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Scuf Gaming teams up with Internet superstar Syndicate for exclusive gaming controller - A partnership 9 years in the making



ATLANTA, September 13, 2019Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has partnered with the British influencer and streamer Tom Cassell, better known by his creative name Syndicate, to design a series of SCUF controllers.

Syndicate, a long-term user and admirer of SCUF controllers, has played a key part in the creation process of the new controllers, adding his own personal touch. Each controller spotlights Syndicate’s trademark lion logo, accented with gold and silver tones, and is crafted to improve any player’s gameplay performance and boasts numerous customizable features to fit any playstyle.

“This is a relationship many years in the making. I’ve used SCUF controllers since I started playing Call of Duty and uploading my games back in 2011,” Tom Cassell said. “I’m excited to bring my fans a controller that is not only sleek and stylish but can improve their play just like it enhances mine.”

This partnership is a celebration of a joint anniversary: Syndicate launched his first YouTube channel nine years ago, the same year Scuf Gaming invented the SCUF controller. Since then, Syndicate has grown to become one of the most famous internet personalities worldwide, with millions of fans across YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms.

“I’ve known Tom for nine years and throughout this time he has been an avid user of SCUF controllers. We talked about a partnership many times, so to finally create a SCUF Syndicate controller was a memorable milestone for both of us,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO of Scuf Gaming. “He understands what SCUF stands for, because he is a user first and a partner second. These new controllers represent that unique, organic relationship, over nine years in the making.”

The SCUF Vantage Syndicate (starting at $199.95, exclusive to North America) and the SCUF Impact Syndicate (starting at 169.95€/$169.95/£134.99) are now available on Scuf Gaming’s official website. A special edition SCUF Prestige Syndicate for Xbox One and PC will become available later this year.

About Syndicate
Tom Cassell, better known as Syndicate, is one of the most famous Internet personalities worldwide. He is the creator and owner of TheSyndicateProject, a YouTube channel with over 9.9 million subscribers, and the Syndicate Twitch channel, which has over 2.7 million followers.

An energetic and uplifting content creator, Syndicate started uploading his videos to YouTube in 2010. His first clips revolved mostly around Halo and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but he rose to prominence with the release of the zombies' mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Cassell left school and quit his job at McDonald's after taking his A-levels to concentrate on his YouTube channel.

Well known thanks to the positive and open style of his videos, Syndicate also owns Life of Tom, another YouTube channel with daily vlogs about travel, hobbies and quotidian funny situations.

For more information about Syndicate, follow him on his channels:


About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 91 granted patents, and another 55 pending applications, focusing on four key areas of a controller: the back-control functions and handles, the trigger control mechanisms, the thumbstick control area and the side-mounted configurable SaxTM button placements.

For additional information about Scuf Gaming, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.

Contacts
Gregory FCA for Scuf Gaming
Matt Fleischl, 610-228-2129
[email protected]
Fortnite, the colorful free to play battle royale, features unique building mechanics, creative challenges, and intense competitive gameplay. To win, you will need to have the skills and ability to outgun your opponent as well as seamlessly swap between different weapons and building options.

In this guide, we’ll be showing you how to get the most out of your SCUF controller in Fortnite starting with the basics and then we’ll move onto advanced configurations and techniques.

Getting Started

Let’s start with learning how to use the most important feature of a SCUF controller: the Paddle Control System. Starting with two paddles. By default, the farthest left paddle (P4) is mapped to Jump and the farthest right paddle (P1) is mapped to Build Mode. Practice using only the paddles for these functions and ignore their face buttons during gameplay. It will take a little while to get used to, but keep practicing and you will develop muscle memory. Mastering these two paddles will help you dodge your enemies and gain the upper hand by quickly accessing build mode while being ready for anything that comes your way.

Next up are the inner two paddles. By default, the inner left paddle (P3) is mapped to Reload/Interact and the inner right paddle (P2) is mapped to Next Weapon/Harvest Weapon. Repeat the same process as before, but now incorporating one of the inner two paddles. Ignore their face buttons until you’re comfortable with using all the paddles instead of the face buttons. With regular practice, it can take up to two weeks to be completely used to them.

