Orlando Business Journal interviews @CEOJebailey about CEO’s move to Daytona

Alex Jebailey, founder of Community Effort Orlando (or CEO for short), recently did an interview with the Orlando Business Journal about his decision to relocate Florida’s hotshot FGC event from its namesake to another part of Central Florida, specifically Daytona Beach.

Since last year, Mr. Jebailey took to social media to give the fighting game community a heads-up about his plans for CEO 2018 while making what is now his final arrangements with the Wyndham Resort for its final CEO event. Concerns about the size of the venue as well as hotel accommodations were recently raised with Jebailey, who immediately sought out a new location shortly after the conclusion of last year’s event.

“We pretty much hit our cap with space last year,” Jebailey says in the interview. “As we continue to grow, we need a large venue.”

Fortunately, Jebailey has already confirmed a new location for CEO 2018 and apparently 2019: the Ocean Center in Daytona. See below for an image of what will soon become the new home for CEO’s flagship tournament!

The Ocean Center houses more than 205,000 square feet of space and is located nearby a selection of Florida’s awesome beaches! It also hosts social events, small and large. Tourists can check out the Ocean Walk Village Shoppes to enjoy unique shops and ten-screen theaters.

And as you can see from the images in the Twitter post above, it’s got an expansive stadium not unlike what you see at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay!

Although CEO 2018 will take place in Daytona, Jebailey has gone on to explain that all of its sibling events such as CEO Dreamland (which finished last month with over 1,000 Smash players in attendance) will continue to occur in Orlando. Whether they will be at the Wyndham or not is unclear, however.

You can check out Jebailey’s interview here.

For now, CEO 2017 will enjoy its last hurrah at the Wyndham on the weekend of June 16-18. Have plans to attend? Register at their Smash.GG page! Please note that there will be no on-site registration on the day of the tournament, which means that June 4th will be the deadline for you to register!

For a reminder of the games featured at this year’s event, see this article.

For more news on Community Effort Orlando, follow this blog and the pages below:

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