FINAL ROUND LLC proudly presents: FINAL ROUND 2018
Date/Location: March 16-18, 2018 Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta 30337
Hello everyone, this is Larry. We can't wait to host you guys/girls again! This will mark our second year at the convention center. Of course I personally would like to thank the players of the FGC, vendors, and the sponsors that have supported FINAL ROUND throughout the years because without you guys there wouldn't be any FINAL ROUND or scene!
First off with the positive feedback from attendees about the venue size last year we are back at the convention center again. With a 37,500 sqft exhibit hall to make sure every game event at FR2018 is in one room and not spread out like the dragon balls in different rooms! This will make it easier for those that like to compete in multiple games to be in the same room as the rest of the games! All of our online registration will be handled through smash.gg from the start. Doing this we will allow us to be able to produce pools for every game within the week the online registration was closed. No more waiting for pools a few hours before the event starts to know when you play.
let me say this right now in all caps: THERE WILL BE NO DOOR REGISTRATION FOR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT GAMES AT FINAL ROUND MOVING FORWARD FROM THIS DAY UNTIL THE END OF TIME!
I've tried to be fair to those who don't have PayPal, but the time has come to stop door registration with an event of FR's size in order to ensure that we have a good schedule and that nothing changes in the last minutes before the event. It's just not fair to the majority of those that pre-register early to cater to the few by causing possible scheduling issues. With that said, please make sure you put all of your correct information in the smash.gg registration form in order to properly seed you by state/region/team sponsor. Make sure you use the proper tag name if you're a sponsored player.
The full schedule, floor plan, and streaming schedule will be released in a timely manner so those who plan to attend can do so properly. Some games will have TWO-day pools to avoid the possible scheduling conflicts. So, if you are going to compete, I would advise you plan to be here for all three days if you're attending FR20!
You can find a tentative schedule of the event here. More information, such as stream schedules and specific pool times, will be added to this as we approach the event.
Online Registration for your games are up now and you will receive a discount on the badge price based on the schedule below:
Early bird Online special $45 Player Badge if you register BEFORE November 10, 2017
$55 Player Badge if you register online BETWEEN November 10, 2017- December 31, 2017
$70 Player Badge Registration online BETWEEN January 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Badge pick-up times:
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM EST to end-of-day
$30 Spectator fee. Children under the age of 10 (accompanied with parent) are free to spectate unless they are competing and elderly (ages 50 +) are also free to spectate. We will also have a lost badge fee of $10 for those that misplace your badge during the event, but you must show "PROOF OF PURCHASE" to receive the lost badge fee. If you "CAN NOT SHOW PROOF" of purchase you will have to PAY THE FULL BADGE AMOUNT TO ENTER THE EVENT AGAIN! If you are competing in ANY singles/teams/exhibition/side tournament at "FR2018 YOU MUST GET A COMPETITOR'S BADGE TO COMPETE DURING FR2018!"
IMPORTANT MESSAGE INCOMING: "We will have a clear bag policy at Final Round throughout the three day event schedule. We found outside food bags and several beer cans/bottles last year by pool stations that could get us fined by the facility. We also had 3 PS4s stolen at FR last year! With those issues popping up we have to start and enforce this rule moving forward."
With that being said, we at Final Round LLC will provide everyone who pre-registers at least 4 weeks before the event (to FR 2018 only) a FREE clear Final Round book bag! It's big enough to not only hold a joystick, but it will also have room for other things you may want to carry. Spectators must also have clear bags in order to enter the event area! Spectators on site and competitors that pre-register within 4 weeks of the event date will either have to buy their own clear bag or purchase them at the venue for $20 Thank you for understanding why this is happening moving forward.
We will have one hoodie design and two types of FR 2018 T-shirts for purchase, but only one T-shirt will be available for preorder online until 4 weeks before the event. Our new logo is hot and that will be on our new standard event T-shirts that is optional to purchase online at $15 or $20 at the event. Our 2nd T-shirt will be a special/limited edition only to be sold on site!
