Fortnite announce collegiate esports league with PlayVS

Fortnite has announced an official college esport league in partnership with PlayVS which will see players from across the US get the chance to be crowned the best student Fortnite player in the country.
Fortnite announce collegiate esports league with PlayVS
  • Fortnite partner with PlayVS for college esports program.
  • Seasons will be divided into a preseason, eight-week regular seasons, and playoffs.
  • Tournament format will be Duos.
  • US students will soon get the opportunity to play for their schools after Fortnite announced a partnership with PlayVS to create a collegiate esport program.

    The tournament will be open to all US enrolled college students over the age of 16, with registration for the Spring 2020 season closing on 28/02/2020.



    Each school year will have two seasons, a Fall season running from October to January and a Spring season from February to May. Each season will culminate in the Championship playoffs.

    Matches will be played every Wednesday at 8pm ET, players will have a two-hour window to collect as many points as possible.

    The top duo of each week will automatically qualify for the end-of-season playoffs called the Championship where the top 50 Duos from across the country will play 5 games to decide the season winner. Up to 6 Duos from each institution can be represented at the Championship. Players will be expected to play all their matches from computers on consoles located on-campus.

    There is no announced prize pool for the tournament - duos will be playing for prestige and for the chance to represent their university at a national level.

    PlayVS currently runs leagues in League of Legends, Rocket League, and Smite, with over 80,000 students signed up from over 13,000 schools. Players pay $64 per season to cover the cost of the league's administration.

    Fortnite's entry into collegiate esports is just the latest in a number of opportunities for college students to get involved in esports. Psyonix, developers of Rocket League, hosts an official Collegiate Rocket League tournament with a scholarship prizing pool of $75,000, while an increasing number of universities have varsity esport programs.