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Drone racing: The real-life video game

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Gardens by the Bay was transformed into a race track on Tuesday (Nov 26) for the first professional drone race in Singapore. Four top Drone Racing League (DRL) pilots competed for the first prize of the DRL Allianz: Singapore Champions race. They flew drones at speeds of up to 145km/h through a complex three-dimensional track in the Flower Dome. “It’s a very immersive experience,” said Alex Vanover, the youngest competitor in the DRL. The 19-year-old from the United States was describing the e-sport that combines both virtual and real elements. “You forget, for the time that you’re flying, whether you’re actually sitting or standing on the ground.” Video: Nuria Ling/TODAY

Gardens by the Bay was transformed into a race track on Tuesday (Nov 26) for the first professional drone race in Singapore.
Four top Drone Racing League (DRL) pilots competed for the first prize of the DRL Allianz: Singapore Champions race.
They flew drones at speeds of up to 145km/h through a complex three-dimensional track in the Flower Dome.
“It’s a very immersive experience,” said Alex Vanover, the youngest competitor in the DRL.
The 19-year-old from the United States was describing the e-sport that combines both virtual and real elements.
“You forget, for the time that you’re flying, whether you’re actually sitting or standing on the ground.”
Video: Nuria Ling/TODAY

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