[Mar 29, 2013] March 29-31, 2013 Atlanta, Ga "FINAL ROUND XVI" (Atlanta, GA)

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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Booked our room yesterday, going to be my first major. I know i will get bodied but the experience will be more than enough to make up for it.
    Thanks for coming to FR16. Where are you from?
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Hate to ask as I'm sure its been covered, But what system is AE going to be played on?

    Thanks.
    As of right now the only systems we have available for FR16 are PS3's. We are currently looking into getting enough 360's to run the capcom games.
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  • Prodigy_LXMProdigy_LXM Just Me Joined: Posts: 60
    I sent the message to you ShinBlanka.
  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    http://www.twitch.tv/finalroundbats Don't forget about FRbats in japan starting around 2am est on 1-19-2013 for the best in japan in umvc3 and TTT2 to qualify for FR16.
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  • HammeredWookieeHammeredWookiee Joined: Posts: 9
    Thanks for coming to FR16. Where are you from?
    Greenville, SC. I missed out on FR 2 years in a row for no reason. Everytime i would watch the stream and think to my self "damn i should have went, it was only 2 1/2 hours away" so this year im making sure that doesn't happen!
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    Don't know how I'm getting there but I'm definitely not missing this, it's always good to make a visit home.
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  • SNAKESHOTPEOPLESNAKESHOTPEOPLE The Master Joined: Posts: 846
    Is there going to be anything significant going on for Marvel 2? I'm looking forward to a blast from the past. I'm more than able to take a road trip down from NY just to body some of my old buddies and new peeps.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Is there going to be anything significant going on for Marvel 2? I'm looking forward to a blast from the past. I'm more than able to take a road trip down from NY just to body some of my old buddies and new peeps.
    Actually goforbroke will be running a mvc2 side tournament on friday march 29, 2013. I hope to see you here in march. HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • SweetJohnnyCageSweetJohnnyCage East Coast Throwdown Joined: Posts: 1,133
    Vacation time confirmed, can't wait to make this road trip with Big E!
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Vacation time confirmed, can't wait to make this road trip with Big E!
    HYPEEE!!!!
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Vacation time confirmed, can't wait to make this road trip with Big E!
    Also I would like to Thank you and Eric for donating systems and monitors to FR16 in a show of unity for the EC. This should be a very exciting year for the FGC as a whole and i can't wait to get this thing started! FR16 CAN'T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH, but 1st everyone needs to know that winter brawl 7 is coming up soon, so don't forget to get your hotel rooms! That will be the perfect event to get practice before FR16, so I advise everyone that can make it to WB7 to attend. More info about FR16 coming up soon and keep an eye out for "THE FALL CLASSIC" info in the coming weeks!
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    ***Dojo Mojo FR16 News Flash***

    We would like to thank BROKENTIER for being apart of the FINAL ROUND family once again as an official sponsor for FR16. Please check out their website for wonderful FGC apparel for t-shirts, hats, and hoodies! http://www.brokentier.com/ The hypest tournament in the UNIVERSE has teamed up with the finest FGC apparel in the UNIVERSE! Can the earth handle this this much awesomeness?!?!? Stay tuned for more FR16 News!
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    I still have a room available with a free bed, hit me up via PM if you want it.
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    Also I would like to Thank you and Eric for donating systems and monitors to FR16 in a show of unity for the EC. This should be a very exciting year for the FGC as a whole and i can't wait to get this thing started! FR16 CAN'T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH, but 1st everyone needs to know that winter brawl 7 is coming up soon, so don't forget to get your hotel rooms! That will be the perfect event to get practice before FR16, so I advise everyone that can make it to WB7 to attend. More info about FR16 coming up soon and keep an eye out for "THE FALL CLASSIC" info in the coming weeks!
    Your welcomed sir.
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  • 334 Rocky334 Rocky Gumptown Fighter Joined: Posts: 63
    Is the system changing for capcom games?
  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Is the system changing for capcom games?
    We are looking into that as I type. No promises, but things are in motion. Went i'm 100% sure i'll be able to get enough 360's to properly run the capcom games for an event of this magnitude then i'll announce the change but as of right now I'm looking at options. This is VERY last minute to attempt to get new systems in a short amount of time! I'm not promising anything.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    I would like to thank BANDAI NAMCO GAMES for their continued support of the Tekken scene by donating $5,000 bonus to the TTT2 tournament at FINAL ROUND 16. Remember that the winner of the TTT2 tournament at FINAL ROUND 16 wins a flight/badge/tournament entry to ECTV as a part of the East coast Tekken circuit! The winner will also qualify for 'THE FALL CLASSIC"! More details coming soon about this exciting new tournament series! You don't want to miss out on FR16, so if you haven't online register for your badges/games yet here's the link;

