Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Charge Preview

EA and Respawn gave us a heads up a little while back at E3 that Apex Legends would have Leviathan-sized things to come on July 2. With that date rapidly approaching, the full details have finally spilled out on Season 2: Battle Charge. What’s in store for those that will jump into the action? Let’s take a closer look.

New Apex Legend: Natalie “Wattson” Paquette

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First up, there’s the electrifying new legend, Wattson. She’s got some truly defensive skills, as she can place and connect multiple nodes to create defensive fencing on the map. Enemies attempting to pass through will have their location pinged and be in for a literal shock when they take a hit to their health in addition to movement slowdown.

Taking full advantage of performance aim and shooting with your SCUF will be more important than ever against Wattson as her ultimate ability, the Interception Pylon, will destroy any explosives and equipment you throw within her radius. This gets more difficult if she’s stockpiling Ultimate Accelerants, which can give her Ultimate Ability a full recharge thanks to her unique passive ability, Spark of Genius.

New Apex Weapon: L-STAR

Along with Wattson, the new season of Apex Legends will feature a sweet new weapon that should prove to be a real game-changer: the L-STAR plasma rifle.

This high-powered LMG fires unique projectiles that are larger than those shot by other weapons in the game, allowing for players to deliver a dangerous spray. Be careful, however, as the L-STAR can overheat. Learning how to feather your shot will be essential to mastering this weapon. Look for the L-STAR to spawn exclusively in airdrops.

Time To Take Charge

Prepare to take charge because Apex Legends is set to make you feel like a Champion all over again when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC soon. For those in need of a refresher, brush up with our How to SCUF video and visit our Apex Legends hub for more tips. See you in Ranked Mode!

Mesa Sean Controller Design Launches on SCUF IMPACT and Vantage

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Those of you that are familiar with Bungie’s Destiny community should recognize the name Mesa Sean instantly.

This YouTube content creator and live streamer has been making his rounds on the platform for years, serving up all things related to Destiny on his dedicated channel to a quarter of a million subscribers. He also founded one of the biggest Destiny groups on Facebook with over 67,000 members. It’s safe to say that when it comes to all things surrounding Bungie’s hit game, he covers all the bases.

 

The Latest Drop

To recognize Mesa Sean’s contributions and accomplishments, today we are launching new SCUF IMPACT and Vantage controller designs based on the man himself, one of Team SCUF’s most dedicated members.

Inspired by his main channel art, Mesa Sean’s controller is pure rock ‘n’ roll. His design sees smoke drifting in fiery hues from two purple skulls atop a black background. Meanwhile, Mesa Sean’s signature logo and the hashtag #MadeItToTheEnd are placed on the edges to give this design its final touches.

 

Follow Mesa Sean

Make sure to keep up with Mesa Sean for his Destiny 2 coverage on the road to Shadowkeep in September. You can follow him on social media via the links below:
http://youtube.com/mesasean
http://twitter.com/MesaSean
http://twitch.tv/MesaSean
http://instagram.com/mesa_sean

Team SCUF Spotlight: FIFA Gamers (June 2019)

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Meet NepentheZ, Spencer FC, AA9Skillz, & MSdossary

We take competitive FIFA very seriously here on Team SCUF. Scoring goals is serious business. Defending from incoming scores is equally so. That said, we look for players who have the skills that can really round out our team. Here’s a look at some of the members of Team SCUF who are dominating the game when it comes to playing FIFA.


NepentheZ

Celebrating nearly a decade of creating FIFA content, NepentheZ has become one of the biggest gamers in the UK. His following on YouTube and Twitch resides at over 2.5 million fans combined, and continues to grow while NepentheZ builds his audience on Mixer with consistent “Road to Glory” FIFA plays.

NepentheZ always broadcasts with a great deal of energy and charm, always thanking his followers and inviting them to join the fun. He interacts with his audience quite a bit – and he even challenges himself to do wild things. For instance, he just recently dyed his hair pink (yes, including his beard)! Further notable activities include taking part in Spencer FC’s Wembley Cup and participating in multiple Sidemen charity football matches. He’s also avid about his Minecraft sessions as well.

Give Nepenthez a follow here:

http://youtube.com/NepentheZ
http://mixer.com/NepentheZ
http://twitter.com/NepentheZ
http://instagram.com/NepentheZ

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Scuf Gaming Teams Up with the NBA 2K League to Give Every Player a Home Court Advantage

21 new controller designs let fans represent hometown NBA 2K League teams

ATLANTA, June 21, 2019 — Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, and the NBA 2K League are launching a collection of controllers to celebrate each of the 21 teams in the NBA 2K League.

