JEDDAH—The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones organized the final event of the Drone Racing League Friday at King Abdullah Economic City in Jeddah.
The seventh and final round of the event witnessed the best drone racers in the sport, who mostly came from countries across Europe.
The competition pushed 10 of the world’s greatest drone pilots to race head to head, at speeds above 130 kilometers per hour through an insane, three-dimensional outdoor course at KAEC.
“It was actually first competed in Australia, and it spread around the world,” said Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO of the Drone Racing League.
He added, “the Drone Racing League is the first professional league for the sport—we started in 2015.”
As the host broadcaster, Alamiya provided a fully-equipped engineering team as well as high-quality equipment including 15 High-Definition SMPTE fiber cameras and four GrassValley DYNO replay systems.
To guarantee the highest possible quality coverage, the company also provided one of its high-tech fully-loaded OB trucks along with various Canon camera lenses ranging from 72x to 99x.