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Kris Lamberson, more commonly known as “FaZe Swagg” to his 600,000-plus Instagram followers, has 2.1 million followers on Twitch and 2.54 million YouTube subscribers that watch his streams on a regular basis.  

He joined FaZe back in 2020 as the first black member of FaZe Clan and is one of the most recognizable content creators on the planet. But you probably knew that.

Did you know that popcorn is his go-to snack while streaming? What about that he has a pre-game ritual before every tournament or that his longest stream lasted 17 hours?

These are the sort of things we wanted to know about Swagg. And ahead of the launch of his custom SCUF controller, we were able to do just that.  

Enjoy this exclusive Q&A to learn more about Swagg’s gaming “firsts,” the inspiration behind his new controller, and more.  

What’s the first game you ever played?

It all started with NBA Live 2003 on PS2. I would always play this game with my dad. 

What’s the first console you ever played on?

PS2. My mom got us one for Christmas, along with a few games. Me and my brother would go with her to Blockbuster all the time to rent games for it. 

How did you get into gaming?  

My friend Kaleb showed me Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in high school, and I was hooked. From there, I borrowed Jsmooth’s copy and played MW3 every day. 

What’s the hardest game you’ve ever played?

Fortnite Building on PlayStation. It’s way harder to play on a controller compared to a keyboard and mouse. 

What’s your favorite COD of all time?  

MW3, no question. It’s the first COD I ever played and the one that started it all for me. 

Who’s your favorite person to play with and why?

Jsmooth, hands down. He’s goofy, and there’s never a dull moment with him.  

What’s the longest stream you’ve ever had?

17 hours – when Caldera dropped. Just the hype over the new map and getting to experience it on the first day kept me wanting to play. 

Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while gaming?

Popcorn. It’s easy to eat in between games, and it’s just so good. Even at night watching a movie or at the movie theater, you’ll always see me with popcorn. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

On tournament days, I always wear my FaZe jersey and just get hyped with chat before the tourney starts.  

In terms of your time as a basketball player, obviously the two sports require a different level of physical and mental stamina, but is there a correlation you’ve found between the two?

Just understanding the balance between not overworking myself and making sure my mind is always right. The gym helps a lot with that – especially since basketball was a lot more physically demanding than playing video games. It's a lot more important for me to work out now, as it helps me mentally reset.  

What was the inspiration behind the design of your SCUF controller?

My Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Brabus. It’s Miami Blue, and I loved the color. So, I figured why not put it on a controller? 

What does it mean to you to now be partnered with SCUF for five years?  

It’s great. I've been using SCUF controllers since I started playing COD. To be able to partner with them for the last five years is a surreal feeling. Best controllers in the game! 

SCUF Gaming Launches New Customizable Features for SCUF Reflex

Make the high-performance PS5 controller your own with complete customizability and 32 new designs for maximum personalization

ATLANTA, GA, May 10th, 2022 – SCUF Gaming, creator of the high-performance gaming controller category (NASDAQ:CRSR), today launched the customizable SCUF Reflex, its most technologically advanced controller designed specifically for PlayStation 5 (PS5), available in three models: Reflex, Reflex Pro, and Reflex FPS. All Reflex controllers come equipped with the game-changing features that competitive players expect from SCUF – such as the patented paddle control system with four removable back paddles programmable at the press of a button – now with a bevy of customization options so that you can create a personalized Reflex controller that is uniquely yours.

“Controllers are an extension of the player to maximize their performance and personality. These new SCUF Reflex options let you create and design a Reflex controller that fits your unique style, with a wide range of faceplates, thumbstick variations, trim colors, and more.” said Diego Nunez, Vice President of Gaming Marketing at CORSAIR. “The PS5 community deserves a controller that meets their gaming needs and lives up to the standards they’ve come to expect from SCUF products. The Reflex was created to be just that. Now all that’s left to do is make it your own.”

The Reflex will offer several customizable components in the builder, including the faceplate, touchpad, button kit, and triggers. A complete list of customizable features includes:

  • 32 faceplate colors

  • 9 touchpad colors

  • 9 faceplate trim colors

  • 6 button kit colors

  • 4 thumbstick colors

  • 2 thumbstick shapes

  • 2 thumbstick heights

  • 2 trigger styles

  • 7 trigger and bumper colors

  • 7 D-pad colors

  • 5 Create/Options colors

  • 2 Home colors

Pricing and Availability

Compatible with PS5 and Windows 7+, SCUF Reflex starts at $199.99 and is available exclusively at: www.scufgaming.com/reflex.

