running Online tournaments with feature games Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Smash Bros Ultimate, Smash Bros Melee, and now – Dragonball FighterZ! Offline – In addition, look forward to LIVE offline ranking battles every month in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.  Ranking battle events are the best place to learn, level up, just enjoy casuals and of course, to show yo...

December 24, 2020

2020 was not a great year, but you’re probably well aware of that. It was a year that many of us struggled to get through, and saw the world adapting to a new normal in record breaking time. For us here at New Game Plus, we were unable to film out of our studio space at RMIT due to the pandemic. However, thanks to the ingenuity of our team, we were able to quickly and easily adapt the show to work recording from our homes. Up until we’d filmed our Game of the Year episode, we hadn’t filmed a television show in the same space together in over 9 months.  Even amongst the un...

November 30, 2020

The pivotal final month of Saturday online events for CouchWarriors League 2020 has delivered a barrage of top-flight competition, with three games having concluded their ranking seasons so far. The last two weekends were a study in contrasts; Smash Melee was reduced to a victory lap for an unstoppable champion, while Tekken 7’s overall season winner wasn’t decided until the very last blow! Smash Melee Saturday the 14th saw the final CouchWarriors League 2020 points awarded for Smash Melee. In the now well-trodden arena of The Australian Internet, the top class players of the nation would...

November 11, 2020

Wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling has announced its first foray into the world of videogames, detailing  their upcoming game in a press conference today. Partnering with Yuke’s, former developers of WWE’s  Smackdown line of games, the new title is slated to launch on current and next-gen consoles alongside mobile titles AEW Elite General Manager and AEW Casino: Double Or Nothing, branded after the annual AEW pay per view event.  “When I signed my contract, I told (AEW founder Tony) Khan I want to give wrestling fans the game they  want, the game they deserve,” said AEW Execu...

November 9, 2020

This strange, abbreviated but intense 14-event season of CouchWarriors League SFV came to a head on Saturday with the final CWL Online for the year. Doubled ranking points meant stakes were high, with the ladderboard leaders desperately holding onto the cash bounties attached to their top 3 spots. Even those well outside the top 3 were playing for keeps, since reaching the Grand Final here would be enough to earn another shot at the money in next month’s Season Finale. The competition has been fierce all year long, but now the finals atmosphere was palpable as players busted out pocket picks...

Show More Blogs
Latest Videos
Latest Photos & Events
Site by GMAC Internet Solutions