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:


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. 

WHAT UP FGC! Kurt and Dave of Standing Fierce proudly present:


Date: Saturday November 30th
Price: $10 registration fee +$10 per game (Registration closes 28th of November).

Venue: Garrisons Public House, Sylvia Park Shopping Complex, Auckland

Well It's almost that time of the year again, and what better way to kick off the Christmas holidays than to come along to the fourth installment of everyone's favourite end of year tournament!

For Xmas Damager this year we decided, that along with our standard tournament setup, we would take shit back to the old school of hype with an exclusive Marvel vs Capcom 2 invitational tournament!!!
This features an invite only, 8 man bracket made up of some of the best Marvel 2 players this country has to offer.


Of course if you aren't a Marvel 2 aficionado you can still come along and enter into our Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag 2 or Marvel vs Capcom 3 brackets!

And If that still hasn't caught your attention, then just come along and kick it with Dave, Kurt and the Standing Fierce homies over a couple brews while watching some hype matches!!!
Open Tournament Games (open to anyone):

Super Street Fighter 4 AE2012
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Invite Only:
Marvel vs Capcom 2

Double Elimination Brackets
A required minimum of 8 people per game.

Make sure if you are 18 or older you bring along your ID and some spending money. If you are not quite old enough yet, don't worry you can still come along and join in the fun as long as you bring a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

All discussion, news and rules about the event can be found here:

Registrations can be found here:

So make sure to get practicing and get registered! 


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. 

First Blood Poster
Standing Fierce, in association with Mad Catz and Tritton are proud to present the first tournament of 2014:


Saturday March 8th

10am until 9pm

At the Auckland Rose Park Hotel (

$15 registration fee +$10 per game. Registration closes Friday 7th of March.

Time to get serious, Christmas time is over and it is a brand new year. That means: BRAND NEW CHAMPIONS

With the pending release of Ultra Street Fighter 4, this could be the last chance to be the winner of a Super Street Fighter 4 tournament!

Last year was quite a busy year for us and this year looks to be just as jam packed with events, so what better way to kick off then by coming along and jamming out and catching up with everyone.

Not only that, but we MIGHT* have some kind of raffle going on for something cool, but you need to be there on the day to find out.

We will be finalizing details about our stream which we will be running, this year we are hoping to run streams at all our major events, so if you have thought about being a commentator, come down and you might be one of the lucky few that gets a go at commentating matches.

So official tournament games will be:

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012
Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Street Fighter X Tekken
Killer Instinct*

As always if there aren't enough tournament entrants then we won't run a tournament.
Double Elimination Brackets
A required minimum of 8 people per game.
*A required minimum of 16 people are needed for Killer Instinct.

Registrations can be found here: ... f=1&t=1050

Rules and Regulations:

Tournament Rules: 
Standard Standing Fierce tournament rules apply. Please see here: ... 0&offset=0

So make sure to get practicing and get registered! 

Xbox One and Mad Catz proudly presents, in association with Standing


The worlds FIRST EVER Xbox one Killer Instinct fighting game tournament.

Not only that, but we will also have four, YES, FOUR, Madcatz TE Round 2 Fight Sticks available for use during the tournament and the weekend.

With the imminent release of the Xbox One, we have been given the opportunity to showcase one of it's launch day titles, Killer Instinct.

For those familiar with the original games, you have a lot to look forward to. With improved graphics and games system, you will not be disappointed.

For you younger generation, this game is an excellent starting point to begin your journey into the FGC (Fighting Games Community). Easy to pick up controls, yet hard to master combo systems, you will be hooked from the first round.

Thanks to Xbox One, we will be running a 2 day, 32 man bracket, double elimination tournament.

Located at the Adversity Gaming booth, who will be running casual Black Ops 2 and Halo games for all to enjoy, we will be running the tournament over both days, with Saturday being the main tournament and Sunday being the top 8 players

battling it out for prizes and the undying GLORY of being the FIRST EVER PERSON IN THE WORLD TO WIN AN XBOX ONE KILLER INSTINCT TOURNAMENT!!

Anyone who is interested, head over to and register up to the site. Sign up in the Killer Instinct registrations thread and turn up on Saturday.

Alternatively we will also be taking registrations on the day from opening until 11am. The tournament will begin at 11.30am SHARP.

Full rules will be posted at and we will go over them again on the day.

Any questions either ask on the site, hit up our facebook page or send them to

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Now hit up the youtubes and to get an idea of how the game plays and get ready to scream out: