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The OU department of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation has been in development since 2016 and launched in Fall 2020. It is the development center for the largest gaming community at OU, academic curriculum development, research initiatives, and everything needed within esports for a path to industry approach.

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OU Esports Hosts Sooner Spring Clash Tournament

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The University of Oklahoma hosted the first Sooner Spring Clash tournament in the Armory on Friday, April 22. Sooner Spring Clash was a two-day Esports tournament for both K-12 and college students to compete for cash prizes. The total cash prize given on the first…

OU Giving Day Round Up

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OU Giving Day was held on April 14, 2022, an event to encourage donations to a wide variety of departments and organizations across OU. OU Esports held a 24-hour livestream that hosted various panels.The panels included interviews and discussions from all the different pillars. Austin…

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OU Gaming Club Kicks Off 2022 with Back to School

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With over $7,500 in sponsorships for food and giveaways, 375 attendees over the course of the weekend, and even more games to play, this event was one for the history books. This year also included big name sponsors such as Computer Connections, Streamlabs, Coca-Cola, and…

OU Gaming Club Back to School 2022 Announced! Events, Giveaways, Fellowship!

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LAST UPDATED: 8.18.22 @ 7PM For many of you who moved in earlier in August, you may have noticed our director Moog on the jumbotron in Lloyd Noble as you walked the concourse after getting your ID and access to your dorms. Now that you're…

AUTHOR OPINIONS

Video Game Stories Are Powerful Tools

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Picture from Playstation.com The level of interactivity found within single-player gaming experiences is particularly good for telling stories that impact the player. It leaves them considering the messages contained within and helps immerse them within the gameplay.Talking about stories and the personal experiences they have…

The Importance of Community in Esports & Gaming, a Tribute to Drake “Dr. Ake” Brooks

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Baby Moog, circa 1987 in West Germany with my Whiz Kid. When I first sat down to research and develop gaming and esports community structure at OU in Fall 2016, no matter what I did my own experiences always kept me focused on the importance…

INTERVIEWS

K20 and OU Esports Collaboration

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Oklahoma public schools statewide have entered into the world of Esports. This has been made possible by organizations around the state providing the resources necessary to compete. One such organization is the K20 center, a research center dedicated to providing extra-curricular activities.The K20 center provides…

Student Spotlight: Matthew Miller

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The Graduating Stream DirectorMatthew Miller, the Stream Director for OU Esports and a senior meteorology major, has developed his love for streaming through his time at OU Esports.  Miller grew up in Linton, Indiana wanting to be a meteorologist and loving video games.Miller has been…

REVIEWS

Let’s Brawl: Nickelodeon All-Stars Review

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Nickelodeon All Stars Brawl, the latest fighting game from Ludosity, can be summed up with one strong word: exciting. The game takes what you know and love about the fighting game formula and puts its own unique twist on the genre with unique and interesting…

Cute, Budget Gamer Girl Gear You Need Right Now!

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RAZER has come out with some super cute, gamer girl accessories in the last couple years, but they can be super expensive. As a college student, finding cute gear on a budget can be difficult, but don’t worry, we got you!  Here are some cute,…

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OU Giving Day Round Up

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OU Giving Day was held on April 14, 2022, an event to encourage donations to a wide variety of departments and organizations across OU. OU Esports held a 24-hour livestream that hosted various panels.The panels included interviews and discussions from all the different pillars. Austin…

OU Giving Day April 14, 2022 – A Day of University Wide Fundraising

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On April 14, 2022 The University of Oklahoma will launch it's annual philanthropic day of giving aimed at supporting our programming across the entire surface of OU. This year the department of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation which encompasses several various brands, hosts a community of…

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Sooner Esports represents a research and practicum initiative from our parent organization, OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation + OU Gaming Club. Many things are being developed at OU in the context of the industry of esports and gaming. We’re excited about these opportunities and hopefully, we can keep your attention as we unfold all of our broad and narrow initiatives coming out of this organization on our journey to further formalization at OU and in our state. You can learn more HERE.