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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 Spotlights


Elise "elisu" Siler, Media Lead, OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation

During Elise's time with OU Esports, Elise “Elisu” Siler found a home with as the Media Lead for OU Esports. They are a senior art, technology, and culture major. OU Esports helped foster their love for gaming. Read more about Elise in our new student feature!

Read about Media Lead Elise Siler


Hashim "BrownDieselWagon" Hassany, Asst. Community Diretor, OU Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation

Hashim found ways to give back to the OU Esports and Gaming Club communities that had given him so much through his time as both the OU Gaming Club Assistant Community Director and Outreach Coordinator. From organizing events to get students together to have fun, to reaching out to sponsors, Hassany has made a lasting impact on the community.

Read about Asst. Community Director Hashim Hassany

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 Releases Fall 2022 Full Program GPA Report Card

As a new standard semesterly and yearly update article here is our Fall 2022 all program report card and scholarship awardees. Take a look inside for further deep dive!

READ OUR REPORT CARD

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!

READ THE PRESS RELEASE

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!

READ THE PRESS RELEASE

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.

READ THE PRESS RELEASE

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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