SECOND Robotics Competition - The Non-Regional Simulator Event

Are you bored? Have you spent far too many hours on the FRC simulator reliving weeks 1 and 2 Well guess what…

Let me introduce you to SECOND Robotics Competition, where SECOND stands for:
Simulator Excitement Coronavirus Oof New Decade

We will be hosting our inaugural virtual tournament this weekend, March 21/22th (times TBD)! Currently aiming for 24 ‘teams’ signed up (complete with ‘team numbers’, ‘team names’ and ‘team sponsors’ of your choosing), hoping to run one each day depending on interest. It’ll be streamed and commentated by yours truly, with a few rounds of qualification matches, an actual match schedule, and then alliance selection & elims.

If you don’t sign up in the first 24 overall, there’s a chance that:

a) Interest is so high that we have enough for an extra round in the bracket
b) You can be added to the waitlist if someone fails to check in prior to tournament start
c) You may be able to compete one day (but not the other)
d) Some other situation I haven’t come up with yet

Enough chit chat! Here’s some important links :slight_smile:

Signups: https://forms.gle/RtSKGxw7S73rVsHHA
The simulator download: http://ftcsimulator.org/downloads/
The discord invite: https://discord.gg/QvsxpJB

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If you don’t use this logo that @Andrew_L made for his mock game, I won’t even consider this.

I take no credit for this.

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That can be arranged.

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Update: the initial 24 slots are full for both days but interest continues to build so I think it’s best that we keep accepting new registrants, based on numbers can either swap to 32 teams (4 team alliances in elims), 48 (do a bracket of 16ths). If you have any thoughts I’d love to hear them!

Also if you sign up and want to personalize your team, you can do that here. https://forms.gle/jcFqFpHHqMcZK4J17

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Will this be streamed somewhere or can you only watch if you participate?

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I’d imagine the details will be shared shortly.

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Details will be finalized soon! We’re running a mini-tournament to do a systems check tonight and make sure all is working. It’ll be streamed :slight_smile:

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If this is a big success, please hold another event in case there are people who signed up and didn’t get to play who also wish to join in the fun :grin:

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SCUFFED FRC…

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To give credit where credit is due, I did not make the SECOND logo - I believe I found it on Google Images.

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Hmm…here?

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Could be where it originated. Sounds roughly right year-wise.

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Ah, reddit.

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Running a test tournament tonight at 6:30PM Eastern! Tune in here:

I would be very sad if i didn’t make the signups as i currently have the second best high score posted on chief

A wonderful test event tonight. I would like to thank my wonderful alliance that brought us to the dub. But fr tho y’all should sign up, it’s a ton of fun

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Tonight was great! Definitely some bumps along the way but that’s why it was a test :slight_smile: Thanks to everyone who participated to help work out the bugs.

Congrats to our winning 4th alliance for today’s mini showdown (Bobert/Brennan/Nicholas/Richard), as well as our finalists of the 2nd alliance (Archer/Matt/Jeff/Riley).

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Get ready https://youtu.be/b67HoYFDJYs

Full results here. Thanks to @ThatSoftwareGuy for helping work out the bugs for this weekend. Lots of things learned and it will only be better next time!

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I’m wondering how to run a server? Can I get tech support in doing this please?

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