LOOKING BACK AT COMBO BREAKER 2016


It’s been 2 months since the Midwest’s biggest fighting game convention took over the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort. As the Combo Breaker team begins to look forward to a potential 2017 event, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what went down May 27-29, 2016!

Combo Breaker Notables:

20 Singles Tournaments | 11 Visiting Artists | 8 Indie Games | 7 Auction Tournaments  | 6 Vendors | 5 Special Exhibitions | 5 Stages | 2 Team Tournaments | 2 After Hours Showcases | 1 Pool Party | 1 Arcade Hall | 1 In-Venue Bar | 1 Convention Floor | 0 Hours Closed

 

$43,000+ in Payouts | 82 Judges | 54 Commentators | 39 Staff | 5 Streams | 3 Photographers | 3 Cinematographers | 3 Vans | 2 Semi-Trucks | 2 Wifi Servers | 1 Hotel Rep | 0 Available Resort Rooms

 

11 Countries | 47 States | 4 Canadian Provinces | 1,366 Unique Competitors | 800+ Spectators | 2,000+ Known Attendees | 5 Streams | 1.5 Million+ Stream Viewers | 1 Weekend devoted to the FGC from @gaming_gen & @thehadou

 

Have a great memory of Combo Breaker 2016? Let us know on Twitter @combobreakerfgc!


#CB2016 PHOTO GALLERIES


Combo Breaker had excellent photographers on site Memorial Day Weekend! Check out these galleries from our official media team:

PUT THAT BACK | CHRIS BAHN

www.ptbphoto.org

THOMAS TISCHIO 

www.tischphotos.com

YOUR #CB2016 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!


A tournament is made great by the men & women competing in it. See who rose to the challenge in our singles competitions!
 

STREET FIGHTER V

Champion: EG | Justin Wong
Runner Up: NVT | Flash

MORTAL KOMBAT XL

Champion: PXP | A Foxy Grampa
Runner Up: Orbit | Hayatei

SKULLGIRLS 2ND ENCORE

Champion: cR | SonicFox
Runner Up: cR | dekillsage

GUILTY GEAR XRD: REVELATOR

Champion: PAG | LostSoul
Runner UpPG | MarlinPie

KILLER INSTINCT SEASON 3

Champion: BH | Thompxson
Runner Up: Circa | Nicky NS

TEKKEN 7

Champion: Circa | Anakin
Runner Up: Rip

SUPER SMASH BROS WII U

Champion: PG | ESAM
Runner UpE2C | Tyroy

SUPER SMASH BROS MELEE

Champion: Duck
Runner Up: Kels

ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3

Champion: UA | Terry Bogard
Runner Up: RF7 | RyanLV

ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV

Champion: Liquid | NuckleDu
Runner Up: Wolfkrone

VAMPIRE SAVIOR

Champion: VMP | Ailerus
Runner UpMr Igloo

BLAZBLUE CHRONOPHANTASMA

Champion: D-Link | LordKnight
Runner Up: XIII Blades

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH: EXE LATE

Champion: cR | SonicFox
Runner UpJDR

PERSONA 4 ARENA ULTIMAX

Champion: SQ
Runner Up: D-Link | Lord Knight

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII

Champion: KCO | Pedro
Runner Up: Mario E

THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UM

Champion: Mario E
Runner Up: Flanagan

DEAD OR ALIVE 5: LAST ROUND

Champion: cR | SonicFox
Runner Up: Pacneemius

TEKKEN BALL

Champion: GW | Jackie Tran
Runner Up: Joshimitsu

BRAWLHALLA

Champion: BX3 | Zeloxory
Runner UpBoomie

MYSTERY GAME TOURNAMENT

Champion: Calz
Runner Up: Husbando

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

Combo Breaker would not have been possible without the companies and people that stepped up to financially support our convention. We’d like to once again thank them for their commitment to the fighting game community.

THANK YOU!

 

Thank you for taking part in Combo Breaker 2016. We hope to see you all again soon.