MSAA High School Esports with PlayVS

MSAA Esports Spring 2023 State Championship Winners

League of Legends

State Champions:

Shrewsbury High School – Gatekeepers: Steven Hu, Isaac Wolfus, Callan Fitch, John Qiu, Kenneth Nguyen, Dominic Iannelli, and Yara Nabih

Coach: Nick Krefting

Finalists:

Ipswich High School – Tigers: Behnji Dessources, Tyler Sardinas, Maddox Sardinas, Sau-Lok Ma, Alexander Wilt, Reilly Miner, William Gysan, Peter Joss-Green, and Sam Jones

Coach: Jim Evans

Rocket League

State Champions: 

Tewksbury Memorial High School – RL TMHS: Peter Impink, Anirudhh Harlalka, Toffy Beyloune, Jonas Jimenez, and Chris Arbogast

Coach: Sanford Arbogast

Finalists: 

Shrewsbury High School – SHS CEOs: Alex Anderson, Vincent Lam, Robin Oxley-Luyster and Conner Morin

Coach: Nick Krefting

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions:

Swampscott High School – Mashers: Ian Stadtlander, Nayle Qureshi, and Josh Ceballos

Coach: Ana Monteiro

Finalists: 

Dartmouth High School – Smash 1: Deron Smoot, Lucas Waite, and Orlando Riley

Coach: Eric Bosworth

General Team Information

Each school is required to have an esports coach who is onsite for all matches. Esports teams are all inclusive and can vary across skill, age and gender. Each student needs the following: one computer/laptop and one set of peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headset). Students can use their own, or schools could provide these. Jerseys are optional. The participation fee for each student is $64/season. Official competition rules and gameplay settings will be sent at a later date.

MSAA Esports Fall 2022
State Championship

Date:                Saturday, Dec. 10

Location:         HELIX eSports at Patriot Place

Registration:   8:00 AM for RL and SSB

                         1:00 PM for LOL

Game Times:   9:00 AM – RL and SSB, semi-finals

                         10:45 AM – RL State Final match

                         12:15 PM – SSB State Final match

                         1:45 PM – LOL State Final match

The event is open to all teams and players.  Please feel free to attend and cheer on all MSAA esports participants!

Watch the live stream here!  https://www.youtube.com/c/PlayVS


 

Click here to visit the official PlayVS website. View season info, titles, league standings, statistics, and past champions; schedule a consultation or sign up to get started.

Season Registration Deadlines
Enrollment opens 3/28/22
Registration deadline for most leagues 9/16/22

Season Schedule
Preseason: 9/5/22
Regular Season: 9/26/22
Playoffs: 11/21/22
Fall Championships: TBA

Weekly Schedule
Tuesdays: League of Legends, Splatoon 2
Wednesdays: Super Smash Bros.Ultimate
Thursdays: Rocket League, Madden, Mario-Kart 8 Deluxe, Hearthstone
*Important: Due to NBA 2K23 having a mid-September game release, it will follow an independent Fall ’22 NBA 2K23 schedule.

Fall 2023 Schedule
  • Enrollment opens: 4/10/23
  • Registration deadline for most leagues: 9/22/23 (at 11:59 PM league time)
  • Preseason: Weeks of 9/11/23 & 9/18/23
  • Regular Season: 9/25/23 – 11/17/23
  • Playoffs: 11/27/23 – 12/8/23
  • Fall Championships: Thursday, 12/14/23


CLICK HERE for additional information

Esports in Massachusetts

The MSAA has partnered with PlayVS to bring esports to high schools throughout Massachusetts. Esports, or competive gaming, is the fastest-growing high school sport in the country and, much like traditional sports, requires teamwork, critical thinking, and communication to achieve success. Howerver, esports goes ever further to create a barrier-breaking, all-inclusive environment with a strong sense of community. All games are selected based on their competitiveness and strategy and are rated E for Everyone.

A few key facts on why you should consider MSAA esports:

• 45 participating schools
• 1,243 registered players
• 27 students per school program
• Students who participate feel more connected and motivated, leading to improved attendance, grades, graduation rates, and other positive outcomes.
• Over $15 million in esports scholarships are available.

