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A challenger approaches: Equinox Esports launches professional esports in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY Oct. 12, 2020 – A rising star has taken stage in Oklahoma City with the debut of multimillion-dollar esports startup Equinox Esports.

Equinox will own professional teams that span multiple video game titles including VALORANT, League of Legends and Super Smash Bros., among others. The announcement brands Oklahoma City as the esports destination in the Midwest for professional esports athletes looking to compete at the highest levels of play.

“Esports is an exciting and growing industry with a rabid fan base,” said Chad Ford, president of Equinox. “Oklahoma City prides itself on being the ‘Modern Frontier,’ and we are excited to jump into this modern business. With all our unique combination of skills, we plan to change the game in Oklahoma.”

Equinox will produce unique in-house content in the form of podcasts, broadcasts, tournaments, video content and articles out of its newly-build 6,000 square foot facility in north Oklahoma City. The space also will function as a performance center for local, aspiring esports athletes.

“There was a need for esports in Oklahoma, and finding the right team to pull this off was key,” said Chris Aguilar, general manager of Equinox. “Community and competition are key to our success. There is already so much in the pipeline, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”


ABOUT Equinox Esports

Equinox Esports, LLC., is the first professional esports organization to represent the state of Oklahoma. Equinox began development in early 2020 through the vision of founders Chad Ford, Chris Aguilar and Connor Knudsen. The organization is privately backed and powered by an Oklahoma-grown team of professionals with a combined 50 years of experience in the esports, higher education, marketing and cinema industries. The Equinox mission to cultivate esports athletes, produce quality content and elevate Oklahoma City through esports.

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