SC2AI Ladder 2023 Summer Tournament Will happen from From the 27th May up until the final on 15th July


  • Ladder will be frozen 23:59 on 21st May
  • The top 16 bot authors from the SC2AIArena Ladder will qualify for the tournament
  • All games will be played on the latest ladder map pool:
    • InsideAndOutAIE
    • MoondanceAIE
    • StargazersAIE
    • WaterfallAIE
    • HardwireAIE
    • BerlingradAIE
  • Authors may submit updates and bug fixes up to 25th May at 23:59 UTC for the first round. This will be via a separate upload from the main ladder, details of which will be communicated to authors

  • Bots may change strategy from that used on the ladder, but must maintain the same race.
  • After the first round, each author will be given up until 23:59 UTC on 6th July to resubmit their bot for the elimination rounds. After this, no more updates will be allowed

Tournament Format

  • Bots will be seeded into a 3 round Swiss tournament bracket according to ladder rank
  • Each round of the swiss bracket will be seeded first by match score, then by game score, then by ladder rank
  • Each bot will play a best of 3 series against another bot based on swiss tournament rules
  • All replays will be available immediately after the final stream of each round.
  • Rankings in the group will be decided by:
    • Match score
    • Game score
    • Result of the game between tied bots
    • Tie breaker game between tied bots if the tie is for a qualifying position.
    • Total regular ranking of all bots beaten
  • The top 8 bots from the swiss stage will play off in single elimination bracket. Elimination bracket will be seeded according to swiss ranking
  • Elimination bracket will be Bo5 games
  • In case of any disputes tournament organisers decision will be final

Prize Pool

  • 1st: $125
  • 2nd: $75
  • 3rd: $50