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Photo: Future Games Organizing Committee for Sports Programming

On February 28–29, Kazan hosted Games of the future based on sports programming. 50 people from 27 countries took part in the competition. The Russian team consisted of seven students selected based on the results of the Russian Championship, organized by the Federation of Sports Programming. The team included three students from the educational program “Applied mathematics and computer science» (PMI) Faculty of Computer Science National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Games of the future is an innovative sports show that combines classical and digital sports. The competition lasts more than ten days and includes:

21 disciplines

2000 participants

107 countries

$10 million total prize pool

The sports programming competition took place in two rounds, each lasting five hours. During this time, participants had to solve 24 algorithmic problems by writing code in one of the programming languages. The prize fund for this discipline amounted to 250 thousand dollars.

Based on the results of the two-day competition, the absolute winner was Fyodor Romashov, a second-year student at PMI, who solved a total of 22 problems. Fedor will become Russia’s first master of sports in programming.

The winner received a cash prize, as well as a tour to the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Fedor Romashov, second year student of the Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

“The organization and tasks were at a very good level, I liked everything. It was difficult, I expected to be in the top five participants, I was almost sure that I would get into the top 3, but, of course, I wanted to be first. I started the first day confidently, but on the second I let myself down a little. At the beginning there were a lot of mistakes and incomprehensible moments, I felt that I could lose, but in the middle of the second round I managed to break free and gain a foothold on the leaderboard.

My teammates are very cool. Sasha is a smart programmer and mathematician, Kirill quickly writes code and comes up with problems. Each had its own pros and cons. This time I managed to win, but it was a matter of chance. It is likely that Kirill or Sasha could have won on other tasks; they are very talented. I am happy with our team, I hope we will perform well at the ICPC finals.”

Second place was taken by PMI freshman Alexander Babin, who solved 20 problems.

Alexander Babin, first year student of the Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics

“The organization of the Games of the Future was at a very high level, I was especially pleased with the interesting tasks. Although this competition was an individual competition, we viewed it in part as training for the ICPC Finals so that each individual could contribute more to the team effort. I plan to spend my cash prize on improving my living conditions – this will help me concentrate on my studies.”

Third place went to PMI sophomore Kirill Kudryashov, who solved 17 problems in two days.

Kirill Kudryashov, second year student of the Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

“The competition was held according to ICPC rules. The only difference from regular competitions is that there were two rounds of five hours and as many as 12 problems in each round. Typically, participants solve around six problems individually or 12–14 problems per team. So the competition required concentration, continuous work at the computer and great willpower.

According to the results of the competition, Fedor Romashov took a well-deserved first place, which was generally expected. My second teammate, Alexander Babin, confidently took second place, after which I took third place. I am pleased with the result and happy for my teammates, although I faced great difficulties during both rounds, which can be seen from my huge time penalty.

Personal competition is, of course, good, but in a month the three of us will have the ICPC final, for which we are going to actively prepare in order to bring a good result to our beloved university.”

We congratulate the guys on their excellent results of the competition and wish them success at the ICPC finals, which will take place on April 14-19 in Egypt.

Text: Alexandra Kazakova

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