The ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) is an eighty-year old organization with well over 200 members schools across all three NCAA Divisions – I, II and III – that exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics, and provide great value for universities and colleges, by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. Most of the ECAC’s members also belong to another conference, which is often the school’s primary conference.
The ECAC also hosts a comprehensive esports program. In the inaugural 2018-2019 season, there were 23 member schools, fielding over 100 teams across six different games. This coming year the ECAC anticipates having as many as fifty ECAC Esports member schools that will field over 200 teams in eight different games. While most ECAC Esports competition is conducted online, there will be fall and spring championships conducted in person, including the HV Gamer Con in Albany, NY.
The ECAC also conducts a comprehensive awards program for its member schools by sport and conducts ECAC Empowerment Series Events twice a year where members gather to discuss hot topics impacting intercollegiate athletics and esports.