GuardianCon is a celebration of Destiny for a good cause, and last weekend marked SCUF’s first appearance there! Destiny’s community is one of the biggest in the world, and TeamSCUF was excited to meet every Guardian we could.
GuardianCon is one of Destiny’s most popular conventions, with thousands of attendees, countless exhibits, and an impressive amount of donations going to charity. In addition to some amazing live gameplay, there were countless YouTube and Twitch guests, including Gothalion and Professor Broman, both of whom chose this moment to unveil their new SCUF controller designs!
The excitement was in the air from the very beginning, and the crowds of fans were huge. The SCUF Booth was right up front to meet the massive party of Guardians, with a gaming booth used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new SCUF IMPACT during sessions of Destiny. Needless to say, that booth was crowded from morning to night. Gothalion and Broman's designs have been requested by fans for a long time, and the enthusiasm at their unveiling caused Gothalion's to sell out in a matter of hours.
Between exhibitions, Q&As, and some incredible cosplay, convention attendees could head over to a Meet & Greet to get autographs from some of the biggest authorities in the Destiny world, including Gothalion, Broman, Kraftyy, Triplewreck, Luminosity, and the hosts of Crucible Radio.
GuardianCon is probably best known for its partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with some of the best Destiny players in the world exhibiting their skills for donations that will help some very deserving people. This year, GuardianCon raised a staggering 1.2 million dollars: and that was before the doors even opened to the public!
It was an amazing weekend full of excitement and good will, and you can bet that Scuf Gaming will be there in 2018!
Call of Duty in 2014 got off to a flying start with the first UMG event of the year. A record turn out saw more than one hundred North American Ghosts players descend upon chilly Philly. Last time out the absence of the World's best team, Complexity, left the UMG title wide upon. Eventually it was two Scuf Gaming teams that battled it out in the grand final; Vanquish and SoaR. Despite SoaR taking a one series lead into the final, it was Vanquish who prevailed and took home the UMG Dallas Championship.
Fast-forward several months and another UMG title was on the line. This time around all the big hitters were present. Complexity, the current World #1, had been unable to defend their UMG title in Dallas due to lack of attendance and were therefore gunning to regain number one spot. There are no easy rides in Call of Duty and as always, they would have to take down the best of the best, including Scuf Gaming sponsored teams Optic Gaming, EnVyUS, CurseLV, Team Kaliber and travelling Englishmen, Team Orbit.
Many fans believe that Scuf Gaming sponsored Faze should have beaten the World #1 team but Complexity dug deep and took a tight series 4-3 in only their second round of competition. After that it was business as usual as Complexity bagged their place in yet another Grand Final. The top three was rounded out by CurseLV and Team Kaliber who battled it out for the chance to take on Complexity for the UMG Philadelphia title. The Loser Bracket Final was less of a close affair, with Team Kaliber sweeping the series and guaranteeing them at least second place.
Despite taking the first map, Team Kaliber were beaten 3-1 in the Grand Final, meaning Complexity were once again crowned Champions. As always you can buy our Pro team controllers, including Complexity, Team Kaliber, Optic Gaming and EnVyUS, with the Scuf Gaming Curse controller coming soon. Scuf Gaming would like to congratulate Complexity on yet another tournament victory, as well as UMG for another successful event. We hope to see you all at the next UMG.
We’re prepping for CoD XP by asking the pros a series of questions. Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring FormaL from OpTic Gaming!
Real Name: Matthew Piper Gamer Tag: FormaL Current Team: OpTic Gaming Hometown: Orange County, CA How long you have been gaming?: 14 years casually, 6 years professionally If you could be any video game character who would you be?: Sonic the Hedgehog Favorite childhood game?: Pokemon What’s the last TV show that you binge watched?: Vampire Diaries (lol) What is your Guilty Pleasure?: Reese's Sticks Who is your Celebrity Crush?: @LISSAYEEE Favorite Comfort Food?: Mac N Cheese What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Immature gamers Do you have any weird phobias? Spiders Do you have any weird habits? No weird habits Fun Fact? There's nothing fun about me.
It’s Friday so that means another wrap up of this week in video games. Here we take a look at the biggest stories of the past week. Here are our picks.
Are you ready for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Full Beta?
On October 14th Playstation 4 players will be able to get their hands on the full beta of the new Call of Duty for the first time, running until October 17th. When the Beta reopens on the 21st, it will be available to both PS4 plays and Xbox One players until the 24th. The beta is currently only available to players who have pre-ordered the game or can get their hands on a beta code. Fans were able to get hands on with Infinite Warfare for the first time as part of Call of Duty XP. The full game is due for release in November.
