APEX 2013 Results APEX 2013 Results
The APEX series, the largest Super Smash Bros. tournament in the world, returns again in 2013 to kick off the new year. APEX 2013... APEX 2013 Results

The APEX series, the largest Super Smash Bros. tournament in the world, returns again in 2013 to kick off the new year. APEX 2013 will take place at the Rutgers Student Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. For a second year, fighting game titles are a part of the tournament line-up for APEX:

  • Super Smash Bros. Melee – $1500 bonus
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl – $1500 bonus + Video X Games Stipend
  • The King of Fighters XIII – $250 bonus
  • Persona 4 Arena – $250 bonus
  • SoulCalibur V – $250 bonus
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012 – $1000 bonus + Video X Games Stipend
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – $1000 bonus + Video X Games Stipend
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – $500 bonus

The winners of the Brawl (singles), SSFIV AE and UMvC3 tournaments will win a trip to the 2013 Video X Games, hotel ad flight expenses paid. In addition to the singles and doubles tournaments for Melee and Brawl, there will be USA VS The World Exhibitions for both games, with the Brawl exhibition taking place on Friday and the Melee exhibition taking place on Saturday.

Stream & Schedule

APEX 2013 will be streamed by 8WAYRUN (main stream for all games), bifuteki (dedicated fighting game stream) and CLASHTournaments (dedicated Super Smash Bros. stream). Finals for all games will be streamed by 8WayRun.

Below is the schedule for the tournament, in Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).

FRIDAY

10:00am – Check-in + Free Play
12:00pm – Melee Doubles Bracket (complete)
2:00pm – Brawl Doubles Bracket (complete)
2:00pm – SoulCalibur V (to top 8 )
3:00pm – Smash Bros 64 (to top 4)
4:00pm – King of Fighters XIII (to top 8 )
5:00pm – Pokemon Black/White 2 (complete)
6:00pm – SSFIV Arcade Edition 2012 (to top 8 )
10:00pm – Brawl USA VS The World Exhibition (on 8WAYRUN)
All streams doing selected matches all day

SATURDAY

8:00am – Check-in + Free Play
10:00am – Brawl/Melee Singles Pools 1-8
11:00am – Smash Bros 64 Top 4 (on 8WAYRUN)
12:00pm – Persona 4 Arena (to top 8 )
1:00pm – Brawl/Melee Singles Pools 9-16
1:30pm – SoulCalibur V Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
2:00pm – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (to top 8 )
4:00pm – Brawl/Melee Singles Pools 17-24
4:00pm – King of Fighters XIII Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
5:00pm – Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (to top 8 )
6:30pm – Persona 4 Arena Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
7:00pm – Brawl/Melee Singles Pools 25-32
10:00pm – Melee USA VS The World Exhibition (on 8WAYRUN)
8WayRun – other content in addition to the scheduled matches
bifuteki – selected FGC matches all day
CLASHTournaments – selected SMASH matches all day

SUNDAY

8:00am – Check-in + Free Play
10:00am – Melee Singles Top 128 (to top 8 ) (on bifuteki)
10:00am – Brawl Singles Top 128 (to top 8 ) (on CLASHTournaments)
10:00am – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
12:00pm – SSFIV Arcade Edition 2012 Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
2:30pm – Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
5:00pm – Melee Singles Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
7:00pm – Brawl Singles Top 8 (on 8WAYRUN)
10:00pm – Closing Ceremonies

8WAYRUN (Main Stream)

Watch live video from 8WAYRUN.COM on www.twitch.tv

bifuteki (Fighting Games)

Watch live video from bifutekiTV on www.twitch.tv

CLASHTournaments (Super Smash Bros.)

Watch live video from CLASH Stream on www.twitch.tv

 

Results

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Singles

1. Salem (Zero Suit Samus)
2. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight)
3. Otori (Meta Knight)
4. Nairo (Meta Knight)
5. Anti (Meta Knight)
5. MikeNeko (Marth)
7. Mr-R (Marth)
7. Dabuz (Olimar)

Grand Finals

CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) vs. Salem (Zero Suit Samus) – 2-3

Losers Finals

CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) vs. Otori (Meta Knight) – 3-2

Winners Finals

Salem (Zero Suit Samus) vs. CT.MP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) – 3-1

Losers Semi-finals

Nairo (Meta Knight) vs. Otori (Meta Knight) – 2-3

Top 8 Winners

Salem (Zero Suit Samus) vs. MikeNeko (Marth) – 3-2
Anti (Meta Knight) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) – 2-3

Top 8 Losers

Mr R (Marth) vs. Nairo (Meta Knight) – 1-2
Dabuz (Olimar) vs. Otori (Meta Knight) – 1-2

Anti (Meta Knight) vs. Nairo (Meta Knight) – 0-2
MikeNeko (Marth) vs. Otori (Meta Knight) – 0-2

Doubles

1. Nairo (Meta Knight), ADHD (Diddy Kong)
2. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight), Ally (Snake, Wario)
3. FOW (Meta Knight), MJG (Toon Link)
4. Rich Brown (Olimar), Tyrant (Meta Knight)

Grand Finals

Nairo (Meta Knight) +ADHD (Diddy Kong) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) + Ally (Wario, Snake) – 3-1

Losers Finals

FOW (Meta Knight) + MJG (Toon Link) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) + Ally (Snake, Wario) – 2-3

Winners Finals

Nairo (Meta Knight) +ADHD (Diddy Kong) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) + Ally (Snake) – 3-2

