AAA Adding eSports

Arkansas Activities Association

The Arkansas Activities Association is throwing its hat in the ring in regards to eSports. In January the AAA Board of Directors voted to enter a partnership with PlayVs, an online gaming provider based out of Los Angeles, California. PlayVs has worked directly with the NFHS and NFHS Network to become the sole eSports league of member state associations.

“PlayVs is committed to high schools,” said Derek Walter, Assistant Executive Director of the AAA. “We are excited to partner with a company like PlayVs. They are committed to introducing eSports to our member schools in the most efficient way possible.” PlayVs partners with game developers to make sure games are team based, appropriate for students, and capable of being played on school computers to keep operating cost down. “Starting eSports in Arkansas is first and foremost about increasing participation in schools,” said Walter. “Our goal is for eSports to target students who don’t currently participate in activities like football, basketball, band, or drama.”    MORE
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