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“Equinox Esports” Debuts in OKC!

By October 12, 2020Breaking News, Local News, News, Spotlights3 min read


We’re beyond excited to see energies in our state elevate. Today, Equinox Esports reveals itself formally and sets the stage for exciting news to come. As we develop and establish pipelines in multiple topics within gaming and esports, having another peer and resource like this so close only furthers our resolve to develop community and ecosystem.

We look forward to their upcoming announcements and developments in the future! Oklahoma now officially has energies in K-12, Higher Education, grassroots organizations, and professional sectors across the state! 2021 is looking exciting as we all continue to grow and elevate across the gaming and esports stage.

Additionally, Equinox will be announcing their first team this Wednesday, 2PM CST. Their social media is planned to go live at this time as well

Stay tuned as we cover the developing OKC Equinox Esports story.


OKLAHOMA CITY Oct. 12, 2020 – A rising star has taken stage in Oklahoma City with the debut of multimillion-dollar esports startup Equinox Esports.

Equinox will own professional teams that span multiple video game titles including VALORANT, League of Legends and Super Smash Bros., among others. The announcement brands Oklahoma City as the esports destination in the Midwest for professional esports athletes looking to compete at the highest levels of play.

“Esports is an exciting and growing industry with a rabid fan base,” said Chad Ford, president of Equinox. “Oklahoma City prides itself on being the ‘Modern Frontier,’ and we are excited to jump into this modern business. With all our unique combination of skills, we plan to change the game in Oklahoma.”

Equinox will produce unique in-house content in the form of podcasts, broadcasts, tournaments, video content and articles out of its newly-build 6,000 square foot facility in north Oklahoma City. The space also will function as a performance center for local, aspiring esports athletes.

“There was a need for esports in Oklahoma and finding the right team to pull this off was key,” said Chris Aguilar, general manager of Equinox. “Community and competition are key to our success. There is already so much in the pipeline, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”


Equinox Esports, LLC., is the first professional esports organization to represent the state of Oklahoma. Equinox began development in early 2020 through the vision of founders Chad Ford, Chris Aguilar and Connor Knudsen. The organization is privately backed and powered by an Oklahoma-grown team of professionals with a combined 50 years of experience in the esports, higher education, marketing and cinema industries. The Equinox mission is to cultivate esports athletes, produce quality content and elevate Oklahoma City through esports.


Ariel West
Director, Community and Communications

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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