DCL23 Grand Prix Split 2: Elevating Drone Racing to New Heights

The Drone Champions League (DCL) returns with a highly-anticipated event – the DCL23 Grand Prix Split 2, scheduled to kick off on September 25th, 2023. This thrilling competition brings an exhilarating showcase of drone racing to fans around the world, featuring intense competition and exciting changes.

A Season of Champions

In this remarkable season, DCL introduces a novel concept. There are not one but two champions to be crowned: the Summer Champion, already decided in Split 1 (congratulations to Raiden Racing!), and the Winter Champion in Split 2, who will emerge victorious after the thrilling Split Finals and the grand Super Final.

What’s New in Split 2

Revised Point System

Split 2 introduces a revamped point system to spice up the competition. During the round-robin phase, pilots will earn points based on their performance:

  • 1st place: 4 points
  • 2nd place: 3 points
  • 3rd place: 2 points
  • 4th place: 1 point
  • 5th to 8th place: 0 points
  • Did Not Finish (DNF): 0 points

More detailed insights into the changes in the format and point system for Split 2:
DCL23 Grand Prix Split 2 Race Format and Point System

More Episodes, More Action

Fans are in for a treat with 16-18 action-packed episodes, promising even more thrilling races and jaw-dropping maneuvers.
Additionally, there will be 9 new tracks specifically for Split 2.

Flexible Pilot Pairings

Teams can now maximize their roster potential by submitting various pilot pairings for different matchups. This means no two 2v2 races will feature the same pair. Additionally, pilots can only participate in one 2v2 race per matchup, and the same four pilots must race in each matchup.

Split Finals with a Twist

The Split Finals will be an elimination mode, just like in Split 1, but with a twist. This time, all four pilots from each team will race, ensuring more excitement. In case of a draw in the Split Final matchups, races will continue until a clear winner emerges.

Abu Dhabi Arena

The virtual battleground for the Split Final is the ADNEC arena in Abu Dhabi. While the possibility of an on-site event is intriguing.

Ten Formidable Teams

Split 2 will feature ten formidable teams:

  2. 𝐗𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠
  4. 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐬
  5. 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐎𝐧𝐞
  6.  𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠
  7. 𝐂𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐃𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠
  8. 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐢𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞
  9. 𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐡𝟏
  10. 𝐃𝐂𝐋 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦

Teams can also choose to add two more pilots to their rosters after the Split 2 drafts, expanding their lineup from eight to ten pilots.

Can Raiden Racing Repeat Their Success?

Raiden Racing, the defending champions of the 2022 season and winners of Split 1, face a formidable challenge in Split 2. Can they secure victory once again and etch their name in the annals of DCL history? The racing world awaits in eager anticipation of this thrilling saga’s next chapter.

Don’t Miss the Flight Nights!

Excitement doesn’t end with the races. Join us for five thrilling ‘Flight Nights’ that will be live-streamed on Twitch at DCL’s Twitch Channel. Experience the adrenaline rush as the world’s best pilots take to the virtual skies.

Premieres Galore

Be sure to catch the premiere of each episode on the official DCL’s YouTube Channel. With 16-18 episodes on the horizon, you won’t want to miss a single moment of the action.

Exclusive Partner: ESTV

DCL is proud to partner with ESTV, where the episodes will be premiered as well. ESTV’s extensive distribution channels ensure that fans around the world can enjoy the thrill of drone racing.

Highlights and More

Stay connected with us on our social media channels for highlight clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive content after each episode. With two episodes premiering every week, there’s always something to look forward to.

The Ultimate Showdown: Super Final

After the Split Final 2, brace yourselves for the ultimate spectacle – the Super Final. This event will determine the ultimate champion of the 2023 season. The anticipation is building, and the stakes have never been higher.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as the DCL23 Grand Prix Split 2 takes flight on September 25th, 2023. Follow us on social media and visit our official website for the latest updates, exclusive content, and thrilling race action.

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by Babu Muhammad Umair, Social Media Manager DCL.
Published: September 8, 2023 at 11:31 GST