Losers Semi-finals

Rich Brown (Olimar)+ Tyrant (Meta Knight) vs. FOW (Meta Knight) + MJG (Toon Link) – 2-3

Top 8 Winners

Nairo (Meta Knight) +ADHD (Diddy Kong) vs. Otori (Meta Knight) vs. Adabango (Wario) – 3-0
CT.EMP|Mew2King (Meta Knight) + Ally (Snake) vs. Rich Brown (Olimar)+ Tyrant (Meta Knight) – 3-1

 

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Singles

1. Armada (Peach, Young Link)
2. Dr.PP (Falco, Marth)
3. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Shiek, Marth, Fox)
4. Mango (Fox, Falco)
5. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff, Ness)
5. Shroomed (Dr. Mario)
7. KirbyKaze (Shiek)
7. Hax (Captain Falcon)

Grand Finals

Dr.PP (Marth) vs. Armada (Peach) – 3-2 Dr.PP resets
Dr.PP (Marth) vs. Armada (Peach) – 1-3

Losers Finals

Dr.PP (Falco) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Shiek, Marth) – 3-2

Winners Finals

Dr.PP (Falco) vs. Armada (Peach) – 0-3

Losers Semi-finals

Mango (Fox, Falco) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Shiek, Marth) – 1-3

Top 8 Winners

Armada (Young Link) vs. Hungrybox (Ness, Jigglypuff) – 3-1
Dr.PP (Falco) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Shiek, Marth, Fox) – 3-1

Top 8 Losers

Shroomed (Dr. Mario) vs. KirbyKaze (Shiek) – 2-0
Mango (Fox) vs. Hax (Captain Falcon) – 2-0

Mango (Fox) vs. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) – 3-1
Shroomed (Dr. Mario) vs. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Shiek) – 0-3

Doubles

1. CT.EMP|Mew2King (Fox, Shiek), Armada (Peach)
2. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff), Plup (Samus)
3. Shroomed (Dr. Mario), PewPewU (Marth)
4. DoH (Peach), Mango (Fox, Captain Falcon, Jigglypuff)
5. Leffen (Fox), Ice (Shiek)
5. MacD (Peach), Vanz (Peach)
7. Lozr (Fox), Dr.PP (Falco)
7. Aza (Shiek), Javi (Shiek, Fox)

Grand Finals

CT.EMP|Mew2King (Fox) + Armada (Peach) vs. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) + Plup (Samus) – 3-1

Losers Finals

Shroomed (Dr. Mario) + PewPewU (Marth) vs. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) + Plup (Samus) – 0-3

Winners Finals

CT.EMP|Mew2King (Shiek) + Armada (Peach) vs. Shroomed (Dr. Mario) + PewPewU (Marth) – 3-0

Losers Semi-finals

DoH (Peach) + Mango (Fox, Jigglypuff) vs. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) + Plup (Samus) – 1-3

Top 8 Winners

Shroomed (Dr. Mario) + PewPewU (Marth) vs. DoH (Peach) + Mango (Fox, Captain Falcon) – 3-2
CT.EMP|Mew2King (Fox) + Armada (Peach) vs. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) + Plup (Samus) – 3-1

Top 8 Losers

Leffen (Fox) + Ice (Shiek) vs. Lozr (Fox) + Dr.PP (Falco) – 2-0
MacD (Peach) + Vanz (Peach) vs. Aza (Shiek) + Javi (Shiek, Fox) – 2-1

Leffen (Fox) + Ice (Shiek) vs. Hungrybox (Jigglypuff) + Plup (Samus) – 0-2
MacD + Vanz vs. DoH + Mangooff-stream

 

Super Smash Bros.

1. Kikoushi (Kirby)
2. Isai (Mario)
3. SuPeRbOoMfAn (Captain Falcon, Pikachu)
4. Ruoka Danchon (Captain Falcon)

Grand Finals

Kikoushi (Kirby) vs. Isai (Mario) – 0-3 Isai Resets
Kikoushi (Kirby) vs. Isai (Mario) – 3-1

Losers Finals

SuPeRbOoMfAn (Captain Falcon, Pikachu) vs. Isai (Mario) – 1-3

Winners Finals

Isai (Mario) vs. Kikoushi (Kirby) – 0-3

Losers Semi-finals

SuPeRbOoMfAn (Captain Falcon) vs. Ruoka Danchon (Captain Falcon) – 3-0

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012

1. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy)
2. AG|DemonHyo (Seth)
3. DMG.VXG|LionHeart (Sagat, Fei Long)
4. AGE|NYChrisG (Sakura, Guile)
5. TS|Sabin (Rose, Dhalsim)
5. EMP.VXG|Hiro (M.Bison)
7. RPD|BlueNine (Juri, Abel)
7. Meteo2 (Vega)

Grand Finals

AG|DemonHyo (Seth) vs. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy) – 0-3 KBrad resets
AG|DemonHyo (Seth) vs. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy) – 1-3

Losers Finals

DMG.VXG|LionHeart (Sagat, Fei Long) vs. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy) – 1-3

Winners Finals

DMG.VXG|LionHeart (Sagat) vs. AG|DemonHyo (Seth) – 1-3

Losers Semi-finals

AGE|NYChrisG (Sakura) vs. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy) – 0-2

Top 8 Winners

AG|DemonHyo (Seth) vs. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy) – 2-0
DMG.VXG|LionHeart (Sagat) vs. EMP.VXG|Hiro (M.Bison) – 2-0

Top 8 Losers

AGE|NYChrisG (Sakura) vs. RPD|BlueNine (Abel) – 2-0
TS|Sabin (Rose) vs. Meteo2 (Vega) – 2-0

