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L to R: BattleBots: DESTRUCT-A-THON Host Bil Dwyer Celebrates with TV Show Winner Jamison Go;
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PHOTOS AVAILABLE: BATTLEBOTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VII WINNER VISITS “DESTRUCT-A-THON”
On Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, Jamison Go, the winner of the largest robot combat competition in the world, BattleBots World Championship VII, visited “BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON.” Competing as captain of team SawBlaze on the hit Discovery Channel show, Go visited the live “DESTRUCT-A-THON” robot-combat experience to meet with audience members and sign autographs. During his visit, he also guest-piloted the popular bot HyperShock and came out victorious in two battles.
Jamison Go and SawBlaze won the World Championship after beating HUGE in the final, which aired on Discovery Channel last Thursday, May 25. The final, watched by millions of passionate BattleBots fans, saw SawBlaze winning by a unanimous judges’ decision. SawBlaze had survived four ferocious qualifying fights against robots from all over the world followed by victories in five elimination contests in the tournament. Go’s team took home the Giant Nut, the most prestigious trophy in the sport.
As a full-time engineer and enthusiast of the sciences and the arts, Go works as a design engineer at a 3D printing company in Burlington, Massachusetts. In his free time, he is a regular at combat robotics events across the US. “Combat robotics is a sport that grows alongside you”, says Go. “It has guided my career path and helped me become a better engineer. With the help of BattleBots, I hope to share my experience with the world.” Go has two bachelor’s degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and his master’s degree from MIT in mechanical engineering with a focus on manufacturing.
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.
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