Ho ho ho, it seems we have reached that very special time in the year when things get a little extra Merry.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Oh yes in deed, Xmas Damager 6.

This year we are running only 1 team event,


We already have 1 team registered:

Team EVO (Dave, IronSol, Massi4h, JB, DSilv3R)

Keep an eye out on Twitter as I will be handing out captaincy's to certain individuals who will then have to create a team of 5.

But what if you don't wanna be on a team, then don't worry, we will also be running a Street Fighter V singles bracket as well.

And after such a great showing at Southern X Up 2016, we are giving Guilty Gear XRD Revelator a go at some Damager glory.

So without further ado:


There will be limited registrations available on the day from 12 until 12.30pm. So your best bet would be to register online.
On the day registration price:
Competitor: $30
Casual: $10

SFV Teams:
5v5, Pokemon Style, Double Elimination bracket.

SFV Singles:
1v1, Best 2/3, Best 3/5 for Winners, Losers and Grand Finals. Double Elimination bracket.

GGXRDR Singles:
1v1, Best 2/3, Best 3/5 for Winners, Losers and Grand Finals, Double Elimination bracket.

As with previous Xmas Damagers, the venue is a bar, so if you are over 18, then you will need to bring ID, if you are under 18, then you are more then welcome to bring along a parent/guardian. Let them come down and share in something very special to all of us.

A few quick rules though:
- No outside food or drinks to be brought into the bar. They have a full menu and many non-alcoholic drinks available.
- Please be sensible with your drinking at the event. We're all for having a good time, but remember that we are representing our community out here so common sense prevails.
- Please be weary of where you place your drinks, and if you've finished your drink then please take the empty bottle/glass back to the bar.
Ladies and Gentleman, Standing Fierce is proud to present:

Southern X Up 2016: New Zealands Fighting Game Nationals

This year we are heading back to the Copthorne on Anzac Ave. We have another 2nights/3days of excitement.

But first lets get the details out of the way:

Venue: Copthorne Hotel, 150 Anzac Ave, Auckland CBD

Early Bird Registration: Early bird has finished (Price valid until July 31)
Regular Registration: $40 (Price valid until September 18)
Last Chance Registration: $50 (Price valid until September 25)
Tournament Entry Fee: $10 per game.
Casual Pass: $10

Street Fighter V
Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Super Smash Brothers Wii U
Super Smash Brothers Melee

Click this link to go to registrations



Registration is only available online, so don't sit on the fence too long otherwise you will miss out.

Schedule for Friday/Saturday/Sunday will be posted up closer to the event.

Facebook Event link

Forum Discussion link
First Blood 6 Poster
Lets kick off 2016 the right way guys.
Standing Fierce is proud to announce:
This will be the first Official NZFGC Street Fighter 5 tournament. With the release of the latest iteration in the Street Fighter universe, we will be searching to crown our very first champion.
Will we see past champion continue to hold the top spots, or will we see a new comer produce an upset?

You do not want to miss out.

Competitor Pass: $30
Casual Pass: $15
Main Games: $10
Side Games: $5
Spectators: FREE

Street Fighter 5
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. for WiiU

Mortal Kombat X
Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
Killer Instinct

Facebook Link:

Hit this link to register:
If you are paying by credit card / debit card / paypal, after you click submit, you will be taken to the paypal payment window.
Also for all of February, using the code "EarlyBird" will give you $5 off the competitor pass.
Please bare with us as we're trying a new way of doing the registration side of tournaments so there will be a few hiccups along the way, but we'll do our best to overcome them.

But wait, no USF4 in the official release...don't worry Dave has something special planned for that.

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to;

Xmas Damager 6: Team Battles Edition

This year we have one major rule addition:


With that out of the way, lets get down to the nitty gritty:

Super Smash Bros. Melee: Crew Battles (4v4)
So we figured, since you guys didn't get a chance to finish up at Nationals, we'll let you guys try again. This time however, all top 8 players cannot be on the same team. So captains, sort out your teams and register up. You're responsible for your team making it.

Ultra Street Fighter 4: 3-on-3
Top 8 from this years SXU have all been nominated as captains for their respective teams. Captains, you are to choose 2 players for your team.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: Doubles
We've never had a doubles tournament for this game yet, so why not try it out now. So anyone that has been dying for doubles action. Get to registering.

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: 2v2 Wars
8 teams will have a top 8 player in them, and 8 teams won't. This will be one of the most stacked Marvel teams tournaments we've had to date, so come prepared.

Oh yeah, each tournament has a cap of 16 teams. So you'd better get in quick.

Also, if you guys haven't worked it out, the venue is a bar, which means, drinking responsibly, which means R18, which means ID. So make sure you've got those things.

For our under 18 year olds, you're more then welcome to bring along a parent or guardian (Dave is partial to hot older sisters) to come down and see what you really get up to when "Shit. Gets. REAL".

With a few sneaky give aways on the day, and some extra stuff planned, 2015 has been our best year so far, so lets see it out with a bang.

