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 computer. The final race will be webcast on April 2.
This week’s contests launches March 19 at 9:30 p.m. and will feature a virtual appearance by DRL pilot HEADSUP
To give it a try, download the simulator and create a free online account. Entrants must have a Windows or Mac PC, the DRL Simulator and a reliable Internet connection. Sponsor recommends a 3 MB/s download and 0.5 MBs upload connection.
Those completing three heats on the 2020 tryouts track will automatically qualify to join the weekly online tournaments with no time cut off.
“Each week is a different track. During the tournament, you have 30 minutes to set your fastest time in a Solo Race using the DRL Racer4. The Top 24 will battle it out bracket-style to become the overall winner. Every tournament winner automatically advances to the Finals.”
One Grand Prize Winner will receive a DRL Pilot Contract opportunity valued at $50,000. At the end of each Thursday during the contest period, the top three eligible players on the leaderboard will be awarded $250.
Regional Leaderboard Prizes: At the end of the Contest Period, the top 25 eligible players on each of the Asia/Australia, Africa/Europe and North America/South America leaderboards will be awarded prizes in conjunction with the below schedule.
Rookie Tournament Prizes: At the end of the contest period, the top 25 eligible players on the Rookie Leaderboard (only open to players who have downloaded the DRL Simulator for the first time) will be awarded prizes in conjunction with the below schedule.
For those just tuning in – join the conversation by tweeting @DroneRaceLeague using the tournament hashtag. Three viewers will be randomly selected at the end of each stream to win $100.
Pilots who fly in at least six of the weekly tournaments are automatically entered to be one of three randomly selected pilots to win $250 with a drawing during the March 26 tournament.