Apex 2012

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Apex 2012
APEX 2012 Logo.png
Dates January 6 to January 8, 2012
Venue Rutgers University Student Center
Address/City 126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey USA
Attendance 1000+
Entry fees Smash 64 Singles: $5
Smash 64 Doubles: $5 per person
Melee Singles: $15
Melee Doubles: $10 per person
Brawl Singles: $15
Brawl Doubles: $10 per person
Venue: $30 (for competitors)
Spectator: $10 (for non-competitors)
Pot size(s) Smash 64 Singles: $320
Smash 64 Doubles: $80
Melee Singles: $6756
Melee Doubles: $1960
Brawl Singles: $8000
Brawl Doubles: $1216
SSB64 Icon.png winners Canada SuperBoomFan 1v1
USA Isai & Nintendude1189 2v2
SSBM Icon.png winners Sweden Armada 1v1
Sweden Armada & USA Mew2King 2v2
SSBB Icon.png winners Japan Otori 1v1
Japan Otori & Kakera 2v2
Director(s) Alex Strife, Crismas, Dmbrandon, Doom, and ChiboSempai
Assisted by AlphaZealot, Bionic, and Keitaro
Housing Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

Apex 2012 was a tournament held in New Jersey by Alex Strife and it was the third tournament in the Apex series. It featured pools for Brawl and Melee singles, brackets for Smash 64 singles and doubles, Pokémon Black & White singles and doubles, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, and All Brawl, a free-for-all side event with items turned on. It was the largest Brawl tournament to ever take place, with 400 entrants, and the fifth-largest Melee tournament of all time, with 318 entrants. Like many other Apex tournaments though out the series, Apex 2012 drew its share of international competition. Of the over 1000 attendees, about 81 of them were from countries other than the United States.


Friday, January 6[edit]

Time Event
9:00am-11:00am Check in
11:00am Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles Bracket
4:00pm Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles Pools, Round 1
6:00pm Pokémon Black / White Versions
6:00pm All Brawl
6:00pm USA vs The World Melee 8v8 Exhibition
8:00pm Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles Pools, Round 2
9:30pm Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles Bracket (until top 8)

Saturday, January 7[edit]

Time Event
8:00am-10:00am Check in
10:00am Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles Bracket (until top 4)
10:00am Super Street Fighter IV (until top 8)
10:00am Mortal Kombat 9
11:00am Super Smash Bros. Singles Bracket
12:00pm Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (until top 8)
3:00pm Super Smash Bros. Brawl Singles Pools, Round 1
5:00pm USA vs The World Brawl 8v8 Exhibition
5:00pm Give-a-ways
6:30pm Super Smash Bros. Brawl Singles Pools, Round 2
7:30pm Super Smash Bros. Brawl Singles Bracket (until top 8)

Sunday, January 8[edit]

Time Event
8:00am-12:00pm Check in & Casual Play
12:00pm Super Street Fighter IV top 8
12:00pm Give-a-ways
2:00pm Super Smash Bros. Melee top 8 singles and top 4 teams
4:00pm Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 top 8
7:00pm Super Smash Bros. Brawl top 8 singles and top 4 teams
9:00pm Awards & Closing Ceremonies


Procedures for stage-striking, life-stealing, and double blind picks were incorporated into all three rulesets.

Smash 64[edit]

Apex 2012 used the Smash 64 Backroom's recommended ruleset.


  • Competition format is double elimination.
  • All sets with the exception of the below are best-of-3.
  • Winners' semifinals, losers' quarterfinals and losers' semifinals are best-of-5.
  • Winners' finals, losers' finals and grand finals are best-of-7.

Game settings[edit]

  • Mode: STOCK
  • Stocks: 5
  • Handicap: OFF
  • Team Attack: ON
  • Stage Select: ON
  • Damage: 100%
  • Item Switch: NONE
  • All characters are available
    • Donkey Kong's black palette swap (Right-C), Samus's dark palette swap (Down-C), and Captain Falcon's dark palette swap (Right-C) are discouraged if playing on Congo Jungle for visibility reasons. The opposing player may reset the match without penalty if they wish for a colour change. Taking or dealing any damage nullifies this right.


