NECC Announces Summer Open League of Legends Tournament Presented by Samsung SSD

NECC's Partnership with Samsung SSD Continues with the Announcement of a League of Legends Tournament featuring a Prize Pool of over $3,500

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced today that it will be presenting it's first-ever Summer Open League of Legends Tournament this summer. The Summer Open is the most recent effort in the NECC's partnership with Samsung SSD.

It will feature a prize pool of $3,500 in cash, as well as other prizes thanks to Samsung SSD. 

The NECC's Summer Open will run from Friday, July 29th through Sunday, July 31st, and is open to all colleges and universities throughout North America. 

To register for the tournament, please click here

The championship-winning team will receive $2,000, and each championship-winning player will receive a Samsung SSD prize pack that includes a Samsung T5 Solid State Drive, as well as other Samsung SSD merchandise. The runner-up team will win $1,000, while the teams that finish third and fourth will each receive $250.

The T5 portable SSD utilizes a Samsung MGX controller and 3-bit 3D V-NAND MLC flash technology to deliver fast read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds up to 515 MB/s. To keep up with this level of performance, USB 3.1 technology is on board and supports transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.

"We're extremely excited to announce our Summer Open," said Jacob VanRyn, NECC Commissioner. "Our friends at Samsung have been tremendous to work with, and we're excited to announce this event. We hope that League of Legends players are excited about the opportunity to compete."

The Summer Open presented by Samsung SSD will feature a single-elimination tournament with all matches being best of three. The NECC will be releasing the official tournament rulebook shortly. 

Preliminary round action will take place on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. The Semifinals and Championship will take place on Sunday, July 31. All game times will be announced upon completion of registration. 

Registration for the upcoming Summer Open is open now and will run through Tuesday, July 26.

For more information, please contact either Jacob VanRyn ( or Caleb Glube (

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

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