Video: Drone racing comes to mainstream television
The Drone Racing League (DRL) received an investment of $12 million Photograph: (WION)
The introduction of the Drone Racing Championships on mainstream television is the first step in making e-sports a household name.
The Drone Racing League (DRL) received an investment of $12 million from partners like Sky Sports and ProSieben after the proven success of the sport on social media platforms.
The broadcasters will air a circuit of five DRL races from North America in October and November.
All pilots fly an identical drone; so winning and losing is purely dependent on people’s piloting skills and not technology.
The compact unmanned flying vehicles race at a speed of 80 m/h (130 k/h). They fly on complex three dimensional courses, which is unlike any other form of racing.