March 16-18 20182000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337, USA

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.


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 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!"

Refund policy: You will receive a full refund if you request one before January 18, 2018. Between January 18, 2018 through Feb 18, 2018 you will receive a partial refund (The full game fee and half of the venue fee) due to several operational cost. No Refunds of any kind will be issued after Feb 18, 2018 since it's within the last 4 weeks of the event.

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 registers before Feb 14, 2018 (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 register after Feb 14, 2018 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!

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:


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 and Sat)
  • 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:

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!


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SinglesStreet Fighter V: Arcade Edition
SinglesDRAGON BALL FighterZ

Tekken 7

SinglesTEKKEN 7
Echo FoxSonicFox
Dominique McLean
Christopher Gonzalez
Ryo Nozaki
undefinedNot Enough Damage
TPCNot Enough Damage
Eddie Mu
undefinedJoey D
CircaJoey D
Joey D'Alessandro
Elvis Mack
Cole Tocci
undefinedForever King
HZRDSForever King
Christian Quiles
Allen Hou
Phillip Prophete
Jeronte Latham



Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337, USA

Getting There

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.


Contact Info

Tournament Admins
Josh McWhorter
Patrick Smith
undefinedHarvey Byrdman
FRHarvey Byrdman
Jordan Harvey
Larry S Dixon Jr
Shonda Dixon
undefinedTrill SHOLA



The rules in this section apply to all games, unless noted otherwise in the game-specific rule sections.

Tournament Structure: All brackets will be double elimination. For most games on the event line-up, each individual tournament set will be best 2-out-of-3 games until Winners, Losers, and Grand Finals, which are best 3-out-of-5 games. Some games will run longer sets throughout the entire bracket, which will be noted in the game-specific rule sections.

Tournament Etiquette: Competitors are expected to check-in with their pool runners shortly before the starting time for that pool. You should not leave the tournament area without first asking permission from the bracket runner. You will be disqualified if you do not report to your matches in a timely manner. The winner of each match must report their victories to the bracket runner so that they can be recorded in the bracket.

Game Version: All multiplatform games will be ran on their US PS4 version and played with default game settings (timer, damage, handicap, etc.) unless noted otherwise. The latest game patches will be used. DLC characters will be permitted as long as they have been made available for at least one week prior to the event's starting date.

Controller Legality: You must provide your own controller and/or converter for any game that you play. Brook converters are allowed. Cronus Max Plus and Titan One converters are banned. The legality of all specific controllers and converters will be left to the tournament organizer's discretion.

Controller Desyncing for Playstation 4 Games: When you sit down for your match, it is YOUR responsibility to delete the old controller pairings from the previous matches, NOT the responsibility of the players who were previously on that station. THIS APPLIES TO ALL PLAYERS, NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF CONTROLLER THAT YOU USE (stick, wired pad, wireless pad, etc). Make sure to delete all unused bluetooth devices from the system menu whenever you get ready to play a tournament match. If a non-competitor's controller disrupts your match, then you or your opponent must delete that controller from the system, then continue playing as if there was no interference. If a disruption turns off the system entirely, then you must replay the game that was interrupted, using the same settings (characters, stage, etc) and maintaining the current game & set win count.

Control Configuration Options: All configurable button settings and macros via the in-game controller configuration menu (ex: 3-punches, one-button dash) are allowed. Hardware programmable input entry, rapid-fire, or other hardware assisted mechanisms are strictly forbidden.

Character Select:

Blind pick may be requested before a set begins in order to prevent counterpicking at the character select screen during the first game of a set. If blind pick is called, then both players must individually tell the bracket runner the characters, teams, etc. that they plan to use for that game. Those choices must then be selected at the character select screen.

Any player using “Random Select” to pick their character, must “Random Select” again if they win the match, provided that there is no way to pick a certain character in the random box.

If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds, the match will be random stage select.

The winner of each game must keep the same character/team/etc. for the next game of the set. The loser can change his/her selection for the next game.

There is a maximum of 60 seconds allowed between games in a set, and there is NO COACHING ALLOWED!

Rules During Gameplay:

Accidentally pausing the game at any time during the fight will force you to forfeit the current round. The only exceptions are in cases of "inevitable defeat," such as pausing during a cinematic super attack that is guaranteed to KO the other character anyway.

