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King of the Sticks 2018

The King of the Sticks 2018 took place October 27th, 2018, and some of the top players in the state and a few out-of-state players came to compete in the tournament which had 173 attendees and 10 different events to participate in. Oklahoma Rankings for top players prior to the tournament…
Matthew Viriyapah
November 9, 2018
Event CoverageFund RaisingNewsPhilanthropy

Sooner Extra Life!

Extra Life: Most everyone has heard of it, but not many people actually know what it’s about. What is Extra Life, and why is it so important to the Esports Association at OU? Extra Life, a charity movement started in 2008 to help the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals, is…
David Kaucic
October 29, 2018
Event Coverage

Dragon Ball Fighter Z – The Top 5 Players

This is the first on a series to show who are the top players in the Oklahoma Fighting Game Community. And with King of the Sticks, the last major Oklahoma regional of the year, just around the corner, fans and competitors alike should remember these tags. These players are the…
Matthew Viriyapah
October 18, 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
Event Coverage

The Future of Collegiate Esports

With more and more people tuning in to watch professional esports tournaments, larger companies are turning their heads into an area of esports that has remained mostly untapped, colleges. More colleges are looking into homing esport teams and there’s been a lot more support for college student teams from tournament…
Salvador Soldi
October 4, 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
Event Coverage

CSGO London Major: Teams to Look Out For

With the CS:GO player break coming to an end and with the London major and Dreamhack Stockholm on the horizon, everyone’s eyes is on how these rosters will perform. Teams have had over a month to prepare for the next upcoming tournaments and we can expect to see teams coming…
Salvador Soldi
August 30, 2018
Back to SchoolEvent Coverage

Back To School, Back to Gaming

They began Friday afternoon with three tournaments hosted in the One University Store on campus; Super Smash Brothers Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Speedrunners. Over 20 students participated in the Smash Brothers Tournament, and over a dozen students competed in Mario Kart 8 and Speedrunners. Many being new members…
Bailey Brown
August 21, 2018
Author's OpinionsEvent CoverageSpotlights

SoonerCon 27

It's convention season. With thousands attending big conventions like E3, San Diego, and Denver Comic Con, and others later this summer, it can be hard here in Oklahoma to not be a little jealous. You may be thinking that Oklahoma will never have anything as good as those. But look…
Bailey Brown
June 26, 2018
Event CoverageUncategorized

MSI Predictions and Power Rankings

It’s that time of the year again, and Riot Games’ Mid-Season Invitational is fast approaching. This year marks a new age for North America: Team Liquid is representing the region at MSI, taking the place usually occupied by Team SoloMid and (one time) Counter Logic Gaming. Across the Atlantic, an…
David Kaucic
April 30, 2018
Event CoverageLeague of Legends

League of Legends Tournament

On November 12th, OU Esports Association held their first ever tournament with five teams battling it out in five rounds of League of Legends. The tournament was held on OU's campus as well as streamed on OU Esports Association's Twitch page. In round one, 'OU IT Services' took the first…
Bailey Brown
April 24, 2018