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Final Round 17 preview: Infiltration, GamerBee, K-Brad, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, NuckleDu - 5th character reveal, USF4 location test

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • March 11, 2014 at 9 p.m. PDT

This is going to be a very exciting weekend for fighting game fans, as Final Round 17 is happening in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 5th character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be officially unveiled, there will be a location test for the game, plus more live streams than you can shake a stick at.

Also, there will be a ton of great fighting game tournaments featuring players like Infiltration, AVM|GamerBee, FNEX|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|NuckleDu, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|IFC Yipes, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone and more.

For a complete breakdown of Final Round 17, hit the jump to view our preview.

Final Round 17 events details


Final Round 17
March 14-16, 2014
Hilton Atlanta Airport
Atlanta, Georgia

Top players in attendance: Infiltration, AVM|GamerBee, FNEX|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|NuckleDu, Filipino Champ, EMP|IFC Yipes, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone, CEO|CJ Truth, BT|Angelic, Neo, VHS|Cloud805, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Marvelo, CTRL|RayRay, UVG|Noel Brown and many more.

Notable details: The 5th character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be revealed here.

Final Round 17 is part of the Capcom ProTour series, and a Capcom Cup qualifier. Also $2,000 will be provided by Capcom as a pot bonus for the top 8 players.

There will be an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test, Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 3 will be held on Friday, there will be a classic arcade room, Capcom Ultra party and a cosplay contest.

Streams: Team Sp00ky, Capcom Fighters, FunkyP, Kombat Network and 6:45.

Event schedule


All times EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 - START TIME: 2:00 PM
Curleh Mustache Battle Royal (360)
Tekken Tag 5v5 (PS3)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Singles (PS3)
Street Fighter x Tekken Singles (360)
Mortal Kombat 9 Singles (360)
King of Fighters XIII Singles (PS3)
Soul Calibur V Singles (PS3)

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 - START TIME: 10:00 AM
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v. 2012 Singles (360)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Singles (PS3)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Singles (360)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Singles (360)
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Singles (PS3)
Killer Instinct Singles (XB1)

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 - START TIME: 11:00 AM
Top 8/16 Streaming Schedule

Team Sp00ky:
11:00-01:00 - Injustice: Gods Among Us Top 8
01:00-04:00 - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Top 8
04:00-06:00 - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Top 8
07:00-12:00 - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v. 2012 Top 16

FunkyP:
11:00-01:00 - BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Top 8
01:00-04:00 - Killer Instinct Top 16

Tip from Bloody_hado.

Comments

bagel_bytez said on March 11, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.

Can't wait for 5 th :D

#1
ishh said on March 11, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

NYCHRISG*

#2
ibukkeke said on March 11, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

no top japanese players.... meh
hype for the 5th character tho.

#3
wayofBushinRyu said on March 11, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

Looks like the 5th character reveal is being held off until Saturday.

#4
spotlesseden said on March 11, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

SF4 --> Infiltration
mvc3 -> ChirsG, unless he has to play against DQ.

#5
ROSHINOBI said on March 11, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

I plead the 5th!!!! Bout time.

#6
Akua said on March 11, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

I think Gamerbee or PR Rog will take this one.

#7
GammaChemical said on March 11, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

its a racoon

#8
ROSHINOBI said on March 11, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

I hope Gamerbee wins' it with his Adon...he's a genius with tha king.

#9
MetroCityPub said on March 11, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

If the 5th is a gag character...I would be so salty.

#10
DunnDeal said on March 11, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

Hopefully we won't have to wait until the very last second on the last day of the tournament to see the character. We've been teased long enough

#11
ryuhayabusa13 said on March 11, 2014 at 7:19 p.m.

hmmm betting they will leave 5th character for the very last minute to reveal...

#12
Remondo02 said on March 11, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#13
djm0001 said on March 11, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.

There is no 5th character, they're going to announce Street Fighter 5 as the '5th character'

#14
SureYouKen said on March 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

The fifth character is actually all of Hakan's daughters at the same time. You control the swarm like ice climbers from smash Bros. I heard her U2 is OP.
Get hype!!