Starter Counterpick
Congo Jungle Peach's Castle
Hyrule Castle
Dream Land

The first match of all sets is selected by a 3-stage striking system with the Starter Stage List. An impartial observer/tournament organiser flips a coin to decide who strikes first. Rock-paper-scissors is acceptable as well, but it’s technically a skill irrelevant to smash.

General rules[edit]

  • Game will played on console
  • 8/10 minute time limit is put in place for all matches, especially Hyrule.
  • Draws are decided first by stock, then by percentage.
  • Disrupting your opponent physically or intending to disrupt their play will result in a warning. Repeated action will result in disqualification from the tournament. Observers who physically disrupt players are to be dealt with as the tournament organiser sees fit. Disqualification is recommended if possible.
  • Pausing is discouraged, and should only be done at the end of a stock, if at all. At other times, the pauser loses their current stock. If the pause causes the opponent to lose their stock, the pauser loses two stocks.
  • Extreme stalling is disallowed. Any reported case of such will result in a warning, followed by automatic forfeit of the match. If this is reported again, automatic forfeit is enforced without a warning. If there is no movement from either player, the player with fewer stocks, or if the stocks are equal, the higher percentage, is considered to be stalling.
  • Mages DQ is enforced. When a match is called, both players must promptly arrive. If a player is 2 minutes late, they receive a warning. At 4 minutes late, they lose the first game of the set and forfeit counterpick rights. At 6 minutes late, they forfeit the entire set.


The ruleset was based off of the Melee Backroom's recommended ruleset, with the only significant difference being that Jungle Japes was not a valid counterpick stage in doubles.

General rules[edit]

  • Items are set to off.
  • 4 stocks
  • 8 minute time limit
  • Wobbling is prohibited.
  • Matches that time out will be determined by the remaining number of stocks, then percentage of the current stock if stocks are tied. In the event of a percentage tie, the match should be replayed in full. Sudden Death is not to be played, and will not count.
  • If a player accidentally pauses while stealing a life in doubles, the opposing team may deem that stock forfeit. Pausing may be turned off to prevent this.


Singles stage list

Starter Counterpick
Yoshi's Story Pokémon Stadium
Fountain of Dreams
Final Destination
Dream Land

Doubles stage list

Starter Counterpick
Yoshi's Story Congo Jungle
Pokémon Stadium
Final Destination
Dream Land
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: a player or team may not counterpick to the stage they last won on
  • Gentleman's Clause: Any stage may be played on if both players or teams agree to it. This takes priority over Dave's Stupid Rule.


  • 3 stocks
  • 8 minute time limit
  • Items are set to “Off” and “None”
  • All infinites and chain grabs are legal.
  • Meta Knight’s Infinite Dimensional Cape glitch is banned.
  • There is a ledge grab limit of 35 for Meta Knight and 50 for all other characters. If a game goes to time and one player goes over the ledge grab limit for their character, they will automatically lose the game. If both players exceed their ledge grab limit, then this rule is ignored.
  • The act of stalling is banned.
  • If time runs out, the winner of the match will be the one called out by the game. If it goes to Sudden Death, then it is determined by percentage. If the percentage and/or both players die at the same time as a result of a suicide move, a one stock 3 minute tie break match is held. Ledge grab limits are reduced to 13 for Meta Knight and 18 for all other characters.
  • The only other exception to this is the game ending from a Bowser or Ganondorf suicide tactic, where the initiator of the move wins.


  • In the event pause is left on accidentally and is pressed, immediately call over the tournament organizer. Based upon their judgment, the situation will be resolved. If the situation is neutral (players are not in combat), the match will be resumed as if the pause had not occurred. If the situation is advantageous to one individual and the player in the disadvantageous situation paused, the disadvantaged player will be either placed in a grab or onto the ledge of the stage. If a player is in a death situation (chain grabs, grab releases, jab-locks to a KO move, etc) and pauses while such situation, the current stock is forfeited immediately. If a player unpause before the tournament organizer reaches the station, the player that unpaused loses a stock.
  • Users of the Wii Remote must take out the Wiimote's batteries. If problems persist due to the Wiimote, the owner of the Wiimote may be disqualified.
  • Players are responsible for their own controller and name tag. Any malfunctions or errors that occur are the player's responsibility (including battery issues with a Wii Remote), so particpants are advised to bring an extra controller(s) and make sure they are using the correct settings BEFORE a match is played. Both parties need to agree if a match is to be paused or restarted because of these problems.
  • The tournament organizer has the right to save/record any tournament match if possible and has the right to upload said match.
  • Any hacks, including (but not limited to) textures, music, and model changes are not allowed.
    • Hacks to allow replays to exceed 3 minutes in length and to allow player tags to display correctly in said replays were allowed.

