NECC Announces Summer Madden Tournaments Powered by the NFL Alumni Association and ESTV

NECC Announces Summer Madden Tournaments Powered by the NFL Alumni Association and ESTV


Mansfield, Mass. – The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) is proud to announce its next esports championship as the league will host NECC Madden 20 Tournaments and will crown champions on both the PS4 and the XBox. The single-elimination tournament, which will begin play next week, is open to all NECC esports competitors

The Madden Tournaments are a result of the recently-created partnerships between the NECC and the NFL Alumni Association and ESTV. 

“In conjunction with our new partners, it made sense to offer this type of opportunity for our players. We're excited to open these tournaments up to a larger group of players, including those from our esports associate members from around the country” said NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn. "I think our players will enjoy this and we're looking forward to hosting them." 

The NECC’s Madden Tournament will be a single-elimination championship contested on the Xbox and PS4 gaming consoles. The conference is planning on broadcasting each of the championship finals on all of its video platforms, including its Twitch channel, it's YouTube Channel and it's Facebook page.

Earlier this year, the NECC announced its intention to begin officially sponsoring esports during the 2020-21 academic year. The conference will begin it's official rollout of titles and championships this coming fall.

Competitors interested in registering to compete in the NECC’s Madden Tournament can do so at the following link:

Registration for the Madden Tournament will run from Thursday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 4 and the competitors will be notified of their opponents following the creation of the tournament brackets. The tournament will be contested using Madden NFL 20 and the NECC will provide updates throughout the event on its Twitter and Instagram accounts (@NECCathletics).


The focus of NFL Alumni is to serve, assist, and inform players in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive, and connected. For more information, please visit


ESTV is the first-ever dedicated channel for esports and gaming personalities. ESTV was launched to meet a demand for round-the-clock coverage of esports athletes and gaming franchises from an insider perspective. ESTV can be found on the following OTT platforms and local channels: The Roku Channel, Amazon FireTV, Samsung TV Plus (channel 1357), TikiLIVE (channel 10), SimulTV, Dish Sling TV, Vizio Free Watch, Select TV, and Charter Spectrum Cable in certain local markets. ESTV partners with the world’s top gaming networks and production partners for the most robust esports content lineup on linear, online, and mobile. ESTV is an exclusive media broadcast partner of the Department of Defense Joint Base Lewis McChord and NFL Alumni esports events. For more information, please visit


The NECC announced its intention to sponsor esports in the fall of 2019. Recognizing the growing marketplace, the conference is committed to sponsoring esports in a manner that is similar to any of its other traditional sports. The NECC will begin play in the fall of 2020 and is planning on sponsoring regular season play and championships in a wide variety of titles.


The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 16 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sport. Bay Path University, Becker College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College are the conference’s current members. For more information, please visit