PREMIER EVENT: CEO 2018 Results

CEO 2018, held in Daytona Beach, FL, USA from June 29th through July 1st, has concluded and Japan's FUDOH|Fujimura has won his second Premier Event of the 2018 season! His previous Premier victory was at Stunfest in May. Fujimura was undefeated all the way to Winner's Finals where he was narrowly beaten by China's QANBA DOUYU|Xiao Hai 2-3. Fujimura then went on to defeat a resurgent NVD|Phenom from Norway 3-1 in Losers Finals to get to Grand Finals, where he got a run-back against Xiao Hai. In Grand Finals he went on to beat Xiao Hai 3-1 in the first set to reset the bracket and then 3-0 to seal his victory.

China's QANBA DOUYU|Xiao Hai finished 2nd place and Norway's NVD|Phenom took 3rd place. Both players have had relatively quiet 2018 seasons so far but came back strong at CEO. Xiao Hai's only placement this season prior to CEO that earned CPT points was a 25th place finish at Combo Breaker in late May. Phenom's 2018 has had a lot point-earning placements than Xiao Hai but only had one top 16 finish, which was 13th at Stunfest. He does have a 1st place finish at a Europe West Online Event but this is by far his best result at a physical event this year!

It's also worth noting that CEO's top 8 was very diverse in terms of nationalities represented, with Japan (Fujimura, Sako), China (Xiao Hai), Norway (Phenom), Singapore (Xian), South Korea (Infiltration, Verloren) and the USA (NuckleDu) competing. NuckleDu, the lone player from the USA to make top 8, finished at 7th place.

Lastly, if you haven't watched a CEO event it's worth watching the top 8 just for the pro wrestling-style player entrances! Verloren, Infiltration, and NuckleDu's entrance routines were stand-outs.

Now let's take a look at the full CEO 2018 results for top 48!

If you missed any of the action, be sure to visit our videos page, where we will have a playlist for matches from CEO 2018!

CEO 2018 Results: Top 48

Placing Handle Characters Points
1st FUDOH|Fujimura Ibuki 700
2nd QANBA DOUYU|Xiao Hai Cammy 270
3rd NVD|Phenom Necalli/Guile 200
4th FAV|Sako Menat 160
5th PG|Infiltration Menat/Juri/Chun-Li 130
5th RAZER|Xian Ibuki 130
7th FURSAN|Verloren Cammy 100
7th NuckleDu Guile/Cammy 100
9th CYG BST|Daigo "The Beast" Guile 70
9th WBG|CJ Truth Cammy 70
9th RISE|Caba Guile 70
9th CYG BST|Fuudo R.Mika 70
13th ATLAS BEAR|Poongko Abigail/Kolin 40
13th GODSGARDEN|Kazunoko Cammy 40
13th UYU|NL Cammy 40
13th UYU|Oil King Rashid 40
17th OG|Shine Ibuki 20
17th FNATIC|Akaini Guile 20
17th ECHO FOX|Tokido Akuma 20
17th DETONATION|Itabashi Zangief Abigail 20
17th RED BULL|Bonchan Karin/Nash 20
17th MOUSESPORTS|Problem X Abigail 20
17th RISE|Smug Balrog 20
17th RISE|MenaRD Birdie 20
25th Kindevu Blanka/Akuma 10
25th FORGER|HumanBomb Chun-Li 10
25th EG|Ricki Ortiz Chun-Li 10
25th ATLAS BEAR|Kichipa-mu Zangief 10
25th Mago Cammy 10
25th BbyongBbyong Birdie 10
25th Wolfgang Blanka 10
25th EPSILON|Takamura_B Akuma 10
33rd ECHO FOX|Momochi Kolin 1
33rd PONOS|Moke Cammy 1
33rd LIQUID|John Takeuchi Rashid 1
33rd FUDOH|Haitani Akuma 1
33rd Commander Jesse Dhalsim 1
33rd EG|NYChrisG Guile 1
33rd NVD|SaltyKid R.Mika 1
33rd NASR|Big Bird Rashid 1
33rd DRD|Magnegro Birdie 1
33rd Gachikun Rashid 1
33rd Ares RED BULL|Luffy R.Mika 1
33rd CYG BST|GamerBee Cammy 1
33rd FUDOH|Johnny Karin 1
33rd CYG BST|Chris T Ken 1
33rd ECHO FOX|Punk Karin 1
33rd GAMEWITH|Eita Ken 1