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Welcome to The Home for All Things Esports & Gaming at OU

Welcome to The University of Oklahoma Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation Department in the Division of Student Affairs. Our mission is to personify the gaming and esports communities through execution while fostering development and engagement for all fans of these topics alike while leveraging our culture and influence to innovate modernatiztion of productivity and workflows across campus.

Health authorities throughout the world are focused on this illness and OU has highly professional, trained medical staff who are closely following developments, working closely with other University, county, and state offices to make well-informed decisions, and committed to protecting the health of the OU community. All OU Esports events are done in a virtual environment until further notice. 

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Student Spotlight


Kara Brightwell, Community Outreach Coordinator of The OU Esports Club

Kara is the first ever Community Outreach Coordinator for OU's esports developments and graudates this Spring 2021 with a Master of Arts in International Studies. She leaves behind a legacy of philanthropy through gaming and shares insights with her journey within our progam during it's most volatile and entreprenuerial developmental stages.

Read about Kara Brightwell

Alumni Spotlight


An Interview with Team Liquid Writer and 2017 Alumna, Sarah Enders

We have a growing pool of talented alumni in and out of the gaming and esports industry and we're kicking off our new ou.edu home page with featuring one of the first we ever learned about, Sarah Enders. If you're new to all of this, Team Liquid is the esports equaivalent to a professional org from the NFL or NBA but in esports. As a testament to this space, this Sooner is still based in Norman while Team Liquid is based in China.

Read about Sarah Enders

Summer 2021 Virtual Overwatch Camps NOW OPEN! (Ages 13-18)

In collaboration with US Sports Camps, we're offering two Overwatch development camps targeting 13-18 year olds and open to all skill ranges. If you have any questions about our camps please do not hesitate to reach out beforehand. 

Dates: 
June 14 - June 18th, 2021
July 26 - July 30th, 2021

Ask About Camps Learn More About Our Camps

OU Announces The Solidus Scholarships for Gaming & Esports Energies

On March 3, 2021, The University of Oklahoma announced the Solidus Scholarships for esports and gaming opportunities. Our Media & News team at Sooner Esports provided a deep dive into what it all means and shares the story of Forest Dayne "Solidus" Sharp. 

Read more about the Solidus Awards

2020 Creative Media Production Alum, Stingray Schuller, and Media & News Team Produces OU XP 2.0 Documentary


OU Fine Arts Student and Call of Duty Coach, Jody Farmer, Featured in Stars & Stripes


Stars and Stripes, a military focused periodical, featured our very own caster, streamer, and Coach Jody Farmer, a dual service veteran and current OU student who is helping us mature and grow our Call of Duty developments and much more! Give it a read! Stars and Stripes originated back in 1861!

Read about Coach Jody Farmer

Director Mike "Moog" Aguilar featured in Fall 2020 Honors College Newsletter


Slow and steady has been our recipe for success and since we became a department under Student Affairs we've been anything but slow. Get to know our Director and why and how we're structured the way we are. Mike "Moog" Aguilar, has been a technology strategist for OU IT supporting the Honors College since 2013 and was appointed by Dr. David Surratt, the VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, in September 2020 to become the first ever Director of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation for The University of Oklahoma.

See the Honor's article

 


 

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