NECC Announces Partnership with Vanta Leagues

Mansfield, Mass. - The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) is proud to announce it has recently agreed to a partnership with Vanta Leagues. Vanta Leagues is a youth esports development program that provides expert coaching and mentorship for kids ages 9-14 through their team-based learning platform and competitive leagues.  The partnership includes a number of avenues for the two companies to work together to help grow and facilitate the connection between younger players and the opportunity to grow and compete at the scholastic level.

Vanta’s mission is to encourage and provide kids with an opportunity to play and compete online in a safe and structured environment, while growing as a gamer and learning valuable life skills.

“Vanta is thrilled to partner with the NECC. Both organizations share the mission to serve the gaming community and build with respect, safety and inclusivity,” said CEO Pat Cronin. “We can’t wait to kick off our partnership with the NECC and continue growing the esports ecosystem together!”

“We’re excited to partner with Vanta Leagues,” said NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn. “The mission behind what they do aligns very similarly with a number of our efforts in terms of providing an extremely positive experience to provide competitive esports opportunities. We’re very much looking forward to working with Vanta in a variety of ways to help enhance the mission of their organization, as well as continue to enhance the opportunities available for their players and community, as well as for ours.”

Vanta Leagues recently kicked off its inaugural esports season, running youth leagues in Rocket League, League of Legends, and Valorant. These leagues are led by trained, expert coaches who execute a player development program focused on in-game development, as well as leadership and teamwork. Vanta runs 4 leagues over the course of the year and just opened pre-registrations for their Fall ‘21 season!

The NECC recently surpassed 100 schools within its membership. The conference’s fall semester is scheduled to begin in September and the conference will be offering full season competition across five titles: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and Valorant. 

Once again, this year, the NECC will be streaming its game play five nights per week (Monday through Friday). More than seven million people watched NECC action during the 2020-21 academic year.

Vanta’s aims to bring esports to every youth gamer and focuses on educating, training, and inspiring gamers while building a community committed to the values of teamwork and respect. Vanta’s youth leagues and camps offer an organized amateur esports league experience — led by trained expert coaches. You can play with friends, take your game to the next level, and compete for clout and prizes. For more information, please visit or follow us @vantaleagues on Twitter or Instagram

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