ZZZKBot

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Bot Information
Programmer:
Chris Coxe
Affiliation:
Independent
BWAPI Version:
4.2.0
Language:
C++
Wrapper:
No wrapper
Terrain Analysis:
No 3rd-party terrain analysis
Framework:
No framework
Strategies:
4 Pool, Speedlings, 1 Hatch Hydra, 1 Base Muta
Country:
Race:
Links
Website

ZZZKBot is a StarCraft AI, written by Chris Coxe. It uses BWAPI as an API for interacting with Starcraft: Broodwar.

Based On[edit]

ZZZKBot was written from scratch (was not based on any other bots).

Starcraft/BWAPI-related 3rd-party Libraries Used[edit]

Doesn't use any 3rd-party bots/frameworks/wrappers/libraries/modules apart from BWAPI.

AI Techniques[edit]

  • A multi armed bandit online learning algorithm for opening selection.
  • A simple greedy distance-based distribution of workers to mineral patches.

Facts[edit]

  • It is designed to compete against other bots. It is not designed to compete against humans.
  • It competes in AIIDE and CIG bot-vs-bot competitions.
  • It is a later version of ZZZBot after it was renamed from ZZZBot to ZZZKBot in October 2015.

Strategies[edit]

  • 4pool. Default build.
  • Speedling build.
  • Hydra rush.
  • 1 base mutalisk play.

The 4pool, speedling and hydra rush builds normally transition into 1 base muta (otherwise 1 base guardian).

From AIIDE2017 onwards, ZZZKBot uses the results from past games for an opponent to decide which strategy to try the next game against that opponent.

Achievements[edit]

In Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Category
2015-09-02 A11st CIG2015 Win %: 81.03 Full game. Note: named
ZZZBot not ZZZKBot
2015-11-17 A22nd AIIDE2015 Win %: 87.83 (officially announced as a statistical tie for 1st place), lost 0:2 vs  Djem5 in man-vs-machine games Full game
2016-01-30 A44th SSCAIT2015 0 : 2  Stone. Win %: 84.44 (i.e. 4th) in round robin phase, Elimination phase: lost 2:1 vs  Killerbot in Semifinals, lost 0:2 vs  Stone in Bronze match Mixed division
2016-09-23 A44th CIG2016 Win %: 53.08 (4th) in final phase, 69.18% (7th) in qualifier phase. Note: weak because outdated (submitted old AIIDE 2015 version) Full game
2016-10-14 A22nd AIIDE2016 Win %: 85.05 Full game
2016-12-18 A44th SSCAIT2016 0 : 2  Iron in quarterfinals. Win %: 88 (i.e. 4th) in round robin phase Mixed division
2017-08-24 A11st CIG2017 Win %: 82.06 Full game
2017-10-09 A11st AIIDE2017 Win %: 83.11 Full game