After an overly successful return last summer, ABC has announced that its robot fighting league, BattleBots, will be returning for a second season. This time they are expanding the field to 32 teams. The format of a single elimination tournament will remain.
BattleBots is a tournament style league. Teams of Scientists, Engineers, Techies and all around geeks build robots for the sole purpose of fighting and destroying other robots.
According to The Verge, rebooting BattleBots after its 5 year run on Comedy Central in the early ’00s was met well by its core group of fans. The original show developed a cult following with its reboot expanding beyond that original cult group. Each episode averaged about 5 million views.
No official premier date has been announce however it will be back this summer