The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation hosted the VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration and the first-ever Fantasy Robotics Tournament on Saturday, April 25 to honor its large global community of students, coaches and volunteers. More than 2300 teams from around the world virtually competed in the simulated Fantasy Robotics Tournament for the VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover and VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away seasons. Teams saw updates of the simulation results throughout the Celebration while waiting to see who would be unveiled as the world champions, while also celebrating the season’s highlights, Online Challenges winners, Inspiration All Star winners, and the 2020-21 games.
Using past match results of all 2020 VEX Worlds Qualified teams, the VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away and VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover World Championships were simulated for the Fantasy Robotics Tournament. This tournament was just for FUN and was meant to celebrate the 2019-2020 season! All teams that qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship were included in the simulated Fantasy Robotics Tournament with the winners of the tournament recognized during our VEX Virtual Worlds Celebration.
You may know them already, as the scores posted over a month ago, but we are officially announcing that the Top Global Skills Teams from the 2019-20 season are the first Virtual World Skills Champions! We realize that these teams usually have to obtain, again, the top scores at VEX Worlds but, with Virtual VEX Worlds, we are applauding the hard work of these teams to earn the top scores during the season. Congratulations teams!
The REC Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Online Challenges, which encourage students to take what they’ve learned through our programs and competitions and apply it to areas such as video creation, website development, and photography. Students who submit to the Online Challenges have an opportunity to share their ideas, win prizes, and receive a chance to compete at the REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship.