If the winning team of an online challenge is already qualified for worlds, what happens to the spot? Does it just get thrown out, or does it go to the second place team?
They pull the next team from the skills list, like all the other empty slots they need to fill.
The entire worlds skills list?
The 2nd place winner would then get the qualifying spot.
So to summarize, it depends which order the double qualification happens:
- Team wins an online challenge, then qualifies at their state championship: Extra spot goes to the highest unqualified team on the statewide skills ranking.
- Team qualifies at their state championship, then wins an online challenge: Extra spot goes to the second place challenge winner.