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8 hours ago
Rip it off Giga!
Gonna watch this on the app tomorrow. Go gigabyte
There's so much unspoken love for Battle Bots please keep it around. And bring back Robotica!
Missed it damn
this bonus match very interesting
Whew! Almost missed it. Glad I have my tv to auto tune to battlebots.
QUACK QUACK! 😀 😀 😀
Go Roomba GO!
I like Chronos' teeth designs. They're like mini-wedges.
Where's Bronco this season?
“Let it rip! Let’s fight an epic battle. Face off and spin the metal!”
I don’t know if it aired on tv yet but I just skipped to the fight on science go
New episode Friday.
Wed. is a repeat of Fri here in Texas.
Where is tantrum??
Just bought the whole season off Amazon. Felt bad that it's such a low price. #readyforseason5
Dude what the hell is going on with direct tv? It’s recording the wrong episodes and on demand is only partial. Wth
The judging is awful. Get some judges with some perspective. Zero testosterone.
Spin it to win it! Wait, wrong spinners :-p jk
Gigabyte is me pick to win tonight
Good fight between Black Dragon and Texas Twister. Really surprised the judges gave it to Texas Twister. Black Dragon really seemed to control the fight after both bots' primary weapons went out.
21 hours ago
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I don’t have much faith in Chronos’s design (a little too flat around the edges for me) but someone did tell me that I’d be surprised by the outcome of this fight so I’ll keep my eyes open.
I love the Chronos team's jackets. I want one.
I think Chronos would have the advantage solely on recoil damage. Unlike Gigabyte, Chronos is not a full body spinner and the weapon mechanism is located on the outside of the bot from the look of it.
Love the design of Chronos. Fittingly enough it looks like a clock.
When do we get the bonus fights on Amazon Prime, for those of us that paid good cash to watch the season outside Cable Package Deal land?
I think chronos is gonna get turned into a hockey puck until it breaks.
My dad and brother weren’t into Battlebots at first, but I’ve converted them now!
I’ve waited 2 months to talk about THOSE SHIRTS — just a few more hours
Love battlebots..and Faruke
Beyblades but now IRL!
2009? They were part of a judge's decision last year in the rumble with duck were they not?
This is one of those matches that all I can root for is a good match b/c we have friends on both teams. 😉
I don't get the science Channel 😭
Wat time is that in east African time
Welp that’s worth a second watch now.
Put them on YouTube
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1 day ago
So stoked to see these students' ideas come to life like the Battle Bots do in the ring ✊🤖
2 days ago
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Oh boy, I can’t wait to see what Reddit does with an entire blank fight card. They had lots of fun with the main event one.
we'll be good... promise (well, good enough 😉)
I am a simple man. I want huge v1 vs huge v2. That is all
Main Event: SOW Vs Capt Shrederator HUGE vs Mammoth vs Deep Six The Four Horsemen vs Gemini Hydra vs Bronco Falcon Vs Minotaur Bombshell Vs Cobalt Battlesaw Vs Chronos Bonus fight: Nightmare vs Bloodsport vs Texas Twister HOW WOULD THAT FIGHT CARD BE?!
You called out three of the worst, but Shuntposting is Legion.
Thank you for the template 😉
The released fight card (couldn't resist, you should know what Shuntposters are like by now 😂)
Sorry, can't hold any promises 😉
Can we have a little teaser? Maybe at some bots on one side?
Main event: Bite Force vs Yeti.
Main Event: Sir Killalot and the house robots vs. Tom, Greg, and Trey for obvious reasons. Bonus match on the Science Channel is Mentorn Scotland vs. Whoever the hell was behind the Robot Wars US broadcast at Science.
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This looks like you want us to make the fightcards so the mess up with Monsoon/Doubledutch from last year doesn't happen again!
main event for me : Biteforce vs bronco
Hope to see Copperhead in next fight card. That thing is so well built..✌
(Main Event) Son Of Whyachi Vs Tombstone Bronco Vs HUGE Witch Doctor vs Bite Force Minotaur Vs Sawblaze Gigabyte vs Lock Jaw WhipLash Vs Cobalt The Four HorseMen Vs HyperShock Scorpios Vs Mammoth
Can Mammoth help me move house? Need some help lifting couches and cupboards over the balcony
I look forward to seeing more of this bot!
It was good to see a new approach to weaponry; one with size, swing and majesty. It was fun to watch.
Don't think it will hold up very well to a spinner. He would have to get lucky and flip someone out of the box before they have a chance to get to him.
I'm a Mammoth fan. Really like how completely different it is, and yes, the out of the box way of thinking. I would hope they could come up with a way to cover the tires and still make weight though.
