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This Friday, August 22nd, UMG Dallas 2014 begins! With such a strong showing for #TeamSCUF Pro Teams at the recent Gfinity 3 tournament we couldn’t be more excited to see what the teams will bring this weekend.

Team EnVyUs will likely be the talk of the tournament after coming off such a strong victory at G3. A
15-1 win/loss map showing, and team member FormaL leading the entire tournament with a 1.35 KD has EnVy poised to keep their momentum going. To play like your favorite Pro’s from Team EnVyUs, check out the EnVy SCUF One HERE.

OpTic Gaming had a disappointing performance, to say the least, at the G3 tournament but that could very well be the motivation they needed to up their game for Dallas. Everyone knows the team can perform with the best, and this tournament is their change to remind us of that. Check out the new OpTic SCUF One controller HERE.

In a rare turn of events, OpTic Nation managed to finish higher than OG at the recent Gfinity Tournament. The team showed high level play during their bout to their 3rd place finish, and we expect to see them perform at Dallas as well. Check out the original OpTic SCUF One HERE.

FaZe Pro Team did well at G3 with their recent roster change adding Parasite and Apathy. Giving the team some time to better coordinate the players, FaZe could perform quite well this weekend. Pick up your own FaZe SCUF One HERE.

While not bringing the best performance at G3, we know Team Kaliber is capable of great things. The, relatively, recent roster change back to their original lineup should prove to be very formidable indeed, and we hope to see them “wow” us this weekend. Pick up your very own TK SCUF One HERE.

Curse Gaming was one man down at Gfinity with Tipsy not being able to play. Now that things are squared away, the squad should be in full force this upcoming weekend with great things expected. Click HERE to see the SCUF One Curse controller!

JusTus Pro has done nothing but improve as a team since their inception. Everyone will be interested to see what they bring to UMG Dallas this year and how much of a name they can make for themselves.

After not qualifying for Season 3, Strictly Business will have to play hard at UMG Dallas to remind everyone how formidable of a team they truly are. The addition of new teammate Phizzurp should also show their strength as a team. Pick up your very own Strictly Business SCUF One HERE.
The Call of Duty scene at this year’s Gfinity Tournament was one of excellent gameplay and surprises. The final standings of the Top 8 Teams were as follows:

1st: Team EnVyUs

2nd: Epsilon eSports

3rd: FaZe Pro Team

4th: OpTic Nation

5th-8th: Evil Geniuses

5th-8th: Team KaLiBeR

5th-8th: Team Curse

5th-8th: OpTic Gaming

All of which are part of #TeamSCUF. Team EnVyUs had a well-deserved first place finish this year, with FormaL leading the way with an overall KDA 1.35, the best in the entire tournament. Also worthy of recognition, FormaL is now the first and only console FPS player to win a major championship in both Halo and Call of Duty. EnVyUs as a team went 15-1 in total with map wins/losses, which is extremely impressive to say the least. A few surprises for this Gfinity were the placement of crowd favorites OpTic Gaming and Evil Geniuses, both losing to Epsilon and FaZe respectively, pushing them to the 5th-8th bracket. EnVyUs came to this tournament with something to prove, and prove it they did; taking home their first major championship win in quite a long time. EnVyUs is now poised to be the talk of the Call of Duty gaming scene, and with UMG Dallas coming up in August, fans will get to see if they can show a repeat performance.

 

Want to play like EnVyUs or your favorite Pro Team and be part of #TeamSCUF? Click HERE to see all of SCUF Gaming’s officially sponsored Pro Team controllers and join in the tournament hype!
PRESS RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2014 – Scuf Gaming announces pre-sale of the SCUF 4PS for PlayStation 4 on Monday, June 30th

 

