Is the finals gonna be similar to halite 2 where after a certain number of games, a tier will be eliminated until only the diamond tier is left to play thousands of games?
Yes, fairly similar. Stay tuned for the exact schedule!
According to https://halite.io/play-programming-challenge
Submissions end: January 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (GMT-05:00)
Winners announced: January 29th
the final round will last less than a week as otherwise it wouldn’t be possible to announce winners on the 29th. Could you clarify this?
The finals run basically right up to the announcement so, same as last year*, the finals run for 6 full days and some odd hours.
- It happens to even be the same dates as last year.