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scuf_elite_customized_xbox_controller_anodized_silverPRESS RELEASE – December 19, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) – Scuf Gaming® (SCUF), global leader in esports and input devices, announces a new range of innovative accessories for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and the launch of the SCUF ELITE customization program as part of their partnership with Microsoft.

Six years ago, SCUF created a new market space for professional customized controllers, challenging the ‘status-quo’ of how controllers were designed and used. Inventing many features that improve performance including paddles and adjustable hair trigger/stop mechanisms, SCUF has 25 granted patents and another 55 pending. SCUF is used by over 90% of professional gamers, in October 2015, SCUF announced that it signed a licensing deal with Microsoft Corporation providing Microsoft the rights to use SCUF’s intellectual property, patents and innovations. Under the terms of the agreement, Scuf Gaming became the exclusive 3rd party accessories partner for professional gaming.

Recognizing the competitive edge that SCUF patented features provide, Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming stated, “Since inception, our vision has always been to cater to the top 10% of the market, but also see the mass market benefit from the innovative features and functions we patented. Over 90% of top professional gamers use SCUF so, our handcrafted SCUF Infinity Series are always built with weight, performance, precision and design in mind. Not everyone is aware we exist so, now we are able to offer the wider market an alternative through our partnership with Microsoft to further increase awareness with the launch of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and our SCUF ELITE accessories.”

Now gamers can experience SCUF familiarity and innovation to further boost their Xbox Elite Wireless Controller gaming experience. SCUF is offering their crossover paddle control system and directional bias D-pad positioned for optimal ergonomic performance, military grade grip handles contoured to fit your hand and an increased range of precision thumbsticks. The SCUF ELITE customization program also offers a full range of unique designs and color treatments, including faceplate, buttons, trim and SCUF accessories.

SCUF ELITE accessory kits may be purchased separately on scufgaming.com for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. SCUF ELITE Paddle Control System & Directional Bias D-pad kit sells for $39.95 and the SCUF ELITE Pro Grips & Precision Thumbstick kit is $29.95 and available in five color options. The SCUF ELITE controller customization program ranges from $149.95 to over $200 depending on features and customization selected.

eliteaccessory_paddledpadSCUF ELITE Paddle Control System & Directional Bias D-pad Kit - $39.95

SCUF ELITE Paddle Control System

  • SCUF paddles are positioned for optimal ergonomic performance, using crossover paddle control system.

  • Paddles mimic any face button, allowing thumbs to remain on the thumbsticks - shortening response time between actions.

  • Modular and customizable, choose from 0 to 4 paddles to utilize more of your hand in game.

  • Comfortable, intuitive design, and familiar to SCUF users. Play like a Pro.

  • Color: Silver


SCUF ELITE Directional Bias D-pad

  • Tilted D-pad to access a single direction bias quicker - reduced distance when alternating from the thumbstick to D-pad.

  • The angle helps the gamer focus on the direction of the D-pad bias.

  • Adjustable to all 4 positions.

  • Magnetic technology for easy position changes.

  • Color: Silver


eliteaccessory_thumbsticksgripsSCUF ELITE Pro Grips & Precision Thumbstick Kit - $29.95 (coming soon)

SCUF ELITE Precision Thumbsticks

  • Improve precision and accuracy.

  • Length and shape caters to different hand sizes.

  • Military grade grip for increased comfort and durability.

  • Magnetic technology for easy thumbstick change.

  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Green


SCUF ELITE Pro Grip Handles

  • Contoured to fit your hands.

  • Military grade material for improved grip.

  • Easy to install.

  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Green


To learn more about SCUF’s Infinity range of professional controllers and the SCUF ELITE customization program and accessories, please visit us online at www.scufgaming.com.

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 25 granted patents, and another 55 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.
ATLANTA, Georgia. ­ October 15, 2015 -  Scuf Gaming (together with its patent subsidiary, Ironburg Inventions, Ltd) “SCUF” announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corporation, providing Microsoft the rights to use SCUFs intellectual property, patents and innovations. Under the terms of the agreement Scuf Gaming will also become the exclusive 3rd party accessories partner for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming & Ironburg Inventions, stated, "Since creating a new market space for customizable professional gaming controllers 5 years ago, our vision has always been to see the mass market benefit from the innovative features and functions we patented. Over 90% of top professional gamers have recognized the competitive edge SCUF provides so we are delighted that Microsoft will now bring that edge to the wider market with its Xbox Elite Wireless Controller."

