Hammerfall was the first tournament organized through reddit as opposed to the ARC Forums. Hosted by Toxic (HikerAdam2), the tournament drew a crowd of over 40 users. Hammerfall was unique to many ARC tournaments in that it only had one weight class (heavyweight), as opposed to the usual 4-weightclass lineup. The tournament was conducted in three phases; Practice Rounds, Qualification Rounds, and the Elimination Rounds.

Practice Rounds ran for three weeks before the tournament officially started and allowed rookie users to test their designs, settle early rivalries, and make tweaks and adjustments before the tournament officially began.

Qualification Rounds started when the tournament began on September 13, 2015. Consisting of 11 groups with 4 robots per-group, these rounds lasted nearly two months.

Elimination Rounds were conducted from November 11, 2015 to December 13, 2015 and terminated with awards voting after the championship match



Awards Winners

Tactician Award (Best RPer)


Freshmeat Award (Best rookie)

  • m1k3yd33t

The Harder They Fall Award (Bot the exceeded low expectations)

  • Box.

Will it Blend Award (Most destructive)

  • Parasite

Sex Appeal Award (Best aesthetics)

  • Cryoseism

Innovation Award (Most innovative/unique design)

  • Dumbo's Revenge

Red Nose Award (Best comedy bot)

  • Box.

Coffeehouse Typewriter Award (Best writer)

  • IAmTotallyNotSatan

Design Award (Best designed)

  • Parasite [tied with] Meta Ridley

RIP in Peace Award (Most depressing missing user)

  • RoughFudge

Clone Wars Award (Most obvious clone of an existing robot)

  • Doomsday

Good Samaritan Award (Best contributions to the community)

  • HikerAdam2

Match of the Century Award (Best match)

  • Parasite VS Meta Ridley


Group A

Group B

  • Shrek
  • Doomsday
  • Aphelion
  • Conspiracy

Group C

  • Meta Ridley
  • Chimera
  • Tiki Man
  • Plowdozer

Group D

  • Halberd
  • Box.
  • Hurricane
  • Fudge Machine

Group E

  • Vertigo
  • Metalhead
  • Channel One
  • Hotaru

Group F

  • Golden Blaze 2015
  • Red Death
  • The Rainbow Dasher
  • Snoo Bot

Group G

  • Uppercut V.5
  • Blast Off
  • Slice-Oh-McMatic
  • Heartbreak

Group H

Group I

Group J

  • Dragon Wolf
  • Nachtfalke
  • Anal Destroyer
  • Crazy Lobster

Group K

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