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OSU-OKC to host inaugural NBA2K Showdown

OSU-OKC to host inaugural NBA2K Showdown

eSports tournament supported by Microsoft, State Farm Insurance, Oklahoma City Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 19, 2019) – The region’s best NBA2K gamers are invited to take part in the inaugural OSU-OKC NBA2K Showdown, with the championship finals set for Nov. 16 on the university’s campus.

Preliminary rounds will be held Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 2 and 9 at the Microsoft Store at Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway. The finals will be staged Nov. 16 in the Community Impact Center on the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) campus, 930 N Portland Ave., in northwest Oklahoma City.

Each preliminary round will feature up to 64 competitors battling in the recently released NBA2K20, with the top four in each preliminary advancing to the 16-person finals round at OSU-OKC.

The champion of the OSU-OKC NBA2K Showdown will win a scholarship to OSU-OKC supported by State Farm Insurance, a limited-edition NBA2K Xbox One X console and controller from the Microsoft Store, and a VIP experience from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In addition, all 16 finalists will receive a prize package from event sponsors.

OSU-OKC President Brad Williams said the university is excited to be able to provide a platform for local gamers to display their skills, especially as gaming moves more rapidly into mainstream culture.

“Gaming has moved beyond simply being viewed as a leisure activity,” Williams said. “We see gamers as the next generation of problem-solvers. They’re practicing and developing critical-thinking skills that translate into the ability to confront any number of global challenges.”

“To partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Microsoft and State Farm Insurance to host these future difference-makers on our campus is an epic win for all involved.”

To register for the OSU-OKC NBA2K Showdown, or for more information, click here. There is no fee to enter the tournament. For more information about OSU-OKC, go to www.osuokc.edu.

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.