Stage list[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Smashville Battleship Halberd
Battlefield Pokémon Stadium 1
Final Destination Castle Siege
Lylat Cruise Delfino Plaza
Yoshi's Island Frigate Orpheon

All Brawl[edit]

Apex 2012 featured a single-elimination Brawl side event. The cap was 64 entrants.

  • 4 players per set
  • All stages on with stage choice set to random
  • All characters are set to random
  • Top 2 players advance
  • All items are on and set to medium
  • First player to win 2 matches advances
  • 2nd person to advance is decided in the order of: match wins, lives left in last match, most kills in last match

Road to Apex[edit]

Beginning in July of 2011 and continuing until December, select tournaments for Brawl and Melee were listed as Apex qualifiers in the United States and internationally. Each "Road to Apex" qualifier tournament would award the highest placing players a certain number of points, which would then be used to help with seeding the Apex bracket. The points are broken down from 1st place to 7th place below.

  • 1st place – 64pts
  • 2nd place – 32pts
  • 3rd place – 16pts
  • 4th place – 8pts
  • 5th place – 4pts
  • 5th place – 4pts
  • 7th place – 2pts
  • 7th place – 2pts

Additionally, the top placing regional player of each singles event will be awarded a $100 stipend upon arrival at the Apex venue to help cover travel costs.

Here is the list of Apex qualifying events.



In addition to the events, vVv Gaming gave out stipends to the top three of the 2011 AllisBrawl fall ladder playoffs, in order to help cover the costs of attending Apex 2012.


See also: Results thread on SmashBoards

Brawl singles[edit]

Entrants were assigned into 80 pools of 5. Each entrant played a round-robin against every other player in their pool. The 2 players with the best record in their pools advanced to a second round of pools. There were 32 pools of 5 in round 2. The top 2 players in their second round pool advanced to the 64-man bracket.

(400 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan Otori MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $3,600
2nd Japan Nietono OlimarHeadSSBB.png $1,760
3rd USA Nairo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $960
4th USA ESAM IceClimbersHeadSSBB.pngPikachuHeadSSBB.png $640
5th Japan Kakera MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBB.png $320
5th Canada Ally MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $320
7th USA UltimateRazer SnakeHeadSSBB.png $200
7th USA ADHD DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png $200
9th USA Gnes DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Rich Brown OlimarHeadSSBB.png
9th Japan OCEAN ROBHeadSSBB.png
9th USA DEHF FalcoHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Mew2King MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
13th Japan Brood OlimarHeadSSBB.png
13th Japan Rain MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Havok MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngSnakeHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Fatal SnakeHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Z PikachuHeadSSBB.png
17th Chile ZeRo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th USA mikeHAZE MarthHeadSSBB.png
17th Netherlands Mr. R MarthHeadSSBB.png
17th Netherlands Orion MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Shugo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Coney KingDededeHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Jtails MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Zex MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
25th USA TheReflexWonder WarioHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Seibrik MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngWarioHeadSSBB.pngKingDededeHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Will DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Atomsk MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBB.png
33rd France Leon MarthHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Poltergust YoshiHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Logic OlimarHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Mikeray SnakeHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Trela LucarioHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Bloodcross MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.png
33rd Canada HolyNightmare MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngROBHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Denti OlimarHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Illmatic PeachHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Trevonte FoxHeadSSBB.png
33rd Canada Toronto Joe MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Salem ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Nakat FoxHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA DRN ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA FOW MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngNessHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA DeLux IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Fino OlimarHeadSSBB.png
49th USA GDX DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Shadow MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Dark.Pch PeachHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Pwii MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
49th USA 4GOD KingDededeHeadSSBB.png
49th USA False SnakeHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Sky WarioHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.png
49th USA X SonicHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Kismet MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.png
49th USA San IkeHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Nick Riddle ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Vinnie IceClimbersHeadSSBB.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Dojo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Bassem WarioHeadSSBB.png
49th USA Seagull WolfHeadSSBB.png

Brawl doubles[edit]

All teams were directly placed into a 128-man bracket.

