Two Bots Fight to the Death in the BattleBox Arena.
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“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” HOSTS 100th LIVE ROBOT-COMBAT SHOW, ADDS ADDITIONAL SHOW DUE TO HIGH DEMAND
“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON,” the live robot-combat experience inspired by the popular TV series and hailed as “an incredibly exciting evening of robotic mayhem,” recently celebrated its 100th show at the BattleBots Arena near the Las Vegas Strip. Due to the growing popularity of robot-combat sports, BattleBots has added another “DESTRUCT-A-THON” show to its weekly roster on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Since opening on the Las Vegas Strip this February, “DESTRUCT-A-THON” has welcomed more than 50,000 fans from across the globe and many notable celebrities, including Criss Angel, Adam Carolla, Piff the Magic Dragon, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, Matt Iseman from American Ninja Warrior, BattleBots TV show ring announcer Faruq Tauheed and Perez Hilton.
To date, Kraken continues to reign as the most winning robot on the show with a 65 to 32 win/loss record. New ShowBot Bronco has also surprised audiences and upheld a perfect winning streak with 20 wins in a row.
Renowned for robot carnage and endless wreckage, “DESTRUCT-A-THON” has also destroyed the following since opening:
- 100 slot machines.
- More than 500 feet of chain.
- 70 HyperShock tires.
- 35 speed controllers.
- 50 motors.
- 16 batteries.
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ABOUT BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON
“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 www.battlebots.com, or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.