Last Updated June 1st, 2022. Rules subject to change

Before competing at CEO, please familiarize yourself with all of our Tournament Rules listed below:

? CEO Gaming Inc. has a zero tolerance policy toward violence, hate crimes, threats of violence, intimidation, inappropriate contact, harassment (sexual or otherwise), and other forms of personal misconduct. Any incident or threat of violence, harassment, aggressive intimidation, or inappropriate contact of any kind will result in a minimum 1-year to lifetime attendance ban.

? All Games will be played on default settings, unless otherwise noted below

? All Tournament Matches are 2/3 Games unless otherwise noted under a game’s particular rulesets.  Winners, Losers and Grand Finals for All games are 3/5!

? All Games are run in Double Elimination style, Larger turnouts will be split up into Pool Play with Double Elimination Rules until a Semifinals such as top 32/16 are whittled down to Top 8 For Finals

? All Macros available via the in-game controller configuration menu are allowed, Example- Tekken Mapping LP+RP to R1

? Accidentally pausing the game at any time during a match may force you to forfeit the round (Solely at judge’s discretion if there is a player dispute)

? If you choose Random Select to pick a character and win the match, you must Random Select your character again

? You MUST provide your own controller for the events when competing.You must bring your own converters, Cronus and Chronus Max Wireless converters are BANNED.

? Brook Converters are legal and allowed. We have tested them ourselves without any issues. For more information on Brook Converters please visit Arcade Shock here http://arcadeshock.com/products/brook-converter-various-configurations

? If you use a PS4 Dualshock or wireless controller of any kind, be sure to disconnect or desync it after every match. Upcoming players should  make sure to delete all Bluetooth devices from said console when sitting down for their upcoming match through the Console’s Settings, failure to do so will be grounds for DQ if another match is interrupted.

? If you are entered into multiple tournaments that possibly happen at the same time, please notify your pool judges to avoid any DQs

? Coaching is allowed with One 30 second coaching break in a set before games. Coaches must be named before their matches. Coaches are not allowed on stage next to their players during a match. (Subject to change)

? If you have any issues with the tournament itself or tournament play please find the Tournament Director Alex Jebailey or head of Staff Tong Lee during the event

? Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Director determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.

? When reporting results to your bracket judge, please no 0-2 but it was close submissions

? Above all else please have fun!

When competing in any tournament, players will know their pool times before the event begins. Players will be responsible for checking in at their pool station with the bracket TO that will be designated by your area. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Games per Set
? 3/5 Games per Set in Winners Finals, Losers Finals, & Grand Finals
? Winner Must Keep Chatacter
? Loser May Switch Character
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 3/5 Games for all Sets
? Winner must keep characters
? Loser may switch
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

PlayStation 2 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Games for all Sets
? Winner must keep character, order, and groove.
? Loser may switch character, order, and groove.
? Random stage select unless players agree to a stage
? Shin Akuma, Ultimate Rugal, E. Ryu and Blood Iori are BANNED. The only BOSS allowed is Jebailey

PlayStation 2 | Bring Your Own Controller

General Rules

? Double Elimination
? Difficulty must be set to hard in the options menu
? 2/3 Games per Set
? Winner Must Pick Character First

Stage Selection
?   1st Match starts at Club Murder. Loser picks the next stage. Players may not pick a stage they’ve won on previously in the set

Character Selection
?  After a match the loser may elect to pick first, the winner is character locked if the character they played in the previous match is available and was not stolen from them. Before a set, players may request a coin toss or rock paper scissors for first pick, if no request is made, characters are picked as normal

Infinites

? Infinites on the boxing rings, on flood lights, at empty areas of the stage, and using the roll off the wall, as well as the wall redaze are banned and will result in a forefit of the game.

? All infinites are allowed to be performed for one rep then a combo ender must be performed except for the wall redaze infinite, which is never allowed.

? Clarification on Wall Redaze Infinite: All wall interactions are legal, except: ending a string so your opponent is forced off the wall standing in a stunned state. If your opponent is knocked to the floor by a combo ender, or falling out of the combo and is stunned, this is not the wall redaze infinite.