“SCUF continues to improve the way gamers use a controller, reducing hand strain and enhancing the gameplay experience,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We are pleased to work with SCUF to bring this project to the masses."

To learn more about Scuf Gaming, please visit us online at www.scufgaming.com.

About Scuf Gaming


Scuf Gaming® is a global leader and innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for PC and Console, SCUF offer 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 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 17 granted patents, and another 34 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. SCUF controllers are the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, including MLG, ESL, Gfinity, EGL, UMG and ESWC. With operations and production in North America and Europe, Scuf Gaming also provides a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

 

About Xbox


Xbox is Microsoft’s premier entertainment brand for the TV, phone, PC and tablet. In living rooms or on the go, Xbox is home to the best and broadest games, as well as one of the world’s largest libraries of movies, TV, music and sports. Your favorite games, TV and entertainment come to life in new ways through the power of Kinect, Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Live, the world’s premier social entertainment network. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.

 
It’s Friday, so that means we’re taking a look at the goings-on from across the video gaming world this week. Here are our top stories from the last seven days.

Rocket League Set for October Update

October will see a new update to Rocket League entitled ‘Aquadome’ and will include a water-themed arena. Two new DLC Battle-cars – Proteus and Triton – will release at the same time, available for purchase at $1.99. Rocket League recently released their September DLC pack which included a new mode called Rumble.



Battlefield 1 Maps Announced

The entire map list for Battlefield 1 has been revealed. As well as Sinai Desert, which is playable in the beta, the following maps will be available out the box:

 Ballroom Blitz

 Argonne Forest

 Fao Fortress

 Suez

 The St. Quentin Scar

 Amiens

 Monte Grappa

 Empire's Edge

The game also ships with a variety of modes familiar to regular Battlefield players, including Conquest, Domination, Operations, Rush, War Pigeons and Team Deathmatch. The full game is set for release 21 st October. Not only that, the first DLC map has also been announced and is due for release, for free, in December. The free map will be called Giant’s Shadow.

Street Fighter 5 Getting New Character

Street Fighter 5 players on PS4 and PC can now take advantage of a new major update. The patch introduces ‘vs CPU’ mode to SFV for the first time, enabling you to take on an A.I. opponent – a mode that bizarrely didn’t ship with the game. Perhaps more excitingly, you can now get your hands on a new playable character, Urien, the Vice President of the Illuminati. You can download Urien from the relevant market place, or you’ll receive the character for free if you’re a season pass holder. The update also includes a number of new KO options across the different maps, while premium costumes are also available to buy.



GTA Online Bikers Update

GTA Online is the gift that just keeps on giving and the next major expansion is just around the corner. This most recent update is focused around motorbikes, giving players the opportunity to run their own motorcycle club. The update will even introduce a hierarchy, where perspective members can progress through the ranks from prospect right the way up to club president. There’s also set to be a number of new modes for both cooperative and competitive gameplay, as well as a host of bikes, tats and motorbike club-themed weapons. If you want to live life in the fast lane on two wheels, this is the update for you.

TwitchCon Update

As TwitchCon edges closer, Twitch has made more major announcements about new features added to the show. Firstly, Twitch have announced ‘The Party,’ headlined by regular streamer and world famous DJ, Steve Aoki, supported by T-Pain and Darude. TwitchCon will also feature an area for eSports battles which will host a number of competitive tournaments aimed at both amateurs and pro-gamers.

If you just want to relax and watch some eSports then you’re also in luck, as the event will feature a dedicated eSports viewing lounge. Attendees can also enjoy a scavenger hunt over the course of the weekend, or tap into their creative side and do a paint-along with Bob Ross. What more could you want? TwitchCon takes place September 30th – October 2nd at the San Diego Convention Center.
This week’s affiliate profile looks at Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, team captain for Rise Nation.

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Origins


While Loony had a presence in Call of Duty earlier, his real break-out year was Call of Duty: Ghosts. As part of the very first Rise Nation roster, he placed in the top-eight of the Call of Duty Championships and remained among the upper echelons for most of the season.