Conquering all four paddles will give you the biggest advantage to quickly Jump, Reload, Swap Weapons, and enter Build Mode all while keeping your thumb on the thumbstick, ready to aim.

Paddle Configuration

Now that you’ve mastered the paddles, let’s start remapping. Depending on your controller model, you will either need to use an EMR key (or flip on the remapping switch if you’re a SCUF Vantage owner). Press and hold the button you want to map to your paddle or sax button. When finished, remove the EMR key (or flip the remap switch back into play mode on SCUF Vantage) and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re an aggressive player who cycles through weapons quickly during fights or a strategic player who maps out their route to escape the ring, you can tailor your SCUF to your playstyle. Keep an eye out for a video on more Fortnite Layouts coming soon!

Thumbsticks

When it comes to improving your game, while paddles a great difference, nothing improves your aiming more than having the right thumbsticks. Everyone has different hand sizes, thumb lengths, and preferences. That’s why SCUF thumbsticks are interchangeable: to match your unique preference of comfort and playstyle.

There are two parts to the thumbstick: its shape and its length.

  1. Concave thumbsticks are designed for more movement control.

  2. Domed thumbsticks are designed for more accuracy.

  3. Short thumbsticks are designed for quicker movement speed

  4. Tall thumbsticks are designed to have more angle to play with.


For aggressive players, like shotgun players, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left and a short domed thumbstick on the right. You’ll be quick to move and still ready to quickly aim.

For defensive players, like sniper players, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left and a tall domed thumbstick on the right. You can still move quickly, but also be the most accurate when aiming.

Fortnite PC and PS4 controller


Trigger Systems

While paddles improve your overall performance and thumbsticks improve your aim, our trigger system will take your speed when aiming and shooting to the next level. SCUF’s Trigger Control system is available on every controller model and offers full trigger customization through adjustable trigger stops and hair triggers.

For Fortnite, you will want to have your trigger stops on unless you plan on using vehicles (which require the full trigger motion to operate). They will reduce the amount your trigger has to travel past the activation point and will allow for faster shooting and aiming.

To further tune your trigger movement, the hair triggers will allow you to modify the distance to the activation point. You should only adjust your hair triggers in game; start by turning the key until you hit the activation point which is where your weapon will start shooting on its own, then dial it back 1 turn, or to your preference.

For dedicated shooter players, you can also choose our Digital Tap Bumpers and Digital Triggers options (for SCUF IMPACT & Infinity4PS PRO). These features completely eliminate the range of movement of bumpers and triggers and provides a feel similar to a mouse click. This is only recommended for players who only play shooter games.

Vibration

Vibration can affect your aim, but also cause fatigue overtime from the added weight in your controller. We recommend ordering your SCUF without vibration modules / rumbles (or taking them out if you’re using a SCUF Vantage).

Fortnite Xbox One controller

Sax Buttons

If you are a SCUF Vantage owner, you have two additional access points called Sax Buttons designed to further reduce finger movement and therefore improve your performance. These are located on the side of the controller which you can engage using your inner finger. We recommend mapping Previous Weapon to S1 and Next Weapon to S2 to start with. Seamlessly cycle through weapons with sax while jumping and building using the paddles.

Game Settings

Now that you know about all the mechanical changes that you will make you a better player, let’s move onto the digital settings so that you can get the most out of your gameplay with your SCUF. We recommend going into your Fortnite settings and making a couple tweaks.

Make picking up items quicker by tapping the paddle instead of holding it down.

Go into Settings > Game

Tap to Search Interact > Turn On

Increase the speed at which you build by holding and spinning to quickly build a base.

Go into Settings > Game

Turbo Building > Turn On

Fortnite Pro PS4 controller

Now Time To Play

Now that you have customized the different aspects of your controller and tuned your gameplay settings, it’s time to jump in-game and test your new setup! Like every change, adjusting to these new settings may take some time - however, with practice and dedication, every SCUF feature will help you reach your full potential and become the best Fortnite player you can be!

