November 26, 2021


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DRL Vegas Championship at CES This Year

DRL Vegas ChampionshipDRL Vegas ChampionshipThe DRL Championship will be held at the one of the biggest shows in Vegas this year – the Consumer Electronics Show (CES.)

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today, the Drone Racing League (DRL), the world’s leading professional drone racing property, announced the DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile. The finale of the 2021-22 DRL Algorand World Championship Season, the race will take place on an outdoor course along the Las Vegas strip at the T-Mobile Arena during the opening night of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The main event during the biggest global tech conference, the DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile will pit the world’s greatest drone pilots against one another on a custom-designed aerial race track, accompanied by an all-star concert. Thousands of fans will witness the twelve competing elite drone pilots go head to head over the sought-after title of DRL World Champion. The pilots will race the custom high-speed FPV drones at 90 MPH through large scale gates around the iconic T-Mobile Arena. Drones will be lit up by a thousand LED lights while traversing through neon-colored and magenta course elements, turning the race into an eye-catching visual experience on the Las Vegas Strip.

“Our Championship Race will showcase the incredible collaboration between T-Mobile and the Drone Racing League on the greatest stage for the world’s top technology leaders,” said Rachel Jacobson, President of DRL. “Our must-attend event will unveil groundbreaking technology, cutting edge sports competition and visually stunning entertainment.”

On Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 20, 2022, the DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile will air at 1pm EST on NBC and Twitter.

DRL partners such as the leading high-performance blockchain platform Algorand, global insurance leader Allianz, award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer Dragonfly Inc., and the U.S. Air Force will be incorporated into the championship race through unique, branded activations and course elements. The event will be open to the public, with fans able to sign up to experience the action first hand here.

Through the use of innovative technology and immersive, high-speed races through virtual and live events, DRL aims to create a new era of sports by merging esports and real-life competition.

Read more about the Drone Racing League: leadership, STEM Education, sports deals, and betting.

Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry.  Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
For drone industry consulting or writing, Email Miriam.


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