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monstrous vertical spinner was out for
blood. Its first victim was flipper
Imperial Entanglements, who was
dispatched with ease.
Meanwhile, a scaled down
version of everyone’s BattleBots
dream fight took place. Charles Guan
brought the latest version of his 30
lber Uberclocker, but rebuilt for the
Featherweight class and named "I
Can't Believe it's Not Overhaul," while
Jamison Go brought a miniature
The two fought an intense battle,
with MegatRON coming out on top.
MegatRON went up against Big Ripto,
who took a chunk out of its saw
blade and tore its wedge off, hitting
the ceiling. I Can’t Believe it’s Not
Overhaul fought its way through the
loser’s bracket, beating vertical
spinner Duck Yeah, wedge Melvin,
and MegatRON. However, it was Big
Ripto who took home the win.
The Sportsman class featured
many impressive bots. Alex Horne of
Wedge Industries brought True Grit, a
bot inspired by Yeti from ABC’s
BattleBots with a sanding drum. There
were also hammers like Iron Golem
and Jaeger (the spiritual successor to
Blacksmith on ABC’s BattleBots), but
lifters Translationally Inconsistent
(which featured mecanum drive,
allowing the bot to move side to side
like a crab) and Heracross dominated.
However, the real star of the
Sportsman class was CLOMP, a bot
inspired by Mega Tento from
Best Korea. Scorpius.
Weta and Trilobite.
Bagel Bite. Silent