Details Release of Battlefield 1 Five Mini-Campaigns
EA and Dice this week have revealed more info on Battlefield 1’s five ‘War Stories’ that make up the game’s campaign. The five levels are as follows:
Friends in High Places: Take to the skies over the western front in the cockpit of a British fighter plane against German aces.
Nothing is Written: You’ll take control of a Bedouin warrior fighting alongside Lawrence of Arabia, taking on technologically superior Ottoman Empire forces.
Through Mud and Blood: You’ll join a tank crew driving an unreliable Mark V as the British forces prepare for a mass assault on the town of Cambrai, France.
Avanti Savoia: Here you’ll take part in mountain battle between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian Empire clashing over a strategic fort.
The Runner: Finally, ‘The Runner’ will put you in the shoes of an Anzac runner on the D-Day of World War 1.
Battlefield 1 is set for release October 21st and will be available on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows PCs.
GTA Online Bikes DLC Release Date Announced
The exciting new Bikers DLC for GTA Online now has a release date, with fans only having to wait until October 4th to get their hands on the latest major free DLC. In the new content you’ll be able to run your own motorcycle club, with players being able to join as a Prospect and work their way up to the top rank of Club President. There’ll also be a whole host of new bikes, weapons, missions and more.
Hitman – Episode 5: Colorado Out Now
The fifth episode of the latest Hitman, set in Colorado, was released to the public this week. Colorado has a different feel to the previous four episodes, in that you’re operating in hostile territory rather than in a public space, forcing the player to better utilize stealth. If you want to get a sneak peak of the action, the following trailer will wet your appetite.
Portal Movie Teased by JJ Abrams
Finally, this week we have seen the first signs of movement with the rumored Half-Life and/or Portal movie(s) with Star Wars and Star Trek director, JJ Abrams, at the helm. Speaking to IGN at the recent Westworld premiere, Abrams said, "We have a meeting coming up next week with Valve, we’re very active, I’m hoping that there will be a Portal announcement fairly soon. We are having some really interesting discussions with writers, many of whom...once you said you’re doing a movie or show about a specific thing that is a known quantity you start to find people who are rabid about these things."
Scuf Gaming launches Infinity1, giving gamers the power to interchange thumbsticks, grips and paddles on the fly.
PRESS RELEASE: June 2015 - Scuf Gaming innovation takes yet another leap forward! Five years after creating a new market space for professional customized controllers, Scuf Gaming again leads the way by introducing the SCUF Infinity1 for use on Xbox One and PC. Designed to offer infinite levels of customization, YOU ‘the gamer’ can fully interchange key areas of function, feature and design and all on the fly!
Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, says, “After substantial investment and over 14 months of research and development on Project Infinity1, we’re proud to offer even more flexibility and innovative features to our community. This project was all about focusing on key areas of a controller which undergo the most wear and tear. By making the controller modular, we empower the user to replace features like thumbsticks, dpad, grips and paddles on the fly, while maintaining a delicate balance of comfort and finish; similar to racing car wheels and suspension!”
SCUF Infinity1 offers several patented and patent pending features to include:
NEW Interchangeable Thumbstick Control Area
• Change out thumbsticks in a few seconds without removing any screws
• Various lengths, shapes and colors to suit all hand sizes and style of gameplay
NEW SCUF Infinity1 Rings
• Fully removable and customizable
• Use of high grade self-lubricating materials provides a pro-grade finish offering improved smoothness, life and feel of thumbsticks
NEW SCUF Infinity1 Paddle Control System
• Fully modular and interchangeable with no screws
• Various heights and shapes of SCUF paddles
• Choose 0,1, 2, 3 or 4 SCUF paddles – change on the fly
NEW SCUF Infinity1 Pro Edition Switches
• Layered gold on circuits and new switches for increased actuation life
• Improved haptic feedback
SCUF Adjustable Hair Trigger & Pro Grip Handles
• Interchangeable for full or reduced trigger movement
• High grade contoured grip in multiple colors
• SCUF Key externally adjusts triggers to suit your gameplay
SCUF EMR Technology
• Remap on the fly with SCUF Electro Magnetic Remapping. Any paddle = Any face button
• SCUF Infinity1 enables YOU to express yourself on the fly, anytime - no limits
SCUF Infinity1 will launch early Q3 2015 with price starting at $119.95. For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit scufgaming.com.
View the SCUF Infinity landing page here. Click here to download SCUF Infinity1 brand assets.
