This is an opportunity for High School Seniors to come try out for the Oklahoma City University Esports team (okcu.edu/esports). Scholarships will be available for talented players. Games include: Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League, Smash, Call of Duty.
Esports at UCO will be holding it’s first BYOC open to the public! Come out and make some friends!
We are having an Ultimate launch party and will be giving out a FREE copy of Smash Ultimate for one lucky entrant!
The only price to pay is $5 at the door for unlimited fun and excitement.
Esports at UCO will be offering tournaments for Overwatch, League of Legends, CS:GO, and Smash Ultimate!
This event will be held in UCO’s ballroom from 12pm to 10pm.
Smash Ultimate 1v1 bracket will start at 5:30 so be there before!
Gaming Marathon Spans Three Days, Norman Locales Nov. 2-4
Norman, Okla. – It’s all fun and games for a good cause this weekend at the Tom Love Innovation Hub. Gamers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the inaugural Sooner Extra Life gaming marathon Nov. 2-3 at the Tom Love Innovation Hub on University of Oklahoma research campus in Norman, and Nov. 4 at Sooner Mall’s Immersion House and Loot and XP. The weekend event includes video games on multiple consoles, virtual reality, as well as board and role-playing games. A donation of $10 is suggested, and all proceeds for the weekend benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“We are proud to partner with the Esports Association at OU and support the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma through the inaugural Sooner Extra Life event,” said Tom Wavering, executive director of the Tom Love Innovation Hub. “OU has a strong history of supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma through Soonerthon, and we are excited to expand the ways in which students, faculty, staff and the community can support this critical institution.”
Some of the many games include Smash Brothers, League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League and Dungeons and Dragons. Cosplayers are encouraged to come in age appropriate, gaming character attire, and participants are welcome to bring their own board games, video games and consoles, laptops and PCs.
Hard core gamers are encouraged to drum up financial support for their gaming endeavors via the Sooner Extra Life fundraising website at bit.ly/SOONEREXTRALIFE, much like runners obtain support for walk-a-thons.
Extra Life, a charity movement started in 2008 to help the Children’s Hospital Foundation, is an annual event where gamers across the globe raise funds during a 24-hour live stream of all sorts of games. This year, the Esports Association at OU and the Tom Love Innovation Hub are joining the fray and taking it one step further by hosting an array of games and tournaments.
Although specific games and tournaments will be highlighted, additional games of all sorts will be offered throughout the weekend for anyone not participating in tournaments. All tournaments will feature custom-made trophies and commemorative plaques from the Innovation Hub’s own Fabrication Lab, and many also feature participation prizes. Prizes will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, so players are encouraged to sign up early.
From 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, the Smash community of the Esports Association will be hosting Smash Brothers tournaments for Melee and Smash 4. And while the Innovation Hub is asking for a $10 donation to participate in the weekend’s activities, the Smash tournaments are available at no extra cost.
Meanwhile, four Dungeons and Dragons games will run throughout the night. All experienced levels are encouraged play for a short 2.5-hour session. An additional $5 donation is recommended to participate, due to a limited availability of player slots.
The tournament continues Saturday morning with a League of Legends 1v1 tournament bracket kicking off at 9 a.m. The Innovation Hub will offer shoutcasting during the tournament for visitors, and those who lose early can play in the loser’s bracket for a small donation.
The Innovation Hub also will offer an Overwatch Hammond wrecking ball tournament racing across payload maps to take first place.
After the conclusion of those tournaments, a Rocket League 2v2 tournament with live shoutcasting will start at 11 a.m., as well as a Pokémon Showdown tournament. Both tournaments will have the option to enter a loser’s bracket with a donation.
At 6 p.m., the Overwatch World Cup Finals begin, so the Esports Association will be hosting a watch party for the World Cup at that time. At 8 p.m., the Innovation Hub will launch a Rock Band concert to round off the night.
For those less inclined to go head-to-head, Just Dance will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., organized Hearthstone casual games start at 9 a.m. and Jackbox Party Pack games will be available from 12:30 to 8 p.m.
