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===Panic Attack (WAL) vs 101 (ENG)===
 
===Panic Attack (WAL) vs 101 (ENG)===
[[File:Panic_Attack_vs_101.jpg|thumb|left|Panic Attack lifts 101 into the air]]
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[[File:Panic Attack vs 101.jpg|thumb|left|Panic Attack lifts 101 into the air]]
 
After one unsuccessful attempt, Panic Attack was able to get underneath 101 and lift the robot into the air with its lifting spikes. 101 was able to balance on Panic Attack's forks initially but eventually over-balanced and landed upside-down. Panic Attack then picked up 101 again and, whilst attempting to carry 101 to the pit, Panic Attack accidentally reversed into the pit of oblivion.
 
After one unsuccessful attempt, Panic Attack was able to get underneath 101 and lift the robot into the air with its lifting spikes. 101 was able to balance on Panic Attack's forks initially but eventually over-balanced and landed upside-down. Panic Attack then picked up 101 again and, whilst attempting to carry 101 to the pit, Panic Attack accidentally reversed into the pit of oblivion.
   
 
Winner: '''101'''
 
Winner: '''101'''
   
[[File:Chaos_2_vs_Killerhurtz.jpg|thumb|A combined attack from both Shunt and Killerhurtz results in Chaos 2's gas canister being punctured]]
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[[File:Chaos 2 vs Killerhurtz.jpg|thumb|A combined attack from both Shunt and Killerhurtz results in Chaos 2's gas canister being punctured]]
   
 
===Chaos 2 (ENG) vs Killerhurtz (CZE)===
 
===Chaos 2 (ENG) vs Killerhurtz (CZE)===
 
Killerhurtz did not move at the start of the battle and Chaos 2 attempted to take advantage as it got its flipper underneath, but Killerhurtz suddenly sped away before Chaos 2 could attack. Killerhurtz attempted an attack with its axe but missed Chaos 2 and hit the arena floor instead. Eventually, after some brief minor attacks between the two, Chaos 2 was backed into a corner patrol zone guarded by Shunt, and was pinned in by both Shunt and Killerhurtz, allowing them both to attack the trapped Chaos 2.
 
Killerhurtz did not move at the start of the battle and Chaos 2 attempted to take advantage as it got its flipper underneath, but Killerhurtz suddenly sped away before Chaos 2 could attack. Killerhurtz attempted an attack with its axe but missed Chaos 2 and hit the arena floor instead. Eventually, after some brief minor attacks between the two, Chaos 2 was backed into a corner patrol zone guarded by Shunt, and was pinned in by both Shunt and Killerhurtz, allowing them both to attack the trapped Chaos 2.
   
Noticably, one of Shunt's attacks appeared to pierce Chaos 2's gas bottle, evident from a sudden burst of gas flying from the back of the robot. However, this did not seem to take any power from the flipper, as demonstrated when Killerhurtz drove away and around in order to prepare another attack, Chaos 2 was finally able to escape the CPZ, get underneath the Czech competitor, and throw it over against Shunt and the arena wall. Normally Killerhurtz had self-righting capabilities, but the chain had broken on its axe when withdrawing it from Chaos 2, causing it to be stuck in the "fired" position. As a result, Killerhurtz was left unable to self-right and cease was called, sending Chaos 2 through to Round 2.
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Noticeably, one of Shunt's attacks appeared to pierce Chaos 2's gas bottle, evident from a sudden burst of gas flying from the back of the robot. However, this did not seem to take any power from the flipper, as demonstrated when Killerhurtz drove away and around in order to prepare another attack, Chaos 2 was finally able to escape the CPZ, get underneath the Czech competitor, and throw it over against Shunt and the arena wall. Normally Killerhurtz had self-righting capabilities, but the chain had broken on its axe when withdrawing it from Chaos 2, causing it to be stuck in the "fired" position. As a result, Killerhurtz was left unable to self-right and cease was called, sending Chaos 2 through to Round 2.
   
