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PlayVS Announces Merchandise Partnership with Emerge Apparel to Provide Esports Gear and Fundraising Tool for High Schools.

Emerge will provide the leading amateur esports platform with an easy pathway to outfit and empower the next generation of esports players at the youth and high school levels.

Aug 08, 2023

LOS ANGELES, CA — AUGUST 8, 2023 — PlayVS, (pronounced Play Versus), the leading amateur esports platform and operator of official state high school leagues across the United States and Canada, today announced its partnership with Emerge Apparel to become the official e-commerce and merchandising provider for PlayVS high school esports leagues for the upcoming academic year.

The partnership with Emerge will provide PlayVS high school programs with the ability to set up an online storefront to purchase and sell customized esports gear. Items available include customized jerseys, jackets, hoodies, collared shirts, headwear, and more. Emerge will manage the entire process from hosting a program’s custom online store to designing, printing, shipping, and fulfilling all of their orders. With the online store built, hosted, and managed through Emerge, a majority of storefront items are produced on a made-to-order basis with only a two-three week turnaround, eliminating the risk of over-ordering to ensure products are only created when an order is placed. 

Additionally, with Emerge’s industry-leading 50% profit-sharing model, high schools will have the ability to use their storefronts as a fundraising tool for their esports programs. With this partnership. Emerge will make the process easy and seamless for esports programs to represent and outfit their teams and take the hassle out of a program trying to handle the process on their own. 

“Together with Emerge, we are thrilled to take the next step in the PlayVS journey by delivering a simple and personalized way for high school esports programs to create and purchase high-quality products and to show off their esports teams.” said Aakash Ranavat, Chief Business Officer at PlayVS. “We look forward to empowering each individual program with the ability to showcase their distinct spirit while simultaneously providing them a pathway to fundraise for their programs.”  

"We take great pride in offering the highest quality team gear with unparalleled customer service,” said Matthew Worsman, founder of Emerge. “It's a pleasure to team up with PlayVS who we know takes the same approach in providing a premium experience within competitive youth esports. We look to build off of that foundation to provide yet another level of value to the schools within their network."

Schools looking to create customized products ahead of the Fall season can begin the storefront onboarding process with Emerge by clicking here. Those interested in learning more about Emerge, their product offerings, pricing, and current team stores can visit  Enrollment for PlayVS’ fall season is open now through September 22, 2023. Schools can register their teams for the upcoming season by signing up at


PlayVS (pronounced Play Versus) is North America's leading high school esports platform. We are a single community where players come together to compete, fans gather to spectate, and coaches manage their programs. The company is the official high school esports partner to the NFHS Network, the Special Olympics, and 36 state and regional organizations in the U.S. and Canada to offer officially sanctioned high school esports leagues.


Emerge is your one-stop-shop for esports branding, apparel, and event solutions. Our custom storefronts provide your team with the highest quality esports jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and more, on-demand. Setting up a team store is free and allows your club to earn cash back on every item purchased through the Emerge Booster Shop program.