    http://www.finalround.org/register.cfm

    More exciting news coming up in the up coming weeks!
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  • DaRabidDuckieDaRabidDuckie Happiest. Duck. Ever. Joined: Posts: 9,665 mod
    Soooooooooooooooooooooo HOW BOUT 'DAT SKULLGIRLS? XD
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  • DravidianDravidian He who is CAT Joined: Posts: 702
    I came to ask about a SG tournament, but it seems I was beaten to the punch.
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  • SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive likes Saturn pads. Joined: Posts: 1,729 ✭✭✭
    Any rules decided on gems in SFxTK? IIRC Evo is allowing the new 5 universal presets but nothing else.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Any rules decided on gems in SFxTK? IIRC Evo is allowing the new 5 universal presets but nothing else.
    Yea gems are allowed but only the default joints.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    I don't know if we announced this to the rest of the public or not, but after doing a lot of research and comparing other popular games vs umvc3 duration of matches in a 3/5 format I have found that UMvC3 is by far the fastest tournament game by far. So much that my concerns of having umvc3 on 3/5 fit within the schedule we are going to prepare for FR16 have vanished. So I just want to make it official anouncement for FR16 that UMvC3 will be 3/5 for the entire tournament. (That means during pool play and after pools) More news to come in the up coming weeks about FR16! There's only 52 days until the hype is UNLEASHED!

    Signed,

    ShinBlanka.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Actually I change it last week, but I had a lot people still asking me about changing it and I was like dude it's been changed for a week now! lol
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Remember the winner of TTT2 at Winter Brawl 7 will receive free badge/entry/seeding, at FR16, ECTV, and TFC! Also the winner of TTT2 at FINAL ROUND 16 will receive free badge, game entry, seeding and flight to ECTV. Don't miss your chance to win that trip to ECTV! This circuit is brought to you by FINAL ROUND LLC, BigE GAMING, and ECT to grow the east coast gaming community stronger! With the NE and SE combined this effort is here to unite our players! More of "THE FALL CLASSIC" aka TFC info will be coming soon so just sit tight shawty! THE HYPE WILL ONLY CONTINUE GROW!
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    HOTEL ROOMS ARE GOING FAST!!!!!! You better grab them while they are available now people because as the date for the event get closer the rooms under my event that's blocked off for you will disappear quickly! Also the FR16 announcements will get bigger as the event get's closer and closer! goto:

    http://www.finalround.org/location.cfm

    And reserve your hotel room today!
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  • IxiggleIxiggle Joined: Posts: 2
    HOTEL ROOMS ARE GOING FAST!!!!!! You better grab them while they are available now people because as the date for the event get closer the rooms under my event that's blocked off for you will disappear quickly! Also the FR16 announcements will get bigger as the event get's closer and closer! goto:

