The game was played on the most recent patch. There was no time to adjust to new movesets, and the players might face the newest powerhouse, Akuma.

Combo Breakers 2024 is a great celebration of fighting games esports! Street Fighter 6 is a gem in its competitive schedule, even if this tournament is not part of a global league. The game is like an elite discipline — pro players demonstrate absolutely miraculous skills, so SF6 is simply great to watch. Having a huge Battle Balance Update 2024 released just two days before the event makes the tournament somewhat spicy and very unusual.

Everything to know about the Street Fighter 6 at Combo Breaker 2024 is in this post. We highlight the tournament format, reveal the detailed schedule, and name a few top players. You’ll also find here the SF6 results and the full stream.

Combo Breaker 2024 Street Fighter 6 results

With the event being over, we can enjoy the stream and check out the Combo Breaker 2024 SF6 results.

This sure was a pretty chaotic tournament. Some top players registered but then decided not to participate in the matches. One of biggest names at the event, iDom, fell to the loser's bracket in Round 3 after a match vs. Ramsey. And then, he was eliminated by FlashMetroid in Top 24.

But players sure had fun with this new build. Even Akuma was spotted in the wild!

ElChakotay played Lily throughout the whole top 8 part. In the winners semi-final, he got a clear victory over Luke of ZachInABox. And then ElChakotay had to play against another Luke — of NoahTheProdigy in the winners final. That was a close fight, but ElChakotay won and proceeded to the grand final.

ElChakotay and NoahTheProdigy played again in the grand final. This time, the advantage of ElChakotay  was obvious. He won two first games, and then, in game 4 sealed the deal.

ElChakotay is the Street Fighter 6 Combo Breaker 2024 champion. Congratulations!

SF6 top 8 at Combo Breaker 2024 (image via
SF6 top 8 at Combo Breaker 2024 (image via
Twisted Minds | NoahTheProdigy
Dual Kevin
Luke, Rashid
Moist Esports | JAK
Red Rooster Team | Ajax Fidelity

SF6 Combo Breaker 2024: Format, schedule, and streams

SF6 has one of the highest numbers of registered players at Combo Breaker 2024: 1,438 participants. In fact, only Tekken 8 has more competitors, which is understandable as it’s a World Tour Master event. The third game with the most registrations is Guilty Gear Strive at 867 players.

The SF6 tournament has five stages.

  • Round 1 — All the participants play in 64 pools, 6 players from each pool proceed further
  • Round 2 — Only 16 pools remain in this stage, with 24 players in each
  • Round 3 — 4 pools, 24 players in each fight for the top 6 placements
  • Top 24
  • Top 8

The SF6 competition starts on Friday, May 24, on the first day of Combo Breaker 2024. The detailed schedule is in the table below.

Tournament Stage
Round 1 Pools P1
Friday, May 24
8 a.m. / 10 a.m. CDT / 11 a.m. ET
Round 1 Pools P2
Saturday, May 25
8 a.m. / 10 a.m. CDT / 11 a.m. ET
Round 2 Pools
Saturday, May 25
10 a.m. / 12 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. ET
Round 3 Pools
Saturday, May 25
12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. CDT / 3 p.m. ET
Top 24 -> 8
Sunday, May 26
10 a.m. / 12 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. ET
Top 8
Sunday, May 26
2:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. CDT / 5:30 p.m. ET

SF6 matches at Combo Breaker 2024 will be streamed on the TeamSp00ky Twitch channel.

Battle balance update 2024 and Akuma

Just two days before Combo Breaker 2024, SF6 received one of its biggest updates ever. The changes include:

  • A new defensive mechanic, Recovery Drive Reversal, to punish offensive pressure on wakeup
  • Adjustments to all characters, lots of new stats in the move sets

It’s impossible to learn the new balance for this period. Still, the SF6 players voted to have this madness at Combo Breaker. It’s a decision to respect and to enjoy its consequences in top-level competitive matches.

If the update itself isn’t enough, then the game has a new character introduced with it. And not just any character — Akuma himself. It’s hard to imagine playing the Great Demon at a tournament of this level after just a couple of practice days. It’s even harder to imagine facing Akuma as an opponent at Combo Breaker. Akuma is a reason enough to watch the SF6 matches!

Top players to watch out for

The combination of factors apparently prevented some top players from traveling to Combo Breaker 2024, including the update, which is not a Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) event or an official offline major. Still, many strong U.S. competitors are going to the event! Below are just a few names to watch out for.

  • iDom is the winner of Capcom Cup 2019, CEO 2022, and Combo Breaker 2022. He is a legend of Street Fighter esports, and his performance is worthy of attention.
  • Joey won a U.S. Midwest CPT qualifier in 2023. His results dropped this year, so it’s motivation for the player to prove himself.
  • Shine has some really impressive results in his esports resume, such as 2nd place at the Red Bull Kumite 2024 - New York Play-In and the victory at East Coast Throwdown 2023.
  • Dual Kevin won Red Bull Kumite 2024 - New York Last Chance Qualifier and was 2nd at Frosty Faustings XVI.

We can expect surprises from anyone at the tournament!

Combo Breaker 2024 Street Fighter 6 results

Return to this very post after the event is over. We will add the Combo Breaker 2024 SF6 results here.

The next significant SF6 tournament is right around the corner. From May 31 to June 2, we will be able to witness SF6 matches at DreamHack Fighters 2024 — and this will be an Esports World Cup qualifier. For all the news from this and other events, stick around on!