BAM (Battle Arena Melbourne) is back for 2023, bringing the fighting game community together in Melbourne for a huge eSports event and the national fighting game championship.
After last year’s BAM saw a huge 1,000 players attend, the 2023 iteration promises to be even better with the return of world tour events as well as the debut of Street Fighter 6. Event organisers have said that they’ve already had more players register to compete in Street Fighter 6 than the previous series entry had at any point in its era. The event will also have a dedicated Street Fighter 6 experience zone for new players and spectators to get familiar with the game.
The Tekken World Tour will make its return to Australia as part of BAM 2023, showcasing world-class players vying for points on the Tekken World Tour leaderboard and competing for a $5,000 cash prize. The Arc World Tour is also coming, making its Australian debut with a Guilty Gear Strive qualifier that will result in the winner being selected for the Arc World Tour event in Los Angeles.
There’s a huge list of fighting games being played at BAM 2023, including:
Street Fighter 6
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Guilty Gear Strive
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Guilty Gear Xrd REV2
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition
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Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle
Mortal Kombat 11
Persona 4 Ultimax Arena
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown
Dead Or Alive 6
Soul Calibur VI
BAM 2023 will also have a freeplay zone and artist alley for spectators to enjoy. Check out the promotional trailer for the event below and register
Bringing together players for the fun of games, community, friendship and of course, competition.
BAM is Australia’s largest fighting game major, hosting national championships across the whole fighting game community.
The FGC at BAM welcomes new players, casual players and spectators, along with all competitors. It’s the biggest open entry esports and gaming event in ANZ.
Alongside the tournaments, enjoy a gaming expo featuring Artists, Cosplay, Indie games, Exhibitors and more.