The Fifth Wars returned to the general format of the Third Wars -- heats of eight robots in a simple tournament tree.|
An unusual element appeared in the semifinals, where the losers in the first round fought in a pair of three-robot melees with the winner of each melee re-entering the tournament tree. This 'losers melee' was repeated in the Sixth Wars.
Best Engineered - Derek
Most Original Entry - S3
Sportsmanship Award - Pussycat
Middleweight Champion - Typhoon
Grand Champion - Razer
Best Newcomer - Fluffy