Changes to OzHadou Website

For all those who visit the OzHadou website, you may have noticed a recent amount of articles that cover general fighting game news

As we come into the new year, we’ll be making some significant changes over time to both our events and our media. We’re aiming to cover a lot more community content and we’ll be making some radical changes to our website. Be sure to follow as we enter the new year with some exciting ideas!

Soul Calibur 6 2.00 Released

Today marks the release of a new season for Soul Calibur 6 with a radical number of changes to really shake up the game.

Here’s the important things

  • Balance Update 2.0 will be free to all players, just update the game today and you’ll have it!
  • New character Hilde will be part of the Season 2 character pass and will be released tomorrow (26th)
  • Two new system mechanics in Soul Attack and Resist Impact

Be sure to brush up on the rest of the patch notes here. For all the specific balance changes, check the patch notes

For all competitors attending York Street Battles #73 this weekend, We’ll be running on the 2.0 patch for the final event of the year so be ready

Looking to get into the game? There’s no better way than to join the OCE Soul Calibur Community. Between the wealth of helpful players and fortnightly tournaments, there is no better way to be ready on the stage of history

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0 Has Arrived!

Today is the release of the long awaited BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0 on PC, with the release of 2.0 on PS4 being followed up tomorrow on the 21st.

Here’s what you need to know

  • Official 2.0 Patch Notes from ArcSytemWorks
  • The update will be released as a free balance patch. This means all existing owners of Blazblue Cross Tag Battle will be automatically upgraded
  • An additional 2.0 DLC pack will be available for $25USD. This adds 9 new characters to the roster. Celica and Susanoo from Blazblue, Elizabeth and Adachi from Persona 4 Arena, Hilda from Under Night In-Birth, Akatsuki and Blitztank from Akatsuki Blitzkampf, Yumi from Senran Kagura and Neo Politan from RWBY, making for a total of over 50 characters!
  • The Deluxe Edition (With DLC Packs 1-7) will be replaced with the Special Edition (Deluxe Edition + 2.0 DLC Pack) when the patch drops. If you don’t have the game yet, be sure to hold out on purchasing to ensure you get all the content!

With plenty of changes to both characters and system and a leading pace on the ArcRevo2020 tour, There’s no better time to get into this zany mash-up of a versus game.

Due to being released over a week from York Street Battles #73 and a non-entry fee tournament, it will be run on the 2.0 patch. Be sure to spend the week beforehand to brush up on all the character and mechanic changes before then!

Samurai Shodown – Kazama Kazuki released!

Yesterday was the release of the third of Samurai Shodown’s DLC characters in the first season pass, Kazama Kazuki

If you have the season pass, be sure to hit up the playstation store to download this character for free, otherwise he is available for $8.95AUD

As he is releasing over a week before York Street Battles #73, he will be legal for the tournament on the day. Be sure to brush up on the matchup before hand or be turned to ash!

 

Street Fighter V Championship Edition – New characters, New package

Over the weekend, the North American Regional Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter V occured. With two major tournaments, an open tournament for all entrants and a regional tournament for those from the NA region, this was the last chance to snatch up any points to qualify for the Capcom Pro Tour

For a summary of the event, check out Capcom’s recap blog post

To catch up on any of these exciting matches you might’ve missed, be sure to check out their youtube channel

Concluding this event, Capcom  announced some very exciting news

Street Fighter V Championship Edition has been announced with a slew of enticing new features. Here’s some of them

  • A compiled package of all currently released content including new upcoming content until the conclusion of the season
  • New character: Gill from Street Fighter 3
  • V-Skill 2 for all characters

All of this coming at a discounted price of $30(USD) on February 14, 2020. There’s no such better time to jump into this series

Curious to see these changes in action? Check out the trailer

And be sure to follow Capcom Fighters for more news related to the Capcom Pro Tour!

 

Arc Revo Announcements – GG2020 named, Arc Revo Tour 2020!

Over the past weekend (Nov 17-18), Arc System Work’s tournament series ARCREVO concluded with a major tournament in Irvine, CA,  USA.

With a number of competitors from across the globe, qualifying from various events such as Revolution in UK, EVO in US and JP, Toushinsai in JP, SEAM in Singapore and many more, they battled it out to determine the final champion between Arc System Work’s three headlining titles: Blazblue Central Fiction, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2

With two days of intense, hard fought matches all throughout the event, be sure to catch any missed matches on their youtube channel!

Blazblue Central Fiction Results

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Results

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2 Results

Such a major tournament doesn’t come without some major news and Arc System Works doesn’t disappoint!

First by announcing a working title for the new Guilty Gear, now known as Guilty Gear -STRIVE- (with the IV in STRIVE noting it as the 4th title in the series after GG2 and Xrd)

Check out their new trailer featuring the currently announced cast with a certain new spooky returning character

Closing with with news on another ARCREVO tour for 2020!

