Our Intercollegiate Competition Program is focused on developing teams and individuals for direct competition in various events, leagues, and tournaments. While the lack of governance from known entities is currently limited, every school at this moment is developing their own standards for eligibility referencing their own best practices, governance they are familiar to, and the rulesets of the competitions they are entering into. We are trying our best to standardize all requirements across the board with room for exceptions when they logically come up.

In late Fall 2018, the Esports Association at the University of Oklahoma officially obtained Competitive Club status and is officially licensed to use the venerable OU Interlocking Logo for its apparel and branding. The final evolution of this organizational upgrade was renaming it to the OU Esports Club. As of the Spring 2020 semester, we do not currently offer scholarship opportunities through the university. That is purely due to the fact we are just now starting fundraising and building much more tangible relationships within the university administration and leadership. We are also researching scholarships for other parts of our development to achieve our goal of supporting the entire infrastructure of esports and not just competitors.

Defining "Varsity" Esports for OU

Instead of conventional varsity and junior varsity declaration we deploy “Crimson” and “Black”. Why? Because gaming and esports cultures have never ever had varsity and junior varsity declarations before. While there are many things we’re trying to align with the preexisting business infrastructure of athletics programs, our culture would much rather stay considerate of our history. This is who we are.

UPCOMING CHANGES (SPRING 2021)

Calendar of Matches
Scholarship Information
Recruitment Campaign
Further Details on Rosters

HIGHLIGHTS

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR JERSEY

ADMINISTRATION

Our Intercollegiate Competition Department is an extremely large undertaking, but having motivated leadership at the top making building this athletics department like division much easier. The Intercollegiate Director and assistant enforce tournament compliance, facilitate recruitment, manage conflict, and coordinate intercollegiate relations.

Intercollegiate competition is a natural development within esports organizations, however we sought out to build an entire professional esports infrastructure of various practicum, performance, and community objectives alike.

Jonathan Hudson

Intercollegiate Competition Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Competitive Teams Director is responsible for keeping tournament information up to date and staying on top of emerging tournaments that come online. Additionally, this role assists in keeping teams compliant with wellness requirements and time dedication.

BIO: Jonathan is seeking a bachelor's degree in Meteorology. His passion for weather started very young with an interest in storms and severe weather, and he hopes to take that passion and pursue a career in weather forecasting or research. Jonathan discovered the OU Esports Club upon arriving at OU in 2018 and quickly became very interested in the world of esports. He joined the OU Rocket League team in the Spring of 2020 and competed for three semesters before joining the club's leadership as the competitive director. Outside of gaming and studying meteorology, Jonathan also enjoys listening to and producing his own electronic music.

JONATHAN HUDSON
Intercollegiate Competition Director

Meteorology Major
Class of 2022

Name

Assistant Intercollegiate Competition Director

BIO:

VACANT
Intercollegiate Competition Director Asst.

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE (PC/PS4/XB1)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows. It is a reboot of the original Modern Warfare trilogy. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the sixteenth game in the Call of Duty franchise, the fourth game in the Modern Warfare series, and Infinity Ward’s second to be developed in a three-year development cycle.

Primary Tournament: TESPA

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

Jody "BosnWifey" Farmer

Head Coach, CoD:MW

Jody “BosnWifey” Farmer
Head Coach, CoD

Fine Arts Studio
Class of 2024

OU CS:GO CRIMSON

James "JHarp" Harper

Captain, CoD Crimson

James “JHarp” Harper
Captain, CoD Crimson

Construction Science
Class of 2022

Jackson "Ajax" Boyd

CoD Crimson

Jackson “Ajax” Boyd
CoD Crimson

Construction Science
Class of 2022

Cole "Briggy" Brignac

CoD Crimson

Cole “Briggy” Brignac
CoD Crimson

Environmental Design
Class of 2021

Daniel "Relax" Costello

CoD Crimson

Daniel “Relax” Costello
CoD Crimson

Marketing
Class of 2022

Victor "zYiQs" Ramirez

CoD Crimson

Victor “zYiQs” Ramirez
CoD Crimson

Community Health Pre-Dentistry
Class of 2022

Kelton "KDom" Dominic

CoD Crimson

Kelton “KDom” Dominic
CoD Crimson

Entrepreneurship & Venture Mgmt
Class of 2022

Dylan "Ninjacinnomann" Burk

CoD Crimson

Dylan “Ninjacinnomann” Burk
CoD Crimson

Accounting
Class of 2022

Logan "Pralimos" Goin

CoD Crimson

Logan “Pralimos” Goin
CoD Crimson

Petroleum Engineering
Class of 2022

Logan "Lofdawg10" Hough

CoD Crimson

Logan “Lofdawg10” Hough
CoD Crimson

Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2022

Emanuel "glexio" Ocampo

CoD Crimson

Emanual “glexio” Ocampo
CoD Crimson

Pre-Physical Therapy
Class of 2022

COUNTERSTRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE (PC)

Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched two decades ago. CS:GO is a 5v5 competitive multiplayer where teams face off against each other to plant bombs, diffuse planted bombs, and eliminate the other team before a timer runs out.

Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD in Half-Life 2 became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise.

Primary Tournament: CSL

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

Justin "Bardo" Lombardo

Head Coach, CS:GO & Valorant

Justin is currently a Technology Consultant that graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with his Bachelors in Management Information Systems. His first video game to memory was playing Zelda OOT on N64. Since then he’s converted to PC gaming in 2006 where he first started playing Counter-Strike 1.6. His real passion though is people, Justin enjoys playing in groups and having good comradery with his teammates. This has allowed Justin to take a role in coaching for OU and has a great drive to seeing the students grow in and outside of gaming during their time at OU.

- 12+ Years of Competitive Gaming in Multiple Titles
- 10+ Years as a Multisport Athlete Achieving All-American Status
- 3+ Years as a Teacher/Coach
- Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma

Justin “Bardo” Lombardo
Head Coach, CS:GO & Valorant

Alumni 2016

OU CS:GO CRIMSON

Ryan "ShAkin" Akin

Captain, CS:GO Crimson

Ryan “ShAkin” Akin
Captain, CS:GO Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Ryan "Gully" Gulikers

CS:GO Crimson

Ryan “Gully” Gulikers
CS:GO Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Jacob "jmz" Maslovski

CS:GO Crimson

Jacob “jmz” Maslovski
CS:GO Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Jordan "Steadfast" Roberts

CS:GO Crimson

Jordan “Steadfast” Roberts
CS:GO Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Simon "Jig" Rourke

CS:GO Crimson

Simon “Jig” Rourke
CS:GO Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Salvador "Dcoy" Soldi

CS:GO Crimson

Salvador “Dcoy” Soldi
CS:GO Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (PC)

League of Legends (abbreviated LoL or League) is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games. League of Legends is often cited as the world’s largest esport, with an international competitive scene. The 2019 League of Legends World Championship had over 100 million unique viewers, peaking at a concurrent viewership of 44 million, with a minimum prize pool of US$2.5 million.

In League of Legends, players form a team of five and assume the role of a champion, characters with unique abilities, generally varying around a type of class, and battle against a team of player- or computer-controlled champions. In the main game mode, Summoner’s Rift, the goal is to destroy the opposing team’s Nexus, a structure that lies at the heart of their base and is protected by defensive structures.

Primary Tournament: RIOT COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP & CSL

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

Joseph "Ender" Savala

Head Coach, LoL

Joseph “Ender” Savala
Head Coach, League of Legends

2019 Alumni

Drew "TrueRage" Adams

Coach, LoL Black

Drew “TrueRage” Adamas
Coach, League of Legends Black

TBD

OU LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CRIMSON

Connor "Solaris" Spain

Captain, LoL Crimson

Connor “Solaris” Spain
Captain, LoL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Keegan "Duknarg" Dalthorp

LoL Crimson

Keegan “Duknarg” Dalthorp
LoL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Matt "Rito Torchic" Oakley

LoL Crimson

Matt “Rito Torchic” Oakley
LoL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2021

Davis "2004 Lexus GX470" Thomas

LoL Crimson

Davis “2004 Lexus GX470” Thomas
LoL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Zailin "FlawlessMove" Wang

LoL Crimson

Zailin “FlawlessMove” Wang
LoL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

OU LEAGUE OF LEGENDS BLACK

Christopher "Todalaytil" Nguyen

Captain, LoL Black

Christopher “Todalaytil” Nguyen
Captain, LoL Black

TBD
Class of 2022

Cooper "jolly ol coop" Duncan

Captain, LoL Black

Cooper “jolly ol coop” Duncan
LoL Black

TBD
Class of 2022

Andrew "Higgey" Higganbotham

LoL Black

Andrew “Higgey” Higganbotham
LoL Black

TBD
Class of 2022

Michael "MittoFU" V

LoL Black

Mitchell “MittoFU” V
LoL Black

TBD
Class of 2022

Brandon "PenguinArchitect" White

LoL Black

Brandon “PenguinArchitect” White
LoL Black

TBD
Class of 2022

OVERWATCH (PC)

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a “hero shooter”, Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 30 characters, known as “heroes”, each with a unique style of play that is divided into three general roles that fit their purpose. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time.

