COMBO BREAKER returns for 2020 with a brand new event location and hotel! 24+ tournaments will span across Memorial Day weekend as COMBO BREAKER’s 3-day competitive experience fills the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel. Our signature 24/7 venue experience; complete with concert style staging, vendors, guest artists, and much more will also all be returning at the new venue! Join us in celebrating competitive fighting games and their passionate communities in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA this May.

Renaissance Schaumburg is a spacious convention center and modern hotel featuring an impressive, column-free convention center space, elegant ballrooms, a wide selection of room types. Find out more about the new venue and book an event rate room HERE.


Register for COMBO BREAKER 2020 today! Special Early Bird inclusions & pre-order merchandise are built right into the Registration. Returning for 2020 is customized commemorative badges with pre-event delivery. New for 2020 is lanyards unique to each badge type! Core apparel is also available for pre-event delivery this year with delivery in early May. Skip the pick-up line by having your event credentials and merchandise shipped to you prior to the event! 

Remember to book a room! Discount Resort rates and additional hotel room options HERE!


COMBO BREAKER has put together a mix of new and returning tournaments and activities for our 2019 event. Many details about COMBO BREAKER 2020 will be announced throughout the coming months, but let’s take a look at a marquee few today!

A Stylish New Venue

The Renaissance Schaumburg features the square footage necessary for COMBO BREAKER to expand tournament pool space, increase dedicated casuals, add new stages, streams, and special activities, while providing comfortable sleeping rooms for attendees in the attached Marriott hotel. Concessions, coffee cafe, sizable bar, and a steakhouse round out the new venue experience. Nearby food (including Kuma’s Corner!) and shopping are accessible with the hotel’s free shuttle service. 

New Tournaments

For the first time COMBO BREAKER is hosting Under Night In-Brith Exe:Late[cl-r], Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code, Samurai Shodown, and more! Discover our full tournament games list HERE.


The COMBO BREAKER Pop-Up shop returns with new limited edition items for 2020! Featuring apparel, posters, and accessories produced in collaboration with Absolum Terror, The Hadou, and more! 


COMBO BREAKER is once again working with PARADISE ARCADE SHOP to produce a thematic Arcade experience at CB2020! The Schaumburg ballroom will feature a free play arcade and a presentation stage showcasing our arcade tournaments! Experience the history of fighting games complete with the concert style staging and streams of COMBO BREAKER’s modern tournament presentations!


We are proud to be announcing an overhaul of our Community Tournaments experience! COMBO BREAKER 2020 will be working with KIT Gaming and Net Battles to produce a scheduled, organized competitive area for independent organizers to host their tournaments – Complete with a feature stage, stream, official COMBO BREAKER medals, and more! Read all about it HERE

The Mystery Game Tournament

256 players will compete in the annual Mystery Game Tournament at COMBO BREAKER, each one experiencing a new competitive title for every round they reach in the bracket! A long standing, beloved tradition been one of our most beloved tournament oddities!

Artist Alley

Every year COMBO BREAKER showcases many of the finest local and traveling artisans from the fighting game community. Our 2020 Artist Alley applications are open HERE.

Cosplay Contest

Returning to COMBO BREAKER for its fourth year is our Cosplay Contest! COMBO BREAKER is committed to producing a contest focused on costume craftsmanship, creativity, and fighting game history. We’ll be announcing contest criteria, judges, and prizing February 1st!

Vendors & Partnerships

If you are interested in becoming a COMBO BREAKER event partner, please send us an email HERE for advertising opportunities and booth rates!

Volunteer Information

Our detailed, incentivized volunteer program is available HERE. If you are interested in helping COMBO BREAKER be the best event it can be please review it and apply today!

Join us for CB2020 May 22-24, Memorial Day Weekend!

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