PLAYOFF FRAMEWORK AND SCHEDULE

30 Apr 2021- 28 May 2021

Installation period opens. Teams will have access to Get Repository and documentation to start loading the game on their computers. This is a setup and learn period.

28 May 2021- 14 Jun 2021

Teams build their autonomy agents and can upload agents for first contest.

Monday 14 Jun 2021, 7am EST – 1st friendly learning League pay

Teams that have submitted agents will be run against 3-5 other agents and provided a ‘Game Film’ of the team that they scored the worst against.

These will be used to populate a leader board viewable by all and show the W-L-T (5-0 team [all wins] ranks higher than a 4-0-1 team[4 wins and a tie]). Leaderboard will change every week. The Refs will post the leader boar d as soon as possible after the submission deadline (we assume this may be a little longer the first week but expected to be within 2 days).

Monday 21 Jun 2021, 7am EST – 2nd friendly learning League play

Teams will be run against 3-5 other agents and provided a ‘Game Film’ of the team that they scored the worst against. Depending on # of submissions the Refs may run more games. Leaderboard will be refreshed (that week’ s score).

Monday 28 Jun 2021, 7am EST – 3rd friendly learning League play

Teams will be run against 3-5 other agents and provided a ‘Game Film’ of the team that they scored the worst against. Depending on # of submissions the Refs may run more games. Leaderboard will be refreshed (that week’ s score).

Monday 5 Jul 2021, 7am EST – Crossover learning - Cross League play

Teams will be run against 3-5 other agents from the other league (US – UK Leagues) and provided a ‘Game Film’ of their worst game. Leaderboard will be refreshed (that week’ s score).

Monday 12 Jul 2021, 7am EST – 4th friendly learning League play

Teams will be run against 3-5 other agents and provided a ‘Game Film’ of the team that they scor ed the worst against. No one is eliminated this is still learning.

Monday 19 Jul 2021, 7am EST – 5th friendly learning League play

Teams will be run against 3-5 other agents and provided a ‘Game Film’ of the team that they scored the worst against. No one is eliminated this is still learning.

Monday 19 Jul 2021, 7am EST – final submission for seeding for the tournament showcase

Depending on number of submissions we will determine the rankings as follows:

20 or less teams:

Full round robin where all teams will play each other team to create the rankings. Top 8 rankings will be invited to the Showcase.

100 or less teams:

10 conferences will be held, and a full round robin will be completed in each conference. The conference winners will be then competed against the other conference winners in a full round robin to determine the final ranking. Top 8 rankings will be invited to the Showcase. Wild cards will be added to fill out the conference winners from the 2nd place winners in the conferences to make a full 10 conferences. (i.e. if we have 70 teams there will be 7 wild cards and the 2nd place teams are in).

1000 or less teams:

10 sub conferences will be held, and a full round robin will be completed in each sub conference. The subconference winners will be then competed against the other sub conference winners. Wild cards will be added to fill out the sub conference winners from the 2nd place winners to make a full 10 conferences. A full round robin will be completed in each of these 10 conferences. All the conference winners will be competed in a full round robin against each other to determine the final ranking. Top 8 rankings will be invited to the Showcase.

19 Aug 2021 Announcement of the showcase finalist and team rankings

20 Aug 2021 Showcase event

This will be a single elimination “tournament” with the top seeded teams from each league playing to advance in their bracket. These will be revealed to the audience in the four steps 8-4-2-1 in each league. During this time people can watch the plays in breakout rooms during talks during the day. The bracket will be shown to the main stage after each session. The final play will be the US winner vs. the UK winner.

We picked this single elimination only for the showcase to heighten the drama and due to the random placement of the buildings it is not guaranteed that the number 1 seed will win. However we will know the rankings, so this will make sure the best teams are playing each other.

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