Registration for CEO 2018 is now open!

CEO 2018 Fighting Game Championships Registration

CEO 2018 takes place in a new city inside of our biggest and baddest venue to date, featuring 200,000 sq ft of space and an arena finals viewing hall, the Daytona Beach Ocean Center on June 29 – July 1st.

CEO 2018 is hosted by which takes place at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL on June 29 – July 1st.

Our official Hosting hotel is the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort right next door to the Ocean Center. Click here for more info


All badges include access to the entire venue for the weekend. Spectators receive the same access but may not enter any official tournaments. Please note ALL Registrations below include general seating access into the Arena Finals viewing hall. For an additional $25 listed through registration, attendees can purchase Premium “Ringside” seats to be closer to the player entrances, action and hype.

Exhibit hall for casuals will also remain open on Sunday next to the Arena hall so you can make the most out of your weekend experience at CEO 2018!

Early Bird Registration ($55) is available until February 28th, 2018.

Normal Registration ($65) is available from March 1st until May 31st

Late Registration ($75) is available from June 1st until June 19th when online registration closes at 11:59 pm est.

On Site Registration ($100) is considered Emergency Registration and is only available Thursday, June 28th from 8 PM to 10 PM. Emergency registrants are placed into bracket byes with NO regional seeding and can only be added before a tournament starts.

Spectators: $50 3-day badge in advance , $25 1-day single day pass while supplies last. Spectator passes allows you to enjoy CEO 2018 as an attendee but not enter any of our official tournaments.

Please keep in mind that official tournaments may start as early as Friday June 29th at 10am EST. A final pool schedule will be posted before registration closes in June This is to ensure a smooth and comfortable weekend for all players. Again tournaments may start as early as Friday at 10 am so please plan your trip accordingly.

CEO 2018 Tournament Game List

  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PS4)
  • Injustice 2 (PS4)
  • Tekken 7 (PS4)
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ (PS4)
  • Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st] (PS4)
  • Killer Instinct (XBOX One)
  • Guilty Gear XRD Rev2 (PS4)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • King of Fighter XIV (PS4)
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo (Arcade)
  • Capcom Vs. Snk 2 (Arcade/PS2)
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Arcade)

Systems above are subject to change with notice given.

What are the CEO Fighting Game Championships?

CEO 2018 Fighting Game Championships are a tournament series and convention experience for fighting game fans held annually in June. With ever increasing attendance every year, CEO has become one of the most attended fighting game events in the world. In the past few years we have had over 10,000 attendees from over 47 US States and 30 Countries from around the world.

Why should you attend?

  • 14+ Tournaments: CEO 2018 Features 14 of the biggest and brightest community games today. CEO receives some of the best developer support yearly so stay tuned for major announcements.
  • The Grandest Stage in CEO History: CEO Features a Wrestling ring stage with Top 8 Music Entrances for players to showcase their personality. Winners will receive Gold Championship Title Belts. This year the select game finals will take place inside of the Ocean Center Arena with up to 9,000 seats available.
  • Celebrity Appearances: In recent years CEO has been visited by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega from New Japan World Wrestling. You never know who might show up to a CEO event.
  • Multiple Streams & Stages: CEO has been prominently featured on Twitch every year involving The Capcom Pro Tour and more.
  • Entertaining Commentary: CEO’s tournaments feature curated amateur & professional commentary for all games.
  • Dedicated casual setups & BYOC area with side events welcome.
  • Jebaileyland arcade is bigger and better than ever with over 60 arcade cabinets spanning fighting, rhythm and arcade classics.
  • One of the best and biggest artist alleys in the community.
  • Vendors featuring custom controllers, arcade sticks, plushies, merchandise and more
  • Community Stick modders and custom part sales.
  • Venue location is surrounded by many restaurants and things to do within walking distance such as the Ocean Walk Shoppes Hub.
  • Local Restaurant discounts with your Attendee badge.

New to 2018!

  • The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach features a 9,000 plus seating Arena next to the 95,000 sq ft Exhibit Hall where CEO 2018 takes place. CEO 2018 is over 7 times the size of previous CEO events.
  • The Official Hilton Daytona Beach is one of the biggest and best resorts right on the Ocean. It is directly across the street from the Ocean Center where CEO will take place and has a very special CEO attendee discounted rate.
  • Community Panels. Now with bigger space we will be adding Panels submitted by community members featuring content centered around the fighting game community. Applications go live by January

Stay tuned for more announcements by following @CEOGaming on Twitter or the official Facebook Event Page.

If you have any questions about CEO 2018 please contact us at

See you at CEO 2018!

Please fill out the embedded registration form below or you may visit registration page directly through Spectators can purchase tickets below by filling out the first page of information and then selector Spectator passes on the 2nd page of registration below player registration.