Official Final Round XIII Thread

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#1 Edited by lordofultima (6287 posts) -

 
Final Round is the premiere fighting game tournament on the east coast. Final Round XII in 2009 was one of the first majors to house Street Fighter IV, and Final Round XIII in 2010 carries its own significance; it will be one of the last majors for Street Fighter IV, seeing as Super Street Fighter is already well on its way to consoles come late-April. Last year there were close to 300 people in the SFIV bracket, and things are looking even more promising this year, as everyone wants to put their stamp on this game before we ship it out to sea. This truly could be the "Final Round" for vanilla Street Fighter IV. 
 
With this said, this is my first offline tournament I will be attending, which sounds a little crazy. I'm not sure how well I will fare, but I'm sure to have a great experience no matter the outcome. My goal = to win against someone. If I do that, then I'd say my experience is a success. I will be packing light, only bringing an arcade stick, some clothes, an ipod and my camcorder. My stick isn't even a PS3 stick, but who knows what casuals I may be playing at, I'm sure there's going to be random Xbox's throughout the various hotel rooms people will be staying in. 
 
I'll be arriving Thursday, a day before the event begins, and two days before normal singles competition in Street Fighter IV. That'll give me time to dick around the venue with my camera, participate in some hype casuals with nobodies, and hang out with my very special buddy, SpecialBuddy! I'll either be renting a PS3 stick for the tourney (since it's all on PS3), or sharing his dual-modded AMERICA STYLE T.E., hopefully the latter. We'll be staying in the same room, so this is is your opportunity to come down to Final Round with us! WHO'S WITH ME!??!!

Where

Holiday Inn - Atlanta Northeast/Doraville
2001 Clearview Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30340
(770) 455-3700     
 

When

March 12th-14th, 2010 
 

Schedule

Friday (03/12):  

  • Street Fighter IV Teams (3v3 & 5v5)
  • Tekken 6: BR State vs. State (5v5)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Mark of the Wolves
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (Teams & Singles)
 

Saturday (03/13):  

  • Street Fighter IV Singles (Up to top 64 or 32)
  • Tekken 6: BR Singles (up to top 64 or 32)
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • King of Fighters 2002: Ultimate Match
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Teams & Singles)
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
 

Sunday (03/14):

  • Street Fighter IV Singles (top X)
  • Tekken 6: BR Singles (top X)
  • The King of Fighters XII
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again
  • Super Street Fighter II: HD Remix
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
 
 

Attendees


#2 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -

My B-Day is that Weekend also so there!

#3 Posted by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -

I fucking hate both of you.

#4 Posted by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" I fucking hate both of you. "
Cmon man, aren't you going?
#5 Edited by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@lordofultima said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" I fucking hate both of you. "
Cmon man, aren't you going? "
I'm in Canada and in School during that time.
 
 
I really do wanna go just not gonna happen. I defiantly wanna goto Evo tho. So once you guys start talking about that LEMME KNOW BRO.
#6 Edited by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:

" @lordofultima said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" I fucking hate both of you. "

Cmon man, aren't you going? "
I'm in Canada and in School during that time.   I really do wanna go just not gonna happen. I defiantly wanna goto Evo tho. So once you guys start talking about that LEMME KNOW BRO. "
Better get that shit worked out now, son. Don't want to hear any excuses come July, BRO.
#7 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" My B-Day is that Weekend also so there! "
Your name is Tristen. I love you. That is the coolest name ever.
#8 Edited by Wes899 (2128 posts) -

I live about 1.5 hours south of Atlanta. Too bad I suck. Actually, I might as well show up. It'd be fun. 

