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PlayVS is building an online platform that will let teen gamers form eSports teams at their high schools, compete with players from other schools, and battle for titles at state championships. The Company has the rights to introduce video games as a sport in 20K high schools nationwide.

HQSanta Monica, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)108
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at PlayVS

Delane Parnell

Delane Parnell

Bryan Smiley

Bryan Smiley

Dawid Loubser

Dawid Loubser

Laz Alberto

Laz Alberto

VP of Business Development
Sean Yalda

Sean Yalda

Head of Product
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PlayVS Office Locations

PlayVS has offices in Santa Monica and Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA, US (HQ)
1447 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA, US
2236 S Barrington Ave
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PlayVS Financials and Metrics

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PlayVS total Funding

$96.2 m

PlayVS latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

PlayVS investors

PlayVS's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $50 m. In total, PlayVS has raised $96.2 m
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PlayVS News and Updates

PlayVS is halfway to recruiting every state into its global esports community

Millions of high school kids play online multiplayer games, but they seldom have crosstown rivals in Fortnite or Valorant. PlayVS wants to make that happen with its platform for school-sponsored esports, and it’s growing like crazy, doubling its staff in the last year and putting thousands of school…

PlayVS founder Delane Parnell is coming to Disrupt 2020

Gaming has always been one of the world’s most massive niches, but as game-streaming and eSports have drifted to the forefront of mainstream culture, it’s clear that there’s plenty of room left for the industry to expand. One harbinger of this shift has been the widespread adoption of eSports league…

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. Battery Ventures, Dick Costolo and Adam Bain of 01 Advisors, Sapphire Sport, Michael Zeisser, Dennis P…

PlayVS raises $50 million more for high school esports platform

PlayVS has raised $50 million for its platform for high school esports. The round means that the Los Angeles company has raised $96 million in 15 months.

High School Esports Company PlayVS Raises $50 Million In Series C

PlayVS, which develops software used to operate high school esports competitions, announced today that it completed a $50 million Series C funding round.
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PlayVS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was PlayVS founded?

    PlayVS was founded in 2016.

  • Who are PlayVS key executives?

    PlayVS's key executives are Delane Parnell, Bryan Smiley and Dawid Loubser.

  • How many employees does PlayVS have?

    PlayVS has 108 employees.

  • Who are PlayVS competitors?

    Competitors of PlayVS include Hiber, Lootcakes and Polyarc.

  • Where is PlayVS headquarters?

    PlayVS headquarters is located at 1447 2nd St, Santa Monica.

  • Where are PlayVS offices?

    PlayVS has offices in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

  • How many offices does PlayVS have?

    PlayVS has 2 offices.