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FYI a little hiatus for Battlebots. This in an email from them.

BattleBots Airs Desperado Tournament August 3rd on Discovery.
Eight teams will battle for a guaranteed spot in the Sweet 16 vying for the Giant Nut!


To kick off the second half of our season on Discovery and Science Channel, we'll be hosting a special "Desperado Flash Tournament" where eight teams, who have had lack-luster seasons so far, will volunteer to fight in a sudden-death, back-to-back, flash tournament. Win three matches and you earn a guaranteed spot in the Top-16, World Championship finals (at the end of the season).

The Desperado Tournament airs on Friday, Aug. 3 on Discovery Channel, and Aug. 8 on Science Channel. It is the first of ten remaining episodes in the 2018 season. Be sure to tune-in live, or set your DVR!



Shark Week Break
Before the Desperado Tournament airs we will be taking a short break for Discovery Shark Week. BattleBots will not be on Discovery July 20 or July 27. And we will not be on Science Channel August 1. BattleBots WILL be back for the second half of the season (10 more episodes!) Friday, Aug. 3 on Discovery Channel, and Aug. 8 on Science Channel.


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Drone + Screws = Junk! Big Grin


I kept hoping he would scoop up the drone and saw it in half, but the screws obliterated that thing


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I thought Whiplash was a pretty cool design, but Tombstone thought otherwise


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I thought Whiplash was a pretty cool design, but Tombstone thought otherwise


At least they were able to find all of the bigger pieces. Rotator had one of their finer moments also.



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The best week of bouts this season.


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Watching it today.

Warhead was given a(nother) freebie today because of ?

Cap'n Crunch didn't break!

Kraken did something for once.

I always liked Will Bales, funny as shit. Reality bites.

The last round was a tough call.

Thought it was cool that someone in the crowd was holding the spinner from Nightmare. Hell Yeah!

Am I the only one who wishes Derek Young was in the Battlebox instead of being a judge this year?



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"Amber waves of pain..." Big Grin

-- Shredderator intro


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I don't know how Warhead came out with the win on that one. I am not a fan of Blacksmith, but he won.


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Shown in 150 countries!? Eek Cool
 
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Amazing semi finals....


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Tombstone out! Bronco out! I liked watching whiplash just wreck Bronco, what a good match. Lots of upsets this time. Final Four. What a good season


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What a good season


It really has been. Some of the most epic destruction ever, week after week. It'll be a real crapshoot going into the semis. I'll take the easy way and go with Minotaur but this season nothing is following to form.


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Watching Icewave just get decapitated was incredible. Like chewing through a pop can

That was great the kid beat Bronco, and those guys have been his idols growing up and getting into the sport. He took down an icon, and went toe to toe with his idols, that is pretty cool I think


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Watching Icewave just get decapitated was incredible. Like chewing through a pop can

That was great the kid beat Bronco, and those guys have been his idols growing up and getting into the sport. He took down an icon, and went toe to toe with his idols, that is pretty cool I think


I was really disappointed seeing Icewave and Bronco eliminated, but those unexpected turns are what I really enjoy about the series! You just never know what's going to happen next and lower rated underdogs can and do pull off some spectacular wins!


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Seems that having a great driver and a nimble bot is a much better bet than weapons or armor.

Probably common sense, yet those sweet upsets mean not everyone sees it coming.
 
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Yup, Wouldn't have guessed it played out like that.

Good thing I don't go to Vegas.



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Seems that having a great driver and a nimble bot is a much better bet than weapons or armor.

Probably common sense, yet those sweet upsets mean not everyone sees it coming.


I would add a good durable weapon. Doesn't have to be a knock out king but something that can do some damage and keeps on ticking. A lot like a welterweight boxer with great foot work and a good strong jab and occasional lead hook.

Old boxing adage, speed and agility works; you can't hit what you can't catch. For BJJ guys, it is that small quick annoying bastard that is constantly changing positions; his game is to disrupt your game and take advantage of any mistakes.....if the annoying little guy is wearing a blue gi, it looks a lot like attack of the smurf.
 
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All over...

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Giant Nut goes to Bite Force. What a season. Minatour wanted it bad, but that match was all Bite Force.

Tombstone buries a fist into the wall... Who was that bot he fought? Never heard of him


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A little more one-sided than I would have guessed. Two bots with weapons spinning on horizontal axes, the one with reach prevailed. I expected one or both to end up losing its weapon drive system.

I don't remember who beat Tombstone but they'd lost to Tombstone before and their bot was specifically designed to counter T. Kinda dumb luck they crossed paths in the tournament, I guess.


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