Battle for Las Vegas Signature Event (MS Only)
- 5-Feb-2023 - 7-Feb-2023
- Event Code
- VEX Robotics Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Standard Registration Opens
- 2-Nov-2022 12:00 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 16-Jan-2023 17:00 EST
A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region
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- It is past the registration deadline.
Welcome to the first-ever Battle for Las Vegas VRC Signature Event sponsored by Tesla!
There are now 2 events for teams.
Battle for Vegas Middle School
Las Vegas has become a global leader in innovative entertainment and is now home to the famous BattleBots arena. We have partnered with BattleBots to provide exclusive behind the scenes tours, meet and greets, and even an opportunity to see teams battle it out in the Las Vegas BattleBot arena. .
This event is more than just the competition! To ensure you get the most out of your Las Vegas experience, we are also working on additional unique events for teams to participate in every evening. Some of these may include:
- Vegas Loop Tour and Experience featuring Teslas. Sign Up for a free time slot HERE
- Special discounted offers to exciting Las Vegas shows featuring technology advancements in entertainment.
- Discounted tickets to area attractions including the AdventureDome, the Linq, and Omegamart at Area 15.
This event will also have an engaging expo showcasing Nevada’s educational opportunities and local innovative companies that call Nevada home.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the first-ever Battle for Vegas!
World Championship Qualifying Spots
This event will offer three VEX Worlds Qualification Spots to VRC Teams
- (1) Excellence Award
- (2) Tournament Champions
Hotel and Event Information:
Location: The Westgate, the iconic off- strip hotel, where Elvis had his Las Vegas residency. This is right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center with access to the Monorail.
Room block rate: $101/night Sunday-Tuesday, $169/night Friday and Saturday (includes taxes, resort fees and parking)
*Resort fees are only included when booked within the room block.
To book online use this link: Westgate Room Block
To book by phone, call 1-800-732-7117 and give the following code: SBRE3R
We worked with the Westgate Fresh Buffet to provide an iconic, all-you-can-eat, Las Vegas buffet that will also be quick and accommodate all dietary restrictions.
Every team registration will include one complimentary ticket for lunch on February 6th and 7th at the Westgate Fresh Buffet.
Teams are encouraged to purchase additional lunch buffet tickets as soon as possible, since these are limited. Purchases can be made at shop.competitionpros.org by January 17th, pending availability.
We have also worked with the Westgate on providing teams quick service for breakfast and afternoon snacks being sold in our competition area.
Merchandice and BattleBots Show Tickets -
Additional Shows have been added to the Tickets and Merch Links page
Volunteers will recieve a free volunteer t-shirt. To purchase a variety of shirts and posters please visit https://roboticsgameart.com/.
To purchace the discounted tickets to the Exclusive 45-minute BattleBots Show including the Q&A with the owners of BattleBots, click on the different ticket options. There is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase, so if you need 16 tickets, puchase one 4-pack and two 6-packs. These are available to all teams, coaches, friends, family, and whomever you would like to invite. It is exclusive to you and your guests.
All shows are on Monday, February 6th.
Doors open at 5:00pm
Show starts at 6:00pm
There will be merchandise available for purchase.
Location: BattleBots Arena: Caesars Entertainment Studios 4165 Koval Lane Las Vegas, NV 89109
Limited parking available.
It is advised to take an uber/lyft or the Las Vegas Monorail from Westgate to the Flamingo/Caesars stop. Then it is a 8 minute walk to the tented facility. Total time is ~25 minutes.
Monorail passes are $5, but we are working to get these discounted or free. No need to purchase tickets in advance.
6pm - Individual
6pm - 4 pack
6pm - 6 pack
Grade Level: Middle School
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks
Event Dates & Locations
Date: 5-Feb-2023 - 7-Feb-2023Venue/Location:
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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1pm - 4pm Check-in and Inspection
1pm - 4pm Practice Fields and Skills Fields are Open
4pm - 5pm Opening Ceremonies (Practice Fields are Closed)
5pm - 6:30pm Practice Matches (Practice Fields are Open)
8am Venue Opens, Practice Fields are Open until 4pm
9am - 12pm Qualification Matches, Skills Matches
12pm - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 4pm Qualification Matches, Skills Matches
7:30am Venue Opens, Practice Fields are Open until 1pm
8:30am - 11am Qualification Matches
11am - 12pm Alliance Selection
12pm - 1pm Lunch (Practice Fields Close at the end of Lunch)
1pm - 3pm MS Finals
3pm - 4pm Overall HS Finals and Awards
**Agenda times may change slightly, but will not go earlier on Sunday or later on Tuesday.
Please use the Sign Up Genius link below:
Battle For Vegas Voluneer Sign Up
If you are interested in being a remote judge, contact the Event partner on the General Information page.
All volunteers will receive a volunteer event shirt and free lunch
Judging will be initially done remotely
Volunteer positions include (click on the link for the guide to each role):
Head Referees (Must pass the Certification)
Judge Advisors (Must pass the Certification)
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
Las Vegas is known for its great weather in the winter! However, in the case of an emergency/bad weather we will make adjustments to the agenda and notify all teams via email.
If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event:
- Refunds will only be made if the event is canceled by the host.
If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:
- Registrations will not be refunded for teams that register but choose not to come.
Date: 5-Feb-2023 - 7-Feb-2023Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Discounted rooms are available at the Westgate for $101/night, which includes taxes, fees and parking.
All teams, volunteers and spectators are welcome to use the room block. Click on the link below.
Check back here for the Webcast link
All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges digitally via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Initial Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines will be scheduled ahead of the event date, with Notebook submissions due by January 16, 2023. Notebooks submitted on or after January 17th will not be accepted.
How to Submit a Digital Engineering Notebook
In-Person Judging - Teams who scored high on their initial interview will be given a follow-up interview in-person at the event. Teams who did not sign up or attend their initial remote interview will not be judged or eligible for awards.
Tickets and Merch Links
Lunch Buffet Tickets - SOLD OUT
BattleBots Tickets - 6pm show, doors at 5pm, Monday, Feb 6th
Vegas Loop sign ups (free) - SOLD OUT
Monorail Discounted tickets - Take to the other Las Vegas strip properties including BattleBots for Monday's Exclusive Show
Additional Discounted Shows,
All tickets can be made directly through Ticketmaster.com. Before selecting seats, attendees must enter Offer Passcode: CONV22 to Unlock access to discounted seats while supplies last. Once the Offer Passcode has been Unlocked, applicable discounts for this Special Offer will be automatically applied to qualifying seats.
- MAT Franco, at the LINQ
- Tape Face, at Harrah's
- Farren Dillion, at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club at LINQ Promenade
- WOW - The Vegas Spectacular, at Rio
Additional Discounted Attractions,
- Avengers STATION - $15 discount using Code: Avengers2023
- Adventuredome - $5 discounted tickets will be available at team check-in