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Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more

Posted by SFilp
March 26, 2013 at 8:57 p.m. PDT
Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more Coming up this weekend on March 29-31, we have one of the biggest tournaments this year in the fighting game community, Final Round. Some of the best players are coming from around the world to participate including Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz and many more.

In addition to the normal tournaments, they will be hosting a few special events including a Curleh Mustache team tournament, Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational and a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 exhibition.

Hit the jump to check out the full details.

Final Round 16


The Run Down: Final Round 16 will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on March 29-31 and is hosted by Larry "ShinBlanka" Dixon. There will be tons of different singles and team tournaments held for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Melty Blood: AA, King of Fighters 13, Persona 4 Arena, Dead or Alive 5, Mortal Kombat 9 and more.

There will be a few special events going on this weekend including a Curleh Mustache team tournament, a Capcom hosted Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational, a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament and exhibition, and a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 5v5 event. Additionally, Namco Bandai has a $5,000 prize bonus for TTT2 singles and Team Ninja has added a $5,000 pot bonus to the top 8 of Dead or Alive 5.

Who's expected to show: Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, AGE|NYChrisG, WW|Ryan Hart, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, RZR|Latif, coL|FlipinoChamp, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone, EMP|Dieminion, AGE|Knives, AGE|Fanatiq, MH|RayRay, EMP|Sanford Kelly, Moons, TA|Frutsy, Flocker, EG|fLoE, UVG|Noel Brown, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JDCR, AGE|Flash Metroid, Neo, Chris Schmidt, CORN|Sethlolol, CORN|FootWork, OMG Itz Andre, DJ Huoshen, FR|RoachKing, FR|TooMuchDamage, NYCFab, FightingGM, RIP, RyRy, IGT|Unkn0wn, KaneBlueRiver and more.

Who to look out for: In UMvC3, AGE|NYChrisG is still the player to beat, as he's rarely lost as of late, but EG|PR Balrog, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|Justin Wong and coL|Filipino Champ will be looking to dethrone the current champion. Several other players should give these guys a great run for their money as well. The Marvel bracket is incredibly stacked this year.

For Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Infiltration is flying into the states once again, and he's definitely the person to look out for, as he's been demolishing nearly everyone he plays. He'll have to contend with CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, EG|PR Balrog, WW|Ryan Hart, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|Diemion, RZR|Latif, WolfKrone and more.

Streaming duties: There will be six different streams for this event; Team Spooky, FunkyP, SixFortyFive and GoForBroke, along with a Mortal Kombat stream.

Schedule: Streams are starting at the following times for each day.
• Friday - 11 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. GMT,
• Saturday - 7 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. GMT
• Sunday - 6 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. GMT.

You can check out the full jam packed schedule on Final Round's official website.


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Message from Larry "ShinBlanka" Dixon


I would like to WELCOME TEAM NINJA to the FINAL ROUND family as our latest sponsor. I would like to personally thank Tom Lee for spearheading this effort for the DOA5 community as Team Ninja will be donating $5000 towards the top 8 qualifiers at FR16! There's more exciting news coming for the hypest tournament in the MILKY WAY!!!! We would also like to announce that CAPCOM is throwing a special Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational event and will be providing DLC codes for their newest release over the live stream throughout the 3 day event and onsite for the people that are going to attend FR16.

We have been surprised with so many international players coming on their own efforts to compete at FR16. With confirmed players from Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Israel, Poland, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Canada, Japan's own FRB AO, "FRB|Abegen", "FRB|VX_Dante" with more to come, Korea's "Infiltration" and "Laugh" and AND MAYBE OTHERS, and the lastest is the Australian 2012 SBO UMVC3 Qualifier and Shadowloo Showdown Top 8 Placer Anthony Nguyen "Antman" coming to the DIRTY SOUTH to make this years FINAL ROUND a true international event! With all of the great USA players attending FINAL ROUND 16 GETS HYPER AND HYPER each day we get closer to the event! Are you going to miss this event live? I would hope not, but if you can't attend then you better be watching the streams all three days.

FINAL ROUND 16 stands to be THE MOST intense/hype event of the FGC this year! With the great players from around the world and With probably 75% of the top USA players in attendance to PROTECT THIS HOUSE from our rivals from across the sea's this will be an action packed weekend that you will not want to miss. With the event starting on friday March 29, 2013 with the special exhibitions:

CURLEH MUSTACHE BATTLE ROYAL "Umvc3 WORLD Regional battle 5v5 team event"
DARK STALKERS RESSURECTION "8 man single elim exhibition"
IFL Regional Rumble "TTT2 WORLD regional 5v5 team event"

and that's just to get you warmed up for the main course events that will be streamed all 3 days on the following channels.

