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(Fall 2019) OU Esports Extra Life Charity Event Raises $1,712

By November 8, 2019April 20th, 2020Event Coverage, Fund Raising, Philanthropy, Spotlights2 min read

Last Saturday, November 2nd, saw OU Esports Club raise

$1700 for Extra Life, a charity organization that helps fund children’s hospitals. The event, “Sooner Extra Life,” consisted of two parts: a 24 Twitch stream and an event held at the Tom Love Innovation Hub. Charity is a crucial part of OU Esports, and this event showcases it is alive and well within the organization. The event highlights the amazing work of our leadership, advisors, and ambassadors, in addition to the support of our members and sponsors.

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The livestream, as always held at, consisted of tournament coverage and even a trivia game show. The primary event was the Innovation Hub, which contained several stations and tournaments. For casual play, the event charged five dollars while competitive matches had ten dollar admission fee. On the casual side, the event had Jackbox, Rockband, Mario Kart, as well as Dungeons & Dragons sessions and other tabletop games. Competitively, several tournaments were hosted, including League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Smash. On top of this, the event held raffles that gave away plushies, gift cards, and even a Redbull cooler.

OU Esports also received the support of several sponsors who donated food, goods, and services to help us maintain the event. OU IT provided internet connectivity, ports, and an expensive but necessary PC Switch. Our orgnization received raffle prizes from Gamestop and Red Bull, and was given food from Baked Bear, Jimmy Johns, and Pizza Shop.

Derek Snow

Derek "Defect" Snow is the News and Media Director for OU Esports Club. He is a junior studying Computer Science with a focus on Education and Leadership. Derek first started gaming on the N64 and Gamecube, and he has been hooked ever since.

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