2018 Battlecry@WPI

written by Daler Kang on 2018-05-20

From May 19 to 20, 2018, Morpheus travelled to WPI to compete in our third Battlecry offseason competition. Going into Battlecry, we were hoping to improve on our performance at the Championship and climb in every match. After setting up our pit, we successfully tested our climber during a practice match. In our first match, we faced Team 195 (Cyberknights) and earned 0 ranking points, which landed us in last place in the rankings. Going forward, we prioritized earning as many ranking points as we could by using our 2 cube switch auto and our climber. During our next match, we got our first climb! Following that, we were able to score several 4 RP matches, which boosted us up to first place within five matches! Towards the end of qualification matches, we were able to cheesecake an extension onto Team 61's (The Intimidators) climber to allow them to get a double climb with us. At the end of qualifications, we were ranked second with a win-loss record of 7 wins and 1 loss and 25 total ranking points, only two ranking points behind 195! During alliance selection, we chose our friends on Team 2168 (Aluminum Falcons) to join Alliance 2. At the other end of the draft, we picked up Team 3719 (STEM Whalers), our 2017 District Championship Finalist alliance captain! Going into the eighth finals, we prioritized ownership and climbing. In our second eighth finals match, our alliance controlled all three game elements and scored three climbs. Due to missing one climb in our first match, our alliance became the third alliance going into the quarterfinals. Our alliance breezed through the quarterfinals and faced the alliance captained by Team 3314 (Mechanical Mustangs) in the semifinals. Although we fought hard, we were ultimately eliminated in the semifinals. After taking alliance pictures, we found that we had won the General Staff award! Morpheus had a great time working with Team 2168 and Team 3719 and hopes that we can work together again soon. We had a great time at Battlecry 19 and would like to congratulate our friends on Team 195 (Cyberknights), Team 319 (Big Bad Bob), and Team 9985 (Team 4041's offseason robot) for winning the event!