Introduction to Running LRT Events

Live Remote Tournament (LRT) gameplay is an alternate event format developed by the REC Foundation.  LRT gameplay allows teams to compete remotely in live interactive competitions using a web-based portal through RobotEvents.com

Prior to creation of the LRT format, all VEX Robotics Competition events have been held “in-person” in a single location such as a school, gymnasium, community center, or a myriad of other public venues. By utilizing the RobotEvents.com Live Remote Tournament system, Event Partners can choose to hold an event entirely remotely. This enables teams to compete with other teams in their region and beyond without the expenses of travel.

Many aspects of the competition that might have been handled by volunteers, including proper field setup/reset and ensuring teams are on the field for their upcoming match, are responsibilities that in LRT events fall to team members and the designated adult who will supervise students during the event. Event Partners hosting Live Remote Tournaments must be proactive and detail-oriented in preparing for and managing these events. Failure to follow these directions may result in substantial delays to the event and/or an inability of teams to participate in the event.

LRT Events for VIQC

In a Live Remote Tournament, the VIQC Teamwork Challenge is played by an Alliance composed of two Teams operating under driver control. Each Team competes on a separate field (i.e., there are two Robots, two Teams, and two fields involved in each Match). An Alliance’s score at the end of a Match is calculated by combining the fields of each Team. For the full game rules, please consult the current version of the VEX IQ Game Manual, including the section on Live Remote Tournament Rules.

LRT Events for VRC

In a Live Remote Tournament, a VEX Robotics Competition is played by two Alliancesone “red” and one “blue”each composed of a single team. Each Team competes on a separate field (i.e., there are two Robots, two Teams, and two fields involved in each Match). For the full game rules, please consult the current version of the VRC Game Manual, including the section on Live Remote Tournament Rules.

LRT Events for VEX U

In a Live Remote Tournament, a VEX U Competition is played by two Alliancesone “red” and one “blue”each composed of a single team with two robots. Each Team competes on a separate field (i.e., there are four Robots, two Teams, and two fields involved in each Match). For the full game rules, please consult the current version of the VEX U Game Manual, including the section on Live Remote Tournament Rules.