I must admit: I was quite surprised to see this thing move as quickly as it does.
It only won because it competed against a component that wasn't maneuvering correctly and had a non-functioning weapon. Got very lucky.
An unorthodox bot and I love it. I don’t like the look but the practicality and out of the box thinking is great
What’s the weight limit this year? I’m guessing they gave up armor for size to come in under it.
Please tell me this thing will fight Huge!
I’m going to be honest, looking at it I thought it was just made to be big. After seeing it fight, you’re team clearly worked hard to come up with an original concept that should have a place in the competition.
Loved watching this unorthodox bot get it's first win last week!
if only the weapon spun faster, could cause some serious damage.
Is this the final form? 😉
Thought the spinner was going to be more affective. I was waiting for Mammoth to literally punt Axe Backwards across the battle arena. Still awesome though. Solid win!
Should be in it's own category of bots. A different weight division.
The bigger they are the harder they fall
I want to see bronco flip this monster in the air
That was the weirdest looking bot I’ve seen,but it pulled off a win. (And they laughed when David went against Goliath). So we’ll see
The design is awesome, but I think it will be mauled by someone like Tombstone
Heard Nelly met 'em on ancestry.com
Just give us our mammoth v huge fight
It as no protection at all.
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The drive on Shatter is amazing. I think it's a great potential for hammer bots in the future to become competitive. I'd love to really see that hammer fly as they were expecting it to. Witch Doctor still certainly earned the win, but that end was a little hairy. Hoping they clear that up in the rest of the competition, I know they did by RE: Mars, that's for sure
Going off the points system for this year I personally had it down for shatter 4 to 3. Damage obviously more was caused by WD but not counting the damage to the parts that are supposed to fly off. It was caused early on so definitely they won that. Control I gave that to shatter, that design of tyre really caused WD some problems lining shatter up for a front attack so I'd give it to them. Aggression as soon as the hammer broke shatter was really trying to get stuck in and for most of it chasing after WD and being the aggressor. This makes it 4-3 shatter. BUT after thinking about it the reason why I'm guessing WD won was down to the pivotal moment shatter missed completely and allowed the attack to break the hammer. If that's the case you'd assume that it would have lost a lot of momentum on the control portion. Which is why i think now WD won. Still....best fight I've seen so far between the first 2 episodes and the RE:Mars livestream.
WD, but a better-secured hammer could have made the difference. Would love to see Shatter's drive mechanism on a full body spinning bot like Captain Shreaderator. It would be interesting to see those wheels on a non-directional weapon.
Definitely WD. WD was never fully disabled, they were only stuck in debris. Some of the fights have been so disappointing because of similar issues, all one dominating only to get stuck or randomly disabled.
It was really close and I usually lean away from spinners, but I think WD barely won this one. Shatter was extremely impressive with the omniwheel strafing drive though. Looking forward to more fights from both bots.
I showed episode 2to my third grade class yesterday. They loved it
Shatter definitely has potential, but it was Witch Doctor's fight.
Witch Doctor deserved the win. Did more damage and destroyed shatter’s weapon. Great driving by team WD. Really the only damage with doctor suffered was from itself. Need to fix that issue.
I love both teams and their bots, but Witch Doctor clearly won this. At the end they got hung up on some debris and had some mechanical failure, but they bullied Shatter hard for half the fight and removed Shatter’s hammer head. Shatter never got a hit with their hammer. They only got good hits after the head was removed. I was surprised shatter managed to out push Witch Doctor though.
I think watching it in real time (with Bots FC) I had 2-0 WD on aggression (Shatter had some hits without the hammer head but not enough to split it), 1-1 on control, and 2-1 Shatter on damage because WD did catch on fire and all, so 4-3 WD. I am curious what is listed as the difference between 2-0 and 1-1 in a category
If shatter had kept their head on it would of been a very different fight once WD stalled out. I was impressed with shatters armor. It seemed to work as planned.
Witch Doctor. But I hope to see more of Shatter in the future. It's such an interesting and beautiful bot.
Comes down to main weapon... WD took it. Shatter is an Amazing bot, but they should stick to the sharp weapon and weld it on.
I just don’t see hammer-types being competitive in the long run. Success is binary, if you hit, ok, got ‘em. But a miss is a complete miss, no ability to pile up infliction over the course of a bout. Pretty much every other style of weapon can create additive damage over the course of a fight... especially important when it goes to the judges. My $.02
Although both bots struggled with reliability in this fight, Witch Doctor deserved the win in this fight in my opinion. I had high hopes for Shatter though! Typically I think 'meh' when it comes to hammer bots but this one was impressive. I really loved the wheel design and that ablative armor. They gotta do something about that hammer not falling off in the middle of a fight though lol. I guess we'll just wait and see if they improve on their next fight
WD. That hammer and his amaze wheels were atrocious.
