LOOKING BACK AT COMBO BREAKER 2019, PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG Mobile AND SIMPLE Mobile


May 24-26, 2019 saw the fifth iteration of the COMBO BREAKER fighting game convention take over the expansive Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, USA. The 3 day experience saw 24+ official tournaments take place alongside a seemingly endless selection of community run tournaments, special exhibitions, and casual gaming experiences. The convention reached its 4,800 pass attendee cap on Saturday, May 25; making it the first COMBO BREAKER event to sell out its preset attendee capacity. The eleven broadcasts from COMBO BREAKER 2019 reached over 2 million viewers worldwide and produced over 300 hours of live-stream entertainment.

It was a year to remember as the players and fans attending COMBO BREAKER 2019, presented by SAMSUNG Mobile and SIMPLE Mobile, helped the event continue to build a legacy in the fighting game community.

COMBO BREAKER NOTABLES:

24 Tournaments | 28+ Shuttle Trips | 19 Sponsors | 24+ Community Run Side tournaments | 16 Visiting Artists | 16 Exhibitors | 6 Auction Tournaments | 5 Special Exhibitions | 3 After Hours Get Togethers | 3 Play Test Games | 3 Pro Leagues | 2 In-Venue Bars | 1 Retro Arcade from Paradise Arcade Shop | 1 Cosplay Contest | 1 Ice-Cream Shoppe | 0 Hours Closed

 

$90,050 In Prize Pools | 192 Volunteer Staff | 140 Bracket Judges | 88 Commentators | 56 Production Staff | 28 Senior Referees | 19 Core Staff | 18 Stream Runners | 11 Streams | 9 Projectors | 9 Vans | 7 Hotel Reps | 6 Semi-Trucks | 5 Photographers | 4 Cinematographers | 2 Pools | 0 Available Rooms

 

37 Countries | 51 States & D.C. | 9 Canadian Provinces | 4,800 Passes Sold | 2,889 Unique Competitors | 1,911 Spectators | 2 Million+ Stream Viewers | 399 Hours Broadcasted | 1 Weekend Devoted to the Fighting Game Community

 

Have a great memory of COMBO BREAKER 2019? Let us know on Twitter @combobreakerfgc!

#CB2019 MEDIA


The event was captured by a team of excellent photographers and cinematographers! Check out the official gallery below and explore individual creator archives at their personal sites:

OFFICIAL GALLERY

Official COMBO BREAKER 2019 photos, presented by Samsung Mobile and SIMPLE Mobile.

View HERE

INSIDE COMBO BREAKER

An Interview with COMBO BREAKER Event Director thehadou

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COSPLAY ARCHIVE

COMBO BREAKER 2019 held a Cosplay Competition for fighting game focused cosplayers. Find a contestants archive available HERE.

CB2019 EVENT TRAILER 

Filmed by Esteban Martinez and Eric Olsen. Edited by Michael McWethy.

YOUR #CB2019 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!


Tournaments are made great by the players competing in them. See who rose to the challenge as champions of our 2019 competitions!
 

MORTAL KOMBAT 11

Champion: END | Scar
2nd Place: FOX | SonicFox
3rd Place: Noble | Tweedy

TEKKEN 7

Champion: ROX | Knee
2nd Place: RG | Anakin
3rd Place: Tasty | Rangchu

STREET FIGHTER V: AE

Champion: REC | Punk
2nd Place: Mouz | Problem X
3rd Place: YOG | Machabo

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE

Champion: SV | KJS | Maister
2nd Place: dB | Yeti
3rd Place: Zinoto 

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH EXE:LATE[ST]

Champion: Clearlamp_o
2nd Place: Dramatik | RedBlade
3rd Place: foxof42

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ

Champion: CO | GO1
2nd Place: NRG | HookGangGod
3rd Place: VGIA | Shanks

GUILTY GEAR XRD REV 2

Champion: WN | LostSoul
2nd Place: CATPION | Daymendou
3rd Place: ANEW | KizzieKay

SOULCALIBUR VI

Champion: Linkorz
2nd Place: AXL | RichSticks
3rd Place: Jeo

MYSTERY GAME TOURNAMENT

Champion: Dacidbro
2nd Place: UpToSnuff
3rd Place: KPB | RetroStation

BLAZBLUE: CROSS TAG BATTLE

Champion: SSNO | KojiKOG
2nd Place: Anti | Bace
3rd Place: 973 | Diaphone

STREET FIGHTER III: 3RD STRIKE

Champion: Jwong
2nd Place: FrankieBFG
3rd Place: BTran

SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO

Champion: JigglyNorris
2nd Place: Munn3y
3rd Place: ThatArchvillan

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE DOUBLES

Champions: PG | ESAM / MVD
2nd Place: T1 | ANTi / Sinai | Pelca
3rd Place: dB | yeti / MAG | Comet

KILLER INSTINCT: SEASON 3

Champion: Nicky
2nd Place: SD117 | SonicDolphin117
3rd Place: Wheels

VAMPIRE SAVIOR

Champion: Nakanishi
2nd Place: VMP | Ailerus
3rd Place: JayOneTheSk8

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE

Champion: JonnieA
2nd Place: Banehollow3789
3rd Place: TxC | Stealth

SKULLGIRLS: 2ND ENCORE

Champion: FOX | SonicFox
2nd Place: Rabbleflaggers
3rd Place: Sev

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV

Champion: QanbaxDouyu | Xiaohai
2nd Place: score
3rd Place: SSNO | KojiKOG

CAPCOM VS. SNK 2

Champion: Jwong
2nd Place: Nakanishi
3rd Place: Strike First | DR.B GALAXY

TMNT: TOURNAMENT FIGHTERS

Champion: NerdJosh
2nd Place: CH6 | tobemorecrazy
3rd Place: AnimEVO | Hagure

SOULCALIBUR II

Champion: jimmypikachuchoi
2nd Place: PoB | Esom
3rd Place: TS | Bibulus

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2

Champion: Jwong
2nd Place: MadBooFace
3rd Place: Wigfall

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 2

Champion: Jwong
2nd Place: VMP | ChexQuest
3rd Place: PAG | VicViper

STREET FIGHTER EX 2 PLUS

Champion: Apollo
2nd Place: Jwong
3rd Place: Dbus

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

COMBO BREAKER would not have been possible without the support of companies and individuals helping the event achieve its goals. We would once again like to thank them for supporting of CB2019.

THANK YOU!

 

Thank you for taking part in COMBO BREAKER 2019, presented by SAMSUNG Mobile and SIMPLE Mobile. We hope to see you all again soon.

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