Final Round 20 revealed as one of the first Capcom Pro Tour 2017 events, kicks off in early March

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 9, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. PST

Final Round returns this year with the 20th installment in the popular tournament series. Taking place on March 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia, the event aims to be bigger and better than ever.

The official Final Round Twitter account announced recently that this tournament will be a part of Capcom's 2017 Pro Tour. A full line up for this year's CPT events hasn't been released yet, making Final Round 20 one of the circuit's first to be revealed.

You can view the announcement tweet below.

Final Round 20 tweet image #1
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Last year, the Final Round crew and attendees encountered issues with the venue's size. In order to rectify that, this year's event is being held in a 37,500 sqft exhibit hall with all games being played in one room, tournament organizer Larry "Shin Blanka" Dixon explained in an official statement.

Additionally, Smash.gg will be handling the tournament's online registration management in order to ensure that things run smoothly. Players will be able to view their pool assignments within the week that online registration closes, as opposed to finding out hours before the competition begins.

2016's Pro Tour saw Final Round 19 as the second event on the official line up, taking place after Cannes Winter Clash in late February. If FR20 is one of the first tournaments to take place on the circuit this year, that gives players roughly two months to familiarize themselves with Street Fighter 5's Season 2 changes.

Source: Final Round on Twitter. Via PVPLive.

Comments

DJ_wHonda_ft_DJ_Slaps_MTL said on January 9, 2017 at 10:52 a.m.

Rashidooooooooooo

#1
Enochrewt said on January 9, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.

Has Capcom released how the points will work for CPT yet? It's a bad look that they have tourneys announced without the season structure in place.

#2
malcrash01 said on January 9, 2017 at 10:58 a.m.

I remember last year when the Alex trailer was shown off at Final Round :')

#3
riku157 said on January 9, 2017 at 11:03 a.m.

They have not released the new rules and I don't think it's that big of a deal if we know of one of the first events for the season before the rules are out. This tournament is happening two months from now.

#4
heX said on January 9, 2017 at 11:13 a.m.

Why? Are you not going to go and get all the points now because you do not yet know exactly how it's going to be structured?

#5
Stiqman said on January 9, 2017 at 11:20 a.m.

can we have LESS event this year? i think we had too many ranking events. either that or fix the way local points work. The guys with the best ability to travel really ruled this tour.

I think the tournament schedule is one thing but we really deserve an UNDERSTANDABLE points breakdown.

#6
riku157 said on January 9, 2017 at 11:43 a.m.

They are changing the rules for this year's pro tour. We just have to wait for them to announce how it will all work.

#7
Quezacoatl said on January 9, 2017 at 11:50 a.m.

So looking forward to good Akuma, Ibuki, Juri and Urien players!

#8
Enochrewt said on January 9, 2017 at 12:09 p.m.

No, but it's a pretty backwards way to do it. In most other competitions you know the framework of the rules way before you know the competitors. If I was a top 8 contender I'd want to know EXACTLY how it works so I would know how to set my travelling schedule to maximize my chances and minimize my expenses. That probably changes a lot depending on whether or not Premier events are automatic qualifiers, the average number of points available per tourney, etc. Capcom needs to give their players the opportunity to showcase the game, and leaving everything to the last minute doesn't aid the players in doing that.

And as a fan watching, I'd like to see a bit of speculation about the season. It's not especially meaningful, but it's much like a sports team releasing their regular season schedule. You can sort of hang a structure on the season once you know the schedule.

Also, the FGC seem to take forever to absorb and come to terms with knowledge, I'd prefer to get the knee-jerk crying over sooner rather than later.

#9
ComeonMashMoreSRK said on January 9, 2017 at 12:18 p.m.

Whens SF6?

#10
CityHunter said on January 9, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

Here the thing you cant never know if a tournament might get cancelled. Look at Stunfest and imagine if capcom had announce the pro tour before it was cancelled. They have to make sure every tournament will take place. Last year they almost lost one ranking event because it got cancelled super late in the season. They have to be sure every TO is ready

#11
BuddhaRahl said on January 9, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.

Actually all or most pro sports release a schedule for the next year, and then before the season go over new rules, changes, and the like. For example football does this with what penalties are being emphasized.

So this actually follows the established structure.

#12
OkieScrub said on January 9, 2017 at 2:01 p.m.

And a big ol nerf patch for Urien and Laura.

#13
OkieScrub said on January 9, 2017 at 2:02 p.m.

I wish Capcom would announce a fixes to the netcode, servers, UI, training room, Battlelounges, and load times.

#14
Xykes said on January 9, 2017 at 2:08 p.m.

Lol, everything Capcom does is a "bad look" to some of you people...

#15
SSfox said on January 10, 2017 at 3:09 a.m.

Cool, can't wait for this first S2 tournament. Oh and it's gonna be interesting to see what some players has in stores for S2, especially Infiltration considering he'll probably switch into new character(s).

#16


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