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!

Scuf Gaming Presents: The Boots On The Ground Series

With Call of Duty: WWII getting its full release on November 3, it makes sense that gamers all over the world are desperate for some boots on the ground competition. And to satisfy that need for some classic run and gun action, Scuf Gaming is proud to host the Boots On The Ground Series by Courage and Hitch!

Featuring three invite-only competitions, the Boots On The Ground series is a perfect opportunity for CoD fans to watch some of their favorite players tickle those nostalgia glasses with multiplayer mayhem from Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops 2.

The event begins this weekend with Modern Warfare 2, and continues all the way to the end of October. And the best part? All proceeds from the BOTG Series are going to charity!

Here’s the full tournament schedule:

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Considering the fact that Scuf Gaming has its roots in boots on the ground combat, this is a competition that is close to the hearts of everyone at SCUF HQ. It was thanks to that style of multiplayer that terms like “SCUF Jump” and “SCUF Knife” have become household names since SCUF’s founding in 2011.

Be sure to visit Courage and Hitch’s Twitch channels to catch all the throwback fun!

SCUF Affiliate of the Week: Thomas “Tommey” Trewren

This week’s affiliate profile takes a look at one of Europe’s most storied players, and the most recent addition to the Splyce Call of Duty squad – Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren.

Origins

Tommey is one of the most veteran European players still competing today. Having competed in the very first ECL event – prior to the organiser rebranding to EGL for events four and onwards – there are very few who can boast longer tenure at the elite level of European Call of Duty than Tommey.

Throughout his time competing, Tommey has been a near constant presence at the highest level within the region. He’s played alongside almost every great player Europe has ever produced, and represented almost all of the most storied organisations.

In Infinite Warfare, in a rare departure from competing alongside the established elite, Tommey built a brand-new roster of largely inexperienced players under Fnatic. Though it was the first full season of Tommey’s career without a championship, it was nevertheless a demonstration of the impact he was still capable of, leading a team that arguably had little business being there in such a competitive season to a peak of a top-six placement at the Global Pro League Stage Two Playoffs, one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

Current team

Following a transfer in the off-season ahead of Call of Duty: WWII, Tommey is now a member of Splyce, replacing a departing Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris.

In Infinite Warfare, Splyce were the most successful European squad, winning a historic title at the Global Pro League Stage One Playoffs and at one point contending to be named the best team in the world. That this squad chose Tommey as the newest fourth man is a testament to the respect he still commands at the highest level of European Call of Duty.

Tommey will be a familiar fit for most of the Splyce squad, however, having competed alongside both Dylan ‘MadCat’ Daly and Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley on several occasions in the past. Most recent of those was during the Black Ops 3 season, when the three competed alongside one another under Millenium, winning both stages of the European Call of Duty World League.

With the trio now reunited and Ben ‘Bance’ Bance rounding out the roster, the Splyce squad boast a phenomenal mixture of raw talent, veteran experience, and a track record of success together. As Call of Duty: WWII approaches, Splyce look set to remain a formidable presence both domestically and internationally.

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Greatest achievement

Selecting a single greatest achievement in Tommey’s career is a difficult task. Domestically speaking, he’s one of the most successful players the region has ever seen, racking up an enormous number of trophies across multiple titles.

If those were to be narrowed down to choose a particularly stand-out moment, it is perhaps Millenium’s victory at the Stage Two Playoffs of the European Call of Duty World League that stands out the most. Playing with two of his recently reunited team mates in Jurd and MadCat, it marked the team’s dominance of the biggest domestic competition of the year, having previously claimed the Stage One trophy.

Unlike his new team-mates, however, the one thing Tommey’s extensive list of accolades lacks is a land-mark international result. With Splyce in the coming year, replicating the team’s Global Pro League success of Infinite Warfare will be the highest priority if Tommey is to meaningfully add to his legacy.

In-game

Tommey originally made his name as a high-impact player, a supremely talented play-maker capable of turning a game on its head single-handedly. He was so valuable in this regard that he earned a unique moniker, “The Game Changer”.

Today, Tommey’s impact on the game generally comes in a slightly different manner. In recent years, Tommey has largely taken a step back from being the star player of his teams, in Infinite Warfare typically playing a more supportive role. It seems likely that this will remain the case for WWII, given the talent that now surrounds him on Splyce.

Tommey’s in-game impact isn’t always limited to his direct actions, however. In his Fnatic squad for Infinite Warfare in particular, Tommey’s presence as a leader was crucial to the success of a team that otherwise largely lacked experience at the highest level. Much as in his role as a player, Tommey’s position as a leader made his greatest impact arguably the ability to elevate his fellow team-mates.

