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LAST UPDATED: 8.18.22 @ 7PM

WELCOME TO THE OU GAMING CLUB!

For many of you who moved in earlier in August, you may have noticed our director Moog on the jumbotron in Lloyd Noble as you walked the concourse after getting your ID and access to your dorms. Now that you’re here, WELCOME! Let’s get to it! As you are settling in and as you complete your first “syllabus” week of classes we want to continue your rush of energy and invite you our own back to school series event which spans 3 total days on August 26-28 in the DIY space of Cross B. For our returning students, WELCOME BACK! You already know what’s up!

THANK YOU SPONSORS! GIVEAWAYS OVERVIEW

For the 2022 kick off we grew on top of last year’s total in $3500 prizes. First up is Computer Connection throwing in the biggest giveaway for the second year in a full custom built PC. Next up is none other than Streamlabs, a Logitech company with various attendance giveaways, Streamlabs Prime memberships, cash, and backpacks. Lastly, thanks to alumna, Anita Ly (Class of 2020, MBA) we have a full list of giveaways to spread the love across our community again for the new year!

HOW TO WIN!

We want to promote fellowship above all for our series of events like this and so our prizing structure will have that same intent. Each day will award you one(1) entry into prizing for Sundays giveaways. For Friday and Saturday events, there will strictly be Amazon gift card giveaways only. This means you can have up to three(3) entries for Sunday to increase your chances. The only requirement is to be a member of the OU Gaming Club by joining our Discord and registering as a student and then attending events, especially Sunday. You must be physically present Sunday to win the giveaways.

HOW PRIZING SELECTION WILL WORK: All students can only win one giveaway despite having three entries. The quantity of entries just bolsters your chance to win anything overall. We will be tracking attendance then using a digital randomizer for selection on Sunday. As a student wins anything their name will be removed from the list completely. Students can pass if they have multiple entries but it will consume one of their entries by doing so.

Prizes will be put into three tiers with Grand Prize (PC) exclusive to undergrads. 

  • Tier 1: $99 or less in value
  • Tier 2: $100-$299 in value
  • Tier 3: $300-$599 in value
  • Tier 4: Gaming PC (Undergrads only)

– CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TIER LIST!!! –


The fine print: Sunday prizing is exclusive to OU students in attendance ONLY. The Sunday grand prize is exclusively for undergrad students at the request of the donors. Winner of the grand prize will have to fill out a W-9 for tax reporting and we will discuss it in depth before awarding the prize so there are no surprises. We will be taking pictures with winners throughout the weekend so please anticipate that especially for the bigger prizes.

DAILY GIVEAWAYS (LIMIT 1 PER STUDENT/FIRST COME FIRST SERVE)

  • 350x Streamlabs Stickers
  • 240x Streamlabs Sunglasses (3 colors)
  • 50x Streamlabs hats
  • 8x Streamlabs shirts
  • 5x Marvel x Fortnite zero war issue 1 
  • 5x Marvel x Fortnite zero war issue  2
  • 5x Batman x Fortnite zero point issue 1
  • 300x McDonalds Medium Fries Coupon

THE WEEKEND OF EVENTS AND OUR CONDUCT RULES

– THESE EVENTS ARE ONLY FOR OU STUDENTS (ANY CLASS) –
**IF YOU’RE CLASS OF 2026, WEAR YOUR CLASS SHIRT!**
**WE WILL HAVE MASKS/SANITIZER ON SITE IF WANTED**

**WE WILL BE WIPING THINGS DOWN**
**RESEPECT EVERYONE – ZERO TOLERANCE**

 

For Friday, if you have Switch/GameCube controllers bring them!

