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Discovery Season 7 will be the seventh season of BattleBots since its return to television in 2015, and the fifth season since the Discovery network picked the show up from ABC.

In August 2021, The Hollywood Reporter announced BattleBots would remain on Discovery for at least another two seasons, following the success of Discovery Season 5.[1]

Several teams who opted out of applying for or were not selected for the 2021 season of the show have already expressed their desire to enter Discovery Season 7, notably international teams who were largely absent from the previous two seasons as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though unconfirmed, Discovery Season 7 will likely be filmed in mid-to-late 2022, with episodes potentially airing in early 2023. What is confirmed, however, is that the season will again be filmed at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada, which became the new venue for BattleBots in 2021. The studio also hosts US hit shows such as Hell's Kitchen, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Love Island.

Though also unconfirmed, the 2022 season will likely follow the same competition structure as in the last two seasons, with bots getting three Fight Night matches each to impress the selection committee, who will ultimately determine who competes in the Top 32 single elimination bracket. The YouTube Bonus Fights will also presumably return for the 2022 season, where they'll be shown to Facebook Supporters on Thursdays when an episode airs before being released publicly on YouTube on Sundays. In response to several fights that were won under highly controversial circumstances during the 2021 season, BattleBots have stated their intention to revise the rules regarding controlled movement as well as unsticks and avoidance of engagement for the 2022 season.[2] The specifics of these decisions have not yet been made public, but proposed changes were revealed to Facebook Supporters in April and May 2022.

The 11-point judging system (5 points for damage, 3 points for aggression and 3 points for control) as well as the Matrix system the judges used to determine winners in a more objective manner will likely be back for the 2022 season.

The Facebook post in question.

While Chris Rose, Kenny Florian, Faruq Tauheed, Pete Abrahamson, judges Derek Young, Lisa Winter and Jason Bardis and referees John Remar & David Sanfilippo are expected to return to their respective roles, it is currently unknown whether Jenny Taft will return for the season as pit reporter due to the birth of her child in March 2022.[3] In February that year, she responded to a Twitter post saying she will "hopefully" return for "next season", meaning Discovery Season 7.[4]

Its currently unknown whether BattleBots: Champions will return for the 2022 season, or if there will be any similar side competition. However, BattleBots acknowledged a seventh season on July 27, 2022 via their Facebook page.[5]

Teams Building for Discovery Season 7[]

Robot Image Team Source
Athena
Athena disc Aegis.png
Team War N Wisdom Instagram
Big Dill
BigDill2022.png
Team Food Fight Emmanuel Carrillo on Reddit
Blacksmith
Nia.png
Team Half Fast Astronaut Facebook
Blade
ORBY BLADE BB2021 (2).jpg
Team ORBY CheogGyu Hwang on Reddit
Broadside
Broadside 2022 cannon side.png
ARC Robotics Facebook
Copperhead
Nia.png
Caustic Creations Robert Cowan
Diamond-Back
Diamond-back 2022.jpg
Purple Pain Robotics Facebook
Double Tap
Double tap.png
Team Ostrich Air BattleBots Group post

www.ostrichair.com/battlebot

Error Code
Error Code 2022.jpg
Team Error 404 Reddit comment
Hercules
HerculesS7.jpeg
Team Hercules Hercules GoFundMe
HiJinx
Nia.png
Offbeat Robotics Twitter
John Hopkins University entry
JHU team Steampunk.jpg
Hopkins BattleBots Instagram
Revolve
Revolve2022WIP.jpg
Evolve Robotic Instagram
Riptide
Nia.png
Team Break32 Ethan Kurtz on Reddit
Switchback
Nia.png
Team Midnight Invention Instagram
Terrortops
Terrortops Render.png
Team Terrortops Instagram
The Obwalden Overlord 2
Obwalden Overlord 2 2022.png
Team Obwalden Overlord Instagram
Tombstone
Tombstone remars 2022.png
Hardcore Robotics Twitter
Whiplash
Nia.png
Team Fast Electric Robots 2022 Reddit post
Witch Doctor
Nia.png
Team Witch Doctor Facebook

Confirmed Applicants for Discovery Season 7[]

Robot Image Team Source
Apex
Apex2022.png
Team Danby Craig Danby on Reddit
Banshee
Banshee april 2022.png
Team Small Robots Facebook
Bloodsport
Nia.png
Bots 'n' Stuff Robotics Reddit
Boltergeist
Boltergeist2022.png
Team Boltergeist Facebook
Chronos
Chronos2022CAD.png
Team Chronos Application video
Cobalt
Nia.png
Robotic Death Company Public comment in the OOTA Discord server
Deep Six
Nia.png
Team Overboard Behind the Bots Podcast (8/17/22)
DOOM
Doommk3.png
Team Pino Tech Application video
Doomba
Doombas7.png
Team Hot Mess Application video
Double Jeopardy
Nia.png
Team Double Trouble Facebook
Drago
Drago.png
Team Tanto Robotics [1]Application video
Dragon Slayer
Dragon slayer s7.png
Wild Side Robotics Jordan Neal
Emulsifier
Emulsifier s7.png
Bots FC Reveal video
Extinguisher
Extinguisher2021.jpg
Quicksilver Robotics Instagram
Flame Reaper
Nia.png
Team Flame Reaper Application video
Gigabyte
Nia.png
Robotic Death Company Alon Belkin
Horizon
Horizonn.jpg
Team Horizon https://horizon250.com/
Hot Pizza
Hot Pizza.jpg
North Street Labs Instagram
Hugs & Kisses
Nia.png
The Bot Dudes Facebook post from Robotic Death Company
HyperShock
HyperShock-bot-2021.jpg
Team HyperShock Behind the Bots Podcast (7/6/22)
JackPot
Jackpot2022.jpg
Vegas Combat Robotics Jeff Waters
Malice
Malice CAD 2022.jpg
Team Malice Bunny Sauriol
Mantis
Mantis s7.png
Team %Kb/s Application video
Monsoon
Monsoon2020 2.jpg
Team Monsoon Reddit reply from Tom Brewster
Nelly the Ellybot
Nelly2022.jpg
Team Pun-Chant Retirement and sale confirmation
Pardon My French
Pardon my french 2022.png
Team OuiOui https:/youtube.com/watch?v=JghAJT8YoYs
Rampage
Rampages7cad.png
Team X Team X
Retrograde
Retrograde2022.png
Bots 'n' Stuff Robotics Design reveal
Sabretooth
SabretoothBB21.jpg
Team Legion Private correspondence with another UK team
Samurai
Samurai.jpg
Team Samurai Instagram
Sawborg Destructo
Nia.png
Carnage Robotics Facebook
Shreddit Bro
Nia.png
Team Shreddit Facebook
Skorpios
Skorp-remars22.png
Bots Bash Party Crew Builder Blog Ep.54
Slammo!
Slammo2022.png
Team Danby Instagram
Snakebyte
Snakebyte.png
Team Lone Star Application video
Soothslayer
Nia.png
Team Soothslayer Craig Danby on Discord
Swamp Thing
2022 swamp thing.png
Team Swamp Thing https://teamswampthing.com/
TriloBot
Trilobot22.png
Aquatic Machine Force Reveal video
Vanguard
Vanguard.jpg
Team Nebula Jack Tweedy
ZAP
Zap.png
Team Panic Application video

Trivia[]

  • Discovery Season 7 was the first to have been announced more than a season in advance, as it was confirmed alongside Discovery Season 6.
  • BattleBots: Champions was erroneously referred to as "Season 7" on multiple platforms, including YouTube and Amazon.

References[]

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