I would have liked Shatter to win, I am ok with the decision. Mainly as WD was the more aggressive of the 2.
Definitely Witch Doctor. Shatter didn't do a whole lot and was on defense for the majority of the fight. Yes Witch Doctor was on fire but it kept on trucking. It stuck for a moment on the battle box floor. You could see that it's wheels were still spinning the whole time. Shatter's drive wheel are impressive!
I realize that they were looking for "The Perfect Hit", but sometimes a couple more "Close Enough" hits do the same job. With spinners like this, the longer the round goes on, the more chance you'll take a huge damage hit. And they did because they were trying to play boxer in the ring and dance around for too long. Definitely looking for more from these guys, though. Great promise in their design. Plus, with those wheels (which was an awesome new concept that I loved), they don't have traction and they were just getting pushed around. That's not going to win the long game if the weapon is disabled. Hit hard, hit fast, hit first. And second. Hopefully third, too. Sadly, Witch Doctor seems to keep having longevity problems in the box. This is what, the 3rd time they've caught themselves on fire internally with three different revisions over the last few years? They give about 3 good hits and then their weapon is dead and then they start smoking. They have got to find a solution for that. If the fuel for the flame is leaking and catching, ditch the flame thrower because it's not helping.
Witch Doctor did more damage. That is why WD won the fight.
Witch doctor all day long. His problems weren't caused by anything shatter did. I can also see shatters weapon getting knocked off pretty regularly especially against spinners.
I think the judges got it right. If Witch Doctor can sort their reliability issues, they have a contender. I'm dying to see what Shatter can do. There's a lot of great thinking behind that bot and it could be the first effective hammer since Beta. They do seem to have an aim problem. Maybe they should try to get hold of Zoe Stephenson...
I feel like Witch Doctor won. Yeah it spontaneously combusted near the end but otherwise it was able to inflict a surprising amount of damage to Shatter. Now about Black Dragon vs Texas Twister...
Witch Doctor won by a rather wide margin.
Certainly Witch Doctor, but it does make me excited to see what Shatter can do when the hammer works fully!
4 days ago
SPOILER ALERT: Lock-Jaw fell right into Tombstone's trap. 🤖
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I just felt bad for Lockjaw/Donald. I like him a lot and it was too bad his first draw was Tombstone to start. Hoping he’ll still crack the 16 and put on a good show.
I watched episode 2 last night. Love it !
Great Job Ray Billings! I've seen that move before, show em the backside then come around with that back hand... That ol' Tombstone Ole!
Classic Tombstone move!
Tombstone classic counter. The time tombstoned turned his back and lockjaw followed.... one swing and game over
Manuel Alegria Gomez como me paso a mi en talent jajajajaja
sa una palang halata na tlg mananalo si TOMBSTONE😅😂🤣 LODI KO YAN..
Very smart tactical manoeuvre by Ray. Very well done.👍
Holly show Cason and colton
Love Battle Bots can’t wait for Friday.
looks like donald over confident after few collison with ray.. he need to stay focus.. like early match.. Mohd Faisal Mat Ripin biser tumbstone
Rookie mistake by Donald. Fell right into Ray's trap.
Too bad. They were winning for a moment.
FaDol Smak. Malghooom zyada hassna
But why fall for the basic bait though? When Tombstone shows off those wheels or booty, never dare to follow.
Pi panoorin mo sa discovery.. bagong season.. Amie Bartolome Jr.
The best show that's what's up.
The first hit made tombstone go across the box. The second one made him take flight. The third nearly ripped Lockjaw in half.
I think Tombstone is going to catch a loss this season before the final.
Do these stream for free anywhere?
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Love the concepts. Imagine those wheels on a spinner.
These hammerbots are useless
Shatter got Shattered and also showed the vulnerability of their weapon to be ripped off. Think what a horizontal spinner could do to that thing.
That was a great show last night. Maybe shatter needs a man bun 😃
Great concept that not quite translated into battle.
Always the best
I love the ideas for the omni-wheels (I forget what they're actually called), and the ablative armor that's velcroed to the titanium.
Africa and light issue..l miss this great game
Great armor tho.
Might wanna try welding a hammer head on instead of having them composite and interchangable... Looks like we got another BlackSmith LMFAO! I do really like this bot tho, joking aside, the armor and wheels are genius! I'm rooting for you #TeamShatter!
