NECC Announces Partnership with Bye Blue Light

MANSFIELD, Ma. - The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced it has agreed to a working partnership with Bye Blue Light, an organization dedicated to the health of gamers. Together, the organizations are working to promote the health and safety of the NECC's community by emphasizing the paramount importance of health and wellness in the gaming community.

"We're excited to announce this relationship with Bye Blue Light," said NECC Commissioner / CEO Jacob VanRyn. "We are committed to supporting and promoting the health and well-being of our NECC community of players and this is another important step in support of that mission. 

The partnership between the NECC and Bye Blue Light is rooted in a shared vision to protect the conference's student-athletes and promote overall well-being. The alliance aims to set a new standard in athlete support and care, advocating for health-conscious practices within the competitive gaming space. 

"We are thrilled to collaborate with the NECC to create a more health-conscious esports community," said Daniel Define, President of Bye Blue Light. "Our mission is to raise awareness about the potential risks of blue light radiation and empower players to take proactive steps to protect their health."

As part of this comprehensive partnership, Bye Blue Light and the NECC are undertaking a series of impactful initiatives:

  1. Scholarships: Bye Blue Light is pleased to offer a pair of scholarships each year to NECC students. These scholarships will recognize sportsmanship, teamwork, and academic excellence, encouraging a holistic approach to gaming and fostering character and community involvement.

  2. Bye Blue Light Programs: Bye Blue Light will sponsor teams and help cover their membership fees, a fantastic initiative to support the community and specifically, those programs that are still developing and are not yet fully-funded. 

  3. Webinar Feature: As part of their health and well-being initiatives, Bye Blue Light will participate in webinars, addressing the NECC community about the safety and well-being of their products. This aligns perfectly with both organizations' focus on promoting health and well-being among esports athletes.

  4. Giveaways: To generate excitement and support for eye health, Bye Blue Light and the NECC plan to host engaging giveaways. They will discuss further details to ensure the giveaways are fun and captivating for the gaming community.

  5. BBL Product for MVPs: Bye Blue Light will provide BBL products as prizes for players and community members, especially MVPs, celebrating their excellence and dedication within the esports community.

The partnership between Bye Blue Light and the NECC marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of esports, reflecting a united effort to protect and elevate the well-being of players. The collaboration sets a powerful precedent for industry stakeholders to prioritize athlete health as the esports community continues to flourish.

"One of the things that has really stuck out to me about the conversations we've had with the Bye Blue Light team is their focus on supporting our NECC community," continued VanRyn. "We're proud to work with companies that are so committed to supporting our programs' growth and development and Bye Blue Light is certainly one of those." 

Blue light radiation, emitted by screens of electronic devices, including gaming monitors, has become a growing concern within the esports industry. Studies suggest that prolonged exposure to blue light may lead to eye strain, disrupted sleep patterns, and other potential health risks.

There are a number of things you can do to improve your eye health and if you’re experiencing issues, seeing your eye doctor is recommended. The NECC and Bye Blue Light are proud to collaborate on this effort to help promote eye health and raise awareness of what can be done to improve the safety and well-being of our community.

Bye Blue Light is a pioneering organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the gaming community. Through innovative solutions and campaigns, Bye Blue Light seeks to create a sustainable gaming environment that nurtures the physical and mental well-being of gamers.

For more information, please visit their website at

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.

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