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About Overwatch

Overwatch is a six(6) person team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Activision Blizzard. Described as a “hero shooter”, Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 30 characters, known as “heroes”, each with a unique style of play that is divided into three general roles that fit their purpose. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time.

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Gameplay Trailer

ABOUT OU OVERWATCH LEADERSHIP

Team Focus

This team’s weekly schedule consists of 2-3 scrims, 3-4 hours of VoD review, and 2-3 matches with an emphasis on fellowship outside of training and performance. Our goal is to play better than the sum of our parts by always focusing on how we can impact both our plan to win a fight but also the enemies plan.

Milestones

Southern Esports Invitational Grand Champions (Oct 2020)
2021 Cheez-it Grooves Invitational Top 8 Finish (July 2021)
– Consistent Overwatch Collegiate Cup Top 16 Finishes
– First ever externally recruited students to OU on scholarship (Fall 2021)
– Top 5 finish at Inaugural Kentucky Invitational 2022

Program Overview

Platform: PC
Team Size: Six(6)
First Established: Fall 2017 by Callie “Kit” Simonton (Class of 2020)
Primary 2022-2023 Tournament: Overwatch Homecoming
Summer Camps: Yes
Scholarships:
 Yes (Up to $2,250/yr)
Other 2022-2023 Events:
– NACE Starleague

– 4th Annual Bedlam vs OKST
– 3rd Annual OUTX Red River Clash

Joshua "Thumper" Riesenberg

Head Coach, Overwatch

Joshua first started playing video games when he was 7, Ratchet and Clank on the PS1. He quickly made the switch to first-person shooters and has used the years of experience, along with his education degree, to begin a coaching career. Joshua made the switch to PC in 2018 when he realized the Overwatch community was mostly based there. Since then he has been the Head Coach for the OU Overwatch Development for 2 years, coached 3 GGNA championship teams, and consulted with dozens of other teams that have gone on to win their respective leagues. He has used his love of teaching and Overwatch to develop players and teams and can do the same for you.

- Over 10 years in esports and tournaments
- Over 15 years in Gaming
- Near completion in an Education degree from OU
- Over 3 years coaching Overwatch
- Experienced in both team and individual coaching and VOD reviewing

Joshua “Thumper” Riesenberg
Head Coach, Overwatch

Journalism & Mass Comm (Masters)
Class of 2024

Cale "Froggo" Childs

Team Manager

Cale “Froggo” Childs
Team Manager, Overwatch

Civil Engineering
Class of 2025

'21-'22 Overall GPA

3.12

'21-'22 Scholarship ONLY GPA

3.01

Total Scholarships Awarded

15,000

OU OVERWATCH CRIMSON ROSTER (Scholarship Team - Externally Recruited)

Jefferson "Jeffy" Arrington

Overwatch Crimson

Jefferson “Jeffy” Arrington
Overwatch Black

BioChem
Class of 2024

Caleb "Lugo" Bingham

Overwatch Crimson

Caleb “Lugo” Bingham
Overwatch Crimson

Undecided
Class of 2026

Andre "ProGamer" Holiman

Overwatch Crimson

Andre “ProGramer” Holiman
Overwatch Crimson

Mathematics
Class of 2026

Elijah "Revan" Lafferty

Overwatch Crimson

Elijah “Revan” Lafferty
Overwatch Crimson

Undecided
Class of 2025

Matthew "Quinn" O'Quinn

Overwatch Crimson

Matthew “Quinn” O’Quinn
Overwatch Crimson

Theatre: Scenic Design
Class of 2025

Brandon "Woobly" Withers

Overwatch Crimson

Brandon “Woobly” Withers
Overwatch Crimson

Computer Science
Class of 2026

OU OVERWATCH CRIMSON ROSTER

VACANT

Overwatch Black

VACANT
Overwatch Black

TBD
Class of 202x

Caleb "Subpar" Alberda

Overwatch Black

Caleb “Subpar” Alberda
Overwatch Black

Electrical Engineering
Class of 2026

Josh "Laizir" Dick

Overwatch Black

Josh “Laizir” Dick
Overwatch Black

Computer Engineering
Class of 2025

Noah "Blade" Faught

Overwatch Black + Crimson Sub

Noah “Blade” Faught
Overwatch Black + Crimson Sub

Computer Science
Class of 2026

Dylan "Scorp" Swartz

Overwatch Black

Dylan “Scorp” Swartz
Overwatch Black

Computer Science
Class of 2026

Luke "whereIsmyson" Whitehead

Overwatch Black

Luke “whereIsmyson” Whitehead
Overwatch Black

Biomedical Engineering
Class of 2023