Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Host 19th Annual BattleCry@WPI

High school robotics teams from across the Northeast will participate in popular off-season robotics competition
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May 17, 2018

One of the largest and longest-running events in FIRST Robotics returns to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) this weekend. On May 19-20, 60 teams from across the Northeast will participate in BattleCry@WPI, touted as “the best off-season event in FIRST.”

Now in its 19th year, BattleCry@WPI is a robotics competition for high school teams wishing to have one more time to put their robots to the test. Teams will compete in matches, enjoy social events, and vie for a number of awards with some of the most elite robots in the game. BattleCry@WPI gives teams a chance to recruit new members or let existing ones try out new roles without the pressure of an official competition.

The event is free and open to the public.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Competition
  • 2:00–7:00 p.m. Competition

Sunday, May 20, 2018

  • 8:45 a.m. Competition
  • 11:30 a.m. Playoffs
  • 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony


Harrington Auditorium and Sports & Recreation Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.


  • 60 teams representing schools from New England, New York, and New Jersey. For a full list click here.
  • WPI students, team mentors, and faculty


This year’s BattleCry@WPI game is based on FIRST® POWER UPSM, the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game theme.