A new era has arrived for PlayStation 4 fans now that Scuf Gaming has introduced its clever functions to the improved PS4 controller. Scuf Gaming has officially launched the SCUF 4PS enabling elite gamers to utilize more of their hand in a comfortable, safe and ergonomic way. The SCUF 4PS is feature rich with several patented features, including two “SCUF HOOK” back paddles, a fully redesigned back and built-in high-grade SCUF Pro-Grip handles, which are normally an upgrade on SCUF controllers. The two back paddles come standard with A&B configuration but can be mapped according to your preference as an upgrade using the EMR (Electro Magnetic Remapping) Mag Key – (the EMR feature will be released at a later date.) For gamers unfamiliar with SCUF, these paddles mimic the allocated face buttons so you can keep your thumbs on the thumbsticks, while using the back-paddles with your middle fingers to perform more advanced moves. Customers also have the option to choose their favorite SCUF Precision Thumbsticks in domed or concave, which come in three different lengths (regular, medium, long) and various color options.  Sports and fighting game fanatics will be thrilled to try the new SCUF CONTROL DISC, which is fully removable and offers extra control and accuracy for the d-pad! Gamers are winning with the tactical edge that SCUF provides where over 85% of Professional Gamers in Console use SCUF for shooters.

 

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“We have invested millions of dollars into research and development and educating the Gaming World on safe ergonomic use of the controller at the top level so when we embarked on “Project 4PS” a year ago we wanted to offer the PlayStation 4 community something unique and special, something that added that edge over its predecessor, the SCUF PS (for PS3). We believe the results are impressive and further display the innovation our customers have come to expect from Scuf Gaming, said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming. “SCUF controllers are all about functionality and comfort so our focus is on offering unique features which empower every gamer to personalize their controller to suit their gameplay. From paddles to grip to the size of thumbsticks, every part of a SCUF controller is about improving core performance so you can become the best gamer you can be!”

 

Prices for the SCUF 4PS start at $119.95 (please NOTE this includes the PRO GRIP) and controllers begin shipping in 4-6 weeks. SCUF is currently offering fourteen (14) unique front shell designs for the launch and will be adding new styles over the next few months.  To pre-order, please visit www.scufgaming.com.

 

Scuf Gaming controllers are endorsed by Major League Gaming and trusted by over 85% of Pro-Gamers. SCUF is leading the field in the professional gaming market.

 

ABOUT SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Scuf Gaming has 4 patents granted and another 25 have been applied for offering features such as back paddles, adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and various thumbstick lengths in both domed and concave styles. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sells a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

 

Visit www.ScufGaming.com for more information.  Editorial and product photos available upon request.

 

 
Next weekend the most prestigious and professional Call of Duty players will share the stage at X Games with the biggest stars of the extreme sports world. 8 of the top MLG teams will attend an invite only tournament and battle it out for the X Games title. Here is a rundown of the 8 attending teams and their ambitions for the weekend ahead.

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Curse Orange

The Curse Orange Team comes into X Games in Group B along with EnVyUS, FaZe Red, and Optic Gaming. Curse Orange and their performance in the MLG Online League has landed them their 7th place seed, edging out sB who took the lowest seed of the attending teams this weekend. Orange certainly shouldn’t be counted out though and remains a work in progress. The team formed as the combination of Curse Youth and two of the Xfinity players who performed well at the Call of Duty Championship World Finals only a couple of months ago. Their defeats at UGC came at the hands of the 3rd and 4th place finishers respectively and very much points to Curse being dealt a tough hand from a bracket point of view. There will be no rest bite this weekend though, with all of Group B being extremely formidable. Curse Orange can take solace in the fact that, at least from a recent event perspective, their group drawing looks the more favorable of the two. An upset certainly isn’t impossible.

Curse are one of Scuf Gaming’s sponsored teams. You can play like your favorite Curse players, including Muddawg, Miyagi, Attach, and Crowster by purchasing a Curse SCUF ONE controller on the following link: http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/curse-scuf-one/. Curse controllers are also available for Xbox 360 through our website. http://scufgaming.com

 

EnVyUS

One of the best known franchises in Call of Duty, EnVyUS have a long and successful history that has spanned various iterations of the series. Their attendance at the X Games finds EnVyUS in great form, coming in on the back of consecutive 2nd place finishes. The thorn in their side has been Complexity, now EG, at the two events preceding X Games. EnVyUS will be looking to hold their nerve this weekend and maybe even go one further. Their group drawing is arguably the more favorable of the two, with their three opponents all failing to break the top 6 placements at UGC Niagara only a few weeks ago. This leaves EnVyUS as heavy favorites going into Group B and will look to reflect this by grabbing the top seed from their pool going into the knockout stages of the tournament. EnVyUS must start quickly, though, and were certainly guilty of a slow start at the Call of Duty Championships before finding their gear. With an extremely stacked bracket ahead, EnVyUS cannot afford any early slip up’s in their quest for another top 3 placement.

