About the 2017 Competition
The 2017 season required every team to independently develop six types of Robot: Standard, Hero, Engineer, Supply Station, Aerial, and Base. The seven-minute match takes place on a battlefield divided into red and blue corners — the starting points for each team's squad of robots. When the competition begins, these robots move towards each other, firing projectiles. A team must destroy the opposing Base robot or keep the HP level of its own Base higher to win a battle.
More than 200 Chinese and international universities countries prepared teams to compete. Participants included acclaimed institutions such as the University of Washington, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), South China University of Technology (SCUT), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), and Harbin Institute of Technology. After a week of intense battle, the Huananhu Team from SCUT won the championship.
By November 2016, more than 220 universities applied to compete in the 2017 season.
Within the next six months, teams planned, funded, and developed the squad of robots needed to take the battlefield.
Regional matches kicked off in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu.
Select teams from the Chinese and International Regionals competed for the remaining four spots for the Final tournament.
32 teams met at Shenzhen Stadium for the Final Tournament. After a week of round-the-clock matches, Huananhu from SCUT won the 2017 championship.