The squad, however, wasn’t a championship threat, so at the start of Advanced Warfare Loony moved to Team Kaliber, who at the time were among the more prestigious squads. After another top-eight finish at CoD Champs, he was picked up by EnVyUs, where he remained until the end of the season. Despite never putting hands on a trophy, the EnVyUs squad that finished out the season was among the most dangerous in the world, and might have made a much greater impact had they not frequently come up against OpTic and FaZe, the titans of the day.

Loony’s true ascension, however, came during Black Ops 3. Now back under Rise Nation, his new squad would battle OpTic Gaming for the top spot in the first half of the season, taking victory at UMG South Carolina and remaining within the top-four for the majority of the season.

Current team


Loony is now well into his second season of continuous play under the Rise Nation banner. He re-joined the organisation at the start of Black Ops 3 and has remained there since, but coming into Infinite Warfare the roster received a major overhaul.

The rest of the championship-winning Black Ops 3 roster departed, leaving Loony alone to pick up three members of the Elevate squad from that year who had hung near the top, but never quite managed to lift a trophy.

At the start of Infinite Warfare that would change almost immediately, with Rise taking the CWL Vegas Open. Unfortunately, since then the team’s fortunes have steadily declined, culminating in a failure to qualify for the CWL Global Pro League Stage One play-offs. As a result, the future of this squad is becoming increasingly uncertain, but over the past few years Loony has proven himself one of a fairly exclusive group of players capable of winning major titles.

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Greatest Achievement


Loony’s crowning achievement to date was arguably his victory at the aforementioned CWL Vegas Open.

The new squad were incredibly hot in the first major event of the year powering through the tournament to the grand final, where they beat Cloud9 for a second time to take the victory.

It was in some ways also a moment of personal vindication for Loony, who in the process had taken down his former team-mates, now under Luminosity, in a head-to-head winner bracket match. Not only had he beaten his former squad, he’d proven that he could be a champion, and that he could lead a team that had never won before to their first victory.

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In-game


Most comfortable with an SMG in his hands, Loony is at his most effective when he has other stars to play around. While he’s occasionally come under criticism for inconsistency in a statistical sense, when his teams are functioning properly he shouldn’t be the primary point of focus.

Instead, Loony’s impact comes two-fold – in his ability to support and facilitate his star players, and also in the occasional high-impact games in which he’s capable of taking over completely.

In this sense, Loony shouldn’t be considered a traditional “carry” player, and be expected to put up incredible numbers on a consistent basis. That’s not his job – instead, he’s the player who is going to put teams over the edge in key moments with explosive play. It’s this high-impact potential that’s helped Loony collect trophies with two entirely different squads in the past two seasons.

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Public persona


Loony has long been among the more reserved players in terms of his approach to the public spotlight. Though he’s quite happy to give an interview during the course of an event, outside of competition he hasn’t thrown himself into the media aspects of being a professional player in the same way as some others have.

Being one of a relatively small group of players that have appeared in multiple grand finals over the last couple of years, Loony is naturally a well-recognized player, boasting over 100,000 followers on Twitter, but where others spend much of their time outside of competition streaming and producing other forms of content to grow their audience, Loony is content keeping away from the cameras for the most part, and then making his impact on stage.

Visit Loony's Living Esports page for a closer look into his process and what makes keeps him in the winner's circle!

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Fresh from his 2017 CoD Championships win with the legendary OpTic Gaming, Ian "Crimsix" Porter invaded Scuf Gaming HQ! With his mind for tactics and tech, the Crimbot wanted a firsthand look at the patented technology that makes up each and every SCUF controller.

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Scuf Gaming's affiliation with the two-time Call of Duty Champion goes back years, eventually culminating in the release of the Crimsix SCUF controller in 2016, and the limited edition Crimsix SCUF LE controller in 2017. In fact, in celebration of his arrival, Crimsix decided to offer one lucky winner the chance to take home an autographed Crimsix LE SCUF IMPACT!






This is a one of a kind opportunity, so don't miss out! This is your chance to own a limited edition tribute to one of the best pro gamers of all time!
Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming talks SCUF Infinity1 on Xbox Daily: Live @E3 w/ eSports caster 'Bravo'



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Hand Safety, Increased Dexterity & Improved Gameplay + Don’t Forget EMR!