#9 Posted by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Jeffsekai said:

" @lordofultima said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" I fucking hate both of you. "

Cmon man, aren't you going? "
I'm in Canada and in School during that time.   I really do wanna go just not gonna happen. I defiantly wanna goto Evo tho. So once you guys start talking about that LEMME KNOW BRO. "
Better get that shit worked out now, son. Don't want to hear any excuses come July, BRO. "
Just made a post about EVO on that awesome SRK board where that one guy love u :)
#10 Edited by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

I'd go with you guys but there's no hope of me being able to get there
 
the more I think about the more I want to make the drive, .but that's a 12 hour drive holy shit...i'll hate myself so much but if I can get some of the local people to pay for gas money.......maybe

#11 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -
@Thrawn said:
" I'd go with you guys but there's no hope of me being able to get there  the more I think about the more I want to make the drive, .but that's a 12 hour drive holy shit...i'll hate myself so much but if I can get some of the local people to pay for gas money.......maybe "
Ill stick you in my carry on bag. They will never know.
#12 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

I'll be cheering for you guys if there's a stream.

#13 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" @Thrawn said:
" I'd go with you guys but there's no hope of me being able to get there  the more I think about the more I want to make the drive, .but that's a 12 hour drive holy shit...i'll hate myself so much but if I can get some of the local people to pay for gas money.......maybe "
Ill stick you in my carry on bag. They will never know. "
just tell them that I am your carry on bag
#14 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -
@AniMoney said:
" I'll be cheering for you guys if there's a stream. "
Totally.
#15 Posted by Wes899 (2128 posts) -

Both myself (Wes Martin) and Ultimate SMG (Cody Dickson) are attending. Hope to see you guys there.

#16 Edited by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Wes899 said:

" Both myself (Wes Martin) and Ultimate SMG (Cody Dickson) are attending. Hope to see you guys there. "

Good to hear, I was going to elbow drop you if you didn't end up going, seeing as you live 1.5 hours away and all. 
 
Also, wasn't Gambit supposed to be attending? And Stang? WHAT THE HELL GUYS. Too bad for you losers, got my own hotel room booked and everything.
#17 Posted by Gambit (727 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Wes899 said:

" Both myself (Wes Martin) and Ultimate SMG (Cody Dickson) are attending. Hope to see you guys there. "

Good to hear, I was going to elbow drop you if you didn't end up going, seeing as you live 1.5 hours away and all.  Also, wasn't Gambit supposed to be attending? And Stang? WHAT THE HELL GUYS. Too bad for you losers, got my own hotel room booked and everything. "
if i do go I don't need a hotel room im like an hour and a half away from Atlanta.
#18 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Wes899 said:

" Both myself (Wes Martin) and Ultimate SMG (Cody Dickson) are attending. Hope to see you guys there. "

Good to hear, I was going to elbow drop you if you didn't end up going, seeing as you live 1.5 hours away and all.  Also, wasn't Gambit supposed to be attending? And Stang? WHAT THE HELL GUYS. Too bad for you losers, got my own hotel room booked and everything. "
how much was your room? I'm slowly convincing myself to go and cost is the biggest factor
#19 Posted by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Thrawn said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @Wes899 said:

" Both myself (Wes Martin) and Ultimate SMG (Cody Dickson) are attending. Hope to see you guys there. "

Good to hear, I was going to elbow drop you if you didn't end up going, seeing as you live 1.5 hours away and all.  Also, wasn't Gambit supposed to be attending? And Stang? WHAT THE HELL GUYS. Too bad for you losers, got my own hotel room booked and everything. "
how much was your room? I'm slowly convincing myself to go and cost is the biggest factor "
You can get the rooms for $79 if you say you're there for Final Round, but they only reserved 60 rooms for that. You can sleep on the floor of my room if you pay the the extra money to add another person to the room, lol.
#20 Posted by Wes899 (2128 posts) -
@lordofultima: Shit, I hadn't thought about rooms. Are they booked? Info would be great.
#21 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Just sleep in ultima's bed Thrawn, he won't mind.
 
Actualy, sorry. My mistake. Ultima will of course be bringing his inflatable Akuma doll along with him.

#22 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -

There will be other things we will be doing other than recording random footage of the tournament. Which if im guessing right will be awesome in itself.
 
Me and Ultima were thinking of doing daily podcasts to give more detail on what is going down at the tournament. Hopefully other people will get in on it. Most likely WestAB at this point.

#23 Posted by Gambit (727 posts) -

someone needs to get canned drunk and do a podcast.

#24 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

I hope there is an online stream of this.  If there is, I will definitely be watching it.

