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 spring esports league.
Esports is the easiest way to provide students a fulfilling and rewarding experience on campus with minimal investment. This fall, there are 28 schools with over 250 students participating in the official TAPPS esports league. For XX of these schools, this was their first season. All they needed was a willing coach and 1-3 students to kick off their program, no prior esports experience required.
Esports is engaging new students on your campuses, with over 45% of students participating on PlayVS reporting that esports is their first school activity. Students are boosting strategic thinking and communication skills during game play, while also developing school pride and a sense of belonging as they progress throughout the season. All done remotely, with equipment already available on campus and no travel required.
We’d like to invite you to get involved with our upcoming Spring season kicking off February 2023 with PlayVS. We are proud to partner with PlayVS to power our esports leagues. Together, we’re able to provide many benefits to your schools including:
- Engage a new subset of your student population in school sponsored activities at half the cost of dues as other school activities (estimated at $150 per student).
- Compete from campus – no travel costs required compared to other sports.
- PlayVS has provided over $700K in scholarships to high school students across the country creating more opportunities for students to continue their education.
- Additionally, through PlayVS, TAPPS schools have received over $18,000 in free Nintendo hardware and software to kickstart their esports programs over the last year. Your school may be eligible to receive free Nintendo hardware and software to get started this Spring.
Please fill out this survey to help us better understand your school’s readiness for esports:
TAPPS Spring 23 Esports Interest Survey
By filling out the survey your school will receive a special discount to enroll for the Spring 2023 season. The PlayVS team and TAPPS are here to help you get started.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 254-947-9268 or by email at [email protected].