Today, The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) shared more information about its partnership with FITGMR, including the announcement of a monthly wellness webinar series designed to help support and promote the well-being of the collegiate community.
Additionally, as part of the partnership, there will be a number of giveaway opportunities throughout the academic year. One lucky NECC team will win a trip for up to six players / coaches to travel to the Riot Studios in Los Angeles, California to watch a C9 match live.
As part of this kick-off, Jack Etienne, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloud9, would like to share a sneak peak into the League of Legends Worlds Swiss Stage tomorrow night just a few hours before the team's first match against Mad Lions!
Etienne will be speaking from the LoL Worlds Swiss Stage in South Korea on Thursday, October 19 at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PST. The webinar will be hosted by the NECC on their Discord channel which can be accessed by clicking here.
Etienne is expected to speak for approximately 30 minutes. He will share a behind-the-scenes look at the C9 experience at Worlds, talk about his team's development under FITGMR, and be available for an ask me anything period.
The 'Wellness Wednesday Webinars' will feature a member of the gaming community speaking about health and well-being for the community. The Wellness Webinar series will kickoff with Utica University director Daniel Sportello on Wednesday, October 25th at 2pm ET.
The webinar series will be hosted by the NECC on their Discord channel which can be accessed by clicking here. Each session will also be recorded and shared so that the NECC community can watch it at a later date.
To see the complete list of webinar hosts, please see below.
"We're thrilled to announce the details of this partnership," said the NECC's Jacob VanRyn. "Today's announcement has been the culmination of a lot of work and we're excited to share these details to continue to support our community's health and well-being."
NECC x FITGMR Wellness Wednesday Webinar Schedule
- All webinars will begin at 2pm ET / 11am PST -
Oct. 25 - Daniel Sportello, Utica University
Nov. 15 - Josh Riesenberg, University of Oklahoma
Jan. 10 - Jay DeShong, Grand Canyon University
Feb. 14 - David Dickert, University of Southern Mississippi
Mar. 20 - Ahman Green, University of Nebraska
Apr. 17 - Ken San Nicolas, University of Guam
FITGMR, Inc. is a leading esports technology, performance and player development company dedicated to helping esports athletes, teams, and organizations reach their full potential. Through its cutting-edge technology and comprehensive coaching curriculum, FITGMR helps players and coaches at all levels of competition improve their skills and achieve their goals. The FITGMR Training Grounds has furnished more players to the professional and semi-professional scene as coaches, players, and in esports careers than any other training organization.
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.