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

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:



New Zealands Fighting Games National Tournament
Event Information
Date: 4th-5th Oct 2014
Time: Sat/Sun 9am-9pm
Where: Fergusson Room, Ground Floor, Copthorne Auckland City, 150 Anzac Avenue,
Registration Prices
Early Bird Registration $20 (Valid until September 21st)
Regular Registration $30 (Valid until September 28)
Event Day Registration $40 (Only available on Saturday morning until 11am)
Casual Pass $10
Tournament Entry $10
Southern X Up, New Zealands longest running national fighting games tournament will be
held over October 4th and 5th.
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
Killer Instinct
DIY Tournaments
Think you’re the best at one of the games that isn’t on the list above?  Been waiting for your chance to prove that you are NZ’s “Super Gem Fighter” Champion?  Or maybe you want to find out who is the true “King of Fighters”?  This year we have the time and the space to let people run their own tournaments.  If you want to run a “”DIY” side tournament, get in touch with Dave, Kurt or Lenny and find out how we can get you some space, and maybe even some stream time to run your own tournaments at this years Southern X Up.
Only registered SXU2014 competitors may host/enter any DIY tournaments. Entry fees/conditions will be decided by the DIY organisers, and will be payable to them on the day of the tournament.
Southern X Up will not be in charge of running DIY tournaments, and will not be liable for how they are run.
Casual Play
Standing Fierce aims to provide a place for fighting game enthusiasts to gather and share their passion for fighting games. We will be providing casual play stations throughout the weekend covering all of the games in the official tournament line-up.
All casuals games are only accessible to those who have purchased a “Casual Player” pass or is a registered SXU2014 competitor.
People are welcome to come along to Southern X Up 2014 to watch the tournament matches.
Entry is free for spectators
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh SNAP, this is what you have all been waiting for:


Standing Fierce in association with Shadowlogic and Playtech are proud to present

New Zealands first Shadowloo Showdown Qualifier.

Date: July 19 2014
Time: 10am
Venue: Playtech Arena

Here it is guys, our first step to global domination. 

We have been offered 2 places to send over 2 champions in Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3.

Now do not take this lightly guys, winning this qualifier will guarantee you flights and accommodation over to Melbourne, Australia and entry into the BIGGEST Fighting Games tournament in the Southern Hemisphere, but that's not the main point is it...?

Shadowloo Showdown is well known for flying over some of the best fighting game players on the planet, and you, the winner, will be spending time with all the other international guests that fly over. The true worth of this prize is immeasurable in terms of experience you will gain. Already confirmed is Latif(USF4), one of the best C.Viper players in the world, are you an aspiring Viper player? do you want to get world class match up experience? Do you just wanna see what the top players are like in person?

All of these opportunities await whoever is the hungriest on the day.

Not ready for the big leagues? Just wanna come jam out for the day? Wanna come and support your homies? Sweet.

We will have dedicated casual setups throughout the day for anyone that wants to come along to say whats up and scope out some tech before Nationals(OCTOBER).

For our out of Auckland friends, we will most definitely be streaming this, so you can all see the fierce competition unfold.

So hit this link to register: ... f=1&t=1149

Deposit your entry fee BY JULY 13



Don't be that guy sitting at home saying you would've made it over and won.....chale ain't no winners sitting at home. 

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.
Damager 5
Once again we find ourselves closing in on the end of the year and once again we find ourselves anticipating Xmas Damager.

The end of year "tournaparty" as Dave likes to call it.

Every Xmas Damager we like to keep it fun while still holding some serious competitiveness, so in saying that we bring to you:


We haven't done a 2v2 in a long, long, LONG time.

Date: November 29
Time: 12pm for Admin, 1pm - 12am for everybody else
Venue: The Winchester
Tournament Format: 2v2 Tournament run in Mikado style.
Games: USF4, UMVC3, SSBM.
Cost: $10 registration fee, $20 per team, per tournament


but if we get numbers for certain games, then we can expand that number, but not until we reach the original 16.

