2017's Capcom Pro Tour season finally starts tomorrow with a big bang - Final Round is going to have a ton of amazing players, get a rundown here

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • March 9, 2017 at 9:12 a.m. PST

It's been three months since Capcom Cup, and now it's finally time for the Pro Tour circuit to start up again. With a new set of rules, more characters and some big changes to the game's balance, all bets are off on what we're going to see.


Of course, Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game being played at the event. You can expect some top-level hype in several other games as well, including Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, in which Echo Fox's newly picked up Korean champions show up to battle it out against North America's finest.

Continue below for an in-depth rundown of what you can expect from Final Round 20 this weekend.

Top players from all across the world are gathering for Street Fighter 5 to grab those early points and establish themselves as the front-runner early on. This list is by no means complete, but a sampling of what great players you can expect to see at the event includes Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, RZR|Xian, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad and DNG|Itabashi Zangief. You can find a full list of players at the event's Smash GG page.

As earlier mentioned, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is also heating up in a major way. Not only are North America's best gathering, as per usual, for Final Round, but we'll also be seeing EVO 2016 champion FOX|Saint, along with another powerhouse from Korea, FOX|JDCR.

While these two games are poised as the main events, there's also huge competition in Mortal Kombat XL, which includes FOX|SonicFox, FOX|Scar and cR|Dragon, just to name a few, and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round with UGS|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, SRM|Hoodless and many more showing up to grab the grand prizes in their respective games.

That's not to understate the level of competition in other games, though. There are also going to be tournaments with top players present for Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

To make sure you don't miss any of the action, take a look at the schedule for the event below, courtesy, as always, of AceKingOffSuit.

Event Schedule


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What are you looking forward to the most at Final Round 20? Let us know in the comments.

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