No Coast, No Kings. The Midwest’s premiere FGC event returns to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel from May 26 to 28 to showcase international competition across a wealth of titles over the Memorial Day weekend. SuperCombo has you covered with the full stream schedule and players to watch.

Combo Breaker 2023 Tournament Lineup

The main stage tournament line up at Combo Breaker 2023 includes: Blazblue Centralfiction, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Brawlhalla, DNF Duel, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Guilty Gear: Strive, Killer Instinct, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Mortal Kombat 11, MultiVersus, Primal Rage, Rushdown Revolt, Samurai Shodown, Skullgirls, Street Fighter V, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XV, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r], Vampire Savior, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown and Chicago’s Famous Mystery Tournament.

There are also 38 other official tournaments running on the community stages as part of All In Together — don’t miss trying something new by tuning in to the streams! Check out our Spectators Guide to All In Together at Combo Breaker 2023.

Combo Breaker 2023 Stream Schedule

With the massive array of international talent competing across the main stage line up, we’ll save our usual player preview segment for last. Combo Breaker will feature 16 streams across all events, so you’ll want to keep our schedule graphics handy to find your way around!

The official schedule can be found on the Combo Breaker program guide page.

Combo Breaker 2023 Special Events

As always, Combo Breaker is playing host to special format tournaments and exhibitions across a variety of communities, so don’t miss these on the schedule:

  • Will It Kill..? LIVE: If you’re not familiar, Sajam’s live-streamed game show where viewers stake channel points on the outcome of a combo killing the opponent or not has been so popular it recently made an appearance at Dreamhack for a live show. The show is going on the road once again to open Combo Breaker’s stream programming on Friday. That’s noon CT on the Teamsp00ky stream.
  • Auction Tournaments: The way these work is that players have to stake cash on characters and teams pulled out of a hat by an auctioneer and win bids to participate in a single-elimination bracket with only the characters they have won at auction. The games featured at Combo Breaker’s auction tournaments are:
    • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Friday at 1 PM CT on the TampaNeverSleeps stream.
    • Guilty Gear XRD REV2: Friday at 1 PM CT on the LowKickEsports stream.
    • Guilty Gear Strive: Friday at 9 PM CT on the IFCYipes stream.
    • Tekken 7: Friday at 9 PM CT on Tasty Steve’s stream.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Saturday at 8 PM CT on the UnrivaledTournaments stream.
  • Skullgirls Exhibition by Muñoz – Boomers vs. Zoomers: A 6 vs. 6 draft team tournament pitting oldheads in the Skullgirls community against the up and comers. Check it out on Friday at 9 PM CT on Teamsp00ky’s stream. Lineup includes:
    • Team Boomers: acfan, Stuff, Xephyr, JandreParis, Gelato, ShakyFingers, Itotia, JMZ, Vending, Tyrone O’Canada
    • Team Zoomers: Forever Unborn, YourLocalDunce, &rew, KomodoSwagDragon, Ziad, Flankroast, PelhamOfTheStars, Hunter, 05mario, Link_FromZelda
  • Real Vampire Hours: It’s a winner-stays-on kumite from dusk til’ dawn! Check out Vampire Arcadia’s stream at 10 PM CT on Saturday for top tier Vampire Savior action.

ASL Commentary Stream by DeafGamersTV

One of the more interesting efforts in expanding the accessibility of competitive streams is the effort by Chris over at DeafGamersTV in providing American Sign Language commentary over many big tournaments across a variety of games. Chris and his channel will be live on the floor of Combo Breaker for Guilty Gear: Strive, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Street Fighter V and Tekken 7. Check out his blocks on the tweet below and visit DeafGamersTV on Twitch to follow.

Dragon Ball, Guilty Gear and KOF newcomers not legal at Combo Breaker

In the rush to announce DLC and product updates ahead of Street Fighter 6’s imminent release next week, Combo Breaker is faced with multiple incoming patches on tournament weekend. Competitors and organized have been blindsided with a balance patch for Dragon Ball FighterZ and two new characters in Asuka R# for Guilty Gear Strive and Sylvie Paula Paula for The King of Fighters XV alongside their respective game updates.

Dragon Ball FighterZ and Guilty Gear Strive will not be updated to the latest versions for Combo Breaker 2023. The KOFXV tournament will use the latest version, however Sylvie Paula Paula will not be tournament legal.

Combo Breaker shop goes live on Friday

It’s no secret that Combo Breaker’s merchandise every year is carefully selected for high quality and results in a limited quantity that will definitely sell out. Organizer TheHadou has posted some shots of this year’s flannel to tease what’s in store. As usual, the shop will go live on-site and online on Friday. When supplies sell out, the shop will be accepting pre-orders for future batches. Don’t miss your chance to get in early!

