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(01-06-2012, 04:11 PM)
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STREAM

Streams provided by 8WayRun and bifuteki.

Stream 1: http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun - Super Smash Bros., All Finals
Stream 2: http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki - SSFIV AE, UMvC3, MK


INFO

Check here for the history of Apex.

Apex 2012 is the first tournament in the EVO 2012 Tournament Season. This is primarily a Super Smash Bros. tournament, so expect a heavy focus on that (hence why Stream is reserved for Smash).


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GAMES

Mortal Kombat
Pokemon Black/White
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee (Singles & doubles)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Singles & doubles)
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3


PLAYERS

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SCHEDULE

All times are EST (-5 GMT)

FRIDAY
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 Pokemon Black/White
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
8:00am-10:00am Check in
10:00am Super Smash Bros Brawl Doubles Bracket (until top 4)
10:00am Super Street Fighter 4 (until top 8)
10:00am Mortal Kombat 9
11:00am Smash 64 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
8:00am-12:00pm Check in & Casual Play
12:00pm Super Street Fighter 4 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
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USD
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(01-06-2012, 04:24 PM)
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Stream 1 is live, though things are still being set up:

http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun

Since today is all Smash (for the most part) presumably all the action will be on Stream 1.
sixteen-bit
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(01-06-2012, 04:27 PM)
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sumabura!


Any big names for AE2012?
Crocodile
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(01-06-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Oh shit, competitive Pokemon on stream? Is this a first? I really want to see this. Hopefully my computer doesn't crap out on me.
Master Milk
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(01-06-2012, 04:33 PM)
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Never watched a Smash tournament, let's go!
BY2K
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(01-06-2012, 04:34 PM)
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...

The Stream Monsters are gonna have a blast bitching on Smash Bros.

And is the Pokemon Stuff gonna be streamed, too?
USD
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(01-06-2012, 04:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

sumabura!


Any big names for AE2012?

The entry list for all the traditional fighting games was only 85 on the site, and the only names I saw were Hyo and MarlinPie, so didn't bother with a list. I doubt that list is complete though, I'm pretty sure that a decent bit of the NY and NJ crews will show up. I'm pretty sure Dieminion will be there at least.

Originally Posted by Crocodile

Oh shit, competitive Pokemon on stream? Is this a first? I really want to see this. Hopefully my computer doesn't crap out on me.

The above schedule is a general schedule and not necessarily a stream one, so Pokemon may or may not get stream time. I'm not even sure how you would go about doing so. And regardless, considering it's starting at the same time as the USA vs The World Melee 8v8 Exhibition, I highly doubt you'll actually see any Pokemon.
Last edited by USD; 01-06-2012 at 04:38 PM.
Duxxy3
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(01-06-2012, 04:35 PM)
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Competitive handheld pokemon... how does this even work??
enzo_gt
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(01-06-2012, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3

Competitive handheld pokemon... how does this even work??

How they stream it is going to be the interesting part if they choose to.
sixteen-bit
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(01-06-2012, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by enzo_gt

How they stream it is going to be the interesting part if they choose to.

DS dev kits do video out for recording footage I think.
Crocodile
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(01-06-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by USD

The above schedule is a general schedule and not necessarily a stream one, so Pokemon may or may not get stream time. I'm not even sure how you would go about doing so. And regardless, considering it's starting at the same time as the USA vs The World Melee 8v8 Exhibition, I highly doubt you'll actually see any Pokemon.

:(

Originally Posted by Duxxy3

Competitive handheld pokemon... how does this even work??

Not sure if serious........
I mean if you really care you can head over to sites like Smogon to learn up. It's a kids game but it has a serious and deep competitive element to it. A bit too time consuming for my tastes to really keep up but definitely something worthy of respect.
USD
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(01-06-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Heh, I never knew anyone in Japan played Smash competitively. Other than some random matches on YouTube and catching a few of Jaxel's Brawl streams, I haven't watched very much of competitive Smash, so this should be interesting.
Busaiku
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(01-06-2012, 05:02 PM)
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For more traditional games, Frost Faustings IV is also going on tomorrow.
http://www.twitch.tv/medina4life

Wolfkrone was there last year, dunno if he's gonna be there again.
Master Milk
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(01-06-2012, 05:32 PM)
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That Peach/DK team coming back to win was unexpected. I guess these are just casuals though?
Azure J
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(01-06-2012, 05:47 PM)
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11 years later and Melee still an awesome game to spectate. Awesome. :D
enzo_gt
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(01-06-2012, 06:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

DS dev kits do video out for recording footage I think.

Is that how video game websites record their video?
entrement
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(01-06-2012, 06:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3

Competitive handheld pokemon... how does this even work??

There's international tournaments. It's serious stuff.
sixteen-bit
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(01-06-2012, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by AzureJericho

11 years later and Melee still an awesome game to spectate. Awesome. :D

10 years and one month, but who's counting?
Azure J
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(01-06-2012, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

10 years and one month, but who's counting?