    http://www.finalround.org/location.cfm

    And reserve your hotel room today!
    You weren't kidding, seems like all the FR rooms have now sold out for the tournament dates. I knew I shoulda taken care of my room earlier :(
  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    You weren't kidding, seems like all the FR rooms have now sold out for the tournament dates. I knew I shoulda taken care of my room earlier :(
    I had more rooms added to the group rate, but they only have Single King Size bed rooms. We have sold out of the double bed rooms for the entire weekend over the past 24 hours! You can request a roll out bed with the singles. You better to get a room before they are all gone! The hotel is almost at capacity with FR16 attendance.
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  • DJ DivineDJ Divine Pimp with 0 Bitches Joined: Posts: 776
    Oh noes, I think all the rooms are sold out >< Am I gonna have to book at non-event rate?
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  • KCs NOTOR1OUSKCs NOTOR1OUS Puttin Demon Karate on the map Joined: Posts: 1,141
    Plane Ticket bought, pre reg complete, ready to experience this first final round.
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  • Rice_EaterRice_Eater Now more Evil Joined: Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭
    Just pre registered this morning, I have a question though. I'm from NC, I listed my city as Newton because that's where I'm from. But should I have put Charlotte instead? Newton is a small town a hour away from Charlotte and I sometimes attend the Rock'em Sock'em tournaments that are held there. I didn't think about this at first, but am I at risk of being thrown in a pool with those guys for not listing that city instead of mine?
  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    DJ Divine said:

    Oh noes, I think all the rooms are sold out >< Am I gonna have to book at non-event rate?

    We should still have some singe King szebed rooms available sir! http://www.finalround.org/location.cfm that's the link to reserve a room. You can request a roll out bed. Get it while you can sir! I don't know how much longer they will be available.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod

    Just pre registered this morning, I have a question though. I'm from NC, I listed my city as Newton because that's where I'm from. But should I have put Charlotte instead? Newton is a small town a hour away from Charlotte and I sometimes attend the Rock'em Sock'em tournaments that are held there. I didn't think about this at first, but am I at risk of being thrown in a pool with those guys for not listing that city instead of mine?

    Please email the webmaster on www.finalround.org so t can be a reminder.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod

    Plane Ticket bought, pre reg complete, ready to experience this first final round.

    Thank you for supporting the Midwest quals in KC sir! Make sure you say hello when you get here.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    i'm on the phone as we speak with the hotel trying to get more rooms released if they are available. I just don't know how many rooms are left in the hotel.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    I'm on the phone as we speak with the hotel trying to get more rooms released if they are available. I just don't know how many rooms are left in the hotel. Hopefully this other group cancels and I can snatch up their rooms! Wish me luck everyone!
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  • maxx manamaxx mana Dan Hibiki > All Joined: Posts: 304
    After seeing the king rooms open up, I just changed my reservation from 2xdouble to king, so hopefully a group can take advantage of this and snag my old room. I'm staying solo so the bigger bed works out for me.

    Can't wait!
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  • DJ DivineDJ Divine Pimp with 0 Bitches Joined: Posts: 776
    so are there more rooms open yet? have I totally missed them by ~30 mins? D;
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    DJ Divine said:

    so are there more rooms open yet? have I totally missed them by ~30 mins? D;

    I will post when they are open but they have to call me back to make sure a group has cancelled or not.

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  • DJ DivineDJ Divine Pimp with 0 Bitches Joined: Posts: 776
    ShinBlanka wrote: »
    so are there more rooms open yet? have I totally missed them by ~30 mins? D; I will post when they are open but they have to call me back to make sure a group has cancelled or not.

    Thank you sir. Crossing my fingers!

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  • Arkive_UAEArkive_UAE Joined: Posts: 14
    Hey guys, I'll be coming to FB from Dubai UAE... It'll be my second major in the US. I'm trying to get pre-reg but it's just sends me to my account on paypal. what should i do and is it possible to get an interview with you ShinBlanka?
  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    Arkive_UAE wrote: »
    Hey guys, I'll be coming to FB from Dubai UAE... It'll be my second major in the US. I'm trying to get pre-reg but it's just sends me to my account on paypal. what should i do and is it possible to get an interview with you ShinBlanka?
    Hello Arkive_UAE, that's awesome that you are planning to attend FR16. Please use the link at the bottom of www.finalround.org to email the webmaster about your problem with registering for FR16, so we can get that issue cleared up asap! Yes I would love to do an interview with you. I'm normally running around the entire venue for 3 days straight none stop, but if you make sure to remind me about the interview the week before the event I will sit down with you. Either way make sure you come and say hello if you're able to attend.

    For those that need a hotel room for the event. If all goes well we should have more rooms released in 2 days. There's another group that might be booted if they don't claim their rooms.