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PRESS RELEASE: March 26, 2015 – Today SCUF releases the first of six segments on SCUFOLOGY - Why Paddles Make You A Better Gamer – showcasing how SCUF paddles provide hand safety, increased dexterity and improved gameplay + SCUF’s innovative EMR technology!

Since inventing and patenting the paddle control system over 4 years ago, Scuf Gaming has progressively innovated and redefined the way gamers use their controller in a more natural and intuitive way.  Over the past 4 years, paddle play has become the defining factor for elite gamers where over 90% of the world’s top pro gamers trust SCUF when competing in First Person Shooter games. SCUF paddles are widely recognized to improve a gamer’s performance by increasing hand use and control during gameplay. The paddles offer improved hand movement when executing more advanced moves in game by providing increased dexterity for the gamer.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, says, “Since inventing the Paddle Control System over 4 years ago, our vision was to have SCUF features and functions become an essential and integral part of controllers for Elite Gamers.  The 6 areas of additional functionality we have added to a normal controller have now become de-facto for Professional and Hardcore gamers.  Like golf, one size does not fit all at the top level and we have addressed this through the work we have done. We have created a new market space for Customized Hardcore Controllers and we did it all from true grass routes. We invested dozens of man-years and millions of dollars to create and educate in this space and we are delighted to be where we are today knowing so many people rely on SCUF and love what we do.”

With SCUF controllers, gamers have the option to choose either 2 or 4 paddles based on their preferred configuration. Couple this with any or all of the other 5 features and it’s easy to see why SCUF makes the best gamers even better.  By adding the EMR (Electro Magnetic Remapping) option to your SCUF, it allows the user to remap the back paddles to any face buttons of the controller. By using the SCUF EMR key (high powered magnet) you are able to activate an internal SCUF switch in the controller, which allows you to assign any face button to the paddles at the back of the controller.  This remapping functionality is an optional add on to SCUF controllers and is great for gamers who play multiple games and those who may want the back paddles to be different face buttons for different games and gameplay.

Ironmonger addresses more of the innovation and investment SCUF has made through the 28+ filed and granted patents. “A reality of innovating and creating a new market space is the need to protect your innovation and investment.  We realized very early in our cycle that we would need to protect 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. We have been granted several patents that protect these areas and have several more that we expect to be approved soon. The beautiful and unique thing about SCUF paddles is they enable elite and casual gamers with any size hand the ability to access more actions.  Through the use of the underside of the controller, gamers are able to keep their thumbs on the thumbsticks while accessing face buttons for moves like SCUF JUMP (now a famously coined gaming phrase)."

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SCUF is the official controller partner for top professional gaming leagues such as MLG, ESL, Gfinity, EGL and UMG and has become the controller of choice for the world’s most successful professional gamers. In fact, 17 of the top teams globally (NA, EU & Australia) competing for the Call of Duty® Million Dollar Tournament in Los Angeles, Mach 27-29, are SCUF sponsored teams and users of SCUF controllers.

“With the addition of Scuf Gaming’s paddles, I’ve taken my game to a whole new level!  I trust SCUF because I’m a better gamer when I use SCUF,” says Optic Gaming’s Ian “Crimsix” Porter – 2015 North America Call of Duty® Finalist & 2014 Call of Duty® Million Dollar 1st place (previously with Team Complexity).

Scuf Gaming offers custom controllers and accessories for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. All SCUF controllers are available with paddles and many innovative features that are exclusive to Scuf Gaming. SCUF controller prices begin at $79.95 and customers may also utilize SCUF’s Send In Service to have their own controller SCUF’d up, at a starting price of $44.95. For additional information, please visit scufgaming.com.

To learn more about SCUF patented paddle technology, check out our feature page:  http://scufgaming.com/about-us/why-paddles/ and SCUF’s social media campaign on twitter: @ScufGaming #WHYPADDLES.

Next weeks segment we’ll talk about SCUFOLOGY – Adjustable Hair Trigger and Trigger Stop Mechanism + Trigger Extenders – Providing improved accuracy and reduced trigger latency when using the gun. To review the series launch press release please check out $1M ROAD TO CHAMPS: SCUFOLOGY SERIES ON HOW SCUF GAMING CREATED A NEW MARKET SPACE.

