TCO20 North America Regional Event

For the first time ever, TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in North American region of the world.

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For the first time ever, our TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in the North America region of the world.

Our world has definitely been turned upside down the last few weeks and months with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our globe. In keeping your health and safety as the most important thing in mind, we have decided that the North America Regionals will be held virtually this year and you will have an opportunity to compete and interact with attendees virtually.

We cherish these events as a way to get to know so many of you and build stronger relationships with the folks we work with at Topcoder every day and so we are excited to plan an engaging and interactive experience to all of you.

The event is scheduled to take place virtually on 20th September. Invitations to the finalists with all the details will be rolled out a week before the event.

Event Recap

This year not only did we go back to North America with the TCO Regionals, it was also a year in which we had some of the best members in the region come back to compete.

It was back in 2017 when we last organized two regionals in North America. After a break of two years, we decided to take the regionals back to the country where we have been hosting TCO Finals for the past twenty year.

Regionals this year had their own charm and excitement…


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Congratulations to our TCO20 North America regional event champions!



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Countries in this Region

The following countries are part of this region:

Bermuda Canada*
Greenland Saint Pierre and Miquelon
United States of America

*Doesn’t include ‘Quebec province of Canada’ according to Standard Terms for Topcoder Competitions v2.2

Event Details

The event will include:


  • Regionals Algorithm Competition - Bracket Style - Single Elimination

  • Regionals Development Competition

  • QA - Software Testing Challenge

Networking Opportunities and Breakout Games
The event will also include fun competitions to award you Topcoder Swag. It will also allow you to mingle with other Topcoder members in your region and meet some cool sponsors!


  • Developer Sessions

  • Post Match Analysis

Live Commentary

  • Algorithm Bracket Tournament

See the entire schedule below.


All the times mentioned are in UTC -4

Date and Time SCHEDULE
Sep 20, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PMOfficial Welcome and Instructions
Sep 20, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PMQA Bug Hunt Launch
Sep 20, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PMAlgorithm Qualifying Round
Sep 20, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PMBreak-Time Games
Sep 20, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PMDevelopment Competition
Sep 20, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PMAlgorithm Bracket Tournament
Sep 20, 06:30 PM – 07:00 PMAwards Ceremony

** Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be made available the week prior to the event.


When will I receive my event kit?

Once you fill your acceptance form with all the details, we will start working on shipping you your event kit.

My internet connection is very slow so how will I be a part of the games and events?

We think your internet connection should just be suitable to allow you to participate in Topcoder Contests. You can always watch the live sessions later as they will be recorded. In terms of networking opportunities, we will have some games hosted on the Slack Channel too so it will become easier for you to participate in those.

Can I experience the platform you are using to host all the events before the event?

Yes for sure, we will be running a demo event 2 days before the actual event to allow you to join in and experience the features of the platform.

How to Qualify

These exclusive events are invite-only meaning you have to win a ticket to attend. Members had to compete in Topcoder Challenges launched during TCO20 Stage 2 (January 2020 to March 2020) to earn TCO20 Points. Members are now invited to the event according to their placement on the regional leaderboard.

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We are looking for sponsors for the event, who are looking to hire local talent or showcase their technologies, API’s and products to the amazing tech audience.

Send a quick note to and we would be happy to help you be a part of this event!


Questions? Go here.