End Game is a heavyweight robot built by famed New Zealand team OYES Robotics which competed in every season of the BattleBots reboot since Discovery Season 3. It was crowned the champion of Discovery Season 5, marking the first time an international team has claimed the championship and coveted Giant Nut.
In its debut series, End Game started off with middling to good success in the undercard matches, before entering the mid-season USA vs. The World Tournament and losing a close 2-1 split decision against SawBlaze, then failing to enter the Top 16 after losing a play-in rumble against Brutus and WAR Hawk.
End Game would achieve similar amounts of success to its previous run in Season 4, losing its first two undercard matches by KO in close fights, then being entered into the Desperado Tournament, in which it barely won after its opponent Gruff got stuck in the Killsaw slots and being eliminated at the hands of Minotaur, then KO'ing Cobalt in a final undercard match but ultimately failing to reach the Top 16 again. It also participated in an exhibition match against DUCK! in which it won, thus leaving the season with a better record overall.
In Season 5, End Game saw a good start to its season after throwing the 'King of Kinetic Energy' Tombstone out of the arena, but was immobilized in its second match by Bloodsport. End Game then ensued a continuous win streak for the remainder of the tournament, eventually reaching the Finals and winning against Whiplash in the same fashion that it started the season with.
OYES Robotics was hoping to compete in Season 6 with both End Game and their new robot Krusty Grab, but Krusty Grab was sadly rejected. End Game, however, is confirmed to be participating in Season 6 to defend its title as the current reigning champion.
End Game became well known for its powerful vertical spinner, capable of launching robots across the BattleBox and sending them high into the air. By the end of Season 5, End Game had thrown robots out of the arena with its vertical bar spinner twice, the same number as Uppercut. In addition to this, End Game has achieved some of the fastest knockouts in BattleBots history, being immobilized in one hit within only 3-5 seconds by Son of Whyachi (though the total time was 43 seconds), KO'ing Tombstone in just 39 seconds (though Tombstone was clearly incapacitated from being out of the arena, the countdown started sooner), KO'ing HyperShock in 53 seconds, and KO'ing Perfect Phoenix in 57 seconds.
End Game is an orange and black, four-wheeled, box-wedge shaped robot armed with a powerful single toothed vertical flywheel, interchangeable with an asymmetric spinning bar. This weapon is also designed to self-right End Game should it get flipped.
For Season 4, End Game came with a new look with a cut wedge, forcing opponents into its spinning disc, a yellow line going along the sides, front, and back, a silver body as opposed to the black body, black wheels, and a new self-righter, looking like a pair of sunglasses that were milled out, but it went with a basic stick for the rest of its fights. End Game also had a "Kill Count" sticker on its left side behind its disc, which was used to show how many times it won. End Game did a bit better in this season, but reliability issues plagued this version, preventing it from showing its full potential.
For Season 5, End Game was heavily improved. The new version of End Game bares a very close resemblance to the spinner edition of Bite Force with its front plates and wedgelets while retaining its chassis setup from Season 4, a new weapon mount, a slightly thinner gap to feed opponents into the disc, dual motors powering a new weapon shape, and a new self-righter at the back of the bot. The "Kill Count" sticker was removed from the top plate in favor of the teams sponsors, the New Zealand flag behind the disc, and a yellow fern. The front wedgelets can also be exchanged for higher plates in certain events.
For Season 6, End Game remains unchanged from last season.
Discovery Season 3
End Game's first opponent was against Captain Shrederator. The match was off to a poor start for End Game as they found themselves struggling to get out of their square, due to their wedge being extremely low to the ground, allowing Captain Shrederator to get its shell up to speed. However, End Game recovered and was quicker to get their weapon up to speed and
hit Captain Shrederator hard, causing the shell to stop spinning. Since Captain Shrederator was continuing to fight, End Game hit it again near the corner and Captain Shrederator took a hit from the pulverizer. Even then, its opponent wasn't giving up so End Game promptly launched it into the air and onto its top, landing on the edge of the screws. With no way to move, Captain Shrederator was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO at 1:22.
End Game next found itself up against Lock-Jaw. For this match, End Game had some filing done underneath the wedge to prevent ground clearance issues that were affecting it in its previous match. The match started off well for End Game as they managed to land a hit on Lock-Jaw after their opponent got one of its lifting jaws stuck in the slot for the killsaws. Lock-Jaw recovered, but End Game landed another hit, this time to one of Lock-Jaw's wheels. As Lock-Jaw continued to fight, End Game delivered more hits, taking off a wheel and damaging another. Eventually, Lock-Jaw was struggling to make any progress and ended up right in front of the screws. Lock-Jaw was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO at 2:01.
