The BattleBots 2019 season is here!
Great News BotFans! BattleBots is back with our best season yet. Catch BattleBots airing Fridays on Discovery and Wednesdays on Science Channel (with extra footage!). The new season will include two blocks of 8-episodes (16 total with a mid-season break). Each episode will be 2-HOURS LONG complete with incredible fights and amazing behind the scenes footage from the Pit (where the robots are repaired between battles). Don’t miss the all new, Botastic, 2019 BattleBots!
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10 hours ago
My favorite bot!
Hey, Team Valkyrie. I just wanna say congratulations on a great season. I’m sad you guys aren’t in the post season, but I hope you come back bigger and better. #BattleBotsRocks
I wished you guys were in the tourney instead of quantum -_-, looking forward to seeing you guys next yr 🙂
Oh Sweet Caroline....
Hopefully you had a souvenir which is Quantum's tooth.
I'm bummed y'all didn't make it in the tournament but congratulations on an epic 2019 season, looking forward to seeing everyone in the 2020 season
Leann has more swag than all the other teams combined.
17 hours ago
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Show us your brackets and seeding. Post using the hashtag #BattleBotsBracket. The official seeding of the TOP 16 will be released this Thursday, and Round 1 of the BattleBots World Championship will air this Friday at 8pm ET on Discovery! THIS IS GOING TO BE INSANE!!! ... See MoreSee Less
My son and I have been talking about making the trek down to Long Beach (if that's where it is again next year) to see a taping of the show.
My life will be empty and bleak once this season ends. This has been the best season by far.
Even though Duck! and Hal are not in the mix, we will be watching. Good luck all Bots!
This will be exciting!!
In Bronco we trust !
Here you go, I tried my best at this to guess who is seeded where. I figured the eight that went straight into the tournament would get the top 8 seeds while the ones who had to fight an extra fight to enter will get the bottom 8 seeds. (Also there are two 12 seeds and no 13th seed, so I fixed that.)
I’m curious who will come out on top!
I hope there will be Tombstone VS Blacksmith.
The 12th seed is on there twice. U guys done goofed
Here's how I see the seeds lining up.
Is there a prize if we get it right?! 😁
Just stick Free Shipping in the winner box and we're done #FREESHIPPINGISBAE
Can't wait for this to start! I'm going out right now and saying Menataur will take it all. Since they got their weapon fixed right, they have been unstoppable!
Its me, or they repeat #12, I guess someone forgot how to write the #13
Just when I thought, there was too much time killed on bs fights, I'm sad to see only 2 episodes left 😥.
Who’s starting the $5 bracket pool??
All I'm saying is that if we don't see SoW versus Tombstone, I will be disappointed.
Depending upon the seeds, Bite Force,Tombstone, Hydra and Witch Doctor/ Minotaur in the final 4
I feel bad for whoever's on 13 as there is no place for you on this. Lucky for 12 tho as they get two chances. This might also be a typo but I think the above makes way more sense
Here are my guesses for seeding: 1. BiteForce, 2. DeathRoll, 3. WitchDoctor, 4. Hydra, 5. BlackDragon, 6. SawBlaze, 7. Tombstone, 8. Whiplash, 9. Quantum, 10. SOW, 11. Huge, 12. LockJaw, 13. Yeti, 14. Minotaur, 15. UpperCut, 16. Blacksmith
HUGE vs Tombstone The battle box will look like a packing peanuts container exploded 🤣
I'm only going to guess all this seeding in this order. Bite Force, Hydra, DeathRoll, Witch Doctor, Tombstone, Whiplash, Black Dragon, SawBlaze, Minotaur, Yeti, HUGE, Blacksmith, Son of Whyachi, Lock-Jaw, Quantum, Uppercut. Then again it's not all about automatic spots and last spot winners.
Hopefully get to see Biteforce vs Quantum
21 hours ago
🚨 Spoiler Alert 🚨 Desperado Tournament winner Black Dragon gets ready for the World Championship Finals. Can they go all the way? Don't miss round one this Friday at 8pm on Discovery! ... See MoreSee Less
Such a shame that the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP isn't available around the world. Currently not in the UK any more. And how many countries take part too from around the world?
