NECC Announces Strategic Partnership with Esports Foundry

Empowering the Future of Esports: Esports Foundry and NECC Forge a New Partnership

Esports Foundry and the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC), are excited to announce a strategic partnership aimed at providing students and schools with industry leading opportunities. This dynamic collaboration is set to enhance the access and experience for students, schools, and the esports community at large.

Investing in Education and Excellence
Esports Foundry, a leading force in nurturing gaming and esports organizations through investment and innovation, is stepping up to empower the next generation of industry enthusiasts. As part of this transformative partnership, Esports Foundry will provide essential funding to select schools and programs, ensuring that competitive esports remains accessible to aspiring athletes. Additionally, several coveted scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional promise in the world of esports industry operations.

"We believe in the potential of every enthusiast, and our partnership with the NECC underscores our commitment to fostering access and opportunity in this dynamic industry," said Anthony Scala, CEO of Esports Foundry. "By supporting schools and students through scholarships and funding, we're fueling the growth of esports as a legitimate and promising career path."

Leading the Charge with EsportsGear
One of the cornerstones of this partnership is EsportsGear, the premier apparel and merchandise brand under Esports Foundry that serves hundreds of schools. The NECC will shine a spotlight on EsportsGear, making it the go-to destination for high-quality esports apparel and accessories.

As part of this exciting endeavor, NECC will integrate EsportsGear into its framework, offering NECC-affiliated schools and players access to the School Impact Program. This program will provide hundreds of schools with invaluable resources to elevate the overall esports experience. EsportsGear will also offer a player of the month jersey and other promotional giveaways throughout this partnership. 

"We’re  thrilled to partner with Esports Foundry and leverage their innovative EsportsGear brand," stated Jacob VanRyn , Commissioner / CEO of the NECC. "We hope this collaboration will serve to enrich our participants' experiences, offering them top-notch merchandise and a range of resources to help grow and develop their programs and passion for esports."

As part of this partnership, the NECC will be naming a player of the month which will be awarded a customized jersey provided by EsportsGear. 

A Bright Future for Collegiate Esports
The partnership between Esports Foundry and NECC represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of collegiate esports. With a shared vision of empowering students and institutions, this collaboration will ignite new levels of excitement, engagement, and excellence within the esports community.

Stay tuned for more updates as Esports Foundry and NECC work together to elevate the college esports through providing students and schools with unparalleled opportunities and resources.

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About Esports Foundry
Esports Foundry is a trailblazing organization dedicated to nurturing esports organizations through investment and innovation. With a focus on empowering the next generation of gaming and esports entrepreneurs, Esports Foundry offers a range of programs, services, and resources designed to shape the future of the industry.


About the NECC
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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