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