#25 Posted by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" I hope there is an online stream of this.  If there is, I will definitely be watching it. "
@Gambit said:
" someone needs to get canned drunk and do a podcast. "
These.
#26 Posted by Plasma (931 posts) -

Stream that hype, or at least record the GB'ers games.

#27 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

I'm more excited for this then when the GB staffers go to PAX or something. Hype levels through the roof.

#28 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

Nope, I am not going. Will be at Evo though. For those going to Evo, let me know by the end of March, my pops told me he can get a hook up on some rooms at Harrah's because of all the money he has lost due to his gambling addiction.

#29 Edited by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@Stang said:

" Nope, I am not going. Will be at Evo though. For those going to Evo, let me know by the end of March, my pops told me he can get a hook up on some rooms at Harrah's because of all the money he has lost due to his gambling addiction. "

:O I plan on going, guess I will look at that stuff tonight.
#30 Posted by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Stang said:
" Nope, I am not going. Will be at Evo though. For those going to Evo, let me know by the end of March, my pops told me he can get a hook up on some rooms at Harrah's because of all the money he has lost due to his gambling addiction. "
Alright then, I'm going. Flight to Vegas is mad cheap.
#31 Posted by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@Stang said:
" Nope, I am not going. Will be at Evo though. For those going to Evo, let me know by the end of March, my pops told me he can get a hook up on some rooms at Harrah's because of all the money he has lost due to his gambling addiction. "
What do u mean hook up? ELABORATE BRO
#32 Posted by AURON570 (1679 posts) -

Good luck dude!

#33 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1112 posts) -
@Gambit said:
" someone needs to get canned drunk and do a podcast. "
Well seeing as I dont drink (right now at least) this most likely wont happen. Ill pretend for you how about that?
#34 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Stang said:
" Nope, I am not going. Will be at Evo though. For those going to Evo, let me know by the end of March, my pops told me he can get a hook up on some rooms at Harrah's because of all the money he has lost due to his gambling addiction. "
What do u mean hook up? ELABORATE BRO "
Seems pretty self explanatory to me. Smoke a bowl and then read it again, it all will make sense.
#35 Posted by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @Stang said:
" Nope, I am not going. Will be at Evo though. For those going to Evo, let me know by the end of March, my pops told me he can get a hook up on some rooms at Harrah's because of all the money he has lost due to his gambling addiction. "
What do u mean hook up? ELABORATE BRO "
Seems pretty self explanatory to me. Smoke a bowl and then read it again, it all will make sense. "
:'(
 
Well I talked to my mom about it and shes fine with it. Getting my passport next weekend. SO MARK ME DOWN AS GOING
#36 Posted by Gambit (727 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" @Gambit said:
" someone needs to get canned drunk and do a podcast. "
Well seeing as I dont drink (right now at least) this most likely wont happen. Ill pretend for you how about that? "
nonsense how are you going to pretend to be drunk when you've never been drunk? Not to mention people pretending to be drunk when they aren't are just jackasses
#37 Posted by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Gambit said:
" @SpecialBuddy said:
" @Gambit said:
" someone needs to get canned drunk and do a podcast. "
Well seeing as I dont drink (right now at least) this most likely wont happen. Ill pretend for you how about that? "
nonsense how are you going to pretend to be drunk when you've never been drunk? Not to mention people pretending to be drunk when they aren't are just jackasses "
But actual drunk people are usually higher on jackass percentage. I'll pretend for you gambit (since I don't drink anymore, either). At least I know what it's like to puke all over someones shoes.
#38 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

Gambit you better be at Evo. The interactions between the two of us after a 12 pack and a few shots would be fucking hilarious. And Ultima, we are both high on the jackass scale to begin with, so it is all good!

#39 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

If you guys are jackasses to begin with you need to consume some anti-jackass material. What could that be? Fish sticks?

#40 Posted by Jeffsekai (7054 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" If you guys are jackasses to begin with you need to consume some anti-jackass material. What could that be? Fish sticks? "
Gay fishhh
#41 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Finally, everybody will be able to see my TRUE GUILE MIXUP SKILLS. YOU WILL ALL BE IN AWE. DAGGER G II, BABY.
 