This is gonna be awesome
They're just referring to the final 16 guys ; )
Minotaur all the way (THIS TIME!!)
Yessssss, wearing my Black Dragon shirt 🙌🏻 #BurnThemAll
The World Championship finals? Did Battlebots just spoil the entire tournament? wtf
Congrats but I think he only beat Minotaur because their robot wasn’t dialed in yet like last year.
Blacksmith! Go get 'em.
I think biteforce will repeat
I don't know if I'll EVER watch Discovery channel after this is over. 🤔
#BurnThemAll #GoBlackDragon 💛💙
Go black dragon
I think Hydra will get the giant nut this year
Que bonitinho hahahahahaha
1 day ago
Valkyrie had 55 3D printed parts onboard during the filming of the 2019 season—all strong enough to take the abuse of robot fighting. Learn more about how Markforged 3D printing technologies were used inside Valkyrie bit.ly/2lNUsgG ... See MoreSee Less
Pretty incredible the day and age we live in!
I recently got to see a Mark 2 in action. It is like poetry in motion watching them work.
3D printing is the future!
Crikey. Now Valkyrie really is an American take on PP3d!
I couldn't help but wonder what the heck was flopping around on Valkaries tires. They had absolutely no grip on the area floor.
Jesse Crowley Imaging 3d printing robot parts, what an amateur.
AMA with Teams DUCK! and Marvin today at 4pm PT over at reddit.com/r/battlebots ... See MoreSee Less
I love watching Duck fight, the design of him almost makes me think of a knight getting ready for a jousting tournament it's awesome
With Duck's durability, it'd make an awesome modern day Hazard.
My heroes! Duck! rocks and Hal and his family are too nice. Gotta love this group. Marvin is an up and comer!
!awesome! Hang tough !
Duck entertains us, inspires us and most importantly teaches us the joy of bot fighting.
Team Duck needs to convert its lifter to a pneumatic flipper. If they can do that and stay under the weight limit, they're a force to be reckoned with next season.
It is one seriously durable bot. If they mounted a spinning blade on Duck, it'd be unbeatable. Maybe even give Tombstone a run for his money.
Most durable bot out there. Must agree though all-defense is not a winning strategy, except maybe in demolition derby. Of course, adding a weapon means more vulnerable bits to break . . . Still.
Somebody on team duck needs to do 2 things. Pilot a minibot named goose, and wear a goose shirt.
I don’t get why Hal’s team is never with him in the Battlebox. It bothers me.
I have yet to see anyone use a pneumatic punch using an air or hydrolic piston that punches out from the robot. Maybe duck could do something like that to have some sort of weapon. 🤷♂️🐥
Did Marvin have televised fights, I feel like I missed it!?
Duck needs a weapon that actually inflicts damage, otherwise, he loses a judges decision almost every time.
duck / 42 vs tombstone
Problem with Ducks flipper is he flails around using it more than it being practical.
Will duck ever change his weapon to a spinner shaped like a ducks beak lol
Everyone knows how to beat duck. Duck needs a weapon if they want to be competitive
get em next year Duck! 🦆🦆🦆
Dead Duck now.
🚨Spoiler Alert🚨 Post match interview with Team Rail Gun Max. For more exclusive videos please become a BattleBots supporter ... See MoreSee Less
I enjoyed watching them this season. I hope they come back.
When I met this wonderful team that night, they apologized for losing. 😭 They’re so precious and nice. I wanted to be the one to apologize to them because I’m sure they were hurting more, but there they were, more concerned for me. Elaine and the boys are awesome, I can’t wait to see them again next year. 💕
Amazing fights last night
They have a bot with a lot of potential, it was neat to see them having fun, and they did add a lot of entertainment to the season.
Rail Gun Max got screwed over in their last battle and should have already been in the tournament. Then you throw them in a three way battle with two teams that are better than most of the others I saw last night. Minotaur gets 7 fights to get in?
Stand tall RGM, you should have qualified.
Those were some great fights last night !
