The DRL Racing Simulator Lets Users Try Out for the Drone Racing League

By: Joey Haar - Nov 14, 2016
References: thedroneracingleague & techcrunch
The Drone Racing League is looking for more competitors for its upcoming 2017 season, and the hybrid e-sports league has released 'DRL Racing Simulator' as a way to scout for talent. The software, which is available for free on the Drone Racing League website, is an online multiplayer game that simulates drone racing and compares people's times against a worldwide leaderboard.

Rather than with a traditional sports league, in which athletes are often scouted while they're still in high school, the Drone Racing League is simply too new to conduct advanced scouting. However, the technological competition has the benefit of existing in virtual reality, meaning that anyone with a solid Internet connection can compete against the pros. DRL Racing Simulator is thus a way to seek out the very best racers, giving them a shot at the big time.