Season 9 Tournament

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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

Tournament Format

  • 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:
  1. Overall wins in all matches
  2. Overall draws in all matches
  3. Wins vs tied opponent
  4. 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.

Prize Pool

  • 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

Chosen Groups

Group A

  1. MicroMachine
  2. SharpenedEdge
  3. ThreeWayLover
  4. OctopusV2
  5. MadAI
  6. PerfectSplit

Group B

  1. JensiiBot
  2. Tyr
  3. Kagamine
  4. Spinny
  5. AdditionalPylons
  6. Strelok


Week 1 replays Week 2 replays Final

MicroMachine 3-0 Tyr

Third Place

Tyr 3-0 AdditionalPylons


MicroMachine 3-0 AdditionalPylons
Tyr 3-0 SharpenedEdge

Group A

Bot Wins Losses
MicroMachine 9 1
SharpenedEdge 7 3
OctopusV2 6 4
ThreeWayLover 4 6
MadAI 2 8
PerfectSplit 2 8

Group B

Bot Wins Losses
Tyr 10 0
AdditionalPylons 6 4
JensiiBot 6 4
Spinny 5 5
Strelok 2 8
Kagamine 1 9