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Tournament:Apex 2012

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Apex 2012
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Dates January 6th-8th, 2012
Venue Rutgers University Student Center
Address/City 126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey USA
Attendance 1,000+
Entry fees SSB64 Singles: $5
SSB64 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) SSB64 Singles: $320
SSB64 Doubles: $80
Melee Singles: $6,756
Melee Doubles: $1,960
Brawl Singles: $8,000
Brawl Doubles: $1,216
Super Smash Bros. winners Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn 1v1
USA Isai & USA Nintendude 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners Sweden Armada 1v1
Sweden Armada & USA Mew2King 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl winners Japan Otori 1v1
Japan Otori & Japan Kakera 2v2
Director(s) Alex Strife, Crismas, DMBrandon, Doom, and Chibo
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 one of the largest Melee tournaments of all time, being the second-largest Melee tournament at the time, with 318 entrants. Like many other Apex tournaments throughout the series, Apex 2012 drew its share of international competition. Of the over 1,000 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 be 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 Kongo Jungle (N64)
Pokémon Stadium
Final Destination
Dream Land
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: a player or team may not counterpick to the stage they last won on
    • This is not the proper definition of Dave's Stupid Rule.The definition given describes Dave's Modified Stupid Rule(commonly referred to as Mew2king's Stupid Rule) and further clarification is required as to which rule was used during the event.
  • 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 participants 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
  • Both 5th place finishers – 4pts each
  • Both 7th place finishers – 2pts each

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]

(400 entrants)

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.

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 Joe WolfHeadSSBB.png

Brawl doubles[edit]

(128 teams)

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

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan Kakera MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Japan Otori MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $576 ($288 each)
2nd USA Anti MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Mew2King MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $281.60 ($140.80 each)
3rd USA Gnes DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png USA UltimateRazer SnakeHeadSSBB.png $153.60 ($76.80 each)
4th USA ADHD DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png USA Nairo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $102.40 ($51.20 each)
5th USA ChuDat KirbyHeadSSBB.png USA Fatal SnakeHeadSSBB.png $51.20 ($25.60 each)
5th Canada Ally MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngSnakeHeadSSBB.png USA Dojo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $51.20 ($25.60 each)
7th USA Sky WarioHeadSSBB.png USA Zex MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png
7th USA Havok MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Tearbear MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9th USA mikeHAZE MarthHeadSSBB.png USA Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Blackanese MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png USA TeeVee MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngROBHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Kadaj MarthHeadSSBB.png Chile ZeRo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Vinnie MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png USA Snakeee ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
13th Japan Nietono OlimarHeadSSBB.png Japan RAIN MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
13th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSBB.png USA MVD SnakeHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Coney KingDededeHeadSSBB.png USA Logic OlimarHeadSSBB.png
13th USA RedHalberd MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Rich Brown OlimarHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Domo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA MJG ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Fino OlimarHeadSSBB.png USA YoshQ LuigiHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Jbandrew MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Nakat MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th Japan Brood OlimarHeadSSBB.png Japan Yukhoe WarioHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Espy SonicHeadSSBB.png USA K Prime PikachuHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Chibo ROBHeadSSBB.png France Leon MarthHeadSSBB.png
17th USA FOW NessHeadSSBB.png USA Mekos LucasHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Atomsk MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Dabuz OlimarHeadSSBB.png
25th Netherlands Mr. R SnakeHeadSSBB.png Netherlands Orion MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
25th USA X SonicHeadSSBB.png USA Lada Kevin Aguilar ROBHeadSSBB.png
25th Canada Viviff MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Canada Swordgard SnakeHeadSSBB.png
25th USA False SnakeHeadSSBB.png USA Keitaro FalcoHeadSSBB.png
25th Japan OCEAN ROBHeadSSBB.png Japan Karamity FoxHeadSSBB.png
25th USA TheReflexWonder PokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png USA Bill SnakeHeadSSBB.pngZeldaSheikHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Riot ZeldaHeadSSBB.png USA Mikeray SnakeHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Cable DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png USA Shadow MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png

Melee singles[edit]

(318 entrants)