TS|Sabin (Dhalsim) vs. FNEX|KBrad (Cammy) – 0-2
AGE|NYChrisG (Guile) vs. EMP.VXG|Hiro (M.Bison) – 2-0

 

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

1. AGE|NYChrisG (Morrigan/Vergil/Doctor Doom)
2. coL.Filipino Champ (Dormammu/Doctor Doom/Phoenix, Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix, Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom)
3. JRosa (Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Strider Hiryu, Wesker/Doctor Doom/Strider Hiryu)
4. BT|IFC YipeS (Wesker/Dante/Magneto)
5. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe/Doctor Strange/Morrigan)
5. BT|MarlinPie (C.Viper/Doctor Doom/Amaterasu)
7. OmGiTzAndre (Vergil/Magneto/Wesker)
7. IGT|Unkn0wn (Wesker/Sentinel/C.Viper, Wolverine/Sentinel/Wesker)
9. MH|RayRay (Ryu/Magneto/Sentinel)
9. TS|Fooblat (Hulk/Haggar/Doctor Doom, Hulk/Haggar/Wesker)
9. ERGZ|David F (Vergil/Dante/Magneto)
9. DRS.MCZ|MastaCJ (Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom)
13. MH|Flux (Zero/Dante/Vergil)
13. Pika Pika! (Hulk/Sentinel/Wesker)
13. FNEX|KBrad (Trish/Dante/Vergil)
13. MH|AlukardNY

Grand Finals

coL.Filipino Champ (Dormammu/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (Morrigan/Vergil/Doctor Doom) – 2-3

Losers Finals

coL.Filipino Champ (Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom, Dormammu/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) vs. JRosa (Wesker/Doctor Doom/Strider Hiryu, Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Strider Hiryu) – 3-2

Winners Finals

AGE|NYChrisG (Morrigan/Vergil/Doctor Doom) vs. JRosa (Doctor Doom/Morrigan/Strider Hiryu) – 3-0

Losers Semi-finals

BT|IFC YipeS (Wesker/Dante/Magneto) vs. coL|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) – 1-3

 Top 8 Winners

JRosa (Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Strider Hiryu) vs. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe/Doctor Strange/Morrigan) – 3-1
AGE|NYChrisG (Morrigan/Vergil/Doctor Doom) vs. BT|MarlinPie (C.Viper/Doctor Doom/Amaterasu) – 3-1

Top 8 Losers

OmGiTzAndre (Wesker/Magneto/Vergil) vs. coL|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) – 0-3
IGT|Unkn0wn (Wolverine/Sentinel/Wesker) vs. BT|IFC YipeS (Wesker/Dante/Magneto) – 2-3

BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe/Doctor Strange/Morrigan) vs. coL|Filipino Champ (Dormammu/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) – 1-3
BT|IFC YipeS (Wesker/Dante/Magneto) vs. BT|MarlinPie (C.Viper/Doctor Doom/Amaterasu) – 3-0

Top 16 Winners

IGT|Unkn0wn (Wesker/Sentinel/C.Viper) vs. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe/Doctor Strange/Morrigan) – 0-3
JRosa (Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Strider Hiryu) vs. BT|IFC YipeS (Wesker/Dante/Magneto) 3-1
OmGiTzAndre (Vergil/Magneto/Wesker) vs. BT|MarlinPie (C.Viper/Doctor Doom/Amaterasu) – 2-3
AGE|NYChrisG vs. Fooblat – off-stream

Top 16 Losers

coL|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix, Dormammu/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) vs. MH|Flux (Zero/Dante/Vergil) – 3-2
DRS.MCZ|MastaCJ (Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom) vs. Pika Pika! (Hulk/Sentinel/Wesker) – 3-1
MH|AlukardNY vs. ERGZ|David F – off-stream
MH|RayRay vs. FNEX|KBrad – off-stream

BT|IFC YipeS (Wesker/Dante/Magneto) vs. MH|RayRay (Ryu/Magneto/Sentinel) – 3-2
coL|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) vs. TS|Fooblat (Hulk/Haggar/Doctor Doom, Hulk/Haggar/Wesker) – 3-0
ERGZ|David F vs. OmGiTzAndre – off-stream
DRS.MCZ|MastaCJ vs. IGT|Unkn0wn – off-stream

 

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

1. DMG|KOR (Slim Bob/Bob)
2. EMP|The Game (Marshall Law/Miguel, Heihachi/Marshall Law)
3. Rampage (Bob/JACK-6, Bruce/JACK-6, JACK-6/P.JACK)
4. AGE|NYC Fab (Bob/Miguel)
5. ZTS (Armor King/Lee, Kuma/Lee)
5. DarkPaladin (Anna/Nina)
7. PolishMafia (Nina/Bruce)
7. Naclam (Roger Jr./Alex)

Grand Finals

EMP|The Game (Marshall Law/Miguel, Heihachi/Marshall Law) vs. DMG|KOR (Bob/Slim Bob) – 0-3 KOR resets
EMP|The Game (Heihachi/Marshall Law) vs. DMG|KOR (Bob/Slim Bob) – 0-3

Losers Finals

Rampage (Bruce/JACK-6, JACK-6/P.JACK) vs. DMG|KOR (Slim Bob/Bob) – 0-3

Winners Finals

Rampage (Bruce/JACK-6, JACK-6/P.JACK) vs. EMP|The Game (Heihachi/Marshall Law, Heihachi/Devil Jin) – 2-3

