Category Archives: Drone Racing

Drone Racing Virtual Series Concludes Sunday

Drone Racing Virtual Series Concludes Sunday

Source: DRL While live sporting events across the globe have been hampered by the COVID pandemic, drone racing keeps flying fast. On Sunday, the Drone Racing League will present the winner-take-all championship of the 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup, the fantasy, virtual drone racing series, on NBCSN and DRL’s Twitter. Here’s how it works: A dozen elite drone pilots ...

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Virtual Drone Racing Series Benefits COVID Relief

Virtual Drone Racing Series Benefits COVID Relief

file Drone Racing League’s  fantasy, virtual drone-racing series takes flight Saturday to fund pandemic relief for healthcare facilities. The 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup will feature 12 pilots battling it out on the DRL SIM, a true-to-life drone racing simulator. “Fans tuning in will feel as if they are in the drone’s cockpit as the pros fly digital versions of ...

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Ex-NBA Exec to Helm Drone Racing League

Ex-NBA Exec to Helm Drone Racing League

DRL President, Rachel Jacobson Former NBA SVP of Global Partnerships Rachel Jacobson has been named as the president of the Drone Racing League. Jacobson will be tasked with scaling DRL up, developing new opportunities to engage league partners with more than 250 million global fans. “From hosting live competitions and global esports tournaments to broadcasting and streaming thrilling races on premier ...

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Drone Racing League Partners with FanDuel for Live Virtual

Drone Racing League Partners with FanDuel for Live Virtual

Courtesy: DRL Missing your favorite NBA fantasy rivalry? The Drone Racing League’s got you covered in what’s sure to become the sports antidote to our shared cabin fever. The DRL is hooking up with FanDuel, giving the fantasy-sports giant access to the 2020 DRL SIM Tryouts Finals, the world’s only player-to-pilot e-sports tournament. The virtual drone racing showdown live-streams tonight ...

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Drone Racing League Launches Online Academy

Drone Racing League Launches Online Academy

Source: DRL With the coronavirus pandemic causing national school shut-downs, educators and parents are looking for innovative ways to educate homebound students without boring them. To rev up remote learning, the Drone Racing League has unveiled DRL Academy, an innovative STEM program featuring online learning opportunities for students studying science, engineering, and unmanned aircraft technology. To immediately integrate DRL Academy ...

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Drone Racing League Wraps 2020 Online Simulation Tournament next

Drone Racing League Wraps 2020 Online Simulation Tournament next

The Drone Racing League’s 2020 Online Simulation Tournament is virus proof – it’s all online. Virtual tryouts are underway with regular matches through March 26. The champ will receive a $50,000 season contract. In total, the DRL is awarding $75,000 in prizes over the two-month seasons. The tryouts will allow any potential racer to compete from the comfort of their ...

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This Racing Drone Keeps Up with Golf Shots

This Racing Drone Keeps Up with Golf Shots

via Instagram @Rosshasadrone A Seattle drone race is chasing more than glory on the track. He’s chasing rapid-fire golf shots. Last week, Ross Beck launched  his custom-made XHOVER racing drone to capture a tee shot from drive to landing on a par-3 green, flying at speeds up to 85 mph. With production startup Motion State, Beck filmed several golfers at ...

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Drone Racing Market Could Triple in Size by 2027, Report Says

Drone Racing Market Could Triple in Size by 2027, Report Says

Drone racing may elevate to a half-billion-dollar market in less than 5 years, according to a recent marketing study. Transparency Market Research this week released a projection report predicting the drone-racing market will reach $237 million by the end of this year and launch into three-fold growth to $786 million by 2027. “At present, multi-rotor drones that are currently deployed ...

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Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Sim: Drone Racing League

Ladies and Gentleman, Start Your Sim: Drone Racing League

Think you have what it takes to be the next Michael Jordan of drone racing? Then the Drone Racing League wants you – to try out in the 2020 Online Simulation Tournament. The league announced tryouts last week for a $50,000 season contract. In total, the DRL is awarding $75,000 in prizes over the two-month seasons. The tryouts will allow ...

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Twelve-year-old Girl Captures Second Drone Racing Title

Twelve-year-old Girl Captures Second Drone Racing Title

Courtesy: FAI When we think back to our 12-year-old selves, most of us were focused on impressing the opposite sex and ABC’s TGIF line up. For Wanraya “Milk” Wannapong of Thailand, winning the women’s division of the 2019 World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final in China proved to be a bit more satisfying. Milk successfully defended her second title last ...

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