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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

The OU ECCI Merch Store is Here! Support OU in a new topic!

This has been one of the biggest asks we've had from our students outside of programs, alumni, and parents. It has now begun starting with our intercollegiate esports jersey replica with custom names and gamertags straight to your doorstep. Get yours now!

GRAB YOUR JERSEY!

OU Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation Receives $20,000 Gift From Williams Companies for Program Support

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.

We are excited to announce Williams (Tulsa, OK) as our first corporate sponsor in supporting our program & initiatives as we continue to grow our efforts in Oklahoma & beyond!

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OU ECCI Partners With OKSE for K-12 Esports Development

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.

We’re supporting our Oklahoma K-12 developments formally as Oklahoma Scholastic Esports has been putting in serious work to create infrastructure and opportunities for their over 110+ schools now ranging from grades 4 and up!

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OU Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation Partners With PlayNACL, ReachTV to Create Career Pipelines

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.

The University of Oklahoma Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation Department in the Division of Student Affairs has partnered with PlayNACL and ReachTV to leverage The OU Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation development for career pipelines.

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OU ECCI Hosts over 375 students for Back to School. Take a Look at Our Recap!

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.

Our Fall 2022 Back to School event hosted more than 375 students throughout the weekend as we kick off the new school year with over 3.15K in community and 215 in development, a plus +500 and +35 since last year's end of year organizational pulse.

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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


 


 


 

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