FUN CRESCENDO Live Shows & Clips of the Week | Recent: Championship Clips

FUN will have two live shows this season both at 8:30pm eastern at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live (Note: YouTube this year, not Twitch). Shows will be ported over to https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow a bit after the live show concludes.

Monday: FRC Round Up is our CRESCENDO discussion show which will feature discussions on the strategy and meta of the game along with important current topics in the community and will feature a guest each week. For Week 1 on Monday we will have Kyle Hughes from HoF FRC 27 Team RUSH on. Topics to be released Monday.

Tuesday: FRC Top 25 is our Top 25 team countdown as voted on by the FRC community. We’ll dive a bit more into each team on the Top 25, display top 50 voting, each pick out a snub of the week and also air our Clips of the Week as submitted by the community to FUN’s Discord (you can submit clips by each Monday).

FRC Top 25 will be open (currently open) from 5pm eastern Sunday - 5pm eastern Monday (may open earlier on occasion). Vote from 10-25 of the teams you believe have earned a FRC Top 25 spot at https://firstupdatesnow.com/frctop25. Please only vote for teams who have competed in the current week (except for the final FRC Top 25). Events must conclude prior to the end of Sunday or are moved to the following week. In this case that would be ISR 3&4 and Smokey Mountains Regional.

If you have any teams you think others should consider for the FRC Top 25, feel free to post below!

Giveaways Each show we will have 2 unique giveaways from FRC suppliers up for grabs for those who watch live.

Giveaways from:

AndyMark
CTR Electronics
RoboBitz
Send Cut Send
Swerve Drive Specialties
The Thrifty Bot
Batthawks from FRC 1720

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FRC Round Up Topics with guest Kyle Hughes: Drive Coach from Hall of Fame 27 Team Rush and Woodie Flowers Award recipient from 2000.

Live 8:30pm eastern https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live and archived at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow

Topics of discussion:

  1. Week 1 Strategy and Meta Discussions: Passing vs cycling, Death by Serpentine (🐍 Death by Serpintine or OP Top alliances?)

  2. Field Consistency. Consistency of the April tags and other aspects, FMS issues at Waco. (PSA: Field tolerances for vision)

  3. New FRC banners: How cheap is too cheap? (Award Quality in FRC - The New Blue Banners Look Meh)

  4. Crunch culture within FRC - (Crunch Culture Within FRC)

Giveaways from CTR Electronics of a Phoenix Pro Season Pass for either 2024 or 2025 and a pair of Batthawks from FRC 1720

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FRC Top 25 Polls are now closed. Thank you to the several hundred who voted. Polls will open next week on Sunday around 5pm eastern at FRC Top 25 Poll Week 1 2024 CRESCENDO

FRC Top 25 Airs on Tuesday’s starting at 8:30pm Eastern at Loading... and archived at www.youtube.com/firstupdatesnow

FRC Round Up is about to start at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow We have some sweet giveaways for those who watch live!

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Really appreciated hearing Kyle’s perspective as an educator on the topic of crunch culture. Great show!

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FRC Round Up Ep 26 | Crunch Culture | CRESCENDO Week 1 Strategy is now on YouTube. Thanks to Kyle from FRC 27 for being our guest.

Chapters:
0:00 Intro
1:10 CRESCENDO META & Strategy
11:10 Field Consistency
16:02 New Blue Banners
19:52 https://kettering.edu/first
20:42 Crunch Culture in FRC

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Catch the FRC Top 25 for Week 1 tonight at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live and archived at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow

Top 25 breakdowns, Top 50 mentions, Snubs of the Week, Clips of the Week and giveaways!

FRC 581 made the list! Who else do you want to see on? Voting is open 5pm eastern Sunday-5pm eastern Monday at FRC Top 25 Poll Week 1 2024 CRESCENDO

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FRC Top 25 is about to start! Come join to see who made the Top 25 and 50 list! Also snubs of the week, clips of the week and awesome giveaways! https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live

https://youtu.be/LglQXFIy03c Check out the Week 1 Clips of the Week as submitted by the FUN community at https://discord.gg/firstupdatesnow

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Congrats to our FRC Top 25 teams for Week 1 of CRESCENDO as voted on by the community!

