NACE ‘21-22 Academic Year Competition Outline
| Thursday, May 27th, 2021 |

NACE ‘21-22 Academic Year Competition Outline

League Format

League competition is persistent weekly competition culminating in a champion. League titles will be repeated in both the fall and the spring.

  • Separate fall and spring seasons each culminating in co-equal championships
  • Each Title has a designated week night for competition
  • Call of Duty will be input locked to controllers
  • Seeding will be based on average rank of players (taken at time of registration)
  • Championship Event held at Dreamhack Atlanta

The Competition Council is exploring running two separate divisions. In the Top Division, an institution can only field one team. In the Developmental Division, an institution can field as many teams as they desire. The Top Division will be regional single round-robin group stage play for the regular season, while the Developmental Division will be weekly swiss pairings in order to match teams of equal skill over time.

League Game Titles

League Fall Schedule

Registration deadline – August 31st, 2021
Start of Regular Season – September 7th, 2021
Playoffs – October 25th-30th, 2021
DreamHack Atlanta – November 12th – 14th, 2021

Circuit and Tournament Competition Format

A circuit is a series of tournaments where points will be awarded culminating in a champion in the spring. The Competition Council has identified five game titles to host circuit competition in for the upcoming academic year. This competition will be conducted separately from league competition.

One-Off Tournaments will be singular standalone events, planned by the Competition Council based on institutional demand. Competition for EA titles will be held on PC’s.

Circuit Titles

  • Hearthstone
  • Fortnite
  • FIFA (PC)
  • Madden (PC)
  • Smash

One-Off Tournament Titles

  • CS:GO
  • Rainbow 6: Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • CoD Warzone

The game titles listed in this document are subject to change based off of agreements with publishers, a rise in title popularity, or other unforeseen factors. NACE Membership will be informed as soon as possible if changes arise via email and discord.

The decisions expressed in this document have been made with guidance from NACE membership, provided via our Competition Survey. 130 member institutions gave their feedback.