(128 teams)
1: Kakera MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Otori MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png ($576.00)
2: Anti MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Mew2King MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png ($281.60)
3: Gnes DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png & UltimateRazer SnakeHeadSSBB.png ($153.60)
4: ADHD DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png & Nairo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png ($102.40)
5: Chu Dat KirbyHeadSSBB.png & Fatal SnakeHeadSSBB.png ($51.20)
5: Ally MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngSnakeHeadSSBB.png & Dojo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png ($51.20)
7: Sky WarioHeadSSBB.png & Zex MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png
7: Havok MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Tearbear MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9: mikeHAZE MarthHeadSSBB.png & Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9: Blackanese MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png & TeeVee MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngROBHeadSSBB.png
9: Kadaj MarthHeadSSBB.png & ZeRo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9: Vinnie MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png & Snakeee ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
13: Nietono OlimarHeadSSBB.png & Rain MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
13: ESAM PikachuHeadSSBB.png & MVD SnakeHeadSSBB.png
13: Coney KingDededeHeadSSBB.png & Logic OlimarHeadSSBB.png
13: RedHalberd MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Rich Brown OlimarHeadSSBB.png
17: Domo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & MJG ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png
17: Fino & YoshQ LuigiHeadSSBB.png
17: Jbandrew MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Nakat MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17: Brood OlimarHeadSSBB.png & Yukhoe WarioHeadSSBB.png
17: Espy SonicHeadSSBB.png & K Prime PikachuHeadSSBB.png
17: ChiboSempai ROBHeadSSBB.png & Leon MarthHeadSSBB.png
17: FOW NessHeadSSBB.png & Mekos LucasHeadSSBB.png
17: Atomsk MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBB.png
25: Mr. R SnakeHeadSSBB.png & Orion MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
25: X SonicHeadSSBB.png & Lada Kevin Aguilar ROBHeadSSBB.png
25: Viviff & Swordgard
25: False SnakeHeadSSBB.png & Keitaro
25: OCEAN ROBHeadSSBB.png & Karamity FoxHeadSSBB.png
25: TheReflexWonder PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png & Bill SnakeHeadSSBB.pngZeldaSheikHeadSSBB.png
25: Riot ZeldaHeadSSBB.png & Mike Ray SnakeHeadSSBB.png
25: Cable DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png & Shadow MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33: Kismet & Player-1
33: Trevonte MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngFoxHeadSSBB.png & Choice FalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
33: Nick Riddle ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png & Seibrik WarioHeadSSBB.png
33: PikaPika! MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngPikachuHeadSSBB.png & Xzax WarioHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.png
33: Illmatic PeachHeadSSBB.png & Toronto Joe MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33: Zekey & Pink Fresh
33: HolyNightmare MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Tin Man OlimarHeadSSBB.png
33: Jtails MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Pwii MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33: Blubo & Neath
33: Kain WolfHeadSSBB.png & Sago MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33: Ryo IkeHeadSSBB.png & True Blue SonicHeadSSBB.png
