NECC Announces Leadership Restructure and Newly-Formed Leadership Committees

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) publicly shared more information today about the conference's internal restructure efforts, as well as more details on the organizations newly-formed leadership committee structure.

Prior to this effort, the conference had been overseen by one standing Board of Directors. The committee structure will serve to replace that structure.

The NECC is currently lin the process of soliciting applications for leaders to sit on each of it's newly-formed standing committees. To apply to serve on a committee, please complete the form which can be found here.

Applications will be accepted from Monday, September 5 through the end of the day on Friday, September 9. The NECC will then be conducting a vote to elect and appoint the members to each of its six standing committees. 

For more information on the six committees that have been formed, please see below. Each committee will be composed of leadership within the NECC, including directors, coaches, and leaders on campus. The committees are open to all at this time. 

The conference's internal leadership, led by it's Board of Directors, went through a deep dive of the how the conference was managed and how it could be improved and managed led by Chase Neukam and Jullian Thomas from Saint Ambrose University. Chase has sat on the NECC's Board of Directors since the conference was originally created.

"Over the past three months, we've done a lot of work as an organization to grow and develop," said NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn. "Our conference leadership went through a fairly-intensive leadership development effort and we're a better conference as a result. I'm extremely thankful for Chase and Jullian's leadership and hard work in leading this important effort for us. I'm extremely confident in saying we are in a much better place than we were before we embarked upon this process."


Advisory Committee
- Oversees budget
- Oversees strategic plan and vision
- Gathers reports from other committees
- Establishes long-term development of titles
- Advises on highly elevated competition rulings

Competition Committee
- Overviews rulebooks for a coming semester
- Manages expectations for Competition
- Coordinates with NECC Game Management teams
- Makes specific rulings on elevated scenarios
- Records and archives rulings
- Develops specific rules with the focus of better competition long-term
Procedures Committee
- Establishes internal development opportunities
- Creates streamlined internal processes
- Facilitates onboarding process
Community Engagement Committee
- Oversees and hears the voices of our community members
- Creates opportunities for the community to interact
- Develop and strenghten the organization's committment to DEI
Member Development Committee
- Establishes external development procedures
- Helps build sustainable models
- Creates educational resources
Broadcast Committee
- Oversees quality and development of broadcasts
- Develops broadcast offerings

For more information about the NECC, please contact Jacob VanRyn at 


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 250 colleges and universities throughout North America currently competing in the conference, the NECC is proud to be a positive home for the collegiate gaming community. 

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