KANSAS CITY, MO, 12 December, 2019 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), has announced championship competition in Fortnite for NACE institutions, the association’s first championship competition in Fortnite combining institutions across the United States and Canada.
“The Competition Council is thrilled to offer a Fortnite league this spring to better support the growth of our member institutions. In addition to the league, we look forward to hosting one off tournaments aimed at testing out new formats using custom servers,” explained Michael Jones, Chair of the NACE Competition Council and coach at Drury University.
Fortnite competition will be hosted by Toornament with competition running from February 18th till May 22nd, 2020. Members can register their teams on the Toornament platform here. The Competition Council will assign registered teams into the competition structure once registration closes.
Information and rulesets for this coming competition can be found on the competitive platform.
About the National Association of Collegiate Esports
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of member institutions with varsity esports programs and is the only governing body across college esports in North America. NACE develops the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. NACE collaborates with stakeholders to lay the groundwork in areas such as: Eligibility, Path to Graduation, and Competition & Scholarships. NACE currently has 203 varsity esports programs as members, accounting for nearly all (90%) varsity programs across North America.
Currently NACE requires all active member institutions to be fully accredited by an authorized higher educational accrediting agencies relative to their region and/or national affiliations. Secondly NACE requires all members to have varsity programs on campus. A varsity program is any that recruits students specifically to play esports, provides scholarships, provides a dedicated esports arena/practice area, provides equipment necessary to facilitate competition, and provides faculty/staff to facilitate and administer their esports program.
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Ready to Sign Up?
To start the registration process, head over to the registration portal on Toornament. You’ll first create an account, if you don’t have one already, create a team, then register your team. If you have any questions with the registration process, you can contact NACE directly at email@example.com or message on the NACE Discord.
Registration is open until February 7th at 11:59pm PT.