With the stupendous development seen in silicon technology as well as rapid advancements in the field of machine learning, capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based systems have grown multi fold over the years..
The game revolves around the idea of capturing the enemy's flag while protecting your own flag from them. As such,what's being demanded of the AI to win the game here is more than what's been asked of algor in the past.
As for experts, they claim this is more than just an AI winning against humans in a game. The expectation is that AI can now be taught to learn from this and then adapted to improve automated systems in the real world.