MAY 26-28, 2023


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 to test their skills, meet new friends, face old rivals, and share their appreciation for one of gaming’s longest lasting competitive genres.

Join us in our
24-hour venue for:

29+ tournaments
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!


COMBO BREAKER begins Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10am CT and ends Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 10pm CT. After hours gaming begins Friday and Saturday night at 11pm.

Please find breakout competitor and stream schedules.

CB2023 Venue

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 140,000 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


CB2023 has room blocks at the below hotels. Sold out hotels may have rooms available outside of our room blocks (not including the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel). You can search for additional rooms in the area via the Other Options and ARES link below.


Renaissance Schamburg Convention Center Hotel

Attached to the Venue
Kings: $134
Doubles: $141

1551 Thoreau DR N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Wyndham Garden
Schaumburg Hotel

Short walk from
the Renaissance
Doubles: $111

1725 E Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173


Hilton Garden
Inn Schaumburg

7 min drive away
Not walking distance
Starting at $135

1191 Woodfield Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Schaumburg

Shuttle & breakfast included
Not walking distance
Starting at $179

815 E American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Doubletree by Hilton

Complimentary Shuttle
Not walking distance
Doubles: $129

800 National Pkwy, Schaumburb, IL 60173


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg

5 min drive away
20 min walk
Starting at $145

1550 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173


Residence Inn
Chicago Schaumburg

5 min drive away
20 min walk
Starting at $159

1610 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173


Courtyard Marriott
Chicago Schaumburg

Down the street
Kings: $89
Doubles: $111

1311 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Hotels in and around
the Schaumburg area

Multiple hotels in area
Walking & Driving options
Sortable by price & location

Schaumburg, Chicago, and Rolling Meadows

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


Come for the competition, but stay for the experience.

Dedicated Casuals

Setups dedicated to casual gaming will be available all weekend!

CB Pop-Up Shop

COMBO BREAKER’s annual merch shop featuring new and exclusive items!

Character Auctions

Character locked brackets only enterable via live, cash auctions!

Arcade & Retro Room

Dedicated ballroom for free play cabinets and retro gaming.


Special exhibitions hosted by select community organizers!

Vendor Village

Event partners and featured exhibitors will be on-site!

Artist Alley

Curated guest artists selling prints, stickers, taking commissions, and more!

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 Services

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

Community Tourneys

The All In Together: Community Tourneys are back! Find out more HERE!


COMBO BREAKER is streamed in partnership with community channels. More streams will be announced closer to the event!


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

Volunteer Program

Help COMBO BREAKER be the best it can be. Click here for more details!

Community Tournaments

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


Collaborate with our broadcast teams and help create the hype!

Artist Alley

Meet the artists visiting the CB2023 Artist Alley!

Cosplay Contest

Overview and details available HERE!

Exhibitor Space

Meet the exhibitors visiting the CB2023 vendor village!

Sponsorship Information

Promote your brand at CB2023!
Contact us today for more info.

Media Access

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



General support: [email protected]