 
Winner: '''Chaos 2'''
 
Winner: '''Chaos 2'''
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==Quarter Finals==
 
==Quarter Finals==
[[File:Diotoir_vs_Cerberus.jpg|thumb|Diotoir tosses Cerberus into the air]]
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[[File:Diotoir vs Cerberus.jpg|thumb|Diotoir tosses Cerberus into the air]]
 
===Cerberus (CYP) vs Diotoir (IRE)===
 
===Cerberus (CYP) vs Diotoir (IRE)===
 
Diotoir took a while to start moving but then it soon managed to get underneath Cerberus and lift it up with its lifting arm. Cerberus escaped, but Diotoir got underneath again and attempted to flip the Cypriot robot. The first attempt was unsuccessful but then, after narrowly avoiding the pit, Diotoir was able to lift Cerberus and flip it onto its back. Cerberus was unable to self-right and was attacked by the house robots, Sir Killalot cutting off a chunk of its tail, much to the amusement of Cerberus' team. While all this was going on, Sgt Bash set Diotoir on fire again before Sir Killalot dumped Cerberus in the pit.
 
Diotoir took a while to start moving but then it soon managed to get underneath Cerberus and lift it up with its lifting arm. Cerberus escaped, but Diotoir got underneath again and attempted to flip the Cypriot robot. The first attempt was unsuccessful but then, after narrowly avoiding the pit, Diotoir was able to lift Cerberus and flip it onto its back. Cerberus was unable to self-right and was attacked by the house robots, Sir Killalot cutting off a chunk of its tail, much to the amusement of Cerberus' team. While all this was going on, Sgt Bash set Diotoir on fire again before Sir Killalot dumped Cerberus in the pit.
   
 
Winner: '''Diotoir'''
 
Winner: '''Diotoir'''
[[File:Razer_vs_Chaos_2.jpg|thumb|left|Razer manages to catch Chaos 2, taking advantage of its vulnerable gas bottle]]
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[[File:Razer vs Chaos 2.jpg|thumb|left|Razer manages to catch Chaos 2, taking advantage of its vulnerable gas bottle]]
   
 
===Chaos 2 (ENG) vs Razer (ENG)===
 
===Chaos 2 (ENG) vs Razer (ENG)===
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Winner: '''Razer'''
 
Winner: '''Razer'''
[[File:Mortis_vs_Behemoth.jpg|thumb|Behemoth flips Mortis]]
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[[File:Mortis vs Behemoth.jpg|thumb|Behemoth flips Mortis]]
   
 
===Mortis (ENG) vs Behemoth (ENG)===
 
===Mortis (ENG) vs Behemoth (ENG)===
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Winner: '''Behemoth'''
 
Winner: '''Behemoth'''
[[File:Weld-dor_vs_101.jpg|thumb|left|Weld-Dor on the edge of the pit]]
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[[File:Weld-dor vs 101.jpg|thumb|left|Weld-Dor on the edge of the pit]]
   
 
===Weld-Dor (NIR) vs 101 (ENG)===
 
===Weld-Dor (NIR) vs 101 (ENG)===
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==Semi-Finals==
 
==Semi-Finals==
[[File:Diotoir_vs_Behemoth.jpg|thumb|Behemoth overturns Diotoir]]
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[[File:Diotoir vs Behemoth.jpg|thumb|Behemoth overturns Diotoir]]
 
===Behemoth (ENG) vs Diotoir (IRE)===
 
===Behemoth (ENG) vs Diotoir (IRE)===
 
Both robots tried to get underneath each other but it was Behemoth that was successful, flipping Diotoir onto its back. Behemoth then flipped Diotoir onto its side before nudging it back onto its wheels. Behemoth continued to get underneath Diotoir and flipped it over twice more, righting it again on each occasion. Diotoir briefly got torched on its side by the Arena flame-thrower during these attacks. Diotoir never managed to use its lifting arm as Behemoth was too heavy and when time ran out and cease was called, the judges went for Behemoth.
 
