MEET THE FACES BEHIND CEO

ALEX JEBAILEY

ALEX JEBAILEY

First CEO Memory
Creating CEO and then resting on the 7th day.

3 Favorite Games
1. Capcom Vs. Snk 2
2. Ultra Street Fighter 4
3. Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Mike Schuman

Mike Schuman

First CEO Memory
My first CEO experience was Jebailey getting double Abel’d out at the first CEO at the fairgrounds

3 Favorite Games
1. Capcom Vs SNK 2
2. Akatsuki Blitzkampf
3. Hokuto no Ken

LUKE “LUKADA” OKADA

LUKE “LUKADA” OKADA

First CEO Memory
At my first CEO in 2014 I was watching the tourney near the T.O. desk and Jebailey walks up to me and jokingly says, “Gootecks right?” Everything began there.

3 Favorite Games
1. Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late
2. Blazblue Chrono Phantasma
3. Street Fighter Alpha 3

Rick Thiher

Rick Thiher

First CEO Memory
Trying to avoid stepping on the geckos running around outside the Wyndham.

3 Favorite Games
1. Killer Instinct
2. Mortal Kombat 9
3. Super Street Fighter IV

Mikey "OVR9k" Rivera

Mikey "OVR9k" Rivera

First CEO Memory
My first CEO, seeing one of the players who beat Alex in sf4 with Abel call his mom and saying “I just beat Jebailey” immediately after was gold.

3 Favorite Games
1. Tekken
2. Street Fighter
3. Marvel vs Capcom

Alicia White

Alicia White

First CEO Memory
I volunteered at CEO Winterfest 2014 and this was a trial run to see if Smash should be brought back to the main CEO. The friendships I have made over the years because of this event will always keep me coming back to help.

3 Favorite Games
1. Overwatch
2. Halo 3
3. Tomb Raider

Ryan “ConvictedofFun” Mejia

Ryan “ConvictedofFun” Mejia

First CEO Memory
My first CEO was in 2014 as an attendee. I saw a cage match between Mike Ross and someone else and immediately awed by it. Everything I had seen on the internet was there in that room. Amazing.

3 Favorite Games
1. Ultra Street Fighter 4
2. Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES)
3. Catherine (Street Fighter 3: Third Stike if that doesn’t count)

Mia “Glacia” Martin

Mia “Glacia” Martin

First CEO Memory
Setting up CEO 2017 was my first real CEO experience. It was amazing to watch the ballroom transform into the event. The best part was testing the lighting by getting to strut down the catwalk to the ring!

3 Favorite Games
1. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
2. Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st]
3. Ultra Street Fighter 4

Orlando “O_Super” Suber

Orlando “O_Super” Suber

First CEO Memory
Not my first memory, but surely the most memorable moment. CEO 2012; Super Turbo tournament of legends. Watching Daigo play ST in a Central FL Tournaments ball room on a sega city candy cab is easily my fondest CEO moment of all time. At the time it seemed so unrealistic that something we watched as young adults on VHS/DVD’s/Early YouTube videos was literally happening in our back yard in a nostalgic sense.

3 Favorite Games
1. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo X
2. Vampire Savior
3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future

Andres "nothingxs" Velasco y Coll

Andres "nothingxs" Velasco y Coll

First CEO Memory
My first time actually volunteering time to CEO was during one of the KOF tournaments at my first CEO, as they were short-handed on commentary, and I got to sit down with The Answer and later with BALA during commentary for pools and top 32 — and we definitely may have hit the SAP button. It was so fun that they had me back next year to do the rumble with Carlos Chambi, and that’s still online for your entertainment.

3 Favorite Games
1. The King of Fighters ’98
2. Capcom VS SNK 2
3. Super Street Fighter II Turbo

Kent "The MFK" Ward

Kent "The MFK" Ward

First CEO Memory
I was at the first CEO held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. I was blown away by the presentation from game setups to the wrestling ring. It felt big-time. CEO has grown and evolved so much since then and I’m exvited to be a part of the next chapter.

3 Favorite Games
1. Garou: Mark of the Wolves
2. Street Fighter III: Third Strike
3. Street Fighter II: Turbo

Tong Lee

Tong Lee

First CEO Memory
The entire building chanting my name as I competed for the first time on the main stage, in UMvC3 Top 16, against Combofiend at CEO 2012.

3 Favorite Games
1. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
2. Street Fighter 4
3. Tekken 5

Cat "Eidelonn" Thiher

Cat "Eidelonn" Thiher

First CEO Memory
I walked into the ballroom on a Thursday in 2011 and there were partially unpacked boxes and utter chaos in all directions. I got to work! My approach to events hasn’t changed much, and it’s been amazing to watch the team and the community transform and grow.

3 Favorite Games
1. Killer Instinct
2. Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition
3. Puzzle Fighter

Punnha "PheNOM" Nom

Punnha "PheNOM" Nom

First CEO Memory
Jebailey: “Who are you?” Me: “I’m Punnha. Nice to meet you” Jebailey: “Who?”…and thats how we became friends.”

3 Favorite Games
1. Capcom vs SNK 2
2. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
3. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo

Max Wasserman

Max Wasserman

First CEO Memory
I’ve been helping out with CEO remotely since 2013, but my first on-site memory was in 2016 where we clutched out a victory over the Orlando Fire Marshall with just a pixel of health left

3 Favorite Games
1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
2. Wario Land 3
3. Mario Golf (N64)

CEO GAMING Inc.

Community Effort Orlando (CEO) Gaming, INC is an events company specializing in competitive fighting game tournaments, enthusiast outreach, and promotional entertainment rooted in video game products. Since its inception, CEO Gaming’s President and founder, Alex Jebailey, has focused on providing spectacle heavy annual conventions, live entertainment broadcasts, and internationally reliable event consultation. His consistent efforts have helped produce many of the world’s most popular fighting game conventions.