Listed below are our 3 primary streams:

Stream #1 http://www.twitch.tv/teamsp00ky
Stream #2 http://www.twitch.tv/funkyp
Stream #3 http://www.twitch.tv/sixfortyfive

Here's the list of the countries/states attending FR16:

36 US states, DC, and Puerto Rico
3 Canadian provinces: Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia
14 international countries - Dominican Replublic ( VgX EMP|Gross, VxG EMP|DR Ray), Singapore (Xian, Zhi and others), Brazil (Blue Link), Japan (Team FINALROUNDBATS "FRB" ), Israel (2 dudes), Korea (Knee, JDCR for TTT2, Poongko, Kensou, Infiltration, Laugh for kof13, sfxt, sf4), Spain, Poland, Mexico( Frutsy, EM Wolf, and more), Australia (Antman), Dubai, Haiti, Chile (Kane Blueriver), England (Ryan Hart), Saudi Arabia for our international stars that have made their way to FR16 on their own effort to make the GLOBAL SATURATION COMPLETE! Please go to http://www.finalround.org/schedule.cfm to get the schedule for your viewing pleasure! Sit back, open 3 web browser screens, and enjoy FR16!

Comments

MisterVinuto said on March 26, 2013 at 5:48 p.m.

marlin pie attending for marvel?
and happy to see Abegen coming back for marvel

#1
SteadiestShark said on March 26, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

Much respect to Team Ninja for getting involved!

#2
HiryuMK said on March 26, 2013 at 5:57 p.m.

No Daigo?

#3
NvhA said on March 26, 2013 at 5:58 p.m.

Xian will be there too I think. None of the MCZ trio will be there.

#4
Bowie said on March 26, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.

According to FR site, SEONWOO LEE (INFILTRATION) and RYAN AHN (LAUGH) are confirmed

http://oi46.tinypic.com/25gqw4y.jpg

I'm just saying

#5
Kakashi92 said on March 26, 2013 at 6:07 p.m.

I guess Flocker is good enough to be mentioned twice haha. I can't wait for Final Round! bring the hype!

#6
Deckard_Cain said on March 26, 2013 at 6:13 p.m.

Biggest Tekken tournament of the year and Eventhubs has no pulse on what is happening from the Tekken side. Instead we better watch out for the same 4 people we see at every Marvel Major and Infiltration for AE. Way to do even the smallest amount of research.

#7
Just_drink_oe said on March 26, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#8
LK said on March 26, 2013 at 6:22 p.m.

The Machine returns?! against Infiltration the Demon?

#9
ForTheViolence said on March 26, 2013 at 6:22 p.m.

im not even a tekken player and I know this is going to be the biggest tekken tournament of the year. Come on eventhubs, help those guys out.

#10
ForTheViolence said on March 26, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

I also want to say the funky p stream was very good last year.

#11
Zero said on March 26, 2013 at 6:31 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#12
DevilMaySpy said on March 26, 2013 at 6:38 p.m.

MarlinPie is guaranteed for Marvel on Saturday, but not Curleh. He's trying to get his flight rescheduled to arrive earlier so he can participate for Team Asia.

#13
UltraTien said on March 26, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#14
LavellUp said on March 26, 2013 at 7:12 p.m.

The biggest tekken tournament i heard of this year was in japan and was 5vs5 plus there was 128 teams

#15
Jookey said on March 26, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

Cannot wait.

#16
riceface said on March 26, 2013 at 7:28 p.m.

i love these little pro tournaments

#17
BaroqueObama said on March 26, 2013 at 7:54 p.m.

I can confirm ABEGEN will attend the event. He won the qualifier to come over here for free and has been posting about his attendance on twitter for weeks. VXDante and one other Japanese player will be there as well, I forget who.

#18
Boba said on March 26, 2013 at 8:56 p.m.

wonder if kusoru is going to final found

#19
Smorgasboard said on March 26, 2013 at 9:22 p.m.

Unless kusoru is sponsored, I doubt he'll be coming over.

Final round is the Evo for Tekken. At least recognise that.

#20
BaroqueObama said on March 26, 2013 at 9:36 p.m.

Kusoru is not making it over.

#21
MCHAWKING said on March 26, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.

