Drone Racing League SIM Tryouts Tournament Now Open
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
This week saw the start of the 2022 DRL SIM Tryouts, an annual esports tournament that provides the winner with a contract to fly in the Drone Racing League (DRL).
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The SIM Champion will compete against the top drone pilots in the 2022-23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season in a series of events taking place in real life as well as in esports and the metaverse. This fall, the Championship will be aired on top sports networks worldwide.
Continuing on through June 28th, the competition on the DRL SIM, a drone racing simulator available on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam and Epic Games, will pit thousands of participants against one another in a race for the fastest time. The 24 highest scorers will then go on to compete in a virtual race on June 30th, with the winner being crowned an official DRL Pilot.
Despite having never flown a real drone before, the previous year’s SIM Champion was awarded a spot in the DRL before going on to win racing heats during last season’s in-real-life events.
The final bracket competition is scheduled to take place on June 30th at 7:00 PM ET.
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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.
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