MAY 26-28, 2023
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 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:
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 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
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
Short walk from
1725 E Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg
5 min drive away
20 min walk
Starting at $145
1550 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173
5 min drive away
20 min walk
Starting at $159
1610 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Down the street
1311 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173
7 min drive away
Not walking distance
Starting at $135
1191 Woodfield Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Come for the competition, but stay for the experience.
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 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!
Event partners and featured exhibitors will be on-site!
Curated guest artists selling prints, stickers, taking commissions, and more!
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!
COMBO BREAKER is streamed in partnership with community channels. More streams will be announced closer to the event!
COMBO BREAKER begins Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10am CT and ends Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 10pm CT.
The detailed event schedule will be released by May 1, 2023.
Interested in taking part in COMBO BREAKER? Select one of the applications below!
Details launching February 6, 2023!
Contact us to get your brand on-site in our vendor village!
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Contact us to request access to the event for reporting purposes.