2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship Presented By: The Drone Racing League and The Academy of Model Aeronautics

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2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship Presented By: The Drone Racing League and The Academy of Model Aeronautics

February 7, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Free – $100

MultiGP Championship Date and Location Finalized: Feb 7-10 Las Vegas, NV

The 2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship and 2019 DRL Swatch Tryouts eSports Tournament will be held together in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend of February  7-10, 2019. The competitions merge real-life drone racing with an eSport drone racing tournament. For the first time ever, the winner of the MultiGP Drone Racing Championship will be offered a contract for the upcoming 2019 DRL season, airing on ESPN.  

MultiGP Champion will be offered a DRL Pilot Contract

For the first time ever the MultiGP Champion will be offered a pilot position in the 2019 DRL season. Now any MultiGP pilot has the true opportunity to work their way up the drone racing ranks and get invited to The Drone Racing League and their show airing on ESPN.

From Local Zero to National Hero

Never before has there been this clear of a path for pilot progression. Finally there is a way for new, talented pilots to prove themselves and earn a position in the next DRL season being aired on ESPN.

MultiGP Pilots at the Championship will participate in the 2019 Swatch DRL Tryouts

Every pilot invited to the 2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship will be able to participate in the 2019 Swatch DRL Tryouts. The winner of the 2019 Swatch DRL Tryouts will receive a $75,000 pilot contract for the 2019 DRL season. Second and third place in the Swatch DRL Tryouts will each receive a standard pilot contract with DRL to race in the 2019 Season.

MUST BE 18 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE READ THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SWATCH DRL TRYOUTS AS DEFINED BY THE DRONE RACING LEAGUE. MULTIGP HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SWATCH DRL TRYOUTS TOURNAMENT.

Winner gets $75,000 pilot contract for 2019 DRL season

Second and Third receive standard pilot contracts for 2019 DRL Season

Event Locations:

2018 MultiGP Championship

Craig Ranch Regional Park
851 W. Lone Mountain Rd.
North Las Vegas, NV  89031

Swatch DRL Tryouts eSports Tournament

Luxor Las Vegas
3900 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119, US

Event Hotel Rates:

Luxor Hotel Special Rate
Up to 4 guests at the Luxor Hotel
USD 84.00 Average nightly rate + Taxes & Resort Fee
Limited availability…book your room now.

Click here to book your room at this special rate

  • At least one guest checking into the Luxor must be a minimum of 21+ years
  • The block is limited and room types (single, double and premium) are subject to availability
  • Deadline to book rooms is January 5, 2019, after this date you will no longer have access to our discounted rate, though if you choose, you can still book at the Luxor.
  • If you choose to cancel your reservation, you must reach out to the hotel directly. Reservations must be canceled 72 hrs in advance of first night for free cancellation.
  • If you should have any trouble with the reservation or want to make amends to your stay, please reach out to the hotel directly and let them know that you are a DRL participant for the weekend event.

Event Schedule:

Thursday

Main Track
8a-5p Open Practice (8 packs)

2nd Track
8a-5p Open Practice (8 packs)

Friday

Main Track
8a-5p List/Contenders 1 practice, 3 Rounds

2nd Track
8a-5p Finalists (8 packs)

Saturday

Main Track
9a-11a Advancing Group A (4 packs)

2nd Track
9a-11a Advancing Group B (4 Packs)

Sunday

Main Track
8am-12pm “Fast 57” 1 practice, 3 Rounds
12p-2p “Next 57” Bracket of 16
2p – 4p PRO Bracket of 16

2nd Track
8a-12pm “Next 57” 58-115 1 practice, 3 Rounds

Race Format:

Two Identical Tracks
This year we are setting up two tracks in order to ensure our pilots get practice time. With two tracks we expect to have little to no delays (weather withstanding) and maximum pilot throughput. Once we enter the championship rounds, all pilots will race on the main track.

Next 57 

We will also hold a competition for the “next 57” on the list, including elimination brackets and podium prizes.

 

Progression

151 entrants total → Fast 57

Defending Champion → automatically advanced (1) → Fast 57
Finalists →  automatically advanced (36) → Fast 57
Contenders + The List + Wildcards → 3 round race, best 2/3 rounds: Top (20) advance → Fast 57

Fast 57 → Final 16
The Fast 57 participate in a 3 round qualification on site to determine top 16 that advance to double elimination brackets. Ranked in order of best single round.

Final 16 → Champion
Double elimination brackets are held until a new champion is crowned. First to X laps.

Next 57 → Next 57 bracket of 16 → Next 57 podium

 

Additional Details And Participating Pilot Requirements:

Ground Stations: We will provide ground stations, so you need to be ready to plug and play with your goggles.

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Membership:  We will be requiring a valid current AMA membership for all pilots who wish to fly at any of our organized public racing events. Register HERE.

40 Channel vTX/Antennas:  We require 40 channel compliant vTX’s for our races. You must have 25mw and/or 200mw capabilities. Please come prepared to change your vTX and/or the channel/band and/or the power of your vTX as needed for each race.  We also recommend having both RHCP & LHCP Antenna.

Tickets

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2018 MultiGP Championship Ticket$100.00Buy your ticket to the 2018 MultiGP Championship here. If you are not on the invited pilots list, your ticket will be on standby.

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Details

Start:
February 7, 2019
End:
February 10, 2019
Cost:
Free – $100
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Venue

Craig Ranch Regional Park
851 W. Lone Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89031 United States
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