Those who participate in tournaments will receive tickets that can be cashed in for anything from snacks to silent auction bids for gaming paraphernalia. Tournament winners will receive additional tickets, but tickets also can be purchased for $1 each. Silent auctions run Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A number of vendors will be set up at the Innovation Hub on Saturday, including The OKC Escape Room, which is bringing an escape trailer. Half of $20 admission costs for The OKC Escape Room trailer will go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The fundraising gaming festivities continue from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday in two other Norman locations: Sooner Mall’s Immersion Hub and Loot and XP.
Additional information about Sooner Extra Life is available online at http://www.sooneresports.org/2018/10/29/sooner-extra-life/and a Facebook page is available for RSVP information at https://www.facebook.com/events/2756339824392158/.
The Tom Love Innovation Hub is located on the University of Oklahoma research campus at 3 Partners Place, 201 David L. Boren Blvd. in Norman. The Innovation Hub’s website is http://www.ou.edu/innovationhub.
Tulsa Pop Kids, XPO Game Festival and OKPOP are partnering together to bring you the 2018 Tulsa Pop Culture Expo, November 2-4, at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa.
From Oklahoma Pop Culture to nationally recognized actors and comic industry pros, to the best gaming around; the Tulsa Pop Culture Expo is the one Tulsa Comic Con you do not want to miss!
* Superman Returns and Legends of Tomorrow star, Brandon Routh!
* Arrow, The Flash, and Gossip Girl star, Katie Cassidy!
* Firefly fan favorite, X-Files actor, and Chuck star, Adam Baldwin!
* Steven Universe and The Goldbergs star, Zach Callison!
* The Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville star, John Schneider!
* Ponyboy from The Outsiders, C. Thomas Howell!
* Gilmore Girls and Guardians of the Galaxy actor, Sean Gunn!
* Eddie Munster from The Munsters, Butch Patrick!
* The Stars of the hit tv show “CHiPs”, Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, and Robert Pine!
* Marvel Comics and DC Comics writer, Christopher Priest!
* With over 4.3 million subscribers Youtube subscribers, and over 1 billion views, Gameranx!
* Cosplayer and Twitch Streamer, Danica Rockwood!
Gaming at XPO and Tulsa Pop Culture Expo
Indie Alley Showcase
For the third year in a row, XPO Game Festival is bringing some amazing indie game talent to Tulsa and giving local developers a shot at the spotlight! This year, we’re offering studios from around the world a shot at cash prizes, including our first annual Scissor-Tail Prize, which will be given to the best submission created here in Oklahoma!
Each game will be playable on the floor, and you’ll be able to meet their creators too! If you’ve ever wanted a peek at the creative process behind making video games, this is your chance. It’s also a great opportunity for would-be game developers to make some connections.
See all of our amazing games in our Indie Alley Showcase right here!
Relive the glory days of coin-op gaming with tons of classic arcade games – no quarters required! All of our machines will be set to free play, so you can spend all day taking down Shredder, toppling Magneto, or gobbling every last power pellet, all without having to find a change machine.
Would you rather relive the days of sitting on the couch and plowing through console games with your friends? We’ve got you covered with lots of retro consoles (all connected to tube TVs, of course) available for some pixelated bliss.
Esports at XPO and Tulsa Pop Culture Expo! Once again, thanks to Osage Casino and Hotel, XPO Game Festival is hosting a $10,000 League of Legends tournament! Cash and prizes for many other tournaments will be provided as well. Gaming hardware for competitions will be provided, including PCs, consoles and monitors. Planned tournaments include:
- League of Legends
- Overwatch (PC)
- Rocket League
- Halo 3
- Smash Bros
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Street Fighter V
- Tekken 7
- SoulCalibur VI
Tournament participation will require paid admission to Tulsa Pop Culture Expo for the day of the tournament in question. Participants will also need to register separately for each tournament in which they wish to compete. Pre-registration will be available online prior to the event. On-site registration will also be available.
Pre-registration and full info on Esports here:
Join us at the Microsoft Store for an Overwatch 8 Player FFA Deathmatch.All equipment is provided, including high-powered ROG laptops, mice, mouse pads, and HyperX headsets!
