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Esports team sets fundraiser with final game

Oklahoma City University’s Esports team is celebrating their final regular season Overwatch 2 match with a watch party and charity donation drive at 4:30 p.m. March 21 in its Starcade arena. The watch party is free to the public.

Both teams in the match are from OCU — Team Blue and Team White — reflecting the university’s official colors. OCU competes in the National Association of Collegiate Esports, and both Overwatch teams were seeded into the same division.

The Starcade is located on the lower level of the Sarkeys Center at NW 23rd Street and Kentucky Avenue. The match will begin at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on Oklahoma City University’s Twitch channel.

The donation drive will benefit Sisu Youth Services, an overnight shelter and drop-in resource hub for unhoused and at-risk youth in Oklahoma City. Items on the collection list are shelf-stable snacks, microwaveable meals, underwear of any size, body wash and soap, deodorant, Black hair care products, and gently used clothing including jackets, belts, hats and shoes.

“A big part of the OCU Esports DNA is giving back and helping our players become well-rounded as they progress through college,” said coach and coordinator Connor Knudson. “We’re excited to partner with such an amazing non-profit like Sisu Youth Services to help unhoused OKC youth get the resources they need to be supported and successful. All in all, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the rare occasion of our two teams competing against one another in their last match of the regular season."

Overwatch 2 is a team-based five-on-five battle game set in the future.

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