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Rae Machado

Our TeamsOverwatch

OU Esports to Host Overwatch Watch Party

Matthew “Quinn” O’Quinn, one of the tank players on the OU Overwatch Crimson roster, is thrilled to have this new opportunity for the community to come together and cheer on the competitive Esports teams. “There are very few opportunities for other people to go and…
Rae Machado
September 23, 2022
iRacingOur TeamsOverwatchValorant

Fall 2022 Competitive Preview

With new teams, high stakes competitions and exciting events, there is no shortage of OU Esports hype.The OU Valorant teams will be joining in the inaugural College Valorant Season (CVAL), hosted directly through Riot Scholastic Association of America. This season will consist of three tournaments…
Rae Machado
September 23, 2022
Our Partners

OU ECCI Partners With OKSE for K-12 Esports Development

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, Sept., 20, 2022 – The University of Oklahoma Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation Department in the Division of Student Affairs is joining forces with Oklahoma Scholastic Esports to further promote esports opportunities and pipeline development within the K-12 sector, effective immediately.OKSE was founded in…
Rae Machado
September 19, 2022
End of YearEvent Coverage

End of Year Bash

OU Esports held its End of Year Bash this weekend, celebrating the year’s achievements and allowing students to gather and play games together before dead week.The bash kicked off on Friday night with the Sooner Smash Dojo, a weekly “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” tournament for…
Rae Machado
May 3, 2022
Spotlights

Student Spotlight: Zachary Satz

The Graduating Marketing DirectorFor Zach Satz, the Marketing Director for OU Esports and a senior art, technology and culture major in the College of Fine Arts, his experiences in OU Esports goes far beyond just gaming. Satz found his love for Esports in his final…
Rae Machado
April 13, 2022
Author's Opinions

The Game Jam Community

How quickly can a game be created? A month? A week? Less than 48 hours?Game Jams have pushed this idea to the limit for years, bringing together teams of developers, who are sometimes strangers before the event, to dedicate their energy to one cause: create…
Rae Machado
February 25, 2022
Author's Opinions

Motion Capture In Games: An Overview

There are many factors that people love to judge video games on, anything from the specifics of a battle system to whether there was too much water in the world. Above all, though, the first thing that players notice in a video game is its…
Rae Machado
October 20, 2021
Philanthropy

Garden Story, and How Games Impact Charity

When any sort of art form is created, including video games, a purpose is always behind it. Most players may see that purpose to be purely that of providing entertainment, and in some cases, that may be true. Some video games were created as a…
Rae Machado
September 29, 2021