Both robots tried to get underneath each other but it was Behemoth that was successful, flipping Diotoir onto its back. Behemoth then flipped Diotoir onto its side before nudging it back onto its wheels. Behemoth continued to get underneath Diotoir and flipped it over twice more, righting it again on each occasion. Diotoir briefly got torched on its side by the Arena flame-thrower during these attacks. Diotoir never managed to use its lifting arm as Behemoth was too heavy and when time ran out and cease was called, the judges went for Behemoth.
   
 
Winner: '''Behemoth'''
 
Winner: '''Behemoth'''
[[File:Razer_vs_101.jpg|thumb|left|Razer crushes 101]]
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[[File:Razer vs 101.jpg|thumb|left|Razer crushes 101]]
   
 
===Razer (ENG) vs 101 (ENG)===
 
===Razer (ENG) vs 101 (ENG)===
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==Final==
 
==Final==
[[File:Behemoth_vs_Razer.jpg|thumb|Behemoth pins Razer down]]
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[[File:Behemoth vs Razer.jpg|thumb|Behemoth pins Razer down]]
 
===Razer (ENG) vs Behemoth (ENG)===
 
===Razer (ENG) vs Behemoth (ENG)===
 
The battle started evenly but Behemoth was soon able to get underneath Razer and flip it onto its side. Behemoth then pinned Razer down with its scoop and pushed it around which left Razer unable to self-right until Matilda interfered and Razer was able to break free. Behemoth again managed to flip Razer over and pushed it onto the flame pit. Razer tried to self-right, but its wing was caught on the grille of the flame pit and it was stuck on its side. Dead Metal eventually nudged Razer off the flame pit which allowed Razer to self-right and attack Behemoth.
 
The battle started evenly but Behemoth was soon able to get underneath Razer and flip it onto its side. Behemoth then pinned Razer down with its scoop and pushed it around which left Razer unable to self-right until Matilda interfered and Razer was able to break free. Behemoth again managed to flip Razer over and pushed it onto the flame pit. Razer tried to self-right, but its wing was caught on the grille of the flame pit and it was stuck on its side. Dead Metal eventually nudged Razer off the flame pit which allowed Razer to self-right and attack Behemoth.

Revision as of 20:27, January 13, 2014

For the video release of The First World Championship, see Robot Wars: The First World Championship (Video).
"Citizens, the world is at war! After fifty years of peace, the big red button has finally been pushed."
— Craig Charles

The First World Championship was the first of three special Robot Wars championships in which robots from all over the world competed against each other, representing their respective countries. The first World Championship was filmed shortly after Robot Wars: The Third Wars, and was first released on VHS on March 13, 2000 and later on DVD on January 10, 2005. The championship was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Philippa Forrester and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce.

The First World Championship was eventually shown on TV on November 16, 2001 on BBC Choice and repeated on BBC Two on December 27, 2001 (the day before that channel's broadcast of The Second World Championship). However, to fit the championship into a 45 minute time slot many of the team interviews were cut and some of the commentary was re-recorded.

Format

The championship featured 16 robots from around the world, representing their respective countries. The robots were paired off to fight in a straight knockout competition, with the winner of the final battle becoming world champion.

Competing Robots

With the exception of Mauler and the International League competitors (except for Diotoir), all of the competing robots were veterans from the UK series. Presumably due to the lack of international competitors available, the UK's four nations were split up, with five robots representing England and a single representative for each of the remaining nations. In addition, Killerhurtz and Cerberus competed representing the Czech Republic and Cyprus, respectively to add diversity.

