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The OU Esports Club Partners with OeSL for Inaugural K-12 League in Oklahoma!

By September 18, 2019Event Coverage, News, Spotlights3 min read

The OU Esports Club has officially partnered with the Oklahoma Esports League which is the first K-12 esports league that focuses on grades 9-12 based out of Union Public School in Tulsa, OK. This flagship program will focus on providing league play infrastructure across six titles for high school engagement and involvement. Those titles include League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Smash Brothers Ultimate, Madden, and Clash Royale. The bulk of these titles represent a culmination of cultural relevance and opportunity in both the professional and collegiate sectors. Today’s partnership announcement continues a relationship we’ve built with the OeSL during their initial announcement which you can read all about here: Tulsa World: “First High School-Sponsored Esports League in Oklahoma Launching”. During OeSL’s exhibition event in May, we provided shoutcasting and production services leveraging our developments in shoutcasting, or sportscasting for those not familiar with the word, for a single League of Legends match between Sapulpa and Union High Schools. The OeSL is expecting between 14 and 17 school for their inaugural season.

Learn More About the OeSL

If you want to learn more about this new K-12 (Focusing 9-12 currently) esports opportunity in the state of Oklahoma click their logo above.

As part of our comprehensive program infrastructure within the OU Esports Club, we have extended these services as a starting point for collaboration with the OeSL to elevate and further push the agenda of esports opportunities within the state of Oklahoma. While the OeSL creates prospects for high school students and their supporters, this partnership provides experience and a means for our students to develop their skills, give back, and continue our organizational mission of elevating the topic for mutual benefit. This is a zero cost service to the OeSL and is a showcase of how proud we are to be able to contribute to building our state. We have committed to providing weekly services and have committed our production and shoutcasting team to provide onsite finals coverage in the late Spring semester.

OeSL Exhibition Presented by OU Esports Club

We hope our contributions continue to elevate K-12 esports as well as all energies in the state and region as we all continuously push the agenda further to explore the opportunities with this topic. Good luck Oklahoma high schools! We’ll see you all on the digital battlefield!

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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