May 25-27, 2018 will see COMBO BREAKER return to the Mega Center at Pheasant Run Resort! 18+ tournaments will span across the 3 day weekend as COMBO BREAKER fills a convention center and adjoining ballroom with our signature 24/7 venue experience; complete with concert style staging, vendors, guest artists, and much more! Join us in celebrating competitive fighting games and their passionate communities Memorial Day Weekend 2018.

Pheasant Run Resort is a 250-acre retreat on the edge of St. Charles, Illinois featuring a great selection of rooms and on-site activities. Find out more about the resort at and book an event rate room HERE.


Register for COMBO BREAKER 2018 today! Early Bird pricing & pre-order merchandise are built right into the Registration. Returning for 2018 is customized commemorative badges with pre-event delivery. Legacy apparel is also available for pre-event delivery this year! Skip the pick-up line by having your event badge & lanyard shipped to you prior to the event!

Remember to book a room! Discount Resort rates additional hotel room options HERE!


COMBO BREAKER has put together a mix of new and returning games and activities for our 2018 event. Many details about COMBO BREAKER 2018 will be announced in the coming months, but let’s take a look at a marquee few today!

New Tournaments

For the first time COMBO BREAKER is hosting Dragon Ball FighterZ, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st], Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Mortal Kombat 9 alongside many of your returning favorites! Discover our full tournament games list HERE.

2 Old 2 Furious

COMBO BREAKER is once again working with New York’s own 2 Old 2 Furious to shine a spotlight on Super Street Fighter II Turbo. With 2 Old 2 Furious at COMBO BREAKER you can expect an Arcade accurate tournament experience! Join us this May for a look back at the fighting game that inspired a worldwide legacy!


COMBO BREAKER is excited to be working with Illinois’ own EDEN event series to produce a new experience for our Super Smash Bros. tournament competitors! Lead by 2018 COMBO BREAKER Assistant Director Vro, the EDEN experience at COMBO BREAKER will bring new opportunities and new activities to our event. More on EDEN’s activation HERE.

Free Play Arcade

Searching to provide an engaging, ever-changing arcade experience, COMBO BREAKER is proud to be working with the Arcade experts at Paradise Arcade Shop on a refined arcade area for COMBO BREAKER 2018! The 2018 arcade will feature a new selection of classic arcade games, many of your favorite fighting game cabinets, heart-pumping rhythm games, and Pinball!

Competitive Ladders

In early 2018 we’ll be detailing a weekend-exclusive ranking competitions available to all attendees at COMBO BREAKER! Led by new 2018 Assistant Director NCV, these ladder competitions are a near endless opportunity to get games in; complete with special COMBO BREAKER prizes!

Artist Alley

Every year COMBO BREAKER showcases many of the finest local and traveling artisans from the fighting game community. Our 2018 Artist Alley applications are open HERE.

Cosplay Contest

Returning to COMBO BREAKER for a 2nd straight year is our Cosplay Contest! COMBO BREAKER is committed to producing a contest focused on costume craftsmanship, creativity, and fighting game history. We’ll be announcing contest criteria, judges, and prizing in January!

Scheduled Side Tournaments

COMBO BREAKER’s Bring Your Own Console area is available for side tournaments! If you’d like to host a tournament at COMBO BREAKER featuring any game not in our current line-up, please contact us HERE! Please note that time-slots for side-tournaments we can co-promote are limited. 

Vendors & Partnerships

If you are interested in becoming a COMBO BREAKER event partner, please send us an email HERE for advertising opportunities and booth rates!

Volunteer Information

Our incentivized volunteer program will be launching at the end of January. If you are interested in helping COMBO BREAKER be the best event it can be please stay on the lookout for updates then.

Join us for CB2018 May 25-27, Memorial Day Weekend, 2018!

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