CEO 2021 Event Date

Everything you need to know!


Welcome back everyone!

To begin, the entire team and I would like to thank you for supporting CEO and coming together as a community for this special CEO in December

Whether this is your first CEO event or you’re a tournament veteran, I’d like to guide you through the information you need to maximize your experience this weekend.

Venue | Hotel

  • Wyndham Orlando Resort 8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
  • About a 20 minute Lyft/Uber ride from the (MCO)Orlando International Airport.
  • More information about the venue can be found here.

Badge Pickup

  • There will be two areas to pick up badges this year at the venue.
    • The hotel lobby will have badge pickup for
    • Standard badges for registered players and spectators.
    • Attendees that ordered custom contributor badges
    • Volunteers, media, and exhibitors
  • In front of the entrance of the Palms Ballroom will have badge pickup for
    • Standard badges for registered players and spectators.
  • All attendees will be required to show:
    • Photo ID
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinated status or negative covid test is required. Attendees have many options to present as proof such as
    • Physical vaccination card
    • Photocopy of vaccination card
    • Digital photo of vaccination card
    • Negative covid test taken within 72 hours of the event start date may be used in place of vaccination proof.
  • Badge pickup schedule (You may pick up your badge on the day you arrive if you can’t make early badge pickup on Thursday)
    • Thursday 3pm-9pm
    • Friday 9am-9pm
    • Saturday 9am-9pm
    • Sunday 9am-6pm (At Registration only located near Palms Ballroom)
  • Please plan to pick up your badge at least one hour before your first scheduled pool time to avoid disqualification from bracket.
  • On-Site Registration
    • There will be NO ON-SITE PLAYER REGISTRATION for our main lineup.
  • Spectator badges will be sold at the registration/sales desk in the Palms Ballroom foyer for $60 with proof of vaccination or negative covid test within 72 hours of the event start date.
  • Lost badges will not be replaced and a new badge must be purchased.

Last but not least! Every Registered attendee will receive a CEO Welcome Kit at badge pick up.

CEO 2021 Event Kit

CEO Discord

  • Join the CEO Discord Server for this and future events at 
    • Receive live updates during the event
    • Lose something? Check out the lost and found channel
    • Have questions? Hit up the #asktheceostaff channel.


  • We’ve placed all of our streams and schedule for #CEO2021 on an  all in one page you can find at

When and where is my tournament pool?

  • The event schedule and floorplan is available at
  • Preliminary pool assignments are available at
    • If you need to submit feedback, please do so via this form. before 6 pm EST Tuesday Night on  11/30. 
    • Pool assignments are subject to change, so please check before attending the event.
    • Pools will be finalized and locked in by Wednesday evening so please re visit Wednesday evening to know when you are playing.
  • Please plan to show up to your pool 10 minutes early and check-in with the person running your bracket at your pool location.
  • To find exactly where your pool station is, every game will have Station Numbers, so if you are in Guilty Gear -Strive- A1, you’ll look for Station Sign 1 inside of Palms Ballroom (Venue Map has where each official game will be located among our 4 ballrooms) and report there for your bracket 10 minutes before its start time.
    • Please try to stay near your pool until you are done competing.
    • If you need to step away for any reason, please inform the person running your bracket.
  • If you are disqualified for not showing up to your bracket or leaving during, there will not be anything we can do afterwards. 

Click here for Official Game Rules.

What’s on the Line and Top 8 Entrances

  • With the return of CEO and our mainstage Ring, all 10 Official Game Champions will receive a Custom CEO Championship Belt!
  • All Top 8 Finalists will receive a Customized Gold Championship Medal
  • For all our Top 8 entrances that are featured in the CEO Ring, our friends at All Elite Wrestling are letting us use their Original Entrance Songs for our players to walk out to! Check out the full list from Mikey Rukus here with their Spotify Links to give them a listen.

Exhibitors and Artist Alley

CEO 2021 is also receiving support to make this event possible from:

  •  HitBoxArcade Pioneers on the Smash Box
  • We also have many Artists located around the venue selling everything from plushies, prints, shirts, stickers, and much more! You can find all of our artists and their placement listed here.

Keep an eye on for all our partner promotions and updates throughout #CEO2021!


General Event Rules

  • All attendees will be required to wear facemasks while inside any of our ballroom spaces. There will also be badge checks at every ballroom door.
  • Bring your own controllers, tournament legal converters, fight stick, or any peripheral needed to play your tournament matches.
  • Make sure to delete previous bluetooth devices on the PS4 console you play your tournament matches on so you don’t get interrupted during your match.
  • For Smash, please make sure to desync your pro controllers after your match.
  • Please be respectful of other attendees and follow directions given by the CEO and hotel staff.
  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD or ALCOHOL is allowed in the ballrooms. Drinks such as water and soda are fine, just please keep them away from the consoles.
  • The pool area will be open until 2am Friday and Saturday night as long as attendees are patronizing the poolside bar and restaurant, Gatorville.
  • NO GLASS allowed at the pool. If you plan to drink anything while being in the pool area or walking around, please use plastic or paper cups.
  • There is NO SMOKING and NO VAPING inside of the venue.
  • We have hired a full security team for the safety and comfort of our attendees. Please don’t hesitate to report anything suspicious to the hotel and CEO staff.
  • It may not be the summer, but still do be hygienic for the comfort of everyone.If you sweat through all of your clothes, feel free to buy more CEO t-shirts to get you through the weekend!

Official CEO 2021 Merchandise
Will be on sale at the Gaming Generations Booth and ONLINE this weekend!


The entire CEO team and I look forward to providing an awesome experience for everyone. Feel free to share your weekend’s memories and pictures using the hashtag #CEO2021 throughout social media! 

CEO has always stood for the community and we wouldn’t be here without your support, so thanks to each and everyone of you.

If you have any other questions about the event, please email

Your Host,

Alex Jebailey