Hit this link to register up your team:

Hit this link to discuss/find a team mate:

See you all there
BAM7 NZ Qualifier
After the success of out first Australian qualifier last year, we are back with another opportunity to send NZ's best fighting game players over to Australia and represent us at BAM7.
The 7th iteration of Battle Arena Melbourne is testament to the strength of the community and the Tournament Organisers.
This year we have been lucky enough to secure a venue that is befitting an event of this manner.
Mighty Ape​ have come on board and are allowing us to host our qualifier.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's biggest online retailer.
Mainly focusing on all things Video Game, they also stock a whole bunch of pop culture goodness.
April 25th was our original date, but after reviewing the calendar dates, we felt that the date should be kept to the people who fought for it so we have moved the event to the following weekend.

I hope this does not deter anybody from coming.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
So without further adieu:
Ultra Street Fighter 4
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 4
Registration link:
Tournament Info and Discussion:
So click the links, do the things and we will see you all on the 2nd of May.

Date: Sunday, April 24
Time: 1pm
Venue: Megaweb Station, F1/51 Hobson Street, Auckland
Cost: $30*
Please deposit entry fees into this account:

Account Name: W Maria
Account Number: 38-9010-0887224-00


Please use your GT and BAM8 as reference.

Ie, DaveBAM8

After the success of last years Battle Arena Melbourne qualifier, we have been given the opportunity to once again, send over New Zealand's best fighting game players to compete at BAM8.

Taking place over 3 days, Battle Arena Melbourne is one of Australias premier FGC events, this year is very notable as this is a CPT ranking event, meaning Capcom Pro Tour points.

Not only that, but the Australian Smash scene have high profile Smash 4 players coming over for what looks to be a highly competitive tournament.

For more details on BAM8, click the link below:

Winners will recieve:
- Return flights from Melbourne
- Entry into BAM8 for your game. (SFV or SSB4)
- Seeding for your game. (SFV or SSB4)

Online Registration can be made here
Street Fighter V:

Super Smash Bros. 4 WiiU:

Any questions, either leave a message on the Facebook event page or in the forum thread:

*Tournaments will only be run if there are a minimum of 16 entrants.

Sorry for the late notice team, but our good friends over at Adversity Gaming have once again let us be a part of their next upcoming event.

I would advise signing up right now for it as cut off for registration is this Sunday and there are NO ON THE DAY REGISTRATIONS

The games we will be running officially will be: (Current Numbers)

Ultra Street Fighter 4 (14)

Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3 (5)

Super Smash Bros. Melee (17)

Super Smash Bros. 4 WiiU (16)

Obviously there will be a ton of chances to have casuals/friendlies and possibly even get MM out of the way.

This will also be the last time that USF4 will be the main Street Fighter game at an event, so if you want your chance to prove your the last best USF4 player in NZ.

But the real question is...... WHENS MARVEL?!?!

Of course we will have a SF5 build available to play as well, 2 weeks before the big release.

Go here for any discussion on the event:

click this link to register:

New Zealands Fighting Games National Tournament

Event Information
Date: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Oct 2015
Time: Friday 2nd: 6pm - 10pm
              Saturday 3rd: 10am - 10pm
              Sunday 4th: 11am-9pm
Where: GRID/AKL, 132 Halsey Street, Auckland
Southern X Up, New Zealands longest running national fighting games tournament will be
held over the weekend of October 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
This is our 5th year and we're hoping that it will be bigger and better then we've ever done.
This year’s event will bring together the best in New Zealand’s Fighting Game Community (NZFGC), and crown New Zealand’s Ultimate Champions in the following games:
Ultra Street Fighter 4
Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 4 WiiU
Mortal Kombat X
Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
Skull Girls
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Killer Instinct
Registration Prices:
Early Bird Registration: $35 (Valid until July 31st)
Regular Registration: $40 (Valid until September 30)
Event Day Registration: $50 (Only available on Saturday morning until 10.30am)
Tournament Game entry: $10 per game
Casual Pass: $10 for Saturday/Sunday
The BYOC (Bring Your Own Console) area is for people who are either on a casual pass or a tournament pass. In this area, attendees are invited to bring along their own console and play casual non-tournament setup games on. Obviously we cannot allow everyone to bring in setups so before deciding, YOU MUST GET IN CONTACT WITH EITHER LENNY OR MYSELF (DAVE) BEFORE HAND.

Just a note, even though we know that everybody in the community are good people, sometimes things go missing or get broken, so you have to be weary of that. Standing Fierce Admin take no responsibility for your property, so please keep an eye on it and peeps don't abuse the privilege of someone letting you play on their equipment.

People are welcome to come along to Southern X Up 2015 to watch the tournament matches.

Entry is free for spectators
First Blood 5

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to 2015.

Our First Blood events are the beginning of our calendar year and this year we hope to make it a good one. After having such a great year last year, we hope to further push that and bring you guys an awesome year of awesome events.

First of all here are the details you will all be looking for

Date: Saturday March 7
Time: Doors Open at 10am. Tournaments start at 10:30am
Venue: Rose Park Hotel, 92-102 Gladstone Road, Parnell (Same place as last year)
Registration Fee: $15
Main Games: $10
Side Games: $5
BYOC/Casual Area: $10
Spectating is FREE

Ultra Street Fighter 4
Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3
Super Smash Bros. Melee

Killer Instinct
Super Smash Bros. WiiU
Guilty Gear XRD Sign

As always links for Discussion and Registration are below:

Information and Discussion: