Update: Apex 2015 switching venues, 'This event is still happening'

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 30, 2015 at 10:01 a.m. PST

Updated: D1, Apex's CMO, has announced on Twitter that the event will be moving to a different venue -- the Garden State Convention Center -- thanks to the efforts made by Twitch. Apex 2015 is set to continue on as planned.

Earlier: Apex 2015 -- the largest Super Smash Bros. tournament around -- kicked off this morning, but quickly ran into a number of issues.

After the fire alarm at the event was pulled, the fire marshal arrived and ordered an evacuation of everyone in attendance. It was then discovered that the venue's garage suffered structural damage (seen below) due to heavy storms in the area.

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Alex Jebailey, who is currently in attendance and posting updates on Twitter, reports that the Wii U / other fighting games room is shut down for the entire weekend because of faulty support. The Melee room at Apex is also closed down for the day, but after further inspection from the fire marshal could reopen tomorrow.
The Apex team is currently discussing whether or not to run tournament matches in hotel rooms until the safety situation is resolved, but we have not yet received confirmation as to whether or not this will occur.

Unfortunately, today's difficulties could also lead to the cancellation of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament and possibly the entire first day of the event.

The official Apex Twitter account has strongly stated that there are no tournament matches going on at this time. However, a PSA will be made later today over on VGBootCamp that will address the situation.

Official updates won't drop until today's live stream, and we here at EventHubs will keep you all posted as the story develops.

Source: Alex Jebailey, Daniel Seraphin. Photo source: Tai. Via SmashBoards. Sent in by The_Ghosty, Mezerian, and SirRetro08.
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