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.
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!