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The Last Campfire Review

The Last Campfire is Hello Games' first foray into a fully single-player experience since their arguably rocky start with No Man’s Sky and its subsequent revival over the years.This heroic effort by Hello Games to redeem their game and make it live up to what was initially advertised has succeeded,…
Matthew Hurt
September 26, 2020
Author's OpinionsNotes from Leadership

Brighter than the Sun

Content Warning:   Sexual abuse, depression, anxiety   Please read at your own discretion whether it be about a class project, being within an unfamiliar environment, or even simply going to the grocery store. How do we overcome our anxieties and shine during personal battles? This article is the final…
Bailey Brown
November 14, 2019
Author's OpinionsNotes from Leadership

Growing Up Gaming

Some think that since it’s a stationary activity, it may cause weight gain. Some even believe in the false connections of gaming to violence. But what about the positive experiences, and what is it like to grow up gaming? This article is a part of the Notes from Leadership series,…
Bailey Brown
October 31, 2019
Event CoverageSpotlights

Super Bit Wars 7

Super Bit Wars reached new heights this year with the highest amount of attendants to ever come to the event. “It was the largest event in OK gaming that I know of,” said Pooyan “Rice,” one of the tourney organizers. The event took place all day, March 30th. And players…
Bailey Brown
April 2, 2019
Spotlights

Sarah Enders: OU Alum and Writer for Team Liquid

日本語翻訳者 NIHONGO HONYAKUSHA - This means Japanese Translator and it is just one of the many things Sarah "LiquidSenders" Enders does for Team Liquid, an esports team filled with world-renown players like Double Lift, Nemo, and Hungrybox. Enders's day to day as a departmental assistant is just as varied as…
Matthew Viriyapah
March 1, 2019
Misc.Spotlights

Loot & XP: Norman’s Getaway for Gamers

Nestled on the corner of 24th and Main, Loot & XP is Norman's only board game cafe. With over hundreds of games and over a 100 RPG books, there is something for every gamer, casual or veteran. Loot & XP started on Main Street by five owners in 2015. Inspired…
Bailey Brown
January 29, 2019
NewsOU XP

OU XP Teaser

We've been working hard over here at Sooner Esports. Our video team has been creating something exciting for the spring semester. Here's the official teaser trailer for our upcoming documentary; OU XP!
Bailey Brown
January 15, 2019
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

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
Misc.Spotlights

We’re the News Team

Welcome to a new school year Sooners! Let us introduce ourselves. We are the writers of Sooner Esports. The name is Stingray Schuller, yes, Stingray. I am a transfer student from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Creative Media Production. Freshman year of…
Bailey Brown
August 14, 2018
Misc.

Exciting Things are Coming!

In four short months, Sooner Esports has grown so much. We started as a small team of four, working hard to get out three articles a week for our readers. Between the end of our semester at OU, jobs, extracurricular, and of course, gaming, it was not an easy task.…
Bailey Brown
August 7, 2018
Spotlights

Welcome to The 2018-2019 School Year Sooners!

Starting today at 5PM CST we will reopen the general application to the org for OU students across the Norman, HSC, and Tulsa campuses. After concluding our first school year of infrastructure development we took a small break over the summer to relax and polish some things up. Before we…
Mike "Moog" Aguilar
July 16, 2018
Our TeamsRocket LeagueSpotlights

Rocket League – Just Soccer With Cars?

Everyone dreads that question from their parent or relative: “What’s that game you’re playing?” It’s almost impossible to answer, especially to our out-of-touch Baby Boomer parents whose last video game was Ms. Pac-Man. Some games have it easier. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have an easy time saying “We’re counter-terrorists and…
David Kaucic
May 14, 2018