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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 recently had the opportunity to work with Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft Studios on their latest Forza Motorsport game, Forza 5. The result, was the creation of three Custom SCUF designed cars within the game: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2011, the Aston Martin Vanquish 2012, and the Mazda Andretti Autosport USF2000 2013! Be sure to check out the full story on our website HERE, as well as instructions on how to download the cars in-game for yourself!

While you're there, be sure to check out our line of SCUF ONE Controllers as well! The SCUF Controller makes the perfect companion to Forza 5, especially with the newly designed SCUF Control Disk! The back paddles, which are a staple of any SCUF Controller, allow you to hit the face buttons without taking your hands off the thumbsticks. This will allow you to hit those powerslides, shift gears, and more without ever having to sacrifice your steering! You can even customize the paddles mid-game through the use of the SCUF ONE's (EMR) Electro Magnetic Remapping feature, allowing you to change the paddle configuration on the fly for whatever gets you to 1st place!

See the cars for yourself below, and click HERE for more information about Forza Motorsport 5 and check out the SCUF themed cars below!

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2011

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Aston Martin Vanquish 2012

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Mazda Andretti Autosport USF2000 2013

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After an intense weekend of pro-gaming, Call of Duty XP has finally drawn to a close with Team EnVyUs winning their first Championship and Team Captain JKap winning his second ring in the process. This was after a final series against Splyce, who made history as the first European team to make it to the final game in the history of CoD Championships.

Overall, it was always going to be a brilliant finish.

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Team SCUF was thrilled to be a part of CoD XP this year, and even more amazed at the true A-games that our affiliates brought to the table. Congratulations to all of our sponsored teams and affiliates: this was truly one of the most exciting years in eSports history thanks to all of your hard work and explosive talent.

After all the surprises and incredible plays we just experienced, we can't even begin to imagine what we have to look forward to in the future!

Be sure to heads on over to Twitter to follow both Team EnVyUs and the Call of Duty World League.

Also, check out the official Team EnVyUs Infinity series for both Xbox One and Playstation: the true controller of champions!
Scuf Gaming (SCUF), global leader and innovator of high end gaming peripherals, is pleased to announce its partnership with Legends of Gaming Live™. SCUF will be sponsoring Legends of Gaming Live, the UK’s only YouTube Gaming event where over 20,000 people will attend to see their favourite YouTube stars, as well as the latest in gaming releases and hardware on September 10-11, 2016 in London.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming: “We are delighted to be partnering with Legends of Gaming to headline this event and are excited to offer gamers of all genres the opportunity to sample SCUF technology. As an extremely large influencer in the eSports world, we feel this partnership is a perfect match!"

With a lineup that includes multiple tournaments, a massive expo area, and YouTube’s biggest gaming stars, Legends of Gaming Live is set to attract over 20,000 attendees from all over Europe. Popular YouTubers confirmed to attend include Ali-A, DanTDM, Syndicate, Mini Ladd, LDShadowLady, Ashley Marie, Masteron, Mess Yourself, Spencer FC, JMX and Hurder of Buffalo.

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Tickets available from www.legendsofgaming.co.uk with prices starting from £15.

About Legends of Gaming Live
Legends of Gaming Live is based on the hugely popular YouTube Channel Legends of Gaming from Endemol Shine Beyond which since launching in the UK in 2014 now has local adaptations in the US, Germany, France, Chile and Brazil, with further expansion in multiple territories later this year. Legends of Gaming Live is produced and promoted by Endemol Shine UK whose recent live event successes include award-winning YouTube star DanTDM’s first ever live tour, DanTDM on Tour, which sold out the first four venues within 24 hours of tickets going on sale prompting an additional nine UK venues added to the tour which started at the end of last month.

About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming® is a Global Leader and Innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers - over 90% of the top Professional gamers in world use 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 for professional and hardcore gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all.

The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 21 granted patents, and another 41 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.
PRESS RELEASE 20th Sept 2014: Scuf Gaming are delighted to release the SCUF Striker http://www.scufgaming.com/us/scuf-striker-fifa/ in time for FIFA14 and ProEvolutionSoccer2014.

