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We Make Esports Easy

Competitive gameplay, the most popular titles, and a full suite of features, PlayVS is where amateur esports lives.

Where Gamers are Varsity Athletes

PlayVS is the only place where competing in esports makes a student a varsity athlete.

Through our partnerships with the NFHS and individual state associations, PlayVS is the only place where esports is a recognized varsity sport. In partnered states, students earn a varsity letter and compete for a state championship in Rocket League and League of Legends. This distinction means coaches must be present to facilitate competition. Students must also maintain eligibility through grades and attendance in order to participate.

National Federation of State High School Associations

Our partnership with the NFHS means there is only one place where varsity high school esports is played — PlayVS.

“I've been blown away by the dedication and focus our students have put towards growing esports.”

Gabriel Yanagihara
Coach
Iolani High School, HI

Recent State Championships

Alabama

Catch a glimpse of the scene at Birmingham's Magic City ePLEX. Thompson High took the state title in League of Legends, while Bob Jones High took the crown in Rocket League.

Massachusetts

The best high school teams in the state gathered at Helix in Foxborough for the Massachusetts state championships. Watch what happened!

Georgia

The best high school teams in Georgia converged at The Mount Vernon School in North Atlanta to battle for a title. Watch what happened.
 

Alabama

Catch a glimpse of the scene at Birmingham's Magic City ePLEX. Thompson High took the state title in League of Legends, while Bob Jones High took the crown in Rocket League.

Massachusetts

The best high school teams in the state gathered at Helix in Foxborough for the Massachusetts state championships. Watch what happened!

Georgia

The best high school teams in Georgia converged at The Mount Vernon School in North Atlanta to battle for a title. Watch what happened.

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PlayVS is
Easy to Use

You don’t need expertise — just passionate students and a willing coach.

We make esports a wonderful experience - regardless of experience - for players and coaches. Publisher partnerships provide seamless integrations for pain-free matches, robust statistics for scouting, performance-based scheduling for competitive matches, and live match-day support to handle any incidents. All you need is computers, players and a coach, our services and platform provide everything else your esports program needs.

No Experience Required

Let your students' passion power your program. As a coach, your first priority is to support that enthusiasm and empower your players to thrive.

Turn-Key Esports Solution

Scheduling, logistics, states, live match-day support — we handle the logistical legwork so you can focus on what matters: your players.

Our Features

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.

Regulated Gameplay

Our matchmaking system uses skill-based scheduling to ensure matches are competitive and as fair as possible.

Built-in Competitive Frameworks

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

Roster Management Tools

Our platform helps you make substitutions, configure your roster, keep track of performance, and keep in contact with your team.

Historical Stats & Standings

Track player progress with our detailed statistics. Keep track of where you stand with your state and regional rankings.

Student Privacy Pledge

As a proud signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, we are committed to respecting the privacy of our players and their schools.

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.

Direct Publisher Partnerships

Riot, Epic, Psyonix, and HiRez all entrust us to integrate their titles with our product. What's that mean for you? More stats. Easy match days.

Customer Support

Our esports specialists are standing-by to help you every step of the way. From on-boarding to activation, to match-days to IT, they're here to help.

“Coaching esports is my favorite thing that I have done as an educator. It allowed me to reach students that I connected with on a deeper level”

Matthew Bulka
Coach
Jefferson County Public Schools, KY

Our How-to Guides

How to Start

Don't be overwhelmed at the prospect of starting an esports program. Our helpful guide breaks it down into a series of simple steps.

Practice Guide

Not sure what an esports practice looks like? Not a problem. We've got suggestions, structure, drills, and exercises to get your players improving in no time.

Tryouts Guide

You've got WAY too many players. Now, what? Now, tryouts! And, we've got a guide to help you do that, too.
 

How to Start

Don't be overwhelmed at the prospect of starting an esports program. Our helpful guide breaks it down into a series of simple steps.

Practice Guide

Not sure what an esports practice looks like? Not a problem. We've got suggestions, structure, drills, and exercises to get your players improving in no time.

Tryouts Guide

You've got WAY too many players. Now, what? Now, tryouts! And, we've got a guide to help you do that, too.

Start building your esports program today.

