Battlecode (6.370) is MIT's longest running hardcore programming competition, featuring a unique challenge that combines battle strategy, software engineering and artificial intelligence. The competition takes place every January. Both beginner and advanced coders are welcome. Learn more here.

The contest is over for 2015. We hope you enjoyed this year's Battlecode. Thanks for participating and we hope to see you again next year!

Competition Results

The top ranked teams for this year are:

  • 1st Place: the other team
  • 2nd Place: Skillorcz
  • 3rd Place: anim0ls
  • 4th Place: Team2
  • 5th-6th: MiracleRogue
  • 5th-6th: TeamK
  • 7th-8th: Designed by Committee
  • 7th-8th: Ni Shagu Nazad!
  • 9th-12th: Cleanser
  • 9th-12th: Fox
  • 9th-12th: Surya
  • 9th-12th: 四⽉
  • 13th-16th: ayyyyyyyylmao
  • 13th-16th: Puzzles
  • 13th-16th: RoboYolo
  • 13th-16th: Team Potato

Newbie Tournament winners:

  • 1st Place: Team2
  • 2nd Place: Fox
  • 3rd Place: Surya
  • 4th Place: I HATE ANTS!!!!!!!

Additional prizes:

  • Best Visualization: schnitzel (view it here!)
  • 2nd Place Best Visualization: kazimuth (view it here!)
  • Top Scrimmage: the other team
  • Best Pathfinding: the other team
  • Boldest Strategy: holy (top team without launchers)
  • Most Adaptable Strategy: anim0ls
  • Best Strategy Report: ayyyyyyyylmao
  • Sprint Tournament Winner: TeamK
  • Best Stage Presence: ayyyyyyyylmao
  • Puzzle Competition Winner: NP-Compete 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO
  • Most Heroic Commander: 四⽉ Commander #17349 (commander with the most XP)
  • Fittest Robot: Cleanser Drone #28150 (robot that travels the most)
  • Most Sanitary: Cleanser (most handwash stations in one game)
  • Best Use of Morse Code: World Health Organization

Puzzle Prize

The puzzle: SEFTEODOOAUIRM5RV1AXCE6K5. The prize has already been won. You can still try to solve it though! (spoiler)