Jun 27, 2018

It's A Bird, It's A Plane... It's The Xfinity Drone Competition

By Amanda Maxwell

On July 19th, Comcast is partnering with the Aerial Sports League to host The Xfinity California Drone Speed Challenge — Level 2 right here at Golden 1 Center.

Throughout the month, “drone pilot teams will compete in a multi-week, eSports-style “virtual qualifier” series through the VelociDrone racing simulator.”

The winning teams will move on to compete here for the championship and the winner of the racing event will win a $25,000 prize and the ultimate bragging rights.

The live event will feature a futuristic VIP experience, with signature cocktails, appetizers, a DJ, drone combat demonstrations and a “Future Sports Arcade,” featuring hands-on virtual reality (VR) games, a VR “goggle bar,” simulators and drone training, all while being surrounded by thrilling, high-speed drone races in the high-tech Golden 1 arena.

“After the success of last year’s race, we wanted to do something even more spectacular to promote the blazing fast Gigabit Internet speeds we are bringing to our California customers,” said Elaine Barden to Market Watch, Comcast California’s Regional Vice President, Residential Sales and Marketing. “Combining eSports and drone racing is the ideal way to celebrate the super-fast broadband service Comcast delivers to our customers throughout the state.”