True true, I was just thinking about how long that was and had a "whoa" moment making that post.

Anyone who was interested in seeing how the game works from the Marvel thread should really check this out.
Octorockin'
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(01-06-2012, 06:12 PM)
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I love watching high-level Melee play. It's incredible how much staying power that game has.

Some good streams here to watch this weekend. : )
sixteen-bit
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(01-06-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by enzo_gt

Is that how video game websites record their video?

I believe so, yes.
Ferrio
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(01-06-2012, 06:28 PM)
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EST times? fuuuuuuuck. :|
USD
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(01-06-2012, 06:55 PM)
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Not really related, but it was shock to me when I found out that everyone played Stock in Smash. Growing up, my brothers and I always played Time, so it was a competition for the most kills.
Threi
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(01-06-2012, 07:24 PM)
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SSBM tourney?

Sure why not, its a better fighting game than MvC3 (tunes in)
Last edited by Threi; 01-06-2012 at 07:28 PM.
Lulubop
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(01-06-2012, 07:28 PM)
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Well Apex was only announced as an Evo tournament a few days ago, I imagine a lot of top players decided to attend after the announcement.

I've never watched a smash tourney, but I think I'll check out some. US vs the World sounds intriguing.
Justin Timberlake
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(01-06-2012, 07:29 PM)
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Blah, USD beat me to the punch.

Melee is FRIDAY and SUNDAY so be sure to tune in then ya'll :)
Azure J
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(01-06-2012, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by USD

Not really related, but it was shock to me when I found out that everyone played Stock in Smash. Growing up, my brothers and I always played Time, so it was a competition for the most kills.

Hah, now that you mention it, I realize I did the same thing playing with my siblings and didn't put much time into stock matches.
Master Milk
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(01-06-2012, 07:52 PM)
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Smash is so hype
syztem
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(01-06-2012, 08:00 PM)
mvc3 will actually be done and over at a half decent hour sunday evening, awesome.
Azure J
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(01-06-2012, 08:03 PM)
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I remember the days when I would tell people Peach was good and they'd laugh at me. Holy shit that match was craaaaazy. :lol
rexor0717
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(01-06-2012, 08:12 PM)
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Huh, melee. I guess I could watch this. Marvels my main even tho.
Snakeyes
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(01-06-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Those of you that don't know much about tournament Smash should watch this. It's a really awesome fighter once you get into it. You'll also see that the "Fox Only, Final Destination" bullshit is just that.
Frantic
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(01-06-2012, 08:17 PM)
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I have no idea what's going on in Smash, but it looks crazy as all hell. @_@
LakeEarth
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(01-06-2012, 08:18 PM)
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Whoo! The first big tournament in months where I didn't have to do something that weekend.
Azure J
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(01-06-2012, 08:18 PM)
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Yo, look at this guy's hands on stream. He's like using the Gamecube controller as a fight stick or something and his finger work is insane. O_o
rexor0717
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(01-06-2012, 08:26 PM)
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Is there button check in melee?
The Abominable Snowman
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(01-06-2012, 08:29 PM)
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This SSBM... WTF am I watching??? I never seen it played like this before.
Justin Timberlake
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(01-06-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by rexor0717

Is there button check in melee?

No. You just play lol.
Infinite Justice
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(01-06-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Melee Tourney? FUCK YEA!!!!!!
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MiniBossBattle
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(01-06-2012, 08:38 PM)
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I've never seen a Smash tournament. Looks crazy with the ring out/edge fighting stuff.
Infinite Justice
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(01-06-2012, 08:40 PM)
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it sounds like Spooky was gonna do this at first...interesting.
Snakeyes
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(01-06-2012, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Abominable Snowman

This SSBM... WTF am I watching??? I never seen it played like this before.

Beautiful ain't it? That's how most of us Smashers started out.
Snakeyes
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(01-06-2012, 08:44 PM)
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Nice combo ending with a knee there.
Infinite Justice
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(01-06-2012, 08:46 PM)
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Holy crap the memories are flowing back :O
Talwind
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(01-06-2012, 08:47 PM)
Captain Jack!? Holy shit, throwback.
The Abominable Snowman
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(01-06-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snakeyes

Beautiful ain't it? That's how most of us Smashers started out.

Well. It's interesting to say the least.

And not to start another "Nintendo for teh kiddies" derail but the players look young, and the stream chat is very... immature even for streamchat standards.
Judderman
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(01-06-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Damn, I was waiting for a Wombo Combo there.
Infinite Justice
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(01-06-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Ganon in the house
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(01-06-2012, 08:54 PM)
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I know a few people who went to this. I was thinking of going, but I just would have gone for Marvel. I did play Melee at one point, though I'd probably just play casual games.
Infinite Justice
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Fuck yo tier list :P

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