NECC Releases More Information about Upcoming Nationals

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) shared more details about it's upcoming National Championships, which will take place later this spring. Teams will earn qualifying spots to compete in Nationals from their results during the regular season. Only teams that have paid membership dues are eligible to compete this season as each title will have a significant prize pool attached to it that will be awarded to the Championship-winning teams. 

Over the course of the two weeks, the NECC will be awarding more than $25,000 in scholarship prizing to it's teams across eight different game titles. 

The NECC's Nationals are presented in conjunction with CSMG, who is serving as the title sponsor of this year's Championships. 

NECC Nationals will begin on Saturday, May 14 and will culminate on Sunday, May 29. To view the conference's complete Nationals schedule, please see below.

‘’We’re really excited about our National Championships,” said NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn. “I know our players, teams, and schools are definitely fired up. It's going to be a great event!"

The NECC is planning on streaming a number of Nationals games across all of its streaming channels – Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube; as well as on ESTV, the NECC's linear television partner. 

Since the NECC began competition, the conference has prided itself on providing a first-class experience for its players, while working to create a structure that ensures safe and fair play for all of its competitors.

2022 NECC Nationals Schedule (by Date)

Saturday, May 14: NECC Hearthstone Nationals
Sunday, May 15 - Tuesday, May 17: NECC Rocket League Nationals 
Wednesday, May 18 - Friday, May 20: NECC League of Legends Nationals
Saturday, May 21: NECC Super Smash Ultimate Nationals
Saturday, May 21 - Monday, May 23: NECC Rainbow Six: Siege Nationals
Tuesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 26: NECC Overwatch Nationals
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29: NECC Valorant Nationals
Saturday, May 28 - NECC Madden Nationals 

2022 NECC Nationals Schedule (by Title)

Saturday, May 14

League of Legends
Wednesday, May 18 - Day One
Thursday, May 19 - Day Two
Friday, May 20 - Championship 

Saturday, May 28

Tuesday, May 24 - Day One
Wednesday, May 25 - Day Two
Thursday, May 26 - Championship 

Rainbow Six: Siege
Saturday, May 21 - Day One
Sunday, May 22 - Day Two
Monday, May 23 - Championship 

Rocket League 
Sunday, May 15 - Day One
Monday, May 16 - Day Two
Tuesday, May 17 - Championship 

Super Smash Ultimate 
Saturday, May 21

Friday, May 27 - Day One
Saturday, May 28 - Day Two
Sunday, May 29 - Championship 

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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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