Scouting at VEX Worlds 2023

Apologies if there is already a thread for this…wanted to make a separate one from the mega thread so this doesn’t get bogged down by other questions and answers : ).

This is the first year my team has qualified for the Worlds, and we are very excited to compete!

However, with this we have questions regarding certain things at worlds, mainly scouting.

  • Will there be sufficient WiFi/Cell service at Worlds so we can view the divisional live-streams?
  • If not, how do teams approach match scouting? Do they re-watch every match after each day is over? Do they have someone in the stands watching every match, making notes on the playing teams? Would it be a good idea to get a personal hot-spot so we can watch the divisional live-stream? Would this even work (could it get signal in there)?
  • Would it be a good idea to have someone with a camera “streaming” the matches back to the pits? If so, how would one do this?

Apologies for the lengthy questions. Its just my team’s first time at worlds and we want to be fully prepared for the Worlds.


No problem lol, my team is like yours. At my state tournament, they told the parents to turn off there WIFI as it messes up one of the programs or something in that manner.

Ya it supposedly messed with the VEX Net signal.

As for WIFI or Cell, I barely got good coverage last year for AT&T, I will have a hot spot with me, but I dont suspect I’ll be able to use it with the walls in that building.

I’d suggest bringing devices to record matches if you have kids for scouting, also, be ready to walk. We were planning on just making camp near the match fields cause of the walk we did last year every time for a match, we never really had time to go back to our booth to fix something, we always fixed at the field area in the back of the stands.

Side question, besides the driving teams, can walkies be used? I may just invest in something like that to cover the area.

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It would be good to have a student stay in the stands and take notes. I would also suggest the entire team stay for at least one round of matches. Play a match, then stay in the stands until your next match. A good way to get a feel for the division as a whole.

The pits are organized alphanumerically with all divisions in one massive hall. It is hard to get a sense of the teams like you would normally at a local event with everyone spread so far apart.