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May 2nd – 3rd marked the Electronic World Sports Cup (EWSC) tournament at the Zenith Concert Hall in Paris, France. This was the first major tournament since the Call of Duty Championship in March and many teams were attempting to overtake Denial, the current World Champs. Representing #TeamSCUF were OpTic Gaming, Denial, FaZe France and Epsilon. Ultimately the top three were OpTic, Denial and Team Revenge with Denial and Revenge facing off in the Semi Finals.

At the start, it seemed Denial would sweep Revenge 3-0, considering their dominating performance in the first two games, but Revenge managed to push Denial to a Game 5. The final game, S&D on Recovery, was 5-2 in Revenge’s favor. Denial managed a massive rally and pushed to round 11 where they defeated Revenge to enormous cheers and applause from the crowd.

Denial’s win over Revenge placed them against OpTic Gaming for the Final.  And, OpTic were eager for redemption after their 7th place finish at the Call of Duty Championships. The crowd in Paris had been jubilant all weekend, but the cheers for the final two teams as they walked on stage trumped them all. Game 1, Hardpoint on Solar, was even-paced for some time, but OpTic’s Crimsix started slaying and was able to push OpTic to a decisive 250-100 victory. Games 2 and 3 were much closer and went to OpTic and Denial respectively; with Denial pulling off an incredible comeback to win 13-11 with less than a minute to go. Game 4 was a battle for control, CTF on Retreat, with Denial taking an early lead. The play shifted in favor of OpTic halfway through the match.  OpTic ran with it, not allowing Denial room to re-organize and took Game 4 and the tournament to thunderous cheering from the spectators.

This victory gave Crimsix his 3rd ESWC title and gave OpTic Gaming Call of Duty bragging rights once again.

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ATLANTA, GA., October 20, 2017 — Scuf Gaming, the maker of high-performance game controllers used by 90 percent of the world’s professional gamers, has teamed up with gaming influencer and celebrity Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken on a stylish new design, the “Ali-A Game On”. The new Game On controller is inspired by Ali-A’s new graphic novel “Ali-A Adventures: Game On”, which released October 19 in the United Kingdom by Puffin Books and on October 24 in the United States by Random House Books for Young Readers.


“SCUF controllers are my go-to for every single gaming situation because they feel so comfortable in my hands, and everything is totally customizable,” Ali-A said. “It’s just so amazing they made the Ali-A Game On in that “Ali-A” blue, the same color as the hero’s uniform in “Game On”.”

In the book, Ali-A is depicted as a gaming icon who transforms into a superhero when merciless aliens crash the launch party for a hot new video game. The action takes readers from Ali’s transformation into the Liberator all the way to the final boss battle.

As an iconic member of the gaming community in real life, Ali-A has built two YouTube channels with over 13 million subscribers combined. He is also the host of Ali-A’s Superchargers on CBBC, in which kids give their parents’ tired old vehicles a hip new look.

“We’ve worked with Ali-A for about four years, and like SCUF, he’s passionate about video games and the gaming community” said Scuf Gaming CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “Ali-A instantly understood the SCUF layout, and how paddles on the underside of the controller, adjustable triggers, and interchangeable thumbsticks could make anyone a better gamer. Ali-A’s millions of fans will love the look and feel of this fully customizable and high performance controller. Anyone who wants to play like Ali-A will want to get their hands on this controller.”

The Ali-A Game On SCUF is available for PS4, Xbox, and PC at starting at $169.95 for the SCUF IMPACT (£134.99, 169.95€); $159.95 for the Infinity4PS PRO (£127.99, 159.95€); and $159.95 for the Infinity1 (£127.99, 159.95€).


About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides 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 console and PC, 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 competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 36 granted patents, and another 69 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.  For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat.
With dozens of teams attending from all over the world, MLG Anaheim 2016 began with a bang. And with an amazing view of the action from our booth, SCUF was thrilled to see all the MLG teams, players, and fans joining in together for a great weekend full of excitement and action-packed gaming competition.

