The Pageantry and Pop Offs at CEO 2017

From the walk ups to the beat downs, the fighting game community was at its eccentric best over the weekend at Community Effort Orland (CEO) 2017.

The event was host to championship tour stops for Street Fighter V, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, Pokkén and Killer Instinct, which attracted eager fans and top-tier talent.  The tweets and the videos from the weekend did a lot to add to the hype seen on stream, so we’re showcasing the best gifs, plays, and videos from the weekend.

Check out the winners and vods from CEO 2017

The Entrances

The main stage was inside of a proper fighting ring, and if you’ve ever watched boxing or WWE you know the entrances are a thing of intimidation and excitement.  At CEO Gaming, the walkups were less about intimidation, and more about hilarity – and they delivered.

The Top 3 Entrances from The BEAST


CaptainZack Top 8 Double Controller Entrance from SomeGuy


Punk Pokeball Entrance from BlitzMightyN7


The Pop Offs

If the game is good, the game is tough, and the resulting celebrations can be explosive.

Top 10 Injustice 2 Pop-offs at CEO 2017 by SMGxPrincess


Pokchop’s popoff in the Tekken7 Tournament


The Plays

It’s what we’re all here for at the end of the day: the competition.  Here’s a look at some of the best plays we could round up from the streams.