Game of Drones 1st Flight off to great finish at Circulo Verde

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Lately, we've seen drones taking over our blue skies and some of may have been wondering what are those small flying things were. Those ominous, free floating drones have helped most of us in our day to day lives, while some use it to make photos elevate to a whole new level especially the aerial shots, drones are also used to combat global warming with its monitoring system, provide unique news coverage, make agriculture more efficient, provide fast medical help, deliver certain packages asap and more but the best part is, it can really be a source of entertainment.

Fresh from the hugely successful launch of the country's first signature pump track and bike playground, Ortigas & Co is at it again.

The revitalized industry player introduced yet another signature event which captured the imagination of of millennials and kids of all ages. Everyone present at Circulo Verde looked skyward and witnessed a spectacle of lights and drone feats—The grandest yet— Game of Drones 1st Flight

Circulo Verde, Ortigas & Co.'s 10-hectare master planned mixed use community in Quezon City was set aglow with the spectacular sight of drones flipping in the air. After dusk, the place was ablaze with lights coming from the lit tracks where the quadcopters coursed through, prompting spectators to squeal in delight & excitement.

Circulo Verde offered the perfect venue for Game of Drones 1 st Flight where drone professionals, hobbyists & amateurs had the whole day for themselves to race - and learn a few tricks using the remote-controlled aircrafts.

The games were open to two drone categories: the Spec Class or Beginners for pilots using a quadcopter with 35 LiPo and 5" diameter props and Open Class or Advance for pilots with quadcopters that weighed a maximum of 50 lbs. The Game Arena was divided into several areas with different races for drone controllers, namely Time Trial, Drone Sprint, Rotocross, and Drone Photography.

But Game of Drones was not exclusively for drone enthusiasts. The country's biggest and grandest drone spectacle also enticed families and friends to bond over raffles and other activities while served with first-class entertainment throughout the jampacked one-day event. Everyone from kids and teens to adults also took advantage of food booths and other stalls that sold sports apparel from sponsors and concessionaires.

Check out the winners below:

Game of Drones: 1st Flight 
Team Time Trial Winners

Champion: Team Air Force Juan
Cumulative Lap Time: 4:05.68
Team Members: 
Mike Andal, Mark Escueta , Jerico Taleon, Jet Panganiban, Norman Lopez

1st Runner Up : Team Black Goat 
Cumulative Lap Time: 4:21.63
Team Members: 
Axl Godinez, Sherwin Esguerra, Christopher Reyes, Richard Aquino, Dennis Cinatas

2nd Runner Up: Team Kipkit
Cumulative Lap Time: 5:25.28
Team Members: 
Gabe Villaver, Mike Bautista, Alvin Navales, Marc Cometa, Doun Yatco

Game of Drones: 1st Flight Rotocross Division WInners

Champion: Marc Cometa (Lex Sy)
1st Runner Up: Jerico Taleon
2nd Runner Up: Dennis Cinatas

Also in photo (far left) Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas & Co and (far right) Ms. Monique L. Castaneda

Game of Drone also featured Drone Photography Contest showcasing great aerial shots 
of Circulo Verde.

Check out the interview of Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President of 
Ortigas & Co 

It was definitely air supremacy ablaze as everyone enjoyed the spectacle leaving a collective question which begged to be answered: What will Ortigas & Co. offer next?

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