SCUF HOUSE FRANCE LAUNCHES WITH GOTAGA AND PRIME

Gotaga and Prime SCUF Gaming House

In case you missed it, Scuf Gaming officially launched a brand-new Gaming House in France last week with a giant bash to welcome its new residents: famed professional gamer Corentin “Gotaga” Houssein and gamer, rapper, and style extraordinaire Amine “PrimeTimeFUT” Mekri, who will live stream, make music, and play games for their millions of fans.

“Gaming has evolved from a hobby into a lifestyle, and it’s making its mark in music, fashion, and the rest of the culture,” said Duncan Ironmonger, Scuf Gaming founder and CEO. “Gotaga and Prime are perfect examples of this. They’ve created international brands for themselves through their gaming skills, musical accomplishments, and fashion sense.”

SCUF French Gaming House

Situated in a historic Paris neighborhood, the stunning SCUF House France provides the ultimate living experience for its guests, complete with three terraces, an indoor swimming pool, a private bar, and a movie theater. Most importantly, the house includes dedicated areas for content creation, including a custom-built streaming room for Gotaga, a music studio for Prime, and a streaming station with room for five additional guests.

“I’ve always thought gaming should bring together different communities in music, fashion, and culture,” said Gotaga. “Together with Scuf, Prime, and my family, I’m excited to create an awesome mix of all that in the SCUF House. This house will be the ideal environment for us to showcase our style and to collaborate on work we know our fans will love.”

Finally, as part of the SCUF House France grand opening, a newly re-designed Gotaga SCUF controller has been launched featuring his iconic color palette and branding. Meanwhile, a new Prime-inspired SCUF controller design was also revealed and will be available soon.

Gotaga PS4 Controller

Buy the new Gotaga SCUF controller here

About Gotaga

Gotaga, a Red Bull athlete and long-standing partner of Scuf Gaming since 2014, is one of the most prominent players in the world, and an icon in French gaming with a YouTube Channel that boasts over 2.6 million subscribers and a Twitch stream with 1.2 million followers. Gotaga’s videos highlight his high level of skill and entertaining personality. They feature family members and friends from the world of professional gaming and content creation. During his career as a professional gamer, Gotaga has played for numerous leading European teams and has attended three Call of Duty Championships. He also organizes the Gotaga Barrière Show, a private gaming event that benefits children’s hospitals.

About Prime

Prime has grown his fame as a popular streamer and gamer to launch a career as a musician and fashion designer. He has performed before tens of thousands of fans, including at the historic Bataclan.

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SCUF PICKS: National Video Games Day 2018 Edition

National Video Game Day
Happy National Video Games Day from us at Team SCUF! It’s no surprise that we’re passionate about gaming here at SCUF, so to celebrate this very special day we asked a few of our staff to share a few words about some of their favorite games of all time.

Fortnite
 

My favorite game in the last 10 years would have to be Fortnite. I’ve always been attracted to the looter games like Fallout and Destiny, but the Battle Royale genre really opened up the experience even further for me. I instantly fell in love with the combination of looting, shooting and especially building, since I’ve been building my own houses and bases in games like The Sims and Command & Conquer. Being able to squad up with your friends or just go in solo is everything I’ve been wanting to play for a long time, and the feeling you get when you are actually the last man standing is a feeling that no other game can give you. That is why Fortnite is my favorite game.

Alex M.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remains one of the best video games of all-time for me due to its exciting gameplay, memorable storyline and revolutionary multiplayer. I remember playing missions like “All Ghillied Up” for the first time and comparing the extremely tense tones and muted color palette to a movie. With each whispered order, Captain MacMillan guides you through each careful step of the mission, which is then brought to a crescendo as you take aim at your target, Imran Zakhaev, from the hotel vantage point. This mission and many others like it have become fond memories for myself and many other people that played this game.

Brendan L.


Bloodborne 
 

Bloodborne is probably the game that I have devoted the most time to playing in recent memory. From its Lovecraftian setting to player community, this game really hit all the sweet spots for me. I appreciate how environments can keep surprising the player with layers of over-the-top Victorian-meets-Gothic architecture which ooze with unease across one giant map. As things begin to change, you notice just how wrong the city of Yharnam truly is as you stack your “insight” fighting grotesque beasts and exploring a city that keeps even the most well-traveled areas interesting on later visits. The trick weapon system allows for a surprisingly deep combat system with varying playstyles that made both the PvE and PvP of the game exciting and fast-paced. Even after playing through the game a few times and mastering some boss fights, I always found something to bring me back in.

