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High School Esports

PlayVS stands out amongst the rest. With partnerships with the NFHS Network, the most states, and the most popular games, all on a world-class platform.

And being free to compete for all competition levels, there has never been a better time to try the leader in high school competitive esports. 

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Esports in High School

A Structured, Coached Experience

Establishing esports in high school enables students to do what they love and provides them with additional opportunities to earn recognition while developing priceless critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Benefits of high school esports include:

Social Emotional Learning

Students build character and develop discipline, self-esteem, and sportsmanship through practice and competition.

Increased Student Engagement

Esports are co-ed, inclusive, and engages students who might not otherwise participate in other school activities or athletics.

STEM Skill Growth

Esports competition is rooted in technology. Research has found a large crossover between esports players and STEM interests. In fact, >50% of aspiring esports students pursue college majors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) catergoy.

Socialization Skills

Many students are already passionate about gaming. Esports provides an enviornment where students can come together and bond over a shared interest.

Scholarship Opportunities

Colleges across the country offer tens of millons of dollars in esports scholarship money, with more being added every year.

Scholastic Improvement

Participation in esports follows the same strict scholastic requirements as any other high school sport. Teachers and parents both report renewed interest in schoolworks and an improvement in student grades as a result of participation.
“Many of the students I coach have found a community and a home in our esports program.”
Ashley Hodge, Super Coach,
Colquitt County High School (GA)

How PlayVS Works

Our robust online platform enables schools to easily build and manage teams, check schedules, compete against multiple opponents, and track match stats, all with real-time support.

Find Your Players

Post flyers, share the news in the morning announcements and let other teachers know to spread the word around campus.

Build Your Program

Assemble as many teams as you'd like across all titles. All teams represent the same school and are inclusive to all who want to play.

Compete and Win

Teams play together on-campus or virtually. No travel is required. Build on your success throughout the season to win a championship.

The PlayVS Difference

Our team is dedicated to providing an optimal, painless esports experience. You focus on your program. We'll handle everything else.

Official Partner of the NFHS Network

Esports is officially recognized as a sanctioned high school sport through our partnership with the NFHS Network and state associations.

State and Province Association Partners & Sponsors

State partners help to legitimize esports as a sport or activity and help to spread the incredible benefits to students.

Official Publisher Partnerships

Our relationship with some of the biggest game publishers in the world enables us to provide an premium esports experience and additional benefits to our community.

Available Titles

Moba
5 Players
PC/MAC
League of Legends
League of Legends
Fightning/Action
3 Players
Nintendo switch™
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
Driving/Racing
3 Players
PC/Console
Rocket League
Rocket League
Action
4 Players
Nintendo switch™
Splatoon™ 3
Splatoon™ 3
Driving/Racing
4 Players
Nintendo switch™
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe
Card & board game
3 Players
PC, Mobile/Tablet,Crossplay
Hearthstone
Hearthstone
Sports/Simulation
Solos
PS5
Madden NFL
Madden NFL
Sports/Simulation
Solos
PS5
NBA 2K
NBA 2K
3
PC / Mobile
Chess
Chess
Sci-Fi Action
5 Players
PC/Console
Overwatch 2*
Overwatch 2*
Sci0Fi Action
5 Players
PC
VALORANT*
VALORANT*

*Title not affiliated with the NFHS Network and certain state associations. Restrictions may apply. Not available in all states, please inquire with PlayVS at support@playvs.com to learn more.

Ready to Get Started?

PlayVS offers high school esports leagues from coast to coast. Click on your state to learn more - or click here if you are in Canada - and schedule a consultation call with our team of esports experts.

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Let's Talk!

Our friendly team of esports experts are ready to help. Schedule a consultation call today, and let's bring esports to your school!

Premiere Matchday Experience

No worrying about scheduling. No wondering who your opponent is. You show up. You play your match. We take care of the rest.

Built-In Competitive Framework

We support all types of competition for our scholastic leagues, from hybrid-swiss to one-off tournaments to round robin group play.

Historical Stats & Standings

Track player progress with our detailed statistics. Get visibility into where you stand with your state and regional rankings.

Scouting Tools

Who's dangerous in front of goal? What junglers do you need to be aware of? Find these answers and more with our range of scouting tools.

Customer Support

Our esports specialists are standing-by to help you every step of the way. From onboarding to match day and everything in between, we're here to help.

Student Privacy

As a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, we are fully committed to respecting the privacy of all our players and their schools.
“This year we spent nearly $50,000 on our football program, over $80,000 on our girls and boys basketball teams combined. Starting our esports program cost us about $1,000 and allows us to include and interact with students who otherwise would not be involved in co-curricular activities.”
From an Athletic Director,
in Connecticut
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