Bot Authors

I’ve already posted about the names of bots that go by the name of their authors, and now I’ve decided to do the inverse for the bots whose authors aren’t listed on the SSCAIT ladder. This will hopefully help people identify bots which have had name changes or multiple bots with common authors. Some older games, for example those on the SSCAIT YouTube channel involve old bots which were later given their own names, so this will hopefully help with identifying them, too. The authors’ nationalities are also listed.

There are several bots that I don’t know the name and/or nationality of the author of. I’ll try to add them if and when I find out.

SHINY NEW TABLE OF BOTS AND AUTHORS:

Bot Name

Race

Author’s Name

Author’s Twitch Name

Author’s Country

Iron Bot

120px-TerranIcon

Igor Dimitrijevic

France

Stone

120px-TerranIcon

Igor Dimitrijevic

France

Tscmoo

 120px-TerranIcon

Vegard Mella

Tscmoo2

Norway

Tscmooz

110px-ZergIcon

Vegard Mella

Tscmoo2

Norway

Tscmoop

120px-ProtossIcon

Vegard Mella

Tscmoo2

Norway

Krasi0

120px-TerranIcon

Krasimir Krastev

Krasi0

Bulgaria

Letabot

120px-TerranIcon

Martin Rooijackers

LetaBot

Netherlands

Bereaver

120px-ProtossIcon

Damir Akhmetzyanov

Russia

Wulibot

120px-ProtossIcon

Guangxi (Kelly) Jin

USA / China

Randomhammer

RandomIcon

Jay Scott

USA

Steamhammer

110px-ZergIcon

Jay Scott

USA

Killerbot

110px-ZergIcon

Marian Devecka

Slovakia

XIMP

120px-ProtossIcon

Tomas Vajda

Slovakia

Zia Bot

110px-ZergIcon

Sungguk Cha

Korea

Sungguk Cha

120px-TerranIcon

Sungguk Cha

Korea

Megabot

120px-ProtossIcon

J Lab (UFMG)

Brazil

Peregrinebot

110px-ZergIcon

S7Jones

UK

Hannes Bredberg

120px-TerranIcon

Hannes Bredberg

N00byedge

Sweden

ICEbot

120px-TerranIcon

ICELab (RU)

Japan

Overkill

110px-ZergIcon

Sijia Xu

China

Skynet

120px-ProtossIcon

Andrew Smith

Australia

UPStarcraftAI

120px-TerranIcon

(University of Portland)

USA

W.O.P.R

120px-TerranIcon

Soeren Klett

Germany

Aiur

120px-ProtossIcon

Florian Richoux

France

GarmBot

110px-ZergIcon

Aurelian Lermant

France

Tyr

120px-TerranIcon

Simon Prins

tyr_simon_prins

Netherlands

TyrProtoss

120px-ProtossIcon

Simon Prins

tyr_simon_prins

Netherlands

AILien

110px-ZergIcon

Xilmi

Germany

McRave

120px-ProtossIcon

Christian McCrave

FawxOW

Canada

zLyfe

110px-ZergIcon

Lyfe

France

Loki

110px-ZergIcon

Bjorn P Mattson

Sweden

Microwave

110px-ZergIcon

Micky Holdorf

MicroDK

Denmark

XelnagaII

120px-ProtossIcon

Ho-chul (Steve) Cho

Korea

Purplewave

120px-ProtossIcon

Dan Gant

PurpleWaveJadien

USA

Purplecheese

120px-ProtossIcon

Dan Gant

PurpleWaveJadien

USA

Black Crow

110px-ZergIcon

Dukrah

Germany

Andrey Kurdiumov

RandomIcon

Andrey Kurdiumov

UAlbertabot

RandomIcon

Dave Churchill

USA

bftjoe

110px-ZergIcon

Joseph Huang

bftjoe

USA

bftjoet

120px-TerranIcon

Joseph Huang

bftjoe

USA

Bryan Weber

110px-ZergIcon

Bryan Weber (CSI)

meatshield262

USA

NiteKatT

120px-TerranIcon

Daniel Maize

NiteKat

USA

NiteKatP

120px-ProtossIcon

Daniel Maize

NiteKat

USA

​Where there are multiple bot authors the name (and university, if appropriate) of the Lab that developed the bot are given.

UFMG = Universidade Federale de Minas Gerais
RU = Ritsumeikan University
CSI = College of Staten Island (City University of New York)

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Bot Aliases

A few of the bots on the SSCAI ladder have names, but are listed under the name of their owners rather than their own names. This is simply a list of these bots, so people will be able to identify them, regardless of which name is used. Other Starcraft AI tournaments (AIIDE and CIG) typically use the bot’s name rather than its owner’s

Martin Rooijackers: LetaBot
Chris Coxe: ZZZKbot (Usually spoken as “Triple Z K bot”)
Marian Devecka: Killerbot
Tomas Vajda: XIMP
Sijia Xu: Overkill
Andrew Smith: Skynet
Dave Churchill: UAlbertaBot (University of Alberta bot. Sometimes abbreviated to UAB)
ICELab: ICEbot (ICELab is a department of Ritsumeikan University)
Soeren Klett: W.O.P.R
Florian Richoux: Aiur
Aurelian Lermant: GarmBot
Simon Prins: Tyr (pronounced as “tear”, as in “teardrop”)
Nathan A David: HadesBot
Bjorn P Mattson: Loki
Oyvind Johannessen: MadMix

Starcraft AIs, etc.

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.

https://www.twitch.tv/certicky

http://sscaitournament.com/