*No purchase necessary. Open to store visitors who are legal residents of the Canada, 50 U.S. & DC 13+, some restrictions apply. See store for full Official Rules.
Join OKgamers.com and the local Overwatch community for a free Overwatch 8 player FFA Deathmatch event at the Microsoft Store Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City! All skill levels are welcome, prizes provided by Microsoft and OKg sponsors.
Light refreshments will be provided, while supplies last!
8 player FFA, Deathmatch
Platform – Xbox 1
Game type – Free for All
Time limit – 10 minutes per match
Score limit – 30 kills per match
Top 4 advance to winners, bottom 4 continue to losers bracket (double elimination)
Event provided by OKgamers.com and Click Gaming
Play Hearthstone? Call of Duty? League of Legends? Tetris? D&D? Board games? PC? Console?
Find out more about the more Microsoft Monthly Gaming Events happening in here:
OKgamers.com – Find Gaming in Oklahoma – www.okgamers.com
The official start of summer isn’t until the end of June, but I think it’s safe to say summer is here in Oklahoma. Which means it’s way too hot to be out there getting skin cancer. Let’s enjoy some games indoors. Here’s what we’ve got coming up.
7 p.m. Friday, June 1
1 p.m. Saturday, June 2
Shori Arena eSports, 2816 N.W. Sheridan Rd., Lawton
Lawton’s eSports arena is hosting Tekken 7 and Mortal Kombat X tournaments Friday with $50+ pot and then a Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds duos tournament with $100+ pot on Saturday. Learn more.
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Contact: Saif Khan
Email: [email protected]
OKGAMERS AND MICROSOFT STORE TEAM UP FOR MORE GAMING IN 2018
March 8th, 2018, TULSA, OKLA.–
Oklahoma gamers! Looking for some free local video gaming and tabletop community events? Come hang with the OKgamers crew at your local Microsoft Store for monthly gaming at the mall. Every month Microsoft Store at Woodland Hills (Tulsa, Okla.) and Penn Square Mall (Oklahoma City) will be hosting monthly community gaming events with OKgamers featuring tournaments for the competitive gaming crowd, as well as free-to-play events for those looking for a more casual and social gaming setting.
OKgamers will be bringing two separate events each month of 2018 at the Microsoft Store at Woodland Hills Mall (Tulsa, Okla.) and the Microsoft Store at Penn Square Mall (Oklahoma City) so gamers statewide can get in on the fun. Events will include games such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Halo 5, PUBG, Rocket League, League of Legends, Tekken, Gears of War, Soul Calibur, Hearthstone, D&D nights, Wargaming with Warhammer 40k and Star Wars X-Wing, a retro Tetris tournament, and so much more. While at an event get 10% off software and 5% off almost everything else. Limitations and restrictions apply. See store associate for details.
All events will be free to participate. For more info such as dates, check out our monthly gaming calendar at OKgamers.com or at the Microsoft Store at Woodland Hills Mall (Tulsa,
Okla.) and Penn Square Mall (Oklahoma City) for events.
More information on these events can be found at:
For more than a decade, OKgamers remains Oklahoma’s most trusted resource for finding gaming events, as well as working with local and national businesses and the community across Oklahoma to build a growing network of gamers through promoting esports, events, and volunteering opportunities. No one in Oklahoma has a more varied portfolio of experience organizing tournaments and events for the esports community, from console, PC, tabletop, CCG, retro and more. Feel like you’re missing out? Check out www.okgamers.com for all your local gaming events.
Thanks to our Partners & Sponsors for making these events possible!:
Monster Energy Drinks
XPO Game Festival
Game Over Entertainment
Bad Wolf Ops
Join us for the fourth annual Wichita eSports Convention to celebrate these amazing players and teams. They will be traveling from all over the United States to compete in the $20K Midwest League of Legends Open. This event is packed with 9 semi-professional and amateur tournaments with live spectating along with virtual reality, cosplayers, artists, vendors and much more.
The Wichita eSports Convention 2018 will take place the weekend of February 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Starting that Friday Evening players and spectators will enjoy the party as they compete, play and experience a great community.
Free to enter