MSAA High School Esports with PlayVS

Visit the official PlayVS home of Massachusetts High School Esports. View season info, titles, league standings, statistics, and past champions; schedule a consultation or sign up to get started.

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

MSAA Esports Spring Season Begins February 2022 Dates TBA

General Guidelines

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 Spring 2022 State Champions

League of Legends

State Champions:

Acton Boxborough RHS – AB Esports

Ben Lu (Senior), Nicholas Dovnar (Senior), Rolan Chen (Senior), Jason Sulllivan (Senior), Andrew Jin (Senior) and Ryan Edmunds (Senior).

Substitutes: Evan Xu, Jason Sulllivan

Coach: Brian Picca

Finalists:

Saint John’s High School – Shrewsbury 
Pioneer E-Sports Red

Coach: Gregory Blondin

Rocket League

State Champions: 

David Prouty High School – Panthers DP

Jacob Bergeron (Senior), Brennan Ogert (Senior), and Joseph Havalotti (Senior). 

Coach: Tab Bassett

Finalists: 

Tewksbury Memorial High School – RL TMHS Techs

Peter Impink (Sophomore), Anirudhh “Andy” Harlalka (Junior), and Toffy Beyloune (Freshman).

Substitute: Christopher Arbogast (Freshman)

Coach: Sanford Arbogast

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

State Champions:

Northbridge High School – Super Smith Bros.  Christopher Smith (Senior), Patrick Smith (Senior), Christopher “Chip” Gagner (Senior) and Matthew Smith (Freshman).

Coach: Chris Miller

Finalists:

Swampscott High School – Mashers

Joshua Ceballos (Junior), Maddox Leveque (Senior), Ian Stadtlander (Junior), 

Substitute: Hamed Harara (Senior). 

Coach: Ana Monteiro

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