LOOKING BACK AT COMBO BREAKER 2018
As the COMBO BREAKER team begins to look forward to our 2019 event, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what happened at COMBO BREAKER 2018. The Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort held thousands of fighting game enthusiasts this year, setting new COMBO BREAKER event attendance records over Memorial Day Weekend. From May 27-29, 2018, this collective of players and fans made St. Charles, Illinois their home; bringing friendships, rivalries, and hype to the forefront as only they could.
COMBO BREAKER 2018 Notables:
22 Shuttle Trips | 21 Official Tournaments | 17 Event Sponsors | 15 Community Run Side Tournaments | 15 Visiting Artists | 13 Exhibitors | 7 Stages | 16 Auction Tournaments | 5 Special Exhibitions | 4 After Hours Get Togethers | 3 Location Tests | 1 Paradise Arcade Shop Arcade | 1 Side Tournament Recording Station | 1 Cosplay Contest | 1 In-Venue Bar | 0 Hours Closed
$94,640+ in Prize Pools | 168 Volunteers | 120 Bracket Judges | 69 Commentators | 62 Production Staff | 32 Senior Referees | 19 Stream Runners | 24 Core Staff | 8 Streams | 7 Transport Vans | 5 Hotel Reps | 4 Semi-Trucks | 4 Photographers | 3 Cinematographers | 2 Swimming Pools | 1 Broken Industrial A/C Unit | 1 Branded Flannel | 0 Available Rooms
39 Countries | 50 States & DC | 5 Canadian Provinces | 2,252 Unique Competitors | 1,703+ Spectators | 4,100+ Known Attendees | 1.48 Million Stream Viewers | 277 Hours Broadcasted | 1 Weekend devoted to the FGC from Combo Breaker LLC, @gaming_gen, and @thehadou
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COMBO BREAKER had some of the community’s best media staff on site Memorial Day Weekend! Check out these galleries and videos:
YOUR #CB2018 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!
A tournament is made great by the players competing in it. See who rose to the challenge in our singles competitions!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS
COMBO BREAKER would not have been possible without the support of companies and individuals from around the world. We’d like to once again thank them for their commitment to the fighting game community.
Thank you for taking part in COMBO BREAKER 2018. We hope to see you all again soon.