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PlayVS wants every high school to have an eSports team

Nearly 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada are actively recruiting for esports scholarships. But unlike other sports, there is currently no real infrastructure for high school esports. PlayVS , a Science-backed startup out of Los Angeles, is looking to change that. Founded by Delane Parnell, PlayVS has signed an exclusive contract with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) to provide support in building the infrastructure for high school esports, allowing students to play esports on behalf of their school all the way to the state championship level. Most of us have participated in high school sports in some way, but many of us aren’t aware of all the moving parts going on behind the scenes. The NFHS, essentially the NCAA of high school sports and activities, handles those moving parts for more than 90 percent of schools in the U.S. across almost every sport. From writing the rules to referees to building out the districts and conferences to organizing the state playoff tournaments, the NFHS has almost 100 years of experience across hundreds of sports and activities handling organization. But esports represents a new challenge for the governing body, requiring more technical infrastructure than established sports. That’s where PlayVS comes in. The company has built a website that handles league organization, scheduling, leaderboards and more. Plus, PlayVS has existing relationships with the game publishers, letting the platform pull stats in real-time from each high school match.

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Canon EOS 2000D Review

The Canon EOS 2000D / Digital Rebel T7 is a new entry-level DSLR aimed squarely at new users looking to dip their toe into the world of interchangeable lens cameras. Does the EOS 2000D offer a step-up in quality from a compact camera or smartphone, and can it take on and beat its main rival, the Nikon D3400? Find out by reading our in-depth Canon EOS 2000D / Digital Rebel T7 review...

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App of the Day: UpWork – TEXOMASHOMEPAGE – KFDX

KFDX App of the Day: UpWork - TEXOMASHOMEPAGE KFDX (WHAT THE TECH) - Never before have so many Americans had a second job. Not the kind of second-job that you might picture, but a side-gig or side-hustle. A job where they call the shots. Many times those side-gigs turn into a full-time career. If that ... and more »

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Sources: secure messaging app Telegram is being used to distribute pirated movies, TV, music, apps, and even stolen credentials for online services…

Manish Singh / The Outline : Sources: secure messaging app Telegram is being used to distribute pirated movies, TV, music, apps, and even stolen credentials for online services like Netflix   —  Law-abiding citizens: Please do NOT download.  Thank you.  —  Since its launch in 2013, the instant messaging platform Telegram …

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Epic Games’ Fortnite is back online after users reported problems logging in around 5pm ET on Wednesday, which led to emergency maintenance (Ben…

Ben Kuchera / Polygon : Epic Games' Fortnite is back online after users reported problems logging in around 5pm ET on Wednesday, which led to emergency maintenance   —  Epic is sorry, and ready with the Fortnite freebies  —  Update 3 (4:47 p.m. ET): Epic will be doling out some rewards as an apology for the server outage, the developer announced.

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Amazon cuts price of Ring’s original Video Doorbell from ~$150 to $100 as acquisition closes, says it’s looking into adding Ring to Amazon Key (Ben…

Ben Fox Rubin / CNET : Amazon cuts price of Ring's original Video Doorbell from ~$150 to $100 as acquisition closes, says it's looking into adding Ring to Amazon Key   —  Amazon Key, the e-commerce giant's in-home delivery service that's off to a bumpy start, may soon get backup from one of the hottest smart home startups around.

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Sources: Revolut is raising $150M-$250M led by DST at a $1.4B pre-money valuation, up 5x from summer 2017 valuation, as transaction volume hits $1.5B…

Theodore Schleifer / Recode : Sources: Revolut is raising $150M-$250M led by DST at a $1.4B pre-money valuation, up 5x from summer 2017 valuation, as transaction volume hits $1.5B a month   —  A five-times rise in value isn't normal — but it's a hot startup.  —  The valuation of Revolut, an international payments startup …

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