Teams 20785A and 10955M are proud to present a collaborative idea that works alongside VEX’s new Live Remote Events - VEX Remote Queues (VRQ)!
What is it?
VRQ is a community where teams can communicate to create practice matches (both casually and competitively) around the world in an unofficial manner that utilises the Live Remote Event software. The community is in the form of a discord server, which can be accessed here: VRQ Discord Server
Why did you make it?
VRQ was developed following the Town Hall Webinar (09/16/2020) and announcement of the Live Remote Events. We noticed the highly competitive aspects of this new system, with teams being able to practice and compete virtually, and how big of an impact it will have for teams competing this year. Combined with the fact that many teams will be unable to attend as many competitions as previous seasons and may be stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic with not much interaction with other teams, we have tried to develop a community that everyone can use to help in practising and communicating with others both nationally and internationally.
Who is it for?
The system is currently made for Middle School and High School teams competing in VRC Change Up, and will be developed for VEX U upon further information being released on the 1st October 2020.
How does it work?
In short, teams can either join Casual or Random Queues on the Discord server.
Casual Queues are aimed for teams that want to practice with/against specific teams in a less-competitive manner.
Random Queues are aimed for teams that wish to practice with/against random teams from around the world. This queue tends to be more competitive with an unknown alliance partner and opponent, until joining the queue.
The queues will be open 24/7, therefore no matter what timezone you are in, your team can still practice. We also hope to hold multiple virtual scrimmages throughout the season.
A more in-depth explanation (including rules and a step-by-step method for using the queuing system) can be found on the Discord server.
What are your aims for VRQ?
We hope to bring together teams from around the world to continue practicing and competing unofficially in the same manner as previous seasons, despite the limitations we may all face. Our aim is for the queues to be utilised extensively, so teams can be as prepared as possible for their official competitions.
We do understand that it is early for something like this to be developed, however we want everyone to be as prepared as possible this season. With VEX releasing more information about the Live Remote Events within the next few months, we will adapt our system accordingly. Furthermore, we would appreciate any feedback or suggestions about VRQ, which can be done through the Discord server or here on the forums.
Thank you for taking the time to read and learn about VRQ!