? Additionally, the following is an example of a FFNY American Reset: Hitting your opponent while they are positioned on the wall, which then causes them to stand up in a neutral state is considered an FFNY American Reset. There are situations where coming off the wall in a neutral state will allow specific characters who have no gaps in a string to continue hitting the opponent.

? A neutral state, is a state where you have control over your character, i.e. not on the wall or dazed. This is not a wall redaze infinite and is legal.

? For those curious a standard American Reset is: “When somebody accidentally drops their combo, but a follow-up attack hits the opponent anyway because they simply weren’t blocking or, indeed, paying attention to the screen at all. It’s kind of like a reset, but with no underlying mixup behind it, which means it should “never” work… except for the times it does.”

? Additionally, grabbing characters that are unsticking from the wall passively, not as a result of an attack knocking them off the wall and not characters tech rolling off the wall, is also ruled as a wall redaze infinite.

? A wall redaze also occurs when a player mistimes their strikes, allowing an opponent enough time to fully come off the wall into a wall redaze state.

? Exception to Wall Redaze Infinite: A player who uses a heavy strike during a wall combo will not be disqualified if the player immediately commits to using the heavy strike in the wall combo. If a significant delay before the startup animation for the heavy strike occurs and then their opponent comes off the wall into a dizzy animation, this will be considered a Wall Redaze Infinite.

? The Strike Infinite is LEGAL.

? Using any grapple move that ignores the double down stun limit, i.e. chain stun grabs, are limited to one per combo except in the case of Blazin moves and a specific wall grab animation that causes an additional stun. These are not momentum stuns.

? Momentum stuns are defined as: Situations where you get additional stuns in a combo by exceeding the damage threshold.

 

Stage & Banning rules: 

? Banned characters: Custom characters • Sticky • Suspect • Carmen Electra • Doc • Crow • Bubba Sparxxx • Cindy J • Xzibit • Henry Rollins • Slick Rick • Magic • Crazy Legs • Warren G • Lil Flip • Teck • Sean Paul • Dan-G • D-Mob • Mack 10 • Prodigy • Fam-Lay • Havoc • Joe Budden • Bless
? 
Banned stages • 125th Street Station • Crow’s Office • Dragon House • Red Hook Tire Factory • Gun Hill Garage

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Games per Set
? 3/5 Games for Winners & Losers Finals
? 3/5 Games for Grand Finals
? Winner must keep characters and assists
? Loser may switch
? Random stage select

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)
? Matches are 2/3 games until Losers Finals, Winners Finals, & Grand Finals which are 3/5 games

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? All Matches will be 3 out of 5
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch
? Random stage select

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Games for all Sets
? 3/5 Games for all Sets in Losers Finals, Winners Finals, & Grand Finals
? Winner must keep same characters, but may change order
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select unless players agree to a stage

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings – 99 Seconds
? 2/3 Games for all Sets
? 3/5 Games for all Sets in Losers Finals, Winners Finals, & Grand Finals
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select unless players agree to a stage.

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Tournament Mode Default Options
? 90 second timer
? Interactables On
? Variations: Default Tournament Mode Variations and Tournament Mode Kustom Variations
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 3/5 Games for all matches including Top 8
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch
? Random stage select

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Games for all Sets
? 3/5 Games for all Sets in Losers Finals, Winners Finals, & Grand Finals
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select

Console: Arcade Cab with USB Plugs as an option | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? Winner must keep character but may change Super Art
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select
? Matches are 2/3 games until Losers Finals, Winners Finals, & Grand Finals which are 3/5 games
? Gill is banned

Console: Arcade Cab with USB Plugs as an option  | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 3/5 Games for all Sets
? Random stage select
? Akuma is banned

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 2/3 Games per Set
? 3/5 Games for all Sets in Top 8
? Winner must keep character, but may change V-Skill/V-Trigger prior to the losing player selecting their V-Skill/V-Trigger
? Losing player may switch character and V-Skill/V-Trigger
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)
? The Grid, Kanzuki Beach, Skies of Honor, and Flamenco Tavern stages are banned from play; if these stages are randomly selected repeat random stage selection process until a tournament legal stage appears
? The following costumes are banned: Pyron Gill and Nergigagnte Blanka

