About PlayVS

PlayVS is the official league for high school esports. We’re passionate about the future of sports — and we hope you are, too.

PlayVS is bringing esports to high schools across North America.

Through our online platform, integrations with game publishers, and exclusive partnership with the NFHS, we are building the infrastructure for the next big emerging sport. This marks the first time that students will compete in esports on behalf of their high school, with the opportunity to win an official state championship, just like any other youth sport.

Our Core Values

Player Experience First

We’re building this for the next generation of players and athletes; their experience is our top priority.


You don’t get there alone. CEOs and legends all give this same advice, so we take teamwork seriously.

All In

If you’re comfortable on the fence, you’re not one of us. Like our players and coaches, we’re 100% all in.


We dare to expand the definition of what’s possible every day; impossible is our favorite kind of possible.

What we’ve been up to

Founded in 2017 by Delane Parnell in LA


Partnered with the NFHS and signed contracts with top game publishers


Raised a $15.5M Series A led by NEA

Raised a $30.5M Series B Led by Elysian Park Ventures, the private investment arm of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Our Favorite PlayVS Stories

Check out what others have to say about us and get an inside look from the press.

San Francisco 49ers part of $15 million funding round for PlayVS

In April, PlayVS struck a partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations..

PlayVS, bringing esports infrastructure to high schools, picks up $15 million

PlayVS, the startup building esports infrastructure at the high school level, has today announced...

As a Teen in Detroit, He Was Just Trying to Stay Alive.

Any time we can get more students involved in after school programs, it's a positive thing...

Proudly backed by these investors

We've raised $46,000,000 from top VCs like NEA, Science Inc, and Crosscut Ventures. In other words, we’re here to stay.

And independent investors including:

David DrummondSVP, Alphabet

Sean “Diddy” CombsMogul

Kevin LinCofounder, Twitch

Rahul MehtaPartner, DST Global

Michael DubinCEO, Dollar Shave Club

Rich DennisFounder, Shea Moisture

Work at PlayVS

Join our team and help pioneer the future of high school esports.