Season 6 Finale details

Updated 8/26 as described here

Hey everyone,

We have finalized the details for the Season 6 Global competition.
This post will discuss entry, tournament structure, eligibility, and rewards.
For anyone who was around for the previous Global competitions, this one is structured similarly.

On Sunday, August 30th at 11:59PM ET we will prevent further algos from entering or leaving the ‘Season Six’ matchmaking pool but will continue playing games, giving Rating time to stabilize on the leaderboard for last-minute submissions. Ratings and match history will be reset at the beginning of this transition period. You will still be able to see the leaderboard and your algo’s Rating and match history.
On Thursday, September 10th in the mid-afternoon we will lock in the leaderboard. The top ten players at this point will be entered into the global competition finals. Season 6 algos will permanently stop playing ranked games at this point, and you will be able to remove them to make room for new Season 7 Algos.

Prizes and Competition Structure.
The total prize pool for this competition will scale with the number of players who upload a season algo in the season.

<500 entrants == $500
500-750 == $750
750+ = $1,000

There are 2 ways to win.

  1. Round Robin Groups
    Players will be broken up into two groups:
    5 players with odd rankings and 5 players with even rankings.
    All players will play against all other players in their group.
    Each win awards $20/$30/$40 for a total of $400/$600/$800
  2. Grand finale
    The player with the most wins in their group moves to the grand finale.
    In the case of a tie, the player who won the most matches among the tied players moves on.
    In the rare case, this does not produce a single winner, the rating will be used as a tiebreaker.
    The grand finale winner will earn an additional $100/$150/$200

We will be streaming the games Friday, September 11th, at 6pm ET and run until around 8pm ET. As always, you can view the stream on our twitch channel .

Eligibility and Conflicts
Conflicts and issues will be resolved at C1’s discretion.

Season Seven
Season 7 will use a new config with new units and mechanics

As always, please ask any questions or raise any concerns below!

How many entrants have uploaded an algo so far this season?

If the leaderboard is accurate, only 89. :confused:

Currently exactly 100, some players have uploaded algos have removed all algos or are participating as a team and don’t appear on the leaderboard

All this is awesome… I have no complaints, happy to be a part and make it to a respectable position for a first timer… looking forward to seeing where everyone ends up…

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Still I think it would be more fun (and more profitable xD) if there were more players. Is there no way of maybe advertising terminal some more, maybe on reddit or something?

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We have run marketing campaigns like this in the past, and agree that we could bring in more players by doing so. However, there is an opportunity cost to doing this: C1 can only manage a handful of campaigns at once. Currently, these efforts are focused on our school-focused events, which have been extremely successful from a business perspective. This has had the side effect of diverting efforts in that direction.

We are having an upcoming competition season, so you can expect a small bump in active players in the fall. Organic word-of-mouth marketing is the best marketing, so feel free to invite your friends as well