Available for the high-performance SCUF Vantage controller, officially licensed for PlayStation 4, each NBA 2K League team controller features a unique design, including a faceplate emblazoned with one of the NBA 2K League team’s respective colors and logo. The Vantage boasts a suite of customizable features designed to allow gamers to use more of their hands and improve performance and comfort. SCUF controllers are relied upon in competition by many of the NBA 2K League’s marquee professional players.

“This collection is a nod to the league’s fans, who are just as faithful and loyal as those that cheer on live basketball,” said Scuf Gaming founder and CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “Whether it’s the royal purple and gold of Lakers Gaming, the iconic blue and orange of Knicks Gaming, or any other team, fans can now represent their favorite team when they are gaming.”

The launch is an extension of Scuf Gaming’s ongoing sponsorship as the Official Gaming Controller of the NBA 2K League, and the launch of the official SCUF Vantage NBA2KL controller in March 2019.

Currently in its second season, the NBA 2K League is composed of affiliates of 21 NBA teams participating in an 18-week competitive campaign, culminating with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which tip off Wednesday, July 24, and the NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 3. Hawks Talon GC, Nets GC, Lakers Gaming, and T-Wolves Gaming are new to the NBA 2K League this season.

“We’ve been a foundational partner with the NBA 2K League since its first season, supporting the league and providing players with high-performance equipment to play at the highest levels,” continued Ironmonger. “As the league grows, we’re excited to bring fans even closer to the action.”

The new SCUF Vantage NBA 2K League team collection (starting at $199.95) is now available in the US & Canada through Scuf Gaming’s website, and individual team faceplate kits ($29.95) will become available next week. For more information and to view photos of the collection, please visit http://scuf.co/NBA2KTeams.

About the NBA 2K League

The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 21 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. Knicks Gaming won the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The league’s second season takes place from April-August 2019. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

 

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Set To Bring Back Intensity and Realism

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For 2019, Call of Duty founding studio Infinity Ward is back at the helm for the development of the next Call of Duty game, which will see the return of iconic Modern Warfare series for the first time since 2011.

This installment of Call of Duty isn’t a prequel or sequel to the original Modern Warfare series but rather a reimagining, powered by a brand-new engine that will provide a new level of realism to gameplay and storytelling. Real, grounded warfare is coming back to the Call of Duty universe.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a single player campaign, a welcome return for those who missed it in Black Ops 4. When the reveal trailer premiered in May, not only were Tier 1 Operators and Rebel Fighters shown taking on a variety of missions in London and Middle East, but confirmation was made of the return of fan-favorite Modern Warfare character Captain Price.

Later at E3, Infinity Ward showcased their first look at extended campaign gameplay behind closed doors to members of the media, gaining many positive reactions.

Of course, the new title includes multiplayer. It promises to be better than ever before with confirmation of cross play between platforms and the decision to forgo the traditional season pass, bringing the entire Call of Duty community closer together for the first time ever. Meanwhile, the co-op Spec Ops mode—not seen since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3—was also confirmed.

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When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare lands October 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide, you already know Team SCUF be ready for all-out warfare. Until then we’ll be paying close attention as details emerge to help you stay in competitive form!


Let us know on Twitter about the games you’re most excited for:
http://www.twitter.com/scufgaming

Fortnite E3 Summer Fun: Prop Hunt and Stranger Things

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We’re more than ready for the competition to heat up with the upcoming Fortnite World Cup, but that’s not stopping Epic Games from bringing the fire this summer. Word coming out of E3 is that they’re ready to keep us entertained between the weekend qualifiers with not one but two interesting promotions on the way.

First up is a new promotion that crosses over with the forthcoming third season of Stranger Things. Though it’s unknown exactly what will take place in Fortnite, there already have been glimpses of the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop in the game. There’s a good chance that players could see skins based on characters, but we’re dying to see if any new game modes from the Upside Down or ‘80s-style weaponry will be introduced to shake up how we play the game.

Meanwhile, those keeping an eye on DrLupo’s activities from E3 last week may have seen this sneak peek of what appears to be a new Prop Hunt mode likely making its way to Fortnite soon.

Seasoned players already know how this works: one team hides out as inanimate objects on the map, while the other team attempts to hunt them down. However, in Fortnite’s version winners are determined using a point-based system in which hunters score for eliminations, while the hiding team can get on the board by sneaking around the map to collect coins. Control and strategy with your controller will be absolute musts to master when setting up your placement in plain sight.

Between the Stranger Things crossover and Prop Hunt, things are going to get very rad on the Fortnite front this summer. Keep an eye open for more details soon!


