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Enter the arena.

Fending off a zombie apocalypse or fighting to be the last player standing in Fortnite. Overcoming intelligent robots posing a new threat to the futuristic world of Overwatch. Controlling the battlefield to eliminate your enemy’s nexus in League of Legends. 

This is the world of esports. This is where your competitive side thrives. 

Fuel your passion for gaming at NEC. 

  • State-of-the-art arena
  • Dell’s boundary-pushing Alienware platform
  • A coach who is a nationally respected former esports competitor 
  • Regional and national competitions in Fortnite, Overwatch, and League of Legends.

Why play at NEC?

A well-rounded experience  Esports teaches leadership, communication, perseverance, and determination, the same skills gained from participation in other sports. And our esports program is open to all students. This gives students the opportunity to form connections in ways they might not have thought possible. 

Real-world application of academic programs  Esports is closely connected to Game and Digital Media Design, but it also supports academic programs that focus on art, writing, marketing, graphic or website design, science, and strategy.  

NACE membership  NEC is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). As a member, we are committed to maintaining high standards of player conduct and eligibility. NEC’s esports program is offered as a club sport and will be regulated by NACE. 

A rising program  Coach Tyrelle Appleton leads NEC’s esports program. He has positioned the program to become a major competitor in the esports field through NEC’s state-of-the-art arena, participation in events like ESPN’s Collegiate Esports Championship, and national recruitment of players.

Level up at New England College. 

Contact Us

Tyrelle Appleton, Esports Program Director

Latest News

High School Gamer’s Club Visits NEC’s Esports Arena. Read more.

NEC in The News: WMUR 9 published New England College Opens Esports Arena For Club Team Read more and see video.

Let the Games Begin! New England College Officially Opens Esports Arena; Scholarships Available; Gaming Part of NEC Academic Programs; In Talks with ESPN for Tournament Read more.