#15
deus said on March 11, 2014 at 7:34 p.m.

Definitely a hype tourney but that video clip was kinda anti-hype lol

#16
shinra358 said on March 11, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.

Suddenly clarity Clarence: "Whoa!" xD

#17
shinra358 said on March 11, 2014 at 7:44 p.m.

It'll be tight if they played this song loud when the last ppl are fighting in the last round without commentary.

#18
Burnt said on March 11, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

5th char must be Sako according to that silhouette

#19
DarthTaco said on March 11, 2014 at 7:47 p.m.

Trying hard not to hype for the 5th character. I know it's probably gonna be a huge let down. I probably shouldn't be such a pessimist.

#20
KCereal said on March 11, 2014 at 7:48 p.m.

Time goes by so fast huh. Capcom is finally in preparations for the 5th character.

#21
Strider_Hien said on March 11, 2014 at 7:58 p.m.

Lots of debbie downers here,I see.Instead of being happy that this "old" (5 years old? LOL) game still gets some sweet love from their developers,they whine about the stages and the new characters additions(Rolento and Poison look broken..WAAAAAHHH! Hugo is gonna be mud tier...BOOHOOO!) Whatever comes our way,I welcome it with open arms.A new challenge,A new puzzle to figure out.Nicely done,Capcom....In this day and age,where info travels way too quickly,you have managed to keep it under wraps.Awesome for the community....Everyone in the world in unison...

#22
SummerUndercover said on March 11, 2014 at 8:02 p.m.

5th character is the ghost of the hype that died due to Capcom waiting so long to announce the 5th character. Shrewd.

#23
Eternal said on March 11, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.

Secretly hope it's Jessica Haggar.

#24
Clamper said on March 11, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.

Same for me... some people were saying it's Ibuki's raccoon lol. I want a serious good competitive character not some stupidity like Kuro/Toro from SFXT.

#25
the_gentlemen said on March 11, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.

I doubt that the 5th character is going to be the doll because ono said that only about 4 people got it right or something like that, unless ono is just toying with us once again and It is the doll

#26
Sonneillon said on March 11, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.

I think the 5th character won't be a female IMO. I think its a male. What y'all think?.

#27
Topaz said on March 11, 2014 at 8:21 p.m.

Hope Infiltration's Chun Li makes a return and bodies K-Brad this time. I was stunned by my own level of salt at the outcome of SCR.

#28
SuperMeatHead said on March 11, 2014 at 8:25 p.m.

It's gonna be announced on Sunday just before the SF4 top 16 surely.

#29
Eye_of_Orochi said on March 11, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.

I think you're in denial

#30
alsayed2vip said on March 11, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.

No japanese players = No hype
:(

#31
spotlesseden said on March 11, 2014 at 8:52 p.m.

no jp mvc player this year?

#32
MRN_SirFoxington said on March 11, 2014 at 8:54 p.m.

i wish the 5th character could be a female boxer ! we have tons of shotos..grappler..zoners...but only two boxers ! wouldnt it be like Sxxy to see a female boxer? and i would love to see some dudley play when they have the USF4 loc test there...its about time because they just the same F@cking characters again and again....

#33
Drifter said on March 11, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.

Yanyu! :-)

#34
xYomiLord420x said on March 11, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

No top Korean Tekken players or Japanese marvel/AE players this year?

#35
LK said on March 11, 2014 at 9:09 p.m.

Judging from the picture, it's that chick from Remember Me.

#36
HyperViperNZ said on March 11, 2014 at 9:11 p.m.

Wait, is that silhouette from the actual character?

#37
HiryuMK said on March 11, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.

Nah, its Lucia from DMC2.

#38
unseenpotential01 said on March 11, 2014 at 9:16 p.m.

I couldn't make it this year but at least i'll get to see the 5th character reveal.

I'm calling it. it's Luwandda :D

I cant see anyone else, unless capcom really just had some character that no one saw even once. Like Rose's master.......

#39
unseenpotential01 said on March 11, 2014 at 9:22 p.m.

