Our Intercollegiate Esports 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 rebranded as the OU Esports Club with official licensing to use the venerable OU Interlocking Logo for its apparel and branding. The final evolution of this organizational upgrade was departmentalizing under Student Affairs as Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation. As of the Fall 2021 semester, we currently offer scholarship opportunities through the university. We will now actively be looking to go grow the amounts year over year until we can take care of 100% of the costs of attending OU. 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.