||We just announced some tournament updates for the TCO16 on the Topcoder blog.
One major thing I wanted to point out in case it's not obvious with the news is the way we've incorporated the TCO regional events into the Algorithm Competition.
The way it works is that at our TCO regional events, there will be an algorithm competition (SRM). You need to be at the actual regional event to be eligible to compete. The top ten scores from each regional event SRM will move on to a special online wildcard round. The top 2 scorers from that online round win a trip to compete in the onsite Algorithm Finals!
Currently we're planning on having at least 4 regional events and maybe more - all of which we hope to announce in the coming months. Stay tuned for more info and I hope this is a great perk for those of you who have never had a chance to win a trip as an algorithm finalist before!