Last Updated July 29th, 2022. Rules subject to change

Before competing at CEOtaku, 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- 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!

? Check-in for tournament pools begins 10 minutes before the start time for the pool. For example, players in a 4pm pool can check in with the pool’s Bracket Referee by 3:50pm. Players are responsible for checking in to their pools on time. Players who have not checked in with the Bracket Referee by the time the pool starts risk being disqualified from the tournament.

? Every pool will have a Bracket Runner, who will be holding a clipboard & wearing an official CEOTaku shirt. Please ensure you check-in with your bracket runner & they  will then verbally confirm to the player that they have checked-in for the pool. If you are competing in multiple tournaments simultaneously, please notify the Bracket Runner to avoid being disqualifed.

? Players will be scheduled for pools in such a way as to avoid being in multiple tournament pools at the same time. However, there are cases especially in later phases of the tournament where a player may be competing in multiple tournaments simultaneously. Players must notify their Bracket Referee of any official Evo tournament-related conflicts they may be subject to.

? Players in the tournament who have not yet been eliminated must remain by their pool station while the pool is running. If a player needs to leave the vicinity for any reason, such as needing to use the bathroom, they must ask the Bracket Runner for permission prior to leaving. Players who leave the area without informing the Bracket Runner first may be disqualified from the tournament. Players who are away from the pool area for an extended period of time may also be disqualified if the reason for their absence isn’t related to another official CEOTaku event.

? Players are free to leave the pool station area once they have been eliminated. Players who have advanced to the next phase of the tournament may also leave the station area after reporting their last Set result to the Bracket Runner & recieved confirmation on when they need to return for the next phase of the tournament.

Hasbro Beyblade Burst Pro Series Stadiums | Bring Your Own Beyblade *

? If you do not have your own Beyblade weapons of choice, we will have parts for free to borrow with a Photo ID
? Only Beyblade (Bey) products from the “Burst” franchise, distributed by Hasbro, Takara-Tomy or Sonokong are allowed for tournament use.
? All stations will feature the Hasbro Beyblade Burst Pro Series stadiums for tournament play.
? Each Blader may chose up to two Beyblades to use for each match. A Blader may not use two of the same Layers for these two Beyblades.

Battle Procedure
? Before a match begins, each Blader must present one Bey to the Judge.
? Once, presented a Blader may not disassemble their bey under any circumstance.
(Any mode changes will not be permitted at this point)
? If there are any secondary Beyblades they must be placed on the table.
? Never pick up your Beyblade after a round. Always wait for the Judge to make a call, in most
instances the Judge will present the winning Bey back to its Blader, then the opposing Beyback to their Blader.
? If a Blader loses a point, they may chose to switch to their secondary Bey. Mode changes will only be accept before presenting their new selection the the Judge.
? The winner of a point must ALWAYS keep their Bey selection.
? If a Blader opts to make a new selection after losing a point, the opposing Blader may disassemble their current Bey to make any mode changes, but a new selection will not be accepted.
? In the case of a Draw, both Bladers must keep their selection, and disassembly for mode changes will not be permitted.
? The Drift Performance Tip (Dr), and all its variants are prohibited from tournament play. (This includes MDr, Dr-Sp/TSP22, etc.)

Launch Procedure
? A battle begins with the call of “3–2–1 Let it Riiip!”
? Both bladers must simultaneously launch their Beyblades as the word “Rip” is called.
? Any timing for a launch is permitted as long as it is within the window of the “R” and “P” sounds during the “Rip” call.
? Keep your Launcher held within your KO half of the Stadium. Never attempt to obstruct your opponent’s launch.
? Bladers must keep their Beyblade within a 1ft radius from the centerpoint of the Stadium floor for the duration of their launch.
? Blader must keep their Beyblade within a 1ft height from the Stadium floor for the duration of their launch.
? Do not touch the Stadium at any time. If you think the Stadium should be adjusted, ask a Judge.
? If a RipCord-based launcher is being used, a legal launch consists of the RipCord being pulled out of the launcher, rather than pushed in.

Match Structure
? Each set will be a race to 3 or more points. A Blader scores points when:
? A Spin Finish occurs. This is when the opposing Beyblade stops spinning (1 Point)
? A Knockout Finish occurs. This is when the opposing Beyblade falls into the Stadium KOpocket (1 Point) (Any Bey that falls into a pocket but quickly bounces back into the stadium is not considered a Knockout Finish)
? A Burst Finish occurs. This is when the opposing Beyblade is disassembled from too much damage to the Bey’s locking mechanism (2 Points) (Partial disassembly from parts such as Frames or Phoenix Layer armors are not counted as Burst Finishes)

Hazard Gimmick Rules
-Any Parts that emit a stage hazard must be kept in the stadium until a round is over. Do not pick up these parts once they activate. Once the Round is over, that Blader must reassemble that gimmick before the next round. (Phoenix Layer, Bullet Performance Tip, etc.)

Mulligan Rules
-Only a Judge may call a round to start over due to issues such as missed-launches, etc.

Judge’s Authority
-A Judge’s call is final. No challenges will be accepted

Tournament Conduct
-All Bladers must adhere to CEOtaku’s attendee policies. No exceptions.

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

BBCF

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)

BBTag

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

CEOtaku 2022 is an official Arc Revo World Tour Qualifier! For more info visit: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/awt2022/en/

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

DNF

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 characters and assists
? Loser may switch characters and assists
? Random stage select  (players may opt for an agreed stage)

DBFZ

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

GBFV

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

CEOtaku 2022 is an official Arc Revo World Tour Qualifier! For more info visit: https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/awt2022/en/

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 3/5 Games for all Sets
? Winner Must Keep Chatacter
? Loser May Switch Character
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

GGST

PlayStation 3 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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
? Shadow, Gold and EX characters are banned
? Banned Stages: I-no’s boss, Slash Order-Sol, & Slash A.B.A.
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

GGXXACR

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

GGXRDREV2

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

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

JJASBR

PC | 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 characters and moon
? Loser may switch characters and moon
? Any game mods are banned
? Random stage select  (players may opt for an agreed stage)

? The following stages are banned:
? Witch on the Holy night 魔法使いの夜
? Classic 始まりの丘
? NECO no you may いまは遊び去った王国の詩
? Coating earth, Black Land Texture 巨人の穴蔵
? Emerald Table, Melty Blood Texture 巨人の穴蔵
? fateful showdown 月光
? G TABLE(1) Gの食卓
? G TABLE(2) Gの食卓

MBAACC

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

MBTL

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

P4AU

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game in solo character vs. solo character matches
? 3/5 Games for all Sets
? Winner of prior game must keep same characters and assists
? Loser of prior game may switch characters and assists
? Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

Skull girls

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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)

UNICLR

PlayStation 4 | Bring Your Own Controller

? Double Elimination
? Default settings: Set Time 90, Set Points 15, Winning Sets 2
? 2/3 Rounds per Game
? 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). No picking a stage that you’ve previously won on.
? Casino stage is banned. If the stage is mistakenly selected, restart the set.
? If Sudden Death occurs and no players score, then return to the same stage & the first one to score wins.

WJ2

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.