“Since launching DRL in January, we’ve worked to bring the thrill of FPV drone racing to audiences around the globe,” said DRL CEO/Founder, Nicholas Horbaczewski. “Partnering with Bud Light to launch the DRL racing simulator is incredibly special for the league, as we continue blending the virtual and real worlds to build the sport of the future.”
Pilot hopefuls, who are 21+, can enter the Bud Light DRL 2017 Tryouts by visiting www.DRLTryouts.com, downloading the DRL Racing Simulator and flying the simulator’s online tryout campaign. The tryout includes four different maps from real life DRL levels: Gates of Hell, Miami Lights, L.A.Pocalypse, and Project Manhattan. The top 24 eligible participants will be invited to test their skills in a live finals tournament in January for a chance to win a $75,000 professional 2017 DRL contract to compete in the 2017 DRL season as the Bud Light Pilot.
“We’re excited to partner with the world’s leading drone racing league,” said Jesse Wofford, Digital Brand Manager at Bud Light. “Bud Light is committed to giving fans better ways to connect with the sports they love, and we’re excited to work with DRL to deliver their FPV racing to new fans at home.”
DRL is also launching its first national commercial, which will first air tonight on ESPN and other channels as part of the DRL season:
For more information on the 2016 race season, visit www.drl.io. To join the conversation, follow DRL on Facebook at facebook.com/thedroneracingleague, on Twitter @DroneRaceLeague, and on Instagram @thedroneracingleague.