GO1 Wins Dragon Ball FighterZ at AEW x CEO Fighting Game Championships

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 30, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 05: Ryota 'Kazunoko' Inoue (L) plays Goichi 'GO1' Kishida in the Dragon Ball FighterZ finals during EVO 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on August 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
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As All Elite Wrestling took center stage for Fyter Fest at the 2019 CEO Fighting Game Championships, the event entered into its second day in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Saturday was largely about setting the stage for Sunday's finals. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V are among the competitions still up for grabs.

Dragon Ball FighterZ did crown a champion as GO1 was the last gamer standing.

#CEO2019 on June 28-30! @CEOGaming

.@GO13151 is your first grand finalist at #CEO2019 for #DBFZ! Catch the rest of the losers bracket on https://t.co/x1DuztibYc https://t.co/RaU1DuzmTp

#CEO2019 on June 28-30! @CEOGaming

Congratulations to @GO13151 your #CEO2019 DragonBall FighterZ Champion! 1st: @GO13151 2nd: @fenritti 3rd: @dekillsage 4th: @SonicFox5000 5th: @maneater_dgr 5th: @KnowKami 7th: @shanksfgc 7th: @kazunoko0215 https://t.co/4xgpdJIj8a

Many eyes are on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Daytona Beach. According to ESPN's Timothy Lee, 1,164 players entered the competition, making it the largest at this year's CEO festival. Mortal Kombat 11 had the second-biggest field with nearly 600 fewer people.

Sixteen gamers remain, with eight in the winners bracket and another eight in the losers bracket. Cosmos narrowly snuck into the final round with a dramatic win over Light.

Nintendo Versus @NintendoVS

Seeing is believing in one of the best sets of the tournament so far. Percentage is just a number for @CosmosZR as he completes a comeback win to make it into #CEO2019 Top 16! #SmashBrosUltimate 📺https://t.co/hjn7ZJVeYP https://t.co/bqgDCHfJOg

Cosmos will meet MKLeo to start Sunday. MKLeo had his hands full as well to secure passage to the next stage, narrowly beating out ProtoBanham 2-1.

AEW's Fyter Fest will conclude Saturday night with Jon Moxley's non-sanctioned match against Joey Janela. The action across CEO as a whole will only continue to get interesting Sunday, however.


Full results from Saturday are available at Event Hubs.