Over 140 Granted & Pending Patents Covering Gaming Controller Innovation


ATLANTA, July 18, 2019 — Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, through its patent affiliate Ironburg Inventions, has expanded its international global patent portfolio with an additional 14 granted patents in Europe. These additional patents bring the total number granted to 91 worldwide, and an additional 55 pending patent applications.

Scuf Gaming’s latest patents expand international protection of its trigger stop features that have effectively become required functionality for esports professionals and competitive gamers. The patents also cover newer innovations in the thumbstick area that enable greater customization for user preference and playstyle. With these new patents, Scuf Gaming now has 42 granted European patents, covering its innovation in the gaming controller market across the continent.

“Since creating the market category for performance controllers in 2011, our patented innovations have improved the performance of hundreds of thousands of gamers worldwide,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming. “SCUF features have become the standard for competitive gameplay. Players demand this functionality in their controller. That’s why our innovation has been licensed by numerous companies, growing this market and bringing performance controllers to a larger segment of gamers.”

SCUF’s patented innovations have benefitted hundreds of thousands of gamers, professional and casual, improving performance, comfort, and customization by enabling users to use more of their hands in a safe and ergonomic way. SCUF features have now become required functionality for esports professionals and competitive gamers.

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 91 granted patents, and another 55 pending applications, focusing on four key areas of a controller: the back control functions and handles, the trigger control mechanisms, the thumbstick control area and the side-mounted configurable SaxTM button placements.

For additional information about Scuf Gaming, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.
EA and Respawn gave us a heads up a little while back at E3 that Apex Legends would have Leviathan-sized things to come on July 2. With that date rapidly approaching, the full details have finally spilled out on Season 2: Battle Charge. What’s in store for those that will jump into the action? Let’s take a closer look.

New Apex Legend: Natalie “Wattson” Paquette


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First up, there’s the electrifying new legend, Wattson. She’s got some truly defensive skills, as she can place and connect multiple nodes to create defensive fencing on the map. Enemies attempting to pass through will have their location pinged and be in for a literal shock when they take a hit to their health in addition to movement slowdown.

Taking full advantage of performance aim and shooting with your SCUF will be more important than ever against Wattson as her ultimate ability, the Interception Pylon, will destroy any explosives and equipment you throw within her radius. This gets more difficult if she’s stockpiling Ultimate Accelerants, which can give her Ultimate Ability a full recharge thanks to her unique passive ability, Spark of Genius.

New Apex Weapon: L-STAR


Along with Wattson, the new season of Apex Legends will feature a sweet new weapon that should prove to be a real game-changer: the L-STAR plasma rifle.

This high-powered LMG fires unique projectiles that are larger than those shot by other weapons in the game, allowing for players to deliver a dangerous spray. Be careful, however, as the L-STAR can overheat. Learning how to feather your shot will be essential to mastering this weapon. Look for the L-STAR to spawn exclusively in airdrops.

Time To Take Charge


Prepare to take charge because Apex Legends is set to make you feel like a Champion all over again when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC soon. For those in need of a refresher, brush up with our How to SCUF video and visit our Apex Legends hub for more tips. See you in Ranked Mode!

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Those of you that are familiar with Bungie’s Destiny community should recognize the name Mesa Sean instantly.

This YouTube content creator and live streamer has been making his rounds on the platform for years, serving up all things related to Destiny on his dedicated channel to a quarter of a million subscribers. He also founded one of the biggest Destiny groups on Facebook with over 67,000 members. It’s safe to say that when it comes to all things surrounding Bungie’s hit game, he covers all the bases.

 

The Latest Drop


To recognize Mesa Sean’s contributions and accomplishments, today we are launching new SCUF IMPACT and Vantage controller designs based on the man himself, one of Team SCUF’s most dedicated members.

Inspired by his main channel art, Mesa Sean’s controller is pure rock ‘n’ roll. His design sees smoke drifting in fiery hues from two purple skulls atop a black background. Meanwhile, Mesa Sean’s signature logo and the hashtag #MadeItToTheEnd are placed on the edges to give this design its final touches.

