NECC Finals to be Held in Conjunction with Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup as Part of “May Madness”

NECC will crown champions across four titles at Esports Stadium Arlington during the largest scholastic esports festival 

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced today that its NECC Finals for its Legends Divisions will take place in conjunction with the Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup (CECC) May Madness event at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

The Championship event will take place Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5.  

"We’re excited to welcome the NECC Finalists to May Madness this year," stated Michael Schreck, CEO of Collegiate Sports Management Group. "This supports our framework to continue to add more competitive esports action to our growing annual multi-game, multi-conference event."

A media day for the competing teams, including players, coaches, and directors will be held on Thursday, May 2.

The NECC will have their championship finals take place across four titles at the event, as NECC Champions will be crowned in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and VALORANT during May Madness.

“We’re extremely excited for our Legends Division championships to be held in-person this May,” said NECC CEO Jacob VanRyn. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with CSMG on this event to continue to elevate the collegiate esports landscape with what will undoubtedly be a tremendous event for all the student-athletes.”

The 2024 LAN event will take place at Esports Stadium Arlington. It is the largest turnkey esports facility in North America offering more than 100,000 square-feet of event space.

The NECC Finals at May Madness brings more teams and schools under one roof to continue to unify the collegiate esports landscape to create more competition and excitement for players and fans at this important annual event.

About the NECC 
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.

With more than 400 colleges and universities currently competing, the NECC strives to be a positive home for the collegiate gaming community.

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About CECC Texas 
Held on May 3-5, 2024, CECC Texas welcomes teams from multiple conferences and divisions to compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Overwatch 2®, Rocket League, and VALORANT, during the “May Madness” of collegiate esports. The weekend festival-like atmosphere is more than just a competition. The best esports athletes and fans will enjoy various activities, including an awards show, middle/high school tournaments, Vendor Village, Partner Activations, Cosplay Costume Contests, and Esports Celebrity Meet & Greets. CECC Texas 2023 was also recently awarded LAN Event of the Year during the inaugural Scholars Awards in Las Vegas, which are in partnership with the Esports Awards.

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About CSMG
CSMG is an integrated sports and entertainment media company focused on esports and traditional sports. As an experienced, trusted, results-driven team, we focus on our business verticals - CSMG and ESPORTSU - which are rooted in intellectual property rights management, acquisition, and development through media rights, Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), valuation services, licensing, and sponsorship sales. We also offer expertise in developing communities through brand building, original content, and event production & management. We drive our partners’ success at the crossroads of tech, sports, entertainment, and video games. To learn more, visit us at

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