This post details the event, final competition, and prize structure of the terminal live events taking place in Fall 2020. First, a general overview with the most relevant information is provided. Then, more nuanced details are listed below.
Competition Structure - Overview
- During the week of the event, all teams will iterate on algorithms that will play the game automatically. Prior to the end of the event, all teams will submit one algorithm
- After all algos are submitted, they will compete in a Round-Robin-Group competition
- In each round of the competition, algorithms will be broken off into groups of 6
- All algos will play a match against every other algo in their group
- The two algos with the most wins will move up to the next round
- This process repeats until 4 algos remain
- These final 4 algos each play a match against one another. These 6 matches will be broadcast during the finale stream. The algo with the most wins is the competition champion
Prize Structure Overview
- $1,000 will be distributed via raffle, which every team can earn more entries into throughout the week.
- The top 12 teams will receive $1000
- The top 4 teams will receive an additional $1000
- Every win in the final round will earn the winning team an additional $1000
- The competition champion will win an additional $2000
- All prizes will be distributed via paypal, 8-12 weeks after the competition ends.
Information below this point handles edge cases and nuanced information that is unlikely to be relevant to a majority of participants. Feel free to ask for further clarifications in this thread.
- There will be a number of special bossess available to face off against during the competition
- Your team will earn raffle entries equal to the highest number of bosses you have defeated using a single algo
Seeding initial groups
- Throughout the competition week, algos will automatically compete against other players algos.
- Based on their performance in these random matches, they will earn a rating.
- Algos will gain a ‘seed’ based on their rating
- Round 1 will usually have 6 groups if there are fewer than 36 teams
- Group 1 will have algos with seeds 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31.
- Group 2 will have algos with seeds 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32.
- This pattern continues for all additional groups. In later rounds with fewer groups, the distance between each selected seed is equal to the number of different groups in the round.
- The two winners in a group will ‘take’ the top two seeds from their group. This is used for seeding subsequent rounds the same way, as well as for tiebreakers described below.
Tiebreaking the top 2 algos in a group
- The two algos with the most wins are the top 2
- If multiple algos have the same number of wins within their group, the ‘better’ algo is the algo with the most wins among the tied algos.
- In the rare case that victory is circular among tied algos and the above tiebreaker does not resolve the tie, the algo with the higher seed is promoted to the next round
Disclaimer: All information is subject to change, all issues are resolved at Correlation One’s discretion.