Our Supports & Strategic Partners
We pride ourselves on building relationships of mutual gain and with an objective-oriented strategic focus. We also actively work to protect the preexisting communities in and outside of OU and find organic and collaborative ways of elevating the diverse interests of the gaming and esports communities. Take a look at the champions right in our backyard coupled with our partners that have kept our development growing, moving forward, and at a constant rate of expansion. We define partners by relationship building on a first name basis with direct coordination on efforts. If they are on this list it’s because we’ve worked with their administration first hand. Quality over quantity!
Structured gaming and esports developments creates leaders. It also creates a community and sparks innovation. At Williams, we’re focused on building the next generation energy marketplace. We’re also focused on building a high-performing, diverse workforce, which is why we support esports programs. Visit our Careers page at Williams. Williams is a Tulsa, Oklahoma based company.
Computer Connection is the one-stop shop for computer parts, repairs, and custom builds in the OKC metro area since 1998. Our passionate team loves to create innovative and challenging builds, and knows the ins and outs of what specifications are needed for a variety of games and gaming PCs. We are proud to bring expertise and creativity in building to the OKC gaming scene. This 2nd generation alumni owned business helps members of our community with all things computer needs related.
Our Recruitment & Youth Development Partners
Oklahoma Scholastic Esports, or OKSE, is a teacher founded, led, and organized Oklahoma K-12 league representing over 115+ middle/high schools across the state which results in over 2.5K+ students (As of Fall 2022) being involved in intentional gaming and esports structure, development, and growth. Founded in 2019 it has become the states largest K-12 league with inclusion now for grades 4 and up.
OKSE is a direct partner in opportunity creation for K-12 pipelines in Oklahoma in tandem with our own efforts stabilizing, growing, and build infrastructure in higher education. This partnership will result in future events, recruitment, and additional networking for students and coaches alike on both sides.
To see a real-time list of all the schools in the OKSE league in Oklahoma CLICK HERE.
Stay Plugged In is the result of the parental need to support their kids. The founder of espin.gg is a father who was motivated to support his child by creating the hub of information, networking, and elevation of knowledge to other parents like themself. The end result is a recruitment and educational portal that emphasizes elevation of common knowledge, opportunities, and potential to parents and youth alike. Espin.gg also has a deep affinity for supporing their local scene in North Carolina and is further exploring expansion of this focus in other regions where the support structure is ready for further elevation.
The Texas Scholastic Esports Federation was formed as a passion project from educators across the state of Texas who understood the value for students to take part in. TEXSEF represents teachers innovating solutions to meet their students where they are through execution.
Alongside the competitive leagues, they will offer resources for new clubs, professional development packages, live event planning (including regional & state championships), coaching guides and clinics, and more.
Our Local Partners
DC and Jenna are the co-owners of Commonspace Game Cafe, the leveled up version of Oklahoma’s first board game cafe! There’s over 4,000 square feet of gaming goodness, including a console area, an arcade set up, a pool table, and hundreds of board games and RPG books! They also have an in-house kitchen so they can make goodies such as pizzas, paninis, smoothies, boba teas, and more! Of course, with the current pandemic situation, masks are required for entry, and they make sure all tables and games are sanitized after use for the safety of everyone. Looking forward to seeing folks at the gaming tables! Commonspace also has a study area with whiteboard and easy cafe access for all those study needs!
GetRECt is the premier League of Legends tournament operator in the Oklahoma region. Through their success, they have further expanded their reach and impact in our surrounding states. GetRECt was our very first strategic development partner starting the conversations for alignment and growth in Summer 2017. Aside from League of Legends, GR often hosts tournaments and fun programming to expand their offerings and continuously add value to the communities in the region.
HXC is a premier Fighting Game Community (FGC) focused tournament operate in the Oklahoma region. This 10+ year organization has put on the largest FGC focused tournament in Oklahoma called Super Bit Wars. Outside of tournament operations they are considered a community leader in the space and assist, collaborate, and bring to life events for 3rd parties and other flagship tournaments outside of Oklahoma.
The Police Athletic League came to life in New York City in 1914 with a two-fold intention: to create a safe place for kids to play and to better the relationship between police officers and youth. The OKC PAL(501c3) program exists in support of that same mission. We aim to drive change by providing positive opportunities for our youth and their future. We are all about Cops Helping Kids Succeed!
In 2020, OKC PAL launched their new esports programs which we have been involved on early and have already supported multiple events for youth in collaboration. OKC PAL is also connected in with Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Our Global & National Partners
NACL is an esports and entertainment organization that hosts video game tournaments and league play for universities and colleges with scholarship prizes. The NACL has a multitude of revenue streams and is entering a relatively unexplored niche in the esports market.
The NACL is also a broadcasting company, as it will stream and upload the matches played at the tournaments and throughout the year in league play. This will provide marketing both for the company itself and a place for sponsors to pay and have their brand put up and marketed.
Uconnect Esports was born from years of experience being in the exact same place we are but at Texas A&M. Through the very early days of collegiate development, their Owner & CEO has helped ease one of the biggest challenges for student organizational leaders to find resources that incentivize participation and bring the cool factor to campus events. By streamlining the sponsorship workflow to a form with very clear requirements for deliverables, Uconnect empowers student organizations to gain a lot of momentum almost immediately at the event conception phase of planning.