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This is a contract between you and PlayVS. You must read and agree to these terms before enrolling or competing in the esports League. If you do not agree, you may not enroll or compete in the esports League and may not compete or receive an Award. You may enroll or compete in the esports League and compete for an Award only if you can form a binding contract with PlayVS, and only in compliance with these Program Terms, Rules and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. Participation in the esports League or receipt of an Award is not available to any person previously removed or disqualified from the esports League or disqualified from the receipt of Award by PlayVS.
Participation in the esports League is limited to students who enroll and compete in esports League for Fall 2021 season and/or Spring 2022 season.
Additional Award Details
Subject to the terms of these Program Terms, if you (whether competing individually or as part of a team) or your teams is validly enrolled for the Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 season of the esports League, you are eligible to compete to win a share of a PlayVS Award pool (i.e., a pool of funds that will be used to fund Awards for the winning teams), so long as you compete in at least four (4) regular season matches as part of the esports League, as determined by PlayVS in its sole discretion, and as long as you satisfy any other eligibility criteria that PlayVS may establish in writing and communicated to you from time to time. You acknowledge and agree Awards may vary in value by achievement and game title in which you or your team compete in. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, a winning team is eligible for Awards only if every enrolled player on the team participates in at least one match day, inclusive of substitutes. A team may allow for one substitute of a team member so long as the substitute meets the eligibility qualifications set forth herein and identified on the roster prior to the end of the enrollment period for the team, as described on PlayVS’s website. Substitutes added to the team after the enrollment period are ineligible for Award prizes.
You and your team (if you are part of a team) may only compete in titles approved by PlayVS, as set forth on its website, pursuant to any other terms and conditions provided to you by PlayVS.
PlayVS has committed $340,000 in aggregate Awards in the form of scholarship or cash prizes for the 2021-2022 scholastic year, of which $200,000 will be allocated for Youth League, and $140,000 for High School. Additionally, PlayVS has committed $100,000 in aggregate Awards in the form of cash prizes for the Fall 2021 season for College. Awards vary by title (i.e., game titles, such as Fortnite), competition group (as determined by PlayVS) and level of achievement as outlined on PlayVS’ website and marketing materials. For a full breakdown of prizing, please see here. Any game title or esports League added after the start of the Fall 2021 season will be excluded from cash prizing for the 2021-2022 school year.
Fall 2021 season of the esports League starts on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and ends by Thursday, December 23, 2021 for High School; starts on Monday, September 27, 2021 and ends by Monday, November 22, 2021 for College; and starts on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 and ends on Friday, December 17, 2021 for Youth League. Spring 2022 start and end dates will be announced at a later time. You and your team (if you are part of a team) must be enrolled by the end of the open enrollment period within each season to qualify for Awards and any outstanding invoices/fees must be fully paid, where applicable. PlayVS reserves the right to extend the registration window for either or both seasons of the esports League. Teams that play in either season are eligible to qualify for Awards related to the specific season in which they are participating.
PlayVS will announce Award winners after the conclusion of the Spring 2022 season; provided, however, PlayVS may delay any announcement if any additional programming is necessary to determine final season outcomes on a state, regional or national level, as solely determined by PlayVS. Awards amounts will be based on criteria outlined within each title’s prizing information outlined on PlayVS’ website/marketing materials throughout the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons. Individual Awards will be based on cumulative statistics throughout the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 seasons. All scholarship and cash prizes will be paid prior to August 30, 2022. If Fall 2021 season statistics or matches are not available, then individual Awards will be based solely on statistics from the Spring 2022 season.
High School prizing will not be awarded for All State and/or All Regional. League of Legends and Rocket League prizing will be paid out to PlayVS Cup winners. FIFA 21 winners from the Fall 2021 season will be invited to PlayVS Cup. Madden 21 winners from the Fall 2021 season will be invited to PlayVS Cup and compete against the Spring 2022 Madden 22 winners. PlayVS will provide a copy of Madden 22 to all Fall 2021 Madden 21 winners in order for them to compete alongside the Spring 2022 Madden 22 winners in the PlayVS Cup. Fall 2021 Overwatch Youth League prizing was paid out to Fall 2021 winners. Spring 2022 Overwatch Youth Program winners will be invited to PlayVS Cup to compete, where prizing will be paid out to the PlayVS Cup winners.
Individual Award recipients will receive the proceeds of the Award by means approved by PlayVS, including, at the election of PlayVS, by (i) check payable only to an eligible school which was identified by you in connection with your enrollment in the esports League and approved by PlayVS, or (ii) direct payment to a deposit or checking account identified by the Award recipient or by the eligible school. You agree not to contest or challenge the means by which Awards are disbursed or if PlayVS directly distributes Awards to an eligible school. Awards will be disbursed by PlayVS or its third party service provider or payment processor (“Third Party Processor”). If Awards are is disbursed by check or electronic fund transfer, PlayVS may, at its election, make (or instruct its Third Party Processor to make) such check or electronic fund transfer payable to you or the eligible school’s finance department. If your Award winnings exceed the amounts due from you to the eligible school, you must cooperate with the eligible school to determine distribution methods to receive any excess Award amounts. Student-athletes and students who are covered by various Federal grants are responsible for ensuring that receipt of Award does not impact eligibility in such grants. PlayVS reserves the right to change the method of scholarship or cash prize distribution or distribution partner at any time.
Awards may be administered in partnership with third parties partnering with PlayVS, including Third Party Processors. PlayVS reserves the right to change the method of Award distribution or distribution partner, including Third Party Processor, at any time. Scholarships will be distributed through Scholarship America.
Esports League Competition Rules
It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand and will abide by the standard PlayVS esports League rules at all times (the “Rules”), and that you review the standard Rules from time to time as they may change. Rules may also apply to specific game titles, and you may find such Rules on the PlayVS website. Your failure to follow the Rules may result in termination of your enrollment and participation in the esports League and your eligibility for an Award.
You may not engage in the following prohibited activities: sharing of personal information (your name, phone number, home address, and password) with other players competing in the esports League; substituting yourself for more than one competition within the same competition group; lying, or cheating to gain competitive advantage; collusion with another person to attempt to gain an unfair advantage; impersonating any person or misrepresenting the players identity; intentionally creating lag or disconnecting their internet connection; any behavior that is likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any person; any behavior that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, violent, hateful, sexually explicit, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable behavior; advocating, promoting, or assisting in any illegal activity; using any service we provide in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. or other countries); or impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity.
Any violation of these Program Terms or Rules may result in the forfeiture of any Award you may be eligible for or may have otherwise won.
Term, Termination and Survival
Limitation of Liability
Participation and prizing eligibility is open only to students in the United States and Canada. Awards are not redeemable for cash, and there are no substitutions. PlayVS reserves the right to define qualifying criteria to determine Award winners. PlayVS reserves the right to alter or end this offering or any Award at any time, and for any reason, without notice.