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Community: The Australian FGC Episode 09 - Colin "Colonov" Tan

The last episode filmed from the Queensland major Buttonsmash features Australia’s best King of Fighters XIII player – Colin “Colonov” Tan. A long-time top player in Queensland in multiple games, Colonov had an unbroken streak of KOFXIII titles in local majors for almost eighteen months – until Adelaide’s Falco broke his streak at Buttonsmash. Colin has done so much for the Australian KOF scene and has brought up so many new KOF top players, such as Sam Baxter from Brisbane who got 2nd place in KOF at Buttonsmash.

Colin owns the House of Ham, a gamerhouse which is the training and social hub of the Queensland top player circle, and is also a proficient streamer, streaming his show Beyond the Hype and local matches/sets. In this episode we talk about growing the Queensland scene, Colin’s history with KOF and fighting games, the top player mentality, the social side of fighting games, relationship advice and much more. Hope you guys like the episode, and I hope to see you all this weekend at BAM6 in Melbourne!

BAM 6 is an Official Qualifier for South East Asia Majors 2014 and also a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Event fighting game tournament. A 3 day event with Friday night exhibitions and interstate rivalry matches. Friday pre-event dinner at the Kodiak Club and post-event casuals, money matches & exhibitions in Richmond CCH. Spectator passes only $5 one day or $10 weekend.

The New Challengers: A Free Tournament for New Players: In keeping with our aims to be welcoming and inclusive to new players, BAM6 will have a free SFIV tournament exclusively for any players who has never before won a game in a major event. Spectator pass holders can join in – make your tournament debut or play for fun and win a Razer Atrox stick with custom art by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz.

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