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Nintendo Games Steps onto the High School Competitive Gaming Stage!

Super Smash Bros.ᵀᴹ Ultimate and Splatoonᵀᴹ 2 Join the PlayVS Lineup in Fall ‘21

PlayVS is proud to be the official scholastic partner of Nintendo with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 games joining our high school leagues starting this Fall season. You heard that right; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 are now officially recognized high school varsity athletics! 

With these two beloved games joining our roster, the competitive high school community just got bigger, better, and even more fun with Nintendo. Students from all over the country will be able to put their skills to the test in exciting league formats, team play, and more as the next season kicks off September 27th, 2021 — and we cannot wait for you to be a part of it!

As the premier provider for students in the ever-growing world of competitive gaming, PlayVS enables high school teams around the country to compete against each other through online matches and seasonal leagues. In this partnership with Nintendo, PlayVS becomes the home for high schoolers to compete in officially sanctioned Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 leagues.

As part of the PlayVS and Nintendo partnership, we will provide a Nintendo Switch™ system to hundreds of select qualifying schools, and 3,000 select schools will receive either a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Splatoon 2 game and a Nintendo Switch Online 12-month Individual Membership*. (More details to come!)

If you’re a high school student or faculty member interested in competing this upcoming season, enroll today at

New to the games or want a refresher?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Enter the fray with some of Nintendo's most beloved characters like Mario, Link, and more in this ultimate showdown.

  • Genre: Action
  • Competition Format: 1 vs 1, teams of 3
  • System: Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2 

Control your team's turf, splat your enemies, and ink your path to victory in this colorful, fast-paced, 4-on-4 action multiplayer game. 

  • Genre: Action Multiplayer
  • Competition Format: Teams of 4
  • System: Nintendo Switch

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Membership will auto-renew at the end of 12 months. Terms apply.