DeeDogg discusses Final Round 2018’s “clear bag” policy, and its effect on attendees

By on January 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Security at events are ramping up to an all-time high. Especially in the age of 24-hour venues, majors now see a need to not only protect their patrons, but also protect their assets from potential theft. As such, Final Round 2018 has instituted a clear bag policy for this year, which will have its attendees carry all of their belongings inside of a clear bag. If you are unable to do this, you will have to carry your items in your hands, as there will be no other bag allowed inside the venue.

As DeeDogg explains, this creates a potential source of contention among players. As noted, players with larger joysticks — such as the Qanba Dragon or HORI VLX — are left out in the cold, as their joysticks are too large to fit inside the provided clear bags, yet too heavy to comfortably lug around under their arms. He also postulates that this will do very little to stem the tide of theft¬†— but could potentially clear up other security issues.

Source: DeeDogg

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!