Gavin B.

Call of Duty: Black Ops
 

What can I say about the first Black Ops that has not already been said? The game was a masterpiece in many cases and, in my opinion, was Call of Duty’s greatest in its history. The campaign was mind-blowing, while the online multiplayer introduced many soon-to-be iconic maps. However, Zombies was really the knockout hook from out of nowhere. The mode was already pretty popular by that time but Black Ops perfected it. The amount of time I spent playing on Kino Der Toten with my buddies was insane. This game shaped my taste for future online shooters. Honestly, to this day, I hold the current games my friends and I play to the standard of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Gibram H.


What’s your favorite game to play on a SCUF? Tell us on Twitter and let’s celebrate National Video Games Day together as a community! — http://www.twitter.com/scufgaming

SCUF Picks: Gamescom 2018 Game Trailers

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After 5 awesome days, Europe’s biggest gaming convention came to a close on Saturday, leaving behind it a colorful batch of new trailers to get completely hyped over. Here’s what some of our staff had to say about their favorite reveals from Gamescom 2018:


BATTLEFIELD V

With the announcement of The Company at Gamescom, the one thing I felt that Battlefield was missing has now been added to the game: customization. I already know I’ll enjoy putting in the hours to level up and spec out my soldier to fit my exact play style. Battlefield has it all now!

Alex M.


DEVIL MAY CRY 5

10 years! 10 long years of waiting for a new main title in the Devil May Cry series. The new trailer at Gamescom has given us everything we’ve ever wanted and more. Dante is BACK, followed by Nero in his prime. We get just a quick showing of new weapons, interchangeable Devil Breakers, taunting in the air and shooting while dodging, but it has my mouth watering!

Nikolas C.


SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE

I absolutely loved From Software’s Tenchu Z on Xbox 360 and I’m pumped to give their latest game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, my full attention this coming March. The familiar but upgraded assassination animation shown off in their Gamescom 2018 trailer seriously makes me want to dust off my old console and roll across the rooftops of feudal Japan tonight!

Adam T.


WORLD WAR Z

World War Z is looking like a great mixture of all my favorite zombie shooter experiences. Dynamic zombie hordes, open levels and multiplayer have it so I may never have the same experience twice! It’ll be fun to hop into a lobby with friends, come up with some crazy strategies and battle the hordes until the sun comes up.

Avelyn S.


STELLARIS

Paradox Interactive is bringing my all-time favorite grand strategy game to PS4 and Xbox One, so naturally I’m wildly excited. I’m ready to develop planets, coordinate naval space fleets, plan invasion forces, engage in aggressive diplomacy, form the occasional trade pact and make dangerous scientific breakthroughs, all from the comfort of my couch. It will be really interesting to see how Stellaris plays out on a controller.

Gavin B.


Watch the full playlist on our official YouTube channel here:
Scuf Gaming Gamescom 2018 Trailer Playlist

Let us know on Twitter about the games you’re most excited for:
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Scuf Gaming once again redefines the functionality of controllers with new SCUF Vantage for PlayStation®4

 

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, 2018Since 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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NBA 2K LEAGUE & SCUF GAMING ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

— Scuf Gaming Controllers Will Be Used During All NBA 2K League Gameplay —

 

NEW YORK, May 1, 2018 – As the NBA 2K League makes its debut today, it has announced a new multiyear partnership that will make Scuf Gaming, the innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, the Official Gaming Controller of the NBA 2K League.

The NBA 2K League, the professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., tips off today with 17 teams competing in the inaugural season.

During the NBA 2K League’s first season, Scuf Gaming controllers will be available for use by the best NBA 2K players in the world as they compete during the 17-week season which runs from May to August and includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments, playoffs, and the NBA 2K League Finals.

“Scuf Gaming’s handcrafted controllers are fully customizable and will allow our players to personalize key areas of design and function to match their styles,” said Brendan Donohue, Managing Director, NBA 2K League.

The partnership will also include a merchandising component, giving fans of the NBA 2K League the chance to game with the same official NBA 2K League controllers that will be used in competition.

“NBA 2K encompasses everything we love about gaming: it’s fun, fast, and it rewards real skill. It’s a franchise that is destined to become a standard-bearer of professional gaming,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of Scuf Gaming. “Like a good pair of sneakers on the court, a SCUF is an extension of the player, allowing for a better controller experience through customization, comfort, performance and design.”