Making only one match a 3-way bout was a mistake. It was unfair to the teams involved, particularly RGM in the end. If this had been a 1 on 1 like every other match, RGM would have won because they disabled the other bot. But instead Uppercut, who took almost no part in the bout, won because it didn’t participate and thus wasn’t damaged, and thus won by default. You owe the RGM team an apology for setting that up. They’ve got a great bot that’s going to keep getting better.
Where did Mammoth go? I only saw them in two matches and still want to see them battle Huge at some point (maybe next year) even though Huge would probably win.
I'd like to see a Tombstone VS Blacksmith match.
Duck! and Hal will be back! Quackin’ and Attackin’!
Hydra will get the giant nut this year
Elaine Wu is a hottie
Railgun max is a dumb name and the dumb egg beater dumbness was dumb. Duck is dumb, too. Lets have a bot with no weapon. Dumb.
🚨 Spoiler Alert 🚨 Spinner on Spinner Violence. ⚙️🤖
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This was a good Battle!
This great battle.😘
Wow, the way Son Of Wyochi STAYS BALANCED with all that power it has when knocked in the air is extremely IMPRESSIVE!
Entertaining episode!! So happy Mino in the top 16! 😊
That was a really satisfying end of the battle. 😁
For a moment, I thought SOW had bent its spinner shaft. Entertaining fight, but I missed the button-pushing sock puppet show.
Son of Whyachi is a scary spinner! Really has aged gracefully 🙂
All of these matches were spectacular! Can’t wait to watch the future matches.
Several really BIG hits last night! It was a great show!!!
Amazing fight, could have easily gone the other way. Every bot earned their placement imo.
Great battles all around this episode. Sad that Duck didn’t get through. Looking forward to the tournament. Go witch doctor!!
That was precision control of SOW by Luke. Really well driven. SOW will either kill its enemy or itself after the first hit or two--like most full body spinners. That said, it's certainly a lot more reliable than the shell spinners we've seen. Loved that bot since it was a shufflebot with meat hammers attached.
Great episode. Any of tonight's bot deserved top 16.
I was hoping valkyrie, rail gun max, hypershock, and rotator would win 🙁
I think Tombstone has got something to be worried about!
Very nice match!
That was an epic battle. Yaaa sow. See ya next season copperhead
Spoiler, but totally worth watching!
What a battle and what an episode!!
Just a spinning motor on wheels Should not even considered as a bot Seriously no creativity at all in this thing.
Me encanta este programa, me gustaría que pasaran más cosas backstage
Whyachi vs Tombstone would be a great playoff match
VIOLENT ENERGY!!! What a fight, and what a night! OH MY GOD!!!
Best season ever. Great episode!
I can't get over how good this episode was. Phenomenal!
Will Bales is so frikkin awesome! Love Hypershock and I love Huge! I was gonna be sad for the loser and excited for the winner! Either way!
I love Duck. See you next year.
That worked out pretty much exactly the way we thougt it would…
I’m glad Will Bales can lose and still have fun.
I made that floppy flamingo balloon!
Will is a class act. Duck lost a tough match but they’re still one of my favs. Happy for Blacksmith. Finally got over the hump. Tonight was a great episode. Well done, Battlebots.
We’re proud of you Duck! and Hal! See ya next year!!!!
Keep the faith DUCK & BRONCO ! REALLY looking forward to seeing you two next season.. love you two .. congrats to the winners and bravo to all !
I've been watching BB since they were on the Comedy Channel and the matches this season are closer than ever. I do kinda miss the mis-matches they used to show back then.
BLACKSMITH! YEAH! Congrats Al, that was the right decision 👍
This year has had just enough destruction to make me happy. Thanks for broadcasting such an extended season!
That was so great when he took out the drone with the rake!
The Hypershock/huge fight should have been the main event. That just about killed me because I love them both
Thank god the cat is out of the bag, I can stop holding my tongue 😂
I love Will Bales and the Hypershock team! <3
So many great upsets this season. I've given up trying to predict the outcomes. Keep us guessing BattleBots.
Great fights so far. Going to be a great postseason.
We're going to need a bigger rake!
