The first match-up saw Team Game Over, featuring Keisha Howard of Chicago gaming group Sugar Gamers, versus Team A.X.E. For the first of two times on this episode, the match-up saw a video gamer against a mixed martial-arts fighter as Team A.X.E. robo-jockey Andrew Montanez took the fighting controls.
Things looked bleak for Team Game Over early, as the hydraulics on both of their robot arms were quickly busted loose, spewing fluid across the arena. With their robot crippled, Game Over managed to do some damage of their own in the second round, actually knocking the head off of the Team A.X.E. robot and holding on to the final round.
In the third and final round, Team A.X.E. manage to reattach their robot's head. Team Game Over made the decision to send their badly damaged robot back into battle and fight as long as they could. Howard continued to swing even as her robot's arms began to seize. Team Game Over managed to go the distance, but the damage was done, and Team A.X.E won the fight by judge's decision.
The second fight of the night saw Team Drone Strike, featuring pro gamer Ciji Thornton versus Team Robo Hammer. The promotional force was with Robo Hammer, as MMA fighter Amanda Lucas was shown getting robot operating tips from her father George Lucas.
Team Robo Hammer's vignette with the creator of the Star Wars universe would last far longer than the actual fight. Early in round one, Team Drone Strike would land a direct blow to the lower right torso of Robo Hammer's Decepticon-like war machine. Unable to make repairs, the rib punch would spell the end of the line for Robo Hammer, giving the victory to Drone Strike via KO.
Thornton and her Team Drone Strike partner Fazlul Zubair advance in the Robot Combat League tournament and remain in the hunt for the $100,000 grand prize.
Robot Combat League airs on SyFy every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. Eastern.