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Battlecode 2023 ends on February 5th, 2023!

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Battlecode 2022 Gameplay

What is Battlecode?

In Battlecode, two teams of virtual robots roam the screen, managing resources and executing different offensive strategies against each other. Plan, code, and compete throughout the month of January for a chance at more than $20,000 in prizes!

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Who can participate?

Anyone is welcome to participate in Battlecode! However, only student teams are eligible for the tournaments and prize money. Note that non-MIT students are eligible too.

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Why Battlecode?

It's fun! Battlecode 2023 will have 20K in prizes and free swag (tshirts + stickers + more) at the Final Tournament. Also, we have a beginner friendly bracket for first time MIT competitors!


Gold Sponsors

Regression Games

Regression Games is bringing the world of AI and gaming to the mainstream. We are building the games, platform, and community to making competitive gaming with AI accessible and enjoyable for everyone! Players on Regression Games will create code, artificial intelligence, and machine learning models to control characters in their favorite games. Debug strategies in real time, compete for prizes in tournaments, battle for top spots on the leaderboard, and collaborate with friends to build the best bots possible.

We are founded by a previous Battlecode Dev, and we understand the excitement of competing with AIs in games. We are passionate about competitive gaming with technology, and believe that a month out of the year is not enough time! Join us in the Battlecode off-season at to participate in our first season and tournament. Enhance your coding and AI skills, prepare for the next year of Battlecode, and earn ultimate glory!

Interested in internships? Contact us through our website - the winners of the Regression Games award, “Best Devlog Series”, will automatically get a chance to interview for internships.

Argus Labs

Argus Labs is pioneering a game technology architecture that allows games, marketplaces, public good game infrastructures, and user-generated content/platforms to communicate and interoperate seamlessly.

Despite being internet-native, online game worlds exist in siloed systems – seemingly tucked away in the dark corners of the universe.

  • Game developers are locked into platform giants and operate at their mercy.

  • Players are restricted from creating content and platforms that directly hook into core game logic and data.

  • Games can’t communicate with each other seamlessly, eliminating a treasure trove of game design innovation and embargoing expansive inter-game economies.

We are an applied research lab with an integrated game studio. At Argus, we build games that are native to our infrastructure; this provides us with mechanical sympathy that allows us to design games that fully unlock the power and quirks of our system.

We recently raised $10 million in seed funding led by Haun Ventures ($1.5b crypto fund led by former a16z GP Katie Haun) with participation from leading angels in tech and gaming such as Elad Gil, Balaji Srinivasan, etc.

Looking for an internship or a full-time role at the intersection of distributed systems and game development? Check out

Silver Sponsors

Hudson River Trading

Hudson River Trading brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development.

At HRT we come from all sorts of backgrounds: mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and engineering. We’re a community of self-starters, motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automated trading. We’re friends and colleagues, whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Jane Street

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with offices worldwide. We hire smart, humble people who love to solve problems, build systems, and test theories. You’ll learn something new every day in our office—whether it’s connecting with a colleague to share perspectives, or participating in a talk, class, or game night. Our success is driven by our people and we never stop improving.

Spark Investment Management

We are creating a groundbreaking data science infrastructure for our next-generation hedge fund. For over a decade, our outstanding people, many of whom have PhDs, have been developing the next generation of technologies, ideas, and strategies. We have been highly successful because of both our technically superior strategies and our brilliant people. We have a close-knit group, distinguished by their interest in our shared success, half of whom are graduates from Harvard, MIT, and Cornell. We have experience with H-1B and green card sponsorship, and visa status is not a constraint.

Bronze Sponsors





The D.E. Shaw Group




Other Sponsors



Wilkens Family