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EXCLUSIVE – Equinox Esports Facility Tour, Equinox Acquires Smashcade

By December 5, 2020Breaking News, Local News, News, Spotlights2 min read


In an exclusive tour (including interviews) of the Equinox facilities, OU Esports is excited to bring you a video produced by exiting Media Lead Stingray Schuller! As seen in a previous tweet by Equinox, the Zipchair Gaming Chairs are visible, in addition to interviews from Chris Aguilar, Connor Knudsen.

The 6000 square foot facility includes spaces for offices, performance, and other structures to host events with in-house production — including room for streaming personalities and other content creators. Eventually open to the public, Covid-19 has put a hamper on plans, but as progress in this area continues, Sooner Esports will be keeping you updated.


In other Equinox news, the company recently acquired Smashcade, a Oklahoma based Smash Bros. tournament beginning in 2019. This absorption includes the transition of Smashcade founder Austin Hogue into the role of associate production director for Equinox. Smashcade intends to run as planned and will continue on December 12th of this year.

Registration for Smashcade's December monthly is open (North America only). The tournament will begin at 2 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 12, with a $250 prize pool split among the top three competitors. To register, visit the Smashcade webpage ( The ruleset for the tournament can be found at the bottom of the webpage.

Ariel "Aripanda" WestCommunications Director


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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