PlayVS

PlayVS

PlayVS is a company providing a platform for esports competitions for high school students.

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September 18, 2019

PlayVS picks up $50 million Series C to build out high school esports

PlayVS, the platform that allows high school students to compete on varsity esports teams through their school, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series C led by existing investor NEA.

September 2019

PlayVS raises a $50,000,000 series C round from Battery Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Michael Ovitz, 01 Advisors, Dennis Phelps, Michael Zeisser, Dick Costolo, Adam Bain, Sapphire Ventures and Sapphire Sport.

November 2018

PlayVS raises a $30,500,000 series B round from Samsung NEXT, Adidas, New Enterprise Associates, Plexo Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, Sean Combs, Science, WndrCo and Coatue Management.

June 2018

PlayVS raises a $15,000,000 series A round from Kevin Lin, Anthony Saleh, CrossCut Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Russell Okung, 49ers Enterprises, Cross Culture Ventures, Michael Dubin, Baron Davis, Science, Paul Judge and Kelvin Beachum.

April 2018

PlayVS provides and manages the technical platform that allows high schools in the United States to create esports teams and participate in leagues with neighboring schools.

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Alinn Louv

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Dawid Loubser

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Delane Parnell

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Heather Shelton

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Josh Pollick

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Laz Alberto

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Michael Jones

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Peter Pham

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Sean Yalda

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Will S

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Zach Carter

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Aubri Juhasz
January 24, 2020
NPR.org
Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table -- more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.
Jordan Crook
January 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Fortnite, one of the world's most popular games, will now be an official high school sport and college sport thanks to an LA-based startup called PlayVS . The company has partnered with Epic Games to bring competitive league play to the collegiate and high school level. This also marks PlayVS's entry into colleges and universities. PlayVS [...]
Jordan Crook
September 18, 2019
TechCrunch
PlayVS, the platform that allows high school students to compete on varsity esports teams through their school, has today announced the close of a $50 million Series C led by existing investor NEA. Battery Ventures, Dick Costolo and Adam Bain of 01 Advisors, Sapphire Sport, Michael Zeisser, Dennis Phelps of IVP and cofounder of CAA [...]

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