The SCUF Striker is a totally redesigned SCUF controller with features perfect for Football/ Soccer gaming enthusiasts. We want every gamer to have the ability to customize their controller to suit their gameplay and style. The SCUF Striker does exactly this:-

1.) Totally re-engineered new back shape for the Xbox controller which locks your hands in place (with military grade grip options) designed for SCUF paddles and hair trigger adjustments
2.) Wireless controller with NEW SCUF lithium battery to provide lighter and longer gameplay. Wired controller option also available for competitive
3.) Choose from 2 or 4 paddle options where the 2 outside paddles can be fully re-mappable and mimic any of the A,B,X,Y, LB, RB, Back or Left Thumbstick down functions. This enables you to control your players with more of your hand and react faster with more advanced moves.
4.) Choose from taller domed sticks or concave sticks for left or right thumbsticks to provide more accuracy and skill
5.) Designs to suit your Team preference – more designs coming soon!

With the above features and design, Scuf Gaming expect the SCUF Striker to appeal to a broad range of gamers, from FIFA to Pro Evolution to general gamers because this controller works perfectly for ANY Xbox360 or PC game.

Please visit http://www.scufgaming.com/us/scuf-striker-fifa/ for more information
Continuing Activision and Sledgehammer’s “Week Of Intel”, the official Call of Duty YouTube channel released two more fascinating characters in their “Meet The Squad” series. And after four American soldiers, today’s update takes on a decidedly more European flavor.

The first is the mysterious Rousseau, a French resistance fighter who has found herself in the center of the fight looking to save her family. The second is British Secret Service officer Major Arthur Crowley, an expert on sabotage and deception. It isn’t clear yet how deep of a relationship we’re going to have with these new-introduced characters during CoD’s single-player campaign, but it’s obvious that CoD:WWII has a brilliant cast thus far. Perhaps we’ll get to learn about some of the villains this week?

The CoD PC beta begins next week, and while it probably won’t show us much about the campaign’s cast, we can’t wait to get back into the fight.

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ATLANTA, November 09, 2018Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, is teaming up with the Movember Foundation to use its profile and wide reaching affiliate network to raise awareness for the issues that affect men’s mental health. During November, Scuf Gaming will also donate 10 percent of its website sales to the Movember Foundation when customers use the code “MOVEMBER” at purchase.

Scuf Gaming will put limited-edition, Movember-themed SCUF Impacts in the hands of partners and influencers to help create visibility and awareness for this cause. The specially designed Movember controllers feature the classic moustache silhouettes that have become synonymous with the Movember Foundation and men’s health awareness. Under the tagline “Share Your Frame of Mind” and via the hashtags “#MOVEMBER” and “#SCUFMO”, influencers and pro-gamers, including Ali-A, CouRage, and OpTic Gaming CEO Hector Rodriguez, will join the fight to bring awareness to these issues, showcasing the Movember-themed SCUF controllers and sharing the Movember Foundation’s message.

“Young adults and adolescents make up a large portion of the gaming community, and unfortunately, mental health issues among people in these age groups is rising and tends to go unrecognized,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and co-founder of Scuf Gaming. “As leaders in the gaming community, we are in a fortunate position to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health concerns. We encourage all of our followers to support this campaign and those in need.”

The Movember Foundation is the leading global charity dedicated to changing the face of men’s health. Its annual campaign encourages men to grow moustaches in the month of November, and year-round they encourage the discussion of men’s health issues including, mental health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention.

“Scuf has a global active community that can help bring light to these important issues,” said JC, Co-founder of Movember. “We are devoted to going to where our audience is, making sure men live happier, healthier, and longer lives. We’re excited to work with Scuf to create more awareness for this cause in a hugely passionate and powerful community.”

To learn more on Movember, visit www.movember.com, and get involved on social media via the hashtags “#MOVEMBER” and “#SCUFMO”.

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 45 granted patents, and another 57 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 scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.

