It was a rough starting to our first competition this season. We won our first match. Lost our second. We won our third and lost the fourth. We won the fifth, but lost the sixth. The team was getting frustrated. It was obvious we had a strong bot. We were leading with total cargo scoring, but we just were not getting enough ranking points to stay on top. Then, everything changed. We won match seven, then eight, then nine! We continued to win every match we played all the way through to match 12. By the time qualification rounds were complete, MegaHurtz had earned the ninth ranking position out of 40 teams and were placed as the captain of the number seven alliance going into the quarter finals.
Unfortunately, the good news ends there. We were eliminated in the second round of the quarter finals. While we were toe to toe with scoring the the match, none of the bots on our alliance could climb the third hab level. Without that end game boost in points, we simply could not win the match and the better alliance prevailed.
Even with losing, we proved we have a superior bot in many ways. We did not have a single mechanical breakdown during the entire competition. The team did an excellent job working together and we earned a captain's position during alliance selection. We had one of the highest cargo scoring bots during qualification. We have a lot to be proud of.
3/12/2019 07:08:05 am
Congratulations! That's sounds like an exciting winning streak. Great teamwork too. Can't wait to see you at library.
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