Final Round 16 in Atlanta, Georgia This Weekend, March 29-31

By on March 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

This Friday through Sunday is what will be one of the most exciting fighting game tournaments of the year: FINAL ROUND 16. The Final Round tournament series in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by Larry “ShinBlanka” Dixon, represents the longest-running tournament in the US South and one of the largest fighting game events in the world. 2013 is looking to be as good a year as ever, so get ready for the next battle!

Hilton Atlanta Airport
1031 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30354

Also Check out the Final Round YouTube channel for footage from previous tournaments, from 12 to 15!

Tournament Line-up
  • Dead or Alive 5 (PS3) – $5000 bonus from Team Ninja
  • The King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
  • Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC)
  • Mortal Kombat (PS3)
  • Persona 4 Arena (PS3)
  • SoulCalibur V (PS3)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken Ver.2013 (360)
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012 (360)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) – $5000 bonus from Namco-Bandai
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360)


  • Curleh Mustache Battle Royal
  • Darkstalkers Invitational
  • Iron Fist League Regional Rumble

Attendees at Final Round 16 represent 36 US states, DC and Puerto Rico; 3 Canadian provinces (Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia); and 15 other countries (Australia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom). With so many of the best players attending FR16, expect to see great action across all games.

Attendees looking for schedule information can use the player schedule search on the FR site.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, EG|fLoE, AGE|NYChrisG, AGE|Knives, AGE|SnakeEyez, AGE|Fanatiq, AGE|FlashMetroid, AGE|Fab, VxG.EMP|IFC Yipes, VxG.EMP|Dieminion, Kayyal, FR|ATL R3dd, Rip, Blood Hawk, Clint the Best, JustFrame James, FR|ATL Hoa, KOR, Fighting GM, eDDIEBOYMANG, Pokchop, FR|ShinkuuR, Wolfkrone, iPeru, LPN, RZR|Latif, CJ Truth, XsK_Samurai, 801 Strider, Kineda, BT|MarlinPie, BT|Viscant, BT|Clockw0rk, MH|Alukard, MH|Flux, MH|RayRay, GU|Flocker, JRosa, KBeast, MC|X-Ray, AS|Reynald, Lord Knight, ZomB and Kurumster.


Kane Blueriver

Cafeid|Poongko, Cafeid|Kensouzzang, Knee, JDCR, INFILTRATION, LAUGH


TA|Frusty, EM|Wolf, EM|Yahiko, EM|Taekua


WW.MCZ|Ryan Hart

Friday Exhibitions

FINAL ROUND 16 will be starting things off big on the first day with a series of exhibitions. Details below!

Curleh Mustache Battle Royal

Kicking off the Friday exhibitions is Curleh Mustache Battle Royal at 1PM, brought to you by VxG.EMP|IFC YipeS, Team Spooky and Final Round. This Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 regional 5v5 tournament will see players from across the country and around the globe clashing to prove which region is the best. The tournament uses standard winner-stays-on format along with a double-elimination bracket.

Below is list of the current teams, provided by IFC YipeS. Note that some team members may not be certain.

Team Latin America
Neo Karsh, EM|Taekua, TA|Frutsy (or EM|Wolf, if unable to attend), Yahiko, KaneBlueriver

Team Midwest
OmG iTz Andre, CORN|Footwurk, JDM, Kinderparty, FrankieG

Team Asia

Team Florida
GU|Flocker, AGE|FlashMetroid, GU|Marvelo, GreenAce, Pain or Asian Demon?

Team Georgia
FR|TooMuchDamage, FR|Roach King, Some Brown Kid, DapVip, Sami

Team Mid-Atlantic
DJ Huoshen, IGT|Unkn0wn, Meep, PZPoy, RyRy

Team Texas
AB|JAN, AB|Stone, Rubeks, Ranmasama, ?

Team NorCal
coL|Filipino Champ, Neo, EG|PR Balrog, CJ Showstopper, Chris Schmidt

Team SoCal
EG|Justin Wong, AGE|Knives, AGE|Fanatiq, hAZ|Angelic, BT|Clockw0rk

Team NYC
VxG.EMP|IFC Yipes, AGE|NYChrisG, UVG|Noel Brown, TA|MOONS, MH|RayRay

Darkstalkers Resurrection Invitational

Following CMBR will be the Darkstalkers Resurrection Invitational at 6 PM, organized by Capcom. Eight of the best Vampire Savior players in the US will face off against each other in this single-elimination tournament. Viewers will have a chance to win DSR download codes for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so don’t miss out!


Ailerus (Felicia)
Alphakami (Q-Bee)
Floe (Victor/Sasquatch)
Kajoq (Lei-Lei)
Kyle Wattula (Morrigan)
Mighty Mar (Anakaris)
ZomB (Q-Bee)
Vexco (Bulleta)

IFL Royal Rumble

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also see some regional 5v5 action with the Iron Fist League (IFL) Regional Rumble, scheduled to begin at 7PM. With the large number of Tekken players attending FR16, including players from Korea and Japan, expect to see some great action here as well.

East Coast Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Circuit

Final Round 16 is a part of the East Coast Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Circuit. The winner of the TTT2 tournament at FR16 will receive free round-trip, game entry and seeding for East Coast Throwdown V, May 18-19. The winner of the TTT2 tournament at ECT V, the final stop of the circuit, will claim a free plane ticket to Evolution 2013.

Streams & Schedule

FR16 will have several streams to bring you as much as the action as possible. Team Sp00ky, now sponsored by Mad Catz, will again be providing the main stream for FR this year. FunkyP also returns for this year, providing the secondary stream. Sixfortyfive will be providing another stream for year, while Pig of the Hut will be streaming MK pool action.

Below is a general schedule for FR16. For a full schedule of pools, check here.

All times are in EDT (UTC -4).

Friday, March 29, 2013 – Start Time: 2:00 PM

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012 Singles (to Top 8 )
King of Fighters XIII Singles (to Top 8 )
SoulCalibur V Singles (will finish on Friday)
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code Singles (will finish on Friday)

01:00 PM – Curleh Mustache Battle Royal
06:00 PM – Darkstalkers Resurrection Invitational
07:00 PM – IFL Regional Rumble

Saturday, March 30, 2013 – Start Time: 10:00 AM

King of Fighters XIII Singles (Top 8 to End)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Singles (to Top 8 )
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Singles (to Top 8 )
Street Fighter X Tekken Ver.2013 Singles (to Top 8 )
Persona 4 Arena Singles (will finish on Saturday)
Mortal Kombat Singles (will finish on Saturday)
Dead or Alive 5 Singles (to Top 8 )

Sunday, March 31, 2013 – Start Time: 9:00 AM

All of the following will be streamed by Team Sp00ky:

09:00 AM – Street Fighter X Tekken Ver.2013 Singles Top 8
11:30 AM – Dead or Alive 5 Singles Top 8
01:30 PM – Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012 Singles Top 8
04:00 PM – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Singles Top 8
07:00 PM – Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Singles Top 8

Sources: FINAL ROUND, IFC YipeS, Capcom-Unity