April League of Legends At-Home In-House Tournament Recap – Exclusively Sponsored by HyperX

EVENT OVERVIEW AND RECAP

For final in session tournament we fixated on League of Legends leveraging our partner Uconnect Esports to incentivize participation. They helped us secure a sponsorship from HyperX for their new Cloud Core 7.1 headsets. We began promotion for this event right after Spring Break in March which was only elevated due to the pandemic impacts of us all being at home from that point forward. LoL Ambassador, Darren Nguyen, served as the tournament organizer for this event.

Previously, many of our LoL tournaments for the community had been hosted on campus in a physical lab, but going fully online has it’s perks as well. We capped the tournament at eight teams total and for LoL that’s teams of five. Darren also took it upon himself to manage free agency and load balancing referencing player analytics to ensure teams are as balanced as possible heading into the tournament. We filled all 40 team slots well before the start of the event on April 17th.

We posted the entire production of the event below. We want to give a special thanks to HyperX for providing us headsets for the winning team and we providing Amazon gift cards for 2nd and 3rd place teams to ensure a wider audience had incentive. Additionally, we appreciate Uconnect Esports for providing a means to connect with brands like HyperX to further elevate opportunities for our members and campus collectively!

THE EVENT PROMO

ABOUT OUR EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR - HYPERX

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent product certifications, HyperX is committed to delivering reliable products with the highest performance standards.

In addition, HyperX is the proud sponsor of more than 20 gaming teams globally and the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters and Dreamhack festivals. HyperX products are designed to meet the most rigorous demands of professional gamers to give them the winning edge and help gamers stay on top of their game

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HYPERX!

ABOUT OUR PARTNER - UCONNECT ESPORTS

Uconnect Esports is an online sponsorship marketplace that connects brands with over 120 major collegiate esports and gaming organizations across North America.

Uconnect helps us connect with brands like HyperX to find opportunities to sponsor events just like this one and bring further awareness and opportunity to collegiate programs regardless of size of institution.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UCONNECT ESPORTS!

Mike Aguilar

Author Mike Aguilar

Mike "Moog" Aguilar is the Lead Advisor of the OU Esports Club. 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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