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Esports

The Northeastern Technical College Esports program will be the first athletic program at the college beginning in the fall of 2020. Teams that will be formed are:

• Rocket League
• Overwatch
• NBA 2K
• Madden
• FIFA

Teams for other games will be formed if there is enough interest among players as well as competitive scene for the game.

Northeastern Technical College (NETC) competes in organized competitive multiplayer video game competitions: Esports. NETC is an official varsity program, sanctioned by the college, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). Students are recruited from in state, out-of-state, worldwide, and current students. Students in the program compete through a variety of games across North America.

NETC competes in NJCAA and NACE sponsored competitions and competitions through TESPA, College League of Legends (CLoL), Collegiate Star League (CSL), and AVGL. NETC also competes in institutional created seasons with colleges across the country.

NETC plays League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Paladins, Smite, Smash, NBA2k, Madden, and FIFA. Additional games are in consideration each year. Students will compete for spots on "1st team", "2nd team", etc. when appropriate. Players and teams of all level and skill compete in the NETC program. The program allows for player growth and skill development, while promoting opportunity among all.

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The Esports facility is conveniently located in the John C. West Building (800 Building). Students train, practice, meet, and compete in a dedicated space. Tyler Nolan is the Director and the Head Coach.

NETC Esports Interest Form
NETC Esports Handbook

What is Esports?

Esports can be defined as a form of sports where the primary aspects of the sport are facilitated by video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the Esports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces. Most commonly Esports take the form of organized multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players. The most common video game genres associated with Esports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Tournaments such as The International, the League of Legends World Championship, the Battle.net World Championship Series, the Evolution Championship Series and the Intel Extreme Masters, provide both live broadcasts of the competition, and prize money and salaries to competitors.

History of Esports

Although organized online and offline competitions have long been a part of video game culture, participation and spectatorship of such events have seen a large surge in popularity from the late 2000s and early 2010s. While competitions around 2000 were largely between amateurs, the proliferation of professional competitions and growing viewership now supports a significant number of professional players and teams and many video game developers now build features into their games designed to facilitate such competition.

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