WELCOME BACK SOONERS!! SPRING PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW (Spring 2019 Edition – Developing)

This past semester we joined forces with Sooner Smash Brothers to become a single entity, we entered into intercollegiate competition development in Smash Ultimate and Melee, and we gained Competitive Club status which made us an officially licensed and endorsed club at OU effectively making our name The OU Esports Club.

We’ve had several milestones since we’ve been founded in Sept 2017 and we have a lot more coming. We want to start spreading our energies across campus to those who may think we’re only about esports and competitive gaming. The honest truth is less than half of our 470 member base currently are part of our intercollegiate developments. We are developing programming for everyone, casual gamers, tabletop, streamers, and more! Let’s talk a bit about what’s happening January and February.

EVENTS WITH RED BACKGROUND ARE FINALIZED ENOUGH FOR MARKETING!

EVENTS (Jan - Feb)

EVERY OTHER TUESDAY STARTING 1/15/19

WHAT: Overwatch (PC) Bi-Weekly Friendles
DESCRIPTION: Jump in the club Discord and play friendlies with peers across OU.
TIME: 8PM – 11PM
WHO: Open to all OU Students *(Org membership IS required)
WHERE: Completely online and coordinated through OU Esports Club Discord
RULESET: TBA *Teams will be balanced as best as possible prior to bracketing anything.
SCHEDULE:
8PM – Jump in our voice channels
8:30 – Pick up matches with constant SR balancing and various game types.
REGISTRATION: None aside from being an org member.

EVERY FRIDAY!!!

TIME: Sooner Smash Dojo: Super Smash Brothers Weeklies (Ultimate & Melee)
DESCRIPTION: This event predates our org but we joined forces under a single roof last Fall to bolster both sides. It is focused on being the Norman and OKC area hub for weekly Smash as part of a much bigger community across the entire region.
WHEN: 6PM
WHO: Open to the public (Org membership not required)
WHERE: Cross – DIY Room (Building B)
DETAILS: Please bring setups (A TV and game console) so that we can run brackets as fast as possible. This is a great way to play Smash and meet others and a very friendly and community focused event.
SCHEDULE:
6:00 PM – Venue opens up and people can play for free
7:30 PM – Smash Ultimate Singles ($5)
8:00 PM – Melee Singles ($5)
?:?? PM – When we get all the 0-2 players finished with the bracket, we will start the redemption bracket
REGISTRATION: At the time of the event.

EVERY OTHER TUESDAY STARTING 1/22/19

WHAT: Rocket League Bi-Weekly Friendles
DESCRIPTION: Jump in the club Discord and play friendlies with peers across OU.
TIME: 8PM – 11PM
WHO: Open to all OU Students *(Org membership IS required)
WHERE: Completely online and coordinated through OU Esports Club Discord
RULESET: TBA *Teams will be balanced as best as possible prior to bracketing anything.
SCHEDULE:
8PM – Jump in our voice channels
8:30 – Pick up matches with balancing and various game types.
REGISTRATION: None aside from being an org member.

JANUARY 26, 2019

WHAT: Overwatch (PC) Tournament/BYOBoard Games Social Mixer
DESCRIPTION: Come out and eat, meet gamers across OU, play board games, and participate in our OW tournament!
TIME: 1PM (Tournament start @ 4PM)
WHO: Open to all OU Students *(Org membership NOT required)
WHERE: Carson Computer Lab
PRIZES: TBA
DETAILS: Pizza provided at 2PM.
RULESET: TBA *Teams will be balanced as best as possible prior to bracketing anything.
SCHEDULE:
1PM Doors Open
1PM – 4PM Board games and social hour
2PM Pizza arrives
4PM OW Tournament begins
?? OW Tournament concludes (Based on attendance)
REGISTRATION: 1-3PM at the event for OW or pregister HERE. Come and go at will for board game mixer.

JANUARY 27, 2019

WHAT: Gaming Mixer Invitational (UCO)
DESCRIPTION: The first of many intercollegiate mixers in the region aimed at unifying energies across the area in the collegiate landscape.
TIME: 9AM – 10PM
WHO: Open to the public
WHERE: Nigh University Center, 3rd floor, University of Central Oklahoma
FB EVENT LINK: HERE
DETAILS: Light food and drinks provided.
RULESET: There will be VR, Smash, CS:GO, LoL, OW tournaments throughout the day. Get there early!
REGISTRATION: Reference FB link above for pre-registration otherwise just show up.

FEBRUARY 2, 2019 (DEVELOPING)

WHAT: League of Legends (PC) Tournament
DESCRIPTION: Come out and eat, meet gamers across OU and participate in our LoL tournament!
TIME: 10AM – until brackets complete
WHO: Open to all OU students *(Org membership NOT required)
WHERE: Carson Engineering Center
PRIZES: TBA
DETAILS: Pizza provided at 1PM. 1v1 tournament & 5v5 tournament
RULESET: 1v1 = Double Elim, 5v5 Round Robin/Swiss if low numbers, Double elim if large turnout.
REGISTRATION:

FEBRUARY 9, 2019 (DEVELOPING)

WHAT: Hearthstone Fireside Gathering/Tournament
TIME: TBD
WHO: Open to all public for FS Gathering / Open to OU students only for Tournament (Org membership not required)
WHERE: Cross – DIY Room
DETAILS:
REGISTRATION:

FEBRUARY 16, 2019 (DEVELOPING)

WHAT: Rocket League (PC) Tournament
TIME: TBD
WHO: Open to all OU Students (Org membership not required)
WHERE: Cross – Black Box Theater
DETAILS:
REGISTRATION:

MARCH 30, 2019 (DEVELOPING)

WHAT: Super Bit Wars 7
TIME: TBD
WHO: Open to the public
WHERE: OU Memorial Union
DETAILS: TBA
REGISTRATION: TBA

ADDITIONAL NOTES

We are working with local and industry vendors to bolster each of these events with bigger prize pools and incentive to attend and participate! Check back frequently as we’ll be adding them here as we finalize event logistics.

Opportunities in OU Esports Club

This semester we will be looking for replacements for our highest tier of leadership due to graduating seniors! This means you can fill the roles of the most progressive and developing industry correlating organization on campus. These opportunities are only available to organization members! There are multiple programs we have running which you can learn about by clicking the logo next to this paragraph.

INTERCOLLEGIATE COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES

We are also ramping up recruiting for two new games, Fortnite, Smash Melee, and Magic the Gathering Arena and looking for further roster bolstering in League of Legends. We are currently developing in the above-mentioned titles plus Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League, and Smash Ultimate. The application for this is only available to members of the club. If you have questions don’t hesitate to email ouesports@ou.edu.

Mike Aguilar

Author Mike Aguilar

Mike "Moog" Aguilar is the Lead Advisor of the Esports Association at OU. He works for OU IT doing project management and business analysis. He is a US Army veteran, has worked for Apple, worked in the public sector, and is a photographer of almost two decades. Mike has been a gamer since the Atari and also currently serves as a committee member for S.E.A.T.

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