The Open

The Open matches had some heavy competition, with plenty of familiar faces gathered to compete. It was a good day for Splyce, who made their way to the fourth round, breezing 2-0 wins past Pink Wall and King Esports. Today, they'll face Lethal Gaming, who beat Arion Gaming and 1 Nation to get there. Whoever takes home a victory during that round will have to face the winner of a round four bout between the closely matched Vigor and Cloud9 Eclipse in order to advance to the Championships.

Other highlights include an upset victory of Draconic eSports over Super Nova in the 2nd round, though they went on to be defeated by Pnda Gaming, who will face Kaliber in the fourth. Millenium also secured themselves a slot in the fourth, beating out NsK and Senix eSports. They will tackle Dynasty today in their bid to advance. In another series of upsets, Kinetic eliminated Hooleybags in the second round, and Never Stop Gaming took home a victory against the favored BitterSweet. Both underdogs were defeated in their third round by FLARE eSports and Kingdom eSports, respectively. FLARE will have their work cut out for them in today's round against Infused, while Kingdom will be facing giantslayers In2ition, who managed three upsets in a row, defeating Hot Commodity, New Hope eSports, and Echo Fox for a chance at the Championships.

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It was an exciting day for some of the best eSports teams in the world yesterday, starting with two victories for OpTic Gaming, who defeated Cloud9 and SoloMid 3-0. Another big winner for the day was Rise Nation, who secured their place in the pool with 3-0 wins over H2K and 100 ThievesEnVyUs also kept the crowd on their toes by squeezing past Dream 3-2, then taking a 3-0 victory against compLexity. Dream would end the day with a 3-1 win against compLexity.

But today's Saturday, and that means a brand new day of MLG goodness. If you're in Anaheim, be sure to come by the SCUF booth and say hello to #TeamSCUF in the flesh! We've still got two days of Call of Duty combat to look forward to, and we're hyped for all the action.

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Good luck to the competitors, and happy hunting!
Call of Duy PlayStation 4 ControllerATLANTA, October 11, 2018 — Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has released the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 limited edition SCUF PlayStation 4 controller, a specially-designed wireless SCUF Vantage.

With 15 unique and customizable features designed to personalize gameplay, the SCUF Vantage Black Ops 4 boasts an exclusive design and branding on its faceplate – including orange rings around the thumbsticks, the iconic four-striped orange Black Ops emblem, and a matte finish with renderings of the franchise’s popular specialists in action.

“Back in 2011, we created the SCUF controller primarily for use with Call of Duty. Since then, we’ve built the company on grassroots engagement with fans and pros alike, which is why today over 90% of pros use SCUF controllers. Continuing our support of Call of Duty is a major milestone for the company, and there will be a lot more to come from this collaboration,” said SCUF Gaming Founder and CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “The SCUF Vantage’s features tie up really well with Black Ops 4. We’re very excited to see how the Call of Duty community uses some of the new controller features in gameplay, like the Sax buttons in the new Blackout mode.”

Each SCUF Vantage comes equipped with a suite of configurable components, including the paddle control system, unique side-mounted Sax buttons, advanced audio touch bar controls, a quick-access remapping switch, customizable thumbsticks, hair trigger, trigger stops and extenders, choice of D-pads, and an interchangeable magnetic faceplate, all designed to increase hand use and deliver a measurable performance increase.

Now gamers seeking a performance controller can enjoy a wide range of customization options that optimize comfort and gameplay performance, delivering both precision and flexibility for a variety of playstyles.

The limited edition SCUF Vantage Black Ops 4 is exclusively available for $229.95 USD at
It was another explosive weekend for the world of Call of Duty as some of the best esports professionals in the world descended upon Texas for MLG Dallas! After some of the most nerve-wracking finals the game has ever seen, OpTic Gaming defeated eUnited, paying them back for their win at Atlanta this year. The winner's bracket was followed up by FaZe Clan and Splyce taking 3rd and 4th, respectively.

