ECAC Esports is proud to announce our new partnership with the Collegiate Corestrike League (CCL), beginning on June 1, 2024.

This partnership will combine the ECAC’s Omega Strikers competition into the Collegiate Corestrike League ushering in a new era of collegiate Omega Strikers. This collaboration will solidify the CCL’s status as the premier Collegiate Omega Strikers League in North America.

Effective Fall 2024, all ECAC Omega Strikers teams will transition to compete with the esteemed teams of the CCL, amplifying the league’s scope and influence across campuses nationwide. Notably, participation in either league remains optional for member schools, preserving autonomy while fostering collaborative growth opportunities.

In addition to this partnership, the ECAC is allowed to expand its member schools to any interested parties from the CCL as well as allow the CCL to expand their pool of schools to any interested in their Omega Strikers competition. Leveraging this partnership, the CCL will be allowed to host LANs and other Omega Strikers competitions at select ECAC-run events, amplifying the thrill and camaraderie of live esports experiences.

“We are honored to partner with the CCL. They are pioneers for Omega Strikers Esports in the collegiate space,” said Lydia Fister, Assistant ​Commissioner & Director of Esports at the ECAC. “We look forward to supporting their innovative league!”

“This partnership makes the Collegiate Corestrike League the biggest collegiate Omega Strikers League in the country, as well as gives us the ​potential to host more LANs than any other tournament organizer in Omega Strikers,” said Dylan Winn, Production Head of the CCL. ​“Collegiate competition is the backbone of Omega Strikers Esports, and we’re very excited to bring ECAC Esports along for the ride.”

“I’m looking forward to the new opportunities that this partnership can provide for both parties and for the continued growth of Omega ​Strikers.” said Tavin Matiszik, Co-Founder of the CCL.

While ECAC Esports and the Collegiate Corestrike League will continue to maintain separate identities, this strategic partnership serves as a catalyst for mutual growth and innovation. Together, we hope to cultivate vibrant communities and empower aspiring esports athletes on campuses nationwide.

In a reaffirmation of inclusivity, it’s important to note that participation in the ECAC does not necessitate membership in the CCL, and conversely, affiliation with the ECAC is not obligatory for engagement in the CCL.

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For access to the CCL’s official press release, kindly follow this link: CCLxECAC

About the ECAC

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 ​comprehensive esports leagues that presently involves 185 schools fielding over 1300 teams across ​22 different game titles, streamed live four nights a week. The ECAC’s esports platform has and ​continues to expand the geographic footprint of the Conference nationally. If a school is interested ​in participating in the ECAC for the Fall 2024 season, membership registration is currently open. ​For more information, please join the ECAC Discord.

About the Collegiate Corestrike League (CCL)

The Collegiate Corestrike League, founded 2023, is a student-run collegiate esports league for ​Odyssey Interactive’s foot brawler game Omega Strikers, with over 70 past and current collegiate ​teams and programs. Run by current students and alumni, the CCL strives to provide students with ​top-tier competition for Omega Strikers. If a school is interested in participating in the CCL, Fall ​2024 Registration opens on August 1st, 2024. Join the CCL Discord for more info and how to ​participate.