Game Cube via Wii | Bring Your Own Controller

General Rules

? Panda 2022 Ruleset
? Double Elimination
? Matches 2/3 games until Top 8 which are 3/5 games
? No stalling, wobbling or using intentional glitches
? Pausing will be disabled in the game menu, an accidental pause may forfeit a stock
?  A stage cannot be picked if won on during that set unless both players gentlemen
? Winner Must Pick Character First
? Results Screen Determines Winner in the Event of Self-Destruct Move
? Characters may be switched between games as long as the previous winner picks first 

Starters/Neutrals 

Battlefield

> Yoshi’s Story

> DreamLand 64

> Fountain of Dreams

> Final Destination

Counterpicks 

> Pokémon Stadium

Stage & Banning rules: 

>First stage picked by striking from neutrals, P1-P2-P2-P1 order. 

>Following stages decided by winner banning ONE stage from the stages listed above then loser chooses from the remaining stages. No bans in a best of 5

You cannot play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification

Nintendo Switch | Bring Your Own Controller

General Rules

? Panda 2022 Ruleset
? Double Elimination
? In Game Settings: 3 Stock, 7 Minutes, First to 1 Win, Launch Rate 1.0x, Final Smash Meter: OFF, Spirits: OFF, Damage handicap: OFF, Items: OFF, Stage Morph: OFF, Stage Hazards: OFF, Underdog Boost: OFF, Pausing: OFF, Score Display: OFF, Custom Balance: OFF, Team Attack: ON, % Show Damage: ON
? Matches 2/3 games until Top 8 which are 3/5 games
? Winner Must Pick Character First
?  Results Screen Determines Winner in the Event of Self-Destruct Move 
? The results of Sudden Death do not count. If a game goes to Sudden Death, the winner is determined by stocks and percentage at the time the match ends. The player with the higher stock count is the winner. If both Players are tied in stocks, the player with the lower percentage is the winner. If percentage/stocks are tied, players will play a 1 stock/3 minutes playoff match. 
? Loading Content onto Consoles Is Banned/Forbidden
? Coaching is not allowed.

Starters/Neutrals 

> Battlefield

> Final Destination

> Pokémon Stadium 2

> Smashville

> Town & City

Counterpicks 

> Lylat Cruise

> Kalos Pokemon League 

> Small Battlefield 

Stage & Banning rules: 

>First stage picked by striking from neutrals, P1-P2-P2-P1 order. 

>Following stages decided by winner banning TWO stage from the stages listed above then loser chooses from the remaining stages 

>Players may choose any stage they have won on and not counter picked in the set as long as it is not banned. 

>You cannot play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification 

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Tournament Mode Default Settings
? 3/5 Rounds per Game
? 2/3 Games per Set
? 3/5 Games for Winners & Losers Finals
? 3/5 Games for Grand Finals
? Random stage select for Game 1
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch stage (with same character) or switch character (with random stage)

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 3/5 Games for all Sets
? Winner must keep characters
? Winner may change team order
? Loser may switch
? Random stage select

CEO 2022 FIGHTING GAME CHAMPIONSHIPS PRIZING INFORMATION

Our tournament winners will be awarded custom medals and/or Custom CEO Championship Belts! Thanks to our sponsors for all prizes and helping put CEO 2022 on!

PAYOUTS FOR OUR 2022 TOURNAMENTS

All Prize winners will be required to fill out a W9 or W-8BEN for international attendees before receiving their winnings.

Tournaments with 63 competitors or less will pay out to the top 3.
1st Place – 60%
2nd Place – 25%
3rd Place – 15%

Tournament with 64 competitors or more will pay out to the Top 8.
1st Place – 50%
2nd Place – 20%
3rd Place – 13%
4th Place – 7%
5th Place (tie)  – 3%
7th Place (tie)  – 2%

Tournaments with 256 or more competitors, as well as tournaments with substantial pot bonuses, may utilize different payout percentages. These breakouts will be listed in individual game details pages at a later time.

POT BONUSES
Pot Bonuses, provided by developers or sponsors, will be split based on their respective requests.

Good Luck and Have Fun! All attendees get to walk away with the biggest prize of them all, win or lose, the friends we make along the way.