Combo Breaker 2020 Dates, Venue Announced

Justin Hartling  | 
Combo Breaker will be moving from St. Charles to Schaumburg, Illinois for the 2020 event (Image via Combo Breaker/YouTube)

Combo Breaker will be moving from St. Charles to Schaumburg, Illinois for the 2020 event (Image via Combo Breaker/YouTube)

Combo Breaker, arguably the biggest fighting game event this side of EVO, has officially announced the dates and venue for the 2020 iteration. Combo Breaker 2020 will run from May 22nd – 24th at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

The move to Schaumburg, Illinois from St. Charles was to allow for Combo Breaker organizers to expand both their competitions and their space for casual players. This increase in capacity will allow the event to host tournaments in several new games including Samurai Shodown and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.

In total, there will be 24 tournaments happening over the three days of Combo Breaker 2020. The announced games for the event are:

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Tekken 7
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Soul Calibur Vi
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Dragonball FighterZ
  • Killer Instinct
  • Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2
  • Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Brawlhalla
  • Vampire Slayer
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st]
  • Guilty Gear XRD Rev 2
  • The King of Fighters XIV
  • Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
  • Blazblue: Central Fiction
  • Breakers Revenge

Of course, there will also be the amazing Chicago’s Famous Mystery Tournament. A tournament that will feature 256 players competing in a new competitive game for every round of the bracket.

Last year’s Combo Breaker featured some amazing moments for the FGC community. Notably, Bae “Knee” Jae Min’s epic victory in Tekken 7 that saw him win back-to-back sets in the Grand Finals and Brad “Scar” Vaughn’s ridiculous run through the Mortal Kombat 11 field.

Combo Breaker is a celebration of all things fighting games with those in attendance also having access to a free play arcade, community tournaments, cosplay and fighting-game related art pieces.

Justin Hartling
Justin Hartling
Justin has been writing professionally for his entire career with a background in journalism and broadcasting. After writing about what other people wanted for years, Justin came up with the idea for Hotspawn – allowing him to combine his love of writing and of esports.