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03 February 2020

DRL SIM TRYOUTS : FAQs

Why is the 2020 DRL SIM Tryouts online this year instead of live?
We want everyone to have a chance to win this year, so instead of requiring participants to travel out for a live event, everyone can participate from their own home. 

How do I register to participate in the 2020 DRL SIM Tryouts?
It’s simple! Download the DRL SIM and Enter TRYOUTS. Complete three heats on the 2020 Tryouts Track, and you’re automatically qualified to join the weekly online tournaments. There’s no time cut off. If you can complete the track three times, you’re qualified to compete.

I already have the DRL SIM? Do I need to redownload the game?
Nope, you’re good to go! 

Is there an age limit?
Yes, you have to be 16+ of Age as of March 20, 2020 to participate. Documentation will be required. 

Can anyone participate in the 2020 DRL SIM Tryouts from around the world?
Yes, anyone with a computer around the world — with the exception of Quebec (due to local government laws there) — can participate in the 2020 DRL SIM Tryouts.

I’m from Quebec. Why am I excluded from the Tryouts?
Due to different legal restrictions in Quebec, local citizens are not eligible to compete in the DRL SIM Tryouts. However, you are welcome to submit a formal claim to your local government to address it with them directly. 

How is DRL ensuring that everyone is who they say they are?
We trust the integrity of the community to compete as him or herself. We’ll be actively moderating the leaderboards, and ask that all players are honest and vocal with us around any concerns. The 2020 SIM Tryouts will be more competitive than ever, and we’re thrilled for you to battle your hearts out for endless prizes and an official spot in the league.

Do I need to officially register for the online tournaments?
Nope, o
nce you qualify on the 2020 Tryouts Track, you can just join any of the 12 weekly online tournaments held every Tuesday and Thursday between Feb 18th – March 26th.

How do I join the online tournaments?  

    1. Join us on Discord
    2. Open the DRL SIM on Steam
    3. Go to Tournaments and click the Enter button once the Tournament has started
    4. Click the Start button (top right) to begin the Qualifying round
    5. You will have 30 minutes to qualify for the Top 24

How do I watch the 2020 DRL SIM Tryouts?
You can watch the online tournaments on DRL’s Twitter and Youtube every Tuesday and Thursday between Feb 18th – March 26th, and on April 2nd for the finals.

What drone will I be flying during the Online Tournaments?
You will be flying  the stock DRL Racer 4. 

When will the Online Tournament tracks be revealed?
The weekly online tracks will be revealed on each Thursday prior to the tournament, and there will be one track for both tournaments per week. Online tournament dates are listed below: 

  1. Feb 18th & Feb 20th Online Tournaments: Track revealed on 2/13 at 9am ET
  2. Feb 25th & Feb 27th Online Tournaments: Track revealed on 2/20 during the Thursday Live Stream 
  3. Mar 3rd & Mar 5th Online Tournaments: Track revealed on 2/27 during the Thursday Live Stream 
  4. Mar 10th & Mar 12th Online Tournaments: Track revealed on 3/5 during the Thursday Live Stream 
  5. Mar 17th & Mar 19th Online Tournaments: Track revealed on 3/12 during the Thursday Live Stream 
  6. Mar 24th & Mar 26th Online Tournaments: Track revealed on 3/19 during the Thursday Live Stream

Will the Tuesday and Thursday online tournaments have different tracks?
No, participants will race the same track across tournaments taking place within the same week. New tracks will be revealed ahead of the following week’s tournament.  

Am I eligible to participate in online tournaments if I lost the most recent one?
Yes, once you qualify on the 2020 Tryouts Track, you can just join any of the 12 weekly online tournaments held every Tuesday and Thursday between Feb 18th – March 26th. The April 2nd finals will be open to the top 12 players.

If I win an online tournament, am I eligible to continue participating in subsequent online tournaments?
No, once you’ve won one of the 12 weekly online tournaments, you will not be eligible to compete with the Tryouts. However, you will be invited to participate in April 2nd finals for a chance to win a professional DRL contract in the 2020 DRL AlLlianz World Championship Season.

How does the Weekly Leaderboard work?
There will be a weekly leaderboard for each of the six online tournament tracks, which will expire at the end of the Thursday live stream. Players will be ranked on the leaderboard by their fastest times. The top 3 fastest players on each of the weekly leaderboards will win $250.

How does the Regional Leaderboard work?
There will be 3 regional leaderboards: Asia/Australia Africa/Europe, North America/South America . Secure a spot in the Top 25 of your regional leaderboard by having the fastest cumulative time across all tournament tracks by  March 26th and win. You must fly and complete all tournament tracks to be eligible to win. Leaderboard expires at the end of the online tournament on March 26th. 

If I can’t make Thursday’s weekly online tournament but I win the Weekly Leaderboard, will I be disqualified?
Nope! We will email you directly to claim your prize.

How does the Rookie Leaderboard work?
If you downloaded the DRL SIM on Jan 1, 2020 or after, you’re welcome to participate in the Rookie Leaderboard. To secure a spot in the Top 25 of the Rookie Leaderboard, earn the fastest cumulative time across all tournament tracks by March 26th. You must complete all tournament tracks to be eligible to win. The Rookie Leaderboard will expires at the end of the online tournament on March 26th. 

How do the Participation Awards work?
If you’ve participated in at least six of our 12 weekly online tournaments, you’re automatically entered into a drawing, and don’t need to do anything. To be considered as “participated”, you will need to complete the qualifier at minimum. We will randomly select three pilots to win the $250 prize on March 26th during the online tournament at 9:30pm ET. 

If I can’t make March 26th’s weekly online tournament but I win either the Regional Leaderboard, Rookie Leaderboard, or Participation Award, will I be disqualified?
Nope! We will email you directly to claim your prize.

How do the Tune-In Awards work?
This is only valid on Twitter. Tune in weekly to each of the 12 online tournaments and join the conversation by tweeting @DroneRaceLeague with the hashtag #DRLSIMLive (not on Periscope). Three viewers will be randomly selected at the end of the stream to win $100. 

I didn’t win the online tournaments. What now?
Ah, bummer – no sweat. Follow DRL for updates on the 2020 DRL Season race events and broadcast dates, so you can tune into the action.

If I win, what do I get?
Check out the official rules
here for prizing details.

 

 

 

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