The CEO2021 has confirmed the 10 games to be part of their offline event this December! All the details inside, along with Justin Wong’s reveal of which events he will be entering.

Community Effort Orlando (CEO), one of the fighting game community’s major annual tournaments, will welcome fighting game fans back to a live event. CEO 2021 will take place this December. 

CEO 2021 will take place December 3rd through the 5th at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, which offers “over 60,000 square feet of space to welcome the FGC back” according to the event’s official Twitter account.

The ten games chosen to be featured at CEO 2021 are as follows: 

  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Tekken 7
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle

“I am absolutely humbled and excited by the community response to CEO 2021 happening later this year,” said Alex Jebailey, Chief Executive Officer of CEO to Esports.gg.

“To have a majority of our games hit their registration caps due to us slowly reintroducing offline events, is unbelievable. Our goal for this year is to simply offer a stage for the FGC to showcase what they’ve learned since our last event and come together to show why this community is one of the best in the world.”

Esports.gg’s Justin Wong was excited and swift to sign up for the event, and he shared his thoughts with us on the @esports Twitter. If you want to have a chance at facing up against the 9-time EVO champion, Justin Wong also shared which events he signed up for.

This year’s CEO 2021 will place registration caps on both players and spectators, limiting the competitor count to 2,500 players and spectators to 500. Each game will be capped at 512 competitors. A tweet from the organizer did comment on the cap, saying “We’ll post updates if any caps are hit as we have a player cap of 2500 and 500 spectator badges available. More may become available but not guaranteed.”

As of writing Guilty Gear Strive has already reached the 512-player limit, with CEO founder Alex Jebailey calling the news “just insane” via Twitter

In addition to the main tournaments, CEO will also feature a bring-your-own-console area for casual play, a 24-hour arcade, and vendors including an Artist Alley.

CEO is the first fighting game major to announce a return to a live venue. Combo Breaker has already announced its cancellation for 2021, while EVO 2021 will be played completely online.

Registrations for CEO 2021’s ten games, as well as spectator passes, can be found here.

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