What are the CEO 2021 Fighting Game Championships?

CEO 2021 Fighting Game Championships is a tournament series and convention experience for fighting game fans held annually. With ever increasing attendance every year, CEO has become one of the most attended fighting game events in the world. 2019 had over 8,000 attendees spanning 47 States and 35 Countries.

Where is CEO 2021 located?

CEO 2021 takes place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819! Click here for Hotel Details and directions.

The Wyndham is both the hosting hotel and venue with over 60,000 sq ft of space inside of a conference center in the heart of International Drive surrounded by hundreds of restaurants, shops and nightlife destinations all within walking distance.

Once you’re at CEO, you have everything you need to make the most of your weekend.

Isn't CEO usually in June?

Normally CEO has always taken place in June, however due to multiple postponements from Covid cancellations, we had to push it back.

With restrictions lifting, readily available vaccinations for those able, we would like to host CEO at the end of 2021 to celebrate the return to offline events with the community. Just this year CEO will take place in December. 2022 and beyond, CEO will return to its normal late June Schedule.

We also made the hard decision to cancel CEOtaku for 2021 which will return in 2022. CEO 2021 will feature multiple anime fighting games on the tournament list to bring everyone together.

Which Airport do I Fly into?

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located 20 minutes from the Wyndham Orlando Resort where CEO 2021 will take place this year. Uber or Cab rides are normally around $30 each way.

What are the Official Games featured at CEO 2021?

The Final list for CEO 2021 Tournaments is listed on CEO GAME RULES.

Is there an Official Facebook Event page?

Coming Soon!

How Can I help CEO 2021?

We now have applications up if you’d like to be involved with helping make CEO 2021 a success. Please visit: https://ceogaming.org/ceo/#get-involved/

Can I still register during the event for official tournaments?

There will be no on site registration for official tournaments this year. Spectator passes may still be available on site via weekend badges or single day tickets while supplies last.

What is the 24 Hour Jebaileyland Arcade?

Jebaileyland is a free to play area that is open 24 hours starting Friday until we end the weekend on Sunday evening.

If you’d like to be a part of Jebaileyland arcade at CEO 2021, please contact ceogaming@gmail.com.

When does Registration for CEO 2021 End?

Registration ends on November 14th for any official tournaments if player caps have not been met. CEO 2021 is currently on track to be a complete sell out and no changes will be made to brackets/registrations after November 14th.

How do I get to the Wyndham Venue if I’m from out of town?

For CEO 2021, we will have information available soon.

CEO 2021 Refund Policy?

  • CEO Gaming has a very customer friendly refund policy due to current events. We will continue to honor refund requests by emailing ceogaming@gmail.com with the subject CEO Refund Request + your smash.gg registration name and info.
  • CEO 2021 will offer refunds including the 5% processing fee as long as they are requested before October 1st.
  • After October 1st until October 15th you will receive a refund minus the 5% processing fee as CEO Gaming Inc. takes a financial hit with every refund.
  • Starting October 16th until November 15th you may still request a refund minus $20 (including processing fee) to cover event materials that are ordered at this time.
  • Refunds will no longer be given after November 15th when player registration closes.
  • In the case of any event cancellations refunds will also be given. As of 10/1/2021 CEO 2021 will take place. Our team highly recommends vaccinating yourself to best protect you from Covid-19. We will also be requiring facemasks while inside our venue space.
  • We process refunds once a week on Friday’s to give interested attendees a fair chance to register once competitor badges open up per game.
  • You can follow the #CEOWaitingList channel on discord.gg/ceogaming for your chance to register every Friday afternoon. Refund Policy last updated on 10/1/2021

How old do I need to be to compete?

You need to be 13 years or older with a guardian present. If you are younger than 13, we will need your parents to sign some paper work for you to play as well as if you place in the top 8 of the tournament.

Children 12 and under are free to spectate the event with an adult ticket purchase.

Can you smoke/vape in the Ballroom?

No. Please keep it outside in designated areas.

What is CEO?

Community Effort Orlando is a series of Fighting Game Tournaments located in Orlando, FL. Read all about the history of CEO since its inception in 2010 here.

Who do I contact with any Media, Partnerships or General Questions?

Please contact Alex Jebailey at ceogaming@gmail.com.

What does BYOC (Bring your own Controller) mean?

CEO events require competitors to supply their own controller for any tournaments they enter. This means you’ll need to bring an arcade stick, wired console pad controller, or inventive keyboard contraption compatible with the console your tournament is scheduled to appear on.