Publisher Partnerships

Simplifying all logistical hurdles into a painless breeze.

“PlayVS' unique approach combines the recognition of state-sanctioned sports with an innovative technology platform, providing a great value for student competitors and a sustainable business model to ensure a stable future for high school esports. Extending our partnership with PlayVS advances our mission to establish League of Legends as a generational sport.” — Matt Birris, Scholastic Program Lead at Riot Games.

Partnered with leading game publishers

Partnered with the biggest game publishers for a premium, un-matched esports experience.

“Extending our partnership with PlayVS advances our mission to establish League of Legends as a generational sport.”

Matt Birris
Scholastic Program Lead
Riot Games

Our Esports

League of Legends

Two teams of five heroes battle for control of Summoner's Rift. It's exciting and tactical, like galaxy-brain chess.

Rocket League

Two teams of three players control cars in an arena for a game of soccer. Soccer with cars.

Fortnite

A 100-player PvP arena on a giant map. Duos (teams of 2) use building skills, destructible environments, and combat savvy to be the last one standing.

SMITE

Two teams of five heroes battle to take the opponent's base. Each hero comes with specific abilities and each base is defended by Phoenixes and a Titan.
 

League of Legends

Two teams of five heroes battle for control of Summoner's Rift. It's exciting and tactical, like galaxy-brain chess.

Rocket League

Two teams of three players control cars in an arena for a game of soccer. Soccer with cars.

Fortnite

A 100-player PvP arena on a giant map. Duos (teams of 2) use building skills, destructible environments, and combat savvy to be the last one standing.

SMITE

Two teams of five heroes battle to take the opponent's base. Each hero comes with specific abilities and each base is defended by Phoenixes and a Titan.

Make esports happen at your school.

Your Esports Journey Begins Here

Wherever gaming takes you, it starts right here.

Start your competitive career in high school and rise through the ranks. PlayVS keeps track of all your stats. Your improvements, accolades and victories — your experiences tell the story of your career. Whether you’re aiming to go to college, pros, or just want to compete with your friends, PlayVS helps you tell the story of your gaming life.

Unlock Opportunities

Logical Career Paths

For students, esports provides the perfect entryway to the booming video game industry. Gaming companies, like our partner Riot Games, offer exciting career opportunities across the entire business and creative spectrum.

Scholastic Benefits

Engaged students perform better in school. Esports has the unique ability to appeal to and engage a wider audience. For many of our players, esports is the first time they've participated in a coached, athletic activity.

The Collegiate Path

Collegiate esports is exploding. That translates into tens of millions of dollars in scholarships every year. Every season, more and more high-performing players on our platform get snapped up by top collegiate esports programs.

Beyond Esports

The gaming industry intersects with other large, thriving industries like entertainment and technology. Familiarity with the gaming ecosystem and esports landscape builds a student's knowledge-base for what's possible and where a career can take them.

“Esports and PlayVS have given students another opportunity to develop those critical 21st century skills.”

Justin Tolbert
Coach
Baker High School, AL

Read more about our community

Coach Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller was never a gamer. But, she saw the passion in her students and stepped up when they asked her to. Now, she’s fostered her school’s program through their first season and they’re looking towards the playoffs.

Hendrix College Scholarship

Malcom Matlock of Van Buren High School (Arkansas) accepted a very generous scholarship from Hendrix College to continue both his education and esports career at the next level.

Esports Scholarship

Last fall, West Blocton High (Alabama) alum Peyton Clark made use of his success in PlayVS’s Spring 2019 season. He enrolled in the nearby University of Montevallo with the help of an esports scholarship.
 

Coach Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller was never a gamer. But, she saw the passion in her students and stepped up when they asked her to. Now, she’s fostered her school’s program through their first season and they’re looking towards the playoffs.

Hendrix College Scholarship

Malcom Matlock of Van Buren High School (Arkansas) accepted a very generous scholarship from Hendrix College to continue both his education and esports career at the next level.

Esports Scholarship

Last fall, West Blocton High (Alabama) alum Peyton Clark made use of his success in PlayVS’s Spring 2019 season. He enrolled in the nearby University of Montevallo with the help of an esports scholarship.

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