While this weekend’s massive Final Round XX will serve as the first premiere event of the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour, as well as the first of the “Magnificent Five” on the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royal 2017 Tour, it will also play host to the first competitive showing of Ubisoft’s For Honor, which just received an interesting addition to the bracket.
According to Yahoo! Esports, Capcom Cup 2015 champion GodsGarden Pro’s Kazunoko, and Evo 2011 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition champion, Team Grapht’s Fuudo will be representing the Land of the Rising Sun in the For Honor bracket as Team Ganryujima, in addition to their usual exploits in Street Fighter V and Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-.
Kazunoko, along with many other Japanese players, including Souji and Team HORI’s Sako, have been putting in a good amount of time with the medieval brawler, posting a large amount of footage on the GODSGARDEN YouTube Channel. Kazunoko seems to be favoring Peacekeeper, a member of the Knight faction’s Assassin Class, who specializes in strong Bleed Damage, with a great gap-closing attack in her Dashing Thrust–though she has short attack range. Given Kazunoko’s fondness for characters like Yun, Cammy, Seth, Sol Badguy, Wolverine and Raven, the speedy warrior seems like a great choice for him–and is currently considered one of the strongest Heroes in the game, according to Ranked Boost.
With a total of 10 full teams, along with 7 solo entrants that still need partners as of this writing, for a total of 17–one of which includes SRK’s own Crow_Spaceboy–it should prove to be an exciting event for the new title. You can check out the current bracket on smash.gg.
You can see footage of Kazunoko’s Peacekeeper in action below:
Final Round XX is taking place this weekend, March 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. How do you think the Japanese duo will fare against American players in this new game? Let us know in the comments!