Losers Semi-finals

AGE|NYC Fab (Bob/Miguel) vs. DMG|KOR (Bob/Slim Bob) – 0-2

Top 8 Winners

Rampage (Bob/JACK-6) vs. AGE|NYC Fab(Bob/Miguel) – 2-1
EMP|The Game (Marshall Law/Miguel) vs. DMG|KOR (Slim Bob/Bob) – 2-1

Top 8 Losers

DarkPaladin (Anna/Nina) vs. PolishMafia (Nina/Bruce) – 2-0
ZTS (Armor King/Lee) vs. Naclam (Roger Jr./Alex) – 2-0

ZTS (Kuma/Lee, Armor King/Lee) vs. AGE|NYC Fab (Bob/Miguel) – 0-2
DarkPaladin (Anna/Nina) vs. DMG|Kor (Slim Bob/Bob) – 1-2

 

The King of Fighters XIII

1. MarcoPolo (Yuri/Benimaru/Duo Lon, Athena/Benimaru/Yuri, Benimaru/Iori/Yuri)
2. AGE|NYChrisG (Mature/King/Benimaru)
3. PachuKOF (EX Iori/Kim/Shen, Shen/Takuma/Kim, Shen/EX Iori/Takuma)
4. Malik (Mr. Karate/Kyo/Shen, Billy/Shen/Kyo)
5. TSB.ZD|The Prince (Mr. Karate/Billy/Hwa)
5. CP (EX Kyo/Terry/Mr. Karate)
7. FRO (Terry/Kim/Iori)
7. KPB|Meanest Rage (Kensou/Andy/Iori)

Grand Finals

MarcoPolo (Benimaru/Athena/Yuri, Benimaru/Iori/Yuri) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (Mature/King/Benimaru) – 1-3 NYChrisG resets
MarcoPolo (Benimaru/Iori/Yuri) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (King/Mature/Benimaru) – 3-2

Losers Finals

PachuKOF (Shen/EX Iori/Takuma) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (Mature/King/Benimaru) – 1-2

Winners Finals

MarcoPolo (Athena/Benimaru/Yuri) vs. PachuKOF (Shen/Takuma/Kim) – 2-1

Losers Semi-finals

Malik (Billy/Kyo/Shen) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (Mature/King/Benimaru) – 0-2

Top 8 Winners

TSB.ZD|The Prince (Mr. Karate/Billy/Hwa) vs. PachuKOF (EX Iori/Kim/Shen) – 0-2
MarcoPolo (Yuri/Benimaru/Duo Lon) vs. CP (EX Kyo/Terry/Mr. Karate) – 2-0

Top 8 Losers

FRO (Terry/Kim/Iori) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (Mature/King/Benimaru) – 1-2
KPB|Meanest Rage (Kensou/Andy/Iori) vs. Malik (Mr. Karate/Kyo/Shen) – 0-2

TSB.ZD|The Prince (Mr. Karate/Billy/Hwa) vs. AGE|NYChrisG (Mature/King/Benimaru) – 0-2
Malik (Billy/Shen/Kyo) vs. CP (EX Kyo/Terry/Mr. Karate) – 2-0

 

Persona 4 Arena

1. SuperKawaiiDesu (as Jourdal) (Yu Narukami)
2. LordKnight (Mitsuru Kirijo)
3. Colpevole (Chie Satonaka)
4. Grover (Yu Narukami)
5. DC (Mitsuru Kirijo)
5. 9B (Mitsuru Kirijo)
7. MFGA|DustyFeets (Kanji Tatsumi)
7. BT|MarlinPie (Chie Satonaka)

Grand Finals

LordKnight (Mitsuru Kirijo) vs. SuperKawaiiDesu (Yu Narukami) – 0-3 SuperKawaiiDesu resets
LordKnight (Mitsuru Kirijo) vs. SuperKawaiiDesu (Yu Narukami) – 2-3

Losers Finals

Colpevole (Chie Satonaka) vs. SuperKawaiiDesu (Yu Narukami) – 0-3

Winners Finals

LordKnight (Mitsuru Kirijo) vs. SuperKawaiiDesu (Yu Narukami) – 3-2

Losers Semi-finals

Colpevole (Chie Satonaka) vs. Grover (Yu Narukami) – 2-1

Top 8 Winners

SuperKawaiiDesu (Yu Narukami) vs. DC (Mitsuru Kirijo) – 2-0
LordKnight (Mitsuru Kirijo) vs. 9B (Mitsuru Kirijo) – 2-0

Top 8 Losers

MFGA|DustyFeets (Kanji Tatsumi) vs. Grover (Yu Narukami) – 0-2
BT|MarlinPie (Chie Satonaka) vs. Colpevole (Chie Satonaka) – 1-2

Grover (Yu Narukami) vs. DC (Mitsuru Kirijo) – 2-0
Colpevole (Chie Satonaka) vs. 9B (Mitsuru Kirijo) – 2-1

 

SoulCalibur V

1. Woahhzz (α Patroklos)
2. RamonTSF (Pyrrha)
3. Jimbonator (Ezio Auditore)
4. Thermidor (Nightmare)
5. OmegaXCN (Natsu)
5. iRockTheMaxi (Maxi)
7. Bibulus (Pyrrha)
7. Sandman (Siegfried)