Glitches that halt gameplay entirely (e.g. anything that causes the game to freeze/reset) and exploits that are only possible via hacking or modifying the game are banned. Other glitches will be judged at the tournament organizers' discretion.

Ties: A draw does not count as a win for either player unless the game itself says otherwise (as in: the in-game win counter increases for one or both players). If no win is awarded to either player within the game itself, then there's no change to the score, and the game must be replayed with the same settings (character, stage, etc).

Audio Equipment: Players may connect their own audio gear (such as headphones, mixamps, and/or external speakers) to the tournament stations so that they can more easily hear the in-game audio. However, any audio equipment that interferes with other tournament equipment or impedes the other player's ability to hear the game audio (such as muting the monitor audio output) is not permitted. If both players wish to use their own audio gear but have no way to connect both of their equipment at the same time, then they must rock-paper-scissors for the privilege of using it in game 1 of the set, with the loser of each game having the option to use his or her equipment in the next game of the set.

Reporting Rule Violations: Rule violations must be reported to tournament staff at the time they occur. Otherwise, they might be ignored. If a player pauses the game to report a rule violation, and the tournament staff concludes that no such violation has occurred, then the player who paused will be penalized accordingly.

Collusion: Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Organizer determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.


  • See the official Capcom Pro Tour rules page for detailed tournament rules. Specifically, check "EXHIBIT B: CAPCOM PRO TOUR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES" near the bottom of the page.
  • Kanzuki Beach and Skies of Honor stages are banned.



  • Tournament Structure: best 3-out-of-5 games for ALL sets
  • Control Configuration Options: Each player is allowed to turn special control options (Auto Combo, Easy Hyper Combo, Auto Super Jump) On or Off.
  • Character Select: The winner of each game must keep the exact same team (including stone) for the next game of the set but may switch the order of characters as the game begins.


  • Tournament Structure: best 3-out-of-5 games for ALL sets
  • Character Select: The winner of a game must keep the same character and variation for the next game of the set.


  • Game Version: US Nintendo Switch
  • Game Settings: LAN Mode, Round Points = 2, Skill Level = Off, Stage = Fixed Battle Arena
  • Character Select: The loser of a game may change fighter Pokemon for the next game of the set. Both players may change assist sets and cheer type between games.
  • Bring Your Own Switch: ALL players are expected to have their own Switch console on hand. Switch docks and network adapters will be provided at the tournament stations for you to use, but you must provide your own console with your own controller and copy of the game. Connect your console to the provided dock when playing a tournament match, and take your console with you when you're done.
  • All Controller Types are legal at this event! If you are using any wireless controllers please make sure to de-sync your controllers properly before leaving the station. Failure to do so can result in disqualification from the event.

Tournament stations are to be run in docked mode and directly connected to each other via ethernet adapters. Make sure that the console's network settings match the values below by navigating to this system menu option: System Settings > Internet > Internet Settings > Wired Connection > Change Settings.

  • IP Address Settings: Manual
    • IP Address: (for player 1) / (for player 2)
    • Subnet Mask:
    • Gateway:
  • DNS Settings: Manual
    • Primary DNS:
    • Secondary DNS:
  • Proxy Settings: Off
  • MTU: 1400
  • Autoconnect: ON

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 2 AKA "Old Man Problems!" Standard 2/3 matches double elimnation. winners, losers, and grand finals are 3/5.

  • Game Version: Arcade Cabinet

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 2 TURBO Standard 2/3 matches double elimination. Winners, losers, and grand finals are 3/5.

  • Game Version: Arcade Cabinet

STREET FIGHTER III: THIRD STRIKE Standard 2/3 matches double elimination. Winners, losers, and grand finals are 3/5.

  • Game Version: Arcade Cabinet


  • All rules are covered in the UNIVERSAL GAME RULES section.


  • All rules are covered in the UNIVERSAL GAME RULES section.


  • All rules are covered in the UNIVERSAL GAME RULES section.


  • All rules are covered in the UNIVERSAL GAME RULES section.


Any tournament under 128 man entrees equals a Top 3 payout:

  • 1st place 70%
  • 2nd place 20%
  • 3rd place 10%

Any tournament over 128 entrees equals a top 4 payout:

  • 1st place 60%
  • 2nd place 25
  • 3rd place 10%
  • 4th place 5%