Torch Up: Brood War AI Tournament is a recurring annual online event that has been held yearly since 2020. It is currently organized by the Spacebeam community as annual FOSDEM side event (end of January/beginning of February).
The results of the tournament are presented at FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium.
- Runs each bot within a Singularity container on Linux using WINE, as opposed to natively on Windows.
- Has a greater focus on providing more widespread support for other programming languages (rather than limited support for other platforms than C++/Java on Windows) & platform/library ecosystems such as Linux & Python & Lua (rather than bot authors needing to be responsible for bundling standard packages/libraries/modules for e.g. Python or Lua as part of their bot).
- The competition encourages but don't require the use of Linux and support of BWAPI wrappers for other languages than C++ and Java.
All bots play several round-robins, with a second stage or knock-out matches between the top 4.
- Start Date
- Monday January 27th
- End Date
- Friday January 31st
Format and Rules
1v1, many round-robin rounds, followed by single-elimination bracket playoffs. See the details and rules here.
Registration and Submission
See the deadlines, information and instructions here.
For further information about the maps, see the Rules page.