2017 NACE National Invitational
National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) history was made Friday night, as Maryville University (Mo.) emerged as the winner of the inaugural NACE Invitational. The Saints swept Miami University (Ohio), 2-0, in the title match.
Overall, 16 teams participated in the NACE Invitational. Teams were seeded by the NACE Competition Council, an elected membership group charged with developing policies and procedures for national competition. The seven-person committee evaluated each team based on past performance and individual ranking for each team.
NACE is a member driven organization that focuses on the positive development of eSports programs at the collegiate level, and advocates for members to create varsity programs that include scholarships for its participants and a strong institutional commitment to the sport. NACE is the only association of college and university sponsored eSports programs that promotes the education and development of students through intercollegiate eSports.