If you consider yourself a member of the FGC (Fighting Game Community) or just an esports tournament onlooker, then you most likely have a clue about what CEO (Community Effort Orlando) is all about. In 2021, the wrestling-themed fighting game tourney made its return to an in-person event after being canceled the year prior. Instead of taking place in December like the 2021 installment, CEO 2022 is set to take place in the summer like it traditionally has in years past. CEO Gaming's President and founder Alex Jebailey, the entirety of the staff put in place to make things run smoothly, and the professional players who make the trek there to emerge victorious are set to return for this year's live-streamed festivities. Before it kicks off, allow us to offer you the most important details about CEO 2022.
Community Effort Orlando (CEO) 2022 Preview
So What is CEO All About?
It's definitely worth watching this extensive documentary about the legacy of CEO, which has been produced by the good folks at Hold Back to Block.
When and Where is CEO 2022 Taking Place?
CEO 2022 is going down on June 24-26 and will be emanating from Daytona Beach, FL in the Ocean Center & Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. 2,000+ players are said to be attending this year.
What Games are Being Played at CEO 2022?
The full gamut of games that'll be featured at this year's CEO include:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Street Fighter V: Championship Edition
Mortal Kombat 11
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Guilty Gear Strive
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
Def Jam: Fight for NY
BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
The King of Fighters XV
Melty Blood: Type Lumina
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
In regards to both Super Smash Bros. games being played here, the competition being played here marks the beginning of the Panda Cup. This tournament circuit for the franchise as a whole is being put together thanks to a partnership between Panda Global and Nintendo. The top three players that emerge from both games during CEO 2022 will qualify for the Panda Cup Finale.
As for Tekken 7, the Tekken World Tour 2022's global kickoff will take place at this year's CEO. 16 regions will be included in this grand tournament - players from each region will be eligible to participate in local Dojo events and international Master events in order to compete on a leaderboard and guarantee themselves an invite to the global finals of the entire competition.
How Can I Watch CEO 2022 and What's the Streaming Schedule?
If you're looking to watch CEO 2022, refer to the live streaming schedule above for the dates and times for your preferred games. And check out the links posted below to see all the Twitch channels that'll go live for the event across all three days:
And here are the official days and start times (EST) for the top eight competition portion of each game's tournament:
8 pm: BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle on DATAFGC
11 am: Granblue Fantasy: Versus on CEOGaming
2 pm: Dragon Ball FighterZ on CEOGaming
4 pm: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike on tenomedia
6 pm: The King of Fighters XV on CEOGaming
8 pm: Super Street Fighter II Turbo on tenomedia
10 am: Melty Blood: Type Lumina on CEOGaming
11 am: Soulcalibur VI on JuicyGameNight
11 am: Capcom vs. SNK 2 on DATAFGC
12 pm: Super Smash Bros. Melee on pandacup
1 pm: Tekken 7 on TEKKEN
1 pm: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on TampaNeverSleeps
2 pm: Mortal Kombat 11 on JuicyGameNight
2 pm: BlazBlue: Central Fiction on DATAFGC
4 pm: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on pandacup
4 pm: Street Fighter V on CEOGaming
7 pm: Guilty Gear Strive on CEOGaming
And finally, you can watch these two Community Events on June 24:
2 pm: Street Fighter Alpha 3 on texasshottakers
6 pm: Street Fighter Alpha 2 on texasshottakers