There are two types of leagues that schools may compete in - state leagues and regional leagues.
State leagues are available for our partnered athletic or activity associations and for any state that has significant adoption to operate any given title. State leagues are made up of member schools within partnered athletic or activity associations. Schools can enroll unlimited teams in their state leagues and are eligible to qualify and compete in an end-of-season tournament. The game titles available are determined in collaboration between the partnered state association and PlayVS, and available titles will vary from league to league.
Regional leagues are made up of schools typically within the same time zone in the United States and Canada. Some states that cross multiple time zones may have access to additional regional leagues to match that timezone during enrollment. Additionally, larger regional leagues may be split into subregional leagues to enhance the competitive experience. Schools can enroll unlimited teams in the regional leagues and are eligible to qualify and compete in an end-of-season tournament. There are regional leagues available for all game titles that PlayVS offers.
All leagues are monitored and reviewed to ensure all competitions are healthy and viable. The minimum number of teams needed for a league to be healthy is 20. In the event that there are not enough or too many teams enrolled in a given league, PlayVS will consolidate or expand a league to improve the quality of competition. All teams moved in this way will be notified of the change immediately.
For state leagues that are in-season, State Associations will determine all prizing provided for the top team(s) in that individual state league.
For state leagues that are not in-season (or in off-season), PlayVS may provide a plaque for the winning and runner-up teams for that individual state league.
For all regional leagues, PlayVS will provide a trophy to the winning and runner-up teams for that individual regional league.
Can I create more than one team?
Yes. Schools can create and enroll unlimited teams in a given league.
Can multiple teams from one school advance to playoffs?
Yes. Multiple-player esport titles, such as League of Legends and Rocket League, will have a maximum of two (2) eligible teams per school that can make playoffs.
Single-player esports, such as Madden and NBA 2K, will have a maximum of four (4) eligible teams per school that can make playoffs.
How do I know what league I am enrolled in?
All regional leagues will have “Region” in the name of the league, while all state leagues will have the partnered athletic or activity association in the name of the league.
The names of the league can be found on either the Competitions page, the Manage Enrollments page, or the roster card under Manage Teams once a team has been enrolled.
What time will regular season matches take place?
Match start times are determined by the partnered association or the region's time zone. For more information, check out the current season schedule in our Help Center.