Of the hundreds of coders who have played with us over the years, these are the top coders of Code Championship (so far). Not only have these competitors shown incredible coding skill, but their friendliness in the heat of competition has welcomed more coders to the sport than ever before!
2021 National Tournament
With more competitors than ever before, the stakes were raised in the 2021 season. There were only two ways to make it into the tournament:
- Tournament Winner (TW) - win a regular season tournament
- Points Qualifier (PQ) - score the most points throughout the regular season. (Learn more about scoring)
With more competitors than ever before, only a small percentage made it to the National Tournament, so we have included them here as a recognition of their hard work. With the exception of the top two finishers, players are sorted by their points scored during the 2021 regular season.
Nico L and Sebby B squared off in the final match of 2021 after earning their places in the National Tournament as regular season tournament winners and winning multiple pool and bracket play games. Nico clinched this year's title with a never-before-seen "two bot" strategy. This sets the stage for a new level of play for the coders in our 2022 Spring Tournament Series.
The Spring 2022 Tournament Series is the next chance to earn your spot on this list and in the National Tournament.
2020 National Tournament
If you've been a part of Code Championship for long, you know these three names. 2020 was the first season where competitors needed to win a regular season tournament to earn a place in the National Tournament - qualifying through points wasn't an option in 2020, so Aaron, Sebby, and Josh all won at least one tournament during the regular season. These three Code Championship veterans fought for the title.
Aaron and Sebby had both shown impressive week-over-week performances - both won multiple tournaments during the regular season. Sebby made the final match for his second time, setting up an incredible final matchup between two of the all-time greatest Code Championship coders. Aaron managed to win the final match and earned his place as the 2020 National Tournament winner.
2019 National Tournament
In 2019, the National Tournament was split into two categories: one for 12 and under and one for 15 and under. Sebby B won both. Not only is Sebby one of the top coders of all time - with unmatched finishes in the Top 2 every year - his incredibly welcoming personality set the precedent for all future National Tournament winners.