The Best of E3 2019: The Infinite, The Heroic, and the Breathtaking

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The year’s biggest week in gaming, otherwise known as E3, has left almost just as quickly as it arrived. After an unrelenting week of the best new game reveals and updates, we’re finally now getting the chance to make sense of it all and picking our favorites.


FIFA 20

Ready to kick off around the globe on September 27th, FIFA 20 promises to be one of the biggest entries (if not the biggest) in the soccer series to date. It’s sure to continue delivering the five-star soccer simulation many fans expect, but it’ll also take things to the street once again with Volta.

In this loose and fast-moving mode, players can partake in matches in cages across Tokyo, London, and Amsterdam. It’s like a throwback to FIFA Street, but with all the best pro players from today’s leagues. On top of that, you’ve got hundreds of official teams and the return of The Journey campaign mode. Talk about your unbeatable contender.

What we can’t wait to do: dominate the competition online with the new Dynamic One-On-Ones. It’s time to master the tempo of the Decisive Moments and score some goals!

 

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Scuf Gaming Intellectual Property Central To The Future Of Performance Controllers

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.

Scuf Gaming innovation continues to reshape controller market on World Intellectual Property Day

Proud owner of over 100 Granted and Pending Patents

ATLANTA, April 26, 2019Scuf Gaming®innovator and creator of the high-performance gaming controller market, has expanded its global patent portfolio to 62 granted patents and a further 53 additional pending applications, through its patent subsidiary Ironburg Inventions.

One such SCUF innovation is highlighted in the recently granted United States Patent No. 10,188,940, covering a mechanism within the controller case for manual adjustment of trigger range of motion, which had been filed several years before.

SCUF is well known for re-inventing the way gamers use a controller in 4 key areas and has over 100 patents protecting its innovation:

  1. Back Control Functions/ paddles (P1,P2, P3, P4) accessed using your middle fingers
  2. Trigger Control Area – ability to fine tune your triggers for different games
  3. Thumbstick Control Area – ways to change out your thumbstick sizes and shapes
  4. Side Action buttons (S1, S2) – removable side activation points

“It’s amazing to see how the controller market has evolved since we first invented back control functions 9 years ago,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming. “At the time, the middle fingers of the hands went completely unused. It seemed logical to create back paddles to mimic the front buttons, so that the thumbs could reside on thumbsticks. In 2011, only a few hundred people used our features. Today, most core gamers would agree that you can’t play modern games without SCUF features.”

In 2015, Scuf Gaming licensed its IP to Microsoft to create the Xbox Elite controller and in 2018, Scuf Gaming licensed parts of its IP to Collective Minds. Scuf Gaming continues to invest millions of dollars into research and development and actively defends its intellectual property to protect its assets and many employees worldwide.

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 62 granted patents, and another 53 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 SaxTM button placements.

For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.

SCUF goes from virtual battlefields to basketball courts with the release of the Official Controller of the NBA 2K League

ATLANTA, March 28, 2019Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, extends its support to the sports gaming community with the release of the Official Controller of the NBA 2K League: the SCUF Vantage NBA2KL. With a sleek design and over 15 unique features, this controller is crafted to quicken reactions and adapt to the playstyle of any gamer, amateur or professional.

“Since our inception, SCUF has always been a believer and supporter of esports. In 2011, we created a new market segment for what is now known as performance controllers, to equip players with the high-performance gear needed to improve their game. Our partnership with the NBA 2K League and the release of the SCUF Vantage NBA2KL continues that legacy,” said Duncan Ironmonger, Founder and CEO of Scuf Gaming. “Now, fans can get in on the action and support the league.”

The NBA 2K League launched in 2018 with affiliates of 17 NBA teams participating in the inaugural season. With the addition of affiliates of four additional NBA teams, the league has expanded to a total of 21 teams competing in its second season. The inaugural season culminated with Knicks Gaming defeating Heat Check Gaming in the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on August 25, 2018.

“SCUF controllers helped me win the Season 1 Championship – I love the comfort and grip that they provide, both of which allow me to dictate each individual movement in a precise manner,” said Adam “Adamthe1st” Kudeimati of Knicks Gaming. “Especially helpful are the controller paddles, offering quicker alternatives for stealing the ball and switching in between defensive sets.”

The SCUF Vantage NBA2KL (starting at $229.95) is now available in Wireless/Wired model for delivery in the US & Canada on scuf.co/NBA2KL.

About the NBA 2K League

The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 21 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. Knicks Gaming won the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The league’s second season takes place from April-August 2019. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

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 or Twitch.

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