SCUF controllers can make a significant impact when playing competitively. There are several functional areas of a SCUF that can improve gameplay, including the configurable paddle control system on the back of the controller which allows players to use more of their hand simultaneously, resulting in faster passes, more steals, and better shots.

All NBA 2K League games will be available live on Twitch at twitch.tv/nba2kleague. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League is a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). Launching in 2018, the league will feature the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 17 teams drafted six players to compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. The league hosted tryouts in early 2018 before the draft in April and the season tip-off in May. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming®, the 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 36 granted patents, and another 69 pending, protecting three key areas of a controller: the back control functions and handles, the trigger control mechanisms, and the thumbstick control area.

The SCUF CWL Atlanta 2018 Roundup!

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MLG brought another explosive event to Atlanta this weekend! With 172 teams in the running, and over $200,000 in prize money, the third major Call of Duty event of 2018 was always going to be a show stopper, and Rise Nation showed the world that they’ve still got plenty to offer pro gaming by taking home the first place trophy!

With two first place finishes under their belt this season, many were pulling for Team Kaliber to take home a third. And while TK couldn’t complete a 3 for 3 record, they still put on a great show before getting sent to the Loser’s Bracket by Team EnVyUs.

In the end, however, it was Rise Nation that brought down Red Reserve for a hefty cash prize, and a new shot at relevance in the 2018 CoD: WWII season!

As always, Team SCUF made a prominent appearance at CWL Atlanta, and the SCUF Booth was a hive of activity, with giveaways, autograph signings, and sneak peeks at some of the latest in custom controller technology. Legends such as OpTic, Rise Nation, Luminosity, TK, Faze, Splyce and EnVyUs visited the booth to sign merchandise and give a little bit back to the fanbase that keeps them going day after day. All in all, it was another amazing Call of Duty event for the books! But there’s no end of the action in sight, with CWL Birmingham promising to tear up the UK at the end of March, and CWL returning stateside to Seattle for more mayhem in April! As usual, Scuf Gaming will be on top of the excitement, and make sure you visit the SCUF Booth when you visit the latest Call of Duty World League events!

CoD: WWII DLC The Resistance Coming January 30th!

The latest in Call of Duty DLC has an arrival date of January 30th, and it’s bringing more maps, more war, and more zombies!

With a theme of uprisings against the Nazi scourge, the appropriately titled The Resistance will be Activision’s first DLC pack for CoD: WWII, and features plenty of new ways to keep multiplayer fresh for soldiers who were there in the beginning, fought their way through the Winter, and are now looking for more ways to play.

First and foremost, The Resistance will feature three new maps: the Czechoslovakian-centered Anthropoid, the Eastern Front action of Valkyrie, and Occupation: a remake of the classic Call Of Duty map Resistance, which made its first appearance in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

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If you’re looking for more objectives-based action, The Resistance is introducing Operation Intercept. The mission surrounding this latest War Mode map involves an Allied rescue attempt on resistance fighters being transported outside of St. Lo, France. Free your allies, destroy Axis communication equipment, and bring their latest train full of innocents to a complete (and permanent) halt.

And finally, if regular Nazis aren’t scary enough for you, The Resistance continues CoD: WWII’s epic Zombie tale with the latest chapter: The Darkest Shore. The terrifying action in this one sounds like a truly lock n’ load good time, so we’re going to let Activision themselves describe it:

The Darkest Shore follows our heroes into the next chapter of their dangerous journey. Only days after the horrific disaster of Mittelburg, the crew has received intel that suggests Doktor Straub is on an island just north of Germany. Blanketed in fog, this island is surrounded by Nazi air and sea power – and crawling with the Undead. Marie, Drostan, Olivia, and Jefferson will need to battle all this and more to uncover the mysteries hidden within the Darkest Shore.

If that doesn’t sound like enough intrigue, danger, and crazy flesh-eating zombies for you, then check your pulse: you might be a zombie yourself. The Resistance DLC is coming on January 30th, and you know Scuf Gaming is going to be there the first day: racking up kills and blowing up trains.

Are you ready for The Resistance? Make sure you have the right equipment, and take a look at SCUF’s BOTG Bundle, full of everything you’ll need to bring the Axis to its knees.

