Alright, so I was lookiNG around the gen forums today, and I noticed threads for best scores, ramps, and hybrids, but no love for those who have played the best defense in the regionals.
again no glorifying your own bots.
I would like to start off by mentioning one of my personal favorites from the NJ regional, team 637. They were essentially a ramp bot that could push just about anybody they wanted across the field like they were on ice.
In Pittsburgh, the two that stood out to me were 247 (Da Bears) and 48 (Delphi Elite), both were ramp 'bots that could shove everyone else at will. We were with 48 in the finals against 247’s alliance, it was neat watching them shove each other around, at least up until we lost the third match due to Da Bears wreaking havoc on us… I will update after Buckeye, where we will have a much bigger field of teams!
1501 - Team THRUST - was a big, mobile wall. Their drive train (2 wheels and some sliders) was interesting - it gave them agility and quickness. Rather than defend with brute force, they just simply got in the way. They could block an entire half a field without problems in the elims, giving 45 free reign to score at will. They, along with 1555 (who were the eventual champs), were the best lifters at BMR.
when i think about it from UCF, the two that stood out were 86, they went 3 on one in the first match we played in and only allowed 4 points . they played great defense throughout the elimination rounds. another one that comes to mind is 744, the way they harassed pink throughout the qualifying rounds thanks to the “random” scheduling, is really what made 233 look like they were the worst bot there (not the last place finish and they wern’t the worst bot.)
Team 694 was a moving wall as well. I was honestly scared for the life of our drivers as they inadvertantly rammed into the alliance station wall. Though they got a bit aggressive later on, they were a force to be reckoned with at NYC, showing incredible teamwork with 375 and 56 all the way to the last match
(in they were defeated).