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It’s the culmination of a year full of the best professionals to play the game, and it’s proving to be one of the greatest Championships yet. Call of Duty XP 2016 is a mere two days out of reach, and with the highest prize pool in CoD Championship history, 32 of the greatest teams to play the game, and massive crowds of screaming fans, this is sure to be one of the most exciting events in professional gaming history.

And TeamSCUF just can’t miss out on a party like that.

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That’s right: we are thrilled to say that when the doors open and the spotlights flare up, we’re going to be right in the thick of things. We’ll have a booth set up for anyone who wants to come and say hello. For those of you who who’ve always wanted to give one of our custom controllers a test drive, we’ll have our Infinity 4PS controllers making an appearance.

Some of our Pro Players will be visiting our signing booth as well: so be sure to come down and get an autograph!

We cannot wait for this weekend! It’s going to be one of the best CoD Championships of all time: we can just feel it. Let’s get hyped and watch the world of Call of Duty come out swinging! Best of luck to the combatants, and we’ll see you in California!
Anaheim is widely regarded as one of the best tournaments in the Call of Duty calendar and the 2016 edition lived up to expectations. Today we’re going to take a look at the headlines from last weekend’s competition.

OpTic Grabs Consecutive Anaheim Titles

Anaheim has been a happy hunting ground for Crimsix (then again where hasn’t?), having won three back-to-back MLG titles in California. This weekend he set out to make it four in four as he aims to live up to a promise to prove that OpTic Gaming is the best Call of Duty team ever.

All four players are playing some of their best CoD of the season, hitting a peak in time for the Call of Duty Championship – one of the few titles to have so far eluded the Green Wall. Barely breaking a sweat in Pool Play or the Winner Bracket, OpTic booked another appearance in a Grand Final, dropping only two maps en route, as well as sweeping rivals Rise and eLevate.

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eLevate posed more of a threat in the Grand Final and had it not been for stand out performances by Karma and tournament MVP, Formal, OpTic may have stumbled to a runner up finish. In typical OpTic Gaming fashion, though, the crowd favorites managed to complete a reverse sweep of eLevate, winning the final 3-2 in dramatic fashion to secure title number 27 for Crimsix.

OpTic Gaming remains the team to beat.

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Despite a difficult start, FaZe still managed to pull itself from the Loser’s Bracket and into an ultimate fourth place finish.


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Their sudden turn of fortunes included back-to-back reverse sweeps of European opponents, first eliminating Splyce and later defeating Infused. It took real mettle and an incredible moment of individual play by Clayster to finally fight back against Infused. Ultimately, FaZe should be proud of their ability to play as Comeback Kings.


A Long Road Home For Europe

It was a mixed weekend for the traveling European contingent who will have hoped to get more out of their trip to Anaheim. All three made short work of the Open Bracket, with Infused and Splyce subsequently meeting after finishing 1nd and 2rd in their respective groups. 

Infused came out on top in the only all-European fixture of the weekend, though both they and Splyce ultimately met their fates at the hands of FaZe.
France was on fire with gaming excitement as the Call Of Duty World League descended into Europe. Scuf Gaming set up a booth in the Paris Expo Hall and got a great view of the ESWC Paris action. With OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan taking home 1st and 2nd place respectively, everyone got an eyeful of some of the best players in esports history. Thanks to all the TeamSCUF members who came by to visit and get a load of the action!

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“The Awakening”, the first DLC Pack for Black Ops 3, has arrived for Playstation 4 users.

A total of four new Multiplayer Maps, the start of the Black Ops 3 “Zombies Experience” Der Eisendrache, and many bug fixes and balancing will be sure to give your SCUF Controller a workout this week.

The new Multiplayer Maps include:

  • Gauntlet – highlighting Treyarch’s classic “three-lane map structure”, with very diverse and impressive visuals, allows players to travel through dense jungle, a frozen arctic area, and an urban city in the same map.

  • Splash – an abandoned water park that offers plenty of fun combat opportunities including skirmishes down waterslides, a pirate ship, and a lazy river. This map definitely highlights many underwater combat opportunities.

