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
COMBO BREAKER pop-up shop
Industry vendor village
Curated Artist Alley
Arcade and retro room
Dedicated casual stations
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
COMBO BREAKER has reserved room blocks at the following hotels:
Renaissance Schamburg Convention Center Hotel
Attached to the Venue
1551 Thoreau DR N, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Down the street
1725 E Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg
A short drive away
1550 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Come for the competition, but stay for the experience.
Select any activity below for more information.
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.
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.
Special exhibitions hosted by some of the community’s most active organizers. More info soon.
Booths from COMBO BREAKER’S market partners and exhibitors will be on-site.
Guest artists will be on-site selling their art and accepting new commissions. Guest artist list available in April.
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.
Paradise Arcade Shop can help you repair and customize your stuff.
Themed backdrops for selfies, group photos, and professional photography.
COMBO BREAKER is broadcast on Twitch in partnership with the following community channels.
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.
Interested in taking part in COMBO BREAKER 2022? Select one of the applications below!
Contact us to get your brand on-site at COMBO BREAKER 2022!
Contact us to request access to the event for reporting purposes.