33: Denti OlimarHeadSSBB.png & Seagull Joe WolfHeadSSBB.png
33: Ripple DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png & San IkeHeadSSBB.png
33: Nicole PeachHeadSSBB.png & Will DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png
33: Bizkit SnakeHeadSSBB.png & GDX WarioHeadSSBB.png
33: Hunger WarioHeadSSBB.png & Shugo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
49: Hall & Oats
49: DEHF FalcoHeadSSBB.png & Vex Kasrani MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
49: Inui & Zucco
49: Eazy MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Slikvik WarioHeadSSBB.png
49: Sync & Trela
49: Y.b.M. ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png & Zeton FoxHeadSSBB.png
49: Sean & Z
49: Prawn & Duke
49: ScaryLB59 & Trump
49: Arty & Typ_Ex
49: TKbro & WarioMaster15
49: Hylian MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png & Zori OlimarHeadSSBB.png
49: JNig WarioHeadSSBB.png & Kel MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
49: Boss LuigiHeadSSBB.png & Kingtoon
49: Doom MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Darc FoxHeadSSBB.png
49: FatboySlim MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Grimace SnakeHeadSSBB.png
65: Brianna PitHeadSSBB.png & iPresea~ PikachuHeadSSBB.png
65: Berserker Swordsman & Robfox
65: DJ Arcatek FalcoHeadSSBB.png & Xaltis MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
65: Gunblade & Kai
65: -dib- & Firefly
65: SomaCruz & Peachkid
65: Hero? & Kaptain
65: Vanz & Hungrybox
65: fUddO & Snow Shard
65: Glen Cocoa & Spider Jerusalem
65: HelpR & Projo
65: Tkila OlimarHeadSSBB.png & MechWarrior DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png
65: Serynder & Professor MGW
65: Croi WarioHeadSSBB.png & Nysyarc IkeHeadSSBB.png
65: KassandraNova & Player-4
65: Jamnt0ast SnakeHeadSSBB.png & Rai MarthHeadSSBB.png
65: Deathbysuarez & rockmix
65: Bassem & BPOW
65: Fujin ZeldaHeadSSBB.png & Jarvitz LucasHeadSSBB.png
65: aisight & Bionic
65: Almo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & Mofat PeachHeadSSBB.png
65: GosuVivA & Penta
65: DLA GanondorfHeadSSBB.png & Vermanubis GanondorfHeadSSBB.png
65: Wedge & Chimpakt
65: Crifer & Ravenlord
65: Luminoth MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png & SoraSin FalcoHeadSSBB.png
65: Meekspeedy SonicHeadSSBB.png & Salem ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
65: M. Prime & Patches
65: Dil & Deven3000
65: Dapuffster JigglypuffHeadSSBB.png & Mink JigglypuffHeadSSBB.png
65: BAM SonicHeadSSBB.png & Unknown Presence MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
65: Red Ryu LucarioHeadSSBB.png & Xiivi KingDededeHeadSSBB.png
97: Dark Pch. PeachHeadSSBB.png & Steep MarioHeadSSBB.png
97: Old Man Grey & Ussi
97: Duck & THuGz
97: Kiwi KirbyHeadSSBB.png & Tiger MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png
97: DRDN & Ori Bro
97: Tech Chase & Stealth Raptor
97: FILIP & Karamity
97: RingofFire & Lunar
97: Sakram3nt & Zorai
97: Crash & HoroLightBlue
97: Leaf. & Strong Bad
97: King Funk & KoRoBeNiKi
97: M@v & melon
97: Mr.Eric SnakeHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png & Sisqo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
97: Kuro~ PitHeadSSBB.png & Maharaba the Mystic PitHeadSSBB.png
97: 2link121 & Blubba_Pinecone
97: Dr. Yogi MarioHeadSSBB.png & 313 SnakeHeadSSBB.png
97: Luigi Sama LuigiHeadSSBB.png & Raptor YoshiHeadSSBB.png
97: AlexoftheAura & Bris
97: Firo & Ownasaurus
97: Naugs MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png & White KingDededeHeadSSBB.png
97: ShadowAzure & V1CE
97: Nuke DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png & Ghost SnakeHeadSSBB.png
97: What's The Point & gio
97: dmbrandon & Pitzer
97: DRN & Micaelis
97: Axe & Doll666
97: Tempest & Tymer
97: Gawk & Grey
97: Walby & ButtStein
97: telu & Dueler X
97: Pidgezero_one NessHeadSSBB.png & Bing

Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(318 entrants)
Bracket image Entrants were assigned into 64 pools of 5. Each entrant played a round-robin against every other player in their pool. The 2 players with the best record in their pools advanced to a second round of pools. There were 32 pools of 4 in round 2. The top 2 players in their second round pool advanced to the 64-man bracket.

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBM.png $3,046.50
2nd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $1,489.40
3rd USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $804.00
4th Mexico Javi FoxHeadSSBM.png $536.00
5th USA Dr. PeePee FalcoHeadSSBM.png $270.80
5th Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.png $270.80
7th USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $169.25
7th USA Shroomed DrMarioHeadSSBM.png $169.25
9th USA Lovage FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Wobbles IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
9th Canada Unknown522 FoxHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.png
13th USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBM.png
13th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Zhu FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Tope SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA KoreanDJ SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA DaShizWiz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Mew2King FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Darc JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA chillindude829 FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Smoke2Jointz CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA HBK MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada Weon-X FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Eggm FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Teczero FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada IB MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Westballz FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Tang FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Kage The Warrior GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Redd FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Tai MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Sol FoxHeadSSBM.pngBowserHeadSSBM.png
33rd Netherlands Amsah SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Druggedfox FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.pngYoshiHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Axe FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBM.pngPikachuHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Chu Dat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Darrell SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA StriCNYN3 FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA th0rn FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Eggz FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA MattDotZeb FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA SwiftBass FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Vist LuigiHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Vudujin LuigiHeadSSBM.png
49th USA PC Chris FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Azen MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Linguini GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Stabbedbyanipple FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Cyrain FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Ambix PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA HugS SamusHeadSSBM.png
49th Germany Ravenlord FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA ZoSo MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png

Melee Doubles[edit]

(98 teams)
1: Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png & Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png ($882.00)
2: Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png & Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png ($431.20)
3: Dr. Peepee FalcoHeadSSBM.png & LoZR FoxHeadSSBM.png ($235.20)
4: G$ FalcoHeadSSBM.png & Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png ($156.80)
5: Chu Dat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png & Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png ($78.40)
5: Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png & Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png ($78.40)
7: Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png & Linguini GanondorfHeadSSBM.png ($49.00)
7: Alukard MarthHeadSSBM.png & DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png ($49.00)
9: Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png & Teczero SheikHeadSSBM.png
9: PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png & SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
9: OTG & PC Chris
9: Lovage FoxHeadSSBM.png & Smoke2Jointz CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13: Amsah & Ice
13: Axe & V3ctorman
13: Alan & Shroomed
13: Azen Zagenite FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png & Tope SheikHeadSSBM.png
17: Bladewise & Vish
17: Cactuar & DoH
17: HyugaRicdeau & Toph
17: Eggm & DaShizWiz
17: chillindude829 & Cyrain
17: StriCNYN3 & WestBallz
17: Eggz & Silent Wolf
17: HBK & Nando
25: darrell & Tang
25: C!Z & Tyga
25: KirbyKaze & VaNz
25: BEN! & PB&J
25: Leffen & Zoler
25: I.B & Unknown522
25: Darc & MacD
25: KevinM & ZoSo
33: Phish-it & Sol
33: arby & VTS
33: Hack & Zhu
33: Redd & Vist
33: Rocky & Wake
33: Lanceinthepants & TaFoKiNtS
33: WarriorKnight & Benteezy
33: HugS & Javi
33: Pr0jecT & SmashMac
33: Banks & th0rn
33: Doll & MilkMan
33: Druggedfox & Tai
33: Nintendude1189 & SwiftBass
33: Fiya & Zero
33: Captain Jack & Kou
33: KoreanDJ & Solar
49: CopyCat & Sensei
49: Wenbopular & Winston
49: Chain-Ace & Wes
49: aisight & Juggleguy
49: J666 & Stabbedbyanipple
49: Jim/Pyrostormer & Stingers
49: Blanky & JDog
49: Inui & ChiboSempai
49: BigWenz & CTL
49: Codi & T.Webb
49: Ambix & ihavespaceballs
49: Velocity & Vex Kasrani
49: Abate & GSO
49: John & TianJ
49: Javi1589 & Triadprodigy
49: Idea & Riddlebox
65: tarheeljks & Violence
65: Andy & jpegImage
65: Strawhats & Zebra
65: Kas & QERB
65: Dr.Diabetes & Q
65: Dobs & ThePrime
65: Nakamaru & TheLake
65: GiR & Hawkeye713
65: Qpac & SUNG475
65: JU4N & Veda
65: Bl@ckChris & Sneak
65: BBQ & Tubes
65: Tommy Pickles & White Mike
65: ButtStein & Nitro
65: Xiivi & Sanuzi
65: ToastyTHT & Walby
65: Ripple & Strong Bad
65: King Funk & Ravenlord
65: Mafia & Vudujin
65: Dot_Eater & Will
65: Cave Dweller & RepublicanOfHeaven
65: Tastygoldfish & weon-x
65: jwillii & v4extreme
65: Colorfusical & Fizzi
65: The March Hare & TheSaberGuy
65: ShounenKel & Sinji
65: MinQ & SypherPhoenix
65: Firo & Ownasaurus
65: Bolt & Proskater
65: KoRoBeNiKi & mers
65: DuckPimp & Kaffei
97: Isai & VANS
97: Lemon & Sora

