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High School

Where Gamers Become Athletes

School pride, uniforms, and official state championships — PlayVS brings all the excitement of varsity competition to esports.

A Structured, Coached Experience

We believe esports is a sport. Teamwork, communication, practices, and skill refinement -- all these benefits of sports apply to esports. That’s why PlayVS High School leagues require a coach to provide the structure of a high school sport.

National Federation of State High School Associations

Sanctioning high school competition for over 100 years, the NFHS decides what a high school sport is. Through our partnership, our platform is the only place to play recognized, varsity-level esports.

Esports Leagues in all 50 States + DC

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Our High School Leagues

Esports for Every School’s Needs

From NFHS and state association recognized varsity esports leagues to regional, interstate competition — our platform powers esports in a way that meets any school’s needs.

Play for a State Championship and More

With championships come memories, accolades and trophies. We like to make sure you get much more than that. Scholarship money towards your future and exclusive merchandise from our industry partners are how we top off those championship feelings.

22 State Association Partnerships (And Growing)

Each individual state partner crowns a new, official state champion every season.

Put Your Best Against Their Best

Varsity puts each school's best teams in leagues with the best team from each school in their state.

How High School Leagues Work

All PlayVS leagues operate on the same schedule: two seasons (Fall and Spring) of league play followed by playoffs to crown a champion. Participation is $1,024 for 16 players per season.

Match days are the same every week

Ready to turn your students into esports athletes?

Make an Impact with High School Esports

Nearly half of the high school students enrolled in esports programs did not participate in any extra-curriculur activities beforehand, per a PlayVS survey of Fall '20 season players. Esports is a cost-effective way to engage more students!

Free to Get Started

Full games, all characters unlocked and every bit of logistics and support. Season Pass means two things: players can focus on playing and coaches can focus on coaching. PlayVS handles the rest.


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Cost per player for a PlayVS Season Pass
  • Millions In College Scholarships
  • No Travel Required
  • No Risk Of Long-Term Physical Harm
  • Direct Path To Fast Growing Industry (Gaming)
  • Open To All Students Regardless Of Gender Or Ability

Traditional Sports

/ per student, per season
Fees calculated on Average cost per season of U.S. High School Sports
  • Millions In College Scholarships
  • No Travel Required
  • No Risk Of Long-Term Physical Harm
  • Direct Path To Fast Growing Industry (Gaming)
  • Open To All Students Regardless Of Gender Or Ability
Source: The National Youth Sport Survey (Aspen Institute)

Official Partner of the NFHS

Available in all 50 states, our exclusive publisher partnerships allow us to feature popular titles like League of Legends, Rocket League, and SMITE - with additional titles coming soon.
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For Students

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Start Your Gaming Career
With direct game integrations and regulated leagues, we ensure your esports career begins with the most detailed record of your performance AND that it happens on a level playing field.
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With our paid plans, fully-unlocked characters and games mean you get the full depth of experience each title offers. No grinding or paying for individual access, it’s all included in our pricing.
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Win a Championship
PlayVS is where varsity esports happen. As a varsity athlete, the level of competition never stops improving and that makes your potential championship that much more impressive.
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For Schools

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We Let Coaches Coach
PlayVS handles the headaches of running a sports program. We coordinate with the NFHS Network and your state associations. We resolve match disputes. We allow coaches to focus on what matters — students.
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One flat fee unlocks a student’s entire varsity esports season. No paying for referees, extra equipment, transportation to away matches, field maintenance or other traditional sports expenses. We take care of everything.
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From scheduling to maintaining detailed statistics to live on-demand IT support, we make sure your foray into esports is a painless one.

Stay ahead of the game with an esports program.

Esports Scholarships

Currently, hundreds of colleges and universities offer tens of millions of dollars in esports scholarship money. That number grows substantially every year as more and more schools spin up esports programs.

“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


Are you ready?

Esports aren’t the future.

They’re the present.

Come play with PlayVS.