I personally was never participating for the money but rather for the fun and the challenges and this is still possible without the bigger official challenges.
So I’m writing this post to figure out if people are still interested in improving algos and having fun in competitions.
I have some ideas of possible competitions that we as a community could do without there being an official competition. Things like going for long streaks on the top of the leader board or having an algo that wins the first 100 or 200 matches. I imagine goals like this having fewer problems with copying algos and the other benefit would be that the competition is spread over a longer time span. (In previous seasons the last week was often the only week with real competition)
If @C1Ryan agreed, we could also give away some special forum badges for the winner of such a community competition.
I’m interested to know who is interested in such competitions and maybe other ideas of competitions.