The National Association of Collegiate Esports will once again team up with Hi-Rez studios to create collegiate competition. For the Spring 2019 semester, NACE and Hi-Rez will be holding an entirely online competition with title games SMITE and Paladins. These tournaments will be the NACE 2019 Gem Cup for SMITE and the NACE 2019 Crystal Cup for Paladins.
Registration for both tournaments will begin on January 1, 2019 and run through January 31, 2019. Registration is open to NACE member and non-member collegiate institutions. Competitions will begin on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Tournaments will be held on the Toornament platform. Registration and competition will be held through this platform.