Mortal Kombat 11 by far the most popular title at Combo Breaker, 13 games boast over 100 entrants

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 7, 2019 at 3:59 p.m. PDT

Rick "The Hadou" Thiher and his top notch team have grown yearly fighting game major Combo Breaker from one of Chicago's most looked forward to events to one of the fighting game community's favorite times of year.

Seemingly outdoing itself with every new run, CB is back in 2019 with no less than 23 games for competitors from all over the world to test their skills in. Late registration has officially closed and so the official Combo Breaker Twitter has posted final reg numbers for all titles. Let's take a closer look at said numbers and see what we find.

Given Mortal Kombat 11 is but two weeks old (NetherRealm Studios being based in Chicago doesn't hurt things either) we're not all that surprised to see that it's the most popular game.

That said, the fact that it has garnered nearly 150 more competitors than the second place Tekken 7 is still exceptionally impressive. Another big shout out has to go to UNIST, which elbowed out the insanely popular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by two players.

Indeed a whopping thirteen titles have 100 entrants or more, some of which we rarely see on major event line ups these days. You'll notice even the eighth place "MYST" game, which is actually the yearly mystery tournament wherein players do not know what they'll be competing in until they sit down to play, has over 250 people signed up.

Combo Breaker seems to have the hype pouring in from every avenue, and we're greatly looking forward to seeing how things play out come May 24th-26th. Click the thumbnail here to see the full list of final registration numbers:

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