Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Biggest Drone Competition in the Philippines Now on its Third Year

Dubbed as Game of Drones, the country’s biggest drone competition returns after its success for two consecutive years, this year for the third flight which took off on May 25, 2019 in Industria at the Circulo Verde. 

Drones have become phenomenal this day because of its great functionality, even the appearance has been evolving and conceptualizes to the point it can be used for entertainment like this Drone Competition. It's a fun experience also to learn how to drive a drone which is my first time to hold and maneuver it the sky. By the way, we use the professional drone that is very easy to operate that even a small child can do. You can compare it to RC toys with a similar game controller. 

You will be amazed also with the gallery of photos taken in some of the beautiful spots in the Philippines using their drone.

The contest covered three categories – Time Trial, and the Rotocross finals, all of which allowed participants to battle in various contests for supremacy of the skies.

Time Trial is a spec/open class category, where individual competitors raced to fly their drone across the 300-meter track for one lap with up to four pilots per race. With up to four pilots per race, the winner Gabriel Villaver, flew his drone within the shortest time took home a cash prize of P30,000. Runners-up were Jerico Taleon and August Gatchalian Jr.

Rotocross is a spec class game. For this, participants were again grouped into batches of four for the elimination round. They flew their drones through a marked course, and the racers who finished first per batch moved up the ladder of eliminations. For the third year in a row, champion Jerico Taleon received a P20,000, a trophy, and a LowePro bag. Runners-up were Gabriel Villaver and August Gatchalian Jr.

Lastly, a Drone Photography also took place as an opportunity for photography enthusiasts to take breathtaking aerial shots within the Circulo Verde vicinity. This gave them the freedom to unleash their creativity using their drones. The top submitted entries were shown at the venue for judging, and the winner who took home P5,000 was Lawrence Samaco.

Game of Drones: 3rd Flight is one such event, which provided FPV (First-Person View) pilots and drone enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their flying skills without having to wander far from the city, thanks to Industria’s wide open spaces which is ideal for those who love to fly drones. 

Drone hobbyists, enthusiasts, novice racers, and those who just want a taste of some outdoor fun were present to experience and watch as the drones battled for supremacy of the skies.

Adventures, of course, should be complemented by other lifestyle pleasures and that’s why on ground, there was as much excitement as that in the skies. Tintin Babao, among many other celebrities, held the Celebrity Bazaar to be enjoyed by everyone. Food merchants were present to ensure that everyone was revved up for a whole day of fun.

Industria is located within Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City, an active lifestyle and entertainment destination that has become a haven for those who love one-of-a-kind adventures. It has an interesting mix of tenants composed of a neighborhood grocery, unique gastronomic concepts, a fitness center, weekend markets and envisioned to be a venue for street art shows, and music festivals.

For more information, check out the Game of Drones social media pages and Ortigas Malls website:

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