Description: Battle bots take flight! The Aerial Sports League is up and running thanks to the passion and dedication of one ambitious man looking to push the limits and break the boundaries of drone capabilities.
What started as a group of guys getting together on Friday nights and smashing their robots into one another has evolved into the Aerial Sports League.
Since 2011, this interactive drone combat league has been creating and producing drone sports competitions, events and media.
"We absolutely produce racing, but we also produce drone combat. We are known nationally for drone entertainment as well. And so when we put on an event, it has a slightly different feel or flavor of other drone racing events that you see."
Game of Drones, the signature event of the ASL, evolved a year after this conception and has been a hit ever since.
"It's all different aerial combat. We pit drones against each other for sumo wrestling style combat. The first person to hit the floor three times is the loser."
-Marque Cornball (as told to Tested)
Continuing to evolve and educate while riding this drone wave is the goal for Cornblatt.
"The education explosion that we're seeing right now, the interest in drones, has really been a driving force in us to find some of the activities that we want to find ourselves doing. And so we spend a fair about of our enegry setting up educational classers, drone build-a-thons and flying classes." -Marque Cornblatt
One step in that direction was the formation of Drinks and Drones, an evening combining adult beverages in a nightclub like scene, and drones.
"We did drone racing in the dark track in a nightclub environment for an audience of 600 people and found that the drone racing and the drone combat and the acrobatics and the drone performers was a good draw for the crowd and they had a really fun time. In fact, we are looking to open up here in San Francisco very shortly, a full-time drone complex that would include regular nightclub type events, but would also include regular programming throughout the day and weekends. We really see ourselves as a 360 degree entertainment brand." -Marque Cornblatt
For more information on becoming a part of this growing community you can check out aerialsports.tv or their Facebook group page http://www.facebook.com/groups/aerialsports
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