MAY 27-29, 2022.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
24+ TOURNAMENT BRACKETS
FULL 24 HOUR VENUE

Welcome to COMBO BREAKER

Established in 2015, COMBO BREAKER’s flagship convention is a celebration of the fighting game genre. Heralded as a can’t-miss experience by the fighting game community, each COMBO BREAKER delivers a high spectacle event full of competition and camaraderie. For 3 days across Memorial Day Weekend, players and fans from all corners of the globe converge outside Chicago, IL, to test their skills, meet new friends, face old rivals, and share their appreciation for one of gaming’s longest lasting competitive genres.

For our 2022 convention, COMBO BREAKER is moving to a new venue space inside the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

Join us in our 24-hour venue for:

24+ tournament brackets
Concert style staging
Unique auction tournaments
Community exhibitions
COMBO BREAKER pop-up shop
Industry vendor village
Curated Artist Alley
Arcade and retro room
Dedicated casual stations
Cosplay contest
And more!

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL, USA 60173

Located only 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport

A spacious event center with over 120,000 sq ft
Restaurants and coffee shops on site in the attached hotel
Free on-site parking for attendees and hotel guests
Local attractions and more food nearby

HOTELS

COMBO BREAKER has reserved room blocks at the following hotels:

SOLD OUT

Renaissance Schamburg Convention Center Hotel

Attached to the Venue
Kings: $131
Doubles: $137

1551 Thoreau DR N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wyndham Garden
Schaumburg Hotel

Down the street
Kings: N/A
Doubles: $111

1725 E Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

SOLD OUT

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg

A short drive away
Kings: $119
Doubles: $129

1550 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Additional hotels available in the area! Use our ARES LINK HERE for more rooms!

ACTIVITIES

Come for the competition, but stay for the experience.
Select any activity below for more information.

Dedicated Casuals

Over 60 setups exclusively for casual matches throughout the venue. Get your games in!

CB Pop-Up Shop

COMBO BREAKER’s annual event merch shop featuring new apparel and on-site exclusive items.

Character Auctions

Special character locked brackets where each character is only available via a live, cash auction.

Arcade & Retro Room

Dedicated ballroom for free play cabinets, arcade hardware, and retro tournaments.

Exhibitions

Special exhibitions hosted by some of the community’s most active organizers. More info soon.

Vendor Village

Booths from COMBO BREAKER’S market partners and exhibitors will be on-site.

Artist Alley

Guest artists will be on-site selling their art and accepting new commissions. Guest artist list available in April.

Cosplay Contest

How accurately can you bring your favorite fighting game characters to life?

In House Commentary

Enjoy Top 8 presentations with live commentary from community favorites.

The Popcorn Baron

A Midwest staple, Gekioh’s flavored popcorn is in high demand every year.

Modding Resources

Paradise Arcade Shop can help you repair and customize your stuff.

Photo Walls

Themed backdrops for selfies, group photos, and professional photography.

STREAMS

COMBO BREAKER is broadcast on Twitch in partnership with the following community channels.

EVENT SCHEDULE

COMBO BREAKER begins Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10am CT and ends Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10pm CT.
The detailed event schedule will be released closer to the event.

APPLICATIONS

Interested in taking part in COMBO BREAKER 2022? Select one of the applications below!

Volunteer

Help COMBO BREAKER be the best it can be.

Community Tournaments

Reserve time and space to host your favorite game on-site.

Commentate

Collaborate with our production teams and help create the hype!

Artist Alley

Showcase and sell your artistic creations to our attendees!

Vendor Information

Contact us to get your brand on-site at COMBO BREAKER 2022!

Media Access

Contact us to request access to the event for reporting purposes.

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CONTACT

General support: [email protected]