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The Drone Racing League (DRL) And Swatch Introduce First Swatch-Sponsored Pilot, Winner Of Global eSport Competition

Gamer Robogenesis Wins 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts, the Only Player-to-Professional Drone Pilot Tournament in the World, Earns Spot in DRL’s 2018 Season with $75K contract

NEW YORKFeb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional and high-speed drone racing, today announced Brodie “Robogenesis” Springer as the winner of the 2018 Swatch DRL Tryouts, the fierce eSport competition that transforms a gamer to drone pilot overnight.

Pilot hopefuls from around the world have been battling it out on the DRL Simulator, the most realistic drone flight and racing simulator, since its launch in November 2017. This past Saturday, February 3, the top 24 contestants went head-to-head in a live showdown in the Mixer NYC Studio at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. After speeding through the final heat in a perfectly simulated replica of the 2017 season’s Miami Nights course map, Robogenesis was named the Swatch pilot for the 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship Season and given a professional drone racing contract for $75,000. Continue reading The Drone Racing League (DRL) And Swatch Introduce First Swatch-Sponsored Pilot, Winner Of Global eSport Competition