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— SCUF Gaming, innovator and creator of the high-performance gaming controller category, has unveiled the new SCUF H1 customizable wired gaming headset. Based on the design and technology of the award-winning CORSAIR VIRTUOSO headset, the H1 is customizable and tailored for competitive gamers who prefer the zero-latency provided by a wired headset.

The SCUF H1’s lightweight design is fully configurable and built for comfort, with immersive sound and a high-resolution interchangeable microphone to make crucial callouts that can be the difference between a victory or a loss. Every rustle of footsteps in a grassy field and every far-off missile strike is delivered with clear fidelity, almost doubling the audio frequency of most gaming headsets.

The H1 is the result of a collaboration with new parent company CORSAIR, which acquired SCUF Gaming in 2019. Building on SCUF’s heritage of customization, comfort, and performance, the H1 is available in two base colors with dozens of customizable features so players can express their style and even match their headset design to their favorite SCUF controller. Features include:

  • High-bandwidth microphone with a removable and universal headphone jack provides wide dynamic range and superb vocal clarity (uni-directional or omni-directional options available)
  • Speaker tags allow for easy customization to keep your style fresh (30+ design options available)
  • Premium memory foam earpads deliver long-lasting comfort for long gaming sessions (Synthetic leather or hybrid options available)
  • Precision-tuned 50mm high-density neodymium speaker drivers deliver clear, high-quality sound in the heat of battle
  • Adjustable, synthetic leather headband conforms to the shape of your head
  • In-line volume control allows you to make on-the-fly adjustments without distracting you from your game

“We created the H1 to pair flawless audio quality with play-all-day comfort,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of SCUF Gaming. “The H1 is a natural extension of the controller and continues our legacy of combining performance and customization. Gamers can customize their H1 to get the look and feel that they want, with the lightweight design engineered for competitive gaming so players can wear it for hours without thinking twice.”

SCUF H1 is compatible with any device equipped with a 3.5mm headphone port or with a 3.5mm adapter, including controllers for current and next generation consoles, smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

The SCUF H1, starting at $129.99, is available to configure and purchase on


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Looking for a gift for the gamer in your life, but not sure where to start? SCUF
provides the best performance controllers on the market - for an improved gaming experience while matching your style. Each SCUF controller is customizable from how it looks to which features are suited for the type of gamer in mind. SCUF controllers are perfect for those who love shooter games, but are also great for those who play a wide variety of different types of games. 

Let’s take a look at each type of controller can offer: 

The SCUF INFINITY4PSPRO is the entry into the world of performance controllers with two paddles on the back and a similar shape to a regular PS4 Controller. It is compatible with the PS4, PC, and Mobile Devices. 

SCUF IMPACT is the next level up with 4 paddles on the back for PS4, PC, and Mobile. It has a wider shape than a regular PS4 controller, so it’s great for those who have larger hands.

SCUF PRESTIGE has 4 paddles and a similar comfortable shape to the Xbox One controller.  It is compatible with Xbox One, as well as the next generation of consoles: Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC + Mobile. 

Each custom controller in the builder has several options to select: 

EMR: Choosing EMR will allow the paddles on the back of the controller to be remapped to whichever buttons someone wants instead of the default buttons. Great for customizing the controller to how one likes to play. 

Trigger Systems: There are three types of trigger systems to choose from which will affect how the buttons on the top back of the controller function.

  • Default - This option leaves the triggers as normal, like any other controller. 

  • Trigger Control System - This option adds a switch to the triggers that can be turned on to decrease how far the trigger has to go to activate. It also adds the ability to adjust the hair triggers which will increase the button’s response time. This option is great for shooter games and some action/adventure games.

  • Digital Tap Triggers - This option makes the triggers function similar to the click of a mouse button. This option is recommended only for shooter games and perfect for those who are really into shooters. 

Thumbsticks: Each SCUF Controller has interchangeable thumbsticks to increase comfort and suit hand size + playstyle. There are choices for shape and height.

  • Concave - Concave shape allows the thumb to dig in for more rapid movements and easier thumbstick clicks

  • Domed - Domed shape provides more subtle control for precise movements

  • Short - Shorter length means less distance to travel for faster reactions

  • Tall - Longer length provides a better angle for increased

Control Disc: This option provides a circular disc on top of the D-Pad on the left and makes it easier for players to hit diagonal directs if needed, like in fighting games. It is removable, so you can still use a regular D-Pad for other games too. 

