VEX U Event Formats

In-Person Tournaments

In-person Tournaments are the most common event type. Tournaments are typically one day events that feature Qualification Matches and Robot Skills Matches followed by Finals. In most cases, judged awards are offered, with judge interviews running concurrently with the event.

In-Person Skills-Only Events

In-person Skills-only events are a great way to test the success of the team's robot, post results to the World Skills Standings, and check out other team designs. Like Tournaments, In-person Skills-only events are typically one-day events that feature Robot Skills Matches. In some cases, team interviews and judged awards are also included at these events.

Live Remote Skills Events

Live Remote Skills Events are remote versions of Skills-Only events in which Teams participate in Robot Skills Challenge Matches live on camera from their own fields. Teams can test the success of their robot design and post results to the World Skills Standings even if they can't get to an in-person Tournament or Skills-Only event. Teams may have a scheduled time slot in which to complete their Matches or may wait in an online "queue" to complete runs on a first-come first-serve basis.


Leagues provide multiple opportunities for a group of teams to compete.

Leagues are events with three (3) or more Ranking Sessions plus a League Finals Session. Ranking Sessions include Qualification Matches and may offer Robot Skills Matches. Ranking Sessions are usually only a few hours long and are scheduled several weeks apart to give teams an opportunity to improve their robot designs and game strategies.

The League Finals Session usually includes Robot Skills Matches followed by Finals. Judging is optional and is usually conducted at the League Finals Session.