Apex 2014: Melee

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[e][h]Apex 2014
Tournament Information
Series:
Organizer:
Team Apex
Sponsor:
SmashBoards
twitch.tv
PlayAsia.com
plantronics gaming
ScrewAttack
Skullcandy Gaming
megabus.com
Overclocked Remix
CEO Gaming.org
Location:
United States Somerset
Format:
Pools
Double Elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$10,480 USD
Doubles prize pool:
$3,200 USD
Start Date:
January 17, 2014
End Date:
January 19, 2014
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
629
Doubles Players:
320
Singles Stages
Battlefield • Yoshi's Story • Final Destination • Dream Land • Fountain of Dreams • Pokémon Stadium (CP)
Chronology

Apex 2014 was the fifth installment in the Apex series hosted by Alex Strife. It was held from January 17–19, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. Sponsors included Twitch.tv, which helped with financing the travel accommodations for several high-level tournament entrants.[1] Live streaming for the event was provided by Team Sp00ky, Clash Tournaments, 8Wayrun, and Bifuteki. Another notable feature of this tournament was the Salty Suite, which was run by VGBootCamp and featured exhibition matches between high level players. In addition to a singles tournament for Super Smash Bros. Melee, there were ten other fighting game tournaments.[2]

The Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles tournament was notable for extending Mew2King's streak of dominance in the teams format as he teamed with Hax to take first over Mango and Lucky. The Melee singles tournament, with 629 entrants, was at the time the second largest Melee tournament by number of entrants. Dr. PeePee claimed first place after defeating Mew2King in the grand finals. Other notable finishes are the Swedish Fox player Leffen's run to fourth place and the Japanese Yoshi player aMSa placing ninth with a character typically considered fairly weak.

Format[edit]

The tournament took place in 3 rounds: Round 1 Pools, Round 2 Pools, Finals Bracket. Both Round 1 and Round 2 were 16 player double elimination brackets. The Finals Bracket was a 4 player double elimination bracket, with 4 players seeded into the Loser's bracket.

Singles Prize Pool[edit]

$10,480 USD is divided among participants as follows:

Doubles Prize Pool[edit]

$3,200 USD is divided among participants as follows:

Final Singles Bracket[edit]

Note: The tournament bracket here is sourced from the VODs. The official bracket differs in Pools Round 3, with MacD incorrectly listed as knocking Fiction out.[3]

Semifinals (Bo5)
 USA Mew2King
3
January 14, 2014 EST
Yoshi's Story
Final Destination
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
 Sweden Leffen
1
 USA Dr. PeePee
3
January 14, 2014 EST
Battlefield
Dream Land
Dream Land
Final Destination
 USA Mango
1
Winner's Finals (Bo5)
 USA Mew2King
0
January 14, 2014 EST
Yoshi's Story
Final Destination
Final Destination
 USA Dr. PeePee
3
Loser's Round 1 (Bo3)
 USA Hungrybox
2
January 14, 2014 EST
Battlefield
Final Destination
 USA Fiction
0
 USA Colbol
2
 United States Colbol
 United States S0ft
January 14, 2014 EST
Battlefield
Final Destination
Dream Land
 USA S0ft
1
Loser's Round 2 (Bo3)
 USA Mango
2
January 14, 2014 EST
Yoshi's Story
Battlefield
 USA Hungrybox
0
 Sweden Leffen
2
 Sweden Leffen
 United States Colbol
January 14, 2014 EST
Battlefield
Final Destination
 USA Colbol
0
Loser's Round 3 (Bo5)
 USA Mango
3
 United States Mango
 Sweden Leffen
January 14, 2014 EST
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
Final Destination
Dream Land
Fountain of Dreams
 Sweden Leffen
2
Loser's Finals (Bo5)
 USA Mew2King
3
January 14, 2014 EST
Dream Land
Yoshi's Story
Final Destination
Pokémon Stadium
 USA Mango
1
Grand Finals (Bo5)
 USA Dr. PeePee
3
January 14, 2014 EST
Yoshi's Story
Fountain of Dreams
Fountain of Dreams
Pokémon Stadium
 USA Mew2King
1

Final Doubles Bracket[edit]

From Winners
 USA Mango
 USA Lucky
3
Final Destination
Dream Land
Pokémon Stadium
Final Destination
 USA Hungrybox
 USA Plup
1
From Losers
 USA Mew2King
 USA Hax
3
Final Destination
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
Dream Land
Final Destination
 Sweden Armada
 Germany Ice
2
Losers Finals
 USA Hungrybox
 USA Plup
1
Final Destination
Yoshi's Story
Pokémon Stadium
Dream Land
 USA Mew2King
 USA Hax
3
Grand Finals
 USA Mango
 USA Lucky
2
1
Final Destination
Final Destination
Dream Land
Pokémon Stadium
Battlefield
Final Destination
Final Destination
Dream Land
Dream Land
 USA Mew2King
 USA Hax
3
3

Salty Suite[edit]

The Apex 2014 Salty Suite is an after-hours collection of money matches and exhibition sets, organized and streamed by VGBootCamp.

