Apex 2015: Melee

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Tournament Information
Series:
Location:
USA Somerset
Format:
Round 1 and 2: 16-man DE Pools
Final Bracket: 48-man DE incl. pre-qualified players
Prize pool:
$18,070
Doubles prize pool:
$2,640
Start Date:
January 31, 2015
End Date:
February 1, 2015
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
1,037
Doubles Players:
528
Chronology

Apex 2015 was the 6th installment in the Apex series and was originally scheduled to take place in Secaucus, New Jersey from January 30 to February 1, 2015. Due to venue issues, the event was moved to the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, New Jersey in the morning of the first day. It was the largest Melee tournament ever by number of players, with 1037 registered entrants, as well as the first Melee tournament with over 1,000 entrants. Apex 2015 featured the largest prize pool recorded in Melee Singles, exceeding $18,000[1], surpassing the previous record holder, 2006 MLG Las Vegas.

PPMD, in his first tournament since EVO 2014, took first place, defeating Armada and his new main Fox 5-3. Other notable placings included the Japanese Yoshi main aMSa at 5th in his best-ever performance in the US, and Mew2King placing outside the top 8 at 9th after losing to Leffen and Shroomed. Leffen also became the first-ever player to defeat all of the Five Gods in tournament with his victory over Mew2King, proving that he could stand among the Gods as one of the best players in the world.

Prize Pool[edit]

Singles[edit]

Mango vs. Leffen Winners Ro4 Money Match[edit]

After Leffen defeated Chillindude at the Salty Suite, Mango challenged him to a $1,000 money match if they met in bracket.

Place USD ID Team
1st $1,000 Sweden Fox Leffen
2nd -$1,000 USA Falco Mango Cloud9

Doubles[edit]

Final Singles Bracket[edit]

From Winners
 Sweden Leffen
2
Sweden Leffen
USA PPMD
February 2, 2015
Battlefield
Dream Land
Final Destination
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
 USA PPMD
3
From Losers
 USA Mango
0
USA Mango
Sweden Armada
February 2, 2015
Fountain of Dreams
Yoshi's Story
Yoshi's Story
 Sweden Armada
3
Losers Finals
 Sweden Leffen
1
Sweden Leffen
Sweden Armada
February 2, 2015
Battlefield
Dream Land
Pokémon Stadium
Battlefield
 Sweden Armada
3
Grand Finals
 USA PPMD
 
2
3
USA PPMD
Sweden Armada
February 2, 2015
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
Yoshi's Story
Dream Land
Battlefield
Dream Land
Dream Land
 Sweden Armada
 
3
0

Final Doubles Bracket[edit]

From Winners
 USA Mew2King
 USA Hungrybox
3
USA Mew2King
USA Hungrybox
Sweden Armada
Sweden Android
February 1, 2015
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
Dream Land
Dream Land
 Sweden Armada
 Sweden Android
2
From Losers
 Germany Ice
 Sweden Leffen
3
Germany Ice
Sweden Leffen
USA Chillindude
USA ChuDat
February 1, 2015
Pokémon Stadium
Final Destination
Battlefield
Dream Land
 USA Chillindude
 USA ChuDat
1
Losers Finals
 Sweden Armada
 Sweden Android
3
Sweden Armada
Sweden Android
Germany Ice
Sweden Leffen
February 1, 2015
Final Destination
Pokémon Stadium
Dream Land
Final Destination
 Germany Ice
 Sweden Leffen
1
Grand Finals
 USA Mew2King
 USA Hungrybox
2
3
USA Mew2King
USA Hungrybox
Sweden Armada
Sweden Android
February 1, 2015
Battlefield
Dream Land
Pokémon Stadium
Final Destination
Yoshi's Story
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
Dream Land
Dream Land
Yoshi's Story
 Sweden Armada
 Sweden Android
3
2

Apex World Circuit[edit]

The 2014-2015 Apex World Circuit was a series of fourteen qualifying tournaments for Apex 2015. Each qualifier offered a $1,000 prize bonus and Twitch provided the winner flight and hotel accommodations for Apex 2015. In addition, top players at these events were awarded points according to their placement and the top 16 point earners automatically advanced to the Apex 2015 main bracket.

For a list of all qualified players and points received by players, see Apex 2015 Points.

Notable Entrants[edit]

Notable Entrants
USA Fox Mango
Sweden Peach Armada
USA Falco Marth PPMD
USA Sheik Marth Fox Mew2King
USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox
Sweden Fox Leffen
USA Pikachu Axe
USA Fox Hax
USA Falco Westballz
USA Fox Colbol
USA Ice Climbers Wobbles
Germany Sheik Fox Ice
USA Fox Lucky
Canada Sheik KirbyKaze
USA Samus HugS
USA Fox DJ Nintendo
USA Fox SFAT
USA Fox Silent Wolf
USA Samus Duck
Japan Peach Shippu
Japan Yoshi aMSa
USA Samus Plup
USA Captain Falcon Wizzrobe
USA Sheik Shroomed
USA Falco Zhu
USA Sheik Marth Fox KoreanDJ
USA Marth Ken
USA Fox PC Chris
USA Marth PewPewU
USA Ice Climbers Fly Amanita
USA Fox Chillindude
Mexico Luigi Eddy Mexico
USA Captain Falcon S2J
USA Peach MacD
USA Jigglypuff Soft

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