Notable points include

  • Starting in Spring 2020, Ending Fall 2020 with a finals later in the year
  • Featuring Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Granblue Fantasy Versus as headlining titles
  • 15 qualifying entrants and a guaranteed last entrant through an LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) Tournament
  • Points earned through qualifying events throughout the tour

With a fresh game in Granblue Fantasy and a new update on the horizon for Blazblue Cross Tag, Could it be a chance for an Australian player to show up?

Be sure to follow their twitter for more ArcSystemWorks news!

I Don’t Even (Listen to This) Podcast E46 – We Are Family (feat. PoppaHam and KezDog)

In an IDEP first, we’re joined this week by two gaming parents! Joining us is PoppaHam, father of NZ Tekken superstar Wowzer and KezDog, mother of OHN16 Smash Ultimate champion DefectiveDagger to get their perspective on being a parent in the competitive gaming space. After that we cover Tekken’s $4 frame data, the announcement of Chipp (and Potemkin) in the new Guilty Gear and lament the death of chip kills.

Recorded November 4th , 2019 live @ Twitch.tv/Gamrah

Video and show notes after the jump as always (more…)

[SYD] York Street Battles #72 Results

YSB #71 has wrapped up over the weekend. Many thanks to everyone for your support. See everyone at YSB #72 on November 30th!

Results:

Tekken 7
1st) GG | Dee-on Grey
2nd) Mystic Journey | McCheese
3rd) BoX
Bracket
Street Fighter V
1st) Charlie D
2nd) Ayjay
3rd) Kanga | Dailou
Bracket
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
1st) OH | Kyokugen
2nd) Cheedabee
3rd) Dr. Kimble
Bracket
Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
1st) Risky / CrazyDiamond
2nd) JJ
3rd) Render
Bracket
Mortal Kombat 11
1st) DS | Waz
2nd) TFA | SpruceMoose
3rd) FRE | A Cup Kevin
Bracket
Skullgirls 2nd Encore
1st) SeaJay
2nd) Risky / CrazyDiamond
3rd) Eterpay (Project_Munt)
Bracket
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
1st) Genxa
2nd) Dr. Kimble
3rd) magoolachub
Bracket
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
1st) What is | Life
2nd) FoE | Runaes
3rd) Retired | AwakenedBeing
Bracket
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
1st) Rusecruise
2nd) What is | Life
3rd) Numero_Uno_Loser
Bracket
Dragon Ball FighterZ
1st) Kanga | Dailou
2nd) TxC | Sendo
3rd) Esto
Bracket
Samurai Shodown
1st) Genxa
2nd) KKO | SirSlush
3rd) AlexK
Bracket
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
1st) spikey
2nd) neillyo
3rd) Genxa
Bracket
Soul Calibur VI
1st) FoE | Runaes
2nd) TCZ | Goat
3rd) TCZ | Alto
Bracket

[Syd] York Street Battles #72 – Oct 26th

We’re back for another YSB at York Street Battles #72

Doors will open at 11:30am for the day. Please confirm entry and registration at the door before playing any games. Tournament registration will be available until 1.00PM. If you’re arriving later be sure to pre-register on smash.gg and make sure you’re signed up as we won’t be taking any tournament sign-ups after.

Payment for YSB may be performed either online via credit or debit card, or at the venue in cash. Entry must be paid for anyone who plays on any setup at the venue, whether for a tournament or casually. All payments at the venue are cash only. Spectators may attend the event for free, provided they do not play on any setup.

Registration and/or payments may be settled at the door until 1pm on the day. If arriving after this time, please find a tournament organiser to pay the entry fee and/or any pre-registered tournament fees.

Controllers are not provided for this event – players are expected to bring or arrange their own controllers for any casual or tournament matches at the event. All games are played on PS4, except for Virtua Fighter 5 which is run on XBOX 360.


Planned tournaments (upon confirmation):
– Tekken 7
– Street Fighter V
– Mortal Kombat 11
– Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
– Dragon Ball FighterZ
– Samurai Shodown
– Soulcalibur VI
– Dead or Alive 6
– Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
– GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2
– BlazBlue: Central Fiction
– BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
– Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
– Street Fighter III: Third Strike
– Super Street Fighter II Turbo
– Skullgirls 2nd Encore
– Pokkén Tournament DX


Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/406816323302212/

Sign up to the event here: https://smash.gg/tournament/york-street-battles-72/details


Special thanks to the following

Battle Kat Bunker – Sydney’s fighting game hang-out https://www.facebook.com/BattleKatBunker/

GVP Esports – Newcastle’s fighting game scene https://www.facebook.com/GVPesports

Couchwarriors and Twitch for organising the BAM Path to Evo league https://www.bampathtoevo.com.au/

Catch up with the community on our discord https://discord.gg/DGMyGKw