MANSFIELD, Mass. - The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) has announced details of it's prizing structure for the upcoming Hometown Series scholastic LAN event in Davenport, Iowa. Thanks in large part to a grant initiative by the local quad cities community, each of the six prize pools will be seeded with a pot bonus of $750.
Additionally, a portion of all tickets sold for the event will go towards the prize pools across each of the three titles.
The event hosted by St. Ambrose University, which will take place October 23-24 at the Rhythm City Casino, will feature collegiate and high school competition in Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
For more detailed information about the event, including how to purchase tickets, please visit the following link.
The prizing is being funded by the Iowa Regional Sports Authority in conjunction with the Visit Quad Cities effort.
“Through our partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), the Regional Sports Authority District (RSAD) program is a viable resource for Visit Quad Cities to support and invest in new events that create sports tourism opportunities while fulfilling our mission,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. We look forward to hosting the National Esports Collegiate Conference’s NECC Hometown Series this October at Rhythm City Casino Resort. Esports continues to emerge and is in a growth trajectory so this was a chance to work with St. Ambrose University to add value for our regional destination and showcase these student-athletes.”
ABOUT NECC ESPORTS
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.