MOST EPIC QUARTERFINALS IN BATTLEBOTS HISTORY
AIRS THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, JULY 19 ON ABC
"The Great 8: Quarterfinals" -- The epic robot-fighting tournament, "BattleBots," enters the Quarterfinals with 8 epic matches you won't want to miss, SUNDAY, JULY 19 (9:01-10:01 p.m., ET), as the remaining teams converge in an arena of minefields and hazards for the ultimate shot at glory. Each match will consist of a single three- minute bout in which the goal is to completely destroy or disable the opponent. If there is no knockout during the three-minute battle, the panel of judges will declare a victor to move onto the next round. Competitors range from NASA engineers, to teenage students, to everyone in between -- each with one goal -- to claim the ultimate title and walk away with the grand cash prize.
Over the course of the tournament event, we'll introduce you to the builders behind the robots, break down each machine, and compare the match-ups with expert play-by-play analysis from veteran sports broadcaster, Chris Rose, color commentary from former UFC fighter Kenny Florian, celebrated sports anchor Molly McGrath as the host, and sideline reporters Allison Haislip and NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi. Judging each battle are former BattleBots competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, NASA astronaut Leland Melvin and the face of Nerdist Jessica Chobot. Ring announcer Faruq Tauheed will preside as the bots battle.
The matchups slated for this episode are:
1. Lock-Jaw vs. Overhaul
2. Bite Force vs. HyperShock
3. Tombstone vs. Radioactive
"BattleBots," a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original "BattleBots" franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homemade robots will battle against each other, in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. MGM Television, which has a development deal with Whalerock Industries, will be distributing the program internationally. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds. Executive Producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Ed Roski and Greg Munson.
About Whalerock Industries
Whalerock Industries, founded by Lloyd Braun, is a media and technology company creating innovative content experiences across all platforms. Whalerock's digital properties reach approximately 70 million people and include Wonderwall.com, Mandatory.com, Mom.me and Moviefone.com (in partnership with AOL). The company has television and films in development and production across the media landscape.