GoPro, Dell EMC Sign as Presenting Sponsors of the First Ever World Drone Championships October 17-22 in Hawaii

Drone Sports Association (DSA), the leading global drone racing and drone sports entertainment company, announced today that the first ever Drone World Championships “Drone Worlds” will be presented by GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) and {code} by Dell EMC. LowePro, Horizon Hobby, AirVuz and EY have also signed on as major partners for the marquee event October 17-22, at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii.

With drone racing’s increase in popularity, the first ever GoPro World Drone Championships Presented in conjunction with {code} by Dell EMC—crowning the first ever World Champion—will be covered by ESPN and shown in a 60-minute telecast. 190 pilots from 37 countries have had to qualify at worldwide sanctioned events in order to earn a spot in Hawaii.

The crown jewel of drone racing will define the new world champions for first person view racing in individual, freestyle, team and wing categories.

“Drone racing is super competitive, and populated with people who know technology inside and out—a lot of them are actually professional developers,” said Josh Bernstein, Vice President of Technology for {code} by Dell EMC. “The commercial and hobbyist drone markets are exploding, and we’re focused on supporting that growth through events like Drone Worlds.”

“This is the first time the international FPV drone racing community will come together and meet, so it’s incredibly exciting.  Not only is it the first qualifier international race where every pilot had to earn their way to the championships, but it is the first epic celebration of all the effort everyone has put in to make drone racing a great sport in one very short year,” explains Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the DSA. “To have major brands GoPro, Dell EMC continue to support the drone racing community is a tribute to its rising popularity.”

For daily updates from Drone Worlds, including raw and edited videos, results, and available photos credit DSAHere

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