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
4th Mexico JAVI FoxHeadSSBM.png $536
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.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.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.png
17th USA Darc JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA S2J 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 I.B MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Westballz FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Tang FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada Kage 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 ChuDat 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 Stab 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)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $882 ($441 each)
2nd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png $431.20 ($215.60 each)
3rd USA Dr. PeePee FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA LoZR FoxHeadSSBM.png $235.20 ($117.60 each)
4th USA G$ FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png $156.80 ($78.40 each)
5th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png $78.40 ($39.20 each)
5th USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png $78.40 ($39.20 each)
7th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Linguini GanondorfHeadSSBM.png $49 ($24.50 each)
7th USA Alukard MarthHeadSSBM.png USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png $49 ($24.50 each)
9th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png USA Teczero SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA OTG DrMarioHeadSSBM.png USA PC Chris FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Lovage FoxHeadSSBM.png USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th Netherlands Amsah SheikHeadSSBM.png Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png USA V3ctorman YoshiHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Alan PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Shroomed DrMarioHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Azen FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png USA Tope SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Vish CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png USA DoH PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA HyugaRicdeau JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Toph FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Eggm FoxHeadSSBM.png USA DaShizWiz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Cyrain FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA StriCNYN3 FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Eggz FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA HBK MarthHeadSSBM.png USA Nando CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Darrell SamusHeadSSBM.png USA Tang FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA C!Z MarthHeadSSBM.png USA Tyga FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.png USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA BEN! MarthHeadSSBM.png USA PB&J FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png Sweden Zoler FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada I.B MarthHeadSSBM.png Canada Unknown522 FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Darc JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA KevinM FoxHeadSSBM.png USA ZoSo SheikHeadSSBM.png

Smash 64 singles[edit]

(64 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn C. Falcon's head icon from SSB.Fox's head icon from SSB. $160
2nd USA Isai Link's head icon from SSB. $80
3rd Mexico JaimeHR Fox's head icon from SSB.C. Falcon's head icon from SSB.Samus's head icon from SSB. $32
4th USA Kefit Pikachu's head icon from SSB. $22.40
5th USA Nintendude Pikachu's head icon from SSB.Mario's head icon from SSB. $12.80
5th USA Sensei Pikachu's head icon from SSB.Fox's head icon from SSB. $12.80
7th USA Megavolt C. Falcon's head icon from SSB.
7th Denmark King Funk C. Falcon's head icon from SSB.

Smash 64 doubles[edit]

(8 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Isai Luigi's head icon from SSB. USA Nintendude Mario's head icon from SSB. $48 ($24 each)
2nd Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn Pikachu's head icon from SSB.Luigi's head icon from SSB. Mexico JaimeHR Kirby's head icon from SSB.Samus's head icon from SSB. $24 ($12 each)
3rd USA Sensei Pikachu's head icon from SSB. Denmark King Funk Pikachu's head icon from SSB.C. Falcon's head icon from SSB. $8 ($4 each)
4th USA Firo Ness's head icon from SSB. USA Ownasaurus Pikachu's head icon from SSB.

All Brawl[edit]

(64 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Deltacod RandomHeadSSBB.png
2nd Canada Ally RandomHeadSSBB.png
3rd USA Tearbear RandomHeadSSBB.png
4th USA ESAM RandomHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Dapuffster RandomHeadSSBB.png
5th USA NAKAT RandomHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Kiwi RandomHeadSSBB.png
5th Netherlands Mr. R RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th USA John12346 RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Pwii RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Xaltis RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Jtails RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Nairo RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th USA KoRoBeNiKi RandomHeadSSBB.png
9th Chile ZeRo RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA DMBrandon RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th Netherlands Orion RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA 2Link RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA Riot RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA Jbandrew RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA Mink RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA Xzax RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA TheReflexWonder RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th Canada pidgezero_one RandomHeadSSBB.png
16th USA Tac RandomHeadSSBB.png

Exhibition matches/other[edit]

Melee exhibition matches[edit]

Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score
Japan Captain Jack SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Isai CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 1-0
USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.png Mexico JAVI FoxHeadSSBM.png 2-0

Brawl exhibition matches[edit]

Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score
USA Mike Haze MarthHeadSSBB.png USA Vinnie MarthHeadSSBB.png 3-0
USA Mike Haze MarthHeadSSBB.png France Leon MarthHeadSSBB.png 3-1
USA Mike Haze MarthHeadSSBB.png Netherlands Mr. R MarthHeadSSBB.png 3-1
Canada Ally SnakeHeadSSBB.png Chile ZeRo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png 4-0

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
USA Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png 5 Mexico JAVI FoxHeadSSBM.png 3
USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png 6 Canada Unknown522 FoxHeadSSBM.pngDrMarioHeadSSBM.png 3
USA Zhu FalcoHeadSSBM.png 4 Canada KirbyKaze SheikHeadSSBM.png 3
USA Mango FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3 Germany Ice MarthHeadSSBM.png 4
USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 7 Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png 4
USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png 6 Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png 2
USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 2 Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png 2
USA Dr. PeePee FalcoHeadSSBM.png 3 Netherlands Amsah SheikHeadSSBM.png 4
Japan Captain Jack SheikHeadSSBM.png 3
Total 36 Total 28

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 the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying many CRT TVs 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.

External links[edit]