We have now run the first elimination round for the lightning contest. There were 80 entries in total.
You can now watch replays of all the test games on PuntTV.
As a preprocessing step we removed all entries that were incapable of scoring anything at all on our simplest test map: lambda.json, even if they moved first.
Some teams did not implement the handshake. Given that it was not present in the original (slightly buggy) version of the spec, we wrote a small wrapper that still enabled those teams to compete.
The following 28 teams were unable to score anything on the lambda map.
- A Storm Of Minds
- DNIWE :: a
- Get Counterstrike and Race for the Galaxy at http://store.steampowered.com/!
- JODY HiGHROLLERS
- Junk Food
- Leonardone @ NEETSDKASU
- MIPT Lambda
- perpertuum mobile
- Sideways Spider
- The Cat is #1!!
- The Flux Ambassadors
- The Pragmatic Russians
- Turing Machinists
They are now eliminated from the lightning round.
One team (cashto) was able to score on the lambda map when futures are disabled but not when enabled. Another team (negainoido) was able to score on the lambda map when futures were enabled but not when disabled.
Calculating the scores
For the first round we used five small maps (with between 60 and 187 rivers) both with and without futures enabled. Every game was played with 4 teams.
For each map a random assignment was performed and for each group of four players, four games were played on that map (in order to allow each player to start first, second, third, and fourth). Thus each team (with the exception of cashto and negainoido) played a total of 40 games.
For each group, the sum of the scores for each player in that group over the four games was calculated in order to obtain a ranking. Points were then awarded based on the ranking (1st: 4 points, 2nd: 3 points, 3rd: 2 points, 4th: 1 point).
The total number of points for each team was calculated by taking the sum of the points for each group they played in. So the maximum possible number of points was 40 and the minimum number was 10 (with the exception of cashto and negainoido, who only played in five groups each).
|The $ound of .\||37||107032|
|All your lambda are belong to us||34||64787|
|This is an albatrocity!||30||51764|
|Eger a Marson||29||35411|
|The Blind Hen||28||39045|
|Popes who died violently||28||33968|
|O Caml, My Caml||27||31072|
|Sirius Cybernetics Corporation||25||37481|
|Love and Lies||21||4465|
|WILD BASHKORT MAGES||13||294|
The median number of points is 25.5. Any team with a points total below 25.5 is now eliminated from the lightning contest.
Interestingly, there is not a direct correlation between aggregate score and aggregate points. For instance, the team with the highest aggregate score (fixstars) is the team with the 8th highest aggregate points. Team shinh11 deserves special mention for being the biggest (and worst) gamblers.