FINAL ROUND LLC proudly presents: FINAL ROUND 2019
Date/Location: March 15-17, 2019 Hilton Atlanta Airport 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30354 Tel: (404) 767-9000
Due to the outcry and general love shown towards the event, we’ve decided to continue the tradition that is FINAL ROUND. We can't wait to host you guys/girls again! And of course I personally would like to thank the players of the FGC, vendors, sponsors that have supported FINAL ROUND throughout the years because without you guys there wouldn't be any FINAL ROUND or scene! We’re going back to our old home at the Hilton Atlanta Airport. This will make it easier for everyone who is staying at the hotel because the event isn't separate from the place you will be staying! We know this is a smaller venue than what we have used the past two years, but we have already started planning to better utilize all of the space including the pavilion area! We also will be enforce a hard cap for each game due to the limited space we have to ensure a quality event at this venue so don't be left out and pre register today!
Let’s get this out in all caps: THERE WILL BE NO DOOR REGISTRATION FOR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT GAMES AT FINAL ROUND! The past two years FR has ran smoothly due to not having door registration. This has helped to ensure that we have a good schedule and that nothing changes in the last minutes before the event. With that said, please make sure you put all of your correct information in the smash.gg registration form in order to properly seed you by state/region/team sponsor. Make sure you use the proper tag name if you're a sponsored player.
The full schedule, floor plan, and streaming schedule will be released in a timely manner so those who plan to attend can do so properly. Some games will have TWO-day pools to avoid the possible scheduling conflicts. So, if you are going to compete, I would advise you plan to be here for all three days if you're attending FR2019! More information, such as specific pool times, will be added to this as we approach the event.
Online Registration for your games are up now and you will receive a discount on the badge price based on the schedule below:
- $45 Early Bird Online special Player Badge if you register BEFORE October 19, 2018
- $60 Player Badge if you register online BETWEEN October 20, 2018 - December 31, 2018
- $70 Player Badge Registration online BETWEEN January 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
The Spectator Badge will be $40 for the whole weekend. You can pay and pick it up at the event. Children under the age of 10 (accompanied with parent) are free to spectate unless they are competing and elderly (ages 50 +) are also free to spectate. We will also have a lost badge fee of $20 for those that misplace your badge during the event, but you must show "PROOF OF PURCHASE" to receive the lost badge fee. If you CANNOT SHOW “PROOF OF PURCHASE”, you will have to PAY THE FULL BADGE AMOUNT TO ENTER THE EVENT AGAIN! If you are competing in ANY Singles/Teams/Exhibition/Side Tournaments at FR2019, YOU MUST GET A PLAYER BADGE TO COMPETE!
Refund policy: You will receive a full refund if you request one before January 18, 2019. Between January 18, 2019 - February 18, 2019, you will receive a partial refund, the full game fee and half of the venue fee due to several operational cost. No Refunds of any kind will be issued after February 18, 2019 since it's within the last 4 weeks of the event.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE INCOMING: "We will have a clear bag policy at Final Round throughout the three day event schedule. You will need a clear bag or a mesh bag to enter the tournament area. NO EXCEPTIONS! With that being said, we at Final Round LLC will provide the first 75 people who register a FREE clear Final Round Stick bag! It's big enough to not only hold a joystick, but it will also have room for other things you may want to carry. Spectators must also have clear bags in order to enter the event area! The clear Final Round bags will be $10 until the end of the Early Bird Option. Afterwards it will be $20 which you can purchase when you register online or at the venue. Thank you for understanding why this is happening moving forward.
At FINAL ROUND LLC., we care about our attendants and we have gotten a reduced room rate for everyone that will attend FR2019. To reserve a room under the FINAL ROUND 2019 group rate you would need to click on the following link: https://book.passkey.com/go/FinalRoundVideoGameTournament or call the hotel directly at: (404) 767-9000
2 DOUBLE QUEEN BEDS = $115 PER NIGHT
Remember that they will not charge your credit card when you reserve the room online. The only time they charge you is when you arrive to check into your room! Please go to the link to reserve your room today.
Please reserve them ASAP. They will release more rooms but only if we sell our group out early and the more we sell these rooms, the more likely they will keep releasing rooms to our group. Remember, they sell rooms to other people outside of our group rate.
Here's the list of games that are on the official tournament line up and the days pool play will start. The games will be 1vs1. The games are on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or an Arcade cabinet and cost $10 per game to enter (unless noted otherwise). Some games may have 2 days worth of pool play. Those games are listed below:
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition: PS4 (Fri-Sat) 512 cap
- TEKKEN 7 : PS4 (Fri-Sat) 512 cap
- DRAGON BALL FighterZ: PS4 (Fri-Sat) 512 cap
- SOULCALIBUR VI: PS4 (Fri-Sat) 512 cap
- Dead or Alive 6 TBA (Sat) 128 cap
- Injustice 2 PS4 (Fri)128 cap
- Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 PS4 (Fri) 128 cap
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle PS4 (Sat) 256 cap
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) (Sat) 256 cap
- Pokken Tournament DX (Switch) (Fri) 128 cap
- Street Fighter Alpha 2 "aka Old Man Problems" (Arcade) Fri 128 cap
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Arcade) Sat 128 cap
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Arcade)
All team/community events will be must held on Friday, March 15, 2019 or Sunday, March 17, 2019 as this is the only day's we have available to run them in a timely manner. All team/exhibitions/community events must get approved by Shin Blanka to be ran at FR2019 period! Any "community event" will be ran by the communities that requested their game to be played at FR2019. We would just need some help with the systems/games and you will have an area to play and run the tournament. All community events registration will be at the door only, but you can register for your badge online.
Team/exhibitions/community events that are confirmed as of now are as followed:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) – Doubles: 2vs2
Possible side tournaments:
- Fighting EX Layer (PlayStation 4)
- Capcom vs. SNK 2 (TBA)
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (TBA)
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (PlayStation 4)
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom (PlayStation 4)
If you've been to FINAL ROUND, you know we always have an arcade for everyone to enjoy as it helps remind our younger generation where this scene came from! With that being said we want to bring back the old school arcade tournament at FR2019. Just like the old school arcade scene you will have to register for your game at the event, but you can take advantage of the early bird online pay for your badges.
We will have multiple streams for FR2019 for those who cannot attend the event to get a small taste of the event, but we will not have dedicated game streams unless the producers of the game sponsor those streams. We will try our best to give equal time for the games being ran at FR2019, but if you want to see everything at FR2019, you should attend so that you can take it all in.
The cosplay event will be back at FR2019. Cosplay contest will be on Saturday March 16, 2019.
We cannot wait to see everyone back this year and hopefully some new faces as well! We are looking to improve on each year’s event to make sure you guys have a great time at Final Round every time you attend! We really thank you and appreciate the continued support. Let’s make this the BEST FINAL ROUND YET!