CROSS VILLAGE – BUILDING B – DIY SPACE

ADDRESS: 116 4th St, Norman, OK 730

Friday the 26th

  • Location: Cross – Building B – DIY Space (SW corner 1st floor)
  • Time: 5PM – 10PM
  • Attendance Award: 1 entry into Sunday giveaway drawings (OU Gaming Club Registration Required)
  • Giveaways:
    • Smash 1st place $50
    • Smash 2nd place $30
    • Smash 3rd place $20.
  • What: The return of Sooner Smash Dojo! Bring your Switch/GC controllers and get ready to compete in Smash! Party Games like Mario Kart, Mario Party, Overcooked, etc for socializing concurrently.
  • Food/Drink: We’ll have water/other drinks on site and you’re welcome to bring whatever else you’d like to play pending table space. Smash tournament registration is free and will be handled on site.
  • Historical Information: Sooner Smash Dojo is a decade old Smash weekly for the entire state of Oklahoma. For back to school “Sooners” is exclusive the OU student community only, with normal open to the public operations resuming the following Friday at the same time. Typically this event runs at least 40 weeks out of the year on Friday evenings.
  • PREREGISTER FOR THE SMASH BRACKET HERE

Saturday the 27th

  • Location: Cross – Building B – DIY Space (SW corner 1st floor)
  • Time: 2PM – 7PM (BEAT SABER TOURNAMENT STARTS AT 3!)
  • Attendance Award: 1 entry into Sunday giveaway drawings (OU Gaming Club Registration Required)
  • Prizing:
    • Beat Saber – 1st place $50 each
    • Beat Saber – 2nd place $30 each
    • Beat Saber – 3rd place $20 each
  • What: A Beat Saber tournament will be hosted so get there right at the start to enter the bracket. No hardware required, but you’re welcome to bring your headset if you have one. Additionally the rest of the room will have consoles and monitors with party focused games loaded. This can be Gang Beasts, Speedrunners, Overcooked, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Smash, etc with an emphasis on playing games with others.
  • Food/Drink: We’ll have water/other drinks on site and you’re welcome to bring whatever else you’d like to play pending table space. Beat Saber tournament is free to enter.

Sunday the 28th

  • Location: Cross – Building B – DIY Space (SW corner 1st floor)
  • Time: 2PM – 7PM
  • Attendance Award: 1 entry into Sunday giveaway drawings (OU Gaming Club Registration Required)
  • Giveaways: Reference the above lists of items above. All will be given away for this event. (OU Gaming Club Registration Required). Giveaways will start around 530PM and go until everything is gone. Everyone is welcome to hang out til 7 if they want. GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION IS OVER AT 530PM. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • What: Social games only all day and you’re welcome to bring whatever else you’d like to play pending table space. Group photo at 530. Wear your OU gear, emphasis on “Class of” or anything “OU Esports” apparel!
  • Food/Drink: We’ll have Pizza/water/other drinks starting at 4PM. First come first serve. We have enough food for 300 people! Come eat!

ABOUT OUR EVENT SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

Computer Connection is the one-stop shop for computer parts, repairs, and custom builds in the OKC metro area since 1998. Our passionate team loves to create innovative and challenging builds, and knows the ins and outs of what specifications are needed for a variety of games and gaming PCs. We are proud to bring expertise and creativity in building to the OKC gaming scene. This 2nd generation alumni owned business helps members of our community with all things computer needs related.

Computer Connection has been a partner since Fall 2021.

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Streamlabs was founded in 2014 as TwitchAlerts which functioned as a streaming interface for live content creation. In 2016 it was renamed to Streamlabs and later bought by Logitech, Inc. in 2019. Streamlabs is a core piece of software with both free and paid options that has helped enable the entire live streaming industry of entertainment and information sharing.

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The OU Gaming Club was founded in Fall 2017 with R&D starting in the year prior. As development and growth continued it would go through several elevation to eventually create the department of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation housed within the Division of Student Affairs which now sponsors the club itself. This development has an emphasis on inclusivity and community over everything which then enables a path to industry approach to enable diversification in programming, intent, and results alike. It is one of the largest student communities at OU now pushing past 3K members and over 180 in development with scholarship, venue, internships, and curriculum.

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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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