FRC Top 25 Week 1 is now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y3k9MrRYksc

Voting is open each week Sunday 5pm eastern - Monday 5pm eastern at FRC Top 25 Poll Week 2 2024 CRESCENDO

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|Kristine Snub|175|Buzz Robotics|
|Ari Snub|9496|LYNK|
|Ryan Snub|6147|Tonkabots|
|Tyler Snub|6081|Digital Dislocators|

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1731 seriously is just unfortunate to be in an area not a ton of people watch matches of.

They are the ultimate snub for me.

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Ranked in the Top 50 so on our end wouldn’t qualify as a snub (snubs that we mention on air must rank outside of the Top 50 in community voting) but I could definitely see them in the Top 25.

top 10 in the world for epa right now, but yk its chs and we dont make einstein every year so no one cares

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FRC Top 25 for Week 2 is now open at FRC Top 25 Poll Week 2 2024 CRESCENDO through Monday 5pm eastern Vote for up to the top 25 teams who played in week 2! See link for rules and details!

Also live FRC shows are on Monday’s and Tuesday’s both at 8:30pm eastern. All live shows will be at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live for the rest of the season and ported to https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow shortly after a show aires.

Monday: FRC Round Up is our CRESCENDO discussion show which will feature discussions on the strategy and meta of the game along with important current topics in the community and will feature a guest each week. Week 2 guest TBA

Tuesday: FRC Top 25 is our Top 25 team countdown as voted on by the FRC community. We’ll dive a bit more into each team on the Top 25, display top 50 voting, each pick out a snub of the week and also air our Clips of the Week as submitted by the community to FUN’s Discord (you can submit clips by each Monday).

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Reminder: FRC Top 25 voting closes at 5pm eastern. Get your votes in at FRC Top 25 Poll Week 2 2024 CRESCENDO . Clips of the week submissions close end of today on FUN’s Discord.

FRC Round Up airs tonight at 8:30pm eastern at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live with guest Jeff Bunca, drive coach for FRC 1923 MidKnight Inventors double gold cling bling (Winners/Impact) at FMA Allentown!

We have giveaways from Swerve Drive Specialties and AndyMark tonight so hop on live with your own account for a chance to win!

Topics for tonight:

  1. Game Strategy and Meta Discussions for Week 2 + Diving into FMA Allentown Finals with Jeff.

  2. Legal and Ethical Strategies and where this could evolve. Inspired by Is this legal?

  3. Kitbot/Everybot check-in: How effective/impactful has it been for CRESCENDO?

  4. Choosing Your Own Team for Playoffs - A deeper discussion into alliance selection Strategy. Inspired by Choosing your own team for playoffs

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FRC Round Up is live with Jeff Bunca from FRC 1923! Topics: ⁠above⁠ plus giveaways! https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live

Thanks to Jeff for being an awesome guest tonight. Great discussions all around!

FRC Round Up Ep 27 | Ethical Strategies and Week 2 META Discussions is now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/G4MOJfhfn1g

Chapters/times codes on video.

0:00 Intro
1:19 CRESCENDO META & Strategy
13:28 Legal and Ethical Strategies
20:10 Robotics | Kettering University
21:05 Kitbot/Everybot Effectiveness
26:50 Alliance Selection | Choosing Your Own Team

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Threads Referenced:

Catch the Week 2 FRC Top 25 for CRESCENDO tonight 8:30pm eastern at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live ! 1706 made the list! Who else do you think made it? Top 50 and Snubs also will be detailed.

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FRC Top 25 for Week 2 is about to start at https://youtube.com/firstupdatesnow/live | Join for the countdown, Top 50 list and snubs of the week plus giveaways from The Thrifty Bot and Cross the Road Electronics!

https://youtu.be/SfvayRX7pw8 | Congrats to 2056 OP Robotics for ranking #1 in the FRC Top 25 Week 2 Poll and to all teams who made the Top 25/50! This video is now up on YouTube videos.

Don’t forget to vote at https://firstupdatesnow.com/frctop25 Sunday 5pm eastern-Monday 5pm eastern. We will post when the poll is open each week. Top 50 Rankings and snubs (teams who did not rank in the top 25/50 that we believe should have) below.

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Kristine Snub 1153 Timberwolves
Ari Snub 316 LUNATECS
Justin Snub 3276 ToolCats
Tyler Snub 2974 Walton Robotics

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