I'm glad i got to tee Chun at a major, but Infiltration's Chun pisses me off. He got hit by tons of day 1 chun li do's and dont's -_-

First time i actually wanted a Cammy to win. Congrats K-Brad you deserve it...

#40
Seoul777 said on March 11, 2014 at 9:24 p.m.

LoL! Forget the fifth character! (Not trying to sound ungreatful) Im already hyped enough to see edition select and its (eventual) ONLINE release! Nuff said nukku! :p

#41
RandomSelectMaster said on March 11, 2014 at 9:31 p.m.

It's confirmed, it's the little girl from Darkstalkers whom was paid to find Sakura by Karin. By now that girl is about the same age as Sakura... okay, far fetched, but...

Finally!!! I really hope it is not Decapre although she would be cool but only if there were 2 or more completely new characters in total. Guess we will see.

#42
Sadisticcupid said on March 11, 2014 at 9:42 p.m.

I WILL PUNCH EVErYTHInG YOU DOn'T EVEN UNDERSTAND

#43
spman2099 said on March 11, 2014 at 9:49 p.m.

I REALLY hope it is Jessica; that would be AMAZING! I hope she is a fast, but less damaging, variation of Zangief. She could have completely different normals, but would have all of Zangief's grabs (which Haggar obviously also has).

#44
Shinkutatsumaki said on March 11, 2014 at 9:52 p.m.

Get HYPE!

#45
JIHADJOE said on March 11, 2014 at 9:52 p.m.

Guilty Gear|Chris G

#46
SeaJay said on March 11, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.

wait, where did they get that silhouette from?

#47
bunny said on March 11, 2014 at 9:56 p.m.

ugh about time ... this was not hype they need a new marketing scheme for releasing new characters ... aside from that i cant wait for USF4

#48
waarth said on March 11, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.

Wow I haven't heard anything about Wolfkrone in a long time; didn't even realize he was playing anymore.

#49
crispylinks77 said on March 11, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.

Please please PLEASE let it be a shoto clone.

#50
bagel_bytez said on March 11, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.

I hope it's either April from the ninja turtles or stretch Armstrong

#51
robot_mauk said on March 11, 2014 at 10:43 p.m.

She's gonna be like she-hulk from mvc or shermie from kof

#52
lukecage83 said on March 11, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.

The only thing I have a problem with are the "NEW" stages. Ain't nothing "new" about'em. Just because they've never been in SFIV until now doesn't make them new. At least the characters, even though they were pulled from a previous game, have been altered a great deal - that said, they are still NEW to SFIV. I'm happy for the new characters (even though I was kinda hoping for Alex and Sean)

However, as far as the stages, I see no changes at all from SFxT. If I wanna play SFxT (which I don't), Then I'll play SFxT! I don't like anything about that game (save for color edit), so to see that crap haunting one of my fav SF games pisses me off. I'd hoped to be rid of SFxT forever! I'd rather no stages at all, or at least 1 fresh, original stage as opposed to the stages completely copied detail for detail. Hardly counts as puttin' in work.

I don't care what any one says, the stages are a COPY PASTE job. That's my only gripe. Everything else is A-OK!

#53
Aluppoj said on March 11, 2014 at 10:49 p.m.

On the half pipe stage all of the graffiti was changed. The signs were changed. And one of the half pipes wasn't even built.

It was all frame work! That's pretty cool!

That's just what I noticed while looking at one stage. I'm sure we'll see plenty of tweaks!

#54
DrDevice said on March 11, 2014 at 10:56 p.m.

Can't wait to see all the mass amounts of sodium about the new chick this weekend.

#55
DrDevice said on March 11, 2014 at 10:56 p.m.

<3 Shermie

#56
SoundwaveButcher said on March 11, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.

Mark my word.

We are getting two new fighters.

#57
SnakeX said on March 11, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.

How can you possibly not see any of the changes that they've made to the stages? They're not complete overhauls (and they don't need to be) but the changes and tweaks are there. I mean sh*t man, complaining is one thing but you're literally lying to yourself at this point for the sake of whining about Capcom. Come on now.