ABOUT SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming® provides “Tactical Gear For Elite Gamers” and is trusted by over 90% of professional gamers. Entering the market in 2010, SCUF is leading the field as a Global innovator in eSports and tactical gaming equipment and is the most widely used specialist controller in competitive gaming. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 7 granted patents, and another 28 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. SCUF controllers are the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, including 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.
 

SCUF Vantage Custom Controller for PS4

Officially licensed controller introduces new Sax buttons, removable magnetic faceplate, audio touch bar, and removable vibration modules to offer the purest connection between player and game

Atlanta, May 22, 2018 --- Since first arriving on the scene in 2011, Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has radically changed the way controllers are used. Now pushing its vision a step further, Scuf Gaming introduces a controller meticulously designed for superior performance and comfort: the SCUF Vantage for the PlayStation®4 (PS4TM) system. This new officially licensed controller for the PS4 is built from the ground up, incorporating SCUF’s patented technologies and a number of new features that set a new standard for performance controllers.

The SCUF Vantage introduces unique features never before seen on any other controller or prior generations of SCUFs:

  • The addition of unique side-mounted right and left Sax buttons are designed to fit the natural placement of a player’s fingers and provide additional configurability.

  • A removable faceplate makes it easy to change thumbsticks and personalize the controller.

  • For advanced audio control, players can simply swipe an audio touch bar to adjust the volume while keeping their hands on the controller, tamping down cross-chatter during team play, raising the volume to get in the zone, or muting sound entirely to concentrate in high-pressure moments.

  • Players can reduce weight and lessen hand fatigue with removable vibration modules.


 

SCUF Vantage PS4 Controller

“Controllers are the single most important connection between an individual and the game. They should be an extension of the player to maximize their performance,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of Scuf Gaming.

The Vantage’s ergonomic shape complements a suite of configurable components, including the paddle control system, removable back paddles, a quick-access remapping switch, customizable thumbsticks, hair trigger, trigger stops and extenders, choice of D-pads, and an interchangeable magnetic faceplate. These features are modularly designed to shorten hand movements and gain a measurable performance advantage, making it easier for players to tailor the controller to their individual preferences.

Since day one, SCUF’s mission has been to redefine the category of gaming controllers by increasing hand use and improving reaction times to match the evolving complexities of games. SCUF Vantage offers that perfect experience. It’s ergonomically-designed from the ground up to let gamers unlock their true potential and become the best they can be.

“Over the last 18 months, we’ve worked tirelessly to evolve the features that have made SCUF the preferred controller of the majority of top professional gamers. With Vantage we created a controller that caters to every gamer and suits different hand sizes and gameplay styles,” continued Ironmonger. “We also wanted to address the needs of gamers with disabilities, which led to the inspiration for the configurable Sax buttons, conveniently located close to the bumpers, triggers, and face buttons.”

The SCUF Vantage for PS4 is now available for pre-order in a wired-only (USB) model for $169.95 USD, and a wireless (Bluetooth)/wired (USB) model for $199.95 USD on scufgaming.com in the U.S. and Canada. Both models include a suite of interchangeable parts and a high-speed braided micro-USB cable for a truly tailored experience. The wireless/wired model also includes a protection and travel case for your controller.

Contacts
Gregory FCA for Scuf Gaming
Matt Fleischl, 610-228-2129
[email protected]

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With amazing feats performed by teams like FAB, Epsilon, GIANTS, Millenium, Supremacy and Splyce, Insomnia 60 held up its reputation as one of the best European gaming events in the world. Only one would walk away as the winner of the CWL Birmingham event, and that honor went to Epsilon, who took a double sweep to take out some incredible competition in Splyce. Congratulations to Epsilon and everyone else who made this another white-knuckle event!

Scuf Gaming was proud to be set up at Insomnia, and even had some examples of the brand new SCUF IMPACT for guests and gaming fans to test and get a feel of. It's always a great pleasure to meet members of TeamSCUF and meet new faces in the crowd! SCUF couldn't be happier with the incredible turnout, and are looking forward to seeing everyone else at Insomnia 61 next year.

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