Hello, I’m Speedyblupi.
You might have seen me commenting on the Certicky stream for the SSCAIT, or on Jay Scott’s blog.
I’m not sure if this is going to go anywhere, but I intend to use this blog as an information source about the different bots on the SSCAIT ladder, reviewing their strengths and weaknesses. Hopefully this will help programmers improve their bots, and will also be a useful resource for other fans who want to know about the different play styles the different bots use.
For anyone who doesn’t know, the SSCAIT (Student Starcraft AI Tournament) is a competition between AIs, playing the game Starcraft: Brood War. The games run 24/7, and are streamed on the SSCAIT website, and on the owner’s Twitch page. The SSCAIT consists of both a ladder, which runs all year (apart from when the tournament is on), and the SSCAIT competition itself, which is an approximately annual event, consisting of a round robin qualifier and a final knockout bracket.
As of the time of writing, the 2017 edition of the SSCAIT is being played. For some reason the 2016 edition was skipped. We’re just over a third of the way through the round robin phase, and 7 of the 45 contestants seem to be pulling away from the field.