Grand Finals

Woahhzz (α Patroklos) vs. RamonTSF (Pyrrha) – 3-0

Losers Finals

Jimbonator (Ezio Auditore) vs. RamonTSF (Pyrrha) – 1-3

Winners Finals

Woahhzz (α Patroklos) vs. RamonTSF (Pyrrha) – 3-0

Losers Semi-finals

Jimbonator (Ezio Auditore) vs. Thermidor (Nightmare) – 3-1

Top 8 Winners

Woahhzz (α Patroklos) vs. Thermidor (Nightmare) – 3-0
Jimbonator (Ezio Auditore) vs. RamonTSF (Pyrrha) – 0-3

Top 8 Losers

Bibulus (Pyrrha) vs. OmegaXCN (Natsu) – 0-3
Sandman (Siegfried) vs. iRockTheMaxi (Maxi) – 1-3

Thermidor (Nightmare) vs. OmegaXCN (Natsu) – 3-1
Jimbonator (Ezio Auditore) vs. iRockTheMaxi (Maxi) – 3-0

 

Sources: APEX, 8WayRun, bifuteki, CLASHTournaments

  • xeleion

    Dem sunglasses.

    • http://twitter.com/LucasBierman1 LucasBierman

      just as Benjamin replied I am impressed that some one can get paid $5596 in a few weeks on the network.

    • http://twitter.com/LucasBierman1 LucasBierman

      …..—–goo.gl/W5zxY      (Click on Home)   

  • Outrager

    I love how Top 8 all turned into 8) smilies.

  • gigantor21

    LOL @ the smiley faces on the schedule. :p

  • SpongeJordan123

    In b4 Smash hate.

  • J.D SRK

    Until top Sunglasses, Hold that Shit.
    Most innovative tournament ever.

  • Guest

    Holy shit how many entries were there for Melee and Brawl?

  • http://www.facebook.com/garrett.e.jones Garrett Jones

    Yes, I too am glad to see a Smash Bros. tournament finally start to include fighting games.

    • Louis Lam

      They’ve been doing it since at least Apex last year.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    What is with the commentating? Or lack there of? I’m hearing rap while I’m trying to watch the P4 stream. 

  • meowklaski

     shoutouts to pay-to-view archives…

    • Jebril

      Yea I’m getting pretty sick of that, I’m boycotting Bifuteki streams from now on. Not like they’re that good but seriously you’re not Spooky, there are only a handful of Streams that I actually think deserve to charge, Bifuteki is nowhere near one of them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Broose-Wain/100001035352175 Broose Wain

         you’re not boycotting shit…not like you pay for anything anyway…just another faggot that feel he’s entitled to something and wants to shit on a person that takes time out of their schedule to provide a way to bring this to viewers…go fuck yourself

        • Jebril

          Naw I’m gonna shit on not so good streams that think they deserve to charge when streams like Spooky still don’t make you charge for anything other chat at major tournies because of spammy faggots.

          • grezex29

            Yeah, exactly. Like…the stream itself is free so having the archives, the footage that theoretically wouldn’t be skipping pay to view for a free stream, just feels wrong. Like, I’d love to see the Persona 4 Arena archives, and wouldn’t have even potentially minded if the stream quality was a bit better and wasn’t having rap music play over the matches at times, but as it is, making us pay $5 when the stream itself is free, is kinda a dick move so hopefully someone else that can actually access the archives re-uploads the stuff or provides a download link or something, lol.

  • suproman

    How in the hell can you have a tournament for Pokemon. One, it uses randomized static turn based gameplay (critical hits, misses etc. and not being able to react immediately to attacks and such). Two it primarily revolves around you counter picking, that will lead to a string of counter picks for things that you have no knowledge of before hand (due to differences in stat building, and you not knowing what you’ll go up against beforehand). Like serious question, how in the hell can you have a fair or proper match in a game like Pokemon, let alone run a tournament for it?

    • Joseph Maroney

      I hope you are joking…..

      • suproman

        What? Eh.. whatever I’m tired of dealing with crazy dudes online. Also I want it known the best answer I get is “I hope you are joking…”.

        • Milton O’Bannon

          You can have a tournament for any type of game. weather you deem it tournament worthy or not.

          • suproman

            Well yeah you can, and I don’t deem it anything, and what I meant was a reasonable tournament with a closer approach to competitive fair play. Don’t be like that idiot Joseph. You jumped to conclusions, I’m just curious.

    • Louis Lam

      People have competitive Pokemon tournaments all the time, learn more about the metagame before you start judging it like a fighting game.

      It wasn’t as much included for being legit as it was to show off how many games they had.

      • suproman

        No shit, I wasn’t referring to this tourney, it just reminded me of the tournaments ran in the past. Stop throwing out shit like “before you start judging”, and
        ‘learn more about the metagame”, and give me a direct answer to my question. Then I’ll be able to take your comment seriously.  

        • Nexiszero

          “How in the hell can you have a tournament for Pokemon?” is the question?
          Well, easy enough. Because there is a layer of depth between using type advantage and those random stats to your advantage. it’s more like chess, except with a bunch of stats thrown in. Basic meta-game is as you stated, counter picking. My type lose to your type so I’ll switch to a type that does better, but that’s only looking at the obvious. There’s a LOT of other factors to take into consideration before simply switching out for a more advantageous position, and its those factors that strategies are formed, and why the game can be taken competitively, even with random factors like missing and crits. Here’s a guy on youtube that does a good job breaking down his online pokemon matches if ur curious on how much thought goes into each pokemon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgnbXsGnM1I

