2022 Championships

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The championships for the NHRL 2022 season will be held on December 17th. This is going to be the 7th event in our 2021 season and consists entirely of invite-only brackets. In the first 6 events of our seasons, the top 4 bots in each bracket who did not already qualify for the championships get an invite.

During the championships we will be fighting all full-combat weight classes and will be giving out a total of $50,000 dollars in cash prizes! These robots have proven their abilities during the regular season and we are looking to see how each robot will fair when put up against their most challenging competitors yet.

Prizes

Prizes
Weight Class Championship Winner Championship Runner Up
3lb $10,000 USD $4,000 USD
12lb $12,000 USD $4,000 USD
30lb $15,000 USD $5,000 USD

First-place in 3lb, 12lb, and 30lb at each event also gets a custom finals trophy

Brackets

Here are the brackets for our December 17th 2022 Championships!

3lb: https://challonge.com/nhrl_dec22_3lb

12lb: https://challonge.com/nhrl_dec22_12lb

30lb: https://challonge.com/nhrl_dec22_30lb

Prediction Challenge

We are giving prizes to people who correctly predict the 3lb, 12lb, or 30lb brackets! The person who has the highest score for each of those three brackets wins $300.

Your methodology is entirely up to you, whether that's taking a deep dive into the statistics, flipping a coin, or having your bot make your picks for you. Then, sit back and watch the madness unfold as you revel in victory, or witness your bracket get busted before the end of the tournament.

As the battles progress, you’ll get points for every winner you picked correctly. Points will increase linearly every round; for example, the first round is worth 1, second round is worth 2, and so on. At the end of the tournament, the player with the most points wins that group.

Predictions are not available for the 30lb Sportsman bracket.

How to enter

Entering the contest is simple: just fill out this form, and then click on any of the brackets above and start making predictions. You only need to fill out the form once, regardless of how many of the brackets you predict.

Only participants who fill out the form are eligible to win the $300 prize for each bracket. If the form tells you you're ineligible to win the prize, you're still welcome to make predictions. You'll be playing for bragging rights instead!

Note that any crew working the event or builders participating in the event, and their immediate family members, are ineligible for this prize. You must be 18 or over, and live in the US.

We have full details for the contest here.

Best of luck!


Charity

As part of NHRL's charity initiative, we are giving away $1 million to charities that our qualifying builders select.

Each qualifying builder will select one charity that will get $5,000. The three builders who win their weight classes will see those donations increased to $250,000.

Here is the current list of charities builders will be fighting for. This list will be updated as more qualifying builders choose their charities.

Read more about our STEM charity initiative here.

Grudge Fights

If your bot did not qualify for the Championships, we invite you to come anyway and fight in some grudge fights!

Grudge registration is only open for 3lb and 12lb Sportsman bots. These grudge fights will happen in Cages 5 and 6. We need to manage pit table space, so we have a loose cap of about 32 bots who have not qualified, and a limit of 2 bots per builder.

Sign up here!

See the list of signed-up bots here

Qualified Robots

The following robots qualified for the championships in 2021. Qualifying means finishing in the final 4 for your weight class of all bots that have not already qualified in any of the 6 regular season events. In the event of a tie or a duplicate both bots will be admitted. You cannot qualify more than once.

Any bots who are not coming will be noted like this.

3lb Weight Class

Robot Name Qualifying Event Weight Class Weapon Type
Silent Spring March 26th 2022 3lb Modular
Stoneforge March 26th 2022 3lb Modular
Silk March 26th 2022 3lb Modular
Narcissist March 26th 2022 3lb Horizontal Spinner
Lynx April 23rd 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Blackbird April 23rd 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Caldera April 23rd 2022 3lb Horizontal Spinner
Wasabi April 23rd 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Crashfest May 14th 2022 3lb Lifter
Saw Loser: 2 Saw 2 Lose May 14th 2022 3lb Hammersaw
Komodo May 14th 2022 3lb Horizontal Spinner
Wake and Bake May 14th 2022 3lb Multibot
Eruption July 16th 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Twin Beast July 16th 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Adrift July 16th 2022 3lb Horizontal Spinner
The Greatest Challenge July 16th 2022 3lb Meltybrain
Malice September 17th 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Jet Lag September 17th 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Apex September 17th 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Jack Rabbit Flex September 17th 2022 3lb Vertical Spinner
Fully Defined November 12th 2022 3lb Vertical Spinner
Project LiftOff November 12th 2022 3lb Meltybrain
Polywog November 12th 2022 3lb Drum/Beater
Chubby Unicorn (tie) November 12th 2022 3lb Vertical Spinner
Sepi01 (tie) November 12th 2022 3lb Modular

