Press Release submitted by Amy Janes
OATH Jr. eSports League Opens in Oklahoma
Filling a need for youth at home during the pandemic
[OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, May 4] — OATH (Oklahoma AT Home) is Oklahoma's first Youth eSports league catering to students 12 -17 years old. This league focuses on teaching its players integrity in the body and mind, honoring the rules of the league, and respecting all competitors and officials. “There are many players that are stuck at home and not getting the mentorship they need. With schools being closed our kids need something. OATH league is designed to fill that gap and provide a good competitive and safe outlet for our players.” Patrick McClung OATH Founder and Coach for F1rst Team.
In order to participate, the team members must commit to weekly practices, workouts, and balanced meals, while upholding a good school standing and honoring outlined sportsmanship. “I recognize my son's passion for gaming and was looking for a safe and encouraging environment that would allow him to grow successfully in this space. OATH is all that and more!” Amy Janes, parent, OKC.
The current 2020 summer league registration is now open and will be competing in Overwatch. All teams are composed of six individual players. Current coaches are former pro or current college varsity Overwatch players. eSports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with an estimated revenue of $1.48 billion in 2020. Colleges and universities across the country offer scholarships to their competitive team players. OATH League is harnessing this energy to groom Oklahoma’s future eSports athletes.
“I am so lucky my mom found OATH for me. I have a great team that gets to practice strategy and supports each other.” Finn Janes (12 years old)
Patrick McClung has been gaming since the 80s. He coordinated Halo and FIFA tournaments while in College at NWOSU. Mcclung taught middle school art and Journalism at Yukon Middle school. He currently is Creative Director for Spraycan Creative based in Yukon, OK. Contact him at 405-924-0559 or .