NACE Championship Weekend
After an incredible season of competition in Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Valorant the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is closing in on the halfway point of its third year of competition. On November 14th and 15th the first season of the 2020 – 2021 academic year will conclude with NACE’s national championships, hosted entirely online for the first time in the association’s history. The Fall 2020 season marked the largest field of varsity competitors in any season of NACE competition with 88 Overwatch teams, 147 Rocket League teams, 64 Smash teams, and 78 Valorant teams.
The national championships in Overwatch and Rocket League will kick off on Saturday, November 14th, with the show starting at 4:00pm EST. Overwatch is set to start at approximately 4:30 ET, with Rocket League following that. On Sunday, November 15th, the national championships in Valorant and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate will be hosted. The show on the 15th of November will start at 2:00pm EST, kicking off with Valorant and followed by Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.
All of the national championships will be hosted at twitch.tv/skillshot with production being provided by Skillshot Media.
“This semester of competition has been be best we’ve seen in NACE since the association was formed in 2016. We have some of the best esports programs in North America competing at the highest level of collegiate esports that has ever existed and our championships are set to be a truly amazing experience,” said Michael Brooks, Executive Director of NACE.
Additional information will be posted on NACE’s championships as the information becomes available. Be sure to follow NACE on Twitter at twitter.com/NACEsports and Skillshot Media at twitter.com/SkillshotMedia and www.skillshot.com/college.
NACE is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions and is the largest association of varsity esports programs in North America. NACE’s members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. Areas of collaboration include: Eligibility, Path to Graduation, Competition & Scholarships, IP Rights, and Program Implementation. NACE currently represents the majority of varsity esports programs as members, accounting for nearly all varsity programs across North America. To learn more about our approach, visit nacesports.org
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