In 2006, rich functionality of MQL4 environment enabled the company
to arrange the first annual Automated Trading Championship. Never before
had the world seen a competition of Expert Advisors of such a scale.
Trading robots of 258 developers competed for a prize fund of $80 000 in
this 12-week contest. The winner Roman Zamozhnyy increased his deposit
by 250% and received $40 000.
The Championship sparked interest among traders and brokers encouraging further development of the automated trading around the world.