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Join OU Esports in the Red River Rivalry against Longhorn Gaming

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Saturday, October 29 is the fourth annual Red River Rivalry between OU Esports and Longhorn Gaming. Teams from both universities will compete against each other in your favorite games to raise money for Extra Life. The first half of the titles will be streamed on…

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…

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Fifth Annual Esports Bedlam Hosted in Norman to Raise Money for Make A Wish OK

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The event was hosted in the Black Box Theatre in Cross Building A with a team warm-up space in the DIY Room in Cross Building B. Both rooms had full computer set-ups for the teams. EK Fluid Gaming and the Republic of Gamers provided the…

OU Esports to Host Watch Party Featuring Overwatch on November 20

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OU Esports will be hosting the next event in the Watch Party Series at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. The match that will be streamed is Overwatch 2: OU Crimson versus University of Ottawa that was played this past Tuesday, November 11.Cale “Froggo” Childs,…

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VALORANT and the Future of Competitive Shooters

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Image from playvalorant.com As competitive gaming rises in popularity across the world and on our own college campus, the significance of Esports is wildly shifting. In particular, VALORANT has entered the competitive scene as a powerful role model for the future of first-person competitive shooters.VALORANT…
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Zombies, Witches, and Ghosts, Oh My!: Eight Spooky Games to Start Your Halloween Off Right

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The only thing scarier than zombies, killers on the loose, and nightmare-inducing frights is playing a “spooky” game only for it to turn out to be lackluster and have the price be the scariest part (I’m looking at you Resident Evil 6).There are great horror…

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

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Review

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Image from store.steampowered.com That is the mantra that repeats itself as the player floats between huge chunks of a starship’s bulkhead. Just throw one more piece of the ship into the incinerator before the shift ends. Just one more chunk of your debt paid off…

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…

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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.