Nintendo partners with PlayVS for official high school Splatoon and Smash esports

Nintendo has started a new partnership with PlayVS, a startup that provides a platform for high school and college esports competitions, that will see Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 join PlayVs’ high school leagues starting on Sept. 20. With this partnership, the two Nintendo titles are now “officially recognized varsity athletics at participating high schools beginning in Fall 2021,” according to Nintendo of America. Students from all over the U.S. will be able to compete in official high school leagues of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.