Primary Tournament: TESPA

Camps Enabled: YES

Scholarships: NO

Accolades:

  • Southern Esports Invitational Grand Champions (Oct 2020)

Joshua "Thumper" Riesenberg

Head Coach, Overwatch

Joshua is a senior working toward a music education degree. He first started playing video games when he was 7, Ratchet and Clank on the PS1. He quickly made the switch to first-person shooters and has used the years of experience, along with his education degree, to begin a coaching career. Joshua made the switch to PC in 2018 when he realized the Overwatch community was mostly based there. Since then he has been the Head Coach for the OU Overwatch Development for 2 years, coached 3 GGNA championship teams, and consulted with dozens of other teams that have gone on to win their respective leagues. He has used his love of teaching and Overwatch to develop players and teams and can do the same for you.

- Over 10 years in esports and tournaments
- Over 15 years in Gaming
- Near completion in an Education degree from OU
- Over 3 years coaching Overwatch
- Experienced in both team and individual coaching and VOD reviewing

Joshua “Thumper” Riesenberg
Head Coach, Overwatch

Instrumental Music Education
Class of 2022

OU OVERWATCH CRIMSON

Julian "Wumbologist" Mendiola

Captain, Overwatch Crimson

Julian “Wumbologist” Mendiola
Captain, Overwatch Crimson

Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2021

Nicholas "Deranged" Houchin

Overwatch Crimson

Nicholas “Deranged” Houchin
Overwatch Crimson

Biomechanical Engineering
Class of 2023

Ike "ChugginBrews" Meiring

Overwatch Crimson

Ike “ChugginBrews” Meiring
Overwatch Crimson

Creative Media Production
Class of 2023

Benjamin "HailHavoc" Price

Overwatch Crimson

Benjamin “HailHavoc” Price
Overwatch Crimson

Meteorology
Class of 2021

Conner "KnockKnock" Robb

Overwatch Crimson

Conner “KnockKnock” Robb
Overwatch Crimson

Chemical Engineering
Class of 2023

Jacob "saltykilla" Teichman

Overwatch Crimson

Jacob “saltykilla” Teichman
Overwatch Crimson

Meteorology
Class of 2023

Kade "Kaetha" Williams

Overwatch Crimson

Kade “Kaetha” Williams
Overwatch Crimson

M.S. – Mgmt. Info. Tech.
Class of 2022

OU OVERWATCH BLACK

Trevor "NOVA" Schafer

Captain, Overwatch Black

Trevor “NOVA” Schafer
Overwatch Black

Accounting
Class of 2023

Harrison Boren

Overwatch Black

Harrison Boren
Overwatch Black

Electrical Engineering
Class of 2024

Austin "Achilles" Grogan

Overwatch Black

Austin “Achilles” Grogan
Overwatch Black

Accounting
Class of 2024

Kyler "YAYA" Mendiola

Overwatch Black

Kyler “YAYA” Mendiola
Overwatch Black

Social Studies Education
Class of 2024

Chris "Destiny" Morris

Overwatch Black

Chris “Destiny” Morris
Overwatch Black

Electrical Engineering
Class of 2023

Smith "Standard" Tuangswang

Overwatch Black

Smith “Standard” Tuangswang
Overwatch Black

Chemical Engineering
Class of 2023

ROCKET LEAGUE (PC/PS/XB/SW)

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. Described as “soccer, but with rocket-powered cars”, Rocket League is usually played as a 3v3 match between two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal and score points over the course of a match. Rocket League recently became a free-to-play game in Fall 2020 and is one the titles with full cross-platform online play.

Primary Tournament: Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) & PlayVS

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

Vacant

VACANT
Head Coach, Rocket League

OU ROCKET LEAGUE CRIMSON

Chris "chriseh555" Arterberry

Captain, RL Crimson

Chris “chriseh555” Arterberry
Captain, RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Omar "3moory" Alfaleh

RL Crimson

Omar “3moory” Alfaleh
RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Kevin "Kev" Hiedari

RL Crimson

Kevin “Kev” Hiedari
RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Jacob "Oculus" Ross

RL Crimson

Jacob “Oculus” Ross
RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Alex "Spruic" Disck

RL Crimson

Alex “Spruic” Dick
RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Joseph "Samwam" Pritchett

RL Crimson

Joseph “Samwam” Pritchett
RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Kaden "Reyzo" Schaberg

RL Crimson

Kaden “Reyzo” Schaberg
RL Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

SMASH BROTHERS ULTIMATE (SW)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 2018 crossover fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, succeeding Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The game follows the series’ traditional style of gameplay: controlling one of the various characters, players must use differing attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of an arena. It features a wide variety of game modes, including a campaign for single-player and multiplayer versus modes. Ultimate features over 80 playable fighters, including everyone from all previous Super Smash Bros. games, alongside several newcomers. The roster ranges from Nintendo mascots to characters from third-party franchises, with the game being supported with post-release downloadable content that adds more.