End Game's next opponent was the former champion Bite Force. The match started out badly for End Game as the first hit sent them flying into the screws on Bite Force's side. They recovered and came back for another hit, but were sent flying again. However, this hit caused Bite Force to stop moving, but End Game chose not to attack. This proved to be a big mistake as Bite Force came back to life and End Game received two more impacts, the latter of which flipped it over where it couldn't self-right due to its disc not being up to speed. End Game was counted out and Bite Force won the match by KO at 1:02.
End Game was next drawn against Son of Whyachi. For this fight, End Game opted to go with their asymmetric bar to minimize the surface area that Son of Whyachi could hit. When the match got underway, things were pretty even, but End Game took a big hit from Son of Whyachi that instantly knocked it out while Son of Whyachi was sent into the arena lexan, tearing into the 1st layer before on top of the mount for the screws. Son of Whyachi was able to escape whilst End Game did not move at all; its radio receiver was destroyed as a result from the hit earlier at the start of the match. End Game was counted out, giving Son of Whyachi the win by KO.
End Game next found itself in the USA vs The World special tournament where it faced SawBlaze. For this fight, End Game replaced its traditional armor with a more grid-like pattern and added plastic extensions on the front to hopefully get under SawBlaze more easily. The match was off to a good start for End Game as they were delivering some pretty decent hits, though none of them causing much damage, except to the front forks of its opponent. End Game was then pushed into the arena barrier by its opponent and was unable to fight back while its opponent worked its saw into End Game's backside. End Game got free and threw SawBlaze over, which knocked a chain off. SawBlaze got right back up and End Game was again pushed into the arena barrier before being released. End Game took a shot from the killsaws and got stuck on a piece of debris, and was unable to free itself. Luckily, there wasn't enough time for a count out, so the fight went the distance. The judges awarded a 2-1 split decision and 1 point to SawBlaze.
End Game's last chance to enter the top 16 was in a rumble with WAR Hawk and Brutus. End Game started off strong as they tore off Brutus' front wedge, but they were quickly thrown onto their weapon by WAR Hawk where they couldn't self-right. WAR Hawk then did the same to Brutus up against the arena barrier and was declared the winner by KO.
End Game volunteered to take Tantrum's place in fighting Tombstone in the exhibition match if Tantrum was unable to be ready in time. However, Tantrum was soon ready to go and went in for the fight anyway.
Discovery Season 4
End Game started off 2019 with a match against the Australian Death Roll to determine which of them had the better robot down under. For this fight, End Game went with curved wedgelets to get under DeathRoll and perhaps cause damage. When the match began, End Game struck first, sending DeathRoll flying end-over-end and all over the arena. However, DeathRoll recovered so End Game sent it flying again, bringing down one of the lights, sending glass and the cover to the arena floor. DeathRoll recovered once again and End Game ran over the glass shards from the broken arena light and lost both of its weapon belts, causing its weapon to spin down. End Game collided with DeathRoll again and was thrown on its back and unable to self-right. DeathRoll came to their side and waited with their weapon at full speed, but most likely because either the self-righter was damaged, or by the fact they no longer had their weapon, they didn't self-right. End Game was counted out, giving DeathRoll the win by KO.
End Game was next paired against newcomer Ribbot. In response, End Game went in virtually unchanged from its previous bout with Death Roll, apart from going with its trademark vertical spinner and a stick for its self-righter as opposed to its glasses. When the match began, End Game was doing well, sending Ribbot flying without taking much damage. After another attack on Ribbot that sent it flying, it was End Game's turn to go flying and End Game lost one of its four wedgelets. Making matters worse, End Game also had lost drive on one side, leaving it struggling to show movement. End Game was unable to last much longer and was eventually knocked out, then counted out, giving Ribbot the win by KO.
End Game was winless thus far and opted to participate in the Desperado Tournament for a spot in the Top 16 bracket and the Giant Bolt trophy. As the No.4 seed, they faced off against newcomer and No.5 seed, Gruff. End Game went with its spinning bar and front wedge. As the match began, End Game was pretty even with Gruff, not causing much damage. End Game soon threw Gruff over, but Gruff got back up quickly. End Game then faced a drive issue from the first hit, leaving it to gyro around to stay active. End Game soon faced the flames of Gruff before losing a belt to Gruff's lifting forks and getting pushed into the screws in the process. End Game was then shoved into the arena barrier, but escaped. By this point, End Game's drive problems were getting worse, but it got a lucky break as Gruff had managed to wedge its forks under the polycarbonate cover for the killsaws. Gruff was unable to move and was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO with 2 seconds left on the clock.
