Drone Soccer is taking off- and it could be much more than just an Esport


The first drone soccer tournament in the U.S. takes off this weekend in Colorado Springs. Held as part of the Rocky Mountain State Games, it’s a big step forward for a high-tech team game that could overtake drone racing in popularity. Organizers hope it might also inspire a new generation of roboticists.

Drone racing went from nothing 10 years ago to being a regular on ESPN, with big prizes for top racers, and it is tipped by some to be ‘the next billion-dollar sport.’ But drone racing spectators are largely drawn from the same set as race fans, and for a non-enthusiast the sport may not be easy to follow. Drone soccer, by contrast, is audience-friendly and easy to follow across three action-packed three-minute sets.

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