The battle of the robots will continue this year. BattleBots is coming back on Discovery Channel with a brand-new season in December. The tenth season, which was supposed to premiere earlier this year, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a Discovery Channel press release, the production was completed while maintaining strict safety protocols and regulations.
BattleBots is a robot combat competition where a builder and his bot face off against another team in a three-minute round. The target is to damage or disable the opponent’s robot. If there is no clear winner after the round, a panel of judges decides a winner from the two contestants.
This season, sixty teams will participate in the metal-crunching combat. The contestants will include legendary champions to unpredictable rookies. BattleBots will kick off with a grand battle between former World Champion Ray Billings with his terrifying bot Tombstone and New Zealand’s Jack Barker who will fight with his robot End Game.
Other robots that are coming in with the goal to win are Whiplash, SawBlaze, Lock-Jaw, Bloodsport and Skorpios. After a nail-biting elimination round, the winner will get the highly desired Giant Nut at the end of the season.
Host and sportscaster Chris Rose will be back to provide play-by-play commentary with UFC fighter Kenny Florian. Jenny Taft will report from the builder pits while Faruq Tauheed will reprise his role as the ring announcer. Bot Whisperer and BattleBots guru Pete Abrahamson is joining the commentary team as a new member in the tenth season.
The tenth season of BattleBots will premiere on Discovery Channel on December 3rd, 2020, at 8 pm ET/PT.
Do you watch BattleBots? Will you watch the new season?
BattleBots is a robot combat competition where a builder and his bot try to knock out their opponent in a three-minute battle round. The builders come from around the world. All robots are home-built with a customized arsenal. At the end of the season, the winning team gets The Giant Nut.