NEW YORK, N.Y. –– The Drone Racing League (DRL) announced the 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup, the first fantasy virtual drone racing series that will premiere on NBCSN and Twitter, May 16 at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Elite pilots will compete on the drone racing video game, the DRL SIM, in the eight-week series to raise funds for Direct Relief to provide protective gear to frontline workers.
Twelve elite DRL pilots will battle on the DRL SIM, the true-to-life drone racing simulator, for the chance to be crowned the series’ champion. Fans will feel as if they are in the cockpit as pros fly digital versions of custom DRL drones through historic DRL maps and tracks around.
“DRL authentically merges the digital with the real, so we’re thrilled to highlight the virtual side of drone racing on NBCSN and Twitter starting this Saturday,” said DRL President Rachel Jacobson. “The high-speed, futuristic racing combined with daily fantasy is great for the whole family and it’s all for an amazing charity supporting frontline workers.”
All pilots have committed to donating their winnings to Direct Relief, the largest charitable provider of protective gear and medical essentials to health facilities in response to COVID-19. The funds donated will help Direct Relief continue to get protective gear to frontline workers during the pandemic.
Fans watching the 2020 DRL FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup can enter a free daily fantasy sports contest on FanDuel to win prizes each week.
For more information, visit www.drl.io.