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Welcome to the Alex Jebailey podcast talking all things in the gaming industry through experience hosting gaming events all over the world.
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JePodcast EP 33: Halloween Horror Nights, New Ratatouille ride, AEW Dark, PS5 showcase and more from the weekend.
This episode I speak on couple CEO updates, Artist Alley Acceptances, Multiple Theme Park visits for special events, AEW's first TV Taping at Universal Sound Stage 19 for Dark and catching up on Gaming.
22:56
September 13, 2021
JePodcast Episode 32: #CEO2021 Updates as we're less than 90 days away, #AEWAllOut and what makes AEW so special.
Happy Labor Day Weekend! On this episode I recap my last few months, 39th bday, moving forward with #CEO2021, dealing with social media and news headlines about Florida. Also recap AEW's All Out PPV (Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson debuts as well as CM Punk's Return) and seeing the #FGC lose their minds on one of the best PPVs of all time.
32:20
September 6, 2021
JePodcast Episode 31: The Challenges of Running Open Tournaments like CEO on PC for fighting games.
One of the most talked about topics in the FGC when brought up is how come open tournaments haven't switched from console to PCs. I talk about the costs, driver issues, ease of access and many other factors in switching from a centralized console that you know what to expect when running events and players are prepared compared to the massive costs using PCs for open tournaments with more than a few hundred players.
38:20
July 7, 2021
JePodcast EP 30: #CEO2021 sells out again, DreamHack Beyond coming soon and Why Guilty Gear -Strive- will only get bigger.
We re-opened CEO 2021 Registration to about 700+ more entrants and it sold out again near instantly. Dealing with the demand going forward and how community members should interact with events better as well as talk about my big summer project DreamHack Beyond happening in July! Also, Guilty Gear -Strive- is really good and I've been learning something new/rewarding with every match.
18:37
June 28, 2021
JePodcast EP 29: CEO 2021 is back! Selecting our 10 official games, launching registration and catch up on DreamHack Beyond planning.
In a little under an hour most of our games hit their capped numbers for #CEO2021. In 30 minutes two hotels sold out. The response to CEO coming back has been insane. I talk about what I've been up to the last few months, preparing for CEO's relaunch, how we decide the final game list (spoiler, it's mostly because of the capacity we want to uphold before returning to full speed ahead).
33:50
June 7, 2021
JePodcast EP 28: Evo plus Sony, catching up on gaming/movies and CEO 2021 Status Updates!
It's been a great start to the year full of fighting game news. This episode I share my thoughts on the Sony PlayStation Acquisition of EVO, FGC's largest fighting game event of the year, Zak Snyder's Justice League Cut, Mortal Kombat Movie and more pop news. Also share updates on CEO's status for 2021 in this episode. 
29:19
March 22, 2021
JePodcast EP27: Interview Killer Instinct DMC 3v3 Crew
We discuss their awesome team tournaments, their love of Killer Instinct and what makes this community so great.   Guests:  https://twitter.com/DevilMayCare4​  https://twitter.com/HiImKeith_​  https://twitter.com/Fiyah_Liger​  https://twitter.com/CharbokFGC
01:06:34
March 2, 2021
JePodcast EP26: Interview Brawlhalla Esports Director, Foda!
This was a live recorded episode on the twitch.tv/ceogaming with Foda. The man and heart behind a lot of the Brawlhalla Esports Live events and online tournaments along with his team. We discuss how far Brawlhalla has come from setups and LAN events, to crossovers and Foda's history in the gaming industry. Enjoy!
01:10:31
February 24, 2021
JePodcast EP25: Street Fighter V Winter Update recap, Guilty Gear Strive Beta, working with media and current CEO updates.
Fighting games are starting to build up again with new updates. After SFV's Winter Update stream, positivity and interest is alive and well. Guilty Gear Strive's open beta is coming this week. Oh and I left the house to pick up some new comics over the weekend.
25:07
February 15, 2021
JePodcast EP24: Super Bowl and my history of jobs growing up in retail like Babbages, Blockbuster Video and more!