131 Granted & Pending Patents Complement Almost a Decade of Gaming Innovation


ATLANTA, June 7, 2019 — Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, through its patent subsidiary Ironburg Inventions, has expanded its global patent footprint with additional patents in Europe.

With 77 granted patents and 54 pending patent applications, Scuf Gaming expands its global coverage for Back Control Functions, Trigger Control System, Thumbstick Control Area and side-mounted configurable Sax™ buttons (S1 and S2). Scuf Gaming is well-known for creating the category of performance controllers, designing and manufacturing its own controllers as well as licensing its IP to several companies, including Microsoft for the creation of the Xbox Elite Wireless controller.

“Patents take an extremely long time to be granted, sometimes as long as 5 years, so it is gratifying to see the recent acceleration of granted applications to protect our innovations,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and co-founder of Scuf Gaming. “As a young innovative company, our IP is a core differentiator that allows us to protect our investment and continue to push the boundaries of the next generation of gaming controllers.”

SCUF’s patented innovations have benefitted hundreds of thousands of gamers, professional and casual, improving performance, comfort, and customization by enabling users to use more of their hands in a safe and ergonomic way. SCUF features have now become required functionality for esports professionals and competitive gamers.

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 77 granted patents, and another 54 pending 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, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.
esports-awards-scuf-gaming-2016PRESS RELEASE - November 21st (Atlanta, GA) - Tonight, the inaugural eSports Industry Awards took place at The Brewery in London. The awards are dedicated to rewarding and recognizing the amazing talent and innovation of the eSports industry. Scuf Gaming had the immense pleasure of winning the Hardware Provider of the Year award at this year’s event.

When accepting the award, Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Co-
Founder of Scuf Gaming had this to say, “We started Scuf Gaming about 6 years ago and I must say, we weren’t expecting it to become something this large. We now have 200 employees and my heart goes out to each and every one of them. They’ve put their heart and soul into this company and honestly, we wouldn’t be here, receiving this award, without them. I’m proud to say that we’ve built something pretty special at SCUF.”

Scuf Gaming would also like to congratulate our partners who either won or were nominated at this year’s awards, including Callum “Swanny” Swan, winner of the UK eSports Player of the Year Award and Team EnVyUs, winner of the eSports Team of the Year Award and Seth “Scump” Abner, Console Player of the Year Award.


About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming® is a Global Leader and Innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers where over 90% of the top Professional gamers in the world use 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 recognize that one size does not fit all.

The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 22 granted patents, and another 59 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.


About the eSports Industry Awards
The eSports Industry Awards are dedicated to recognizing the international eSports business, showcasing top class performance and innovation from the players, teams, media, hardware providers, games, events, and personalities within the scene.

Hosted by games industry commentator and presenter Julia Hardy and the Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury, over 600 of the industry’s leading figures gathered in London’s The Brewery on November 21st to celebrate achievements and network with each other. The event was streamed to the world live on the night.

The long list of categories and nominees were constructed through public nominations, and a judging panel consisting of respected professionals from a cross section of the eSports industry including ex-players, media and broadcasters who determined the overall winners in each of the categories.
SCUF Ghost Hybrid for Xbox 360

Scuf Gaming proudly presents our Limited Edition SCUF Ghost Hybrid controller for Call Of Duty Ghost launch day.

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SCUF Ghost

With a fully transforming 2-stage thermal color changing paint, this controller magically reveals 2 x half ghost faces on the left and right handles, which appear as heat is applied through contact with the hand. The SCUF Ghost controller also includes a custom hand made 3D silver ghost skull encased in clear guide button. With bright white LEDs, smoke buttons, SCUF Ghost paddles and GHOST on the bottom trim, each controller is hand crafted using an 8-stage hand painted process and is truly unique! Additional options include, 4 paddles, remapping of the outside paddles, rotating D-Pad, trigger stops, domed sticks and SCUF military grade grip. All SCUF controllers are competition approved for use at MLG, EGL, WGL, Reflex, Gfinity, ESL and more!

 

SCUF Ghosts PS3

Scuf Gaming proudly presents our Limited Edition SCUF Ghost PS controller for Call Of Duty Ghost launch day.

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