101 FWC
101
Weight 79.5kg
Dimensions 0.27 x 1.00 x 0.75m
Clearance 0.05m
Power 2 x 750 Watt Motors
Weapons CO2 Powered Ram With Spike
Notes Weapon Fires Automatically
From: England
Team Members: Mike Franklin, Amy Franklin, Paul Johnson
All Torque 2
All Torque
Weight 79.4kg
Dimensions 0.25 x 1.01 x 0.97m
Clearance 0.03m
Power 2 x 750W Electric Motors
Weapons Crusher
Notes Welded Chassis & Suspension
From: Scotland
Team Members: Martyn Sloss, Richie McBride, Robin Iddon
Behemoth FWC
Behemoth
Weight 82kg
Dimensions 1.32 x 1.05 x 0.63m
Clearance 0.006m
Power 2 x Motors
Weapons Twin Axes
Notes Cost £1,400
From: England
Team Members: Anthony Pritchard, Kane Aston, Michael Pritchard
Cerberus
Cerberus
Weight 83kg
Dimensions 0.53 x 1.50 x 0.79m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 2 x 24 Volt Motors
Weapons Tungsten Tipped Circular Saw
Notes Kevlar Body Shell
From: Cyprus
Team Members: Theo Kaccoufa, Vaso Vassileiou, Alex Kaccoufa
Chaos 2
Chaos 2
Weight 77.4kg
Dimensions 0.38 x 0.92 x 0.72m
Clearance 0.07m
Power Electric Motors
Weapons CO2 Powered Flip Up
Notes Cost £250
From: England
Team Members: George Francis, Ian Swann, Richard Swann
Deporex
Depoppesaurus Rex
Weight 80kg
Dimensions 0.45 x 1.80 x 0.60m
Clearance 0.03m
Power 2 x Wheelchair Motors
Weapons Electric Actuator
Notes Speed 8mph
From: Belgium
Team Members: Philippe Poppe, Nancy Poppe
Dioitoir
Díotóir
Weight 79kg
Dimensions 0.66 x 1.00m
Clearance Adjustable 0.02m
Power 2 x Wheelchair Motors
Weapons Hydraulic Spring Lifting Arm
Notes Pressure 1,200psi
From: Éire (Republic of Ireland)
Team Members: Peter Redmond, Joe Gavin, Ciaron Byrne (Zulu)
Killerhurtz FWC
Killerhurtz
Weight 83kg
Dimensions 0.90 x 1.41 x 0.74m
Clearance 0.04m
Power 2 x 24 Volt Motors
Weapons Pneumatic Powered Axe Pick
Notes Interchangeable Axe Heads
From: Czech Republic
Team Members: John Reid, Dominic Parkinson, Rebecca Reaston-Brown
Mauler2K
The Mauler
Statistics not displayed
From: United States of America
Team Members: "Supreme Commander" Charles Tilford, "General" Morgan Tilford, "General" Henry Tilford, Alan Vermette
Mortis3
Mortis
Weight 79.5kg
Dimensions 0.36 x 0.76 x 0.91m
Clearance 0.02m
Power 3 x Motors
Weapons Hammer & Lifting Arm
Notes Cost £30,000
From: England
Team Members: Rob Knight, Arthur Chilcott, Ben Gordon
Panic Attack FWC
Panic Attack
Weight 81.6kg
Dimensions 0.38 x 1.52 x 0.71m
Clearance 0.02m
Power 2 x Electric Motors
Weapons Lifting Spikes
Notes Can Push & Lift Its Own Weight
From: Wales
Team Members: Kim Davies, Michael Davies
Prometheususa
Prometheus
Weight 80kg
Dimensions 0.75 x 1.40 x 1.20m
Clearance 0.02m
Power 2 x Petrol Driven Motors
Weapons Circular Saw
Notes Aluminium Frame & Body
From: United States of America
Team Members: Richard Brull, Stephen Lane, Mike Lavenburg
Razer
Razer
Weight 79kg
Dimensions 0.51 x 1.25 x 0.60m
Clearance 0.00m
Power 2 x Trolley Shop Motors
Weapons Hydraulic Ram
Notes Cost £800
From: England
Team Members: Simon Scott, Vincent Blood, Ian Lewis
Technolease
Techno-Lease
Weight 83kg
Dimensions 0.33 x 0.95 x 0.70m
Clearance 0.02m
Power 2 x Poly Motors
Weapons Grinding Blade
Notes 4 Wheel Drive
From: Holland (The Netherlands)
Team Members: Erik de Vrijer, Frans Verplanke
Terroraustralis
Terror Australis
Weight 76kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.00m
Clearance Adjustable 0.03m
Power 2 x Wheelchair Motors
Weapons Spear, Spikes & Blades
Notes Pressure 1,000psi
From: Australia
Team Members: Peter Aigner, Nick Stone, Rodney Gullickson
Weldor
Weldor
Weight 76.9kg
Dimensions 0.79 x 1.14 x 0.74m
Clearance Adjustable 0.00 - 0.05m
Power 2 x Wheelchair Motors
Weapons Pneumatic Lift & Hammer
Notes Capable of Lifting 90kg
From: Northern Ireland
Team Members: Phelim Lundy, Ryan Crilly