The wheels are a great idea and one I think we will see more of in the future, the hammer weapon has shown time and again that it really does nothing. The timing required to make a hit it too difficult in my opinion.
Almost a good fight but the Hammer got knocked off!☹️
Need stronger bolts, lol.
Not a good start for them
Last night‘s episode was a good one.
I still think they have potential anyhow.
The girl on the right should be wearing a hard hat in case the hammerhead falls off. 😂😂😂
I thought the WITCHDOCTOR Owners were FATHER & DAUGHTER!!!
I feel like the wheels were a detriment. That it made for sloppy driving.
Looks like Beta got a makeover...
Those wheels on a bot with a better primary weapon might be really tough.
Might wanna tighten the bolts on that hammer next time.:)
That was a good fight.
The funny wheels are a neat idea...but this is the Battlebox, not a skating rink.
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I got an invitation in the mail to be a Nielsen household. Declined it, hopefully that means there's no voodoo doll of me 😀
watching battlebots 17 years after being involved with the 2001,2002,2003 NC Robot Street Fighting in Salisbury, NC. The memories come flooding back. Not as elaborate as what they have today, but was just as exciting. It was put on by Chris Hannold and lots of help. Just wondering if any of those team are still right today....
Minotaur.. was somewhat of a letdown.. get that machine optimal.. its not a plow from my memory.
Witch Doctor!!!!! Well deserved win!!!!!
Wow, it's time for some new judges! Black Dragon won that match!
Black Dragon had that!!!!!
Agreed! Black Dragon got robbed!
Black dragon was awesome! That wasn't fair, they should have won 🙁
I cannot wait to see mammoth and bronco on the arena someday
Black Dragon did not win. Its weapon didnt work from the start so no damage points, that's three points going straight to Texas Twister. The aggression was split one point each and control was Black Dragons which is 2 points. 4-3 win to Texas Twister, you are all blind.
Justice for DUCK, awesome bot
I'm seeing some real inconsistancy in how the refs are counting down. There are some bots like with witch doctor that they say, "I need to see some movement" a couple times before they count. Others, as soon as there is no movement, they start counting. That inconsistancy isn't fair. I've seen other bots get counted out in the time that they gave Witch Docto before they even started counting.
They got the Whiplash/Minotaur decision right
I agree. Black Dragon got cheated! Fire the judges!
Please get new judges!! They suck harder than gravity!
Black dragon was robbed! They should have won.
I don't get the obsession with Witch Doctor. They had one good fight against Tombstone a few years ago and are living off that reputation.
Some great action in episode 1. Can't wait to fire up the next battle
How do you spend the entire match on fire, be the aggressor of the match, and then lose by decision? Black dragon was robbed.
I think that girl judge just votes for whatever other girl is driving no matter what the actual match was. Black dragon absolutely got robbed and these judges need to be fired. The hosts could judge it better. Absolutely ridiculous and extremely biased.
Another episode another bad judges call
The judges with glasses... need new glasses .... :/
That idiot girl judge doesn't know jack. Black dragon had that battle. Another battle she screwed up
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Two words: reliability issues. Those are the two words that sum the episode up. Never even thought I'd see this many cases in a single episode, but it's only the second episode, everyone's fresh & having what's practically test runs of sorts. HUGE vs SOW... well, I was expecting the wheels to snap like styrofoam plates being whacked by sledgehammers, the duel was inevitably gonna end the way it did, but it was sort of impressive to see those wheels bouncing & taking those hits for quite some time. Black Dragon vs Texas Twister... oh c'mon, Texas Twister was practically being bullied 'round the box. Shame the dragon ended up burning itself before the battle even started. DUCK! vs Bombshell... the nuke still has the same weakness from last year. And as for DUCK!, the changes it underwent makes it a more versatile bot. Quacking at its downed foe & that ground-slamming victory breakdance... wow! Shatter! vs Witch Doctor... well, it was still hard to land a blow on the sorceress... & in a single swipe, the hammer head was gone... then, as per Witch Doctor's deal, victory must be repaid with the roasting of the body. Mammoth vs Axe Backwards... damn, that Mammoth sent that drum out. That's what you call a K.O.! First hooking & lifting the enemy by the axe (& damn, it really did seem like an elephant lifting a foe with its trunk) before whacking them out of the arena, best moment of the night! No doubt the behemoth would have been crippled & be brought crashing down had the drum of Axe Backwards worked & chewed on all its wheels though. As exciting as Mammoth is, as much as