The REC Foundation and VEX Robotics hosted the Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship May 17-29, 2021, which showcased the incredible talent and skills of student competitors. This revolutionary event was recognized by Guinness World Records® as the Largest Online Robot Championships record holder. More than 1,400 combined VEX IQ Challenge Elementary and Middle School and VEX Robotics Competition Middle School and High School teams from over 30 countries and 49 US states competed in live-streamed matches and were crowned champions.
Students also experienced many of the same World Championship traditions as past competitions such as the Parade of Nations along with Inspiration All-Star and Online Challenges awards ceremonies. New additions to the event included a Celebration of Diversity segment, VEX Innovator features, and daily live-streamed morning check-ins, and afternoon recaps on each day’s highlights. Broadcast via YouTube live, the event and matches were accessible for the community to tune into matches to cheer on their teams on a global level and in real-time. All streams are available to watch on the REC Foundation YouTube channel.
The multi-day competition culminated with the unveiling of the 2021-22 competition season games, VEX Robotics Competition: Tipping Point and VEX IQ Challenge: Pitching In. Students have one year to design a robot to play the games, which are available for team registration via the Get Started 2021-22 page.
Competition options for the season include in-person, Live Remote Skills and Live Remote Tournaments. Virtual Skills programming lessons are also included in team registration for students to strategize and code their robot using VEXcode VR.