NECC Announces Fortnite Duos Thanksgiving Feast Tournament in Conjunction with AVGL

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced it has partnered with the American Video Game League (AVGL) for the creation of the Thanksgiving Feast, a two-day Fortnite Tournament.

The event will feature a $500 prize pool and is open and free for all players as long as they are currently enrolled in a college or university. The championship-winning duo will receive $300, while the runners-up will receive $150. The third-place team will receive $50.

To register to compete in the Thanksgiving Feast, please click here.

The Thanksgiving Feast Fortnite Tournament will take place the weekend of November 18-19. The tournament will feature a duos build tournament format and the champions will be crowned on Sunday. 

"With a strong foot in the Fortnite community, our team at AVGL is eager to work with NECC and their schools to bring collegiate fortnite competition to a bigger audience," stated AVGL Team Lead Michael Slandzicki.

"We're excited to announce this tournament in conjunction with our friends at AVGL," said NECC CEO Jacob VanRyn. "We know collegiate has a tremendous Fortnite community and we’re excited to offer this open tournament to everyone, free of charge. We hope its the first of many collaborative efforts with the AVGL team as well.”

There is no charge for anyone to compete and the event is open to all teams representing a college or university in North America. There is no limit to the number of duos that can compete in the two-day event. 

Registration for the series is now open and will run through Friday, November 17th.

For more information on the event, please contact either Jacob VanRyn ( or Michael Slandzicki (

Thanksgiving Feast Fortnite Duos Tournament
November 18-19: Register Here

Since 2014, the American Video Game League (AVGL) has been a leader in scholastic esports; organizing tournaments and awarding scholarship prizes for K-12 and collegiate teams.

AVGL joined the BoomTV family in 2019 and continues its commitment to provide excellence and opportunity to students throughout North America.

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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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