Athletic Directors, Fine Art Directors and Program Directors,

July 8, 2022

Good afternoon!

Esports has become a fast growing sport!  Thousands of young people across the nation are receiving scholarships because of their gaming skills.  Below is some information from PlayVS on how your school can become active in the TAPPS esports league.

Thousands of high schools across the country are reaching a brand-new student body by offering esports and unlocking many student benefits along the way. In just the past year, the number of schools represented by the TAPPS esports league has grown to 25 schools. Don’t miss out on the experience! The Fall season starts September 2022.

 Click here to complete this short survey by July 31, 2022, to help us understand esports interest in your school. As a small token of our appreciation for your time, we’ll randomly select five (5) winners to receive a $50 gift card for participation in the survey.

Some key facts on why you should consider esports:

  • 25 participating schools
  • TAPPS schools have received free Nintendo hardware and software from PlayVS over the last academic year. New schools who sign up before 7/31 are also eligible for the upcoming year
  • 45% of students involved in esports haven’t participated in any other school sport or activity
  • $500-$3K annual operating budget — Esports cost a fraction of other sports and offers similar benefits
  • More than 200 colleges are offering +$20 million in esports scholarships
  • New titles added for the upcoming year including:
    • NBA2K – select number of discounted copies available exclusively through PlayVS
    • Hearthstone – Hearthstone unlocked is available as soon as you enroll ($2.2K value per team)
  • ‘21-’22 TAPPS Esports Champions: The Village School, Grace Preparatory Academy, Bishop Lynch High School
  • Schools signing up before 7/31 can take advantage of Early Bird Pricing

    • Per Player Plan: $64 per Player (20% discount) normally $80
    • Annual Unlimited Plan: $2,400 (20% discount) normally $3,000
    • Single Season Unlimited: $1,350 (10% discount) normally $1,500

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.  You may reach us by phone at 254-947-9268 or by email at [email protected].

Have a blessed day!

Rhonda Smith
Director of Fine Arts