The playoffs for Esports Season Zero are underway!
Congratulations to the MDS Cavaliers from Mount de Sales Academy who were undefeated in the regular season and have made it to the top 16 teams! Their next round of matches will take place on January 15th at 4pm against The Wayne Train from Wayne County High School.
The first playoff matches have been completed and they have made it into the Top 16 for Season Zero, along with the following schools:
Team Alpha from Fayette County High School
Rebels Varsity from Fannin County High School
Spartans Red from Greater Atlanta Christian
White from Lambert High School
South Forsyth War Eagle from South Forsyth High School
Eagles Legacy from Atlanta International School
Cougars Blue from Brookstone School
Trojans from Carrollton High School
Mustangs: PTW from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Crimson from Lambert High School
Alpha Dawgs from Forsyth Central High School
Blue Generals from Heritage High School
Orthus from Denmark High School
Blue Devils from Columbus High School
A huge congratulations to all!
Schools and students alike have already seen the tremendous benefits of participating in esports during Season Zero:
“The kids that are participating here have dramatically pulled up their grades to be eligible. It gives this small group a reason to come to school.”
Coach Catherine Turner, Lafayette High School, GA
To start an esports program at your school, visit PlayVS.com to create an account. You’ll be able to invite an esports coach and students to join. Once the season begins, students just login to PlayVS on campus to play.
The deadline to register for this upcoming Inaugural Season is February 8th.
INAUGURAL SEASON STRUCTURE
The regular season will run from February 25th - April 22nd.
Matches will be played at 4pm on the following days for each league:
Tuesdays: League of Legends - Two consecutive games against a single opponent
Wednesdays: SMITE - Two consecutive games against a single opponent
Thursdays: Rocket League - Best of five match against a single opponent
Each school is required to have an esports coach who is onsite for all matches.
Each League of Legends and SMITE team consists of 5 starting players. Rocket League teams consists of 3 starting players. Each school is able to build as many teams as they’d like across every game title.
Each student needs the following: one computer/laptop and one set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headset). Students can use their own, or schools could provide. Jerseys are optional.
The participation fee for each student is $64/season, which can be paid by students, sponsors, or directly covered by the school.
With the PlayVS online portal, getting your school started takes less than 20 minutes! Learn more and get started below.