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Fall 2022 Update #1

Updates and Announcements On Our Fall 2022 High School Season.

May 19, 2022

We want to thank everyone who participated with us this past season!  We recognize that we would be nowhere without the support of our community of coaches and players and that is why the commitment to improving your experience is our top priority each and every season. Similar to seasons past, throughout this spring, we had the opportunity to hear from and speak to many of you about ways we can improve every aspect of your PlayVS experience. We are using this valuable feedback to guide the updates we make for next season.

Over this summer the team will be working hard on a lot of exciting improvements and announcements and we are committed to sharing more detailed updates with you as they happen. For now, we wanted to give you a sneak peak into some of the improvements you can expect to see next season!

If you want to make sure you are a part of future conversations and stay up to date on everything PlayVS be sure to: 

Fall Enrollment Is Now Open!

Enrollment for the fall season is open from now until 9/16 for most states.

Season Details: 

  • New! Schools have the ability to enroll teams without needing a full roster until the enrollment deadline.
  • New! No additional charges to add substitutes until they are part of the active roster on match days.
  • A detail breakdown of our Fall pricing and discounts: Pricing FAQ
  • The Fall 2022 Schedule can be viewed here.

Lock in Early Bird Pricing Now, Plan Your Teams Later
Planning to compete this fall, but don’t know your roster(s) yet? No problem! Log-in to your PlayVS.com account and enroll at least one team (minimum 4 seat purchase required) by 7/31 to secure your early bird discount for the Fall ‘22 season. You’ll then have the flexibility to add more teams & players at the early bird rate even after 7/31.

Reminders will be sent to finalize rosters and submit payment prior to the Fall enrollment deadline (9/16). Reach out to your Customer Success Representative at success@playvs.com to learn more.

Nintendo Switch System Bundle - Early Bird Promotion
We are excited to continue offering Nintendo Switch system bundles through our partnership with Nintendo! 

High Schools that enroll in a Nintendo game (Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate, Splatoon™ 2, or Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe) league by July  31, 2022, will be eligible to receive a Nintendo Switch system bundle and associated game codes, while supplies last. Terms and conditions can be viewed here.

New! Refreshed Fall 2022 Referral Program
This season we have added even more ways to give back - both to your program and the new school(s) that you help enroll. 

As a verified PlayVS coach, refer a new coach at a school that has never competed with PlayVS and we'll credit $500 to your PlayVS school account AND credit $500 to the referred coach's PlayVS school account if the referred coach enrolls a team in the Fall 2022 season by the registration deadline. Additionally, refer an athletic/activities director from your school district and PlayVS will donate $2,000 to your school if at least half of the schools in the district enroll at least one team in the Fall 2022 OR Spring 2023 seasons. 

Full details: https://help.playvs.com/en/articles/6085236-fall-2022-referral-incentive-terms-and-conditions

League Updates 

Scheduling Improvements
Player experience is the biggest priority for us so we know how important it is for teams that show up consistently week after week to know that they will have a match to play. We are currently working on a new scheduling process that leverages our new queuing system that will guarantee matches to teams who put in the dedication every week. The system is still in development but we will have details to share in the coming weeks. 

Standings and Tie Breaking Changes 
Based on the feedback we have received this past season, forfeit wins and byes will now count equally for purposes of tie breaking.

This past season we implemented a Swiss Scoring system which takes into account the difficulty of a team’s match-ups throughout the season for determining tie-breakers. We recognize however that we did not do enough to explain this system's functions. We are currently exploring how to help provide greater clarity on this system so that our coaches and players can better understand how it is used in determining tie-breakers next season. 

Practice Dates 
Our new Scrimmage Match Queuing tool was a great new addition to the product this past season that allowed schools to more easily schedule scrimmages. Even though the tool was introduced mid-season we saw over 700 programs check out the feature. We realize however, that knowing when another school is most likely to be available will help to make the process even more seamless. We are currently looking at adding official practice dates to the schedule for all titles and will announce those later this summer. 

Title Updates

NBA 2K
NBA2K is coming to PlayVS!

We will be operating Fall 22 on the then current title at that time. Please delay purchasing NBA 2K games until as close as possible to the season start date in September due to the possibility of a new version release.

We are excited to announce through our partnership with 2K, we will be offering a select quantity of discounted copies of NBA 2K for enrolled schools.

Due to the anticipated release time, NBA2K will follow a different schedule than our other games. That schedule can be viewed here.

Hearthstone Card Unlock
Beginning this Fall, thanks to our partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, teams that enroll in PlayVS Hearthstone leagues will gain access to Battle.net accounts preloaded with card packs!

More details will be shared in the coming week!

More News To Come!

This update is just the start!  We will be sharing more details on the updates above as well as new announcements in the coming weeks. If you have any questions for us please be sure to reach out to our support team at support@playvs.com and join our Discord server.

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