More than 14-Million Minutes Watched, Forfeit Rate Below 3% Highlight NECC's 'Season Zero' of Competition

MANSFIELD, Mass. - Following it's first season of competition - titled 'Season Zero' - the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) has publicly announced the specific numbers and totals from the 2020-21 academic year today. Highlights of the conference's first season of play included more than 14 million minutes of NECC game play watched and a conference-wide forfeit rate of less than 3% overall. 

The NECC's full Season Zero anaytics report can be seen by clicking on the image below: 

   More highlights of the NECC's Season Zero report include the following: 

  • More than 14 million minutes of NECC gameplay was watched during the academic year 
  • More than six million unique viewers watched NECC action during 2020-21
  • Viewer growth of NECC content rose by more than 36% from the fall semester to the spring semester
  • During the fall semester, the conference had a forfeit rate of just 5.2% and that percentage dropped to just 1.3% overall
  • A forfeit rate of just 2.2% for the entire year (26 forfeits over 1145 scheduled games)

    Growth from Fall Semester to Spring Semester across the following areas: 
  • Profile visits +546.1%
  • Mentions +177.9%
  • Impressions +123.4%
  • New followers +48.7%

The NECC's fall semester of play is scheduled to begin in mid-September. The conference streams NECC action five nights per week during the regular season across all of its streaming channels – Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube; as well as on ESTV - the NECC's linear television partner - and across a wide variety of OTT apps. 

The NECC began sponsoring esports in the fall of 2020. The NECC is currently sponsoring both regular season competition and championships across a wide variety of titles. The conference aims to serve the gaming community with respect and is a safe and inclusive environment. With more than 100 colleges and universities currently competing in the conference, the NECC is proud to be a positive home for the collegiate gaming community. For more information, please visit or follow us @neccgames on Twitter or Instagram