Grip: There are three options for grip for the SCUF Infinity4PSPro and the SCUF IMPACT.

  • No Grip - This option will leave the back of the controller smooth

  • Military Grade - A textured plastic grip, will help reduce sweat when playing for long periods of time and improve comfort. 

  • High-Performance - A rubberized grip that will reduce sweat and slippage when playing for long periods of time and improve comfort. 

Rumbles: Rumbles are what cause a controller to vibrate when certain things happen in game. By default, they are left in the controller. There is an option to remove them which will decrease the weight of the controller and will remove any unwanted movement when playing. Usually a choice for very competitive shooting game players. 

If you’re looking for more assistance in choosing the best controller for the gamer in your life, check out our Controller Finder.

We also have a Holiday Gift Guide to help pick the perfect gift for your gamer. 

ATLANTA, JUNE 25, 2020SCUF Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has teamed up with the Call of Duty League™ (CDL) to bring fans new, official League controllers featuring team colors and logos. The new line of SCUF controllers commemorate the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League. Each of the 13 designs are available on two different SCUF controllers, the SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro and the SCUF Impact.

“SCUF Gaming has a long history with the highest levels of competition in Call of Duty, and we’re proud to launch this collection so fans can support their favorite team,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of SCUF Gaming. “While the designs capture all of the excitement and passion of each franchise, SCUF features and functionality unlock the true potential of every competitor and gamer.”

SCUF controllers are built with a suite of configurable components, including unique back paddles, ergonomic grips, tunable trigger stops, and thumbstick lengths. These features make SCUFs the preferred controller of countless esports professionals because each component can be tailored to the style of the player, providing a measurable performance improvement. Numerous Call of Duty League competitors such as Clayster, Attach, and Methodz use a SCUF in-game.

This year marks the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League, which features five-on-five matches from professional esports teams in 12 markets, representing 11 cities in four countries around the globe.

The SCUF CDL 4PS Pro and the SCUF CDL IMPACT are available now at

About SCUF Gaming

SCUF Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for consoles 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 118 granted patents and designs, and another 52 pending patent 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, please visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.

About Call of Duty League

Call of Duty League™ is the official esports league of the Call of Duty® franchise, from publisher Activision. The inaugural season of Call of Duty League features 12 teams from four countries and spotlights the best Call of Duty esports players from around the world. Call of Duty League launched in January 2020, with fresh ways for pro players, amateurs, and fans to come together around one of the world’s most beloved games. Learn more at

CALL OF DUTY, CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE, THE CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE LOGO are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

It’s time for tip off!

Today we’re launching the NBA 2K League Collection on SCUF Impact and SCUF Infinity 4PS Pro for PlayStation 4 and PC. This year we’re also adding custom controller designs for two new teams to the league: the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai and Hornets Venom GT. 

With this collection, you can get your hands on the same controllers many of the top NBA 2K League players rely on in competition. Take advantage of the same performance edge the pros get, including the configurable paddle control system, which allows you to use more of your hands for faster passes, more steals, and better shots. With over 24 unique NBA 2K League designs available, fans can rep their hometown favorite, the League itself, or another team while gaming themselves.

We’re continuing to build on our two-year relationship with the NBA 2K League as its Official Gaming Controller, customizing SCUFs to each team’s colors and logos, and giving fans access to the same NBA 2K League controllers many of their favorite players are using every match.

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Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2020: SCUF Gaming has today concluded an investigation into a potential data exposure that was recently brought to our attention.

On April 2, we were notified by security researcher Bob Diachenko that an internal development database was potentially exposed to the internet. Once notified, we identified the root cause of this exposure and secured the database within two hours. While investigating Mr. Diachenko’s warning, we also discovered that a bot had connected to the database’s server and placed a ransom note there. We have no evidence that either the bot or any other actor was able to misappropriate customer data.

This issue was specific to one system, being operated off-site due to work-from-home precautions resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. It contained a database used for customer orders, returns and repairs, along with other non-sensitive customer information. We immediately took action to close off this access.

Please rest assured, there is no risk of exposed customers’ full credit card numbers, credit card CVV numbers, user names, encrypted customer passwords, or any card information for orders processed via PayPal or other payment methods.

