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May 25th-27th 2018St. Charles, IL
Registration closes 5/14/18

COMBO BREAKER returns May 25-27, 2018 to the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, USA!


COMBO BREAKER is a 3-day Fighting Game Community convention & tournament series held annually over Memorial Day weekend in Illinois, USA.

Organized by COMBO BREAKER LLC, the convention was developed by @thehadou & Gaming Generations to provide a high-spectacle weekend for fighting game fans in the Midwest. Since the convention's arrival in 2015, it has been heralded as a can’t-miss experience by tournament competitors and spectators alike. COMBO BREAKER continues to be an event focused on the attendee experience, built by a dedicated staff with years of event attendance behind them.

Why should you attend?

  • 18+ Official Tournaments: Current & retro games.

  • Proven Staff: COMBO BREAKER’s core staff has established itself as one of the Fighting Game Community's finest. Our trusted staff includes members of EVO, CEO, The Big House, Red Bull Proving Grounds, ESL, Tekken World Tour, CEOtaku, KI World Cup, & more!

  • 24/7 Venue: Never stop playing. Once COMBO BREAKER's venue opens, it won't close until the final tournament is complete.

  • Concert Style Stages: Every tournament at COMBO BREAKER appears on a marquee stage!

  • EDEN: An expanded Smash Bros. experience courtesy of Illinois' own EDEN!

  • Character Auction Tournaments: Discover a piece of Midwest tournament history.

  • Streams: All COMBO BREAKER tournaments appear on stream & feature Top 8 presentations.

  • Curated Commentary: COMBO BREAKER's tournaments feature curated amateur & professional commentary for all games.

  • Incentivized Volunteer Judge Program: All volunteer judges at COMBO BREAKER take part in a reward program in an effort to ensure you have the best tournament experience possible.

  • Featured Exhibitions: Friday & Saturday night, information coming soon!

  • Free wifi: Available for all attendees

  • Dedicated casual setups & BYOC area

  • Arcade & classic gaming

  • Curated artist alley

  • Vendor Village

  • Resort pools

  • Deep dish pizza delivery

  • Spectator badging available in January, 2018.

Visit the official COMBO BREAKER website at combobreaker.org

Hotel information is available HERE

Travel information is available HERE

Artist Alley applications are available HERE

Commentator applications are available HERE

Side Tournament submissions are available HERE

Volunteer application available in January.

COMBO BREAKER 2017's event recap HERE.

  • May 25th-27th 2018
  • IL
  • Mortal Kombat XL, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Mystery Game Tournament



    Pheasant Run Resort - Gallery Hall, 4051 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174, USA

    Getting There

    For information on how to get to the venue, check out combobreaker.org/travel


    Additional Information

    Event Developer: @gaming_gen

    Event Director: @thehadou

    Co-Event Director: @eidelonn

    Competition Director: @curlingw

    Assistant Director: @itstotallynoah

    Assistant Director: @VroZone

    Tournament Manager: @nothingxs

    Tournament Admins