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Video Game Stories Are Powerful Tools

Picture from Playstation.com The level of interactivity found within single-player gaming experiences is particularly good for telling stories that impact the player. It leaves them considering the messages contained within and helps immerse them within the gameplay.Talking about stories and the personal experiences they have…
Will Edmonds
October 5, 2022
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
InterviewsOur Partners

K20 and OU Esports Collaboration

Oklahoma public schools statewide have entered into the world of Esports. This has been made possible by organizations around the state providing the resources necessary to compete. One such organization is the K20 center, a research center dedicated to providing extra-curricular activities.The K20 center provides…
Cooper Marshall
June 2, 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
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Why You MUST Pay Attention to Esports

If the past month has told us anything about sports, storylines are what pays the bills and what gets people in the seats. Every sport with at least a modicum of a following recognizes that storylines generate passion — for college, this statement can be…
Gavyn Roberts
December 11, 2021