On this episode I go over the Super Bowl a bit and all the after parties that make me not proud of Florida. Then my long history of all the good or bad jobs I worked before becoming a full time tournament organizer.
41:37
February 8, 2021
JePodcast EP23: Stonks, Frosty Faustings recap and other gaming news!
On this week, I talk about diving into the stock market (finally when it's too late), competing in #FGC event Frosty Faustings Online with a positive experience, the Royal Rumble and more.
27:60
February 1, 2021
JePodcast EP22: I love my Oculus Quest 2, Going to Disney World's Epcot for the first time since Pre-Covid and more.
On this week's episode, after fighting off a cold, forgive my voice, I praise the Oculus Quest 2 and talk about what Disney World is like with all of their Covid Precautions so my annual pass doesn't go to waste. Also a little preview of my working life before becoming a full time event organizer.
30:30
January 25, 2021
JePodcast EP21: The FGCodeofConduct, Celebrating my dad's 72nd bday, Oculus Quest 2 and other gaming news.
On this week's JePodcast, I give my thoughts on the Fighting Game Code of Conduct that just launched, Celebrating my father's 72nd birthday and some lessons he's taught me over the years, Purchased the Oculus Quest 2, Capcom Cup Cancellation and CEO's situation for 2021 so far!
42:33
January 18, 2021
JePodcast EP20: A look back at 2020
On this recap of Jebailey's 2020 in the FGC and gaming. I cover my experience at the incredibly emotional Brodie Lee Tribute show, looking back at Cancelled CEO events, DreamHack's support and my favorite games of 2020. 
43:07
January 1, 2021
JePodcast EP19: August recap in gaming, movies and more.
What's new this week in Jebailey's world? Speaking on the craziness that is the election coming up, what games I've been addicted to, Fightcade bringing back my love of fighting games online and more.
26:45
August 31, 2020
JePodcast EP18: Jebailey's 38th Bday and future CEO Plans
Somehow, I've made it to 38 years on this planet. While my recent years have been some of the best years of my life as a world event organizer in the gaming industry, COVID has changed all that to which I hope things bounce back for everyone. Hear about CEO events I've been working on and hope to accomplish like CEOverboard, CEO Europe and CEO next to Disney World.
29:55
August 19, 2020
JePodcast EP17: 2020 Summer Summary
Been a few months since the last one but wanted to catch everyone up with what's been going on in the FGC, gaming, taking working out seriously again and surviving COVID-19.
24:23
August 10, 2020
JePodcast EP16: Jebailey gets his first dog, Tifa!
This episode is all about being a first time dog owner with Tifa, My Jack Russell Terrier& Beagle Mix. Talking about how I got her, the fun we've having and how much it has changed my life for the better in a trying year.
18:14
June 1, 2020
JePodcast EP15: Three 3 months into the COVID Pandemic and catch up with Jebailey
I'm back and hope to be more consistent than ever. Have an upgraded recording studio for future projects. On this episode I talk about the current state of the world with the ongoing Protests, our government as well as what I've been up to during the pandemic with CEO and gaming.
29:32
June 1, 2020
JePodcast EP14: Recap on the financial responsibilities of a FGC TO.
Short and sweet episode recalling the Dreamland experience and what falls on the shoulders of tournament organizers.
16:28
March 20, 2020
JePodcast EP13. Hosting CEO Dreamland at the beginning of a Pandemic
This past few weeks have been among the hardest of my life as an event organizer. Listen in to everything leading up to Dreamland on March 13-15 and what I went through to make sure the show continued on.
58:08
March 20, 2020
JePodcast EP12-Part2: Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa Q&A
It's been a while but we're back. This time I talk to my current roommates Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa who are preparing for all things AEW later this fall with Part 2 of this interview. In this 2nd part, we focus on the gaming aspects of our lives as well as a ton of your questions from Twitter answered in this Q&A session with the boys.
38:27
July 24, 2019
JePodcast EP12-Part1: Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa
It's been a while but we're back. This time I talk to my current roommates Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa who are preparing for all things AEW later this fall about FyterFest, Double or Nothing and Wrestling in Japan in this part 1 of 2 episode. 