Smash 64 singles[edit]

(64 entrants)
1: Canada SuperBoomFan CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png ($160.00)
2: USA Isai LinkHeadSSB.png ($80.00)
3: Mexico JaimeHR FoxHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.pngSamusHeadSSB.png ($32.00)
4: USA Kefit PikachuHeadSSB.png ($22.40)
5: USA Nintendude1189 PikachuHeadSSB.pngMarioHeadSSB.png ($12.80)
5: USA Sensei PikachuHeadSSB.pngFoxHeadSSB.png ($12.80)
7: USA Megavolt CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png
7: Denmark King Funk CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png
9: USA Firo FoxHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.png
9: USA Jel PikachuHeadSSB.png
9: USA KnitePhox FoxHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.png
9: USA Ownasaurus PikachuHeadSSB.png
13: USA Clubbadubba PikachuHeadSSB.pngFoxHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.png
13: valoem PikachuHeadSSB.png
13: Rocky
13: Krazy Kirby
17: USA KoRoBeNiKi
17: Hard B0dy
17: USA Espy
17: gio
17: hamburglar
17: USA Chain-Ace
17: USA Bladewise
17: USA Vex Kasrani
25: THuGz
25: infamous diablo
25: JohnsterMonzter
25: Vatgas
25: Jimmy Joe
25: george
25: Tony
25: P90curl
33: Seagull
33: Luigi Sama
33: USA KeroKeroppi
33: pwii
33: USA Deltacod
33: AIR
33: Ray Rocket
33: VaNz
33: Xiivi (BibleLove2007)
33: pikathunder
33: USA Vudujin
33: ~Tac~
33: USA Ripple
33: jwillii
33: USA Duck
33: USA Xaltis
49: USA Smoke2Jointz
49: Tedium
49: Glen Cocoa
49: pidgezero one
49: Lefty
49: Garm
49: USA Tearbear
49: TheSaberGuy
49: USA Codi
49: Dark Master
49: Marko
49: Black Cats31
49: xivk & Jokaru
49: Zaatar Manakish
49: Homeland
49: What's the Point

Smash 64 doubles[edit]

(8 teams)
1: USA Isai LuigiHeadSSB.png & USA Nintendude1189 MarioHeadSSB.png ($48.00)
2: Canada SuperBoomFan PikachuHeadSSB.pngLuigiHeadSSB.png & Mexico JaimeHR KirbyHeadSSB.pngSamusHeadSSB.png ($24.00)
3: USA Sensei PikachuHeadSSB.png & Denmark King Funk PikachuHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.png ($8.00)
4: USA Firo NessHeadSSB.png & USA Ownasaurus PikachuHeadSSB.png
5: USA Clubbadubba CaptainFalconHeadSSB.png & USA Jimmy Joe PikachuHeadSSB.png
5: USA Chain-Ace FoxHeadSSB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSB.png & USA KnitePhox FoxHeadSSB.png
7: USA KeroKeroppi & Infamous Diablo
7: Black Cats 31 & AIR

All Brawl[edit]

