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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#CB2018 MEDIA

COMBO BREAKER had some of the community’s best media staff on site Memorial Day Weekend! Check out these galleries and videos:

A SUNDAY IN CHICAGO

Filmed and edited by Esteban Martinez Additional videography provided by: Eric Olson and Roderick Nokin

Released by Hold Back To Block

$150 ON CAVEMAN THE GREATEST AUCTION TOURNEY EVER

Filmed and edited by Phil Nolan

MUGEN by SARVETS

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! 

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ

Champion: Echo Fox | SonicFox 2nd Place: CAG | Go1 3rd Place: CAG | Dogura

STREET FIGHTER V

Champion: UYU | NL 2nd Place: RZR | Xian 3rd Place: PG | Infiltration

TEKKEN 7

Champion: Rox | Knee 2nd Place: UYU | JeonDDing 3rd Place: Fursan | LowHigh

GUILTY GEAR XRD: REV 2

Champion: FGC | Daru 2nd Place: Teresa 3rd Place: Hamad

INJUSTICE 2

Champion: Noble | Tweedy 2nd Place: F3 | DR Gross 3rd Place: Echo Fox | SonicFox

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH

Champion: Clim 2nd Place: J3 3rd Place: DrunkSuikaIbuki

BLAZBLUE: CENTRAL FICTION

Champion: CO | Fenrich 2nd Place: PG | SKD 3rd Place: Ponos | Garireo

KILLER INSTINCT

Champion: Amenty 2nd Place: F3 | Sleep 3rd Place: UA | Bass

SKULLGIRLS

Champion: Swiftfox-Dash 2nd Place: Echo Fox | SonicFox 3rd Place: HVS | Liam

MYSTERY GAME

Champion: CSB | Letsgetacid 2nd Place: Jin-san 3rd Place: I’MGAY | Oki Dyke

MORTAL KOMBAT XL

Champion: Killer Xinok 2nd Place: Echo Fox | Scar 3rd Place: Noble | Rewind

MARVEL VS CAPCOM: INFINITE

Champion: NB | DualKevin 2nd Place: Echo Fox | Dekillsage 3rd Place: UA | Banehollow3789

SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U

Champion: KJS | Master 2nd Place: E2C | TyRoy 3rd Place: PG | Esam

VAMPIRE SAVIOR

Champion: Mr. Igloo 2nd Place: Dyne 3rd Place: MightyMar

KING OF FIGHTERS XIV

Champion: DouyuTV | Xiao Hai 2nd Place: TxC | Wero Asamiya 3rd Place: Tamago

SUPER TURBO

Champion: ElTrouble 2nd Place: LU | Alex Valle 3rd Place: SilentScope

THIRD STRIKE

Champion: Echo Fox | Justin Wong 2nd Place: Chi-Rithy 3rd Place: Simon

SUPER SMASH BROS. MELEE

Champion: Balance | KJH 2nd Place: RNG | Swedish Delight 3rd Place: CLN | AbsentPage

MORTAL KOMBAT 9

Champion: Curbolicious 2nd Place: Echo Fox | SonicFox 3rd Place: GGA | Wafflez

COSPLAY CONTEST

1st Place: Termina Cosplay Runner Up: Sean Cho 2nd Runner Up: Thornswaggle

INVALUABLE STAFF AWARDS

Humbag RSBlackrose Chris Ceglia

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!

Thank you for taking part in COMBO BREAKER 2018. We hope to see you all again soon.
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