With another 36 matches of the SR2021 Competition, team HRS3 from Hills Road Sixth Form College head up the league leaderboard, though a number of other teams are hot on their heels. This weekend’s matches saw great performances from our teams, including three new teams which hadn’t submitted a robot for the first league session.
Module Ⅱ provided a new challenge to the teams, both through opening up the arena half way through the match and by requiring that territories be linked back to a teams starting zone to be captured. The latter in particular created some tense moments during the matches, with robots able to dramatically affect each others’ scores by severing territory chains.
At the end of the league we announced to teams the details of our third game module. This changes the way that a robot’s score is calculated from being the largest extent of their territory during the match to being purely based on the territory they control at the end of the match. Additionally the territories will now become locked (and unclaimed) after they have been successfully claimed four times.
This module of the game requires that the teams robots further increase their awareness of their environment and how they react to it if they want to claim territories and also hold them for the duration of the match
We’re now at the half-way point in the league matches that will seed the eventual knockout stage, so teams still have everything to play for. The next league session will be in 6 weeks, on the 20th March.
If you would like to catch up on any of the matches so far, our livestreams are available on YouTube:
We look forward to seeing you over the coming months for the continuation of the SR2021 Competition.
|20th March 2021||League Session 3|
|24th April 2021||League Session 4|
|1st May 2021||Knockouts and Final|