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NETC Esports program logs on for players

Northeastern Technical College is looking for mixed martial artists, mercenaries, professional football players, and if you have magical powers, that too.

NETC's esports program is looking for official Trailblazers as well as casual players looking to compete in-house through the intramural program.

The number of school and intramural competitors is gaining traction with the ranks growing from Spring 2022 to Fall 2023, said NETC Esports Head Coach Tyler Nolan.

NETC Trailblazers are full-time students who maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 2.0 grade point average, along with the college's golf and cross-country program.

Intramural players (also known as Tier 3) are any part-time, full-time, and dual enrollment student

All of NETC sports programs compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the national governing body of two-year college athletics.

There are no age restrictions for players.

Esports players can compete off-campus or at Trailblazers Esports headquarters on the Cheraw campus.

In Fall 2023, the Trailblazers competed in Madden Football, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, Modern Warfare, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros.

Competing in Fall were Lexy Deitz and Nick Oakley, of Chesterfield; David Hancock, Josh McMillon, and David Hancock, of Cheraw; Victor Barrington and Mary Blackwell, of Bennettsville; Jeremy Clark and Ethan Jones, of McBee; and Luke Byrd, of Hartsville.

Dual Enrollment students Vonta Marshall, of Bennettsville, and Zander Wagner, of Cheraw, enlisted in Intramural competition.

Trailblazer Esports can be viewed at or through the Twitch app at NETCEsports.


NETC offers Intramural Esports to any full-time, part-time, and Dual Enrollment student where players can face each other one-on-one or in teams in competitive video gaming.

NETC students aren't restricted to competing at the Esports Game room on the Cheraw campus, they can login remotely during play scheduled 6 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, visit online at, select Student Resources in the top menu, select Athletics then click the NJCAA logo and scroll down to locate the interest form.

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