October 29, 2020 TCO20 Marathon Match Finals: A Preview of What’s to Come!
TCO20 Marathon Finals are coming…!
The 2020 Topcoder Open Marathon Match Finals will be taking place virtually for a marathon of a 24 hour round (pun intended).
With five time Marathon Champion, Psyho, making a comeback after 3 years, he will be up against the two time reigning champion tourist, who won both TCO18 and TCO19 Marathon Championships, as well as the TCO19 Algorithm Championship.
While Psyho vs tourist will be the talk of the town for the next two weeks, one should not rule out CatalinT and nika as they were in prime form, winning two marathons each in the stage they qualified from.
With the exception of vdave, every finalist has been TCO Marathon Finalist before, but vdave has the experience of being around and competing on Marathon Matches since MM 1. He will surely be giving a tough fight
Also with experience of several TCOs, 100s of marathon matches and numerous Top 10 finishes over the years the veterans wleite, tomerun, blackmath, Davier19, Milanin, and sullyper can beat everyone any day. I have no doubts that this will be the best Marathon Final we have ever had.
Want to see all the finalists? Definitely check out the list and their interviews here.
You’ll definitely want to join in with dimkadimon and KaasanErinn as they brief you about the match in the beginning and then check in on the leaderboard in the final hour of the match as well as talk about some of the common approaches.
We’ll also have some post match interviews as well as a fun contest which will also be organized for the newbies who have never tried Topcoder Marathon Matches with some exciting cash prizes to be won!
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