Tickets Now Available for the NECC's Hometown Series LAN Event in Davenport, Iowa

Tickets On Sale for Hometown Series LAN Event Hosted by St. Ambrose University

MANSFIELD, Mass. - The National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced today that tickets for players to compete at the conference's upcoming Hometown Series event in Davenport, Iowa have officially gone on sale. The two-day scholastic LAN event will take place Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 at the beautiful Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, Iowa. The LAN is being co-hosted by St. Ambrose University and the NECC. 

More information on ticketing for the event can be found here. A portion of each ticket sold for the event will go directly to the tournament prizing for the championship winners.

The NECC Hometown Series - Davenport is open to collegiate and high school programs and all competition will take place at the Rhythm City Casino. The resort is located in Davenport, one of the communities that makes up the Quad Cities.

Players will be able to compete in three titles at the Hometown Series 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 for players and parents. Panelists will include esports industry professionals, college representatives, and other esports industry leaders.

The event will be the first Hometown Series event during the 2021-22 academic year. 

We are thrilled to announce the new Hometown Series esports event with the NECC, St. Ambrose University, and Rhythm City Casino Resort," said Dave Herrell, the President and CEO of Visit Quad Cities. "Hosting the student-athletes and delivering a unique Quad Cities experience will be a priority for our organization with this first-time event. We are constantly looking at new and innovative ideas and events that build our story and brand. This opportunity aligned with those objectives."

“I have planned and operated over 150 esports events ranging from local gatherings to nationally-recognized tournaments and I believe the Hometown Series is a particularly special opportunity for scholastic esports," said Chase Neukam, Director of Esports at St. Ambrose University and Hometown Series Event Team Manager. "I'm eager to spearhead the Event Team for these innovative initiatives with my colleagues Chase DewittCaleb Glube, and Zach Zahnle."

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

To learn more about the Rhythm City Casino, please visit their website at

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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 125 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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