I predict that, during the 2018 season:
G16 (The NULL TERRITORY is safe) will be the most commonly violated rule. ROBOTS obtaining CUBES from the POWER CUBE ZONE will make G22 a close second in the early weeks.
While stacked on a SCALE PLATE, some of the upper POWER CUBES in the stack will slide/fall off and land outside of the FIELD.
A tall ROBOT will tip over and land on a SCALE ARM, moving the PLATE with it, and possibly causing POWER CUBES to fall off of the opposite PLATE.
The Houston Einstein webcast will crash before the finals due to the large viewer spike.
The strategy of an ALLIANCE taking OWNERSHIP of the opposing SWITCH will be a surprisingly effective defense strategy, and will see use in high levels of play.
The Einstein matches, and possibly the division Playoffs, will be more of a SWITCH battle than a SCALE battle once the VAULTS are full, due to execution of the defensive strategy above.
At least one of the Championship winning ALLIANCES will have only 2 climbing ROBOTS or one that climbs and lifts another; LEVITATE will be used for the third climb, allowing a switch/vault bot to play some last-minute defense.
A last-second OWNERSHIP point will change the outcome of an Einstein MATCH.
At least one POWER CUBE will end up on top of the center of the SCALE, blocking one or both RUNG(S).
It will not be uncommon for Playoffs ALLIANCES to have one climbing ROBOT that lifts two, and two switchbots or one switchbot and one scalebot.
A ROBOT will somehow manage to get stuck on top of a POWER CUBE.
FIELD reset will be easy, leading to fast turnaround times unless something needs to be repaired.
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