What is Esports: Link
How does the PlayVS league work: Link
School Onboarding (Setup your schools Esports program): Link

System Requirements/Recommended Specs

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
 2 GHz processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
 1 GB RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and newer)
 8 GB available hard disk space
 Shader version 2.0 capable video card
 Screen resolutions up to 1920×1200
 Support for DirectX v9.0c or better
 Windows XP (Service Pack 3 ONLY), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
RECOMMENDED SPECS:
 3 GHz processor
 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM for Windows Vista and higher)
 12 GB available hard disk space
 Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB or higher Video Memory(VRAM))
 Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
 Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with the latest service pack installed
 The latest update to .NET Framework from Microsoft

Games

State Leagues

Rocket League
League of Legends
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Regional Leagues

Splatoon 2
Madden 22
Mario Kart
Hearthstone
NBA 2K3

League of Legends

State Champions:

Shrewsbury High School – Gatekeepers: Steven Hu, Isaac Wolfus, Callan Fitch, John Qiu, Kenneth Nguyen, and Dominic Iannelli

Coach: Nick Krefting

Finalists:

Newton South – Newton South esports: Russell Lee, Tom Shimoni, David Lee, Isacc Chan, Edward Park, and Alexander Li

Coach: Claus Hinck

Rocket League

State Champions: 

Tewksbury Memorial High School – RL TMHS: Peter Impink, Anirudhh Harlalka, Toffy Beyloune, Jonas Jimenez, and Chris Arbogast

Coach: Sanford Arbogast

Finalists: 

Shrewsbury High School – SHS CEOs: Alex Anderson, Vincent Lam, Robin Oxley-Luyster and Conner Morin

Coach: Nick Krefting

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions:

Swampscott High School – Mashers: Ian Stadtlander, Nayle Qureshi, and Josh Ceballos

Coach: Ana Monteiro

Finalists:

Dartmouth High School – Dartmouth HS Smash 1: Deron Smoot, Orlando Riley, Adam Oliveira, and Lucas Waite

Coach: Eric Bosworth

MSAA Fall 2022 State Champions

Past Champions and Finalists

Season 0 - Fall 2018

League of Legends: 

State Champion: 
Shrewsbury High School

Finalist:
Newton South High School

Season 1 - Spring 2019

League of Legends: 

State Champion: 
Shrewsbury High School

Finalist:
Lowell High School

Rocket League: 

State Champion: 
Shrewsbury High School

Finalist:
Oliver Ames High School

Season 2 - Fall 2019

League of Legends: 

State Champion: 
Shrewsbury High School

Finalist:
Acton Boxborough High School

Rocket League: 

State Champion: 
Shrewsbury High School

Finalist:
Andover High School

Spring 2020 - No Championships (Pandemic)
Season 3 - Fall 2020

League of Legends: 

State Champion:  Natick High School

Finalist: Shrewsbury High School

Rocket League:

Champions: Shrewsbury High School

Finalist: David Prouty High School

Season 4 - Spring 2021

League of Legends
State Champions:
Shrewsbury High School “Gatekeepers”

Finalists:
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School 

Rocket League:

State Champions:
Shrewsbury High School “CEO’s” 

Finalists: 
Wachusett Regional High School “WachuLeaguers” 

Season 5 - Fall 2021

League of Legends

State Champions:

Shrewsbury Sr. High School – Gatekeepers
Finalists: 

Wachusett Reg. High School- Wachusett Wardens

Rocket League

State Champions: Shrewsbury Sr. High School – CEOs
Finalists: Tewksbury Memorial High School – RL TMHS Techs

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions: 

Northbridge High School – Super Smith Bros.
Finalists:

 Minnechaug Regional High School – Falcons

Season 6 - Spring 2022

League of Legends

State Champions: 

Acton Boxborough RHS

Finalists:

Saint John’s High School – Shrewsbury

Rocket League

State Champions:

David Prouty High School 

Finalists:

Tewksbury Memorial High School

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions:

Northbridge High School

Finalists:

Swampscott High School

Season 7 - Fall 2022

League of Legends

State Champions: 

Shrewsbury High School

Finalists:

Newton South High School

Rocket League

State Champions:

Tewksbury Memorial High School

Finalists:

Shrewsbury High School

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions:

Swampscott High School

Finalists:

Dartmouth High School

Season 8 - Spring 2023

League of Legends

State Champions: 

Shrewsbury High School

Finalists:

Ipswich South High School

Rocket League

State Champions:

Tewksbury Memorial High School

Finalists:

Shrewsbury High School

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions:

Swampscott High School

Finalists:

Dartmouth High School