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Public persona

As one of the most veteran and successful players in Europe, it’s no surprise that Tommey has amassed a sizeable following relative to the regional average. While his in-game talent is undoubtedly at the core of his popularity, however, unlike many of Europe’s elite Tommey has actively cultivated a fan-base, being active on social media, streaming regularly and even producing his own line of apparel.

On stage, Tommey exudes the confidence of a champion without straying into arrogance, and combined with an easy-going and humorous attitude outside of the arena it’s little wonder he’s become such a popular and respected figure in European Call of Duty. Tommey is a worthy ambassador for both European Call of Duty and the esport as a whole.

Halo Championship Series London 2017 SCUF Recap!

The HCS London 2017 event was a brilliant example of incredible Halo action taking the action to Europe for some hard-hitting competition. 32 of the best teams across the pond met up at the Gfinity Arena in Fulham to grab their piece of a $25,000 prize pool and the chance to qualify for DreamHack Denver in October.

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Ultimately, the final event came down to two SCUF favorites: Team Infused and Supremacy. While both veteran esports teams were equally matched to one another, in the end, Infused took home a 4-1 victory over their opponents. Will there be a rematch between these rivals in Denver? Only time will tell.

SCUF celebrated the event with the HCS London Giveaway: a chance for one lucky fan to take home a TeamSCUF Infinity1. The winner will be announced today, so keep an eye on SCUF’s Twitter and Facebook for your chance to equip a custom Xbox controller of your own!

The SCUF PAX West 2017 Wrapup!

PAX West is one of the biggest and most popular conventions in the world, and Scuf Gaming was in Seattle to take part in the huge weekend of fun, spectacle, and video gaming excitement. With a sold out crowd and some legendary attendees, it was the perfect opportunity to share the SCUF experience at PAX.

The new and improved SCUF Booth made its premiere with a streaming booth where guests of honor like Ms 5000 Watts, TheMavShow, TripleWreck, RealKraftyy, Luminosity, and Charionna could entertain crowds of fans both online and in person! These guests were also available to sign autographs and share some tips and tricks with the audience.

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The SCUF Booth was also equipped with gaming stations for anyone interested in testing out SCUF’s custom controllers themselves! Set up to play Call of Duty and Destiny, there was no better chance for anyone to see for themselves exactly why Scuf Gaming is the controller of choice for over 90% of all pro gamers. It was amazing to see gamers from all over the country sit down and test these competitive controllers, whether they were fans of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. And when they had tested the innovation of SCUF’s technology for themselves, they could purchase a SCUF IMPACT or SCUF Infinity4PS PRO at a special price available only to PAX attendees.

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PAX West 2017 was another incredible example of the gaming community getting together to celebrate the best that video games have to offer, and Scuf Gaming, as always, was psyched to be a part of it. Between seeing some incredible new games, meeting new members of TeamSCUF, and teaching crowds of people about our competitive controllers, there’s nothing left to do but get excited about PAX West 2018!

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Crimsix Takes Over SCUF HQ!

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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!

Scuf Gaming is Official Professional Gaming Controller Partner of MLG and CWL

Official Professional Gaming Controller Partner of Major League Gaming and the Call of Duty World League, Scuf Gaming, Congratulates OpTic Gaming, As Longtime SCUF Sponsored Team, on Winning 2017 CWL Championship

ATLANTA, GA – August 17, 2017 – Scuf Gaming (SCUF), global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals, is the official professional gaming controller partner of Major League Gaming Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and the Call of Duty World League (CWL), Presented by PlayStation 4, the company announced today. Scuf Gaming has been the official professional gaming controller partner of MLG for the last three years and CWL for the last two.

Over 90% of professional players and teams used SCUF controllers at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation 4 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, August 11-13.  As a primary sponsor at this year’s championship event, SCUF is pleased to congratulate one of our sponsored teams, OpTic Gaming, who were crowned champions of this year’s event. Many of the top players in the league are SCUF sponsored players including OpTic team members; Matt “FormaL” Piper (CWL 2017 MVP & 1st time CWL winner), Ian “Crimsix” Porter (2nd time CWL winner), Seth “Scump” Abner (1st time CWL winner) and Damon “Karma” Barlow (3rd time CWL winner). While SCUF controllers have become the de facto controllers for competitive gamers, they’re also used by a large number of enthusiast gamers.

