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Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS COVERAGE OF DRONE RACING LEAGUE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 25 AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC
Show Features the World’s Top Drone Pilots Racing in the 2021-22 DRL World Championship Season
NBC Sports Presents Nearly 30 Hours of Drone Racing League This Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 23, 2021 – NBC Sports presents coverage of the Drone Racing League World Championship Season this Saturday, Dec. 25, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC from FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
The Christmas Day show features the most intense competition from the 2021-22 DRL World Championship Season, a thrilling global circuit which combines esports and real-life drone racing competition to create a new era of sports. Saturday’s action features Algorand 13th Pilot MannyH!MSLF, a firefighter, EMT and FPV drone pilot from Atlanta who makes his DRL debut.
Viewers can get into the holiday spirit this weekend by watching and racing along with DRL as the league hosts a Christmas tournament on the Drone Racing Arcade mobile game on iOS and Android.
This season, NBC Sports will present nearly 30 hours of action-packed Drone Racing League coverage.
During the season, the world’s 12 best drone pilots race high-speed drones in spectacular courses across all dimensions. The elite pilots will aim to dominate 14 Levels of racing through iconic sports arenas and DRL SIM virtual maps to be crowned the World Champion.
DRL race locations include: Allianz Field, home stadium of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United, in St. Paul, Minnesota, FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, home arena to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, and outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the upcoming DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile on January 5, the opening night of CES. Virtual courses in the DRL SIM game on Playstation, Xbox, Steam and Epic Games include the newly released U.S. Air Force Boneyard – Night Mode Map.
HOW TO WATCH
|Sat., Dec. 25||NBC||3 p.m.|
- STREAMING: All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
- Pilots aim to dominate 14 Levels of racing through iconic sports arenas and DRL SIM virtual maps to be crowned the World Champion.
- Combining state-of-the-art technology with state-of-the-heart racing, the 2021-22 Season will immerse you into the speed, crashes and surreal moments that are only possible in DRL.