(64 entrants)
1: Deltacod
2: Ally
3: Tearbear
5: Dapuffster
5: Kiwi
5: Mr. R
9: John12346
9: Pwii
9: Xaltis
9: Jtails
9: Nairo
9: KoRoBeNiKi
9: vVv Zero
16: dmbrandon
16: Orion
16: 2Link
16: Riot
16: Jbandrew
16: Mink
16: Xzax
16: TheReflexWonder
16: Pidgezero
16: Tac
26: Tymer
26: Trump
26: Hylian
26: NiteWing
26: Xiivi
26: Berserker-Swordsman
26: Tempest
26: Gunblade
26: Blubba-Pinecone
26: FGCU-BDJoe
26: Gambit
26: M@v
26: Garm
26: FGCU SSGuy
26: Sky
26: Stingers
26: Firefly
26: Tkila
26: Blackanese
26: vVv Chibosempai
46: Bionic
46: Vatgas
46: Melon
46: Neath
46: YoshQ
46: DRDN
46: Golden-Psycho
46: Admiral-Funk
46: Pikabunz
46: steep
46: Kiraflax
46: Kuro
46: Dr.-Brawl
46: Dueler-X
46: Poltergust
46: Raptor
46: Kaptain
46: Marko
46: Player-1

Exhibition matches/other[edit]

Melee USA vs. the World Crew Battle[edit]

Like in past international smash events, a crew battle was held pitting some of the best players from the United States those eight from abroad. There were originally supposed to be eight players for each crew, but this was modified after Mew2King defeated Leffen with 3 stocks remaining, giving USA an 11-4 stock advantage. The USA crew allowed Captain Jack to join the World crew in addition to Amsah, who otherwise would have been the last member of the World crew.

USA Player Character Stocks Taken World Player Character Stocks Taken
Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png 5 Mexico Javi FoxHeadSSBM.png 3
Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png 6 Canada Unknown522 FoxHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.png 3
Zhu FalcoHeadSSBM.png 4 Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.png 3
Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3 Germany Ice MarthHeadSSBM.png 4
Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 7 Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png 4
Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png 6 Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png 2
Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 2 Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png 2
Dr. Peepee FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3 Netherlands Amsah SheikHeadSSBM.png 4
- - - Japan Captain Jack SheikHeadSSBM.png 3

Players are shown in the order that they played from top to bottom, characters played are shown in chronological order from left to right.

Brawl USA vs. the World Crew Battle[edit]

This crew battle was canceled due to lack of time, however, had it occurred, it would have matched eight of the best American players against eight of the best international players. Havok was the captain of the USA crew, and Ally was the captain of the World crew. Below is the roster for the World crew; the USA crew did not decide on their roster before the tournament.

  1. Brood
  2. Nietono
  3. Ally
  4. Kakera
  5. ZeRo
  6. Mr. R
  7. Leon/Otori
  8. RAIN

Alternates: Orion, Leon/Otori
Leon and Otori were supposed to play each other, with the winner earning the spot on the roster and the loser becoming an alternate along with Orion.

Ganon Gauntlet[edit]

Ganondorf main DLA held an event which pitted the challenger against seven Ganondorf players in seven consecutive one-stock, 3 minute matches.[1] Winning the gauntlet required the player to defeat all seven Ganondorfs. Timeouts and Ganoncides count as a win for the Ganondorf. The challenger may choose any character for any match. Challengers are restricted to 10 ledge grabs; Ganondorfs have no ledge grab limit. Stages are chosen by each Ganondorf player from the tournament stagelist.

Players may bet $5, $10, or $20, for payouts of $10, $25, and $50, respectively.

Ganondorf roster:

  • Vermanubis (Verm)
  • Gunblade (GNBLD)
  • Bloodynite (Blood)
  • DLA (D L A)
  • Inui (KAI)
  • Tearbear (TUPAY)
  • Vex Kasrani (COMBO)
  • Substitute: Izumi (Izumi)

Of the 21 players who entered, only Seibrik, who played as King Dedede, survived.


Apex 2012 has garnered criticism for various issues related to how the event was managed. A lack of setups caused Brawl to run over schedule, delaying pools matches and necessitating the cancellation of the USA vs. the World crew battle. Though the quality was excellent, many viewers were irked by the presence of non-Smash Bros. games on the livestream, as well as the lack of moderators in livestream chat where viewers criticized Smash Bros. as not a real fighting game in comparison to traditional fighters, such as Marvel vs. Capcom. The performance of a specific Brawl commentator, Pierce7d, drew fire for being overly disrespectful of the players. Another issue was the fact that the Japanese players had to travel to and from the tournament in a U-Haul truck, along with their luggage.


  • Apex 2012 was the second Apex tournament to have a Japanese Olimar player finish 2nd.


A full set of photos from the weekend can be viewed here.

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