“It’s been a long road to champs and there’s no better feeling than to finally claim the title. We are very grateful for all of our fans in the green wall and to partners like Scuf Gaming who have supported OpTic across multiple years,” said Hector Rodriguez, Owner and CEO, OpTic Gaming.

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Since its inception, SCUF has been a key part of the Call of Duty (COD) ecosystem, from professional players and teams, to leagues and enthusiasts. By inventing and patenting new technology and functionality (over 30 granted patents), SCUF controllers enable players to utilize more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way, while potentially increasing performance. Scuf Gaming created a new market space in 2011 for professional gaming controllers and have continued to be an authentic and natural fit for MLG and Activision’s CWL.

Kevin Flynn, Director, Call of Duty Esports, “We see our collaboration with Scuf Gaming as a natural fit and great opportunity to continue to push esports forward. We have consistently seen many CWL players and teams rely on their SCUF controllers in the heat of battle. We’re excited to continue our partnership.”

A SCUF controller is designed to make a significant difference when playing competitively. The paddle control system on the back of the controller allows players to perform advanced moves like jumping, crouching, melee or reloading while keeping their thumbs on the thumbsticks. The trigger control system saves game-changing milliseconds when aiming and shooting. The interchangeable thumbstick control area and the SCUF military grade grip improve comfort and accuracy and like every SCUF innovation, they are fully customizable to match every individual’s style.

To support the lead-up to the finals, SCUF launched the #OurTimeIsNow campaign celebrating Call of Duty’s biggest esports event of the year. Esports enthusiasts and fans got in on the action by posting their own #OurTimeIsNow images on social media from the SCUF booth. SCUF fans also had the opportunity to meet SCUF sponsored teams at the SCUF signing booth throughout the weekend.

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Facebook: facebook.com/ScufGaming

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Snapchat: snapchat.com/add/scufgamingusa

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming said, “We are excited to see the continued growth of the competitive community and for SCUF to be such an integral part of its success. The passion of gamers from hobby enthusiasts to elite professional players is evidence that Esports is here to stay.”

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides tactical gear for elite gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and competitive gaming controllers for console and PC, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 30 granted patents, and another 65 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and interchangeable thumbstick control area.  For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit www.scufgaming.com.

The CoD Champs Recap!

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The Curse Is Over!

After five days of blistering action and stunning gameplay, OpTic Gaming finally took home their first Call of Duty World Championship! After defeating 2016 Champions EnVyUs in two best of five series, OpTic now has essentially every award under their collective belts, including Karma’s unprecedented 3 rings.

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The action on the stage was hard to take your eyes off of, but the excitement didn’t stop there. The SCUF Booth was alive with signings, new controllers, and giveaways throughout the week.

The SCUF MLG 2.0 Controller

The SCUF MLG 2.0 was also released last week. Celebrating Major League Gaming and everything that it’s done to increase the viewership and popularity of esports, the MLG 2.0 sports the stylish red, white, and blue of the pro gaming organization that shares its name, complete with their logo prominently displayed on the left handle. Available for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, this is a must have item for esports fans of every stripe.

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Time At The Signing Booth

The SCUF signing booth was on fire with the greatest players of all time signing controllers, jerseys, and just about everything else! Their fans truly matter, and every team that came to the table made sure to let them know it.

Teams like OpTic, FaZe, eUnited, and Splyce all made appearances at the signing booth, taking photos and making quality memories for the fans.

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Our Time Is Now

In addition to spending time with the pros, fans got a chance to have their pictures taken at the Our Time Is Now booth. There they posed with brand new SCUF designs and took on the look of some of esports greatest players during the Our Time Is Now campaign.

Overall, the 2017 Call of Duty Championships was one for the history books! Now, with CoD: WW2 on its way, TeamSCUF is expecting a whole new year of excitement, tense plays, and incredible gaming.

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SCUF’s Dreamhack Wrapup!

Dreamhack Atlanta 2017 made for an amazing weekend. With a nail-biting Halo finale that saw Splyce defeat OpTic, this was a weekend of great gaming, brilliant personalities, and enough excitement to keep everyone talking. SCUF was there to join in, and not an hour went by without something great to see and do.

The SCUF Booth was a popular destination, with pro gamers such as Ninja, Luminosity, and SoaR Gaming visiting to talk about the new SCUF IMPACT. The EnVyUs Rocket League team came by to discuss the benefits of using a SCUF with the best car/soccer hybrid ever made, and what better way to end the weekend than with a performance by Waka Flocka Flame? Dreamhack 2017 was an amazing weekend, and SCUF can’t wait to come by again next year!

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Scuf Gaming’s GuardianCon Wrapup!

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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!

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