ILITE encourages others to play by the rules, both old and new.


FIRST STRONGHOLDSM is played by two alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals, and surrounding and scaling their opponents’ tower itself. Any deviances from the original rules are listed below. Otherwise, see the Game Manual.
  • - Elimination match alliance selection order may be modified (dependent upon the number of teams competing); teams and coaches will be notified of any changes from the standard rules as early as possible and no later than lunch
  • - No Portcullis or Drawbridge defenses (per communication with FIRST)
  • - No audience selection of defenses
  • - Defense changes every 10 matches with a final change prior to elimination matches
  • - Defenses for both sides of the field will always be the same