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Helsel's TIKE wins the Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024 in USA


The Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024
The Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024

The Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024 was held from 23-25 April 2024 in San Diego California, USA.


The Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024 attracted more than 20 student teams from four countries, making it the largest international tournament ever held outside of South Korea, the birthplace of drone soccer.


Students preparing drone soccer balls themselves
Students preparing drone soccer balls themselves

Drone soccer is a professional education system that combines hands-on skills and gaming, as it is a technology competition where students have to learn to build, programme, and design their own drones, so that they can develop autonomy and use this experience to explore high-paying careers as pilots, aircraft technicians, and more.


40cm Drone Soccer Ball
40cm Drone Soccer Ball STRIKER
22cm Drone Soccer Ball
22cm Drone Soccer Ball TIKE

Drone Soccer uses a variety of drone balls depending on the competition, including 40cm, 22cm, and 20cm, but for this competition, brushless motor type drones between 18 and 22cm were used.


Helsel, one of the official sponsors of the Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024
Helsel, one of the official sponsors of the Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024

Helsel, one of the official sponsors of the Academic Drone Soccer World Cup 2024, is a long-established drone ball manufacturer that has co-created a new drone sport called Drone Soccer in South Korea.


RCIN REPORT, a South Korean team
RCIN LEPORTS, a South Korean team

RCIN LEPORTS, a South Korean team that participated in the competition, used TIKE, a 22cm brushless motor type drone from Helsel.



During the four-day tournament, the Korean team and TIKE won 12 out of 12 matches and became champions.


Many participants were impressed by the amazing results that the Korean team and TIKE achieved.The competition has increased the interest in Helsel's TIKE.


TIKE is a 22cm drone soccer drone ball for youth, mainly used in the United States and Europe. It uses brushless motors to deliver powerful performance, but its small size makes it easy for kids to get started.The competition has increased the interest in Helsel's TIKE.



After the 22cm Drone Soccer competition, an event match was held to try out the 40cm Droneball. The Korean team has a lot of experience with 40cm drones, having participated in several competitions. Several teams from the US challenged the experienced Korean team to a match. The Korean team used Helsel's Drone Soccer Ball Striker in the match and defeated the American teams by a large margin.



The STRIKER is a 40cm drone ball used in traditional drone soccer.

As the most widely recognised drone soccer ball, STRIKER is used in various competitions, including the Drone Soccer Professional League. Helsel created the STRIKER at the birth of drone soccer and continues to upgrade it to this day.


RCIN REPORT, South Korea team that became champion of the Drone Soccer Academic World Cup 2024.
RCIN LEPORTS, South Korea team that became champion of the Drone Soccer Academic World Cup 2024.

Helsel is constantly striving to create better drone balls. If you're interested in drone football and drone sports, Helsel's drone balls are definitely worth checking out.



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