NECC Wraps Up Successful Fall Semester by Awarding 42 Championships

The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) recently concluded it's 2021 fall semester by awarding 42 championships across it's five core titles. The complete list of NECC Fall Champions can be found below. 

In total, 33 different colleges and universities won NECC championships this semester.

Six NECC member schools won multiple titles this semester, led by Howard Community College, Northwood University, and the University of Ottawa which each won three championships this semester. Howard CC was the only school of three to win a title across three different games, claiming championships in: League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League. Northwood claimed two titles in Rocket League, and added another in Overwatch, while uOttawa won two Valorant championships and another in League of Legends.

Bryant University, Columbia College, and Purdue University each won two titles this fall. 

"Thank you so much for all the help in NECC this year it went great for our first semester being involved and I really appreciate all of the extra attention to detail you put in to making sure everyone was aware of updates from week to week, it was highly professional and I'm looking forward to more successful seasons," said Casey Courtney, Director at Lees-McRae College. 

In addition to automatically earning their spot in the national finals to be held at the end of the academic year, each championship-winning team will receive a championship trophy, and each team member will receive a shirt recognizing the accomplishment. 

"I thought our fall postseason and the entire season went well," said NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn. "We still have some things we want to improve upon, but overall, I was very happy with the season. Our staff did an outstanding job and we're already excited about the spring!"

Since the conference began sponsoring competition, the NECC 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.

League of Legends

Champions Division, Cyan - Columbia College
Champions Division, Yellow - Bay State College
Challengers Division, Cyan - California State University - Sacramento (Green)
Challengers Division, Yellow - University of Ottawa (Grey)
Emergents Division, Cyan - Missouri Baptist University
Emergents Division, Yellow - Bryant University
Navigators Division, Cyan - Western Colorado University
Navigators Division, White - Randolph-Macon College
Navigators Division, Yellow - Howard Community College


Legends Division - Northwood University
Champions Division - Bethel University (Ind.)
Challengers Division, Cyan - St. Ambrose University
Challengers Division, Yellow - The University of Southern Mississippi
Emergents Division, Cyan - Marian University
Emergents Division, Yellow - Howard Community College
Navigators Division, Cyan - Hood College
Navigators Division, Yellow - Valparaiso University

Rainbow Six Siege

Legends Division - Purdue University
Champions Division - Champlain College
Challengers Division - Murray State University
Emergents Division - Saint John's University
Navigators Division - University of Rio Grande

Rocket League

Champions Division, Cyan - Columbia College
Champions Division, White - Northwood University (Blue)
Champions Division, Yellow - Northwood University (White)
Challengers Division, Cyan - University of British Columbia Okanagan (Blue)
Challengers Division, White - University of Alabama in Huntsville (White)
Challengers Division, Yellow - Howard Community College
Emergents Division, Cyan - Grand View University (Black)
Emergents Division, White - Lincoln Land Community College
Emergents Division, Yellow - New Jersey City University
Navigators Division, Cyan - Concordia University-Wisconsin (White)
Navigators Division, White - Centre College
Navigators Division, Yellow - New England College


Champions Division, Cyan - Purdue University (Gold) 
Champions Division, Yellow - University of Ottawa (Garnet)
Challengers Division, Cyan - California State University, Fresno 
Challengers Division, Yellow - Bryant University
Emergents Division, Cyan - University of South Alabama
Emergents Division, Yellow - University of Ottawa (Gold)
Navigators Division, Cyan - Rogers State University
Navigators Division, Yellow - Newberry College


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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