I have looked, but cannot find out how the World Championships will be set up for the teams. Will it use a similar set up like the FIRST Championships, with multiple divisions, then those winners playing off for the eventual championship? With approximately 300 teams this would seem logical.
There are several different setups being considered. This decision will depend a lot on the final team count for the event. I can tell you that several of the different setups utilize a divisional system. None of the proposed systems involve any significant departures from the current Elevation elimination structure.
More information on the VEX World Championships will be released periodically over the coming months, as soon as it is available.
I can tell you, I’m very, VERY excited for the World Championship (especially after personally witnessing the incredible play at the Pan-Pacific Championship). I think everyone who attends is in for a GREAT competition and I hope to see everyone there.
We’ll be letting in groups of teams off the waitlist starting in January. A group of teams will be admitted monthly off the waitlist, as more spots become available (teams double-qualify, RSVP “not coming”, etc).
The payment deadline for teams who register prior to March 1st, is March 1st. Anyone who qualifies (or is let in off the waitlist) after March 1st has 2 weeks from the time they are invited to pay before their spot is given to someone else.