World Championships to Take Place Oct. 18 to 30
The robotic riot is on its way to Las Vegas. Sparks will fly and bloodthirsty robots will die right in front of guests’ eyes during BattleBots World Championship VII, taking place inside the iconic BattleBox arena at Caesars Entertainment Studios from Oct. 18 – 30. Tickets to be part of the live audience are on sale now.
Viewed in more than 150 countries, the world’s premier robot combat invites fans to witness world-class fighting machines and the globe’s top-ranked bots as they battle to the death in the hopes of being crowned the BattleBots World Champion. Presented by hosts Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, as well as the formidable, booming voice of ring announcer Faruq Tauheed, the seventh season of the popular show will air on Discovery Channel early next year.
This year’s field includes the best 50 bots in the world, with teams from the United States, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and South America, who will travel to Las Vegas with their fighting machines to slug it out in a series of battles to the death. The audience will witness the awesome spectacle of robot-on-robot, gear-grinding mayhem and see their favorite bots, including Whiplash, Witch Doctor, Hydra, Tantrum, HyperShock, Minotaur, End Game, SawBlaze and more. Also fighting this season is local favorite, Jackpot, built by Las Vegas local Jeff Waters.
The ultimate winner will take home the greatest prize in the sport: The Giant Nut, which is currently held by the United States’ Tantrum, a puncher robot from Team Seems Reasonable, co-captained by Alex Grant and Ginger Schmidt. Alongside the World Championship, BattleBots is also filming the second season of “BattleBots: Champions,” with its prestigious prize, The Golden Bolt, currently held by End Game from New Zealand.
Oct. 18 – 30
There will be three ticketed sessions on Saturdays (12 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and two ticketed sessions on all other scheduled days (12 p.m. and 6 p.m.), culminating in the crowning of the 7th BattleBots World Champion. Each session lasts between three and four hours.
Dark days for the live show will take place on Oct. 20, 24 and 27.
BattleBots is the world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting. For more than 20 years, BattleBots has brought the joy of glorious robot fighting to TV and live audiences around the world. Created by Ed Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries, the sport has over 9 million followers on social media, as well as tens of millions of television viewers. Produced by BattleBots, Inc. and Whalerock Studios LLC executive producers are Chris Cowan, Edward (Trey) Roski, Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge, Aaron Catling and Evan Gatica. For Discovery Channel, Scott Lewers, Joseph Boyle and Wyatt Channell serve as executive producers, with Paola Espinosa as associate producer.
Las Vegas’ Own Team Jackpot:
With the home field advantage this year, Team Jackpot creator Jeff Waters fully intends to keep the Giant Nut in Vegas. Waters discovered robotics as a kid by watching the original BattleBots and even created his own arena in his garage and began hosting small competitions. Eventually, Waters sought to grow the robotics community in Las Vegas and created Vegas Combat Robots – his own robotics club. Jackpot is a weapon-focused robot with a dual vertical blade spinner called the Double Diamond. Team Jackpot has stayed true to their Vegas aesthetic by incorporating slot machine pull arms for the self-righter system and bottom-lit Lexan panels. They hold a season 6 record of 3-1 after being knocked out in the Round of 16.
BattleBots is currently offering two types of tickets, including:
- $42 per person during all Tuesday and Wednesday sessions as well as Friday sessions from 12 to 4 p.m.
- $62 per person during Friday sessions from 6 to 10 p.m. as well as all Saturday and Sunday sessions.
- Great views of the robot action.
- Exclusive access to BattleBots merch stores on site.
- Access to snack and drink vendors on site.
- $72 per person during all Tuesday and Wednesday sessions as well as Friday sessions from 12 to 4 p.m.
- $92 per person during Friday sessions from 6 to 10 p.m. as well as all Saturday and Sunday sessions.
- Premium view center seats.
- Exclusive BattleBots World Championship VII commemorative VIP badge.
- Separate VIP entrance with expedited entry.
- 10 percent discount on all merchandise.
- 10 percent discount on snacks and drinks.
- Dedicated VIP lanes at merch booths and food and drink vendors.
Space is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to battlebots.com/tickets. Children under 16 must also be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are non-refundable.
Caesars Entertainment Studios
4165 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Signs will be posted on-site directing attendees to parking and rideshare pick-up/drop-off locations. Guests are encouraged to arrive one hour prior to showtime.
HEALTH AND SAFETY INFO
Due to the event being taped for TV, certain union guidelines apply. See battlebots.com/tickets for details.