DCL23 Grand Prix Split 1 Grand Finale at Lake Zurich: Race to Victory!

Experience the exhilarating showdown of the DCL23 Grand Prix Split 1 final stage, where the world's top drone pilots compete in intense matches. Get ready for adrenaline-pumping action and jaw-dropping maneuvers as these skilled pilots navigate their drones to claim victory in this epic competition.

On July 8th, brace yourself for the highly anticipated Drone Champions League Grand Prix Split 1 Final on the mesmerizing Lake Zurich, where the world’s most skilled drone pilots will converge. With a surge of adrenaline and VR goggles on their heads, these pilots will embark on an exhilarating race over a virtual track that perfectly recreates the rooftops and serene lake landscape of Rapperswil. Following an exciting first half of the year, the grand finale of the Drone Champions League will be staged on this spectacular virtual race track in Switzerland.

After 18 thrilling races in the first half of the 2023 season, the first of two final races of the DCL will take place in Rapperswil this year – a captivating fusion of the virtual and real world with real pilots. The picturesque city on Lake Zurich has been meticulously recreated, immersing international pilots in a stunning virtual environment accessible through their computers. Anticipate two hours of heart-pounding live racing action that will keep your adrenaline levels soaring. Will the drone pilots conquer the challenges and cross the finish line unscathed?

From its humble beginnings as the DCL Simulator in 2016, which later transformed into the game “DCL – The Game” in 2020, the journey has evolved into the current seventh season of the Drone Champions League. But this game is more than just a pastime; it serves as a training ground where pilots can refine their skills and qualify from the comfort of their own homes. While anyone can strive to qualify, only those who successfully pass the rigorous Draft Selection process secure a spot in the prestigious Drone Champions League. Once qualified, these skilled pilots virtually fly their drones across screens worldwide, captivating audiences with their prowess.

This year’s DCL World Championship features ten outstanding teams from around the globe, with six of them advancing to the final showdown on July 8th. An enticing prize pool of 50,000 euros awaits the winners, distributed proportionally based on their final placements. Currently, XBlades Racing and Quad Force One are leading the charge in the DCL World Championship, showcasing their exceptional abilities and determination.

Thanks to the immense digital reach of over one million viewers during our previous events streamed on DCL Twitch, Rapperswil has garnered worldwide attention. Alongside renowned locations such as Brussels, Vaduz, Stavanger, and the Great Wall of China, Rapperswil stands out as one of the exclusive locations with astonishingly realistic digital renditions. Furthermore, Laax has been a remarkable part of the DCL, with drones gracefully soaring over its snow-covered landscapes.

The format for the final of the DCL Grand Prix Split 1 Final will be as follows: the Semifinals will be a Best of 5, the Finals will be a Best of 7, and all matches will be played with 2 pilots from each team. Get ready for intense competition as the world’s best drone pilots go head-to-head in this thrilling battle for victory. Stay tuned for the epic showdown!

“The virtual drone race is a captivating addition to our city’s tourism offerings, showcasing innovative technologies and providing visitors with unforgettable virtual experiences,” says Tobias Treichler, Director of Rapperswil Zurichsee Tourism. With excitement building, we eagerly anticipate the physical race next year, promising an extraordinary spectacle.

Don’t miss out on the thrilling conclusion of the Drone Champions League’s epic final stage! Tune in on July 8th at 3 PM CET to witness the heart-pounding action unfold live on Twitch. Join us as the world’s best drone pilots battle it out for supremacy in a spectacle of skill and adrenaline. Be sure to mark your calendars and catch all the exhilarating moments at https://www.twitch.tv/dronechampionsleague.

Don’t blink, because you won’t want to miss a second of this incredible showdown!


PUBLISHED: July 6, 2023 AT 5:51 PM