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The Missing Link Between Rap Music and Esports?

It seems like the line between professional gaming and traditional pop culture it getting blurred each and every day. Matches being shown on ESPN, sports bars hosting watch parties, and even esports gaining a more mainstream audience, it's no surprise that big names are wanting to jump in on the…
Bailey Brown
September 16, 2020
Breaking NewsNewsSpotlights

NHL Starts their Dive into Esports

Another pro sports league ups their involvement with the esports world.If you're at all familiar with the pro-sports scene, you know that the NHL All-Star Game happened this weekend, January 25th, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis Missouri. The NHL sets aside a weekend every year to showcase the…
Bailey Brown
January 31, 2020
Author's OpinionsNotes from Leadership

Brighter than the Sun

Content Warning:   Sexual abuse, depression, anxiety   Please read at your own discretion whether it be about a class project, being within an unfamiliar environment, or even simply going to the grocery store. How do we overcome our anxieties and shine during personal battles? This article is the final…
Bailey Brown
November 14, 2019
Author's OpinionsNotes from Leadership

Growing Up Gaming

Some think that since it’s a stationary activity, it may cause weight gain. Some even believe in the false connections of gaming to violence. But what about the positive experiences, and what is it like to grow up gaming? This article is a part of the Notes from Leadership series,…
Bailey Brown
October 31, 2019
Author's OpinionsNotes from Leadership

What Makes Games Great?

graphics and physics engines have grown incredibly powerful, and some new games are outright breathtaking. But what makes games truly great? This article is a part of the Notes from Leadership series, a collection of articles from leaders of the OU Esports Club releasing throughout the fall 2019 semester.New fantasy…
Bailey Brown
October 3, 2019
Author's OpinionsBailey

Women in Esports

I have been working on this article for months. I started writing in January and planned to have it up the day after I started writing it. Events kept happening focused around the topic of Women in Esports/Gaming, so I kept pushing it off, wanting to add more and more…
Bailey Brown
April 23, 2019
Event CoverageSpotlights

Super Bit Wars 7

Super Bit Wars reached new heights this year with the highest amount of attendants to ever come to the event. “It was the largest event in OK gaming that I know of,” said Pooyan “Rice,” one of the tourney organizers. The event took place all day, March 30th. And players…
Bailey Brown
April 2, 2019
Author's Opinions

Digital vs. Physical. What’s The Fuss?

For the last few years, the argument over whether physical or digital versions of games are better, have been circling the gaming industry. Creators, developers, collectors, and casual players debate over the pros and cons that go with both physical and digital copies.This conversation really took off in August of…
Bailey Brown
March 26, 2019
Author's Opinions

6 Things We Want From Gen 8.

If you haven't been on social media in the past 24 hours, you may not know that Nintendo and the Pokemon Company announced the newest generation of Pokemon in a direct yesterday morning. Pokemon Sword and Shield. The game is scheduled to release in 'late 2019' exclusively on the Nintendo…
Bailey Brown
February 28, 2019
Misc.Spotlights

Loot & XP: Norman’s Getaway for Gamers

Nestled on the corner of 24th and Main, Loot & XP is Norman's only board game cafe. With over hundreds of games and over a 100 RPG books, there is something for every gamer, casual or veteran. Loot & XP started on Main Street by five owners in 2015. Inspired…
Bailey Brown
January 29, 2019
NewsOU XP

OU XP Teaser

We've been working hard over here at Sooner Esports. Our video team has been creating something exciting for the spring semester. Here's the official teaser trailer for our upcoming documentary; OU XP!
Bailey Brown
January 15, 2019
Misc.

Advertising in Video Games

Last semester, I took an advertising class that discussed the correct target audiences for products and how to advertise them. Our client was Taco Bell, which as you can imagine, was a pretty easy client to figure out their target audience. The stereotypical gamer was going to be our focus…
Bailey Brown
October 23, 2018
Event CoverageMisc.News

Are Video Games Really Bad for You?

During our time at OP Live, my team and I attended a few panels of what they called "Parent Talks." They were designed to educate parents of children who are interested in video games. With the growth of the industry, there's no question that people, not just parents, might be…
Bailey Brown
October 10, 2018
Author's OpinionsEvent Coverage

OP Live 2018

OP Live 2018 This past weekend, I got to attend OP Live Dallas, held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. The convention was part collegiate tournament, part introduction into the esports scene. There were so many vendors and professions from the industry, it was perfect for the seasoned…
Bailey Brown
September 27, 2018