The Robot Wars World Championships were a series of special Robot Wars championships in which robots from all over the world competed against each other, representing their respective countries. In total, there were three World Championships: the first was originally released as a VHS exclusive, the second was broadcast during Extreme Series 1 and US Season 1 and the third was broadcast during Series 7.
The First World ChampionshipEdit
- Main article: The First World Championship
The First World Championship was filmed shortly after Robot Wars: The Third Wars, and was released exclusively on VHS on March 13, 2000 and later released 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 championship featured sixteen robots from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, USA and Australia. It was later shown on television the day before the airing of The Second World Championship, heavily edited to fit the time slot.
The Second World ChampionshipEdit
- Main article: The Second World Championship
The Second World Championship was broadcast as part of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 and also as part of the American series, Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. In the UK, the championship was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Julia Reed and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce. In the US, the championship was hosted by Mick Foley, the pit reporter was Rebecca Grant and commentary was provided by Stefan Frank. The championship featured sixteen robots from UK, USA, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Belgium and South Africa.
The Third World ChampionshipEdit
- Main article: The Third World Championship
The Third World Championship was broadcast as part of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars and was broadcast on March 28, 2004. The championship was hosted by Craig Charles, the pit reporter was Jayne Middlemiss and commentary was provided by Jonathan Pearce. The championship featured twelve robots from USA, Belgium, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, UK and Sweden. For several of the competitors, their qualifiers featured as Special Events during the main competition.
- Each time the World Championship was held, the British Robot Wars had a different pit reporter.
- The second and third World Championships both featured robots from nine different nations.
- All finals of the World Championships went to the judges.
- Razer, Chaos 2, Diotoir and Philipper competed in the first two World Championships, but did not compete in the third. Similarly, Ansgar and Tornado did not compete in the First World Championship, but competed in the second and third.