EnVyUS are one of Scuf Gaming’s longest serving sponsored teams and have achieved much of their success while using a Scuf Gaming controller. There are a number of EnVyUS SCUF designs available through our website, including the EnVy Blue SCUF ONE available on the following link: http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/envyblue-scuf-one/ EnVyUS controllers are also available on other platforms through our website, http://scufgaming.com

 

Evil Geniuses

After the most successful 12 months in Call of Duty history, the quartet of Karma, Teepee, Aches, and Crimsix departed the compLexity organization whose colors they’d represented for well over a year to join Evil Geniuses. Under EG, the World Champions will hope to write a new chapter in Call of Duty history, starting with X Games this weekend. As with every tournament in the last 8 months, this quartet come into the event as the team to beat and will be expected to both top their group and secure first place at the close of play. Their biggest rival in recent tournaments has been EnVyUS, a veteran team who will be hoping to go one further this time out. EG’s two previous tournament defeats came at the hands of Strictly Business and UNiTE, with the former hoping to force another upset this weekend with their new roster gathering momentum.

All of these players have been SCUF users for many years and are continuing to use SCUF in 2014 under EG for X Games and beyond.

 

 

FaZe Red

One half of the FaZe pro gaming set up, FaZe Red have been drawn into Group B with Call of Duty dynasties, EnVyUS and Optic Gaming. So far JKap’s FaZe Red haven’t performed as well as the Black half of the FaZe set up, with FaZe Black leading Red in both the MLG Online League and outplacing their sister team at UGC Niagara. Despite settling for a 9th-12th placement only a couple of weekends, FaZe Red were only a whisker away from going considerably further in the tournament. Their Winner Bracket 2 match up against eventual runners up, EnVyUS, was a tight 3-2 match up. On another day it could have been FaZe Red who advanced to the latter stages and perhaps even took on Complexity in the Grand Final. This weekend offers FaZe Red a shot at revenge against EnVyUS, having been drawn together in Group B. EnVyUS and Optic Gaming will almost certainly come into the tournament as Group B favorites, with both teams having performed well online recently, as well turning in stellar performances at the latest events. FaZe Red certainly have the calibre to upset the favorites though and should not be written off in the group stages.

FaZe Red’s stars all compete using a Scuf Gaming controller at tournaments around the world. They trust Scuf Gaming to deliver the highest grade competition controller to enable their players to perform at the top level. You too can play like the FaZe pros by buying a Scuf Gaming controller today. Our range of FaZe controllers can be found on our website, including the FaZe SCUF ONE in Red. http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/faze-scuf-one/

 

Optic Gaming

Call of Duty’s celebrity foursome continue to mix it up with the best of the best in the eSports arena, improving significantly at the start of Ghosts after a string of slightly disappointing performances. After their third place finish at the Call of Duty Championships, Optic Gaming attained the services of veteran and proven winner, Proofy to complete their new roster. During their first outing Optic managed a respectable top 7th-8th finish at UGC Niagara, with the final blow coming against the dominant Complexity. With more time for their new line-up to gel, Niagara could prove a great platform for Optic to showcase their new team, especially with MLG Anaheim around the corner. Optic have also impressed online, currently taking up 2nd place in the second season of MLG’s online Pro League. In Group B, Optic will once again face off against their old time rivals, EnVyUS. Progression from the group will be tough, with the final placements being of significant importance during the Single Elimination phase of the tournament.

The World’s best known Call of Duty team compete at every tournament using their Scuf Gaming controllers. You can buy the same controllers used by your favourite players, including NadeShot, Scump, Clayster, and Proofy, including the Optic Gaming SCUF Stealth on our website: OpTic SCUF ONE Stealth - http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/optic-scuf-one-stealth/ OpTic SCUF ONE - http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/optic-scuf-one/

 

 

Optic Nation

The other half of Optic Gaming have had a successful start to life, taking 4th place at their first tournament outing. Optic Nation certainly has the pedigree of champions, boasting some of the most successful players of recent Call of Duty titles. X Games will be a true test of their talent, with an extremely tough group drawing awaiting them in the early stages. If Optic Nation manage to advance then their reward will be a slightly easier path to the Grand Final, avoiding current World Champions EG along the way. Optic Nation cannot afford to slip up in the early stages as they did at UGC Niagara only a couple of weeks ago and a good start will put them in good stead for a solid finish. Optic Nation certainly have the credentials necessary to establish themselves among the regular podium finishers in the North America scene and X Games very easily could provide the first trophy for their cabinet.

