Season 9 Tournament
From Starcraft 2 AI
SC2AI Ladder Season 9 Tournament Will happen from From the 17th May up until the final on 31st May.
- All games will be played on patch 4.11.4
- Authors may submit updates and bug fixes up to 15th May at 11:59 UTC for the first round. This will be via a separate upload from the main ladder, details of which will be communicated to authors
- Bots may change strategy from that used on the ladder, but must maintain the same race.
- After the first round robin, each author will be given up until 23:59 UTC on 22nd May to resubmit their bot for the second round robin and final. After this, no more updates will be allowed
- Bots will be separated into 2 groups of 6. Groups will be decided by draft, which will take place on 3rd May at 20:00 UTC
- Draft will proceed by seeding top 2 bots from the ladder into the first seed position of each group
- Top seeded author will have first choice to put a bot in their opponents group. This will follow by the second seed choosing a bot for the opposite group
- The author of Each chosen bot will then select another bot to go in the opposite group, until all bots are seeded
- If an author is unavailable for the draft, he may submit possible picks in advance, or failing that, the next highest seeded bot will be selected.
- Each author will be able to veto one map from the pool of 7, and must play one game on each other map during the group phase
- Games will be played in a double round robin format and streamed over 2 weekends of 17th / 18th May and 23rd / 24th May. The final games will be streamed live on 31st May.
- Some games may not be streamed due to time availability, but all replays will be available immediately after the stream
- Rankings in the group will be decided by:
- Overall wins in all matches
- Overall draws in all matches
- Wins vs tied opponent
- Tie breaker between tied bots
- The top 2 bots from each group will play off in a best of 5 elimination bracket in the finals. Each Author may veto one map from the map pool, the veto can change from the group stage.
- 1st: $250
- 2nd: $150
- 3rd: $100
On top of this all bot authors will receive a prize pack with t-shirt. Special prizes will go to:
- Most innovative strategy - Decided by casters
- Best new bot (bot that hasn't competed in previous ladder seasons)
- Most violent bot (most enemy kills)
- Fastest winning bot
- Bot with fastest average frame time