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GAMING & ESPORTS

Drone Racing League Unveils its First Mobile Game

Drone Racing Arcade is now available for free download via the Skillz mobile gaming platform on iOS and Android.

The Drone Racing League has launched its first mobile game, Drone Racing Arcade, on the Skillz mobile games platform, the organization announced Monday. The game is available for free download on iOS and Android devices. 

As with the real thing, players will compete against the clock, racing DRL drones through neon-lit courses filled with obstacles and gates. There will be additions of coins and boosts to score the most points. 

“The Drone Racing League is a sport for everyone, intersecting technology, sports, and entertainment,” said DRL Chief Marketing Officer Anne Marie Gianutsos in a statement. ”Our Drone Racing Arcade game is the ultimate first foray into flying drones on mobile, giving players a fun, free and easy way to experience the thrill of drone racing,” 

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In December, the DRL will have its fans compete in Skillz-hosted Drone Racing Arcade tournaments for the chance to win exclusive prizes. 

“Drone racing is one of the fastest-growing action sports of our era—so it’s a thrill to announce the Drone Racing League is teaming up with Skillz for their expansion into competitive mobile gaming,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder of Skillz. “Pushing the limits of innovation, competition, and fun, we’re delighted to welcome players into the world of drone racing, giving DRL’s millions of fans a new reason to thrill-seek through high-flying Skillz-powered mobile tournaments.”

The Drone Racing Arcade game debuts as part of the 2021-22 DRL World Championship season, which began on Sept. 29 and airs on Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on NBCSN and Twitter.