I want to see more wins from it, I bet Hypershock, the fragile speedster, would have blitzed those tires before its own insides begin smoking (I am not belittling Hypershock, BTW, I actually even wish it has more success & becomes more formidable in the future, heck, despite having realistic thoughts about them, I wish Deep Six & Mammoth epic or at least decent victories... knowing that either Bite Force, Tombstone, or Minotaur will take that nut in the end does not stop me from wishing others at least get their glorious moments, like Whiplash laying the beatdown on Bronco last year). Captain Shred vs Wan Hoo... it's like Black Dragon vs Texas Twister, only this time, the dominating, curb-stomping force in the fight gets knocked out (screwed up on the inside, typical for full-body spinners), leaving no room for debate on a judge's decision. Cap'n, you were so close to greatness! Makes me wonder how Chronos & Gigabyte plays out. Mintoaur vs Whiplash... good to see Whiplash locking horns with the bull. This is the second time we see Whiplash butt against a drum (first time was against Yeti)... it's like that time when Whiplash fought Touro Maximus, except... well, both bots don't exactly seem to be in top condition. Minotaur seems neither as fast nor as powerful as it is supposed to be, & Whiplash can't lift (it's the reverse of the fight against Touro, when Whiplash can lift, but the disc was dead). If both were in top condition, we would have gotten the same result, with Whiplash becoming a matador, but the way how it would have played out would have been more spectacular, with both bots putting up a more brutal fight & raising the applause to almost the same level of praise & cheering as Tombstone vs Minotaur from last year. I can let this pass... it's only episode 2. I know that better, more satisfying days will come in later weeks.
How did Texas Twister win? Those judges need to get their eyes checked! Black dragon got underneath them almost every time! That was favoritism big time. Black Dragon should have won easily. What did Texas Twister do? NOTHING! Black Dragon did most of the damage to themselves by charging the other team.
We STILL have it recording on 2 different channels on DISH and nothing records. And no, nothing is interrupting either one. We give up.
This will be a fun one to watch!
If I have this right, Shatter can move like Alcoholic Stepfather did. It is amazing to watch. That being said, I would think WD would take it out sans any armor.
I thought I was the only one wondering if Witch Doctor's armor changed.
What was this, another 2 or 3 hour long program, that when I cut out all the commercials, BS, and those ridiculously long countdowns before each battle, the ACTUAL BATTLES combined only ended up being... 22 MINUTES!!! Now I can watch the battles without the BS! And not waste 2 or 3 hours of my life like all the poor slobs that watch it live in real time.
Yeah we wouldn't want the two bots getting stuck because of the armour now would we?
It doesn't matter, they always lose.
I was worried for you, for like 10 seconds! Whooo witch doctor!!!
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Ray Billings: great bot....but he’s is such a tool
Our secret’s out 😱
this a new season not a rerun from last year right?didnt know it came back.
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great job whiplash!
Pat Stenhouse 🔥🔥
As long as Whiplash can keep his front end facing Minotaur the whole time, I think he might do fine.
I love Minotaur... But Lets Go #VasquezFamily & #Whiplash!
The debut of Duck! after getting screwed last year. Vendici Mia! The Quack Attack is Back!
I was really excited about the fight, too bad the upgrades let down. I hope they get this sorted out before the next fight. Go Minotaur!
You guys got the best bot..Just a couple tweaks ...
Wait, so this is another episode (2?) then the one shown this wednesday? So you need to watch it all on two channels?
No need words about my favorite. MINOTAURRRRRR!
You need 2 new judges
Live on twitch too?
Minotaur is incredibly durable and fast. Whiplash is a serious bot, but I don't think they can keep up with minotaur's ferocious attack style, especially since the bot is fresh.
Torci mto pro Minotaur, mas parece que a potência da arma primária não estava tão boa quanto nas outras edições. Geralmente ela rodava sem parar, nessa edição, após as colisões, o rotor tinha quase que começar do zero pra atingir uma velocidade boa e causar dano no inimigo. Foi o que levou o robô sempre ter q tomar distância pra atacar novamente, mas o Whiplash não deu brecha e acabou levanto essa luta pelos golpes que conseguiu desferir no Minotaur. Uma pena.
Black dragon won that match.
Minotaur e Daniel Freitas, dupla perfeita
I'm rooting for Whiplash, but Minotaur's taking this one.
Sim, os dois muitos bons mais vai dar Daniel Freitas, sem dúvidas!
This is Minotaurs year! Let’s get it RioBotz!!!
Baddas drumm spinner , Daniel's angry face ,excellent driving = minotaur will win 🙂
Not sure who to root for since I’ve not seen much of Whiplash but it should be fun to watch!