Players to Watch at Combo Breaker 2023

Over 3400 entrants are expected to compete during the event across all mainstage tournament games. Here are the some of the notable players expected to compete across all mainstage games:

  • BlazBlue Centralfiction: Dunzledorf|Monarch, Psykotik, BananaKen, BBB|Towito, Kyros, Rivals | RKG|Icecool, badlime, KILLAKOB3S
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle: BEPaw, Chopsuey, Razzo, cam (dinar), Eon_Crescent, hashimo, GcYoshi13, This Is…|Yui
  • Brawlhalla: Moonlit|StarrGrazer, AySurge, Juice Jelly|Klown Xero, Paragon|#1 BOCCHI THE ROCK FAN, GloopenDrip, Knights|2eZ, Regal Sakura|Fakeout, Ratzzz
  • Killer Instinct: PAR|Nicky, Bass, NotAlexV, SD117|SonicDolphin117, LetalisVenator, WheelsFGC, UYU|Aphex, Raven is Raw
  • DNF Duel: TGC|Bluelinkys, FlowChartK3n, YUZU|ganondeurf, MDHM|Bored-erlands, Brankton, Foo, Pineapples, Goldeneye161
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ: Nitro knight, Zane, Lucar, Android17NeedsANerf, JakeRyan, Del, NeoJudai, KJpixel
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus: ZomBmu, JPV|Axenstar, Buscar Luz, Shuaboo, Xerom, Wavie, BEPaw, SenpaiSpyder
  • Guilty Gear: Strive: Twis|Slash, PAR|Aarondamac, TempestNYC, ONi|NBNHMR, TSM|Leffen, bc|Jonathan Tene, Eddventure, Moist|Hotashi
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV2: CATPION|daymendou, Solstice, MKL|Evangeline, Mystic, Zwei Not, Foo, GcYoshi13, TSB|MannyBlaze,
  • The King of Fighters XV: AR/Dinasty/TBH|Wero Asamiya, TBH ||Seis mx, Arslan Ash, Danke, Proton|Coach Steve, MOTHMAN, James Jr., jack ingof
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina: Mom<3|ScrawtVermillion, BLITZ | BZE|Lucy, Blitz|Rennala, Egoist|StarXunderscore, blaznic, YAYA <3|Hyde, メカ|Akimi, PSA|Kikoho
  • Mortal Kombat 11: TMM/T7G|Nicolas, TMM/T7G|Scorpionprocs, SonicFox, hayatei, KingGambler, OD_Fullauto, sooneo, Knights|2eZ
  • MultiVersus – Singles: FPZ, Paragon|#1 BOCCHI THE ROCK FAN, Knights|2eZ, TheeBanMan, ImNitroTV, EarthToKenny, GGA|Shady, tikkalla
  • Primal Rage: PND Mustard, PND Ketchup, MooMaster, Chaotic-Strike, Geordi, Shas, Antarctika, Aszaxa
  • Rushdown Revolt: PAR|BUBBY, GUCCI GOGGLES, Paragon|#1 BOCCHI THE ROCK FAN, Rawin, AE|Akoi, Bodedee, alt|Seggo, SQUAWK!|BioBirb
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN: Tao, Scrub Saibot, Maki, royalpsycho, TakiTonfa, DTN|Ghost the Trinity, AndyOCR, Healing Vision
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore: SonicFox, RW|Cloud, Reis, Adeveis Wingzero, SGC|ShakyFingers, CatPie, gelato, HMQ|Fuzzy_Snugs
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: Tommy2step, IFD|Bigred, JaMarvelous, Logan Arcade|yogurt brain, BigBadWolfMN, Logan Arcade|Nipperman, Rescue_Ryan, TBD
  • Street Fighter V: XSET|iDom, RR|Mono, JAK, Brian_F, Hit Box|Docta Afrikan E.X., MaiLyn, El Chakotay, Ramsey
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee – Singles: TSM|Leffen, sigh|Magi, Polish, Joshman, SlyFox|Skerzo, Wevans, CG|Smash Papi, Preeminent
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Singles: Liquid|Riddles, Liquid|Dabuz, NVR|Kobe, MVD, Plugwok, 26R|ESAM, Ravenking, Sir Dank
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo: MAO, Hokuto, JigglyNorris, Klimax, LoganArcade|Angel, Psychochronic, Jebailey, snoopyglobal
  • TEKKEN 7: Arslan Ash, DRX|Knee, VARREL|Rangchu, THY|chikurin, RB|Anakin, TALON|Book, BIG|Sephiblack, Kiba Esports|kkokkoma
  • Them’s Fightin’ Herds: Zale101, DN|Asiago, Bubbleboots, MPK, linkster, Poco, M6|PAG|BLACKATLAS, Missingno.
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3: Jibrill, Mundank, HB|Evasion, JNGL|LiberalTerminator, Jasonkido, RayRay, SHAKEWEIGHT|Romora, DEAD X PRIDE, TNS|Tong
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]: BigBlack, BNP|Knotts, Psycho Gundam|PapaPesto, jack ingof, Psykotik, Rikir, Defiant, Play Trails|Ruric
  • Vampire Savior: VMP|Ailerus, VMP Zsports|Mini Maww, Diar, MightyMar, VMP_KyleW, PAG|VickiViper, VMP|Servo, VMP|ActionHank
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown: KDQ|Tricky, KDQ|Assassin, Tenguman, JackoRCB, RONIN|Limy, KDQ|Blaze, Jelqers|SlamTown, RIZE|Griffybones

The Tekken 7 tournament is a Master level event on the 2023 Tekken World Tour. SNK has provided a $3,000 pot bonus for The King of Fighters XV, and KI United along with Rotendo and TheHadou himself have provided a $1,000 pot bonus for Killer Instinct.  Full brackets are available on

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