This year, the finals match will be decided by ONLY the autonomous. Heres why:
Skyrise will be very safe to score: most robots sit in the protective zone. Most will be able to build 7 high, and pile 8 cubes on. No problem. This will be tied by the other team. Autonomous winner most likely has a head start on this. (Strategic advantage, as now more cubes can be scored on outside poles by this team)
With only 10 poles around the field, only 10 points bonus can be gained from capping every goal (assuming only ownership points). This is only possible by bar lifts, who can reach to score onto the protected cheater post.
10 pts ownership = 10 pts auto (points advantage)
22 cubes per team on field. 8 per team on skyrise. 14 cubes left for poles, per team. Auto winner will have more scored objects, giving them an advantage to get every cube scored. (strategic advantage)
End result? Minimum of a tie. Anything else will result in a win for the auto winner. And that’s only assuming that auto winner doesn’t cap even one goal.
Closest games will be with 2 pts. most probably within 16-18 points.
Get a high cube and skyrise auto. Or you will lose. Autonomous points = win.