This win put End Game through to the semi-finals where it took on former runner-up and No.1 seed, Minotaur. For this fight, End Game went with its front wedgelets to get under Minotaur in addition to its asymmetrical bar. When the match began, End Game circled around before taking a hit from Minotaur that cost it a front wedgelet. End Game was still going, but was beginning to have drive issues again. End Game continued its attacks, but Minotaur was starting to gain the upper hand and End Game lost a weapon belt and its other wedgelets. End Game was then shoved on top of the screws of the screws for a bit before getting freed and gyro'd back to the blue square as Minotaur swerved towards them. End Game tried to keep its weapon pointed at the Brazilian bot, but the it had problems keeping pointed. End Game received a slight shot, but that allowed End Game to strike Minotaur's drum and flip them over. Minotaur managed to right itself and threw End Game under the pulverizer and End Game eventually stopped moving, was counted out, and Minotaur won by KO.
After the unsuccessful run in the Desperado Tournament, End Game's next match was against Dave Moulds and the redesigned Cobalt. End Game went with its bar spinner and curved front wedgelets and when the match began, this proved to be a good choice as End Game tore off Cobalt's front wedge, resulting in the wedge embedding itself in the arena ceiling. However, End Game was having control issues and ended up struggling against its weapon's gyroscopic forces. Cobalt wasn't able to mount much of an attack so End Game eventually hit it hard, sending Cobalt high into the lexan to land upside down. Cobalt couldn't self-right and was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO.
End Game also had an exhibition match against DUCK!. As the match got under way, End Game struggled to maneuver as its forks were getting caught in various places on the floor. Finally, End Game got its act together and sent DUCK! flying. DUCK! recovered so End Game pressed on, not causing extensive damage to DUCK! but sending it flying, including on top of the screws, where DUCK! was momentarily stuck. After another few hits, End Game seemed to stop working but this was only because it was high-centered on the floor and was able to get away. By this point, DUCK!'s lifter had become noticeably bent, but it was still functional, so End Game attacked again and briefly stopped moving once more. After a final hit near the pulverizer, smoke began to pour out of DUCK!, whom was no longer moving. DUCK! was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO.
Discovery Season 5
End Game's first fight of the season was a main event against the 2016 champion Tombstone, finally fulfilling the suggestive grudge match from Season 3. When the fight started both robots met in the middle of the arena, but End Game was able to attack first and got two decent hits. When both of the weapons collided, End Game ended up near the pulverizer while Tombstone ended up near the screws. Fortunately for End Game, one of Tombstone's tires was stuck to the wall of the screws and they were able to take advantage with a hit that launched Tombstone out of the arena. End Game won by a fast KO after just 39 seconds.
Fresh off its statement victory, End Game was next placed against Bloodsport. End Game opted to continue using the same weapon setup they used against Tombstone. The match stated off well for End Game as they managed to rip off both of their opponent's wedgelets and temporarily stop their opponent's weapon. However, while waiting for Bloodsport to approach, End Game lost a tire over the slot for the killsaws and its weapon was emitting sparks and failing. End Game struggled to move far, but delivered a big hit that sent Bloodsport into the corner. Unfortunately, this hit also dislodged End Game's weapon belt and End Game's weapon spun down. The damage End Game had taken was adding up and smoke began to emit from its fried speed controller, leaving End Game to get counted out, giving Bloodsport the win by KO.
At 1-1, End Game needed a 2nd win to have any real chances of being in the Top 32 and thus were given Will Bales and HyperShock. As a result, End Game was armed with front wedgelets and a lance towards the right side, intending to keep HyperShock tilted as they got hung up. This worked perfectly in End Game's favor as they quickly tossed HyperShock over but HyperShock still had two drive wheels on the ground so it continued the fight. End Game sent them flying, this time over the screws but HyperShock got down. End Game tossed HyperShock one final time, causing HyperShock's self-righting top to become hung up on the outer lexan wall, leaving it stranded. HyperShock was counted out, giving End Game the win by a very quick KO. While waiting for the KO count to finish, End Game tossed a piece of HyperShock towards Chris and Kenny, causing Kenny to be hit with the casing for one of the lights in front of him.
End Game made it into the Round of 32 as the No.6 seed and faced the No.27 seed Perfect Phoenix. End Game was armed with its anti-horizontal spinner wedges and was pretty even with Perfect Phoenix as neither robot's weapon was able to gain purchase. However, End Game managed to get in two big hits, the latter of which flipped Perfect Phoenix over on top of the screws. The screws reversed but Perfect Phoenix stayed upside down on top of them with no way to right itself. Perfect Phoenix was counted out, giving End Game the win by KO and a spot in the top 16.
