Our Intercollegiate Competition Program is focused on developing teams and individuals for direct competition in various events, leagues, and tournaments. While the lack of governance from known entities is currently limited, every school at this moment is developing their own standards for eligibility referencing their own best practices, governance they are familiar to, and the rulesets of the competitions they are entering into. We are trying our best to standardize all requirements across the board with room for exceptions when they logically come up.

In late Fall 2018, the Esports Association at the University of Oklahoma officially obtained Competitive Club status and is officially licensed to use the venerable OU Interlocking Logo for its apparel and branding. The final evolution of this organizational upgrade was renaming it to the OU Esports Club. As of the Spring 2020 semester, we do not currently offer scholarship opportunities through the university. That is purely due to the fact we are just now starting fundraising and building much more tangible relationships within the university administration and leadership. We are also researching scholarships for other parts of our development to achieve our goal of supporting the entire infrastructure of esports and not just competitors.

EVENTS & LEAGUES PARTICIPATING IN

  • Collegiate Starleague (CSL)
  • TESPA
  • OP Live! Dallas
  • Riot Games’ College Series (CLoL)
  • Other regional single day or weekend-long tournaments
* Additional research in other opportunities like NACe, AVGL, and more.

HOW WE SELECT EVENTS, LEAGUES, TOURNAMENTS

  • Scholarship or physical prize pool
  • Collegiate only participation
* We aim for scholarship prize pools to further justify the massive value add to the university through money going through the university workflow and adhering to preexisting governance for other energies on campus.
* Students are welcome and encouraged to participate in events that don’t meet our requirements for officially sanctioned events as “students from OU” based teams versus “OU licensed teams”.

OU INTERCOLLEGIATE ESPORTS COMPETITIVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Full-Time Student
  • On-Site Norman Campus
  • Wellness-based activities requirement*
  • Member of OU Esports Club in good standing
  • Good standing with the university
*we accommodate any/all physical disabilities

CURRENTLY DEVELOPING TEAMS & TITLES

  • Blizzard/Activision – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare(Cross platform) (TESPA)
  • Blizzard/Activision – Overwatch(PC) (3 teams) (TESPA)
  • Nintendo – Super Smash Brothers Ultimate(SWITCH) (1 Team) (CSL)
  • Psyonix – Rocket League(PC) (1 Team) (CRL)
  • Riot Games – League of Legends(PC) (3 Teams) (RIOT/CSL)
  • Ubisoft – TC:Rainbow 6 Siege(PC) (1 Team) (CollegeR6)
  • Valve – Counterstrike: Global Offensive (1 Team) (CSL)

CURRENTLY RESEARCHING TITLES

  • Epic Games – Fortnite (Cross-Platform) (TBD)
  • Riot Games – Valorant(PC) (TBD)
  • Valve – DotA2(PC) (CSL)

OUR TEAM

Jonathan Hudson

Intercollegiate Competition Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Competitive Teams Director is responsible for keeping tournament information up to date and staying on top of emerging tournaments that come online. Additionally, this role assists in keeping teams compliant with wellness requirements and time dedication.

BIO: Jonathan is seeking a bachelor's degree in Meteorology. His passion for weather started very young with an interest in storms and severe weather, and he hopes to take that passion and pursue a career in weather forecasting or research. Jonathan discovered the OU Esports Club upon arriving at OU in 2018 and quickly became very interested in the world of esports. He joined the OU Rocket League team in the Spring of 2020 and competed for three semesters before joining the club's leadership as the competitive director. Outside of gaming and studying meteorology, Jonathan also enjoys listening to and producing his own electronic music.

JONATHAN HUDSON
Intercollegiate Competition Director

Meteorology Major
Class of 2022

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Assistant Intercollegiate Competition Director

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Intercollegiate Competition Director

Do you want to help our cause and support our programs? We will soon have a direct way for you to do so with tax incentives to boot! Stay tuned for a reveal of our very own OU Foundation account for direct contributions.