Eliminators

Depoppesaurus Rex (BEL) vs Diotoir (IRE)

Depoppesaurus Rex vs Diotoir

Diotoir flipping Depoppesaurus Rex

The battle started slowly with Diotoir trying unsuccessfully to get underneath and flip Depoppesaurus Rex with its lifting arm. Eventually the attack worked and the Belgian robot was flipped over but rolled back onto its wheels. Diotoir pushed Depoppesaurus Rex towards the pit, but was unable to push it down, driving perilously close to Sgt Bash's CPZ during this time. The house robot fired its flame-thrower a couple of times, only causing Diotoir's fur to start smoking. Depoppesaurus Rex managed to get its lifting nose underneath Diotoir and hoist it into the air, reversing precariously towards the pit while it was at it. Diotoir slipped off but remained suspended in mid-air by its opponent's lifter. The back of Diotoir's fur finally caught fire during the struggle. Time expired with both robots mobile and the judges went for Diotoir.

Winner: Diotoir

Prometheus (USA) vs Weld-Dor (NIR)

Welddorvsprometheus

Weld-dor lifts Prometheus

The battle started with the two robots briefly coming into contact before Prometheus drove across the arena and into Sir Killalot. Prometheus escaped, but then it drove into the arena wall and Weld-Dor was able to get its lifting spike underneath and carry the American robot around the arena, even spinning it around in a circle for a moment and then shoving the American competitor into the Arena wall. Nuts and bolts started falling from the underside of Prometheus as it was pinned to the wall by Weld-Dor. Eventually, Shunt intervened and broke the robots up but Prometheus became stuck on top of the house robot as a result. As Prometheus was carried around the arena by Shunt, the fuel line was severed and it was eventually immobilised, as Shunt shook it off with its axe.

Winner: Weld-Dor

All Torque (SCO) vs Razer (ENG)

Alltorquevsrazer

Razer and Sergeant Bash bite into All Torque

Razer quickly got underneath All Torque and pierced through the armour with its hydraulic claw. Razer then attempted to pierce one of All Torque's tyres, causing both robots to lift up into the air balanced on their front ends, before landing on their wheels again. Razer continued to attack and crumpled the stainless steel armour of All Torque. Eventually, the damage from Razer's claw became too much and All Torque broke down and Razer pushed it towards the CPZ where its side was crumpled by Sgt Bash.

"That is, a knife through hot butter."
— Jonathan Pearce as All Torque is destroyed

Bash even set Hamish on fire. At the end of the battle, Dead Metal came in and finished off the Scottish competitor with its circular saw.

Winner: Razer

Mortis (ENG) vs Terror Australis (AUS)

Mortisvsterror

Mortis axes Terror Australis

This turned out to be a very easy battle for Mortis as Terror Australis never started moving - Terror Australis' clutch broke three days before coming to the world championship. Mortis came in, punched two holes in Terror Australis with its axe. Mortis then attempted to lift Terror Australis but only succeeded in slotting its lifting arm into Terror Australis' mouth, lifting it up briefly before letting it go and bending the mouth as well as continuing to hammer to Australian robot. Mortis then pushed the Australian robot around the arena until cease was called. The two would later battle again, during the International League Championship with similar results.

Winner: Mortis

Behemoth (ENG) vs Techno-Lease (NED)

BehemothvsTechno

Behemoth lifts Techno-Lease over

Both robots immediately charged at each other. This proved to be Techno-Lease's undoing as Behemoth immediately got its scoop underneath Techno-Lease and flipped its Dutch opponent onto its back. Techno-Lease was unable to self-right and the battle was over.