Not really. Have fun. I hope you all get your ass beat. You know it'll happen anyway!

#42 Posted by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" Finally, everybody will be able to see my TRUE GUILE MIXUP SKILLS. YOU WILL ALL BE IN AWE. DAGGER G II, BABY.  Not really. Have fun. I hope you all get your ass beat. You know it'll happen anyway! "
I will body Justin Wong.
#43 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Napalm said:
" Finally, everybody will be able to see my TRUE GUILE MIXUP SKILLS. YOU WILL ALL BE IN AWE. DAGGER G II, BABY.  Not really. Have fun. I hope you all get your ass beat. You know it'll happen anyway! "
I will body Justin Wong. "
Body flop Justin Wong when he's playing. Stand on a chair and when you're about to land on him just yell, "RAGING DEMON" really fast.
 
Somebody will put up a YouTube video saying, "Justin Wong Raging Demon'd IRL"
#44 Posted by lordofultima (6287 posts) -

Update: 
 
Did dreadful dentist appointment so I'm feeling good, picked up a PS3 Marvel TE so I have my own PS3 stick, will be purchasing badge today or tomorrow, then it's a done done deal. I got the stick and sacrificed the money I was saving for the Hauppauge PVR, but this was the more important matter, and I wanted to make sure I could play in the tournament without borrowing someones stick. What if Canned didn't show up or his stick broke or something? Yeah so that's dealt with. 
 
I actually swapped out the parts/artwork/plexi/panel for the one my 360 TE has, so I can have my custom look and feel for the tournament. Word.

#45 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" Update:  Did dreadful dentist appointment so I'm feeling good, picked up a PS3 Marvel TE so I have my own PS3 stick, will be purchasing badge today or tomorrow, then it's a done done deal. I got the stick and sacrificed the money I was saving for the Hauppauge PVR, but this was the more important matter, and I wanted to make sure I could play in the tournament without borrowing someones stick. What if Canned didn't show up or his stick broke or something? Yeah so that's dealt with.  I actually swapped out the parts/artwork/plexi/panel for the one my 360 TE has, so I can have my custom look and feel for the tournament. Word. "
That's funny, I'm actually making a PS3 stick right now. But I'm sure if you didn't have one people there would let you borrow theirs for your matches.
#46 Edited by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@AniMoney said:

" @lordofultima said:

" Update:  Did dreadful dentist appointment so I'm feeling good, picked up a PS3 Marvel TE so I have my own PS3 stick, will be purchasing badge today or tomorrow, then it's a done done deal. I got the stick and sacrificed the money I was saving for the Hauppauge PVR, but this was the more important matter, and I wanted to make sure I could play in the tournament without borrowing someones stick. What if Canned didn't show up or his stick broke or something? Yeah so that's dealt with.  I actually swapped out the parts/artwork/plexi/panel for the one my 360 TE has, so I can have my custom look and feel for the tournament. Word. "

That's funny, I'm actually making a PS3 stick right now. But I'm sure if you didn't have one people there would let you borrow theirs for your matches. "
I have people-phobia. I can't approach random people and ask them something like that, I'd feel embarrassed. Then I'd also have to mess with button configuration and all that mess, oy vey.  Calling up a random GameStop to see if they had a TE even made me nervous, since I have people-phobia. lol 
 
#47 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima: lol what if you see like a top player you admire? you wouldn't say anything?
#48 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@AniMoney: He'd yelp like a little girl and ask for an autograph. Duh.
#49 Edited by lordofultima (6287 posts) -
@AniMoney said:

" @lordofultima: lol what if you see like a top player you admire? you wouldn't say anything? "

I'd probably just admire them from a distance like a stalker, and yell something about wombo combos when they weren't looking. I don't really admire anyone aside from Ed Ma and Marn, and I doubt Ed Ma would be there.
#50 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @AniMoney said:

" @lordofultima: lol what if you see like a top player you admire? you wouldn't say anything? "

I'd probably just admire them from a distance like a stalker, and yell something about wombo combos when they weren't looking. I don't really admire anyone aside from Ed Ma and Marn, and I doubt Ed Ma would be there. "
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