          hope that somewhat answers ur initial question

          • suproman

            OK thanks for not being an idiot douche fanatic, that’s the first thing. The counter pick system doesn’t work due to the fact that the pokemon are highly customizable. If you witnessed in that video he had to guess all the incoming counters, the most notable predictions he made were those of more obvious and general rules to the game. He could predict that if the opponent was low on health or had a great disadvantage he’d risk switching (which is very risky due to player’s inventory and pokemon stash) he would have to take a turn counter picking (which could lead to a cycle in till one player settles) if the next pokemon the opponent brings out puts him at a great disadvantage or wing it out with things he’s got up his sleeve (like his own inventory aid or attacks he hasn’t used yet) and the opponent doesn’t even know how or what he could do in the mean time and even then only react when its too late. Not even getting into starting round confrontations (which you don’t know what you’re getting into (never play HG, SS too much don’t know if they changed this by that time) in till the start of the battle. You have to then only prolong and gauge the match (which is detrimental in itself)  or use attacks to gain this information (which also has heavy consequences). The opening battle could prove everything and the randomization can still escalate. Also in that video I saw nothing that helps alleviate randomized stat bursts or effects. By the way I’m not comprehending the chess comparison, can you elaborate?  And can you elaborate more on the layer of depth, because I assume all the stuff shown in the video are how the game is meant to be played, and I’ve already taken into consideration?

            Edit:Watch this vid (or your own) and see the players struggle with exactly, the problems I stated. Also tell me in my video what player2 could have possible done about player1’s 4elements Mew.

          • jetsfan92

            I think that while your complaints are vaild (luck hax is very annoying), I do think that Pokemon is a fine competitive game. I think the real value of it is in the team composition, because you have a wide variety of options, much more than in most fighting games. These fights really come down to whether your team is better than the other team more than anything else. Usually, a team has some sort of goal that it wants to achieve (for example, if I want to build a team that revolves around sweeping with a pokemon like Garchomp, I would want to pair it with a pokemon that can cover or beat its counters so it can set up like Magnezone) and the first player to achieve that goal will most likely win even with the threat of luck hax (for example, if a pokemon like Scizor can set up with sword dance and then use bullet punch to always go first, there is simply no way for your opponent to recover even with luck on their side). In that sense, it is more like a trading card game than a fighting game, because player skill can only take you so far if your deck or team is awful. Also, they both rely heavily on luck, and yet somehow the better players tend to dominate, so there you go.

            As for Mew, player 2’s yanmega was supposed to survive the hit (he even mentions it in the video) and then kill Mew with Bug Buzz. This is a great example of how poor preparation ended up costing him the game.

          • kingsharkboi

            first of all, i didn’t watch the video, and i know not much of how Pokemon competitive scene works. Maybe later. However, I DO know Pokemon games, and watched the anime when I was younger. Look at the universe of Pokemon, it’s one BIG tournament…to be the very best there ever was. When you run into a trainer you don’t know what he’s carrying, yet you better be prepared with counterpicks and tricks up your sleeve, for anything. If you know you are up against a famous player (gym leaders in the game world), you may be able to prepare a tactic that works against what you know of him/her.  

            Are you in full control like you are in fighting games? Nope! An attack can miss and it won’t be your fault, it’ll be Charizard’s fault or something. But you’re not supposed to be in full control, so to speak, you’re just a human letting your animals do the fighting, and hopefully the tactical choices you did make help you and your army along to victory. Competition is how they do in the Pokemon world, and there’s nothing wrong with bringing that spirit into the real world…even if it isn’t the same style of one-to-one fighting competition you’re used to.
               Actually I don’t know jack, but that’s just my view on Pokemon tourneys and why I never thought of complaining/questioning the competition.

          • suproman

            @jetsfan92:disqus Thank you again wonderful people for not being jackasses. You’re right about team composition and it coming down to the better team, and normally that’s whatever (but still not good for competitive play). The wide variety of options, breaks that though. OK correct me if I’m wrong. Players can only take 6 pokemon into a battle at one time (most of the games), because of this, tiers are set to determine what pokemon can carry the widest variety of attacks, and most effective across the game. Within those in the best tiers (and most in the games) you can change their move-set with items and such of which they can carry four within the game. The tiers also include what pokemon have the best raising potential which could maximize states across based on the pokemon and its attacks itself (speed, accuracy, strength ect). You can not see the opponents hand intill the start of the battle. You can not see the opponents attacks in till the start of the battle when they are used, certain attacks though you can assume are there depending on the pokemon. You can have more than one of the same pokemon in your deck (so if I wanted all mews with custom moves that is possible). Now tell me if the game is relying on diversity of all these pokemon and you get into a battle with  tiers that are set in more than six pokemon and you have a well rounded team but just so happen to have bad match ups in the initial confrontation. If the other player is of equal knowledge and skill he should win. That has nothing to do with your knowledge and team, you just couldn’t predict the other player had a better hand. In card games (depending on the card game, no one said there aren’t broken card game systems) when cards are set those rules are set for the cards. Like Yu-Gi-Oh (bare with me just to illustrate a point) for example due to the fact that you have external life points, the set up of the gameplay and rules it lets you set up your strategies more significantly. If you have knowledge of the cards luck is still required, (as it is with most competitive games) but not to outrageous levels.

            If the players yanmega survived that hit and beat mew, it would have still been unfair due to the fact that the other player had no knowledge of yanmega being on the team before the match started. That’s the point I’m trying to make neither player could properly counter because of not knowing what they had to face beforehand. 

            @kingsharkboi:disqus I never compared pokemon to fighting games. Idiots up there came to that conclusion on their own. I am comparing pokemon to pokemon based on its own merits.

