What are virtual or SIM sports?

-the merger of esports and "real" sports​

-translatable skills

-more accessibility

-lower cost

-bridge to start new programs

The NCVSA is about more than just video games. We focus on "virtual" or "SIM sports"....in other words, esports that closely simulate their real-world counterparts.


NCVSA competitions are based on real sports, where the skills in the real sport translate directly to the virtual version and vice versa.

For example, the skills in motorsport simulation translate directly to real race car driving.  The skills in golf translate directly to playing on a golf simulator.  Cycling and rowing fitness translate directly to their virtual versions.

SIM sports are exploding in popularity because generally speaking, they are much more accessible and much less costly than their real sport equivalents.  

The mission of the NCVSA is to formalize collegiate SIM sport competitions of all types, establish league and conference infrastructure, manage national championship events, maintain records of performance, further education and research in the field of simulation sports, and provide resources for NCVSA members.