Primary Tournament: CSL

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

VACANT

Head Coach, Smash

VACANT
Head Coach, Smash

TBD

OU SMASH CRIMSON

Kaleb "Slawdini" Slawson

Captain, Smash Crimson

Kaleb “Slawdini” Slawson
Captain, Smash Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Name

Smash Crimson

TBD
Smash Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Name

Smash Crimson

TBD
Smash Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Name

Smash Crimson

TBD
Smash Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Name

Smash Crimson

TBD
Smash Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Name

Smash Crimson

TBD
Smash Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6 SIEGE (PC)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, or R6 Siege, is the thirteenth installment in the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Franchise developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft Entertainment. It is the latest game to be released since Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and is considered a successor to the now-cancelled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots.

Siege puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Unlike previous installments, the game features no single-player campaign and offers an online mode, though it does allow players to play offline in single-player tutorials called Situations.

Primary Tournament: Ubisoft/FaceIT

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

VACANT

Head Coach, R6 Siege

VACANT
Head Coach, R6 Siege

Alumni 2016

OU R6 SIEGE CRIMSON

Mason "Issues" Johnson

Captain, R6 Siege Crimson

Mason “Issues” Johnson
Captain, R6 Siege Crimson

Information Science & Technology
Class of 2022

Kenny "RemixR6" Bartel

R6 Siege Crimson

Kenny “RemixR6” Bartel
R6 Siege Crimson

Business
Class of 2022

Jacob "t3rcs" Cook

R6 Siege Crimson

Jacob “t3rcs” Cook
Siege R6 Crimson

Meteorology
Class of 2022

Dylan "Jakwiski" Overton

R6 Siege Crimson

Dylan “Jakwiski” Overton
R6 Siege Crimson

Business
Class of 2022

Landon "Rush" Schmidt

R6 Siege Crimson

Landon “Rush” Schmidt
R6 Siege Crimson

Visual Communication
Class of 2022

Louis "ThiccPie" Dewenter

R6 Siege Crimson

Louis “ThiccPie” Dewenter
R6 Siege Crimson

Environmental Engineering
Class of 2022

Lucas "Achilles" Edwards

R6 Siege Crimson

Lucas “Achilles” Edwards
R6 Siege Crimson

Environmental Engineering
Class of 2022

Michael "ToeFinesser" Vejsiri

R6 Siege Crimson

Michael “ToeFinesser” Vejsiri
Siege R6 Crimson

Economics
Class of 2022

VALORANT (PC)

Valorant (stylized as VALORANT) is a free-to-play multiplayer tactical first-person shooter developed and published by Riot Games. Valorant is a team-based tactical shooter and first-person shooter set in the near-future. Players play as one of a set of agents, characters designed based on several countries and cultures around the world. In the main game mode, players are assigned to either the attacking or defending team with each team having five players on it.

Primary Tournament: CEA & CSL

Camps Enabled: NO

Scholarships: NO

Justin "Bardo" Lombardo

Head Coach, CS:GO & Valorant

Justin is currently a Technology Consultant that graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with his Bachelors in Management Information Systems. His first video game to memory was playing Zelda OOT on N64. Since then he’s converted to PC gaming in 2006 where he first started playing Counter-Strike 1.6. His real passion though is people, Justin enjoys playing in groups and having good comradery with his teammates. This has allowed Justin to take a role in coaching for OU and has a great drive to seeing the students grow in and outside of gaming during their time at OU.

- 12+ Years of Competitive Gaming in Multiple Titles
- 10+ Years as a Multisport Athlete Achieving All-American Status
- 3+ Years as a Teacher/Coach
- Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma

Justin “Bardo” Lombardo
Head Coach, CS:GO & Valorant

Alumni 2016

OU VALORANT CRIMSON

Quaide Parker

Captain, Valorant Crimson

Quaide Parker
Captain, Valorant Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

John "Zepheos" Frakes

Valorant Crimson

John “Zepheos” Frakes
Valorant Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Ryan "Gully" Gulikers

Valorant Crimson

Ryan “Gully” Gulikers
Valorant Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Matt "Kish" Kish

Valorant Crimson

Matt “Kish” Kish
Valorant Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Rafayel "Leyafar" Iiagan

Valorant Crimson

Rafayel “Leyafar” Ilagan
Valorant Crimson

TBD
Class of 2022

Ryan "Dououou" Scudder

Valorant Crimson

Ryan “Dououou” Scudder
Valorant Crimson

TBD
Class of 2024

SUMMER CAMPS

As our intercollegiate developments mature and solidify coaches and teams, we leverage their growing expertise for summer and winter camps. This creates student jobs, provides mentorship, and extends our ability to recruit and influence to a global scale. Our current campus are in collaboration with US Sports Camps a subsidiary of Nike.