By Dana Sanchez
PlayVS, a venture-backed startup that is building the online and offline infrastructure for high school esports, partnered in 2018 with game publisher Riot Games to bring League of Legends to U.S. high schools.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-based tech company (pronounced “Play Versus”) and its founder and CEO, Delane Parnell, announced a new deal that expands on the earlier partnership.
Students who are in PlayVS leagues will have access to every League of Legends champion in the game, PlayVS said in a statement.
“While this may not seem like a big deal, it allows the students to be able to play what is needed for their team and saves them quite a bit of time and money,” the company said.
During the Fall 2019 season, 80 percent of PlayVS participating schools had at least one League of Legends team.