esports league is coming to high schools and colleges thanks to an organization called PlayVS.PlayVS is a startup that’s building an esports league at the high school — and now college — level. The company announced that Fortnite will be joining its lineup of official esports games alongside Rocket League.
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High schools that sign up with PlayVS will be organized into a regional conference, just like traditional sports. Conferences are determined by geographic locations for high schools, though the College conference will vary.
Teams are made up of two players competing in Fortnite Duos and schools can register an unlimited number of teams. Top teams at the end of a season will get a chance to compete in the playoffs and then a championship match. There’s no requirement for platforms, meaning players can compete on whatever hardware they choose.
Epic Games already hosts its esports league for Fortnite, but the company is partnering with PlayVS to bring the competitive version of the game to the high school and college level. Other game developers like Blizzard also host their collegiate esports league for games like Overwatch and Hearthstone.PlayVS says the official season of Fortnite esports for colleges and universities begins on March 2, 2020, while the high school season begins on February 24, 2020.
Check out IGN’s Fortnite guide for tips, strategies, and more if you’re interested in competing in Fortnite at the competitive level.
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