Up next for End Game was a fourth horizontal spinner, the No.22 seed Rotator. End Game once again went with the anti-horizontal spinner wedge going into this fight. The fight started well for End Game, as the first hit sent both bots back slightly, but End Game charged Rotator after the recoil, nearly knocking it into the screws. After more glancing blows, End Game eventually ripped off one of Rotator's wedgelets. End Game then started to chase Rotator around as it tried to circle them, and landed a hit that sent Rotator into the air. However, that hit would break both of the weapon belts off of End Game, forcing it to only use It's wedge for the rest of the fight. Despite having no weapon, End Game continued to be aggressive, constantly going after Rotator and taking hits, even causing Rotator to flip itself over. End Game would manage to cause Rotator's weapon to stop, turning the match into a pushing one, which went the distance. The judges awarded a 2-1 split decision for End Game, meaning it was onto the Quarterfinals.
End Game's quarter-final fight was against the No.19 seed Shatter!. For this fight, End Game was fitted with extra armor plating on the top designed to withstand Shatter!'s hammer blows. The fight started with Shatter! driving the length of the box to meet End Game, but the vertical spinner quickly got to work, taking apart the ablative pieces of armor. End Game had Shatter! pinned, and was able to deliver a brutal hit to its underside. With pieces strewn over the box floor and its left side fork bent outwards, Shatter! tried to push back and fired the axe, hitting but leaving itself vulnerable. End Game manouevred to the rear of Shatter!, delivering a hit which sent it flying into the timer. Shatter! self-righted, but had now lost its right-side fork and was visibly hurt. End Game maintained its spinning speed, waiting for Shatter! to drift out of the corner and return to the center of the box. The next impact decapitated Shatter!, but it still tried to attack with what remained of its axe. Unnerved by Shatter!'s swings, End Game kept attacking until Shatter! was no longer moving. The count started, and End Game moved onto its first semi-final.
Next up was surprise package Tantrum, who had shown tremendous durability in its previous wins over Bloodsport and SawBlaze. End Game spun up immediately but gyroed ever so slightly. This was enough for Tantrum to get to its side and ram it into the corner. But despite trying to punch with its weapon, it failed to make the desired impact and End Game recovered. Tantrum then slid under End Game's front forks and punched more successfully, sending sparks flying on impact. It backed away for a run up, and shoved End Game into the wall again. Unfortunately for Tantrum however, smoke began to billow from the top of the robot and the weapon came to a halt. The speed controller powering the weapon and srimech had died, though Tantrum was not deterred. With a place in the final at stake, Tantrum again got underneath End Game, but retreated to the center of the box. End Game began to deliver glancing hits to Tantrum's chassis, one of which ripped a fork clean off, and then hit Tantrum with a deadly and decisive uppercut, flipping it over. Unable to self-right due to damage sustained to its speed controller earlier in the fight, Tantrum was counted out, and End Game progressed to the title fight.
Now in the Finals, all that stood between End Game and the Giant Nut was Whiplash, fresh off a win over the Brazilian Black Dragon. The fight started with Whiplash circling End Game, first clockwise then counter-clockwise, biding its time. End Game, less willing to play the patient game, took advantage of Whiplash steering onto their forks and dealt an uppercut to its lifting mechanism. With Whiplash held against the screws with its lifter raised, End Game stuck its disc between Whiplash's forks and pinned it momentarily. Whiplash pushed back, but rode over the top of End Game after dropping its lifter onto the New Zealand representative's vertical spinner. Whiplash drove away, but its disc was not spinning. End Game kept its front pointed at Whiplash as it again circled its opponent, but Whiplash oversteered, and End Game capitalised by flipping it over. Whiplash righted itself immediately, but its lifting arm was bent ever so slightly out of place and could not retract properly. Another hit saw Whiplash overturned again, and one final hit saw End Game send Whiplash over the wall and out of the box. The team celebrated as Whiplash was counted out, and End Game became the first international team to win the Giant Nut.