SCUF is not affiliated, associated, or in any way officially connected with any Sony company. All non-SCUF product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Product Images

High-resolution images of the SCUF Reflex controller can be found at the link below: https://link.corsair.com/386i6xp

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 180 granted patents and designs, and another 38 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. In December 2019, SCUF Gaming was acquired by CORSAIR, and remains a separate brand within CORSAIR.

For additional information about SCUF Gaming, please visit scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.


CORSAIR/SCUF PR Contacts


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Representative 

Contact Information 

Worldwide PR Director 

Harry Butler 

[email protected]

PR – USA and Canada 

Gregory FCA for

SCUF Gaming -

Mike Lizun

[email protected]

PR – UK

Pascal Bregeon 

Zak Storey

[email protected]

[email protected]

PR – Scandinavia

Gabriel Begorgis

[email protected]

PR – Benelux

Ralf van Velthoven

[email protected]

PR – DACH

Yannick Friedsam  

Stefan Quiring

[email protected]

[email protected]

PR – Italy 

Davide Salvioni  

[email protected]

PR – Spain and Portugal 

Noelia Colino 

[email protected]

PR – France

Clemence Garcia

[email protected]

PR – Central Eastern Europe 

Michal Rozpendowski

[email protected]

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Faster performance, and more customization, for all Xbox gamers

ATLANTA, GA, August 17th, 2021 – SCUF Gaming, a leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance gaming controllers, today introduces the Designed for Xbox SCUF Instinct and Instinct Pro, created specifically for the Xbox Series X|S.
SCUF Instinct incorporates all of the innovative features gamers expect from SCUF – including the patented paddle control system that helped make SCUF controllers the premier choice of competitive players everywhere – with an evolved controller design to improve performance for Xbox fans. Both Instinct and Instinct Pro include four embedded back control paddles, which can be programmed to replicate the ABXY buttons. Their refined ergonomic shape enables better control for a wide variety of hand sizes, with millions of customization options to suit all gamers including interchangeable faceplates, thumbsticks, and D-pads.
SCUF Instinct Pro additionally offers new adjustable Instant Triggers, giving gamers the ability to choose between regular or instant-action at the flick of a switch. Instant Triggers eliminate the trigger pull, activating immediately with a one-tap motion, similar to a mouse click – ideal for fast-paced shooters. You can always switch back to regular triggers and be ready to play your favorite racing game. Instinct Pro also includes High-Performance Grip.


“With SCUF Instinct, gamers have a new advantage when playing on Xbox Series X|S. We’ve refined the way we deliver SCUF performance controllers, with a new form-factor that will appeal to an even wider range of gamers and hand sizes. Four Embedded Back Paddles, Instant Triggers, and a new thumbstick design combine to make our most reactive controller to date,” said Diego Nunez, SCUF Gaming Chief Marketing Officer. “Xbox fans are at the core of SCUF’s history, and we’re proud to have created a controller that both pays homage to that legacy and equips gamers for exciting new games on the newest console generation.”
Today’s gamers shouldn’t stick with one game, franchise, or genre, which is why Instinct introduces onboard, remappable profiles that can be toggled through at the press of a button, a SCUF first. Paddle profiles make it easy to fine-tune controller settings and save them for later for different games. No pause in gameplay, remapping tool, or app required.
Instinct controllers can also be customized with millions of design combinations on the SCUF Gaming website. Pick from a wide variety of faceplates, thumbstick variations, and trim colors to match any setup or personal style. Every detail and feature of Instinct has been meticulously crafted and engineered for an unbeatable gaming experience configurable to any playstyle.

