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Jan. 26, 2019 Overwatch Tournament & Tabletop Social Event Info

By January 17, 2019April 20th, 2020Breaking News, Event Coverage, Student Programming4 min read

Event Specifics

  • What: Overwatch Community Tournament & Tabletop Social Event
  • When: January 26, 2019 @ 1PM – 11PM
  • Where: Carson Engineering Center Labs – Room 205/206
  • What: We will be facilitating a community focused tournament where you can as a free agent. We will balance teams to the best of our ability and facilitate tournament play. Additionally, Loot & XP will be bringing board games and facilitating explanation of gameplay at the beginning to teach people about current popular tabletop games. Pizza will be provided, but bring your own drink!
  • Cost: $0
  • Prizes: $10 Amazon Gift Card to each member of winning team, $5 to each member of runner up.
  • What do you need to bring: The lab in Carson is already outfitted for everything we need, but you are welcome to bring headsets, keyboard, and a mouse. We will NOT allow you to bring your own computer or monitor to this being a preconfigured lab. You’re also welcome to bring your own board games, Nintendo Switches, or homework and just hang out for as long as you’d like.
  • Anything else? The whole purpose of this event is to showcase that the OU Esports Club is all about gaming first and foremost and want to cater to every demographic we can from casual to competitive, console to PC, FPS to MOBA, etc. We will accomplish this with more and more programming from this point on. We have appreciated your patience while we got this all going, but now we have a team dedicated to campus programming. Not interested in OW or table top? We have more coming! Stay tuned!

Event Agenda

  • 1PM- Doors open, Loot & XP provided board games and education, BYOBoard games, social mixer.
  • 2PM- Pizza delivery (BRING A DRINK!!)
  • 3PM- Overwatch Registration Deadline(LAST CALL)
  • 4PM- Overwatch Tournament Start
  • Everyone is welcome to stay around and continue to socialize, play tabletop games, or just hang out until they want to leave.

Overwatch Tournament Ruleset and Guidelines

  • 1. Acceptance of Official Rules
    • 1.1 Acceptance. Each Participant must agree to the Official Rules by:
      Registering to participate in the Tournament.
      Participating in any match that is part of the tournament.
  • 2. Matches and Standings
    • 2.1 Match Structure. All Tournament matches will either be designated as Best-of-3 or Bestof-5 by the TO prior to a match
      • A. Best-of-3. Each Best-of-3 match will consist of up to three (3) Game matches on three maps, with the first team to two (2) map wins winning the match. If neither team wins two (2) maps, the team with the most wins will win the match.
      • B. Best-of-5. Each Best-of-5 match will consist of up to five (5) Game matches on three maps, with the first team to three (3) map wins winning the match. If neither team wins three (3) maps, the team with the most wins will win the match.
      • C. Ties. In the case of a tie, Tournament Administration will designate an additional tiebreaker map.
  • 3. Maps will be selected randomly with no two maps in a row being of the same type.
  • 4. Every team member must compete in atleast one map for each match.
  • 5. Match Rules
    • 5.1 Game Restarts. The decision of what circumstances merit a game restart are solely at the discretion of Tournament Administration. Restart protocol will be decided by Tournament Administration and communicated to the team before being executed.
  • 6. Conduct
    • 6.1 Sportsmanship and Professionalism. All Participants are required to act in a respectful and sportsmanlike manner at all times. Tournament Administration maintains the sole right in judgment for violations of these rules and standards of integrity for good sportsmanship.
    • 6.2 Competitive Integrity Teams are expected to play at their best at all points during any match and will maintain behaviors consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship, honesty, and fair play. Tournament Administration maintains the sole right in judgement for violations of these rules and standards of integrity for competitive play.

Other Details

Event coverage will be streamed on our Twitch channel by our shoutcasting team under the guidance of David Kaucic, the Shoutcasting Team Director. Event coordination and tournament organization are under the guidance of Nick Smith, the Overwatch Ambassador, and Noah Hassoun, the general programming ambassador as part of the collective efforts underneath Callie Simonton, the Community Director. We appreciate your interest in our event and hope to see you there! Game on Sooners!

Mike "Moog" Aguilar

Mike "Moog" Aguilar is the Director of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation at OU. He also works for OU IT doing project management and business analysis as well as an adjunct instructor for the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication. He is a US Army veteran, has worked for Apple, worked in the public sector, and is a photographer of two decades. Mike has been a gamer since the Atari in the 80s and has been pioneering esports and gaming development and innovation at OU since 2016.

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