Everything you need to know about CEOtaku 2022 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort!


Welcome back everyone!

After a three year hiatus, the CEO Staff is excited to have all of you return to our fighting game experience dedicated to all things anime fighting games.

I’d like to guide you through the information you need to maximize your CEOtaku 2022 experience this weekend.

CEOtaku 2022 brought to you by these Partners


  • Venue:
    • Wyndham Orlando Resort
      8001 International Dr.,
      Orlando, FL 32819
      (407) 351-2420
  • We will be requiring face masks while inside our ballroom spaces.
  • If this is your first time attending, the Wyndham is the official hotel as well as the venue on property with over 60,000 sq ft of space dedicated to CEOtaku!
  • Palms, Floral and Keys Ballrooms will be 24 hours starting Friday night and ending Sunday at 8 pm!
  • Parking at the Wyndham is generally $10 per day if you are staying on property.
  • More information about the venue & hotel can be found here.
  • There is no official shuttle from the MCO (Orlando International Airport) however it is only about a 20-25 minute drive away from the venue and the airport has Uber & Lyft Ridesharing which averages about $30 each way.
  • We will have around the clock security all weekend. No outside food or drinks allowed (you may bring in a soda/water bottle). Plenty of Water fountains and bathrooms all over the venue.
  • You can click the venue map below to expand and see where everything is within the venue for CEOtaku!
  • For the foodies out there, here’s a couple links to all of the best restaurants nearby. The Wyndham is SURROUNDED by everything you need within walking distance.
    Fifteen iDrive Restaurants you should try. 
    Trip Advisor restaurants nearby

Badge Pickup

  • This year at the Wyndham, all badges will be picked up in front of the main Palms Ballroom throughout the weekend. We will have two organized lines. You can show your Photo ID or email receipt.
    • Standard badges for registered players and spectators.
    • Contributor Badges (If you pre-ordered the $10 option to have your name on badge), volunteers, media, and artists/exhibitors.
  • While Player Reg for official tournaments are closed, we will have on site spectator badges for $30 Single Day Wristband & $60 for the weekend ($50 if you come just Saturday and Sunday). You can still purchase the discounted rate on start.gg/ceotaku until  this Wednesday at 9 pm edt.
  • Badge pickup schedule (You may pick up your badge anytime over the weekend if you can’t make it on Friday)
    • Friday 2pm-9pm (Official Doors for each Ballroom is 4 pm Friday)
    • Saturday 9am-9pm
    • Sunday 9am-6pm
  • Please plan to pick up your badge at least one hour before your first scheduled pool time to avoid disqualification from bracket.
  • Lost badges will not be replaced and a new badge may be purchased again at registration. “My waifu stole my badge” is not an acceptable excuse.

CEO Discord

  • Join the CEO Discord Server for this and future events at https://discord.gg/ceogaming 
    • Receive live updates during the event
    • Lose something? Check out the #taku-lost-and-found channel.
    • Have questions? Hit up the #taku-askthestaff.


  • We’ve placed all of our streams and schedule for #CEOtaku 2022 on an  all in one page you can find at ceogaming.org/tv
  • #CEOtaku 2022 action is being brought to you by:
    CEOGamingTampaneversleeps | DataFGC | FunkyP |
  • We’d love for the community at home to co stream and enjoy CEOtaku this coming weekend. Please fill out this costream request form here.We’d like to thank all of our partners for making this weekend even better for attendees and viewers at home!

  • Arc System Works for their support and making CEOtaku an Arc World Tour Qualifying event.
  • ASTRO Gaming for providing mixamps to all tournament stations for players to get the best in game sound.
  • The Otaku Box, the only anime crate with figures, achievements, voting and manga!
  • RightStuf for all your anime needs gathered in one place!
  • Bokksu, a monthly Japanese Snack Box shipped directly to your home!
  • Controller Chaos, makers of custom fight sticks and controllers. Check out their booth inside of Palms for limited edition CEOtaku peripherals!

When and where is my tournament pool?

  • The event schedule and floorplan is available above.  But here’s direct links to screenshot download again!
    Official Tournament Schedule        |        Community and Special Event Schedule
  • Preliminary pool assignments are available at https://start.gg/ceotaku
    • If you need to submit feedback, please do so via this form. before 11:50 pm EST Tuesday Night on 9/20. 
    • 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 Tournament Hall(Venue Map has where each official game will be located) 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 won’t be anything we can do afterwards. 

Click here for Official CEOtaku 2022 Game Rules.

Also please familiarize yourself with all of our Code of Conduct and general event policies here.

NEW THIS YEAR – Maid Cafe Experience, Table Top and more

  • RGB Maid Cafe Experience. Orlando Maid Cafe brings the kawaii Maid Cafe culture to CEOtaku. Come join the maids for fun performances, games, desserts! This is a separately ticketed experience taking place throughout the weekend.
  • Along side our Community Side Events, we’ll have BYOC and Open Table Top for attendees to enjoy and play their favorite card and board games throughout the weekend.
  • This year we have an expanded Vendor Hall featuring over 15 different exhibitors as well as our 20+ Artist Alley spread out throughout the venue.

Vendor Hall and Artist Alley

  • Our official Artist Alley is located in front of Palms Ballroom spread out in front of Palms and Floral Ballrooms.
  • We have over 40 featured artists & vendors this year, so be sure to check out their artwork and items for sale.
  • This year we’ve expanded on the Vendor hall selling gaming and anime commercial goods inside of the Citrus ballroom!
  • Official Artist Alley and Vendor Hall hours are:
    Friday 4-8 pm
    Saturday & Sunday 10-6 pm

Other activities and Community Events

Other activities and Community Events

Other activities and Community Events

What’s on the Line at CEOtaku 2022 and additional prizing!

  • This year we have 16 official tournaments taking place throughout the weekend with all 16 Official Game Champions taking home a plethora of prizes (from various sponsors) and cash
  • All Top 8 Finalists will receive a Customized CEOtaku Medals!
  • Approved Community Side Events will receive Medals to their Top 3 Finalists.
  • Courtesy of our event Sponsor, The Otaku Box, a monthly crate containing 6-8 anime items for fans, each of the official tournament winners and cosplay contest will receive their very own customized box and certificate. Use Promo code “OtakuCEOtaku5” for $5 off your first box!

Good luck to all competitors and above all else, stay safe and have fun!

General Event Rules

  • All attendees will be required to wear facemasks while inside any of our ballroom spaces. 
  • 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 PRO 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 Ocean Center. Drinks such as water and soda are fine, just please keep them away from the consoles.
  • 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 at the Gaming Gen merch booth to get you through the weekend!

Official CEOtaku 2022 Merchandise
Will be on sale at the Gaming Generations Booth inside of the main Palms Ballroom!
If you pre-0rdered a CEOtaku shirt or Hoodie, you’ll receive it when you arrive and collect your event badge at registration.

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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 #CEOtaku throughout social media! 

CEO and CEOtaku have always stood for the community and we wouldn’t be here without your support, so thanks to each and everyone of you. We’re really excited to host the return of CEOtaku and what has become the world’s largest dedicated fighting game experience for anime based fighting games. 

If you have any other questions about the event, please email ceogaming@gmail.com

Your Host,

Alex Jebailey