The Drone Racing League (DRL) has announced that the first-ever fantasy virtual drone racing series, the 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup.
It will premiere on Saturday, May 16 at 2:30pm ET on NBCSN and will run for eight weekends on NBCSN and Twitter.
The 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup will feature 12 elite DRL pilots battling it out on the DRL SIM, the true-to-life drone racing simulator, for the chance to be crowned the series’ Champion.
DRL president, Rachel Jacobson, said: “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. 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 donate 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.
The contest follows FanDuel’s standard daily fantasy format, and racers will earn points for winning each heat and round.