Laugh and Infiltration flying over with no sponsor? Maybe they are getting the ticket from their new sponsor, hopefully reveal this weekend. Here's hoping for team EG to make the rivalry between MCZ and EG really big.

#22
rakuko said on March 26, 2013 at 11:05 p.m.

"VX_Daunte" <- typo?

#23
RealPrismsword said on March 26, 2013 at 11:46 p.m.

Imagine if Infiltration signs up for Marvel at the door to reveal that he has been practicing in secret and is ready to show what he has learned? That would be pretty awesome.

#24
Echo01 said on March 27, 2013 at 1:38 a.m.

Does seem strange that there is no mention of the Tekken side of things. I mean, I don't even remember seeing the Iron Fist League being promoted on EH - correct me if I'm wrong.

#25
Chrisuchiwa said on March 27, 2013 at 1:49 a.m.

You should also mention the Curleh Mustache invitational event 5 vs 5. It is the main event on Friday. Also there are 2 other events

8 men invitational event of Darkstalkers Resurrection, single elimination.

TTT2 5 vs 5 event double elimination

#26
HolyGhost said on March 27, 2013 at 1:50 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#27
Chrisuchiwa said on March 27, 2013 at 1:52 a.m.

@25, This is not a secret anymore, He actually play Marvel and played a lot of Matches at Justin house.

#28
Struggs said on March 27, 2013 at 1:54 a.m.

A lot of dumb people here in the comments who can't read saying to mention stuff the story already says. TTT2, Curleh stache and more is mentioned. Learn to read.

#29
sarif2soon said on March 27, 2013 at 4:05 a.m.

don't screw this up, poongko.

#30
chobits55 said on March 27, 2013 at 5:50 a.m.

lets go see cheap stuff!

#31
lorcatomic said on March 27, 2013 at 7:03 a.m.

el kane se los va a garchar a todos...

#32
lorcatomic said on March 27, 2013 at 7:04 a.m.

el kane se los va a garchar a todos!...

#33
Scrawtvermillion said on March 27, 2013 at 7:47 a.m.

Looking forward to some melty, sadly this is one of the few tournaments that still shows some love for melty. GET HYPE

#34
corpsedust said on March 27, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.

lmao @ CORN on the whos coming list, they havnt done ish like im supposed to get hype for them or something

#35
ForTheViolence said on March 27, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.

@36 exactly, what tournaments have they placed in minus alucard doing decent in sf4?

#36
DandyCheeks said on March 27, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Infiltration might finally be dethroned. Last time Poongko played him Poongko won 5-2 I believe. I'm not site the score but Poongko did win.

#37
Taateflaske said on March 27, 2013 at 11:03 a.m.

CORN|Sethlolol got 3rd place in SFxT at the 25th anniversary tournament.

#38
MasterOfMagnet said on March 27, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.

I hope someone defeat Infiltration.

I dont like his style.

#39
Ronin said on March 27, 2013 at 1:18 p.m.

Yes! Final Round! So many strong players coming to compete. Its gonna be a blast.

#40
pwince said on March 27, 2013 at 4:33 p.m.

Already here at t3h Hilton! ANYONE PLAY BLAZGREEN!?!?!? I'm down to money match ASAP! Also down for sf4 casuals btw

#41
DevilMaySpy said on March 27, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.

Mortal Kombat will be on Twitch.TV/StreamofTheHut

Via: http://testyourmight.com/threads/mort...

#42
spotlesseden said on March 27, 2013 at 7:56 p.m.

why madcatz send Daigo, tokido, and mago back to Japan? They should stay here for one more week. Poongko beat Infiltration in Korean many time and lose many time too. One time he lost 10-1 to Infiltration, then won the real tournament 3-2 against Infiltration

#43
Batsu said on March 27, 2013 at 10:37 p.m.

can't wait for that darkstalkers invitational

#44
BoozerX said on March 28, 2013 at 7:44 a.m.

Xian vs Infiltration LETS GO!!!

#45
Unk_Br said on March 28, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

THANK GOD NO BIFUTEKI THIS TIME AROUND!!!!!

#46
Emp_tri_force said on March 28, 2013 at 11:08 p.m.

^

#47
ShinOni65 said on March 30, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.

Proudstrawberry, where are you! God he'd blow up big time. Too bad he said he's not interested in tournaments...

#48
RealPrismsword said on April 2, 2013 at 4:53 p.m.

@29; I meant that he practiced more in secret beyond that (I already saw some of the archived clips of him at Justin's house.

I should have been more descriptive.

#49


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