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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.

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Student Spotlight


Joshua "Thumper" Riesenberg, Head Coach of Overwatch, OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation

Josh is a massive force in the standardization and maturity of workflow, policy creation, and innovation of new ideas across all of our developments. He is the responsible force behind the first ever externally recruited esports team to OU. Read more about this current pioneer who is currently an education undergrad student and a future Creative Media Production Graduate candidate.

Read about Coach Thumper

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

Campus Wide Beat Saber Tournament in Collaboration with OU University Libraries!

In collaboration with OU University Libraries we're hosting a free campus wide Beat Saber tournament! Two different days to come practice, watch, and submit your best score! 

Register Here!

OU Esports & Gaming Club Hosts Over 300 Students for Back to School Weekend!

Over 300 students came out across our three days of programming focused on fellowship while we gave away over $4K in prizes thanks to our sponsors at Computer Connection, HyperX, and HxC Gaming Events

Read About Our Back to School Events

Gaylord Officially Launches First Esports Influenced Curriculum!

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication launched the first ever esports inspired curriculum focused on live streaming production fro zero knowledge. This practicum course is part of opportunities available to Creative Media Production undergraduate students. Read about it the Gaylord Newsletter. 

Read the Current Gaylord Newsletter

Here's Our Report Card! See How We're Doing With Our Fall 2021 Report

In 2016, Director Moog built a vision. In 2019, he publicized it through a very public TEDxOU Talk. Let's see how we're doing for our Fall 2021 state of esports & gaming at OU report. 

Read Our Fall 2021 Updates

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

OU Esports Director Mike "Moog" Aguilar featured in EdTech Magazine's Top 30 Higher Ed IT Influencers for Upcoming Year


In June 2021, Director Moog was featured as a top 30 influencer in higher ed for EdTech Magazine which is run by CDW-G. This list extends the entire upcoming year and it is perfect timing as we ramp up for an exciting school year on multiple fronts. Take a look at the list and his interview below.

See the List Read Interview, Part 1 Read Interview, Part 2


 


 

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