What are the CEO 2023 Fighting Game Championships?

CEO 2023 Fighting Game Championships is a tournament series and convention experience for fighting game fans held annually. After a successful sold out return with CEO 2021 in Orlando, FL, we expand again to the massive Daytona Beach Ocean Center. CEO expands into TCG (Tournament Card Games), a bigger Artist Alley and Jebaileyland Arcade. This will also be the debut major tournament for Street Fighter 6!

Where is CEO 2023 located?

CEO 2023 takes place at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center! Click here for Hotel Details and directions.

The Wyndham is both the hosting hotel and venue with 200,000 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.

Which Airport do I Fly into?

Airports near the Ocean Center:

Find more info here of the CEO 2023 Shuttle Service for MCO Orlando Airport Arrivals (Thursday 6/22) or Departures (Monday June 26th)

What are the Official Games featured at CEO 2023?

The Final list for CEO 2023 Tournaments is listed on CEO GAME RULES.

Can I win prizes at CEO 2023?

You can see the breakdown on prizes on CEO 2023 Prizing section.

Where can I find tournament game rules for CEO 2023?

Questions about tournament format, prizing, valid controllers, and more can be found in the CEO 2023 Game Rules.

Where can I pick up my badge?

Check-in will be located across from the main hall entrance. Please see signs stating “Badge Pick Up”

What is the event schedule?

Full schedule will be posted closer to the start of the event. Please note, Official tournaments may start as early as Friday June 23rd at 12 Noon Eastern Time: Please plan your trip accordingly. Final pool schedules will be posted after registration closes in Mid June.

How Can I help CEO 2023?

We now have applications up if you’d like to be involved with helping make CEO 2023 a success. Please visit: https://ceogaming.org/ceo/#get-involved/

Can I get a refund?

Refund requests by emailing ceogaming@gmail.com with the subject CEO Refund Request + your start.gg registration name and info.

  • Refund requests submitted by  February 28th, 2023 will be refunded in full, minus the 5% Processing Fee.
  • Requests submitted between March 1st, 2023 and May 31st 2023 will receive a partial refund (Total amount minus 30% including processing fee).
  • There will be no refunds after June 1st, 2023, as we will have ordered event materials to make CEO 2023 another great event.
  • In a rare case of any event cancellations refunds will be given. Our team highly recommends vaccinating yourself to best protect you from COVID-19. We will also be strongly suggesting facemasks while inside our venue space.
  • CEO Gaming is not responsible for any hotel or travel costs.

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 2023, please contact ceogaming@gmail.com.

When does Registration for CEO 2023 End?

Registration ends on June 9th for any official tournaments if player caps have not been met. There will be no on-site registration for CEO 2023’s tournament competitions.

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.

Can I bring my own food and water?

No outside food or drinks are allowed, but you are welcome to bring in bottled water. The Ocean has fairly priced food options.

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.

Do I need to bring a PS5 stick to play Street Fighter 6?

Yes. They’ll be available usb converters for purchase at paradise arcade shop but in limited supply.

Does my child need a pass?

Only 12-year-olds and under get a free pass with a paying adult pass.

13–17-year-olds needs to sign a waiver, but a guardian/parent present is recommended