After a delayed start, Apex 2015 finally commenced over the weekend with a series of fan-favorite fighting games. With more than 1,500 game enthusiasts in attendance, the first Smash-focused tournament was set to begin on Jan. 30 but after safety codes were violated at the Empire Clarion Hotel, the venue where the event was to be held, the players were forced to relocate. Within three hours, the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ had been booked and the tournament was rescheduled.
The weekend games included Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee as well as a few other classics such as Ultra Street Fighter IV and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. This was the sixth running of the event, which began in 2009.
Although it’s a bit too soon to be crowning overall victors for the latest Super Smash Bros. which was released for the Wii U last November, the first official contestant has been awarded the first place prize as the best player at Apex. Streaming live on Twitch, Gonzalo Barrios, better known as ZeRo, defeated PL|Dabuz in a one-on-one singles competition during the grand finals, going 3-0 in a match between Diddy Kong and Olimar.
The video of their full matchup can be viewed below, along with the event’s full results.
Super Smash Bros. Melee results:
1. EG|PPMD 2. Alliance|Armada 3. Leffen 4. C9|Mango 5. Liquid|Hungrybox 5. VGBC|aMSa 7. EMG|KirbyKaze 7. Shroomed
Super Smash Bros.
Wii U results:
1. ZeRo 2. PL|Dabuz 3. LLL|Mr. R 4. 6WX 5. DtN|Nietono 5. MVG|Mew2King 7. CT|MVD 7. Abadango
Super Smash Bros. 64 results:
1. TEG|SuPeRbOoMfAn 2. tacos 3. COG|Wizzrobe 4. Mariguas 5. TR3G|Fox 5. KeroKeroppi 7. SmashFactor|Dext3r 7. Fireblaster
Super Smash Bros. Brawl results:
1. Ally 2. Nairo 3. MVD 4. Salem 5. V115 5. Vinnie 7. Shimitake 7. Cyve
Ultra Street Fighter IV results:
1. Liquid|NuckleDu 2. Snake Eyez 3. PIE|Smug 4. BIFU|SpabRog 5. MOR|Rico Suave 5. AG|LuckyD 7. TA|Moons 7. SteamCo|IFC Yipes
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 results:
1. CTRL|RayRay 2. SteamCo|IFC Yipes 3. KPB|Randomfiend 4. CTRL|Flux 5. EG|K-Brad 5. CTRL|Unknown 7. BT|MarlinPie 7. UVG|Noel Brown
Guilty Gear Xrd Sign results:
1. FF|Elven Shadow 2. Zidane 3. Mynus 4. Mahouko 5. TA|Marvisto 5. Zinac 7. RPD|Alex Smith 7. Daiandoh
Killer Instinct results:
1. SteamCo|CD Jr. 2. Paul B 3. MOR|Rico Suave 4. BassNS 5. EMPR|TSwagg 5. FancyCandyPants 7. CEO|Jebailey 7. ScrewAttack|Nick
Super Smash Bros.
Wii U Doubles results:
1. MVG|Mew2King & ZeRo 2. MJG & FOW 3. LLL|Mr. R & E2C|Cyve 4. DtN|Nietono & Choco 5. LoF|Nakat & LoF|False 5. Boreal|Ally & WS|Boss 7. PL|Dabuz & TLOC|Denti 7. UGC|Tyrant & Nairo
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles results:
1. MVG|Mew2King & Liquid|Hungrybox 2. Alliance|Armada & Android 3. Leffen & Ice 4. Liquid|Chillin & MOR|ChuDat 5. MIOM|PewPewU & MIOM|SFAT 5. C9|Mango & Lucky 7. MacD & Fiction 7. Alan & HomeMadeWaffles
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles results:
1. Nairo & Ally 2. Salem & MVG|Mew2King 3. Seibrik & MVD 4. MJG & FOW