Drone Racing in Abu Dhabi: DCL Expands
The Drone Champions League (DCL), the main skilled drone racing group globally, is gearing up for expanded horizons within the Gulf Area after an exciting winter season closing in Abu Dhabi.
The 2-day occasion, held from November 17-18, showcased six prime DCL groups competing on a cutting-edge digital observe impressed by the Abu Dhabi Nationwide Exhibition Centre’s real-world location. The British workforce Xblades emerged victorious, narrowly edging out the latest league entrant, the American-based Cyclone. These two groups will face off within the DCL Tremendous Last 2023 on December 20, with the venue set to be revealed quickly.
Highlighting the league’s development, the Abu Dhabi occasion marked a major milestone as DCL secured ASPIRE as a league sponsor. ASPIRE, the expertise growth arm of Abu Dhabi’s Superior Expertise Analysis Council, will collaborate with DCL on data alternate and promotion via its Autonomous Racing League (A2RL).
As a part of the partnership, two new occasions shall be added to DCL’s 2024 calendar in Abu Dhabi, scheduled for April and November subsequent 12 months. Additional particulars on the 2024 calendar shall be disclosed after the conclusion of the 2023 season.
Markus Stampfer, Board member of Drone Champions AG, the DCL organizer, expressed, “This occasion in Abu Dhabi has elevated our league to new heights. The in-person gathering of pilots, mixed with the thrill of racing on a brand-new digital observe, created a unbelievable celebration for our league. We eagerly anticipate our Tremendous Last subsequent month and look ahead to unveiling our plans for the 2024 season quickly. We’re already anticipating our return to Abu Dhabi subsequent 12 months.”
Swan Versmissen, pilot of the profitable Xblades workforce, shared, “Racing within the DCL continues to be the final word thrill. Being a part of this supportive neighborhood and having fun with races like this one in particular person solely strengthens our groups and the league as an entire. As a workforce, we’re thrilled to have triumphed over powerful competitors, and we anticipate one other nice battle subsequent month and subsequent season.”
Dr. Tom McCarthy, Govt Director at ASPIRE, said, “Drone racing is quickly capturing public creativeness, with drones making vital strides throughout numerous sectors. ASPIRE, via A2RL, combines autonomous robotics, AI, and excessive sports activities to advance the way forward for mobility. We have been happy to help DCL of their drone gaming competitors, drawing consideration to the game. We look ahead to collaborating with them on future endeavors.”
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