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 9 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, 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.
The Halo Championship Series is still underway, and this weekend the best Spartans in Europe are going head to head in Gfinity's newly renovated arena in London! With a full pool of 32 teams, legendary organizations like Supremacy, Infused, and Excel will all be looking to get their hands on a 25k prize pool, and Scuf Gaming is going to be there to catch all of the action. The top 3 teams will automatically qualify for DreamHack Denver in October, and we're looking forward to seeing who takes home the loot and the prestige.
And what better way to celebrate HCS than with a new SCUF Giveaway?
Sign up below for the chance to win a TeamSCUF Infinity1 custom controller for the Xbox One. There's a limited time to sign up, so don't miss your chance to get your hands on this piece of patented gaming technology!
PRESS RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2014 – Scuf Gaming announces pre-sale of the SCUF 4PS for PlayStation 4 on Monday, June 30th
A new era has arrived for PlayStation 4 fans now that Scuf Gaming has introduced its clever functions to the improved PS4 controller. Scuf Gaming has officially launched the SCUF 4PS enabling elite gamers to utilize more of their hand in a comfortable, safe and ergonomic way. The SCUF 4PS is feature rich with several patented features, including two “SCUF HOOK” back paddles, a fully redesigned back and built-in high-grade SCUF Pro-Grip handles, which are normally an upgrade on SCUF controllers. The two back paddles come standard with A&B configuration but can be mapped according to your preference as an upgrade using the EMR (Electro Magnetic Remapping) Mag Key – (the EMR feature will be released at a later date.) For gamers unfamiliar with SCUF, these paddles mimic the allocated face buttons so you can keep your thumbs on the thumbsticks, while using the back-paddles with your middle fingers to perform more advanced moves. Customers also have the option to choose their favorite SCUF Precision Thumbsticks in domed or concave, which come in three different lengths (regular, medium, long) and various color options. Sports and fighting game fanatics will be thrilled to try the new SCUF CONTROL DISC, which is fully removable and offers extra control and accuracy for the d-pad! Gamers are winning with the tactical edge that SCUF provides where over 85% of Professional Gamers in Console use SCUF for shooters.
“We have invested millions of dollars into research and development and educating the Gaming World on safe ergonomic use of the controller at the top level so when we embarked on “Project 4PS” a year ago we wanted to offer the PlayStation 4 community something unique and special, something that added that edge over its predecessor, the SCUF PS (for PS3). We believe the results are impressive and further display the innovation our customers have come to expect from Scuf Gaming, said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming. “SCUF controllers are all about functionality and comfort so our focus is on offering unique features which empower every gamer to personalize their controller to suit their gameplay. From paddles to grip to the size of thumbsticks, every part of a SCUF controller is about improving core performance so you can become the best gamer you can be!”
Prices for the SCUF 4PS start at $119.95 (please NOTE this includes the PRO GRIP) and controllers begin shipping in 4-6 weeks. SCUF is currently offering fourteen (14) unique front shell designs for the launch and will be adding new styles over the next few months. To pre-order, please visit www.scufgaming.com.
Scuf Gaming controllers are endorsed by Major League Gaming and trusted by over 85% of Pro-Gamers. SCUF is leading the field in the professional gaming market.
ABOUT SCUF GAMING
Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Scuf Gaming has 4 patents granted and another 25 have been applied for offering features such as back paddles, adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and various thumbstick lengths in both domed and concave styles. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sells a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.
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Robby Ringnalda, CEO Denial eSports says “ Today is a great day for Denial.Cod and Denial eSports as a whole. We finally, after a long time coming, are able to announce that we have partnered with @ScufGaming. After winning the last event by a landslide, I am glad the boys got what they earned and ultimately wanted with this Scuf Gaming Sponsorship. Most of my Team has been using SCUF controllers by choice for the last few years so, it's great to form this official partnership! I know the #scuffamily will welcome the #wolfpack with open arms and I’m looking forward to building this working relationship with SCUF.”
Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming says "At SCUF we are very familiar with several Denial players and Denial eSports; firstly, as long time SCUF users and secondly, as an extremely competitive and impressive COD Team! It is very gratifying, yet humbling to continually see Top players and Teams want to use SCUF and we are delighted to finally concrete our partnership for the coming year!”
Be on the lookout for the Denial SCUF ONE Coming Soon!
Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Scuf Gaming has 4 patents granted and another 27 have been applied for offering features such as back paddles, adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and various thumbstick lengths in both domed and concave styles. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sells a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.