Breakaway™ is a game played on the field. Two alliances, one
red and one blue, composed of three FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams each, compete in
each match. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent by shooting
balls into a goal, climbing on the Alliance Tower or platform, or by lifting an alliance
robot off the playing surface.
A match is 2 minutes and 15 seconds long. A 15 second Autonomous period starts each match during which the robots are controlled by pre-programmed instructions. The Autonomous period is followed by the Tele-operated period during which the drivers assume control of the robot. The robots continue to play the game until the tele-operated period is over.
The match ends with robots attempting to climb up platforms located on the field. Each robot earns points based on how high it climbs.
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