Tickets Now Available for Bethel University and NECC's Hometown Series LAN Event in South Bend, Indiana

Tickets On Sale for First Hometown Series LAN Event

MANSFIELD, Mass. - The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced today that tickets for players to compete at its first-ever scholastic LAN have gone on sale. The NECC's first Hometown Series event will take place August 28-29, 2021 at the beautiful new Bendix Esports Arena and Gaming Center in South Bend, Indiana. The LAN is being co-hosted by Bethel University and the NECC. 

More information on ticketing for the event can be found here. 

A significant portion of each ticket sold will go directly to the tournament prizing for the championship winners offered at the event.

The NECC Hometown Series - South Bend is open to collegiate and high school programs and all competition will take place at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Bendix Arena which opened earlier this year. Players will be competing across three titles at the Hometown Series - South Bend event: Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There will be cash prizing offered to each winning player and team.

The in-person LAN  is for high school and collegiate players and teams to compete and showcase their skills across a handful of titles. The event will also feature a college fair as well as educational panels. Panelists will include esports industry professionals, college esports representatives, and NECC staff members.

The event will serve as the official start to the NECC’s Year One of collegiate competition.

“The residents of South Bend are excited to welcome the student-athletes, parents and fans of the NECC in August,” said Jeff Jarnecke, South Bend’s Executive Director of Venues. “The Bendix Esports Arena was created to host tournaments just like this and we are grateful to play a part in the continued success of the NECC. From gaming to dining, we are committed to making the tournament a first-class experience and South Bend a destination for years to come.”  

For more information, including on how to register for the event, please contact Jacob VanRyn ( or Caleb Glube (

To learn more about the Bendix Esports Arena, please visit their website at

For more information on Bethel University’s esports program, their website can be located at the following address: 

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 100 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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