Information in the database did include customers’ name, email address, shipping address, billing address, SCUF order history, and if applicable SCUF returns and repairs history. Only the last four digits of payment cards and payment card expiration dates for orders processed before March 28, 2019 were included.

We understand the importance of our customers’ privacy and security, and are taking immediate steps to directly notify all affected customers. We are also performing an in-depth security audit to test that our other systems and databases remain secure. 

We encourage our customers to monitor their personal accounts and email for suspicious activity and be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for their personal data or refer you to a web page asking for personal data.

If our customers require further information regarding this data exposure and how they may be affected, they can contact [email protected]

We take the security of the data you entrust to us extremely seriously and are committed to keeping it safe, both now and in the future. We wish to thank Bob Diachenko, security researcher at, for his help in bringing this issue to our attention and our IT team for resolving it rapidly. 

We hope you stay safe and well in these challenging times with COVID-19.

FREMONT, CA – December 16th, 2019, 7am PST – CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire high-performance controller pioneer SCUF Gaming "SCUF®" and its extensive patent portfolio. The transaction is expected to complete by the end of December 2019.

Since launching in 2011, SCUF has recognized that one size does not fit all and set a new standard for performance controllers for use with Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. SCUF radically changed the way controllers are used by redesigning the layout of a controller to increase hand use and improve performance, matching the evolving complexities of competitive games.

In comparison to generic game controllers, SCUF controllers are modular by feature and design, built to specification to shorten hand movements and gain a measurable performance advantage, making it easier for players to tailor the controller to their individual preferences. SCUF controllers feature a vast range of configurable components, including a patented paddle control system, removable back paddles, a quick-access remapping switch, customizable thumbsticks, hair trigger, trigger stops and extenders, choice of D-pads, and an interchangeable magnetic faceplate.

"We are thrilled to greatly expand our portfolio of industry-leading peripherals and enter the gaming controller space to help gamers play at their best," said Andy Paul, Founder and CEO of CORSAIR. "SCUF leads the market for performance controllers and are a key ingredient to the success of countless esports professionals. SCUF will make an excellent and winning addition to the vast lineup of award-winning CORSAIR and Elgato products."

"Over the last ten years, we've worked tirelessly to create the features that have made SCUF the preferred controller for the majority of top professional gamers. Controllers are the single most important connection between an individual and their game, becoming an extension of the player to maximize their performance," said Duncan Ironmonger, Founder and CEO of SCUF Gaming. "We are delighted to join forces with CORSAIR, who share similar DNA to SCUF with regards to innovation and design in the gaming market. CORSAIR has the operational scale and network to help us bring our innovation to even more gamers."

SCUF is a strong enthusiast gaming brand with an expansive IP portfolio and deep partnerships within the esports space. SCUF has a loyal affiliate network and is a licensed partner of Activision for Call of Duty, as well as the official controller partner of many gaming leagues including the NBA 2K League and eMLS.

SCUF Gaming will remain a separate brand within the CORSAIR family and will continue to operate from its HQ in Atlanta, as well as regional offices. All existing SCUF Gaming warranties, purchases, and support are unaffected and will continue to be provided by SCUF Gaming.

Jones Day served as legal advisor to CORSAIR. McDermott Will & Emery served as legal counsel to SCUF Gaming. Stifel served as exclusive financial advisor to SCUF Gaming.


Founded in 1994, CORSAIR has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market into one of the world's leading providers of high-performance gaming and streaming products. CORSAIR offers a complete range of products to equip gamers, enthusiasts, and esports athletes, including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice, wireless headsets, premium PC components, and the CORSAIR ONE fully-integrated gaming PC. With a company-wide commitment to quality, innovative design, advanced features and high-performance, CORSAIR products have won thousands of media and industry awards, earning their place in gamers' hands and PCs following years of development and engineering by a team dedicated to building great products that they themselves would want to use.

In 2018 CORSAIR acquired Elgato Gaming, a manufacturer of streaming products. In 2019 CORSAIR acquired Origin Computers, a manufacturer of custom high-performance gaming PCs and laptops.

About SCUF Gaming

SCUF Gaming "SCUF®", is an 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 103 granted patents, and another 55 pending, 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 Sax™ button placements. For additional information about SCUF Gaming®, please visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitch.


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