#58
SnakeX said on March 11, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.

For real, people are gonna be salty about the character even if she ends up being cool simply because it's Capcom.

#59
djmrorange said on March 11, 2014 at 11:54 p.m.

Trippin on 58

#60
ChunLi said on March 11, 2014 at 11:58 p.m.

It's Pikachu

#61
Yung said on March 12, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

I have no idea who the 5th character, but I know it will be disappointing.

#62
MrEibmoz said on March 12, 2014 at 12:10 a.m.
#63
OminusBuster said on March 12, 2014 at 12:22 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#64
Raiken05 said on March 12, 2014 at 12:23 a.m.

Dat raccoon dog.

#65
xianmsg said on March 12, 2014 at 12:25 a.m.

I would play the 5th character for sure!!

#66
yes4me said on March 12, 2014 at 12:30 a.m.

5th character: Santamu (August) - Originally from Vietnam, she specializes in spear fighting and is accompanied by a Golden Lion Tamarin monkey. Her name is derived from the Vietnamese word for August, Tháng Tám. Her hair is black, however in the SSFIV OVA, it seems more brown than black.

I call it first!

#67
Superspecs said on March 12, 2014 at 12:37 a.m.

I dont mind who the fifth character is as long as it is a new and unique character design and not a female version of Seth or something silly like Ibuki's racoon.

#68
SpiderUppercut said on March 12, 2014 at 12:37 a.m.

I hope someone from Capcom spoonfeeds whichever U.S player gets to drive the new 5th character first.

It took those idiots over one week to realize Evil Ryu had an axe kick after they got leaked codes for AE to unlock the 2 new characters!

#69
GodPride said on March 12, 2014 at 1:21 a.m.

If the 5th character ends up being a clone or a chimera, I won't be too concern. I still have Rolento.

#70
Liberator said on March 12, 2014 at 1:26 a.m.

Seems like some people forgot what Capcom hinted about fifth character! To be precise about her being nuisance (which in my opinion is someone like Juri or Karin...if we're talking about personalities here...or some annoying whimpy kid like Sakura, who annoys everyone with her piece-loving nature and who likes to kiss and hug everyone, no matter evil or not...yes its a nuisance too in my opinion!)...Oh boy! I used to hate Ashely (President's daughter from Resident Evil 4)! Now thats one hell of annoying character! Not only because of her ridiculously stupid AI, but also about her annoying attempts to make Leon care about her! Rich spoiled brat, who thinks she's good enough to make fall in love someone as cool as Leon, but yet in reality she doesn't deserve him in the slightest! I wish Ada Wong cared about Leon more! They would be great couple!

#71
TheTHCGamer said on March 12, 2014 at 1:36 a.m.

Seriously there are great players all over the world not just Japan.

#72
Grevier said on March 12, 2014 at 1:40 a.m.

OMG 5th Char, im so un-Hyped!

#73
metaf4 said on March 12, 2014 at 1:42 a.m.

5th Character?!: http://youtu.be/xKa9k2sMLoc

#74
Sasuga said on March 12, 2014 at 2:06 a.m.

The 5th character reveal will be closed with a ba-dam-tss, just saying.

#75
holybird90 said on March 12, 2014 at 2:09 a.m.

I hope she's not a charge character

#76
Falbala said on March 12, 2014 at 2:25 a.m.

It's a doll, the one with the claws and mask.
they'll announce a stage with all the dolls in the background as well...

#77
Check895 said on March 12, 2014 at 2:38 a.m.

We all know who the 5th character is going to be.
If the 5th character is playable, I won't watch the loctest, I don't want to get spoil about what she can do or not.

#78
colossus said on March 12, 2014 at 2:42 a.m.

No african top mvc players this year on FR??

#79
colossus said on March 12, 2014 at 2:42 a.m.

...

#80
JRXP2011 said on March 12, 2014 at 4:04 a.m.

DECAPRE!

#81
Syirine said on March 12, 2014 at 4:18 a.m.

