• 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.
  • All Macros available via the in-game controller configuration menu are allowed, Example- Tekken Mapping LP+RP to R1
  • Pausing the game at any time during a match results in forfeiture of the round. This rule may be ignored in cases of inevitable defeat, in which the the game is paused during a round ending move involving no more input by the player. (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
  • In games that require a random or auto stage selection, players may play on a mutually agreed upon stage, as long as it is not a banned stage.
  • 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
  • If you use a PS4 Dualshock or wireless controller of any kind, be sure to disconnect or desync it after every match.  Before beginning a match, make sure to delete all bluetooth devices from said console, 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 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.
  • Above all else please have fun!
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Playstation 4 | Capcom Pro Tour Premier event with $15,000 prize bonus

? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? Winner must keep same character, but may change V-Trigger prior to the losing player selecting their V-Trigger
? Losing player may switch character and 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
Mortal Kombat 11

Playstation 4 | Mortal Kombat #PROKompetition Tour stop with $15,000 prize bonus
? CEO 2019 is an official #PROKompetition Stop
? Tournament mode Default Options and Variations only
? 90 Second time, Interactables On
? 2/3 matches until Top 8 which is 3/5
? Complete Rules Here:

Tekken 7
Playstation 4 | Tekken World Tour Master event with $5,000 prize bonus

? No character customization
? 60 second timer
? 3/5 Rounds per Game
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)
Dead or Alive 6

Playstation 4 DOA6 World Championship Stop with $8,000 Pot Bonus

? 3/5 Rounds per Game
? 60 Second Timer with 4 Way Holds
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)
? Winners, Losers and Grand Finals are 3/5 games
? Winner must keep same character


Dragon Ball FighterZ
Playstation 4 | DBFZ World Tour Event 

? Winner must keep characters
? Loser may switch characters
? Random stage select
? 300 Second timer
? 2/3 games per match
? 3/5 games for winner’s finals, loser’s finals, and grand finals.
PC | Midseason Championships with $50,000 combined prize pool VIEW FULL RULESET HERE!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo Switch


? CEO 2019 will use the EVO 2019 Ruleset as found in full here.
? Game version: US Nintendo Switch
? Game Settings: 3 Stock, 7 Minutes, Final Smash Meter: Off, Spirits: Off, Damage Handicap: Off, Stage Selection: Anyone, Items: Off and None, First to: 1 Win, Stage Morph: Off, Stage Hazards: Off, Team Attack: On, Launch Rate: 1.0x, Underdog Boost: Off, Pausing: Off, Score Display: Off, % Show Damage: Yes, Custom Balance: Off, Echo Fighters: Separate, Radar: Big, 2/3 Games until Top 3


Super Smash Bros. Melee

Nintendo GameCube
? 4 stock, 8:00 minute timer
? Items Off, Pause Off
? Damage ratio 1.0
? Master Hand is banned
? 2/3 Games per Set
? 3/5 Games for all Top 8 Sets

View full ruleset here!

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle

Playstation 4 | ARCREVO World Tour event
? 180 second timer
? 3/5 Games for all matches
? Winner must keep team but may change order
? Loser may switch team and/or order
? Auto stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

Guilty Gear XRD REV 2

Playstation 4 | ARCREVO World Tour event
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch character
? Eclipse color choices (color 23) cannot be used
? Auto stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

Under Night In-Birth: Late[st]
Playstation 4

? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? Winner must keep character
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)
BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Playstation 4 | ARCREVO World Tour event
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? Winner must keep same character
? Loser may switch character
? Auto stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

Soul Calibur 6

Playstation 4
? 3/5 Rounds per Game
? Winner must keep same character
? Loser may switch character
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

Please click below for Rules and Information about DDR Storm at CEO 2019!

CEO Fighting Game Championships Prizing Information

CEO EVENT Prizing and details!

Our Official tournament winners will be awarded custom CEO Championship Belts and/or trophies. All Top 8 competitors will receive finalist medals. Side events will have custom medals awarded to their top 3 finalists.


Percentages below represent the listed player’s cut of an individual game’s prize pool.

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%


Pot Bonuses, when provided by developers or sponsors, will be split based on their respective requests according to their tour rules.

All Prize Winners over $600 will be required to fill out appropriate paperwork at the event’s conclusion. We will require W9s for Domestic winners and W-8BEN for international Prize Winners.



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.