Published 24.08.2021

IEEE BigData 2021 Cup: Predicting Victories in Video Games

IEEE BigData 2021 Cup: Predicting Victories in Video Games ( is a data mining challenge organized at KnowledgePit platform in association with IEEE BigData 2021 conference. The task in this challenge is to come up with an efficient algorithm for predicting winners in Tactical Troops: Anthracite Shift (, based on game logs, maps, and other available game data. Authors of the top-ranked solutions will be awarded cash prizes and free conference registrations.
A special session devoted to the challenge will be held at the IEEE BigData 2021 conference ( Authors of selected challenge reports will be invited to extend them for publication in the conference proceedings and presentation at the conference. The publications will be indexed in the same way as regular conference papers. The invited teams will be chosen based on their final rank, innovativeness of their approach, and quality of the submitted report. 
Schedule of the competition:

  • September 30, 2021: deadline for submitting the solutions,
  • October 3, 2021: deadline for sending the reports, end of the competition,
  • October 4-6, 2021: online publication of the final results, sending paper invitations,
  • October 25, 2021: deadline for submitting invited papers,
  • November 1, 2021: notification of paper acceptance,
  • November 15, 2021: camera-ready versions of accepted papers due.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to invite all active researchers and machine learning practitioners to participate in this data mining challenge!