he heavily delayed giant robot fight finally took place with Team USA’s mech and Japan’s Kuratas exchanging blows in an abandoned steel mill. Victory went to Team USA’s MegaBots, but not before three metal-scraping matches that ended with a chainsaw to the shoulder ligament.

The showdown overall was a bit clunky and almost as staged as a WWE exhibition, but was a milestone achievement for both teams and the mech battle circuit as a whole. With a win under its belt, the MegaBots team now wants to start a full-blown giant robot sports league. And, there’s at least one contender waiting in the wings.

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