NECC Announces Partnership with AV Leader Extron

August 16, 2023

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced today it has agreed to a partnership with Extron, an industry-leading audiovisual company dedicated to designing advanced technologies to create better-looking images, higher-quality sound systems that are easier to control and work more reliably.

The collaboration between the two companies will empower the community with more resources to elevate the NECC community’s esports experience.

“We’re extremely excited to partner with Extron Electronics,” said NECC Commissioner / CEO Jacob VanRyn. “To work with an organization like Extron and to have the opportunity to collaborate with them on efforts in the future is extremely exciting. We’re looking forward to a long-term relationship with Extron to enhance a number of the initiatives within the NECC and to connect their team with the members of our community.”

“We’re delighted to team up with the NECC,” says Anthony Cortes, Director of Sales and Marketing, Education Classroom Systems for Extron. "Our collaboration will help NECC members push the boundaries of innovation with dynamic and engaging esports experiences for players and fans.”

As educational institutions develop facilities to support their esports programs, they are discovering that well-designed AV systems can greatly enhance the user experience and maximize the educational benefits for all participants. Extron helps to provide the esports AV products, designs, and expertise that provide the winning edge.

Extron has assisted educational institutions to optimize their esports AV infrastructures with key technologies that we offer, including:

  • Signal extension products that support resolutions up to 8K
  • Switching and distribution platforms with HDMI, twisted pair, and fiber optic transport
  • Ultra-low latency streaming and recording devices for viewing and coaching
  • AV control and automation products which deliver convenience and efficiency to workflows for operation, management, and maintenance
  • Videowall processors that help deliver immersive audience experiences by leveraging scaling and windowing technology so you can simultaneously display gameplay and multiple video sources

In extending our audiovisual expertise to the NECC, Extron aims to equip more of the conference’s members with the tools and knowledge to optimize their esports AV infrastructures effectively.

The partnership between the NECC and Extron is rooted in working together to give
educational institutions the winning edge for their esports programs.

Every day, millions of people around the world are having their experiences enhanced by Extron audiovisual signal processing, distribution, and control solutions. We design advanced technologies to create better looking images, higher quality sound, systems that are easier to control and work more reliably. Our powerful asset management tools are helping technology professionals efficiently manage large numbers of audiovisual systems deployed throughout their enterprises and institutions.

Extron AV technology solutions serve the diverse needs of organizations around the world and are deployed in a wide variety of corporate, education, government, healthcare, retail, and entertainment applications. 

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The NECC has sponsored both regular season competition and championships across a wide variety of popular titles since 2020. With more than 300 colleges and universities currently competing, the NECC strives to be a positive home for the collegiate gaming community.

The NECC fosters innovative competition experiences, provides quality broadcasting services, and works to support an inclusive community within collegiate esports. The NECC was started as a way to provide the collegiate gaming community with the respect it warranted and deserved. The conference prides itself on responding to the needs of its schools, directors, coaches, and most importantly - its players.