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Registration for Alex Jebailey and CEO Gaming’s CEOtaku 2017, the largest American event dedicated to anime fighting games, has gone live as of July 26. It will take place on September 23-24 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort’s ballroom, and will have a 24-hour venue to allow for activity at all times of the day. Artists and vendors will also be welcome to set up shop and sell merchandise. Registration will be handled by the go-to tournament organization platform Smash.gg, and you can visit the CEOtaku page and sign up for it here.

There will be a total of sixteen games featured in the lineup:

  • Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]
  • Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code
  • Gundam Versus; 2-on-2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition
  • Koihime Enbu
  • Catherine
  • Person 4 Arena Ultimax
  • The King of Fighters XIV
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
  • Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!

CEOtaku will also be the last event of the Burst League anime fighting game circuit dedicated specifically to Guilty Gear Xrd, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and The King of Fighters XIV.

As usual, tournaments will be double elimination and will require players to bring their own controllers, but there will be rules specific to each game, which can be viewed on CEO Gaming’s site. Spectator wristbands can be purchased at the door on both days of the event for $25 each. Early bird registration is only $40 and lasts until August 6th, while normal registration is $50 and lasts until September 10th. Late registration is $60 and lasts until September 17th. After that, all registration through Smash.gg will be closed, and $70 emergency registration will be available, but those who sign up this way will not be seeded normally.

For more information such as hotel info, venue maps, and artist alley info, check out the Smash.gg page.


Matthew Fetrow

I've been playing video games since 4 years of age, and finally began to deeply invest myself into the world of fighting games in 2015 after many off-and-on encounters with games inside the genre. I have a preference for 3D fighters, but also enjoy Street Fighter, King of Fighters, and some airdashers. I'm also a big fan of RPGs and shmups.