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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    edited February 2013
    So as of right now we have players from Singapore, Israel, UK, Korea, Dubai (UAE), Saudia Arabia, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and Chile planning to attend FR16 on their own efforts. This is shaping up to be one of the most international events in the world as the GLOBAL SATURATION of FINAL ROUND continues! With the great players coming internationally and the great players from The United States of America the FR16 hype is like the T-virus and it's spreading around the world at an alarming rate! Also be advised that EVERY OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT winner at FR16 will receive free badge and entry of the game they won for the new tournament series started by Myself, BigE, SweetJohnnyCage, and LI Joe called "THE FALL CLASSIC"! More news on this exciting new tournaments series is coming soon as we'll be announcing ranbat qualifiers coming to an area near you. Our efforts are to build a stronger EC scene and we have a plan to do so with the ec community help. We beleive that the strength of any tournament is only as strong as it's scene/region it caters towards. Seperately we have help grow our regions (The NE and the SE) with our own events, but for the past year we have asked ourselves "What would happen if we worked together on an event that could bring the east coast closer as a scene?" That answer = T.F.C. Stay tuned for more details in the up coming weeks! Watch the team spooky stream at WB7 for the more info.
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  • CGM NaniwaTigerCGM NaniwaTiger Contract fulfilled.... Joined: Posts: 388
    DJ Divine wrote: »
    ShinBlanka wrote: »
    so are there more rooms open yet? have I totally missed them by ~30 mins? D; I will post when they are open but they have to call me back to make sure a group has cancelled or not.

    Thank you sir. Crossing my fingers!
    I have plenty of free space in my room. I have 2 king beds and just myself and 1 other person staying there for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. If you are interested in staying and chipping in for the room, send me a PM.

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  • Rice_EaterRice_Eater Now more Evil Joined: Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2013
    I heard about TFC a couple of months. A guy who attended NEC told me you guys announced the collaboration during that tournament. And that you guys want this to be the next big thing, not just another major, but a very large one that could rival EVO in terms of size and scale. I don't know if that's what you guys are aiming for but that would be amazing if you guys could put together a event like this for all the guys on this side of the country. I'm really excited to hear more about this and so should everybody else once they become more aware of it.
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    edited February 2013
    Caleb: It's not really fair to compare FR to EVO and I never like it when people do that. When I started FINAL ROUND I did it with believing that no one tournament/event is great than the community as a whole. If people didn't know about the history of the FGC and of FINAL ROUND it was the 1st console major in the USA from what I remember. I had to do it because our local arcades were dying in the ATL and around the SE! Back then if you held a tournament on consoles your event wasn't thought of as a LEGIT major event and with no known crop of top players in the Southeast FR was looked over for years as that "console warrior tournament" for the majority of the USA scene. The only players that looked at FR as a major was the players from the SE and that's how FR started to grow. By the support of the SE scene FINAL ROUND has played an important part of the FGC growth as a whole over the years, but it was only one part to the puzzle that is the FGC!

    One part of a big puzzle is what everyone events over the years has help keep this genre of gaming alive for a new generation of gamers. TFC "THE FALL CLASSIC" is a tournament that myself, BigE, sweetjohnnycage, and IL Joe wanted to start to grow the EC scene as a whole. This union of us four forming TFC should have happened a long time ago as each of us has done their part to help the community to grow. It's not about being E-famous or being popular. It's about making the EC scene stronger and these are the people that came down on vacation to FR15 and heard about my mother passing and offered to help me during the event. I didn't have to ask them and they wouldn't take me telling them no for an answer. These are people I can trust and work with as there's no ego's involved with this event that we are going to create for the EC. We hope you guys support this new venture, but we understand you can't attend everything. Stay tuned for the regional qualifiers that maybe popping up in an area near you!
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    Rice_Eater wrote: »
    I heard about TFC a couple of months. A guy who attended NEC told me you guys announced the collaboration during that tournament. And that you guys want this to be the next big thing, not just another major, but a very large one that could rival EVO in terms of size and scale. I don't know if that's what you guys are aiming for but that would be amazing if you guys could put together a event like this for all the guys on this side of the country. I'm really excited to hear more about this and so should everybody else once they become more aware of it.

