Player registration to compete at CEO 2018 is now Closed! You can still register on site Thursday June 28th from 8-10pm without seeding and be placed in the first available bye on our final brackets.
Spectators are still allowed to register below for 3 day weekend passes online until June 27th or at the door for $50. We will have single day passes for $25 each in limited supply until the venue hits capacity(It's big trust us).
CEO 2018 is hosted by CEOGaming.org which takes place at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL on June 29 - July 1st.
Our official Hosting hotel is the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort right next door to the Ocean Center. Click here for more info https://www.ceogaming.org/ceohotel
All badges include access to the entire venue for the weekend. Spectators receive the same access but may not enter any official tournaments. Please note ALL Registrations below include general seating access into the Arena Finals viewing hall. For an additional $25 listed through registration, attendees can purchase Premium "Ringside" seats to be closer to the player entrances, action and hype.
Exhibit hall for casuals will also remain open on Sunday next to the Arena hall so you can make the most out of your weekend experience at CEO 2018!**
Early Bird Registration ($55) is available until February 28th, 2018.
Normal Registration ($65) is available from March 1st until May 31st
Late Registration ($75) is available from June 1st until June 19th when online registration closes at 11:59 pm est.
On Site Registration ($100) is considered Emergency Registration and is only available Thursday, June 28th from 8 PM to 10 PM. Emergency registrants are placed into bracket byes with NO regional seeding and can only be added before a tournament starts.
Spectators: $50 3-day badge in advance , $25 1-day single day pass while supplies last. Spectator passes allows you to enjoy CEO 2018 as an attendee but not enter any of our official tournaments. To purchase your Spectator badge for the weekend, please click register to proceed, enter your information as a player, (you will need a unique email address for each badge purchased) and then the 2nd page you will see the option to purchase a spectator badge for CEO 2018.
Refund Policy: You may request a refund up until May 31st at 11:59pm. After June 1st, no refunds will be given but you may request to transfer your badge/registration to someone else before June 19th when online registration closes.
Please keep in mind that official tournaments may start as early as Friday June 29th at 10am EST. A final pool schedule will be posted before registration closes in June This is to ensure a smooth and comfortable weekend for all players. Again tournaments may start as early as Friday at 10 am so please plan your trip accordingly.
New Japan Pro Wrestling comes to CEO 2018! CEOGaming.org/njpw
** CEO 2018 Tournament Game List**
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PS4) $15,000 Pot Bonus via Capcom Pro Tour
- Injustice 2 (PS4) $10,000 Pot Bonus via Samsung SIMPLE Mobile
- Tekken 7 (PS4) $5,000 Pot Bonus via Tekken World Tour
- DRAGON BALL FighterZ (PS4)
- Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st] (PS4)
- Killer Instinct (XBOX One) $15,000 Pot Bonus via KI World Tour
- Guilty Gear XRD Rev2 (PS4)
- Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4)
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- King of Fighter XIV (PS4) $1500 Pot Bonus via SNK
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo (PS4 SF30A edition) $7,000 Pot Bonus
- Capcom Vs. Snk 2 (Arcade/PS2)
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (PS4 SF30A edition)
** CEO 2018 Welcomes DDR Storm Tournaments including (All arcade versions):**
- ** DDR Extreme Pro**
- ** Pump It Up Prime 2**
** In The Groove Customs 2**
For more info on DDR Storm visit: DDR Storm 2018 Info
Systems above are subject to change with notice given.
What are the CEO Fighting Game Championships?
CEO 2018 Fighting Game Championships are a tournament series and convention experience for fighting game fans held annually in June. With ever increasing attendance every year, CEO has become one of the most attended fighting game events in the world. In the past few years we have had over 10,000 attendees from over 47 US States and 30 Countries from around the world.
Why should you attend?
14+ Tournaments: CEO 2018 Features 14 of the biggest and brightest community games today. CEO receives some of the best developer support yearly so stay tuned for major announcements.
The Grandest Stage in CEO History: CEO Features a Wrestling ring stage with Top 8 Music Entrances for players to showcase their personality. Winners will receive Gold Championship Title Belts. This year the select game finals will take place inside of the Ocean Center Arena with up to 9,000 seats available.
Celebrity Appearances: In recent years CEO has been visited by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega from New Japan World Wrestling. You never know who might show up to a CEO event.
Multiple Streams & Stages: CEO has been prominently featured on Twitch every year involving The Capcom Pro Tour and more.
Entertaining Commentary: CEO's tournaments feature curated amateur & professional commentary for all games.
Dedicated casual setups & BYOC area with side events welcome.
Jebaileyland arcade is bigger and better than ever with over 60 arcade cabinets spanning fighting, rhythm and arcade classics.
One of the best and biggest artist alleys in the community.
Vendors featuring custom controllers, arcade sticks, plushies, merchandise and more
Community Stick modders and custom part sales.
Venue location is surrounded by many restaurants and things to do within walking distance such as the Ocean Walk Shoppes Hub.
Local Restaurant discounts with your Attendee badge.
** IT'S ON THE BEACH!**
See you at CEO 2018!
Important Event Links
Hotel and travel information is available HERE
Volunteer Application Form HERE
** CEO 2018 Commentary Application Form HERE**
CEO 2018 Artist Alley Application Form (Closes March 16th)HERE
CEO 2018 Side Event Application Form HERE
CEO 2018 Tournament Rules HERE
CEO 2017's event recap HERE.
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101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, USA
How to get to the CEO 2018 Hotel and Venue if you are traveling from out of town.
The closet airport to the Ocean Center and Hilton Daytona Beach Resort is Daytona Airport (DAB). You can also fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Sanford Airport(SFB) Whichever is closest and cost effective.
For CEO 2018, we have partnered with the shuttle service DOTS Daytona to provide attendees a discounted rate to help you get there.
To book a shuttle from either Orlando International Airport (MCO), Daytona Airport (DAB) or Sanford International Airport (SFB) you can visit here: https://dots.rezdy.com/catalog/166874/alex-ceo.
Things to Note about the DOTS Shuttle service:
The DOTS Shuttle service will drop off and pick up directly in front of the Ocean Center across the street from the Hilton for CEO 2018 Attendees. CEO attendees save $20 off each way by booking online
Attendees will receive an additional 10% discount if you book your shuttle before April 15th, 2018 by using promo code “CEO2018” when booking online at checkout. Please plan your trip accordingly for the cheapest and most reliable transportation to and from the venue.
Each Shuttle provides WiFi for guests.
For information on how to get to the venue, food options and more please visit http://ceogaming.org/ceohotel
All tournament entry fees go into the prize payout.
Top 8 Payouts:
- 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.