Battlebots Season 6
BattleBots season 6 is already over. This season was very exciting, full of great fights and controversy as well. Who is the winner? What happened between Minotaur and Witch Doctor? How did our sponsored teams end up? Let's find out!
BattleBots is a show full of adaptability and engineering talents. Engineers show their design prowess and creativity. This year’s season is finally over, featuring more than 60 teams battling to earn a spot in the top 32. MGM CONTROLLERS cooperated with two teams, which ended up in the top 16. Which teams did we support, and who was the winner? Let’s find out.
How was the 6th Season?
This season was very exciting, full of exciting moments and great fights as the field of robotics continues to evolve. This not only means that the robots keep getting better, but also the level of competition keeps getting intense. Teams are made up of robot enthusiasts who design, build, and test their robots, yet they all have knowledge in product design, engineering, software, and electronics.
Nowadays, BattleBots have thousands of passionate fans who tend to disagree with the judges. The same moments were in this 6th Season, too, because controversy took place in most fights. Some fights showed loopholes in the rules, so BattleBots committed to making a few updates with regulations and guidelines for the next season, which may occur sooner than last.
Sponsorship teams – Uai!rrior and RioBotz
MGM CONTROLLERS is a proud sponsor of two teams. For both, we are the supplier of ESCs, to provide them with the best possible power. The first one is Uai!rrior and their robot “Black Dragon”. This heavyweight robot from Brazil competed in every season of the BattleBots reboot since Discovery Season 4. Black Dragon is a two-wheel drive, box-shaped robot with an eggbeater spinner and front wedges. In this 6th Season, he successfully competed against Icewave, Clap Viper and Mad Catter; however, he lost with Rotator and Hydra. Black Dragon made it to the top 32.
Our second sponsored team is RioBotz with their robot “Minotaur”. Like Black Dragon, it can use gyroscopic forces to flip back over. It’s the heaviest robot of the RioBotz team while representing all the experience gathered from 2003. This team’s dream was to compete at BattleBots, and it came true. Minotaur managed to make it to the top 16, defeating its competitors at the finest.
Daniel Freitas has been ever-present in the team since its debut season. Since 2007 he has driven drum spinner robots of various weight classes, which earned him respect as one of the best drivers at BattleBots. This respect is not only among his competitors but also among his fans. The fans chose him with 43.1 % of the votes on Reddit as the best driver from BattleBots Season 6! However, that’s not all. The RioBots teams won the prize because the fans selected the fight against End Game as the best fight of the season with 42 % of the votes. That’s a great success not only for them but for MGM CONTROLLERS too.
Minotaur vs Witch Doctor – the biggest drama of the Season 6
It was a challenging yet exciting season for fans, competitors, judges, referees, and us. Congratulations to the winners, End Game, and we rejoice at the success of our sponsorship teams.