    TFC is a venture Joe, John, BigE, and myself wanted to do for the EC. This has nothing to do with being a rival to Evo. This is about making the EC strong as a whole.

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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    edited February 2013
    Ok everyone ask and you shall receive! With over half of the building sold out and our group doubled the amount reserved for us I had to sign an additional contract to get the remaining rooms released to you at the FR rates! At 6pm tomorrow all of the remaining rooms will be released! I don't know how long they will last so you better get them at 6:01pm to make sure you get a room. Here's the link: http://www.finalround.org/location.cfm


    Also for those that was waiting for their check they will not charge your card before you arrive at the hotel so you can feel safe that they won't charge you.
    Post edited by ShinBlanka on
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  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod
    (FinalRound) A staple in the Fighting Game Community!
    New FR site: http://www.finalround.org
    Rest in Peace: To my MOMMA , Auntie Toosie, Uncle Thon, Craig Dufour "MAXIMUS" and Brian "Mummy-B" Graham and my 2 unborn children.
  • ShinBlankaShinBlanka 神Blanka Joined: Posts: 7,146 mod

    "Hey man Utah will be making a return to Final Round next year and we was wondering Will the venue be the same as the 2011 venue?"

    Yes this is the same venue we had in 2011, but we'll have all of the other ballrooms/meeting space in that same area to equal 18,000 sqft in total tournament area space. It's always good to have Utahs best come to the EC and compete in FR16. There's some more news to come for FR16 in the up coming weeks so stay tuned! With last year event having 400+ in ssf4 and umvc3 we are planning for 512 in each of those games and at least 300 players in TTT2. That's why we have to goto the EVO 16 man pool system for FR16 to control the crowds and run things on time. Our goal is to complete everything on time this year, so people will have more time to enjoy the event and the city.

    Online registration is the key to getting everything done in a timely manner. We urge everyone to register online for their badges and games asap, so we can properly make the pools in advance and post them 3-7 days prior to the event date. If you do the emergency registration at the door you'll only have a 4 hour window on thursday evening (7pm-11pm) and friday morning (8am-12noon) to register for tournaments during the event and you WILL NOT BE SEEDED IN ANYWAY! You'll be placed in the 1st available spot in the pools and no effort will be used to seed you by skill level or by city/state. Door registration is one of the main reasons why any event start late IMO. I was going to eliminate at the door registration at this event, but I do understand that it's hard out there these days and sometimes people don't have the money to attend until the last minute.

    If that happens and your only option is to sign up at the event. You will have a chance to compete, but we will not remake/reseed the brackets/pools for anyone that signs up late. The pools will start on time. We can't hold up the pools to reseed them for those that didn't register online. So we at FINAL ROUND are asking everyone that seriously plan to attend FR16 to use the online registration to help us run a smooth event. It not only helps us make the pools well in advance, but it's also cheaper to sign up online than at the door. (online reg = $40 and at the door emergency reg = $50) We hope to see everyone that came last year at FR16. Here's the link to online reg for your badges and games:

    http://www.finalround.org/register.cfm

    Thank you guys for your continued support and i'll see you in March!
    (FinalRound) A staple in the Fighting Game Community!
    New FR site: http://www.finalround.org
    Rest in Peace: To my MOMMA , Auntie Toosie, Uncle Thon, Craig Dufour "MAXIMUS" and Brian "Mummy-B" Graham and my 2 unborn children.
  • HadoukenMDHadoukenMD Dokta Joined: Posts: 2,780
    ShinBlanka wrote: »
    Ok everyone ask and you shall receive! With over half of the building sold out and our group doubled the amount reserved for us I had to sign an additional contract to get the remaining rooms released to you at the FR rates! At 6pm tomorrow all of the remaining rooms will be released! I don't know how long they will last so you better get them at 6:01pm to make sure you get a room. Here's the link: http://www.finalround.org/location.cfm


    Also for those that was waiting for their check they will not charge your card before you arrive at the hotel so you can feel safe that they won't charge you.

    Will this be at 6:01 pm eastern time on 2/14 or 2/15?

    had
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