 

Follow Mesa Sean


Make sure to keep up with Mesa Sean for his Destiny 2 coverage on the road to Shadowkeep in September. You can follow him on social media via the links below:
http://youtube.com/mesasean
http://twitter.com/MesaSean
http://twitch.tv/MesaSean
http://instagram.com/mesa_sean

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Meet NepentheZ, Spencer FC, AA9Skillz, & MSdossary


We take competitive FIFA very seriously here on Team SCUF. Scoring goals is serious business. Defending from incoming scores is equally so. That said, we look for players who have the skills that can really round out our team. Here’s a look at some of the members of Team SCUF who are dominating the game when it comes to playing FIFA.




NepentheZ


Celebrating nearly a decade of creating FIFA content, NepentheZ has become one of the biggest gamers in the UK. His following on YouTube and Twitch resides at over 2.5 million fans combined, and continues to grow while NepentheZ builds his audience on Mixer with consistent “Road to Glory” FIFA plays.

NepentheZ always broadcasts with a great deal of energy and charm, always thanking his followers and inviting them to join the fun. He interacts with his audience quite a bit – and he even challenges himself to do wild things. For instance, he just recently dyed his hair pink (yes, including his beard)! Further notable activities include taking part in Spencer FC’s Wembley Cup and participating in multiple Sidemen charity football matches. He’s also avid about his Minecraft sessions as well.

Give Nepenthez a follow here:

http://youtube.com/NepentheZ
http://mixer.com/NepentheZ
http://twitter.com/NepentheZ
http://instagram.com/NepentheZ






Hashtag United


Founded in 2014 by YouTube superstar Spencer FC, Hashtag United has quickly earned a following for itself with a constant stream of entertaining content that mixes FIFA gaming as well as real-life football. They won the Eastern Counties League Division One South title after playing their first season in the English football pyramid. What’s more, they keep their fanbase of over 460,000 subscribers engaged with activities, including their Academy Series, where they search for new talent; as well as Challenges, in which they keep players up to speed with trials and tasks.

For those wanting to take their Hashtag United fandom to the next level, pick up their unique design on SCUF Infinity4PS Pro or IMPACT.

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Give Hashtag United a follow here:

https://twitter.com/hashtagutd
https://instagram.com/hashtagutd/
https://youtube.com/channel/UCeJ73ymlLhLctITwdi9iCVw
http://footballfancast.com/hashtag-united

 




AA9Skillz


Next up on Team SCUF is AA9Skillz. As the head of the mighty Booyah Nation, Skillz leads a community of over 1.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and is quite the specialist when it comes to building squads within FIFA 19. AA9Skillz specializes in delivering a high level of energy, one that keeps his Booyah Nation enthused with each new video that he posts. You can see as such in the example above in which he discusses the latest packs he opens with FIFA 19’s Ultimate Team mode. He goes non-stop, but you can see just how much love he pours into the game.

It’s this level of expertise and experience that makes AA9Skillz such a key member to Team SCUF!

Give AA9Skillz a follow here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AA9skillz/
https://twitter.com/aa9skillz
https://www.instagram.com/realaa9skillz/

 




MSdossary


 

Last but certainly not least is FIFA World Champion and 2018 Esports Awards Console Player of the Year: MSdossary from Saudi Arabia.

A proud member of the championship team Rogue, MSdossary has taken part in a number of professional tournaments, including the eMBS Cup 2019 and the eSaudi Professional League 2019, where he easily managed a first place victory. His skills are unmatched in the world of FIFA, as you can see from his match-up with F2Tekkz from earlier this year in the FUT Champions Cup above.MSdossary is quite talkative and friendly with his community and happy to share his soccer expertise with others, making him a perfect fit with Team SCUF!

Give MSdossary a follow here:

https://youtube.com/channel/UCELnap4HERh27Gvjde7-kFQ
https://twitter.com/msdossary7
https://instagram.com/msdossary7/
https://twitch.tv/msdossary7

 

Welcome aboard to our team members, and welcome to the family!