12lb Weight Class

Robot Name Qualifying Event Weight Class Weapon Type
Pramheda March 26th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Carmen March 26th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
Minimizer March 26th 2022 12lb Horizontal Spinner
Demogorgon March 26th 2022 12lb Horizontal Spinner
Krunk April 23rd 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
HotLeafJuice April 23rd 2022 12lb Horizontal Spinner
Richard April 23rd 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Sombra (12lb) April 23rd 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
YOB GNOL May 14th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
Drop Kick May 14th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Spicy Hugs May 14th 2022 12lb Horizontal Spinner
Bottom Feeder May 14th 2022 12lb Horizontal Spinner
Touro Jr July 16th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
Saiko! July 16th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
RAM PLAN July 16th 2022 12lb Lifter
Otus July 16th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
Disko September 17th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Ugee September 17th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Chronus September 17th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Black Jack September 17th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Son of Kram November 12th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
Big-ish November 12th 2022 12lb Vertical Spinner
Night Crawler November 12th 2022 12lb Drum/Beater
Buzzzz-Kill November 12th 2022 12lb Horizontal Spinner

30lb Weight Class

Robot Name Qualifying Event Weight Class Weapon Type
Marathon March 26th 2022 30lb Drum/Beater
Tryhard March 26th 2022 30lb Horizontal Spinner
Waddles! March 26th 2022 30lb Horizontal Spinner
RIPperoni March 26th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
Litter Box April 23rd 2022 30lb Horizontal Spinner
MegatRON April 23rd 2022 30lb Hammersaw
Polyester April 23rd 2022 30lb Multibot
Dragon Princess April 23rd 2022 30lb Flamethrower
Huge May 14th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
George May 14th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
STF May 14th 2022 30lb Horizontal Spinner
Roadkill May 14th 2022 30lb Horizontal Spinner
Knock Off White July 16th 2022 30lb Hammer
Touro Feather July 16th 2022 30lb Drum/Beater
Depth Charge July 16th 2022 30lb Horizontal Spinner
Phenomenon July 16th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
Yahoo September 17th 2022 30lb Drum/Beater
Other Disko September 17th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
Plyohazard September 17th 2022 30lb Something made of wood
Sunflower of Peace (tie) September 17th 2022 30lb Full body spinner
Captain Caveman (tie) September 17th 2022 30lb Full body spinner
Emulsifier November 12th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
Dark Side (gifted from Lightside) November 12th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
Warlock November 12th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
Specter (tie) November 12th 2022 30lb Vertical Spinner
VacaTank (tie) November 12th 2022 30lb Drum/Beater

What to expect at NHRL

Whether you attend NHRL as a competitor or as a spectator, it's an unforgettable experience! Here's what to expect.

We have six cages where robot fights happen, in two different areas!

One area is the Steel Arena, which contains Cages 1 and 4, for 12lb and 30lb bots, and Cages 2 and 3, for 3lb bots.

Another area is the Titanium Stage, which contains Cages 5 and 6, both for 3lb bots.

Each area generally gets its own stream on event day, with dedicated announcers.

If you're a spectator with VIP tickets, you can get a special, close-up view of both areas. You can also relax in our dedicated VIP lounge, with drinks and some soft sofas. And, you can go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of NHRL!

We have a bunch of other great things that all our spectators can check out.

  • Our Bot Museum, with notable bots you may have seen on TV.
  • An outdoor patio, with plenty of food trucks with delicious offerings.
  • The Brett Experience, where you can try your hand at driving Brett the Brick.
  • The Sparky Store, where you can buy souvenirs like t-shirts and stickers.
  • A sign-making station, where you can support your favorite competitors.

Spectator tickets run as low as $10. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian 18 or over. Children 4 and under get in free.

If you're a competitor, you're in for a treat! We welcome competitors of all backgrounds and skill levels. Here's what you can expect...

  • An enormous pit area on the second floor.
  • A large workshop filled with all sorts of tools to help fix your bot.
  • An amazing, supportive, and helpful community.
  • No registration fees! (There is a $25 per-bot deposit that's refunded after you attend the event.)
  • The best competition in the world!

Watching NHRL Online

All NHRL events are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

Spectating at NHRL

Come see some robot carnage up-close and personal! Click here to buy tickets for any of our upcoming events!

All NHRL events are open to public spectators. Adults and children over the age of 4 can purchase an all-day access pass for $10. This will give access to all of the spectating areas around all the fighting cages, as well as the spectator lounges, Bot Museum, and other fun combat robotics attractions. Spectators under the age of 4 are admitted for free. Any spectator under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18.

Also, look for our VIP tickets, where you can relax in our lounge, experience our fights close-up, and go on a behind-the-scenes tour!

Read more about our spectator experience.

Competing at NHRL

Our December Championships are invite-only. In order to compete, you must qualify at an event earlier in the year by being one of the top 4 bots in your bracket not already qualified.

We will announce plans for grudge fights at this event soon!