The excitement was just as huge at the TeamSCUF Booth, where the greats of the Call of Duty world took some time out of their day to sign merch and take pictures with the loyal fans who came out to watch them play. Lethal Gaming and Team KaLiBeR joined OpTic Gaming, FaZe Clan, Splyce, and eUnited at various points throughout the weekend to sign autographs. Dallas was the final event before the cut off date for the CWL Global Pro League, so the events coming up are going to be truly the best of the best, and SCUF will be there to join in on all the mayhem and fun!

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In 2012, Minks was a Pharmacy student at the University of South Australia. She expected to finish her degree, spend some time working as a pharmacist and eventually perhaps train as a doctor. Her true passion, however, lay not in medicine, but in video games. Unfortunately, gaming wouldn’t make for much of a career.

In March of 2013, Minks discovered Twitch. She’d already dabbled in YouTube, making Call of Duty montages and commentaries, but in live streaming she found her platform.

Minks kept at it, and gradually her audience grew. Through a combination of commitment and a talent for entertaining, she increased her presence on Twitch until, in November of 2014, she was able to turn her passion into a full-time occupation.

Now, Minks has nearly 340,000 followers on Twitch, and her YouTube channel, more of a side project these days, nevertheless boasts more than 55,000 subscribers.


Going Beyond

While Minks spends most of her time streaming, Twitch isn’t the only place she can be found. Making the most of her interest in competitive Call of Duty, she’s also to be seen from time to time at events, both as a spectator and occasionally as part of the broadcast, and sometimes in the role of interviewer.

Minks has also made a point of being a vocal advocate for women in gaming. Having built a platform for herself, she’s often taken the opportunity to use that spotlight to both highlight the difficulties that women can face in the space, but also encourage others to follow in her footsteps.


Multi-gamer Entertainer

While Minks made her name playing and streaming Call of Duty, as a gamer at heart Minks is also well versed in a wide range of titles. Be it PC or console, Minks plays and streams everything from the biggest multi-player games like League of Legends, CS:GO, and Overwatch to single-player titles such as Until Dawn, Metal Gear Solid, and Outlast.

Minks has further expanded her repertoire to including regular cooking shows, in which she attempts to teach audiences how to bake mouth watering snacks in her own unique way. Her baking shows have become a popular feature, and in collaboration with numerous guests, have thrown up some of the highlights of her time on Twitch.


Outside the Stream

Minks splits her time between her native Australia and the United States, following her high profile engagement to popular World League commentator, Mr X. Since then, Minks has featured even more heavily at major events around the world, from London to Los Angeles. For more action from one of SCUF's favorite streamers, be sure to follow Minks on Twitter, Twitch, and Instagram.

These past two weeks (April 4 ­ April 17) in the world of Call of Duty brought fans the Crown Melbourne Invitational 2016​and a handful of roster changes for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III.

Six teams battled it out in this single elimination, best­of­seven series tournament held in Melbourne, Australia. Quarterfinal action began on Saturday (April 9) as Plantronics Tainted Minds defeated The Chiefs eSports Club 4­3, and Mindfreak swept Team Orbit ANZ 4­0.

Moving on to the semi­finals, OpTic Gaming began their tournament run down under with a 4­0 win over Tainted Minds, while Millenium took down Mindfreak 4­0. This set up the Grand Final match up that everyone was expecting: OpTic vs. Millenium.

OpTic jumped out to the early 1­0 series lead with a 250­223 win on Breach Hardpoint, but Millenium responded right away with a 6­1 win on Stronghold Search and Destroy to even the series at 1­1. From there, it was all OpTic as they were able to win 8­3 on Infection Uplink, 1­0 on Evac Capture the Flag and 6­2 on Breach Search and Destroy to close out the series 4­1.

After this weekend where OpTic was crowned the champions yet again, a few roster changes took place as teams are preparing for Stage 2 of the CWL. First, Chris “Parasite” Duarte was released from compLexity Gaming and has been replaced by Jevon “Goonjar” Gooljar­lim for Stage 2. Also, Team EnVyUs announced their new Call of Duty roster by dropping Patrick “ACHES” Price and Tyler “TeePee” Polchow for Johnathan “John” Perez and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov. Dream Team also announced that they have released both Steven “Diabolic” Rivero and Troy “Sender” Michaels, and will be looking for two new players before the start of Stage 2.

