Okay, so we have this idea we would like to share with everyone, then maybe present it to the Game Design Committee for consideration.
What to do think about a separate arena set up at Worlds that you could sign up to challenge(call out) ANY team to a “1 vs 1” (grudge match) just for fun and bragging rights. These matches would be VERY, VERY exciting!
We have had a couple 1 vs 1 matches because both alliance partners were no shows and they were a total blast.
All the current match rules would apply, the Game Design Committee could even think about charging $1-$5 per challenge match, and all the proceeds could fund a VRC Grant for new start-up VEX teams to apply for. Maybe in the form of a VEX store credit, etc…
Please feel free to comment, and show your support for this awesome idea.
I’m sure there are several teams each of you wouldn’t mind going head to head with…I’m sure if we get a lot of support and interest, Karthik will give it some serious consideration.
I think this would be a lot of fun. While the 1v1 aspect is interesting, I’d hope that there would also be an option for 2v2, so we could see some of the really brutal alliances form that might not happen normally due to divisions splitting up teams and unexpected outcomes in rankings. A game like Skyrise seems like it would be a bit boring 1v1 as even the best teams will take a significant amount of time to build and fill the skyrise. The robot that fills the perimeter goals gets to have all the fun.
Not totally opposed to 2v2, but we see 2v2 matches all year long, and trying to coordinate 4 teams to a challenge match may take a lot of planning. Trying to watch 4 robots at one time in a high energy match is tough.
I also support this idea, i think it would be a friendly way from teams to compete against each other. Especially because chances are, in the current match setup, you will never compete against your friend teams and finally prove who is better
We managed to steal a practice field for a few minutes to try something like this last year but it was nearly impossible to keep it for more than one match. I really wanted to play against (and with) 44 but in our practice match they disconnected and we didn’t run auton so it wasn’t much of a match
Good feedback so far. It sounds like everyone who has commented would participate / enjoy a challenge/grudge match if it was offered and organized. I know trying to find an open “practice field” at a “certain time” would be hard to do, so that’s why I’m suggesting a dedicated field for these matches.
Keep the feedback and suggestions coming. If we can get Karthik and the committees blessing we can present them with an organized idea. I’m sure we could get a field, and do some organization if we needed to, but like Aaron said we would need a little area to set it up.
We know the powers-at-be monitor the forums, maybe… Karthik could comment.
I think its a great idea. Our team would love to have run a grudge match at worlds of our State finals, it would be fun to do rematches like this to see how far your teams have progressed since the start of the season to the end, and see how tournaments could have ended up differently.
If anything for us the first day was the most hectic. Our robot was… temperamental… any time it was moved, and especially so after the trip to Worlds, so we spent the first day tweaking everything so it worked like it did on our field at school.