The following announcement was released to the American BattleBots competitors on July 6, 2000.

Posted: 7/6/00

ROBOT WARS in association with MTV Networks are proud to announce...


...a spectacular, chrome plated civil war to crown the US Robot Wars Heavyweight Champion of 2000 on MTV.

Calling all American Robot Warriors. If you've got a battle ready robot and you're itching for a fight, you can't afford to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.

THE TITLE: US Robot Wars Heavyweight Champion

THE REWARD: Generous appearance fees for all competitors

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMADATION: All freight and flight arrangements will be made for you. All travel and hotel costs will be paid for you. It couldn't be easier.

WHEN: 22-23 July 2000

WHERE: Robot Wars, Park Street Studios, LONDON, United Kingdom

So if you'd like a free vacation, international fame courtesy of MTV and the chance to walk away with the American title - AND COLD HARD CASH - volunteer for active duty and contact Robot Wars immediately.

If you want to become MTV's Robot Wars Heavyweight Champion, act quickly because time is running out for you.

For further information, entry details or ticket enquiries please contact the Robot Wars (UK) Headquarters...

Phone: 0 11 44 207 258 6790