Drone racing is the fastest growing competitive sport in history, blowing past classic competitions like basketball and soccer. A number of different elements played into the rapid expansion the scene as gone through, including the internet breaking boundaries for people around the world. However, the biggest reason for the growth can only come down to one thing, and that’s because it’s really fun! Flying around at incredibly high speeds in the cockpit of an aerial vehicle without risking personal injury is entertaining for just about everyone. Businesses all around the world are picking up on the passion for the sport and are committing their resources to be among the first to break through in the field.
Multiple media, sporting, and financial organizations are springing head-first into the drone racing field. Organisations like the International Drone Racing Association and the European Rotor Sports Association are helping push the sport into the mainstream. The IDRA is even partnered with ESPN to get the upcoming Drone Nationals shown on TV. Outside of traditional TV channels, many groups like the Drone Racing League are putting their money into online content, uploading well-edited races to streaming sites like youtube. Overseas, the WWP (one of Europe’s largest independent sports marketing companies) recently partnered with the Drone Champions League to hold “The Race in Ruins” in the Austrian Alps at Schlosskopf Ehrenberg.
The opportunities are vast for companies and individuals in this fast growing field. In Korea, several companies are already getting behind the drone racing scene, building infrastructure and forming professional teams. More and more money is being put behind these endeavours, which is crucial for the scene to catch up to its growth in popularity. These trends of both interest and investment bode well for the scene as a whole.
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And don’t forget, Drone Nationals Is coming up in a week!