"All double-Dutch for Techno-Lease."
— Jonathan Pearce

Winner: Behemoth

Panic Attack (WAL) vs 101 (ENG)

Panic Attack vs 101

Panic Attack lifts 101 into the air

After one unsuccessful attempt, Panic Attack was able to get underneath 101 and lift the robot into the air with its lifting spikes. 101 was able to balance on Panic Attack's forks initially but eventually over-balanced and landed upside-down. Panic Attack then picked up 101 again and, whilst attempting to carry 101 to the pit, Panic Attack accidentally reversed into the pit of oblivion.

Winner: 101

Chaos 2 vs Killerhurtz

A combined attack from both Shunt and Killerhurtz results in Chaos 2's gas canister being punctured

Chaos 2 (ENG) vs Killerhurtz (CZE)

Killerhurtz did not move at the start of the battle and Chaos 2 attempted to take advantage as it got its flipper underneath, but Killerhurtz suddenly sped away before Chaos 2 could attack. Killerhurtz attempted an attack with its axe but missed Chaos 2 and hit the arena floor instead. Eventually, after some brief minor attacks between the two, Chaos 2 was backed into a corner patrol zone guarded by Shunt, and was pinned in by both Shunt and Killerhurtz, allowing them both to attack the trapped Chaos 2.

Noticeably, one of Shunt's attacks appeared to pierce Chaos 2's gas bottle, evident from a sudden burst of gas flying from the back of the robot. However, this did not seem to take any power from the flipper, as demonstrated when Killerhurtz drove away and around in order to prepare another attack, Chaos 2 was finally able to escape the CPZ, get underneath the Czech competitor, and throw it over against Shunt and the arena wall. Normally Killerhurtz had self-righting capabilities, but the chain had broken on its axe when withdrawing it from Chaos 2, causing it to be stuck in the "fired" position. As a result, Killerhurtz was left unable to self-right and cease was called, sending Chaos 2 through to Round 2.

Winner: Chaos 2

Mauler (USA) vs Cerberus (CYP)

Mauler Safety Check

The Mauler during its safety check

Before this battle started, there were doubts over the safety of Mauler's weapon and it was placed in the testing zone. In the end it was decided that the spinning hammers on the American BattleBots contender Mauler were too dangerous for the Robot Wars arena, and as a result, it was disqualified from the championship for safety reasons. This meant that Cerberus went through to the Quarter Final stage of the competition by default.

Winner (by default): Cerberus

Quarter Finals

Diotoir vs Cerberus

Diotoir tosses Cerberus into the air

Cerberus (CYP) vs Diotoir (IRE)

Diotoir took a while to start moving but then it soon managed to get underneath Cerberus and lift it up with its lifting arm. Cerberus escaped, but Diotoir got underneath again and attempted to flip the Cypriot robot. The first attempt was unsuccessful but then, after narrowly avoiding the pit, Diotoir was able to lift Cerberus and flip it onto its back. Cerberus was unable to self-right and was attacked by the house robots, Sir Killalot cutting off a chunk of its tail, much to the amusement of Cerberus' team. While all this was going on, Sgt Bash set Diotoir on fire again before Sir Killalot dumped Cerberus in the pit.

Winner: Diotoir

Razer vs Chaos 2

Razer manages to catch Chaos 2, taking advantage of its vulnerable gas bottle

Chaos 2 (ENG) vs Razer (ENG)

The first attack was by Chaos 2, which managed to get underneath Razer but was unable to flip it over completely as Razer bounced off the Arena wall. Razer was then able to drive up behind Chaos 2 and caught it with its crushing ram, piercing Chaos 2's gas bottle in the process and pinning it against the Arena wall. Razer then dragged Chaos 2 into the reach of Dead Metal, which used its saw to slice into Chaos 2's flipper. With the flipper left unable to work from the earlier attack from Razer, Chaos 2 broke free from Dead Metal and deliberately reversed into the pit of oblivion to avoid any further damage.