CoD: WWII – Sony’s Favorite Multiplayer Loadouts

Are you still looking for the right loadout when you log into Call of Duty: WWII? Are you unable to pick the division that defines you as an online warrior? The fine folks at Sony have heard your cries, and developed a video detailing their favorite loadouts for CoD: WWII Multiplayer!

More than just some helpful advice, Sony’s made a point of delivering an option for each division choice, ensuring that no one is left out. Of course, these won’t cover every single player’s tastes, but it’s a terrific place to start, particularly if you’re just getting into CoD. From the Jack Of All Trades Infantryman to the Tactical Insertion Sniper, these loadouts offer up some great food for thought when it comes to getting the most out of your online experience.

Take a look at the video below: do any of these samples feel familiar to you? Or have you found the perfect setup for your soldier already?

 

Winter Carentan Map Is Live This Weekend!

The Winter Carentan map is coming to Call Of Duty: WWII in three days, and we can’t wait!

When you spend a lot of your time playing the same maps in multiplayer over and over, the idea of learning the layout of a new locale is always some exciting and challenging fun. CoD: WWII’s Winter Siege event is coming on December 8th, along with this new map variant. With Ranked Play so recently introduced, it’s great to see so many new venues to visit on your way to the top of the ladder!

SCUF will be playing in the Winter Siege this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for our impressions of how it feels to play!

SCUF Affiliate of the Week: Tony “Lethul” Campbell, Jr

This week’s affiliate profile takes a look at a legend of modern Halo in Tony ‘Lethul’ Campbell Jr.

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Origins

Lethul made his major event debut towards the end of the Halo 3 era, playing at MLG Columbus in 2010. It wasn’t a spectacular first outing, but at the start of the Halo Reach season just months later, Lethul would be launched into the spotlight for the new game, winning the MLG Washington D.C. Combine and following up with a win in the MLG Dallas Halo Reach exhibition tournament.

When the MLG circuit for Reach got going the following year, Lethul remained at the top, with finals appearances at MLG Dallas and MLG Orlando, and victory at MLG Raleigh as highlights of the season. Lethul remained among the elite for the whole of Reach and through Halo 4, but it was on Halo 2: Anniversary Edition that he would really stamp his authority on the game.

Playing under Evil Geniuses, Lethal would dominate for the entirety of the H2A season, winning the majority of the tournaments he attended, including both seasons of the Halo Championship Series. From the release of H2A to present, Lethul has been the most successful player in Halo, consistently winning trophies for the past three years.

Current team

Lethul currently represents OpTic Gaming as the most dominant and successful force in Halo 5. The squad originally came together at the game’s release under Counter Logic Gaming, before moving to the green wall in the summer of 2016.

Alongside Paul ‘SnakeBite’ Duarte, Matthew ‘Royal2’ Fiorante and Bradley ‘Frosty’ Bergstrom, Lethul has been a part of creating a dynasty which has so far spanned the entirety of Halo 5’s lifespan.

Since the game’s release, Lethul and co have been the most successful team in the world, and it’s not close. The squad has been a permanent feature of grand finals and won the majority of them. There is almost no accolade that the team hasn’t collected over the near two years of their rule.

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Great achievement

When success comes as consistently as it has for Lethul over the past three years, that in itself begins to eclipse any single moment. Many teams and players can win titles, almost none will ever experience anything close to the level of continued dominance Lethul has imposed upon the game.

Within such immense success, however, there are particular accomplishments that stand out even among the rest. In any game, for those that can claim it, the title of “World Champion” is usually the pinnacle achievement of a career.

In Halo, there are only four players that can make such a claim, and Lethul is among them. That’s not simply because there has only been one such event – there have been two since the Halo World Championships’ inception in 2016. Lethul and his team claimed victory at both.

In-game

Lethul has long been a really solid team player. Many would categorize him as something of a “glue guy,” if you will to put it into a more traditional sports term. He’s constantly in good spots and shooting things to make things easier for his teammates. He’s a team first kind of player who has no problem dying if it means his teammates will get 2 or 3 kills or secure the objective. This unselfish play and ability to bring a team together has seen Lethul help his team to countless Major titles, including two World Championships.

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Public persona

Publicly, Lethul is known as something of a troll. Not one to shy away from the jokes, he’s embraced the extra publicity that comes part and parcel with representing OpTic Gaming. His unveiling as a member of OpTic was also iconic, teaming up with owner H3cz as part of a shock reveal at the end of an episode of OpTic Vision.