The Dead or Alive community is about to perform and entertain the FGC again this time at Final Round XX in Atlanta which could be the perfect follow-up event to the incredible Winter Brawl and KIT tournaments. This competitive show will be the first of five in Team NINJA's 2017 Battle Royal featuring 60 offline players.
There is a $1,000 pot bonus, and the money is nice, but I think the big catch for a lot of people here is that 1st place sponsorship to NEC. Team NINJA will pay your flight, hotel, venue and entry to NEC XVIII. That is a very enticing prize to any of the hungry players out there that want to travel, and if you have your ticket to the main show punched early it helps tremendously with planning your agenda for the rest of the year. Since @Rikuto has already qualified for NEC XVIII second place will take the sponsorship prize if he wins this major. The player that successfully captures the prize has earned it, because it's not coming easy here.
It's almost impossible to determine a winner because of all the talent. You have @Rikuto, @XcaliburBladeZ and @Hoodless whom are very concerned about each other because of recent tournaments where it seems like it's going back and forth like a main event at Wrestlemania. Just about all of the Christie professionals will be there: Kwiggle, Sonic Fox, Blackberry, Awesmic... they have been pretty damn loyal to figuring this character out and have proven it for years now. @Awesmic will never drop Christie, just like Rojikku will never drop Hayate and just like @shazzmatazzles will never drop Ein (both competing at FR). I believe we will see people stick to their guns because why on earth would you not want to secure a prize like this as early as possible?
While it might be hard to predict the outcome of this tournament one thing is for certain: The community should definitely look forward to this, and should definitely be watching Final Round XX this weekend.