The hit TV show BattleBots, the world’s premier robot combat competition has found a new home in Las Vegas and tickets to be part of the live audience are on sale now. Robots from around the globe will convene to battle for the highly-anticipated 2021 BattleBots World Championship, which takes place inside the iconic BattleBox arena at Caesar’s Entertainment Studios on Aug. 23 through Sept. 4. Fans will witness world-class fighting machines and the very best domestic and international bots battling to the death in the hopes of being crowned the 2021 BattleBots World Champion. Presented by returning hosts Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, the sixth season of the popular show will air on Discovery Channel later this year.
More than 65 teams from the United States, Europe, Asia and South America will travel to Las Vegas with their fighting machines to slug it out in a series of battles to the death. The ultimate winner will take home the greatest prize in the sport: The Giant Nut, which is currently held by New Zealand’s End Game. The audience will witness the awesome spectacle of robot-on-robot, gear-grinding mayhem and see their favorite bots including Whiplash, Witch Doctor, Hydra, Blacksmith, Minotaur, End Game and Sawblaze. Also fighting this season is local favorite Jackpot, built by Las Vegas local Jeff Waters who had a record of 3-1 but lost in the Round of 32 in season five. He’s back this season to win the battle for Las Vegas.
There will be two ticketed sessions per day, culminating in the crowning of the 2021 BattleBots World Champion on Sept. 4. Dark days for the live show take place on Aug. 25, 26, 30 and Sept. 1.
BattleBots is the world leader in robot fighting sports. For over 20 years BattleBots has brought the joy of glorious robot fighting to TV and live audiences around the world.
BattleBots remains the most popular robotic combat sport in the world, created by Ed Roski and Greg Munson and now seen in over 150 countries. Produced by BattleBots, Inc. and Whalerock Industries, executive producers are Chris Cowan, Edward (Trey) Roski, Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge, Aaron Catling and Evan Gatica. For Discovery Channel, Scott Lewers, Joseph Boyle and Wyatt Channell serve as executive producers, and Paola Espinosa as associate producer.
Las Vegas’ Own Team Jackpot
With the home field advantage this year, Team Jackpot co-creators Jeff Waters and Robert Stehn fully intend to keep the Giant Nut in Vegas. Waters discovered robotics as a kid by watching the original BattleBots and even created his own arena in his garage and began hosting small competitions. Eventually, Waters and Stehn sought to grow the robotics community in Las Vegas and created Vegas Combat Robots – their own robotics club. Jackpot is a weapon-focused robot with a dual vertical blade spinner called the Double Diamond. Team Jackpot has stayed true to their Vegas aesthetic by incorporating slot machine pull arms for the self-righter system and bottom-lit Lexan panels. They hold a season 5 record of 3-1 after being knocked out in Round 32.
The five ticket types include:
$40 – General admission
$75 – Premium seating
- Premium seats.
- Free parking.
- Special edition badge.
- 5 Percent merchandise discount.
$125 – VIP
- Backstage tour.
- VIP swag bag.
- Premier seating
- Free parking.
- Exclusive VIP badge.
- 10 Percent merchandise discount.
$200 – Box suites
- Seat up to six people.
- Receive prominent television coverage.
- Behind the scenes views but restricted view of the fights.
$1,500 – Super Ultra Mega VIP tickets are sold out, but a wait list is available by emailing this address.
- Single tickets to all 18 sessions.
- Backstage tour.
- Free Rock Star parking
- Free t-shirt and VIP swag bag
- Special edition Super Ultra VIP badge
- 15 Percent merchandise discount.
Space is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE. Guests will not be admitted without proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test administered within the previous 72 hours. Tickets are non-refundable.
Health and Safety Info
We understand that the past year has been challenging for everyone and we feel fortunate that we are now able to stage this year’s BattleBots 2021 World Championship tournament in front of a live audience of fans. However, because we are taping the event for TV, there are certain restrictions we all must follow. Restrictions include:
- All ticket holders, crew and builders must wear masks while visiting the BattleBots Studio Complex.
All members of the audience aged 12 years or over must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test taken within the previous 72 hours (no proof of vaccination or negative test is currently required for children under 12, but all children must wear masks). Proof of vaccination and testing details can be found HERE.