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L to R: Co-Hosts Bil Dwyer and Steve Judkins pose with local bot Jackpot on the Red and Blue Carpet at the premiere of “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON”; cast members from “Team Witch Doctor” pose with local bot Jackpot on the Red and Blue Carpet at the premiere of “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON.”
(Photos Courtesy of Daniel Longmire for BattleBots)
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” PREMIERE EVENT
The “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” premiere event took place on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the BattleBots Arena near the Las Vegas Strip. The show’s cast, creators and robot stars walked the signature BattleBots Red and Blue Carpet, mirroring the red and blue teams that battle throughout the live show experience.
Special guests on opening night included robot combat stars from Team Hypershock, Team Whyachi and Team Whiplash as well as BattleBots TV judge Fon Davis, executive producer Tom Gutteridge, BattleBots co-founders Trey Roski and Greg Munson and live show hosts Bil Dwyer and Steve Judkins.
ABOUT BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON
“BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON” contains all 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-on-robot carnage for which BattleBots is famous. Each show consists of 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 6 feet into the air—take over the arena. Weighing up to 300 pounds—as much as an NFL lineman— “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: DESTRUCT-A-THON” shows take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 12 p.m. at the BattleBots Arena next to the Las Vegas Strip. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit battlebots.com/tickets.
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.
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