Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017.


Fortnite is a fantasy action game that can be played solo, duo, trio, and squad (4 member teams). Travel the world, build structures and outsmart opponents in exhilarating 3v3 combat within the PlayVS platform. Fortnite requires a tremendous amount of critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity from players to outwit and outplay your opponents and be the last player standing.

Fortnite is rated T for Teen.

How It’s Played

Fortnite Battle Royale is a player-versus-player game for up to 100 players. Players airdrop from a "Battle Bus" that crosses the game's map. When they land, they must scavenge for items, resources, and even vehicles while trying to stay alive and to attack and eliminate other players. Over the course of a round, the safe area of the map shrinks down in size due to an incoming storm; players outside that zone take damage and can be eliminated if they fail to quickly evacuate. This forces the remaining players into tighter spaces and encourages player encounters. These encounters typically require players to make quick decisions and build complex structures on the fly to gain a tactical advantage over their opponents. The last team remaining at the end is the winner.

League Structure

Team Size: 3

Regular Season Days: 8

Preseason Days: 3

Every week teams have up to 2 hours to play and earn points. The first 7 games will be used to tally the points for each Team.


Victory Royale = 10 points

2nd - 5th = 7 points

6th-10th = 5 points

11th - 15th = 3 points

Elimination Scoring:

Each Elimination: 1 Point, Eliminations for all players will be combined for a team’s total elimination score.

Top three teams from the week will clutch a spot in the Playoffs

*Point format and time limit are subject to change.

About PlayVS

PlayVS is building the infrastructure and platform for amateur esports, starting with high schools. We work directly with game publishers and states to build and operate sanctioned leagues across the country. Through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), PlayVS is empowering students to compete in esports on behalf of their high school, with the opportunity to win a championship, just like any other youth sport. Contact your local school’s principal or athletic director to get a program started and learn more at

Helpful Resources

Fortnite Rulebook

PlayVS Parents’ Guide to High School Esports

Questions? V.2.3

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