Join Us May 26-28 for CB2023!

COMBO BREAKER returns to Schaumburg, IL for CB2023! To support our 29+ tournaments and activities across Memorial Day Weekend, CB2023’s 24/7 gaming experience now resides inside 140,000 sq ft of column free venue space across the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel! Also returning for 2023 will be our signature concert style staging, vendor village, visiting artists, beloved Popcorn Baron, All In Together: Community Tournaments series, and more. Join us this May for COMBO BREAKER’s latest event to celebrate competitive fighting games and the global community sustaining them!

Registration Is Now Open!

Register for CB2023 via our start.gg page today! With a total event cap of 7,500 attendees, this is not the year to wait! Special Early Bird pricing, pre-order merchandise, and badge upgrades are available today. All registrations include commemorative badges, custom lanyards, 60-page program guides, and more! Register today at smash.gg/combo-breaker!

New and Noteworthy For CB2023

We have put together a mix of new and returning features and activities for our 2023 event. Many details about CB2023 will be announced throughout the coming months, but let’s take a look at a few early announcements today!

New Venue Spaces

After taking over the Convention Center at CB2022, we’re adding even more ballroom space in the attached Schaumburg hotel for CB2023! The increased space will allow us to expand the All In Together: Community Tournaments footprint, set up a larger dedicated arcade and mystery tournament area, activate a second floor concessions, board games, and seating area (including more room for the Popcorn Baron), and provide expanded space for casuals and BYOC!

New And Returning Tournaments

For the first time COMBO BREAKER is hosting DNF Duel, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, MultiVersus, Rushdown Revolt, Primal Rage, and more! Discover our full tournament games list on the CB2023 event page HERE.

CB Pop-Up Shop

The annual COMBO BREAKER Pop-up Shop returns with new, limited edition items for 2023! Featuring apparel, posters, and accessories produced in collaboration with AndrewCockroach, SnoozeOne, KleverArt, Colorreaper, Ocultone, JonyFraze, TheHadou, and more!

Days of Future Past Ballroom

COMBO BREAKER is working with Paradise Arcade Shop, Texas Shottakers, Wedoca, and more to produce a classic arcade experience! Days of Future Past will take place in the topia ballroom with a free play arcade and a feature stage showcasing our mystery tournament. Experience the rich history of gaming at CB2023!

All In Together: The Community Tournaments at CB2023

Launched at CB2022, the All In Together: Community Tournaments are returning for CB2023! In collaboration with passionate organizers and streamers, our premier Community Tournaments initiative is returning to CB2023 with even more dedicated space and support! Read more about the initiative HERE.

Volunteer Information

Our detailed, incentivized volunteer program is available HERE. If you are interested in helping CB2023 be the best event it can be, please review it and apply today! Your support makes a better experience for everyone possible.

Cosplay Contest

Join us Saturday, May 27, 2023 for the annual COMBO BREAKER Cosplay Contest! Focused exclusively on fighting game characters and the games they’re from, our contest is a great way to showcase your love of fighting games and craftsmanship! Full details announcing February 1, 2023!

The Mystery Game Tournament

256 players will compete in the annual Mystery Game Tournament at CB2023! Each competitor will face off in a new competitive title in every round of the bracket! This wildly challenging and long standing, beloved tradition returns for CB2023!

Mystery Game will cap. Once it does you can fill out the form HERE to be put on its waiting list.

If you are interested in becoming a COMBO BREAKER event partner or exhibitor, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss our available opportunities!