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MONUMENTAL MILESTONE ACHIEVED ... LEVEL UNLOCKED

In 2017 when we dreamed up what the now Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation department is, we envisioned a physical space where students of all backgrounds could come together and bond over gaming. Over the last seven years, our program grew from a student organization (eSports Association at OU) to the licensed Sooner Esports Club RSO, and ultimately becoming an institutionally supported department under Student Affairs as The OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation program. In that time, we evolved from a virtual only community to a tiny office leveraging shared campus space and finally into our very own Developmental Clinic and Esports & Gaming Venue. Literal blood, sweat, and tears went into creating the space that the OU population will now have the privilege of calling home. Without the thanks of countless students, alumni, student parents, OU staff, and community partners, none of this would be in the state it is today.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 27th from 10AM – 10PM to commemorate this monumental milestone, to see our long awaited venue, and sign up to use the space during our Launch Day! We will have tons of giveaways to give back to the OU community that has been patient and excited about this space. Keep reading to see how and what you have the chance to win! We promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Our Esports & Gaming Venue is meant to be a safe space for all interested in gaming or related interests. This means you, the gamer, regardless of if you are a hardcore or casual gamer, a pc or console user, or the FPS/Sports or cozy gamer. This also means if you just wanna come and hang out and watch then you’re welcome too! We welcome you all to OUr new home on campus for gaming and esports energies and we are excited to celebrate the start of this next chapter.

Sincerely,

The University of Oklahoma Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation Leadership

THANK YOU SPONSORS! GIVEAWAYS OVERVIEW

For our kickoff launch, we have gained support for over $3,500 in giveaways. First up, is Uconnect, MSI, and the Alumni Board for throwing in the biggest giveaway with a full turnkey PC. In addition, Cooler Master stepped in to bolster with additional giveaways to bring a total of over 50 giveaways and 100+ door prizes. Huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners!

Hourly Giveaways: 

  • Intel Mousepads
  • MSI Lucky Plush
  • MSI Cable Ties
  • Elden Ring Shirts
  • MSI Shield Shirts
  • MSI Beanie
  • MSI Gaming Brick Calendar
  • MSI Water Bottles

Additional giveaways throughout the day:
(Read further for more details on how to win!)

Additional door prizes! First come, first serve! Be sure to come to see what we have!

HOW TO WIN!

As this is our Venue Launch, we wanted to celebrate the OU community by providing as many opportunities to win giveaways as possible!

There will be a few categories of prizes at this milestone event:

  • Door Prizes: First come, first serve
  • Hourly Giveaway: One drawing per hour from 11AM – 9PM, qualifications are below 
  • Tournament Prizes: Applies to members that actively participate in tournaments
  • Cooler Master Giveaway Drawing: Separate drawing available at Front Desk
  • Surprise & Delight Awards: Be an active participant to find out!
  • Grand Prize: In-person drawing at 830PM, qualifications are below

Here are ways to enter:

  • (1 entry) Check in at the Front Desk of the venue (OU Student, Faculty, or Staff only)
  • (1 entry) Register for a SENET account (OU Student, Faculty, or Staff roles only)
  • (1 entry) Registered in OU Gaming Club Discord, verified at Front Desk (OU Student, Faculty, or Staff roles only)
  • (up to 3 entries) Every $10 added to SENET account receives 1 entry, up to $30 (hours are for purchase, 50% off all day long!)

You can have up to six(6) entries to increase your chances of winning. 

Grand Prize Winner will be drawn at 830PM, so be sure to be present!

Here are the prerequisites to win the MSI Turnkey PC Grand Prize:

  • Current OU Undergraduate Student in our Discord (discord.gg/ougaming)
  • Registered OU Gaming Club Member
  • Physically Present Wednesday @ 830PM

HOW OTHER PRIZING SELECTION WILL WORK: All OU students, Faculty and Staff are eligible for the Hourly Giveaway! Giveaway entries are valid from open to close, but must be in person to sign up for initial entry, regardless if already have a SENET or OU Gaming Club role in Discord. Members are not required to remain in person during the hourly drawings but are encouraged to for picking item of choice!

  • If member is present during drawing, choice of Intel Mousepad and extra item will be permitted
  • If member is not present during drawing, that’s ok! They will be contacted through Email & Discord
    • If they respond before the next drawing, they can request their specific item, which will be held for 24 hours

For those of you that have attended our annual Back 2 School events, this is not the same rule. Each entrant is eligible for one giveaway excluding the grand prize. Yes! For the first time ever, you can win an Hourly Giveaway AND the Grand Prize!! It’s a monumental milestone for all of us!

The fine print: Grand prizing is exclusive to OU students in attendance ONLY. The 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 day so please anticipate that especially for the bigger prizes.

OUR CONDUCT RULES

– THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR OU STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF –
**WE WILL HAVE SANITIZER ON SITE IF WANTED**

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



LOOK FOR THE OU ESPORTS FLAG BANNERS!!!

 

CROSS VILLAGE – BUILDING B – GAMING VENUE & ESPORTS CLINIC (FACING JENKINS)

 

ADDRESS: 116 4th St, Suite 126, Norman, OK 73019

High-Score Beat Saber Tournament

  • Location: Cross – Building B – Gaming Venue (East side facing Jenkins)
  • Time: 10AM – 4PM & 4PM – 10PM
  • Giveaways:
  • What: Ready to show off your Beat Saber skills? Join us either from 10-4 or 4-10 and get the highest score!

Pong Tournament

  • Location: Cross – Building B – Gaming Venue (East side facing Jenkins)
  • Time: 12PM – 1PM
  • Giveaways:
  • What: Are you a retrogamer? Do you find beauty in simplicity? Look no further, we have a Pong Tournament for you!

MSI PC Build Workshop

  • Location: Cross – Building B – Gaming Venue (East side facing Jenkins)
  • Time: 2PM & 7PM
  • What: Interested in understanding more about what’s inside a gaming PC? Always dreamed of building your own? Here’s your chance to look inside an MSI gaming PC and have some interactive time learning the parts and how it all comes together! We will be holding two main times, but if you’re interested in learning about PCs, just reach out to a staff member!

Lostgamer Tournament

  • Location: Cross – Building B – Gaming Venue (East side facing Jenkins)
  • Time: 5PM -6PM
  • Prizing:
    • 5 x 1st Place: Raising Cane’s Box Combo Card
  • What: GeoGuesser rose in popularity in recent years, and what better way to be inclusive to a variety of gamers than by hosting a Lostgamer Tournament! We will run 5 mini matches resulting in 5 winners!

ABOUT OUR EVENT SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

MSI is a world leader in gaming, content creation, business & productivity and AIoT solutions. Bolstered by its cutting-edge R&D capabilities and customer-driven innovation, MSI has a wide-ranging global presence spanning over 120 countries. Its comprehensive lineup of laptops, graphics cards, monitors, motherboards, desktops, peripherals, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances, and vehicle infotainment and telematics systems are globally acclaimed. Committed to advancing user experiences through the finest product quality, intuitive user interface and design aesthetics, MSI is a leading brand that shapes the future of technology.

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When the OU ECCI Program first started, the focus was getting to the next milestone and building the brand and reputation of collegiate esports. 2023 became a pivotal year and the OU Esports Alumni Advisory Board was created to support initiatives for the program by leveraging the global alumni network.

The alumni board serves the developments and community of The University of Oklahoma Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation initiatives. These initiatives include but are not limited to professional development opportunities, fundraising strategic development, alumni intergration and programming, and advocacy campaigns.

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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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