The other half of Optic Nation are bound of success. They compete at every event using their favorite pro gaming controllers, designed and created by Scuf Gaming. You can find our entire range of Optic Gaming controllers on our website, including the Optic SCUF ONE. http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/optic-scuf-one/

 

Strictly Business

After Strictly Business took home the US National Finals title, many Call of Duty fans dared to believe a new era of CoD was about to begin. Weeks later and Complexity put those beliefs to bed. Since then, sB are a completely different outfit. An unconventional mix of players combines youth with great experience. This formidable mix was emphasised during their first tournament appearance at UGC Niagara, with sB taking home 6th place after narrowly losing out to Optic Nation in bracket play. This weekend offers sB a rematch against Optic Nation. With EG looking set to take at least one of the top two places, Strictly Business will battle it out with Optic Nation and Team Kaliber for the other. A fiercely competitive group with a guaranteed unpredictable outcome. Like Optic Nation, following UGC Strictly Business have had more time to establish their line-up. X Games will be the perfect stage to see how far they have progressed in that time. Also like Optic Nation, sB have the benefit of avoiding the World Champions on the way to the Grand Final should they advance from the Group Stages. A runner up spot looks tantalizingly possible.

The 2014 US Champions compete at all the biggest events through North America using the best Pro Gaming hardware available. That includes their trustworthy Scuf Gaming controllers; an important component in the team’s ongoing success. You can now play like your favourite Strictly Business players by purchasing the Strictly Business SCUF ONE through our website. http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/strictly-business-scuf-one/

 

Team Kaliber

Black Ops 2 saw Team Kaliber firmly establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Top 3 finishes became the norm. Team Kaliber had assumed the position of the best of the rest, constantly nipping at the heels of their established rivals, including the often invincible Complexity. Their transition into Ghosts has been less of a success, with a shock placement at the Call of Duty Championship World Finals being a bitter end to a memorable 12 months for the relatively new franchise. Kaliber shared an equal placement at UGC with Optic Gaming, finishing 7th-8th overall; a slight improvement on their unfortunate Championship outing but still not where the team will want to be. Like Optic Nation and Strictly Business, their group drawing could be considered bitter sweet. On the one hand, EG will be heavy favorites to advance from their group, leaving one slot available for the remaining three titans. On the other hand, if they do manage to place in the top two in their group, they will avoid EG en route to the final. Team Kaliber are certainly due a successful tournament and X Games is as big of a stage as any for them to reaffirm themselves among the North American elite.

Scuf Gaming are proud to work with Team Kaliber, bringing their players the best controllers on the market to help them perform to the best of their ability at all the events they attend. You can also play like Team Kaliber’s pros by buying a Scuf Gaming controller today. Scuf Gaming offer a range of Team Kaliber branded controllers, as used by the pros, including the Kaliber SCUF ONE, found on the following link: http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/kaliber-scuf-one/


SCUF GAMING LAUNCHES SCUF TACTICAL APPAREL COLLECTION WITH A FOCUS ON STYLE, COMFORT & FIT FOR TODAY’S GAMER

 

PRESS RELEASE: 15th MAY 2014 – The SCUF TACTICAL collection is the new cool, whether you're a fashion guru, gamer or just simply elite, you’re going to love the way you look and feel in the new SCUF hoodie, hat and tees. The collection includes military design qualities and was designed with style and comfort in mind for extended gaming sessions.

 

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming says, “We’re extremely pleased with the way the SCUF TACTICAL collection came together and the positive feedback we’ve received from the gaming community. We designed the collection with a focus on style, fit and special features that we knew SCUF fans would appreciate, like the shoulder loop on the tees to make game-play easier. We’re confident our customers will become big fans of this new SCUF gear.”

