Automatic Berths - The 100 highest rated TopCoder members as of October 7th (who are 18 years of age or older) will receive an automatic berth into Online Round #1. The 100 highest rated members must have competed in at least three TopCoder rated events (i.e., Single Round Matches and/or previous tournaments) prior to October 7th with at least one (1) of those events being between July 7th and October 7th. Any member receiving an automatic berth will not be permitted to compete in the Qualification Rounds.
Qualification Spots - All members (who are 18 years of age or older) can compete for one of 400 qualification spots in the tournament. Two Qualification Rounds will be held, and the top 200 scorers from each Qualification Round will win a spot in Online Round #1 of the TCO. Please note that the top 100 rated members with an automatic berth will not be allowed to compete in the Qualification Rounds. Also, those members who qualify for the tournament during Qualification Round #1 will not be allowed to compete in Qualification Round #2.
Online Elimination Rounds
Onsite Semifinal and Championship Rounds