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Apex (tournament)

Apex
Apex series logo.png
GameSuper Smash Bros.
Founded2009
FounderJohnathan Lugo (resigned)
CountryUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
Most titlesAdam "Armada" Lindgren (3 titles) (SSBM: 2012, 2013) (PM: 2014)
Official websiteApex
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Apex was an annual esports tournament held in New Jersey that is focused on Super Smash Bros. The event's first incarnation was in 2009 with Jesus "Jman" Fernandez as the champion of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Elliot "Ally" Carroza-Oyarce as champion of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Each year the event grew with more competitors entering. Apex 2014 garnered 629 entrants and was the 2nd largest tournament for Melee at the time after EVO 2013. Though the tournament initially focused on Brawl, the feature game has since switched to Melee due to its popularity.[1] In 2010, an event for Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 was added. In 2014, the fan modification of Brawl, Project M was added for singles only. Project M has recently been removed as an official event out copyright concerns under Nintendo of America[2] sponsorship and Third Party relations.

Apex 2015 was officially sponsored by Nintendo of America[2] and was the largest tournament for Super Smash Bros. in history until it was surpassed by EVO 2015.[3][4] Apex has been nicknamed the "Super Bowl of 'Super Smash Bros.'" by Ben Lindbergh of Grantland.[5] As of 2016, Apex is no longer considered a major tournament.[6]

  1. ^ Chris Higgins (26 January 2015). "The battle for best brawler continues at Apex 2015". Red Bull. Retrieved 2015-01-27.
  2. ^ a b Steve Watts (2015-01-09). "Nintendo Sponsoring Smash Bros. Tournament". IGN. Retrieved 2015-01-27.
  3. ^ Omar Sohail (2015-01-16). "Super Smash Bros. Tournament start date Jan. 30; : Nintendo to sponsor Apex 2015 tournament". Christian Today. Retrieved 2015-01-27.
  4. ^ Rob Crossley (2015-01-12). "Super Smash Bros Tournament Endorsed by Nintendo". GameSpot. Retrieved 2015-01-27.
  5. ^ Lindbergh, Ben (2015-02-18). "Fight Club: Catching a Beating at the Super Bowl of 'Super Smash Bros.'". Grantland. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  6. ^ "www.ssbwiki.com/Apex".