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The OU Gaming & Esports Facilities Overview

Since 2016, we've worked to build relationships with peers in the region and entities inside of OU for space utilization. During the Fall 2023 semester we will be announcing our full renovation plans that will execute over the course of the next several years. All of the needs in our spaces will tie back to the intentional design of all our pillars and programs and then scale up over time.

Get ready! The start of the physical home for the OU Gaming Club and OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation is quickly approaching and will be here before Fall 2023 is over! Photos will be added as multiple spaces come online.

Our Offices & Spaces

These spaces are here, open, and are being utilized already.

The gaming space and lab enabled through dropping all the usable tech in the space as is. Usable in Fall 2023 with renovation plans in Summer 2024.

The development office enabled through dropping all the usable tech in the space as is. Usable in Summer 2023 with renovation plans in Summer 2024. Preview pictures coming.

Heavily Used Spaces

These spaces we leverage heavily but are public domain. We only list spaces we use that have extensive time booked for our needs and purposes. 

Dens are used multiple times a week, every week, for team development across our six(6) pillars. This includes collaboration meetings, VoD review for competitive teams, and coworking space for productivity. 

Originally a planned space by the now defunct ONE U tech store on campus and our Director back in 2016-2017, this space was designed for BYOC "Bring your own computer" events, console tournaments, and small sized esports events. During it's first year in 2018, we hosted the inagural bedlam series as well as end of year event programming inside it. Below is an example of how we leverage this space for exhibitions and showcase matches like Bedlam. 

The DIY space was originally designed as a maker space. When it's not being used for that we use this weekly for one of the oldeset Smash Brothers weekly tournaments in the states. This happens every Friday night and is called "Sooner Smash Dojo" or simply by the regional community, "Sooners". We also heavily leverage this space for console based programming and end of year and back to school programming needs. 

In the Fall 2021 semester, further developments and influence across campus has not only helped us develop curriculum inside Gaylord for journalism topics, it's also made resources become more and more impactful, available, and relevant. Gaylord now houses podcast style production spaces that are designed for live streaming, talk shows, and interest based programming. 

Planned Spaces

Spaces listed here are actively in development now. 

In 2023 we will show our upcoming venue as the home for all programming you see on this website. The current preview spaces will be fully renovated. Stay tuned!

The LLC, Learning Living Community, concept now for gaming and esports culture and program development. Stay tuned!