We care about our attendants and since we aren't in a hotel venue anymore we went out and got a group rate hotel rooms at several hotels. We have the hotel that is right next to the event venue is the Marriott. This location cost more than our usual group rate, but it's right next to the venue so no catching a shuttle to the event. Our second hotel is the Crowne Plaza over by Spondivits. This hotel has smoking or non smoking rooms and is closer to the price range you are use to when attending FR. To reserve a room under the FINAL ROUND 2018 group rate you would need to click on the following links or call the hotel directly at:
GROUP LINKS WILL BE POSTED AT A LATER DATE.
Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway: 4047631544 Crowne plaza Atlanta Airport: 4047686660
I have 300 rooms reserved at the Marriott and 100 rooms reserved at the Crowne Plaza. Please reserve them asap because the sooner we sell these rooms the more likely they will release more rooms to our group. They will release more rooms but only if we sell our group out early! Remember they sell rooms to other people outside of our group rate. This year since we now know that the convention center has to close at 10:30pm each day with no exceptions we are going to have a 24 hour arcade/byoc ballroom at the Marriott gateway!
We want to give you a place to play all night if you choose to without being cramp 20 deep in one bedroom! This will be free to everyone attending FR 2018! We have no ability to have a 24 hour venue in our main exhibit hall, but hopefully this is the next best thing!
Here's the list of games that are on the official tournament line up, with the scheduled days for the singles brackets noted in parenthesis. All games are on PS4 and cost $10 apiece to enter unless noted otherwise. All games will be run in double elimination brackets, and most of them will be split into pools.
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (Fri and Sat)
- DragonBall FighterZ (Sat)
- Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (Fri)
- Tekken 7 FR (Fri)
- Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Fri)
- Injustice 2 (Sat)
- Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 (Sat)
- BlazBlue Central Fiction (Fri)
- Pokken Tournament DX (Switch) (Sat)
- Street Fighter Alpha 2 AKA "Old man problems!" (Arcade) (Fri)
- Street Fighter III 3rd Strike (Arcade) (Sat)
- Super Street Figher 2 Turbo (Arcade) (Sat)
All team/community events will be must held on Friday March 16, 2018 or Sunday March 18, 2018 as this is the only day's we have available to run them in a timely manner. All team/exhibitions/community events must get approved by ME to be ran at FR2018 period! Any "community event" will be ran by the communities that requested their game to be played at FR2018. We would just need some help with the systems/games and you will have an area to play and run the tournament. All community events registration will be at the door only, but you can register for your badge online.
If you've been to FR you know we always have an arcade for everyone to enjoy as it helps remind our younger generation where this scene came from! With that being said we want to bring back the old school arcade tournament at FR2018. Just like the old school arcade scene you will have to register for your game at the event, but you can take advantage of the early bird online pay for your badges.
We will have multiple streams for FR2018 for those who cannot attend the event to get a small taste of the event, but we will not have dedicated game streams unless the producers of the game sponsor those streams. Getting a new venue comes with a new venue cost and I can't afford to have 6 streams dedicated to a genre of gaming without sponsorship help. This isn't a slight to any group of players but I can't afford it anymore. We will try to put as many games on stream in an even fashion, but no promises will be made. If you want to see everything at FR2018 you should attend so that you can take it all in TBH. We are glad to have the following streamers for FR2018:
- CPT - http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters
- FunkyP - http://www.twitch.tv/funkyp
- KombatNetwork - http://www.twitch.tv/kombatnetwork
- Bifuteki - http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki
- DATA FGC - http://www.twitch.tv/datafgc
The cosplay event will be back with a twist. We will have 3 categories to compete in this year! We will have best in gaming, best in anime, and best technical. Cosplay contest will be on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 5PM EST. We cannot wait to see everyone back this year and hopefully some new faces also!
We are looking to improve on each years event to make sure you guys have a great time at Final Round every time you attend! Thank you for the continued support!
2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337, USA
If you are traveling via airplane, the "ATL SkyTrain" gives the GICC a convenience unique among convention centers: guests can land at the airport, take a free ride to the GICC, and be there in a matter of a few minutes. The GICC station is the first stop along the ATL SkyTrain, transporting passengers from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The second and final stop is the new airport Rental Car Center (RCC). If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel you would just take the free shuttle to the airport and then catch the "ATL SkyTrain" to the venue.