2015! Let's do it big! With a 2001 GameCube game!
APEX 2015 Preview
APEX is the home of the Smash community. When all communications between the Smashers and EVO were at their all time low APEX kept the community together and are responsible for all the success that has followed in the past year. Now APEX has the full support of Nintendo of America (at the expense of Project M). APEX 2015 could set the event on the road to becoming as big as EVO and the Capcom Cup!
APEX 2015 has been confirmed as the largest Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament in history, surpassing EVO 2014's 970 entrants, here's the full list of games during the weekend:
Streams and schedule (All times in EST)
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Reptile is revealed in Mortal Kombat X!
Reptile has learnt how to speak! I always thought it was weird that he was mute in MK9.
PR Balrog retiring from competitive fighting games at the end of 2015
In what seems to be a move that many are confused about, Evil Geniuses own PR Balrog, the number 1 Balrog (Boxer) player in the world is leaving tournaments at the end of the year. With sponsorship from the biggest esports team to enter fighting games, the ever growing competitive scene and the large amounts of prize money its finally getting ($500,000 for the Capcom Cup/ Pro Tour events) now seems like the best time to be a part of the FGC.
Regardless, PR Balrog, real name Eduardo Pérez is apparently not having fun anymore and will depart at the end of 2015. Good luck to him in whatever he does next.
EVO 2015 line-up confirmed and Jamie Lee Curtis is going?
Over on Shoryuken, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar has discussed why the line-up is what is it, why games like Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Killer Instinct are in but BlazBlue and King of Fighters XIII are not.
No, it would not be in Evo if the game wasn’t updated with fresh content. Keeping players coming back for updates and new characters is what every game needs, and it definitely contributed to Killer Instinct coming back a second year.
Curleh Mustache East Coast 5 playlist!
Team Spooky have begun uploading matches from this weekend's 5th East Coast Curleh Mustache!
Canada Cup Master Series
The official Capcom Fighters YouTube channel has uploaded all the matches from the literal pay-per-view Capcom Cup Master Series event, some of the world's best competed in this tournament, give it a look!
Thanks for reading!
The road to EVO 2015 is upon us! I'm looking forward to seeing what Smash Wii U is like and what everyone's reaction is before July. See you for the next tournament!