The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation (opens in new tab) is taking its annual VEX Robotics World Championship virtual this year. Although the COVID-19 outbreak forced the organization to cancel this year’s in-person event, the REC Foundation will be hosting the VEX Robotics Virtual World Celebration and the first Fantasy Robotics Tournament on Saturday, April 25 to honor its community of students, coaches and volunteers. The virtual experience will take place on the VEX Robotics YouTube Channel at 10 am CT (VEX Robotics Competition Group) and 11:30 am CT (VEX IQ Challenge Group).
All teams that qualified for the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship are included in the simulated Fantasy Robotics Tournament with the winners of the tournament recognized during the VEX Virtual Worlds Celebration. Qualifying match schedules will be listed here (opens in new tab) today.
This event replaces the REC Foundation’s annual VEX Robotics World Championship, which attracts more than 25,000 attendees from all 50 states and 50 nations. During the live event, students in grade three through college with their custom-built robots compete in timed, robotic matches.