Will 2019 (TP) Worlds winners who would have qualified for 2020 (TT) Worlds qualify for 2021 (CU) Worlds or 2022 (WG) Worlds? If they qualify for 2021 Worlds, will it be for the LRT/Live Skills division or for the “Elite Worlds” (EW) in Dallas?
Note: “2022 (WG) Worlds” refers to the upcoming Water Game.
It is true that the tournament you attended did go long (I heard 10 minute cycle times). But the events the RECF have run in December and January and at least two other EP events on Saturday had less than 5 minute cycle time. I do think as EPs and teams get more experience, the overall quality of the event will improve. VEX Worlds is still 4 months away. I’m asking everyone to at least give it an honest chance over the next couple months.
Is there a chance that skills could be modified to make it more difficult? Competing to lower stop times is pretty demotivating and repetitive, especially when every team is able to use their own field to record scores.
For the teams that have already maxed out (at least 6, and its only January) our meetings have become extremely boring. Frankly, I’m losing motivation to compete because we’re spending hours to cut off just a couple seconds and that’s all we can do for the next several months. That’s why I would really love if skills was modified or if a new challenge was introduced for teams that have maxed out.
Great question. And the honest answer is that I don’t know yet. We would first ask teams from the state / region skills list (I hope I have that right). If we still had spots left from that state, it would depend on the demand for VEX Worlds. If the demand is there, we will probably use these spots to pull from the Skills list and wait list.