“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” Announces Proving Ground Match on March 9, 10


Orbitron V2 autonomous bot by Hacksmith Industries.
(Photo courtesy of Hacksmith Industries)


Additional Show Dates Also Being Added to Meet Increased Demand for More Robot-Combat Action


“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON,” the live robot-combat experience inspired by the popular TV series, announces two highly anticipated Proving Ground matches featuring an autonomous bot created by Hacksmith Industries against challenger Disarray from the University of Arizona. To take place on Saturday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m., the bots will compete for the chance to earn a potential spot in the BattleBots World Championship TV show.

Last year, Hacksmith Industries debuted Orbitron – a groundbreaking autonomous BattleBot utilizing a combination of AI, custom software and a sophisticated array of attack and defense sensors. This March, Orbitron V2 will make an appearance competing against the heavyweight Disarray bot built by university team Wildcat Robotics.

“We’re super excited to bring more autonomy to BattleBots. This new revision of Orbitron attempts to fix many of the maneuverability issues we faced with our last version, so we’re hoping the software has a greater advantage against Disarray,” said Steven Szczeszynski, team captain, Hacksmith.

Adding to the “DESTRUCT-A-THON” excitement, BattleBots is expanding its number of weekly shows to meet the increased demand for more robot-combat action. Fans can look forward to select weeks featuring up to 10 shows. For more information, to view the expanded schedule or to purchase tickets to “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON,” click here.

“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” is the live experience inspired by the drama, action and destruction of the TV series, condensed into an intense, fast-moving, 75-minute theater show. All the fights that take place during “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” are real, and no one—not even the drivers—know which robot will be victorious each night. Each show is full of shocks, surprises and the kind of robot carnage for which BattleBots is famous. Each show consists of five to six one-on-one robot battles—the results of which are not only unpredictable but also sure to be chock full of surprises as the bots and their weapons—such as deadly spinning blades that can slice through steel like butter and flame throwers that can shoot fire six feet into the air—take over the arena. Guests can also marvel at the spectacle of 300-pound robots—the weight of an NFL lineman—or parts of robots soaring more than 16 feet in the air. DESTRUCT-A-THON” robots include many of the most famous which have delighted millions of fans all over the world. With names such as Witch Doctor, Bronco, Kraken, Mammoth, HyperShock, Ginsu, Malice, Nightmare, Overkill, Tazbot and Whiplash – the lineup also includes new robots created specifically for the live show. Las Vegas audiences will have the unparalleled chance to see new robots, Chopper and Diablo, before they are featured on the TV series.

BattleBots is the world leader in the fast-growing sport of robot fighting. For more than 20 years, BattleBots has brought its unique mix of metal mayhem, flames, explosions and high drama to its passionate fans around the world. Created by Edward (Trey) Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries, the sport has over 15 million followers on social media, as well as tens of millions of television viewers. For more information, go to, or follow on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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"BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON" Announces Proving Ground Match on March 9, 10
"BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON" Announces Proving Ground Match on March 9, 10