Kenny: "You're in the top 16!" Luke from Son of Whyachi:
My favorite thing about this sport is how nice everyone is to eachother, even when they lose
congrats winners! duck & hypershock, hope to see you back next year!
Great way to kick off the tournament 👍🏻 was happy to see blacksmith finally make it to the dance.
Watching now 😊 it's Huuuuuge!
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100 internet points for those that get the blowed up real good reference 🤪
Thank you Lincoln Electric, Tormach Inc. and Markforged so much for sponsoring!!!! 💙❤️💚🧡
We could not repair and keep going with Lincoln Electric! Year after year, they are always 100% reliable, and always fun to hang out with too, thank you Lincoln team!
big thank you to the sponsors!!!!! this is my fav sport
I really wish that for those of us who buy the entire season on Amazon could get the bonus fights.
Love "Lock-Jaw's" WIFE'S BOOTS, so cool!
Simon Cordat je te conseille cette page, franchement c'est très drôle
Sawblaze should be fighting for a spot......
Hydra will get the giant nut this year
Thank you Lincoln Electric, Tormach Inc. and Markforged. Long live BattleBots!!
stop with the kissing Mr. and Mrs. Yeti
The top 8 have been selected, but the remaining 8 slots are up for grabs. Tonight it's WIN AND YOU'RE IN! For the first time in BattleBots history, the final 8 spots of the TOP 16 will be decided by a series of PLAY-IN matches. Those matches happen TONIGHT! 8pm (et) on Discovery. ... See MoreSee Less
I really like the way they're doing this. They're essentially expanding the playoffs an extra round and giving the top third of the bots a first round bye. For a playing field that is so large (68 bots), a tournament of just 16 is too small, that's only 23.5% of the field. As a reference, in the NFL, 12 out of 32 make it (37.5%), MLB 10/30, 33%, NHL 16/31 51.6%, NBA 16/30 53%.
Great picks. Can’t wait!
This is going to be awesome!
! Awesome !
This is gonna be awesome! I can’t wait for tonight!
This has potential to be the best episode of Battlebots so far!
Sawblaze i Still very septical with this bit.not a great potentiel
I still don’t agree with Sawblaze automatically getting in as their performance was very hit or miss compared to last year (especially with that “win” over Blacksmith)
Wish Gruff was in!!! #imagruffgirl #teamgruff #ilovegruff
who are the final 17 and who is fighting who? I think it would have been fun to repost that info with my picks of who would get the final 8 slots.
Definitely a tougher road to the giant nut. Some of those bots have really taken a beating in the prelims. And remember all this was filmed and in a very short time frame. Not allot of time to rebuild between matches. Hats off to all these teams.
I got a feeling that Huge will get in, as will Hypershock
C'mom Duck! and Hal! Winners no matter what happens tonight! Love the Quack Attack!
I was right. It was Tombstone, SawBlaze and Whiplash in the other three spots of the top 16. Can't wait to see who the other eight are.
Love battlebots; gets better every season !!!
I thought Despardo Tourney was all or nothing... if you enter and don't win, any wins in the tournament shouldn't count on the overall record
It's going to be a good one for sure!
Not really surprised by these choices honestly. I'm just anticipating the other half.
For a sec there, I thought they were listed by tournament seeding. (1,8,4,5,2,7,3,6). And then I realized it was alphabetical
I think we find out who the seeds are on Thursday out of these sixteen robots.
So it's kind of like an extra round of the tournament. Eight battlebots are already in, but the remaining 17 robots have to go through an extra fight in order to make it to the round of 16. So I guess this could kind of be the pseudo round of 25?
I think too that the bots that looked unbeatable could be making an early exit, or get really smashed up in the tournament and an upset occur. No way to tell but watch out for black dragon.
Can we bring back the tournament where 32 bots are in?
I absolutely don’t understand why Sawblaze and Whiplash are automatically in while Huge and SOW (along with Hypershock and Lockjaw) are risking to be eliminated. SOW is way stronger than SawBlaze. Maybe the committee doesn’t like the fact that a single team might have 2 bots in the final top 16 (the other being Hydra) and so they have decided to put on a grudge match vs Copperhed to make the show more entertaining. But to my mind this is very unfair.