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Congratulations once again to OpTic Gaming on winning another championship at the Crown Melbourne Invitational 2016, and good luck to all the teams competing and preparing for the start of Stage 2 of the CWL this week (Tuesday, April 19).

Check back next week for another look at the week of Call of Duty action in review.

Scuf Gaming teams up with Internet superstar Syndicate for exclusive gaming controller - A partnership 9 years in the making

ATLANTA, September 13, 2019Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has partnered with the British influencer and streamer Tom Cassell, better known by his creative name Syndicate, to design a series of SCUF controllers.

Syndicate, a long-term user and admirer of SCUF controllers, has played a key part in the creation process of the new controllers, adding his own personal touch. Each controller spotlights Syndicate’s trademark lion logo, accented with gold and silver tones, and is crafted to improve any player’s gameplay performance and boasts numerous customizable features to fit any playstyle.

“This is a relationship many years in the making. I’ve used SCUF controllers since I started playing Call of Duty and uploading my games back in 2011,” Tom Cassell said. “I’m excited to bring my fans a controller that is not only sleek and stylish but can improve their play just like it enhances mine.”

This partnership is a celebration of a joint anniversary: Syndicate launched his first YouTube channel nine years ago, the same year Scuf Gaming invented the SCUF controller. Since then, Syndicate has grown to become one of the most famous internet personalities worldwide, with millions of fans across YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms.

“I’ve known Tom for nine years and throughout this time he has been an avid user of SCUF controllers. We talked about a partnership many times, so to finally create a SCUF Syndicate controller was a memorable milestone for both of us,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO of Scuf Gaming. “He understands what SCUF stands for, because he is a user first and a partner second. These new controllers represent that unique, organic relationship, over nine years in the making.”

The SCUF Vantage Syndicate (starting at $199.95, exclusive to North America) and the SCUF Impact Syndicate (starting at 169.95€/$169.95/£134.99) are now available on Scuf Gaming’s official website. A special edition SCUF Prestige Syndicate for Xbox One and PC will become available later this year.

About Syndicate
Tom Cassell, better known as Syndicate, is one of the most famous Internet personalities worldwide. He is the creator and owner of TheSyndicateProject, a YouTube channel with over 9.9 million subscribers, and the Syndicate Twitch channel, which has over 2.7 million followers.

An energetic and uplifting content creator, Syndicate started uploading his videos to YouTube in 2010. His first clips revolved mostly around Halo and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but he rose to prominence with the release of the zombies' mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Cassell left school and quit his job at McDonald's after taking his A-levels to concentrate on his YouTube channel.

Well known thanks to the positive and open style of his videos, Syndicate also owns Life of Tom, another YouTube channel with daily vlogs about travel, hobbies and quotidian funny situations.

For more information about Syndicate, follow him on his channels:

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 91 granted patents, and another 55 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.

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This week’s profile takes a look at one of Halo’s most prominent ambassadors, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

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There are likely very few people who have played quite as much Halo as Ninja. Having picked up the very first game in the franchise on the day of release and dedicating almost every available minute in the years since to the series, it’s not outlandish to suggest that Ninja might have played more Halo than almost anyone else on the planet.

Despite falling in love with the game on day one, it wouldn’t be until Halo 3 that Ninja discovered team competition. GameBattles would open the door for him, and through it he would eventually start competing at Major League Gaming LAN events.

It wasn’t until Halo: Reach, however, that Ninja really began to make a name for himself. He would place fifth at the MLG D.C. Combine, a tournament specifically geared towards exposure for up-and-coming amateurs. Not long after, Ninja would find himself playing alongside some of Halo’s most legendary names, competing for Final Boss, playing alongside Dave ‘Walshy’ Walsh in Turning Point, and playing for Str8 Rippin’. Today, Ninja can count himself among them as one of Halo’s most prominent players.


