Battle Arena Melbourne is back again for another weekend from June 9th to 11th bringing together some of the best fighting game players in the country to battle it out for first-place glory. 

In 2022 BAM attracted more than 1000 players and was the first significant gaming and esports event in Australia post-COVID. In 2023, the event is debuting Street Fighter 6, which is already recording recorded sign-ups as an official Capcom-approved tournament. 

Other events that’ll be part of BAM 2023 are Tekken World Tour with a $5k prize pool, with International commentators Markman and Pochspice helping call the action; Guilty Gear Strive with the winner qualifying for Arc World Tour in LA and many community tournaments across Super Smash Bros, DragonBall FighterZ, Mortal Kombat, and more. 

International players who will be appearing include Tekken masters KNEE (EVO and BAM champion), Chanel, Rest and Ulsan from South Korea, while Japan’s Pinya, Rangchu and Thailand’s Book also appear. On the Guilty Gear and Street Fighter pro side, Saudi Arabia’s Latif (EVO Strive winner and Street Fighter grand finalist).

If you are not a fighting game player but love to watch, there will be plenty of space for spectators, a freeplay area if you want to learn, and an Artist Alley area. 

Check out www.battlearenamelbourne.com.au for more information on the event, and tune into Twitch this weekend to catch the action while at home. 

Battle Arean Melbourne will take place from June 9th to 11th at the Moonee Valley Racecourse.