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October 29, 2020 A Preview of the TCO20 Algorithm Finals!

TCO20 Algorithm Finals – the most awaited tournament of the year is almost here. Will tourist reign supreme or does someone else in the group have what it takes?

Here’s how the semifinal rounds look: 

Semi-Final 1 Group

Iakov Dlugach
Dlougach
 RUSSIA
Nikolay Kalinin
KalininN
 RUSSIA
Kevin Sun
ksun48
 CANADA
Mikhail Ipatov
lhic
 RUSSIA
Neal Wu
neal_wu
 U.S.A.
Yuzhou Gu
Sevenkplus
 China
Gennady Korotkevich
tourist
 BELARUS
Aleksei Daniliuk
Um_nik
 RUSSIA

SEMI-FINAL 2 GROUP

Benjamin Qi
bqi343
 U.S.A.
Andrew He
ecnerwal
 U.S.A.
Egor Kulikov
Egor
 RUSSIA
Hirotaka Isa
IH19980412
 JAPAN
Petr Mitrichev
Petr
 SWITZERLAND
Anton Raichuk
RAVEman
 UKRAINE
Scott Wu
scott_wu
 U.S.A.
Minoru Fujita
uwi
 JAPAN

16 top rated members will be competing in the next few weeks for the ultimate title of Topcoder Open. 

tourist, Petr, and bqi343 qualified from the online stages, competing in regular Topcoder SRM rounds and gaining points for every stage of TCO, where it is not that easy to be on the top of the stage where it gets very close.

On the other hand Dlougach, Sevenkplus, neal_wu, Egor, Um_nik, scott_wu,ecnerwal, IH19980412, KalininN, uwi and ihic worked hard through all the four TCO Rounds and in the end got a place in Top 11 to get a berth to TCO Finals.

ksun48 and RAVEman worked hard in the regional events and did well to stay in the top 2 in the wildcard round to make the cut to the finals.

Along with a focus on the greats, like tourist, Petr, Egor, Um_nik and scott_wu, this year giving them a tough fight will be Dlougach, and Sevenkplus, who are making a comeback to TCO Finals after 6+ years. Don’t discredit the much experienced target rated neal_wu, who would be keen on winning the championship in his first TCO Finals, as well as the IOI 2019 Champion bqi343. We should also not rule out the super experienced ecnerwal, ksun48, IH19980412, KalininN, uwi and ihic who have been regularly performing exceptionally well who equally have a shot at the title. All these red rated competitors have a tough few rounds on their hands for sure!

TCO20 Algorithm Rounds will be broadcasted live and you’ll be able to listen to the amazing hosts Errichto and lg5293 during the contest as they will explain the problems, do live commentary, and show you the competitors’ screens. 

Find the full schedule with all the details and signup links to the event here

If you are new to Topcoder, we are also organizing an interesting educational beginner contest with prizes after Semifinal 2:

TCO20 Special Rookie SRM : Wednesday, November 18, 2020 13:00 UTC-5

The Rookie Round is open to everyone and will have some special cash prizes. It will only be rated for members who have competed in equal to or less than 5 rounds or if their current rating is less than 800 rating points.

Who will take home the coveted brackets trophy this year? Will there be a battle of the Wu brothers in the Final round? We hope to see you there!

Discuss your predictions here.


Harshit Mehta

Sr. Community Evangelist



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