First of all, thank you so much for your support. We deeply appreciate the hundreds of you that stepped up to help make this sports league a reality! Your pledges mean the world to us.
Unfortunately, given the way Kickstarters typically unfold (with funding spikes at the beginning and end of the campaign, and trickles in the middle), and the rate at which people are pledging, it's almost certain this won't be successful. As a result, we have decided to cancel this campaign and look for alternative sources of funding.
We realized going into this campaign that it wasn't structured the way Kickstarter usually recommends - i.e., set the fundraising goal low and hope to exceed it several times over - but we didn't want to get into a situation where we might let down our fans by being fully funded and unable to deliver on what we promised. Our goal was set to a realistic budget for what we needed, in order to get to an arena event in a year. It looks like crowdfunding is not currently a viable way to raise money for this sport right now, and we'll be looking into other ways to make it possible. We'll let you know if and when we've figured it out!
If you're still interested in supporting us, we encourage you to check out the MegaBots store for our in-stock merch that you can receive by Christmas. We have kids shirts, patches, hoodies, and all our standard crew shirts/logo stickers/Eagle Prime poster available now!