Find your teammate here: ... f=1&t=1239

Register your team and games here: ... f=1&t=1238
*In regards to the team registration, either someone can pay the whole $10 or you guys can split it between each other if you don't know each other that well. So don't stress too much about it. Any queries don't hesitate to contact Dave, Kurt or Lenny on the forums.

Here we go guys! As mentioned earlier the new Ranking Battle season is about to begin! And a new challenger has arrived!

When: Saturday August 2nd, and every second Saturday after that, 1PM till 6PM
Where: MC Internet Cafe, 62 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD
Cost: $10 per person


What games will we be playing?
Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and new to our roster Super Smash Bros. Melee

What are the prizes are up for grabs?
Each Ranking Battle will have spot prizes to be given away depending on the overall number of entrants. After each tournament, an overall ranking for each game will be placed on the website, and at the end of the season prizes will be awarded to the winner of each game. We have yet to determine what the prizes are, but the main focus of Ranbats is to just get everyone together and playing in a competitive environment. In this spirit, we will also be giving prizes out to at the end of the season for other accolades as well, including most improved, and most supportive members etc. So while we don't know what the prizes are yet, we do have some cool ideas!

Can we play casuals as well?
Absolutely. We have planned for enough setups so that once we have completed the tournament, people are able to play casual games until 6PM when we need to pack up the venue!

But I'm a noob! I can't even beat BIRRYWONG!
Then it sounds like Ranbats is the perfect place for you to start! We have plenty of experience in fighting games, with tons of people willing to teach you. All the brackets will be seeded each week, so that you will get to play people matched up with your skill level. In no time you'll be crushing BIRRYWONG like the dirty, filthy, mashing scrub he is!

What dates is this happening on?
August the 2nd, 16th, and 30th. September 13th and 27th. October 11th and 25th. November 8th and 22nd

Will it be streamed?
Sure will be!!! Every tournament will be streamed each week! Obviously we wont have enough time to stream every match, so will make sure we stream all the finals matches, and then split the streaming equally among the different games

Alas it is Central Auckland, so parking will be pretty bad. Given that it is a Saturday though, most should be able to cope! Parking shouldn't be more than $10-00 at nearby parking facilities. I'd suggest that people travelling from a similar area look at car pooling, and others could consider using public transport. Reduce dat carbon footprint yo!

Any more questions, then just fire them away on here, twitter @LennyTheHero, or jump on the Standíng Fíerce Facebook page

register in the thread we have made!!!

So we've been offered a very special place to take part in AuckLAN 2014.

For those that don't know, AuckLAN events have been taking place since around 2010 and consists of only PC games...until now.

This year they have opened up the tournament to include console games and with that they have let us have 2 games.
These 2 games are of course going to be our 2 most popular games:
Super Street Fighter 4 AE2012 and Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3.

Of course those aren't the only 2 things you can enter. Beerpong anyone?

The prizes for first place for both games is a Razer Atrox Arcade stick, kindly given to them by our friends at Livewire Gaming.

So if you are on the fence due to price look at it like this.

Event starts 6pm Friday. Finishes 12pm Sunday

Now the calculator on my phone tells me that that is 42 hours.

So dividing the ticket price which is $80 down to an hourly rate, it works out to be $1.90 an hour.

Cheap az chipz eah

42 hours of non-stop gaming, they have showers at the venue to stay fresh, I'm gonna be there the whole time guys so you will all be stuck with me.

Plus they have an OPEN BAR. 

Did I mention BEER PONG

Hit the link for further details on the tournament, sponsors, prizes, and on how to secure your place in the tournament.

Hope to see a lot of people entering this as this will be the lead up to something special happening in July (SSV QUALIFIER)
This will also be used to seed for not only that but also for NATIONALS 2014

Hope to see everyone there.....oh and yes, we will be streaming.