A full list of SCUF Instinct and Instinct Pro features includes:
● Profile Switch allows you to save three remapping configurations for different games
● Wireless connectivity to play comfortably from a distance, now with improved dynamic latency input
● An optional wired connection for lower latency play from your couch with 2m USB Type-C cable
● Interchangeable domed, concaved, short, and long thumbsticks for the perfect fit
● Improved thumbstick design and material for more grip and durability
● Removable faceplate makes it easy to switch designs and thumbsticks
● New Share button for gamers to show off their best clips with friends
● Self-lubricating rings help thumbsticks glide smoothly against the faceplate
● Mute any headset connected to your controller with the press of a button
● Instant Triggers activate like a mouse click for faster shots (Instinct Pro only)
● Performance grip with a comfortable, non-slip feel for extended gaming sessions (Instinct Pro only)

Pricing and Availability
Compatible with the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and mobile devices, SCUF Instinct starts at $169.99 and Instinct Pro starts at $199.99. Both are now available exclusively at SCUF Gaming’s website: scufgaming.com/instinct

Product Images
High-resolution images of the SCUF Instinct and Instinct Pro can be found at the link below: scufgaming.com/documents/press/SCUF-Press-Kit.zip

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 158 granted patents and designs, and another 42 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. In December 2019, SCUF Gaming was acquired by CORSAIR, and remains a separate brand within CORSAIR.
For additional information about SCUF Gaming, please visit scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.

CORSAIR/SCUF PR Contacts

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Representative


Contact Information

Worldwide PR Director

Harry Butler

[email protected]

PR – USA and Canada

Gregory FCA for
SCUF Gaming -
Matt Fleischl

[email protected]
610-228-2129

PR – UK

Pascal Bregeon

[email protected]

PR – Scandinavia

Gabriel Begorgis

[email protected]

PR – Benelux

Ralf van Velthoven

[email protected]

PR – DACH

Yannick Friedsam
Stefan Quiring

[email protected]
+49 151 40520153
[email protected]

PR – Italy

Davide Salvioni

[email protected]

PR – France

Aurelien Herault

[email protected]
+33 (7) 86 60 04 79

PR – Spain and Portugal

Noelia Colino

[email protected]

PR – Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Michal Rozpendowski

[email protected] +48 662 145 840

You can view this release in French here, German here, and Italian here.

— 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 scufgaming.com/h1.

Contact


Gregory FCA for SCUF Gaming

Matt Fleischl,

610-228-2129

[email protected]

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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, 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, scufgaming.com 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 SecurityDiscovery.com, 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.

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 scufgaming.com/cdl.

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 scufgaming.com 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 CallofDutyLeague.com.

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

 

Call of Duty League 2020 Begins

A new era of Call of Duty esports, featuring 12 city based teams, began this past weekend with the Launch Weekend hosted in Minneapolis by the Minnesota ROKKR. New rivalries were formed and new teams showed their true strengths going into the upcoming season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Before it kicked off, SCUF was announced as the Official Controller Partner of the Call of Duty League. 

Performance Highlights

Atlanta FaZe and Chicago Huntsmen performed as many expected, taking a commanding 2-0 record after the weekend. Surprising performances this week came from the Paris Legion winning both of their matches this weekend and the Florida Mutineers, who finished the weekend 1-1. Both Dallas Empire and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles fell short of very high expectations, ending at the bottom of the leaderboard at 0-2 each. Home team Minnesota ROKKR started strong at 2-0, also winning the first Battle for the North over the Toronto Ultra. 

SCUF At CDL Launch Weekend

Over at the SCUF booth, fans could learn from SCUF Experts the best tips and tricks for COD: MW, try any SCUF controller at the Game Stations, and pick up their favorite controller from the SCUF Store. Another popular spot was the SCUF Build Challenge, where customers could compete to see who could get the faster time of the week for an impressive prize. To top it all off, all 12 teams stopped by the SCUF signing booth, the only place for fans to meet their favorite players. Local Minnesota ROKKR fans turned up in droves to meet their new team.

Next Up: CDL London

The Call of Duty League continues with the next homestead weekend hosted by London Royal Ravens on February 8-9. To keep up to date on the Call of Duty League, follow SCUF on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

CDL 2020 Launch Weekend Season Standings

CDL 2020 Launch Weekend SCUF Store

CDL 2020 Launch Weekend Call of Duty MW Official SCUF Controller

CDL 2020 Launch Weekend Minnesota Team Signings

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.

Get one now, only at scufgaming.com/nba2kl.