26:41
July 23, 2019
JePodcast EP11: Gaming Generations & Mohawk Mike Interview.
Sorry for the hiatus everyone! This episode I talk to Evan, owner of Gaming Generations, who supplies and helps put together more events than you can count for the #FGC year round. Mohawk Mike joins us who has been a huge help with CEO and production over the years. We discuss our growth, beginnings and what goes into events behind the scenes and more!
58:40
April 18, 2019
JePodcast EP 10: Jebailey goes to Australia to host Pokkén Tournament.
Jebailey goes down under for the first fine to Melbourne Australia to TO Pokkén Tournament at the Oceania Championships. I discuss Australia and the Pokkén Tournament community with H2, WonderChef & Midori.
47:27
February 17, 2019
JePodcast EP 9: Kitana Prime & MK11
Kitana Prime is one of my favorite people in the FGC. We discuss his history and how he got into the FGC, from competing in NRS games to commentary and TOing events. He’s a man of many talents and loves everything about the FGC. We also discuss the recent Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Party in LA.
40:08
January 19, 2019
JePodcast EP8: In Japan with Kenny Omega and Logan Sama
Jebailey visits Japan for New Years vacation and Wrestle Kingdom 13 at the Tokyo Dome! Few days later Kenny Omega, Logan Sama and Jebailey get together to play some games and hang amongst all the madness. We discuss this past year, how Kenny and I met through fighting games. From there we went on to put together CEOxNJPW a crossover between the fighting game and wrestling communities At #CEO2018.
38:01
January 8, 2019
JePodcast EP7: Jebailey goes to India
DreamHack Mumbai took place last week and I was invited out to oversee the fighting game tournaments for Tekken 7, SFV & Smash Ultimate. I talk about the culture, the food, the event and how awesome of an experience India was.
34:10
December 28, 2018
JePodcast EP6: Anti Smash Community Interview
Anti the CEO 2016 Champion for Smash WiiU comes on to the show to discuss Capcom Cup, Smash Ultimate, traveling to Mexico& Japan. We also discuss his team sponsorships, getting healthy and more.
42:45
December 16, 2018
JePodcast EP 5: Jebailey goes to Dubai
This episode I talk about my Lebanese background to give you an idea of my roots. After DreamHack Winter I went straight to Dubai to visit my sister and take a little vacation. That place is really something else and impressed me in my short time there. Learn about some of the fun things I did there and what’s worth checking out as well as a bit about the FGC community I got to meet while there.
31:10
December 13, 2018
JePodcast EP 4: European Smash Scene at DreamHack Winter
JePodcast EP 4: The European Smash Scene full of TOs, Casters and Production that helped me put DreamHack Winter together join me to talk about the European scene, comparing it to America, Smash Ultimate and more. Featuring Chirou, John, King Funk, AwesomeBee & Liva talk about their experiences, working with DreamHack and more on this episode recorded In Jönköping Sweden. Also discuss what’s next in Europe at Valhalla 2 and what Jebailey is about to endure with travel the rest of 2018.
50:09
December 3, 2018
JePodcast EP3: Luke Okada & Ryan Mejia, two of the best TOs in the FGC.
This episode, I invite on two of my most trusted TOs that you see at a plethora of CEO, DreamHack and supporting their Florida local events. We talk about what it takes to put on FGC events, how they got started and their current favorite games. We reflect on DreamHack Atlanta and what’s next in our schedules.
47:40
November 27, 2018
JePodcast EP2: Special Guests EchoFox Sonicfox and Dekillsage
EchoFox’s Sonicfox and Dekillsage come on the JePodcast to talk about their history in the FGC, what their favorite games are and Sonicfox’s drive to be the best in the world.
33:46
November 18, 2018
JePodcast EP1. Intro to Jebailey’s World of gaming.
Intro to Alex Jebailey’s JePodcast. Welcome to the 1st episode with your host ,Jebailey, giving you a bit of a background on his early years of video games growing up. I talk about the arcade days, the blockbuster video game challenge experience, traveling and what I’m currently up to within the Fighting Game Event World.
25:21
November 15, 2018