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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 modernization of productivity and workflows across campus.

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Student Spotlight


Matt "Silverplussonic" Miller, Streaming Director, OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation

Matthew Miller, the Stream Director for OU Esports and a senior meteorology major, has developed his love for streaming through his time at OU Esports. Learn more about one of our early on student leadership who helped enabled scholarships to OU under the banner of content creation in gaming and esports.

Read about Streaming Director Matthew Miller

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

OU ECCI Announces 2022 Summer Camps for Ages 13-19! SIGN UP TODAY!

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.

Since Summer 2020 we have run esports Summer camps. This marks the first year we drop all partners, take the experiences learned within our student leadership, and are executing everything from start to finish through our very own grown expertise. 2022 will mark the final year of virtual ONLY camps. Get signed up today!

LEARN ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMPS

The Importance of Community in Esports & Gaming, a Tribute to Drake “Dr. Ake” Brooks

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.

In April 2022, the OU Family sustained the loss of 3 meteorology students. One of which was Drake "Dr. Ake" Brooks, an unapologetical gaming advocate who personified the importance of community emphasis for engagement and inclusion. Take a moment to understand why this is so critical to our recipe for success and learn a little bit about a student champion gone way to early.

Read about Drake and Our Community

Head of Coaching Staff and Overwatch Coach Joshua "Thumper" Riesenberg featured in OU Grad Story


 

OU ECCI Hosts the Inaugural Sooner Spring Clash Esports Series, presented by McDonalds in collaboration with OU ROTC, The K20 Center, Sooner Sports Properties, & HXC Gaming

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.

On April 22nd and 23rd, 2022, OU ECCI executed the first ever Sooner Spring Clash Esports Series as the start of new collaborations and partnerships on campus aimed at community impact and athletic fan engagement. Several firsts go along with this event and is only the start of our further integration and expansion across the OU family of students, staff, faculty, fans, and supporters! Stay tuned!

Read the Sooner Spring Clash Recap

OU ECCI Surpasses $10K OU Giving Day Goal!

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.

Every year The University of Oklahoma hosts Giving Day which focuses on raising awareness and funds for programs all over campus. From student organizations, to auxilary student programs, and academic extra-curriculars there are many ways to support the future. Look at our recap of our 24 hour stream!

Read our OU Giving Day Recap

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


 


 

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