Virtual Drone Racing Series Benefits COVID Relief

Virtual Drone Racing Series Benefits COVID Relief

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Drone Racing League’s  fantasy, digital drone-racing collection takes flight Saturday to fund pandemic aid for healthcare services.

The 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup will function 12 pilots battling it out on the DRL SIM, a true-to-life drone racing simulator.

“Fans tuning in will really feel as if they’re within the drone’s cockpit as the professionals fly digital variations of customized DRL drones by way of historic DRL maps and never-seen-before tracks, all from their houses across the globe together with the U.S., Canada, the U.Okay. and Switzerland,” a DRL assertion notes.

“DRL authentically merges the digital with the true, so we’re thrilled to focus on the digital facet of drone racing on NBCSN and Twitter beginning this Saturday. The high-speed, futuristic racing mixed with day by day fantasy is nice for the entire household — and it’s all for a tremendous charity supporting frontline employees,” newly appointed DRL President Rachel Jacobson stated.

All pilots agreed to donate winnings to Direct Relief, the most important charitable supplier of protecting gear and medical necessities to well being services in response to COVID-19.

“Direct Relief is so deeply grateful for the management and dedication mirrored by the Drone Racing League and its gamers,” stated Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief. “This help interprets into instant, sensible assist, and is such a beautiful instance of everybody pulling collectively and doing no matter we will to guard those that are most weak.”

Fans watching the 2020 DRL FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup can enter a free day by day fantasy sports activities contest on FanDuel to win prizes every week. The contest follows FanDuel’s normal day by day fantasy format, and racers will earn factors for successful every warmth and spherical.

“On the heels of our first-ever fantasy drone racing event with DRL final month, we’re excited to dial up the unimaginable momentum and convey the FanDuel partnership with DRL to a nationwide broadcast stage,” stated Kip Levin, President, FanDuel.

“We’re excited to companion with Drone Racing League to showcase a number of the world’s high pilots as they compete within the first-ever digital drone racing collection on NBCSN,” stated Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports.

Schedule

  • Saturday, May 16 – 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 24 – 3 pm
  • Sunday, May 31 – 2 pm
  • Sunday, June 7 – 2 pm
  • Sunday, June 14 – 1 pm
  • Saturday, June 20 – 12 pm
  • Sunday, June 28 – 12 pm
  • Sunday, July 5t – 12 pm

Earlier this yr, DRL additionally unveiled DRL Academy, an revolutionary STEM program that includes on-line studying alternatives for college students learning science, engineering, and unmanned plane expertise.