Round 1 has been launched. You will be surprised - 1090 strategies are participating in it. Yeah, 10 strategies more than there were supposed to be.
That’s how that happened: before Round 1, the number of user games has increased so much, that we had to quickly find new and optimize existing powers. We are sorry for long intervals between games in the Sandbox. The system was stabilized just before the beginning of Round 1, but rating was calculated with a big delay. Only after the launch we realized that we rushed too quickly, and let top 1080 rated users advance to Round 1 before completely updating the rating. Based on the result of last tested Sandbox games 5 additional contestants earned their right to participate in Round 1. And, since games are grouped by ten, we have increased total number of players to 1090 according to the standings in the Sandbox.
Now 1090 strategies will compete in Round 1, trying to get to top 300 to proceed to Round 2. Besides top 300 from Round 1, 60 best participants of the Sandbox (at the moment of Round 2 beginning) will join them in Round 2. Remember, all Round 2 participants will receive a T-shirt. There is something to fight for!
Round 1 will consist of 2 parts, with a break in the middle (Sandbox will be available during the break), that will allow you to improve your strategy. Each part will take 12 hours, and the break is 24 hours long.
Good luck in Round 1!