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By jqdai0815, history, 11 months ago, In English

Hello everyone, we are happy to announce that the 2nd Universal Cup has started officially.

The Universal Cup is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering training resources for competitive programming teams. Our website is https://ucup.ac/ (in English and Chinese).

In the previous season, over 750 teams from more than 300 affiliations all over the world, registered and participated in a total of 22 stages, encompassing contests from Asia, Europe, and America.

With the permission of contest setters and without involving copyright disputes, the Universal Cup will hold mirror contests for some undisclosed competition sets. It is expected to hold at least 20 contests in this season. We will simulate the actual situation in the competition, executing the board freeze in the last hour. At the same time, we will provide an overall rating board, which will help the team to make a reasonable assessment of itself.

Over the past few weeks, the committee has worked hard to schedule stages and try to improve the competing experience for participants. We are very excited to share some information here as a head up:

  • In the upcoming 2nd Universal Cup, starting from September 2nd, 2023, we have already scheduled 14 high-quality stages from Asia and Europe mainly. The current schedule can be viewed on the main page of our website https://ucup.ac/.

  • There are also 4 stages (expected on October 7th, 14th, 21st, and December 9th) in confirming. The schedule in the second half will also be updated later.

  • We have managed to upgrade our judging system on QOJ, and we will use it as the contest platform starting this season. To provide more flexibility, instead of 3 fixed time windows, teams now can choose to start to compete in one of the following 6 windows as they want:

    • 13:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday ~ 18:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday
    • 16:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday ~ 21:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday
    • 19:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday ~ 24:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday
    • 21:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday ~ 02:00 (UTC +8) on Sunday
    • 23:00 (UTC +8) on Saturday ~ 04:00 (UTC +8) on Sunday
    • 02:00 (UTC +8) on Sunday ~ 07:00 (UTC +8) on Sunday
  • For teams that have already registered, if they have done at least 3 contests in the previous season, their account will be preserved and enrolled into the current season automatically. Otherwise, the same as new teams, please register following the instructions on Registration.

  • The official website has been upgraded. You are able to view all information from the previous by simply choosing the corresponding season on the website.

The first contest will be the stage Qingdao on September 2nd, 2023. The contest source is The 2018 ACM-ICPC Asia Qingdao Regional Online Contest prepared by SUA Problem Setter Team. For a great number of Chinese teams, we believe this will be a good practice to prepare for the upcoming ICPC preliminary online contests in late September.

As well as many other future stages, this stage will be uploaded to Gym afterward. We are grateful to MikeMirzayanov for letting us advertise Universal Cup in Codeforces and providing the great platform Codeforces and Polygon to help prepare contests. We are also very thankful to all contest setters of stages for your support to the Universal Cup. If any setter would like to propose a stage, please feel free to contact us.

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Auto comment: topic has been updated by chenjb (previous revision, new revision, compare).

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Does the new judging system support Rust? If not — could you update it?

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    Rust is currently not supported; we may add support for Rust in the future update, but it's not on the planned list.

    We are working on setting up the account and platform now since registration just starts and the first stage in 10 days. We need to make sure everything goes fine before adding new language to the platform.

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I mailed my team details today itself.

When can I expect User ID & Password?

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    All the registration requests will be proceed before the trial stage. Due to the high number of registration applications, this may take several days.

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ucup, so damn cool!

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Good rounds

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Is this upcoming round the same as the UCup Season 1 Stage 9? Both seem to be 2018 Qingdao Regionals

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    No, it's not.

    The contest used in the Season 1 Stage 9 was the 2018 ICPC Qingdao Regional Onsite Contest. The first stage of this season is the 2018 ICPC Qingdao Regional Online Contest, which is a completely different one.

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Ucup!

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I have sent mail for registration purpose 1 day ago but till now I haven't received any response.

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I filled the registration form and received the login account. But unfortunately, one of the emails was incorrect, how can i update it ?

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    Please resend an email to [email protected] so we can proceed it.

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      I filled out the form Today. Still Haven't got any login credentials. What to do? Please guide.

      I also mailed my Team details 7 days ago.

      Upd: I received the reply. Thank you

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I was attempting to participate in The 2nd Universal Cup. Stage 5: Northern. However, in the registration page, I accidentally registered on the past date and my participation is over immediately. I think the registration should only be possible on future dates, so it is a bug.

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    Hello.

    I'm sorry to hear that this happened. It is true that the team is likely registering for the wrong time slot in the current system. I will adjust the system to delete the old time slots when the new one starts.