DANBURY, CT – ECAC Esports has officially kicked off its Fall 2020 season, this year with 77 universities participating, extending the conference from coast to coast. Fall competition will involve 289 teams and over 2,000 student athletes competing across 8 games powered by LeagueSpot – Overwatch, Hearthstone, VALORANT, Rocket League, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, FIFA 20, and Madden 21. Registration will remain open until October 2nd for Madden 21 and FIFA.

For the first time this year in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, traditional athletic teams will be squaring off against each other in esports competition – more details on that to come soon.

The ECAC is thrilled to welcome 19 new members to the esports family this season.

Assumption College Lycoming College
Bethel University Mount St. Mary’s University
Bryant and Stratton College (Albany) New Jersey City University
Bryant University Post University
Concord University SUNY Plattsburgh
Erie Community College Sacramento State University
Finlandia University St. Lawrence University
Heartland Community College Saint Joseph’s University
Grace College Stonehill College
Ithaca College

Additionally, the ECAC Esports National Championship Invitational and HV Gamer Con 2020 will take place virtually, on October 17th and 18th. The tournament will be streamed live on ECAC Esports Twitch channels: twitch.tv/ecac_esports, twitch.tv/ecac_esports, twitch.tv/ecac_esports, and twitch.tv/esportsunetwork. This event will showcase the best collegiate esports teams in Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Follow along through the ECAC Esports’ twitter account @ECAC_Esports for schedules and standings.

HV Gamer Con 2020 will also include for the first time, through the ECAC’s partnership with the NFL Alumni organization, an exciting event with former NFL stars competing, coaching, and shout casting alongside teams and players.

The ECAC would like to thank the continued support of its sponsors who provide members with the best equipment in the industry and create opportunities for students: Collegiate Sports Management Group,  ESTV.co, HomeTown Ticketing, InciBUYPOWERHyperXeFuseChank’s Grab-N-GoHypericeDave & Buster’s, and DreamSeat.

Those who are interested in becoming an ECAC Esports member at any time, please can contact Lydia Fister, Director of Esports at lfister@ecac.org.

The ECAC is an 82 year-old organization with over 200 member schools across all NCAA Divisions. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and provides great value for universities and colleges by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. The ECAC’s esports platform is growing and now totals more than sixty colleges and universities and is expanding the geographic footprint for the conference nationally. The ECAC is also sponsoring competitions and leagues involving other varsity and club sports that do not fall under the umbrella of the NCAA.