    • FirestormXVI

       Pokémon is so random we’ve had the same person repeat a win at the World Championships 3 years in a row now. The same people have also won the US National Championships in two different age divisions two years in a row now. If you can’t make a good guess about a Pokémon’s stat build, you’re not a good player. If you can’t correctly assess risk and payoff for both yourself and your opponent, you’re not a good player. I think this entire thing comes down to you both not understanding the game. Watch some commentated streams (CLASH Tournament’s YouTube has Apex and nuggetbridge’s Twitch has some USA vs Korea exhibition matches commentated).

      • suproman

        Winning a tournament 3 years in a row does not absolve the randomness in pokemon. A well constructed pokemon deck in itself could win you that, negligence on your opponents side factors as well since it could be more about stat calculation and preference on how to play the match ups, it very well boils down to the one with more knowledge and experience with the game (to minimize randomness) and coming down to their way of playing just being better among tournament competitors. I never said pokemon was nothing but random, but its very high on random.  What I’m talking  about is the construction of the gameplay and how if you reach a certain pinnacle in the games balance it all comes down to chance. Also give me good examples of skill in knowledge over the better hand won, with two players with decks that could both have taken the game in any of the tournaments you listed  on your next post. If those players are winning all this it could mean they are simply just generally making better decisions than the other players. I also don’t think you can promote someone winning and attribute that to the quality of the gameplay by itself, and rather should actually base quality of gameply on the gameplay itself. That is a cop-out argument that is as broken as I think the gameplay macanics of pokemon are. I could also just say you’re just a blind fanboy with no solid backing on your arguments against mine on this subject, so lets not attack each others intelligence and keep it proper.

        If two payers of equal knowledge and skill meet, the determining factor (and there will be a determining factor always a win no draws) is the randomness.

        • FirestormXVI

          Ok. I think you first need to figure out if you’re talking about the video game or trading card game instead of randomly switching between the two mid-argument. You then need to do as I said and actually read up on it rather than spewing what you think based on random YouTube videos. It’s really hard to argue with someone who thinks winning something like Evo 3 years in a row could be put up to random luck. Here’s some places to get started:

          htttp:/nuggetbridge.com (Video Game)
          http://sixprizes.com (TCG)
          http://pokemonworldchampionships.com

          • suproman

            I never was talking about the card game. When I said “decks” I assumed you’d be able to connect in between the lines by reading the rest of the sentence and prior subject matter, and figure that I was talking about the pokemon in your pocket taken with you to battle, in the game. WTF? Winning EVO three years in a row is not like winning any other tournament 3 years in a row and even then you have to take into account all the individual games. If you’re gonna judge a game’s quality you also can’t solely rely on tournament winnings. What are you even talking about?

            Edit: I don’t even have any real problems with the TCG. Thanks for also sending me to a site where I can see fun time tributes and scheduling instead of sound gameplay to base my deductive reasoning on. I read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Trainers” on nuggetbridge and I have so many grips with with article that you win. It takes way too much energy to sit here and explain things on my end and way too little on the other end of the argument. Pokemon is the most popular video game franchise in the world, has the most fantics, I’m making a risk reward decision right now and learning my lesson and just leaving this alone.

  • Forget Gabriel

    anywhere we can stream the matches?

  • Johnson Nguyen

    First place for Persona 4 Arena:
    SuperKawaiiDesu.

    Of course.

  • dart nugent

    bifuteki charging $5 to view archives.  what a scumbag

    • Ricardo Medero

      and the stream lags or goes offline every few minutes 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BBWDESR4JIZXLJCE3OQGAFV5AE Justin

        Lol bifuteki is fucking trash. Who honestly keeps letting him stream anything? His stream is laggy, piss poor quality and drops every couple minutes. AND he makes you pay for the archive? Fucking scumbag streamer of the year. No respect at all for his viewers and subscribers.

    • grezex29

      I know, that’s so annoying. And to think that’s the only way to view the P4A archives too…ugh.

  • Los Illuminados
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yan-Zhao/10516382 Yan Zhao

    First time watching high level Smash Melee play, and I’ll admit it was hype as hell. Definitely becoming a fan, even if strictly from a observer’s point of view.

  • http://twitter.com/CheeseCakez0 Ace

    Great venue but stream really sucked. Makes me appreciate Spooky a lot more for all his work in getting up really good streams. 

    • Jaxel

      I have to apologize for the lag some of you had during the stream this weekend. There was a major League of Legends event going on, and it was choking out the network. The only bitrate I have control of was 720p+. Everyone who watched at that quality, and had the bandwidth to support it reported that they had no lag, no stutter, no audio delay. All bitrates below that are transcoded on the fly by TwitchTV, and they were getting consumed by the LOL streams.

      The same thing happened at NEC when Sp00ky was streaming, so there isn’t much any of us can do about it. We all try hard to bring you the best stream we can give you. Just because Bifuteki was having problems with his stream, and Chibo and I weren’t doesn’t mean Bifuteki is a bad streamer or doesn’t know what he is doing. Sometimes there are just odd circumstances that make things different from one event room to another (Chibo and I were in the same room, Bifuteki was in the other room)

  • Johnson Nguyen

    Melee grand finals made it harder to wait for EVOLUTION 2013. That hype is addicting…

  • Louis Lam

    Wow Melee was so damn hype

    shoutouts to Megabus

    #Melee4Evo

  • MajorMoses

    The whole Melee Top 8 was mad hype.  I really hope to see this at EVO.

  • Milton O’Bannon

    Melee was awesome! and so was persona.

  • Milton O’Bannon

    Melee was awesome! and so was persona.

  • Jon Nitti

    how come CP is listed twice in the results?  obviously he didnt get both 7th and 5th.