"Favourite battle? Tough call but enjoyed taking out Chaos 2 in the First World Championships. At the time they'd just won the UK title and it was good to beat them convincingly."
— Vincent Blood

Winner: Razer

Mortis vs Behemoth

Behemoth flips Mortis

Mortis (ENG) vs Behemoth (ENG)

Behemoth charged at Mortis and was able to get underneath its opponent. Mortis tried to retaliate with its axe but Behemoth had already begun to raise its scoop and slowly flipped Mortis onto its back. Mortis attempted to use its lifting arm to self-right but Behemoth pushed it across the arena, wedging Mortis between its shovel and the arena floor so it couldn't self right. Behemoth pushed Mortis towards the pit and lined Mortis up onto one edge of the pit. As Mortis tried to self-right, Behemoth turned around with its scoop still raised and knocked Mortis into the pit.

Winner: Behemoth

Weld-dor vs 101

Weld-Dor on the edge of the pit

Weld-Dor (NIR) vs 101 (ENG)

Weld-Dor started by getting underneath 101 with its lifting spikes and it reversed across the arena, pulling 101 towards the pit. Weld-Dor very nearly reversed into the pit as 101 escaped its clutches, but was just able to hang on and survive thanks to a nudge from 101. 101 twice pushed Weld-Dor into the arena wall before the Northern Irish robot again managed to lift 101 and carry it around the arena, bending one of its forks in the process. 101 escaped and pushed Weld-Dor around the arena while it used its very ineffective axe which barely scratched 101.

"That hammer's a bit ineffective, more like a petal on a flower, about as strong and menacing as a rose-petal."
— Jonathan Pearce

101 pushed Weld-Dor into the arena wall once more before cease was called and it went to the judges, where a unanimous decision sent 101 through.

Winner: 101

Semi-Finals

Diotoir vs Behemoth

Behemoth overturns Diotoir

Behemoth (ENG) vs Diotoir (IRE)

Both robots tried to get underneath each other but it was Behemoth that was successful, flipping Diotoir onto its back. Behemoth then flipped Diotoir onto its side before nudging it back onto its wheels. Behemoth continued to get underneath Diotoir and flipped it over twice more, righting it again on each occasion. Diotoir briefly got torched on its side by the Arena flame-thrower during these attacks. Diotoir never managed to use its lifting arm as Behemoth was too heavy and when time ran out and cease was called, the judges went for Behemoth.

Winner: Behemoth

Razer vs 101

Razer crushes 101

Razer (ENG) vs 101 (ENG)

Before the battle, Team 101 were understandably worried their robot was going to be destroyed. When the battle began, Razer started by chasing 101 into the pincers of Dead Metal and then easily cut into the armour of its opponent. Razer continued to pierce the shell of 101 and managed to prise up a section of its steel armour. 101 hardly left the clutches of Razer and major damage was caused to the armour of 101 throughout the battle, including the electrical system and battery. However, despite the massive amount of damage caused to the robot, 101 survived for the whole battle and the decision went to the judges, who went for Razer.

Winner: Razer

Final

Behemoth vs Razer

Behemoth pins Razer down

Razer (ENG) vs Behemoth (ENG)

The battle started evenly but Behemoth was soon able to get underneath Razer and flip it onto its side. Behemoth then pinned Razer down with its scoop and pushed it around which left Razer unable to self-right until Matilda interfered and Razer was able to break free. Behemoth again managed to flip Razer over and pushed it onto the flame pit. Razer tried to self-right, but its wing was caught on the grille of the flame pit and it was stuck on its side. Dead Metal eventually nudged Razer off the flame pit which allowed Razer to self-right and attack Behemoth.

RazerBehemothFWC

Razer fights back, crushing Behemoth's frame

Razer gripped onto the side-plate of Behemoth and easily crushed through the armour, causing damage. Razer continued to cause damage to Behemoth for the rest of the battle with three separate attacks on the side-plates. Cease was called with both robots still mobile and the judges decided, with a 2 to 1 split decision, that Razer was the winner.

First World Champion: Razer

"Just when you think that the world is yours, a nutter will fight you for it, on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off
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