 

The tees are made of 100% high grade, dense and breathable cotton and offer extreme comfort and durability for gamers to breath easy while their opponents struggle.  Tees come in two colors: CAMO and WHITE; offer a close fit and include the SCUF logo on the chest, curved shoulder seams and back shoulder panels.   An exciting new feature on the tees is the shoulder loops which allow for headphone cables to stay away from a gamer’s hands while in game-play.

 

The SCUF PURSUIT hoodie is perfect for major gaming events when the air temp is cool and you need to focus.  The black hoodie has a body armor effect at the torso and elbows, includes zipped pockets, raised SCUF logo on the chest and a military style interior patch. It’s a favorite among pro-players! 4

 

The SCUF TARGET Camo Cap is a cool new design. It includes a structured fit, high crown and normal bill with the SCUF logo font center. There are two sizes available to ensure a comfortable fit, small/medium and large/x-large. The interior includes branded taping and a moisture-absorbing sweatband.

 

The SCUF TACTICAL paddle has been subtly placed on the entire collection.

 

SCUF TACTICAL Collection Includes:

 

  • STEALTH CREW TEE - CAMO - (S-XXL) - $29.95

  • STEALTH V-NECK TEE - CAMO - (S-XXL) - $29.95

  • PACKED CREW TEE – WHITE - (S-XXL) - $24.95

  • PACKED V-NECK TEE – WHITE - (S-XXL) - $24.95

  • PURSUIT HOODIE JACKET – BLACK - (S-XXL) - $59.95

  • TARGET CAP – CAMO – (S/M & L/XL) - $24.95


ABOUT SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Along with patented back paddles, Scuf Gaming controllers also feature adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

 

Visit www.ScufGaming.com for more information.  Editorial and product photos available upon request.

Scuf Gaming announces opening of fr.scufgaming.com in France & partnership with Gotaga

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May 10th 2014 – Global market leader of Professional Gaming Controllers, Scuf Gaming, launches a French Website to further demonstrate their commitment to the eSports community in France. Since creating a market segment for Professional Controllers, through the invention of back paddles and adjustable hair trigger/ trigger stop functionality in 2010, SCUF remains the dominant Professional Controller Company. An estimated 85% of Top gamers use SCUF for shooters and their dominant position is down to the quality of build and innovative features.

 

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming; “The French eSports community is one of the top gaming communities in the World and one we have supported through sponsored players, organizations and events for a number of years. Last year we made a commitment to further invest in the local community by opening a French twitter account @ScufFrance  It only seemed right that we have a local presence given we invented the SCUF paddles, trigger functions and other key features that enable gamers to use more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way. Today is that day - we are extremely proud to launch our French website to fully support the local community in their native language. We love the French community & competition, and the Country has some of the biggest and most passionate gamers in the world.”

 

Since inception, Scuf Gaming has been very committed to support the best players around the world, supporting teams like OpTic Gaming, EnVy, Complexity, Epsilon & TCM to mention just a few. SCUF have also had a big impact on growing the eSports World by supporting and partnering with key Gaming leagues like MLG, Gfinity, UMG, EGL, Skylan, Reflex. It appeared natural to not only launch a French website but also to support one of the best and most successful French players and a true icon “Gotaga” also known as “The French monster”.

 

Gotaga says "I decided after some reflexion to partner with Scuf Gaming. We've been in talks for a while and I’m glad to now represent the brand and be one of their ambassadors. The quality of the products, especially with the SCUF ONE, and their second to none investment in eSports have been the factors for me in this important decision. I've always wanted to work with brands that corresponds me and today that's the case with Scuf Gaming which is the best professional controller company in the world and it's a perfect timing as they open a french website"

 

Jonas Ferry, Head of Scuf Gaming in France : “It’s been a year since we have started to share SCUF values’ in France. We are thrilled to move one step forward in our support of the French community by allowing our French customers to order & get support in French. Gotaga’s return to #TeamSCUF is testimony to our superior quality and continual innovation. He needed to use the best equipment in his expectations to achieve in Europe & worldwide. We are delighted to have him choose Scuf Gaming!”.

 

About Scuf Gaming :

 

Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Along with patented back paddles, Scuf Gaming controllers also feature adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, SkyLAN, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.