- Wins: 12
- Losses: 8
|Discovery Season 3||
Captain Shrederator (Undercard Match)
Lock-Jaw (Undercard Match)
Bite Force (Main Event/Undercard Match)
Son of Whyachi (Undercard Match)
SawBlaze (USA vs. The World)
WAR Hawk (Play-In Rumble)
|Discovery Season 4||
Gruff (Desperado Tournament)
Cobalt (Undercard Match)
DUCK! (Exhibition Match)
DeathRoll (Undercard Match)
Ribbot (Undercard Match)
Minotaur (Desperado Tournament)
|Discovery Season 5||Tombstone (Main Event/Undercard Match)
HyperShock (Undercard Match)
|Bloodsport (Main Event/Undercard Match)|
|Discovery Season 6||TBA||TBA|
Faruq Tauheed Introductions
"This bot's builder is one of the youngest in the bunch. He's so young he packs a brown bag lunch. He's new school, that is true but he knows his bot will kill you, END GAME!"
"This bot is.....my precious. You....shall.....not.....last! It's END GAME!"
"This young bot's matured so much it's time for its bot-mitsfa. Hava notkillyou, hava notkillyou, it's END GAME!"
"This Jack is here to slay some giants and he's ready to stalk you down. He's not looking for fame, but you'll remember his name. It's END GAME!"
"You've made it through all the levels and collected all the treasure. Now it's time to face the final boss. You're at the END GAME!"
"Straight from down under, his vertical spinner brings the thunder. You wouldn't want to get in a scrum with this young chum. It's END GAME!"
"These young guns from New Zealand will leave you squealing. Big time pain is what you'll be feeling. Hope you've brought your extra lives, because you're about to meet END GAME!"
"This bot is driven by cool guy who have it made in the shades. Wheeling and dealing, all the way from New Zealand. Now you kiwi, now you don't. It's END GAME!"
"This bot has more hits than Bon Jovi and you're going out in a blaze of gorey. Shot through you parts cause you'll get maimed. You're getting played by END GAME!"
"It may be a kiwi, but it's about to go bananas. It swipes you on the left, it swipes you on the right, it peels you down the middle and ugh, it really bites. He roughed up Gruff, now you're going to get the same. It's END GAME!"
"Goonies, you're in for a rocky road. It'll cut you in Chunk's, it'll beat you silly, then rock your world like One Eyed Willy. It's victory dance is called the Truffle Scuffle. Heeeeey yoooou guuuuuys! It's END GAME!"
"Dang, these builders look fresh. These young hotshots must get their sunglasses from Slay-Ban because their bot throws blows as hard as it throws shade. It's END GAME!"
"This match is over before it begins. R.I.P. you apart with its lethal spins. When it's all done, you'll take the walk of shame. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to END GAME!"
"This next bot was born in New Zealand, like the great Russell Crowe, but tonight, he's an American gangster, here to crush his foes. His engineers have a beautiful mind, they dream of torture and pain. Give the thumbs down and he'll kill the opponent. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!? It's END GAME!"
"From Auckland, New Zealand, tick tock.. tick tock.. this battle's about to start. Time's up, it's END GAME!"
"From Auckland, New Zealand, the destructive spinner in its prime, about to commit a robot crime. It's safe to say you're out of time. It's END GAME!"
"According to ancient proverbs that are rich with wisdom, you can tell how good a bot is by listing their victims. This New Zealand team first jumped onto our radar when they buried Tombstone, inside his own graveyard. They impaled Will Bales and took out Perfect Phoenix, then beat Victor Soto - a bot building genius. New York was their next target as they KO'd Shatter!, then they beat Tantrum and continued to climb the ladder. Now they're in the finals, and the Giant Nut is at stake, after an entire season of leaving dead bots in their wake. Give it up for END GAME!"
Any appearances by End Game in merchandise are listed below:
- End Game is the first BattleBots competitor to hail from New Zealand.
- Team captain Jack Barker previously attempted to enter Season 2 with Mangō, but it was ultimately rejected.
- The team entered the 2019 Robot Ruckus tournament with a new grappler bot called the Krusty Grab, a joke referencing the Krusty Krab, the famous restaurant in the animated series, Spongebob Squarepants.
- Both of the robots End Game fought and beat in its debut season ended up fighting each other in their first match of Season 5.
- So far, End Game is the only bot to defeat DUCK! by KO due to DUCK! failing internally.
- End Game is also the only robot to beat Tombstone and Whiplash by OOTA, аnd only champion to win the final battle with a OOTA.
- In a coincidental way, End Game started the season it won by winning it's first fight by OOTA and finished the season by winning it's final fight by OOTA.
- End Game is the second international robot to win the Giant Nut, the first being Canadian Middleweight Son of Smashy at Long Beach 1999, and the first to come from outside North America.
- End Game is the only bot to win the Giant Nut while having a loss in the same season.
- Except for Rotator, all of End Game's victories have been by KO. Likewise, except for SawBlaze, all of End Game's defeats have been by KO.