The challenge is free and open to any individuals around the globe. We'll help you get started with a step-by-step tutorial and all the resources you'll need to create your very first bot. From there, we welcome you to use any tools at your arsenal to improve your bot before play-offs!
The cash prize pool ($5000 AUD) will be distributed amongst the top 8 teams, with higher-ranking teams taking a larger cut. There will also be community MVP prizes and giveaways just for getting involved.
In a nutshell, anything that runs in a Linux docker container will work. The game communicates over websockets, so you'll be able to use any language as long as you are able to implement the communication layer in your language of choice. We'll be providing starter templates for both Python and TypeScript.
No, this challenge is all about your programming and problem solving skills. We've found previous submissions to be a mix of algorithmic as well as AI/ML-based approaches. But if you've already got some skills in AI/ML and think you can apply them in this challenge - go ahead!
We generally use the word 'team' to mean any 1 - 5 participants entering the tournament together. While we encourage you to team up with others, you absolutely can be a superstar and join the tournament on your own. All prizes are split between the team. Once you join the community Discord group, you can use the 'looking-for-team' channel to find other people who want to team up.