Not to be confused with the 2015 season of BattleBots on ABC also known as Season 1.
Comedy Central Season 1.0 was the first televised season of BattleBots, following on from the Long Beach and Las Vegas events held in 1999. It was the only season to have taken place at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California, with the remainder of the original run being held on Treasure Island or in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As was the case with future BattleBots seasons in the classic era, robots fought in four different weight classes: Lightweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight and Superheavyweight.
Type of Robot
25lbs - 58lbs
25lbs - 87lbs
59lbs - 115lbs
88lbs - 173lbs
116lbs - 210lbs
174lbs - 315lbs
211lbs - 325lbs
316lbs - 488lbs
The televised fights often made up the tail end of each competition, with many robots needing to win four or more preliminary fights just to advance to the TV battles.
The season was comprised of 15 episodes in total, each of which often jumped between weight classes. Episode 15 was dedicated towards end-of-season rumbles, where willing competitors who were still functional after their last main season fight all fought in one large free-for-all.
Episode 1 of the season was used as a pilot to pitch BattleBots to Comedy Central.
The only qualifying battle of the Lightweight division in Season 1.0 was Backlash vs. Disposable Hero, also the first televised fight on Comedy Central.
During filming for Season 1.0, an incident concerning a damaged water valve led to the pits being partially flooded and several robots being affected. According to Jim Smentowski, Team S.L.A.M.'s superheavyweight was "sitting in an inch of water". However, it was ready to fight again soon after.