It feels that the majority of posts on Chief Delphi right now are major issues or problems teams have with Champs. Whether is be the production, or the ridiculous wait times, or the format of the playoffs the Houston Championship seems to have a rocky liftoff. While I agree with many of the concerns that have been brought up, I am curious what aspects were improved or changed (for the better) from prior years Championship?
I recognize that a lot of the bumps in the road are from a new city, venue, ECT… While some of FIRSTs decisions were questionable, I want this thread to highlight the positive things that Houston brought to Champs and FIRST overall
I absolutely loved having FTC’s finals playing at the same time as FRC. I do wish that the production values for FTC were at a higher level, but it’s a great step up from being off in a corner somewhere. Hopefully in future years FTC’s production values will be high enough to not seem completely out of place, though.
(Note, I’m not there so most of my opinion is from watching the webcasts).
The only big complaints I heard until today were weather (it’s Texas, can’t do anything about that) and that it’s difficult to find food after 3pm. One thing that I’d hoped would be better about going to Houston was that Houston has two airports, one of which is a major hub for United but nope, plane tickets are just as expensive as going to St. Louis
OP never said there’s nothing good about Houston. They just said they’re mostly only seeing negative things being posted about online and are asking what are some things that are really good or improved from previous years. Also, OP’s team is going to St. Louis since they’re from MAR, so it’s pretty likely OP only has online pictures and posts of Houston for clarification and so they can form their own opinion. Relax, dude.
I struggle to find very many positives about how this event has been run. FIRST really dropped the ball on this one and has managed to make a terrible thing that much worse. I know I haven’t been around awhile but I can’t think of an event that has been run worse.
I will say I’m not at the event and most of my opinions have been drawn from what others have been saying and what I have seen on the stream.