TwitchTV, the world’s best video game broadcast network, has signed up to be the official streaming partner for Apex 2013. With the help of Clash Tournaments, Bifuteki, and 8WayRun, TwitchTV will allow fans across the globe to join in on the hype. We promised you that this year’s Apex would be the biggest one yet, and through our partnership with Twitch, you will have a front-row seat to all of the festivities we have in store. By promoting Apex on their front page and with our experienced streaming staff, top-level competition will be nothing more than a mouse click away. About TwitchTV TwitchTV is the world’s best video game broadcasting network. Every month, 16 million gamers gather to watch and interact with each other and with the games they love. TwitchTV’s proprietary video delivery platform and infrastructure form the backbone of a distribution network for video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. TwitchTV is leading a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive media experience. Learn more at http://www.twitch.tv.
Apex-Series.com is excited to announce that it has garnered support from Mad Catz. A worldwide leader in peripheral design, Mad Catz acts as one of the foremost names in quality arcade sticks, audio headsets and gaming lifestyle peripherals. By sponsoring Apex 2013, Mad Catz continues to lend its hand in bolstering the fighting game community with great prizes, including fight sticks and headsets. With the support of Mad Catz and other respected sponsors, Apex 2013 continues to grow as the world’s premier Smash event. The addition of Pokemon, as well as 2D and 3D fighters serves to widen Apex’s scope, setting the stage for numerous facets of video game competition. About Mad Catz Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industrya. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz, Saitek (simulation) and Tritton (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Mad Catz’ Official Site Mad Catz on Facebook Mad Catz on Twitter
Apex-Series.com is proud to announce that Performance Designed Products has offered prize support as an official Apex 2013 sponsor. Select contestants can look forward to bonuses such as official PDP PS3 controllers, Wiimotes, Nunchucks, and licensed Marvel® iPhone cases. With the help of our sponsors, Apex is dedicated to providing the ultimate tournament experience for the Smash and fighting game communities alike. Apex has many more announcements in store. Be sure to keep up the latest Apex news by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. About PDP Performance Designed Products LLC (“PDP”) is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing peripherals for all major video game platforms, including Sony PS3, PSP and Playstation Move, Nintendo Wii and DS, and Microsoft XBOX 360 and Kinect. PDP, a Patriarch Partners LLC portfolio company, has been supplying video game accessories to the U.S. market for over a decade. PDP manufactures and distributes products under a variety of brands including Nintendo, Xbox 360, Sony, Energizer, NERF, and Disney, as well as its own brand of Afterglow lighted controllers for PS3, XBOX 360 and Wii. PDP products can be found in almost every major retailer in the USA and Canada, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Gamestop/EB Games, Target, Costco, and Toys ‘R’ Us. PDP products are now widely available in European and United Kingdom retailers, including Game, Argos, and Gamestop. Official Website PDP on Twitter
The brainchild of Eric “Big E” Small, Big E Gaming plays host to some of the largest fighting game national tournaments. Starting off with the North East Championship, Small’s hometown of Philadelphia played host to the first of three annual events. Taking place takes place at the Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport Hotel, NEC is held on the first weekend of December. Since its inception, the Northeast Championship has grown to consist of more than seven hundred contestants, featuring high-caliber players from across the North American region, as well as Europe. With the addition of Winter Brawl and Summer Jam, Big E gaming stands as one of the biggest contributors to the FGC, and now, it’s bringing its expertise to APEX. Big E Gaming will be contributing video game hardware and monitors to APEX 2013 to give contestants a smoother experience over the entire weekend. With Big E gaming’s help, APEX stands to give the FGC the strongest APEX experience yet.
Project M is a community-made Brawl mod inspired by Super Smash Bros. Melee’s gameplay designed to add rich, technical gameplay to a balanced cast of characters while additionally enhancing the speed of play. Project M hopes to achieve a final product similar to Super Smash Bros. Melee in many respects. It does not, however, intend to be a 1:1 Melee clone. In short, Project M aims to capture the essence of what made Melee a truly great game while retaining its own personality. “This project is one of the most complete, polished and presentable ‘hacks’ we’ve seen, featuring fully designed menus and stages that look like they belong in a full retail release from Nintendo…. On the whole, the result is a game that is far more precise, balanced and detail-oriented…. Let’s just hope Nintendo is paying attention as well.” – Richard George, IGN ABOUT THE DEVELOPER Project M is developed by the Project M Back Room, a dedicated group of over 50 coders and playtesters from around the world, many of whom have been involved with the project for over 2 years. The PMBR is a diverse group of Smashers of ages 17 to nearly 30, with backgrounds in Engineering, Computer Science, Animation, Modeling, and more. With their efforts combined with experienced competitive playtesters, the best of the Brawl modification community find their home with Project M. The PMBR has worked hard to create a professional, balanced, and enjoyable Smash game despite the limited tools and resources available for