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Becker hosting NECC Esports Showcase on Jan. 31

Becker hosting NECC Esports Showcase on Jan. 31

Published on: January 31, 2020

Esports Showcase logoBecker College will host a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Esports Showcase on Friday, January 31, from 1:30-5 p.m.  The event, which is being held in partnership with the Massachusetts Digital Game Institute (MassDiGI), will take place in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at 80 William Street, on the College’s Worcester Campus.

“Becker is honored to host this exciting event along with the NECC,” said Timothy Loew, general manager of the Varsity Esports Program at Becker and Executive Director of MassDiGI. “Interest in collegiate esports is growing every day and we’re happy to share our experiences in this fast-moving space with others.”

The afternoon will feature panel discussions by industry leaders, as well as a question-and-answer session for those interested in learning more about this emerging landscape. The day will also feature demonstration matches in which NECC teams will compete to determine a champion in League of Legends and Overwatch as well as open Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament.

The NECC Esports Showcase is event is free and open to everyone. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. and the event kicks off at 2 p.m. For more details, go to Esports Showcase. To register please go to the registration form.

To learn more about Becker College’s Varsity Esports Program, the first in New England, go to varsity esports.

Students interested in esports management, marketing, event and tournament planning, community, business development, production, broadcasting, streaming and content creation are also welcome to explore the college’s first-in-the-nation degree program in Esports Management as well as its new degree program in Content Creation & Emerging Media. Additionally, students interested game design and development are welcome to explore the college’s highly-ranked Interactive Media Design degree program.

For more details on the event, see the ESports Showcase Program

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