Lucia from Final Fight 3? I guess that's okay.

#82
Super_Honda said on March 12, 2014 at 4:38 a.m.

Don't wanna come across as an idiot or a sexist, but for me, the hype for the 5th character went down when it's indicated that it is a female character. I feel that Capcom is somewhat treating USF4 like as if it's SF5. Don't get me wrong: I'm not like 1 of those who say 'I don't like this or that and I'm not going to buy USF4 or any other Capcom game'. I did criticised Capcom for certain things about USF4, but regardless of my views, I'm still going to buy the game because even though I have the old school mentality, I don't mind changes as long as Capcom retains the main aspects of what made SF2 or SF4 series great. I feel that edition select mode had justified my views of USF4: it reminds me of Hyper SF2 where you can choose different versions of SF2 characters.

However, few characters received some changes like CE Bison's blocked psycho crusher did 6 hits on block in Champion Edition, but in HSF2, it's 4 hits on block. Can't remember exactly, but I do know that minor changes were made only for a few characters. Don't know if Capcom is gonna do that for USF4. Anyway, since now you can play previous versions of SF4 characters, it's starting to make sense now with added new mechanics for USF4, but I hope Capcom doesn't go too far with the changes. I'm starting to see USF4 as Hyper SF4. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see the progress of USF4 even though I'm not interested in the 5th character which is somewhat disappointing.

#83
CaptYadierPR said on March 12, 2014 at 4:51 a.m.

PR_Balrog tweeted he aint going.

#84
Eternal said on March 12, 2014 at 4:59 a.m.

His twitter shows no such thing.

https://twitter.com/PR_Balrog

As a matter of fact, the last thing mentioned about Final Round was that he and gamerbee were going to do a first to 7 before they leave to go to FR. That was only 17hours ago.

#85
CaptYadierPR said on March 12, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

LMAO i was looking at a tweet from 1 week ago. My bad.

#86
rainribbon said on March 12, 2014 at 5:51 a.m.

I am actually really impressed that the 5th character hasn't been leaked yet.

#87
throughsilence said on March 12, 2014 at 6:51 a.m.

Same

#88
Sasuga said on March 12, 2014 at 6:58 a.m.

Not worth leaking, I'm afraid.

I would be surprised if this character ends up on a tierlist. If it were meant to be an actual contender, there would have been more location tests,.

#89
RedCyclone said on March 12, 2014 at 7:07 a.m.

Kevin Landon ‏@Di3mini0n 12m
I won't be attending Final Round this year since I'm extending my trip in Europe. I'll be watching though!

#90
ScarletTerror said on March 12, 2014 at 7:12 a.m.

Can't be any of the dolls, they all appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3.

#91
rosy said on March 12, 2014 at 7:36 a.m.

Well, at least I'm glad the 5th char is female and I hope she is sexy :)

#92
ulaani said on March 12, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.

lol!Ashely!God damn she was pain in the ass...only annoying thing in that game.

#93
Spinkster said on March 12, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.

Any confirmed time for when the announcement is expected to be made? As in is it Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

#94
G0dmqsteR said on March 12, 2014 at 8:21 a.m.

Great, you have thirty other males to choose from then.

#95
G0dmqsteR said on March 12, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.

No they didn't, that was only Juli and Juni.

#96
lh said on March 12, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.

Guess!

#97
lh said on March 12, 2014 at 9:03 a.m.

5th character will be a charge version of cammy

#98
DevilMaySpy said on March 12, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

Take Dieminion off the list. He's staying in Europe for another week.

#99
lh said on March 12, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.

There is a cheat that allows you to choose the original version of each "edition", for example in arcade super turbo e.honda could 'store' his command throw, but in hyper super turbo he couldn't unless you use the cheat, same for chun-li storing her super, and arcade super-new-challengers sagat was very powerful but hyper super-new-challengers sagat was toned down unless you use the cheat to choose arcade super-new-chall sagat in hyper!! maybe it's the same for champ. ed. m.bison, you press and hold start while choosing your "edition" with an attack button.

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