SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As the world’s most prestigious global coding competition for high school students, the International Computing Olympiad (IOI) used CodeCombat’s competitive game-based coding platform to challenge skills Programming from some of the world’s most powerful coders, in a single head-to-head coding competition.
âAs a member of the programming team that developed the CodeCombat AI League, it is an absolute honor to have used it at this esteemed event,â said Valentin Briukhanov, the platform’s lead architect. Revolutionary esports form of CodeCombat. âIt validates the game as a powerful learning tool and creative play platform. ”
The Competitor’s Code determined which champions to summon and how those champions entered into battle. The innovative AI battle simulator executed participants’ code against others to determine who programmed the best strategies and tactics to win. After a first round of classification, the top sixteen were given extra time to change the code before entering a one-on-one bracket-style tournament to crown a champion.
âCoding competitions or hackathons are not new,â said Nick Winter, CEO of CodeCombat, âbut our drive to evolve the format has led us to develop the CodeCombat AI League, a unique esport that innovates in competitive coding. ”
Featuring some of the best programmers from around the world, the International Computing Olympiad (IOI) in partnership with CodeCombat and Caprikon Education hosted the tournament on June 23, 2021 and awarded prizes to the top four artists.
âWorking closely with our partner Caprikon Education has opened up incredible opportunities like this,â said Bill Wang, Greater China and Asia manager for CodeCombat. âBeing a part of the IOI event is an incredible platform to continue our shared mission of supporting accessible coding education. ”
CodeCombat continues to grow its presence in competitive coding. Recently partnered with AI Youth China, the regional coding competition brought together 66,336 participants, making it one of the largest code-based hackathons in China. And with the launch of the CodeCombat AI League earlier this year, Season 1 saw 16,775 contestants enter regular season competition and 5,240 take on the challenge of the Championship Finals.
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About the International Computer Science Olympiad
The International Computer Science Olympiad is one of the many International Science Olympiads held each year. Outstanding high school students from 87 countries participate in the prestigious algorithmic competition to hone their computer skills, such as problem analysis, algorithm and data structure design, programming and testing.
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