Matches[edit]

Kage vs MattDotZeb[edit]

 Canada Kage
3
January 17, 2014
Battlefield
Final Destination
Yoshi's Story
Pokémon Stadium
 USA MattDotZeb
1

Hungrybox vs Leffen[edit]

 USA Hungrybox
3
January 17, 2014
Battlefield
Dream Land
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
 Sweden Leffen
1

aMSa vs DJ Nintendo[edit]

 Japan aMSa
3
January 17, 2014
Battlefield
Dream Land
Battlefield
 USA DJ Nintendo
0

Plup vs HugS[edit]

 USA Plup
3
 United States Plup
 United States HugS
January 17, 2014
Fountain of Dreams
Battlefield
Yoshi's Story
 USA HugS
0

Tafokints vs Tian[edit]

 USA Tafokints
5
January 17, 2014
Battlefield
Battlefield
Yoshi's Story
Final Destination
Battlefield
Dream Land
 USA Tian
1

The Moon vs Lucky[edit]

 USA The Moon
3
January 18, 2014
Yoshi's Story
Battlefield
Dream Land
Final Destination
Pokémon Stadium
 USA Lucky
2

PewPewU + SFAT vs The Moon + DJ Nintendo[edit]

 USA PewPewU
 USA SFAT
3
January 18, 2014
Pokémon Stadium
Battlefield
Battlefield
 USA The Moon
 USA DJ Nintendo
0

aMSa's Gauntlet[edit]

aMSa vs MattDotZeb[edit]

 Japan aMSa
2
Battlefield
Final Destination
 USA MattDotZeb
0

aMSa vs Nintendude[edit]

 USA Nintendude
1
Yoshi's Story
Final Destination
Final Destination
Battlefield
 Japan aMSa
3

aMSa vs Westballz[edit]

 Japan aMSa
3
Battlefield
Yoshi's Story
Yoshi's Story
Fountain of Dreams
Battlefield
 USA Westballz
2

aMSa vs SFAT[edit]

 USA SFAT
2
 United States SFAT
 Japan aMSa
Battlefield
Dream Land
Fountain of Dreams
Pokémon Stadium
Yoshi's Story
 Japan aMSa
3

aMSa vs Vish[edit]

 USA Vish
1
 United States Vish
 Japan aMSa
Dream Land
Fountain of Dreams
Pokémon Stadium
 Japan aMSa
2

aMSa vs Irregular Jinny[edit]

 Sweden Irregular Jinny
0
Battlefield
Yoshi's Story
 Japan aMSa
2

aMSa vs Mew2King[edit]

 USA Mew2King
0
 Japan aMSa
Final Destination
Final Destination
Final Destination
Final Destination
 Japan aMSa
4

aMSa vs Lucky[edit]

 USA Lucky
3
 United States Lucky
 Japan aMSa
Final Destination
Battlefield
Fountain of Dreams
 Japan aMSa
0

Apex 2014 Qualifiers[edit]

Notable Entrants[edit]

Notable Entrants
United States Fox Falco Mango
United States Falco Dr. Peepee
United States Sheik Marth Mew2King
United States Jigglypuff Hungrybox
Sweden Fox Leffen
United States Falco Westballz
United States Pikachu Axe
United States Fox Hax
United States Sheik Ice
United States Fox SFAT
United States Fox Silent Wolf
United States Dr. Mario Shroomed
United States Marth PewPewU
United States Fox Fiction
United States Peach MacD
United States Fox Colbol
United States Marth The Moon
United States Fox DJ Nintendo
United States Falco Zhu
United States Fox Lucky
United States Samus HugS
United States Captain Falcon Wizzrobe
Japan Yoshi aMSa
Canada Ganondorf Kage
United States Ice Climbers Nintendude
United States Ice Climbers Fly Amanita
United States Marth Fox KoreanDJ
United States Fox Falco HomeMadeWaffles
United States Fox Chillindude
United States Ice Climbers ChuDat

References[edit]

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