PRESS RELEASE: 20th January 2014 – Scuf Gaming partners with SkyLAN for SkyLAN #2
Scuf Gaming is happy to partner with SkyLan and attend their next event SkyLAN #2 “Back In Paris” on 25/26th of January.
SkyLAN is an organizer with impressive growth since their first event, SkyLAN BETA that took place in Lyon early 2013. In less than a year they’re going to be running their 4th event which will this time gather up to 64 teams on Call of Duty Ghosts who will try to earn the biggest share of the 10,000euros guaranteed prize share. Big show expected from the best teams France has to offer.
Benjamin Hoffner, founder of SkyLAN says: “With the success of the SCUF stand at SkyLAN.ESWC and the professionalism displayed, SkyLAN naturally decided to bind with SCUF once again for SkyLAN #2. All the SkyLAN staff is delighted to be working with SCUF once again for this event, which is due to be much bigger.”
Jonas Ferry, head of Scuf Gaming in France says: “It’s extremely important for Scuf Gaming to be supporting the French community and with a great event upcoming we are happy to partner up with SkyLAN once again. We are driven to provide the best controllers on the market and being able to meet with the players is extremely important to us! We’re looking forward meeting the community and an other great weekend of Call of Duty Ghosts competition.”
ABOUT SCUF GAMING: Until we invented the SCUF in 2010, gamers could only use compromising techniques like “CLAW” to play with more of their hand. Using back paddles, which mimic the front buttons, Scuf Gaming has made it possible to display more dexterity in a safe, ergonomic way. We understand the limitations of a normal controller for Professional gamers, who need to control over 20 functions whilst they’re in gameplay; making use of only 2 fingers and 2 thumbs is extremely limiting at the Top level. One size cannot fit all and will not fit all for the elite 10% of the community. It can restrict the advancement of play, the games and their enjoyment; hence why some Professional players were eventually forced to use techniques like CLAW; which can be very harmful to your hand with repetition. The paddles and trigger mechanisms that Scuf Gaming developed and patented allow each player to choose their preferred settings for gameplay and help them become the best gamer of they can be.
PRESS RELEASE: May 5, 2016 – Launching the Infinity4PS Controller, Scuf Gaming continues to change the game for PlayStation and PC gamers. Leveraging IP and functionality from the highly acclaimed Infinity Series, SCUF helps to take your game to the next level with the fully modular SCUF Infinity4PS, swap out thumbsticks, triggers and paddles on the fly to optimize the feel and functionality to suit your gameplay.
The SCUF Infinity4PS includes many new innovations including: (1) SCUF’s patented trigger control area, which offers various length triggers and quick shift trigger stops. Gamers can shift the trigger stops to initiate various activation points on the trigger and also mechanically tune the tension and position of the trigger to locate the triggers’ ‘sweet spot’ with the adjustable hair trigger mechanisms. Both functions provide the gamer with reduced trigger latency and improved trigger control. (2) Fully remappable paddles increase hand use and gain a competitive advantage. (3) The Infinity Thumbstick Control Area provides the gamer with the ability to change SCUF’s new proprietary thumbsticks quickly and securely in seconds. Like race car tires, thumbsticks will wear down, especially when they have optimal comfort and grip. This is an option SCUF fans have been eagerly awaiting. (4) The SCUF Infinity4PS now offers the choice of military grade SCUF GRIP, which is the Pro’s grip choice on the SCUF Infinity1.
A wide array of design and color options are available on the SCUF Infinity4PS to suit all tastes and budgets, including branded eSports team SCUF controllers like OpTic and FaZe. SCUF controllers are hand crafted to the gamer’s specification, which is why over 90% of professional gamers choose SCUF controllers. The SCUF Infinity4PS is compatible for use on PlayStation®4 and PC.
“Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed the PlayStation market become far more competitive and serious about eSports. Five years ago we invented SCUF features to offer the pro and hardcore community a more competitive controller to match their skill and hand dexterity. Our commitment and innovation are to the gamer, so creating a more modular controller for PlayStation 4 was a natural evolution. We believe offering gamers the flexibility to replace parts, as they wear through extended gameplay, is essential. The release of the Infinity4PS offers trigger function that we are particularly proud of and comes at a perfect time, since we just announced another two utility patents for our adjustable hair trigger and trigger stop functionality. Since 2011, SCUF users have been very familiar with our trigger control area and we’re pleased to evolve this and carry functionality to the SCUF Infinity4PS,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming.
SCUF Infinity4PS offers several patented and patent pending features, including:
The Infinity4PS Trigger System comes with three core features: The Quick Shift Trigger Stops, the Adjustable Hair Trigger Mechanism and SCUF’s NEW Trigger Extenders.
Quick Shift Trigger Stops
• Quick Shift Trigger Stops enable the user to activate various activation points on the trigger stop
• Reduction of unnecessary trigger movement past activation point
• SCUF Key (0.9 mm) is utilized for easy adjustments
Adjustable Hair Trigger Mechanism
• Enables the user to mechanically tune the tension and position of the trigger to locate the trigger’s ‘sweet spot’ for different types of games
• Reduces unnecessary trigger latency before activation point
• SCUF Key (0.9 mm) is utilized for easy adjustments
SCUF’s NEW Trigger Extenders
• Fully removable and easily clip on the Infinity4PS triggers - standard and long lengths
• Improve trigger accuracy and hand comfort
• Extend the natural parameters of the controller to suit larger hand sizes (long)
• Choose from six color options (black, white, red, blue, green & yellow)
Interchangeable Thumbstick Control Area
• Change thumbsticks in seconds with the Infinity Ring and Lock system
• NEW SCUF thumbsticks for Infinity4PS use proprietary materials and come in regular and tall sizes, domed and concave styles
• Choose from five color options (black, white, red, blue & green)
Infinity Ring and Lock System
• Fully removable and customizable, the SCUF Infinity Lock ensures a secure thumbstick
• Use of self-lubricating material on the ring, ensures your thumbstick glides seamlessly
• Infinity Rings add design as they come in nine color options (black, grey, white, green, light blue, dark blue, red, orange & pink)
Military Grade SCUF Grip
• SCUF Grip is similar to grip used to coat weaponry and other military equipment
• Its textured, non-slip surface is great for extended hours of gameplay
• Choose from four color options (black, red, blue & green)
Infinity 4PS PRO Switches
• Switches layered with gold on circuits and new switches provide increased activation longevity
• Improved haptic feedback with every click of the paddle
SCUF Infinity4PS PRO Paddle Control System
• Determining factor for elite gamers, allowing players to keep their thumbs on thumbsticks while using the back paddles to perform advanced moves
• The Infinity4PS PRO paddles are easy to reach, include grip and grooves to provide a secure hold for fingertips
SCUF EMR (Electro Magnetic Remapping) Technology
• Use EMR Mag Key for ‘on the fly’ remapping of the back paddles to any face button
SCUF Infinity4PS pricing starts at $124.95, €124.99 & £99.99 and is for use with PlayStation 4 and PC.
About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming® is a Global Leader and Innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers where more than 90% of the world’s top professional gamers in shooters use a SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for PC and Console, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to professional and hardcore gamers who are looking for that edge and recognize that one size does not fit all. The primary focus for SCUF controllers are the functional features, which go toward improving your game, allowing you to reduce latency and use more of your hand in a safe and ergonomic way. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 20 granted patents, and another 39 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. Scuf Gaming is the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, CWL, MLG, ESL, Gfinity, EGL and UMG. With operations and production in North America and Europe, Scuf Gaming also provides a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.
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.
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.
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.
Despite a difficult start, FaZe still managed to pull itself from the Loser’s Bracket and into an ultimate fourth place finish.
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!
“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.
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.”
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.