Current team

Having closed out 2016 with Evil Geniuses, at the start of the new year Ninja found himself a new home under Luminosity’s banner. A staple of the upper echelons, the squad have picked up consistent top-eight and top-six placements since Ninja’s addition.

One such top-six finish came at this year’s Halo World Championship, where the squad were unfortunate to fall in the path of both eventual champions OpTic Gaming and runners-up Team EnVyUs.

Halo isn’t the only game in which Ninja has competed for Luminosity, however. In recent years he’s also turned his hand to H1Z1, participating in several of the game’s more high-profile events, such as the H1Z1: Fight for the Crown at which he placed third as part of a Luminosity team, and the H1Z1 Invitational in 2015, where he won one of the solo games.


Career highlight

Ninja’s first championship, and his most successful season, would come during Halo 4. The inaugural event for the game would take place a few days before official release, at the MLG Fall Championship in 2012. Playing for Warriors, Ninja would win the tournament, taking down future OpTic Gaming Call of Duty star Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper’s Ambush in the finals.

If there were any doubts about the legitimacy of the Ninja’s first win, given that it came so early into the new game’s lifecycle that it hadn’t even been released yet, Ninja would put those doubts to rest over the rest of the season.  

With several different rosters, Ninja would continue to collect high placements for the game’s duration, appearing in several grand finals and collecting two further titles.


Every player has a unique perspective on how they play the game and Ninja is no different, with a recognizable and distinct playstyle. An incredibly talented player mechanically, he doesn’t shy away from risky situations or avoid conflict. Instead he seeks it out, pushing the pace of a game and forcing the opposing team to constantly be reacting to his movement around the map.

This forces the other team to focus on him and play his game while freeing up space for his teammates to get to the positions they’d like to control.

He has the ability to completely dominate a game against even some of the highest-level opponents when he is performing at his peak. His ability to use the sniper rifle is comparable with any of the greats currently in the game while his aggression with the weapon can catch opposing teams off guard.

While such a play style naturally comes with its risks, it makes Ninja one of the most entertaining players to watch on the circuit.

Public persona

Many professional players stay away from regular match-making, fearing the development of bad habits by playing against less skilled opponents that won’t punish mistakes in the same way as fellow pro’s. However, as Halo’s most popular streaming figure for the past half a decade, Ninja has done the opposite. Instead he has always taken his role as an entertainer and ambassador of Halo very seriously and dedicated himself to streaming and making content.

It is incredibly unique to be such a popular figure amongst casual fans while simultaneously being a legitimate professional talent, yet that is the position Ninja is in. Thousands of people tune in to support his matches and it’s no wonder why. His engagement with the fans outside of the game has helped build a community around Halo, while his exciting play style in game makes him a very enjoyable player to watch.

As a result Ninja has thrived, building up a Twitch following of more than 475,000, while amassing nearly 100,000 Twitter followers and over 130,000 YouTube subscribers.
The SMITE World Championship 2016 took place on January 7th through 10th in Atlanta, to a host of exciting news and gameplay coverage across PC and Xbox One.

Hi-Rez Studios introduced the new Joust 3v3 map, as well as the inclusion of the Japanese Pantheon of gods to the roster and some changes to how in-game rewards are earned; they were also able to showcase their other IPs including their new mobile game “Jetpack Fighter”, the hotly anticipated “Paladins” and even showed some love for “Tribes: Ascend.”

It was a good day to be a Hi-Rez Studios gamer.

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The SMITE tournament was split between PC and Xbox One platforms with several Scuf Gaming teams attending each side.

Ultimately, #TeamSCUF would prove victorious on both fronts with a dominating performance by Epsilon on PC as they went 3-0 over their opponent, and a similar 3-0 performance from Team EnYyUs on the Xbox One side making them the first World Champion Xbox One SMITE team.

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The Scuf Gaming booth was in full swing at the event, selling a very popular and exclusive SMITE SCUF Infinity1 Controller to attendees. The SCUF team was on hand to answer questions and let people get their hands on a SCUF.

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If you were able to attend the event and visited the SCUF booth, thank you for stopping by!

If not we didn't catch you this time, we hope to see you at the next event!