  • NyuBomber

    That Grand Finals to Brawl was incredible. BRB dusting off Wii.

    • RenaTurnip

      Yeah I think I’m about to find the Wii and learn how to use ZSS >~> That was beyond inspiring.

  • xeleion

    Smash tournament,  SRK still can’t post Smash results. :/

    • USD

       I sincerely apologize for that, I’ll have the results up very soon.

      • xeleion

        Thank you.  I’m glad to see you did the games justice and gave listings as complete as the other games.  It’s also great you put the results at the top since they were the headlining games.  You’re a very respectable person.

  • grezex29

    Anybody know the turnout of people that were playing KOFXIII, P4A, and TTT2?

  • Marcus

     You had to stay up till 4am on the east coast but Brawl was HYPE

  • http://rmpaul.com/ Robert Paul

    Photos! http://robertpaul.smugmug.com/Esports/apex2013
    Only highlights for now, way more photos will be posted over the course of the week.

  • grezex29

    Ha, the Smash results have me pleased.Thank gawd M2K didn’t win anything.

    • http://twitter.com/AshleyRitchie9 AshleyRitchie

      …..——goo.gl/luNFw     (Click on Home)   

    • Bill Ding

      He won doubles for Melee, got second in both Brawl Events, and 3rd in Melee singles. He won a lot of money. And why wouldn’t you want him to win anything again?

  • http://twitter.com/AshleyRitchie9 AshleyRitchie

    just as Ruby replied I’m taken by surprise that any body can earn $9952 in 1 month on the network.

  • MCHAWKING

    Best part of the tourney was Champ calling Morrigan cheap after she stole meter right before the final kill. In the 5 games they played, he didn’t take a single character without using dark phoenix and only landed one meaningful combo. IN FIVE GAMES.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yan-Zhao/10516382 Yan Zhao

      Ironic that a Dhalsim and Phoenix player has the audacity to complain about cheapness.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EZPVOYPE24Z75BS25FDKFY6EV4 Cris C

    What a day for girls, in the last 4 games: Cammy wins SF, Morrigan wins Marvel, Peach
    wins Melee, and Zero Suit Samus wins Brawl.

  • eilegz

    east cost its not the land of the free, but well its fun to see how people complain about the ps3 being laggy and everything but  then EVO its in ps3.

  • Lorance Carroll

    Never watched high level Brawl but Salem aka Fanatiq Jr. had me hella hype! Glad he took down the Meta Knight army!

  • GCBill

    In the Brawl results, the characters for Nairo and Mr. R are mixed up.

    But in any case, good shit for posting Smash results at all!

  • Jake Klippert

    Smash was more hype than I could have ever thought but Chris G taking down F Champ again was the highlight for me. Makes me think of how much better Chris G could be if he had actual competition over there on the East Coast. F Champ went through all of their big hitters in FT20s no problem on the House of Cracks stream(No Chris, Marlin or Yipes), made it look easy for the most part, but once again he  loses to Chris. Used to hate the way he plays but now I have nothing but respect for Chris G. F champ not so much, he’s too arrogant and is a bitch whether he wins or loses.

    Chalk it up, 2(3) – 0 Chris G over F champ (3 if ya count their FT15) since Evo. I don’t think Champ deserves any king of marvel title any longer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.ilharreborde Antonio Mier Ilharreborde

    You’ve gotta give both Smash top 8 the biggest hype, god those chants and commentary. Also grats to Chris G for demostrating he is the best against a guy that could only kill character with Dark Phoenix. He invented the Morrigan tech he doesnt deserve any hate for it.

  • Robin Sheffer

    As a Smasher, I just wanted to send a big thank you to the FGC for all the support. Really happy I got to see some really hype fighting game action, and I hope you enjoyed that Melee top 8, was a pretty solid weekend.

  • gigantor21

    Random question for the Smash players: where did you think Samus fit in Brawl’s tierlist pre-Salem?

    • Robin Sheffer

      I’m a Melee player but a quick check-in at smashboards shows ZSS first in C (High) tier.Not sure Salem will necessarily change that. Armada has been dominating the melee scene for quite a while now with Peach but no tier-list updates have been deemed vital since 2010 where Peach sits in 6th place overall. A-Tier.

    • Jebril

      In Brawl Zero Suit is the Top of High Tier (not Top) which is 9th in the game. I honestly don’t think much will change with how she is, she might move up a spot or two but honestly I feel that the reason Salem was able to do what he did was because he didn’t run into any DDDs or ICs. Both those characters are very hard to deal with as ZSS, and the reason he was able to beat top Japanese players was because Japan has no good ZSS’s so they are not used to that at all.

  • GHNeko

    The comments for Smash are SO SO refreshing.

  • Lucas Blomgren

    So awesome to see non Melee players enjoying Melee without hating. Apex was really really hype and I hope we see Melee at EVO.

    • gigantor21

      The hype in Brawl was what really caught me by surprise. I’ve heard several Smash players shit on that game.

  • BoozerX

    Chump: It is not fair (seconds after ChrisG steal of the meter and the kick of his ass)
    LMFAO
    A Phoenix user calling that the game is not fair.
    Priceless.

  • Zonder88

    The character list of Brawl top 8 depresses me.  Why did they let this guy back in tourneys again?

    Melee top 8 was hype as hell, loved it. Mew2King was definitely my favorite player to watch, his Marth was ridiculous.

    LOL @ PelicanChump bitching about Morrigan cheapness when he wins most of his match with Dark Phoenix.

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