  • Rise – Features classic Call of Duty style combat with plenty of areas to employ the new core movement system. Arguably the map best designed for competitive play from “Awakening”, Rise heralds back to the classic cover-based Call of Duty.

  • Skyjacked – A reimagined version of one of our personal favorite Call of Duty Black Ops 2 multiplayer maps, Hijacked.  This map includes many new areas to explore thanks to the core movement system and provides a fresh take on a classic map.


All four maps will surely provide fans of Black Ops 3 with exciting new opportunities and strategies to develop, and we’re sure to see the impact the balance changes make for the Pro Teams in the Call of Duty World League.

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Whether you’re a pro or a causal fan, make sure you have your SCUF Controller ready to go. SCUF thumbsticks and Paddle Control System make movement around the new maps a breeze and can provide that edge during every firefight.

The core concept of any Call of Duty Zombies mode is survival, and nothing will help you survive the hordes of the undead like a SCUF Controller. For Zombies we cannot recommend the Electro Magnetic Remapping (EMR) feature enough; having the ability to change your back paddles on the fly is essential to a high-pressure team based mode like Zombies. Be sure to select this feature if you are a Zombie mode fan!

Click HERE to start customizing your own SCUF 4PS Controller now. We’ll see you on the battlefields in “Awakening”.

21 new controller designs let fans represent hometown NBA 2K League teams


ATLANTA, June 21, 2019 — Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, and the NBA 2K League are launching a collection of controllers to celebrate each of the 21 teams in the NBA 2K League.

Available for the high-performance SCUF Vantage controller, officially licensed for PlayStation 4, each NBA 2K League team controller features a unique design, including a faceplate emblazoned with one of the NBA 2K League team’s respective colors and logo. The Vantage boasts a suite of customizable features designed to allow gamers to use more of their hands and improve performance and comfort. SCUF controllers are relied upon in competition by many of the NBA 2K League's marquee professional players.

“This collection is a nod to the league’s fans, who are just as faithful and loyal as those that cheer on live basketball,” said Scuf Gaming founder and CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “Whether it’s the royal purple and gold of Lakers Gaming, the iconic blue and orange of Knicks Gaming, or any other team, fans can now represent their favorite team when they are gaming.”

The launch is an extension of Scuf Gaming’s ongoing sponsorship as the Official Gaming Controller of the NBA 2K League, and the launch of the official SCUF Vantage NBA2KL controller in March 2019.

Currently in its second season, the NBA 2K League is composed of affiliates of 21 NBA teams participating in an 18-week competitive campaign, culminating with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which tip off Wednesday, July 24, and the NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 3. Hawks Talon GC, Nets GC, Lakers Gaming, and T-Wolves Gaming are new to the NBA 2K League this season.

“We’ve been a foundational partner with the NBA 2K League since its first season, supporting the league and providing players with high-performance equipment to play at the highest levels,” continued Ironmonger. “As the league grows, we’re excited to bring fans even closer to the action.”

The new SCUF Vantage NBA 2K League team collection (starting at $199.95) is now available in the US & Canada through Scuf Gaming’s website, and individual team faceplate kits ($29.95) will become available next week. For more information and to view photos of the collection, please visit http://scuf.co/NBA2KTeams.

About the NBA 2K League


The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 21 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. Knicks Gaming won the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The league’s second season takes place from April-August 2019. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

 

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We’re prepping for CoD XP by asking the pros a series of questions. Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring JKap from Team EnVyUs


Real Name: Jordan Kaplan

Gamer Tag: JKap

Current Team: EnVyUs

Hometown: Marlton, NJ

How long have you been gaming? Gaming since about 2000 (Mario and sports games), competitive gaming since late 2008

If you could be any video game character who would you be? IDK which character I’d be

What’s your favorite childhood game? Super Mario 64

What’s the last TV show that you binge watched? Sons of Anarchy

What is your Guilty Pleasure? Can’t think of a good guilty please atm

Who is your Celebrity Crush? Selena Gomez

Favorite Comfort Food? Ice Cream

What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Not sure if it’s my biggest, but a pet peeve is when people spell “definitely” as “defiantly” (Which I swear happens way more than it should)

Do you have any weird phobias? N/A

Do you have any weird habits? N/A

Fun Fact? N/A