“BattleBots: DESTRUCT-A-THON” Invites Fans to Exclusive Proving Ground Matches


Rookie Bot to Compete Against Seasoned Veterans for
Opportunity to Appear on TV

“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON,” the live robot-combat experience inspired by the popular TV show, invites fans to two exclusive Proving Ground matches on Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20. Rookie bot DOOM built by amateur Alejandro Pina will receive the opportunity to compete against Ray Billing of Tombstone fame and Martin Mason of MadCatter fame for the chance to earn a potential spot in the BattleBots World Championship TV show.

Adding an exciting twist to the match, Billing and Mason will field their smaller robots to create a multi-bot. Billing’s Mortician bot and Mason’s CatKong will form a dynamic duo to take on the 250-pound DOOM bot.

Should DOOM prove victorious or impress the BattleBots selection committee with innovative technology, the amateur bot may receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete against professional teams on TV.

Proving Ground matches will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 and on Sunday, Aug. 20. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Guests who arrive at least 30 minutes early, can participate in an interactive Q&A with BattleBots experts.

“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, 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 10 million followers on social media, as well as tens of millions of television viewers. For more information, go to, or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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"BattleBots: DESTRUCT-A-THON" Invites Fans to Exclusive Proving Ground Matches
"BattleBots: DESTRUCT-A-THON" Invites Fans to Exclusive Proving Ground Matches