Scuf Gaming Licenses Its Technology to Microsoft and Becomes Official and Exclusive Xbox 3rd Party Controller Partner for Professional Gaming

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.

 

SCUF Infinity1 – The Wait is Over – Now Available to Order!

PRESS RELEASE: August 13, 2015 – There has been heightened anticipation from the professional and elite gaming communities since Scuf Gaming announced the launch of its SCUF Infinity1 in early June, just prior to the E3 Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Today, Scuf Gaming has officially begun selling the SCUF Infinity1, for use on Xbox One and PC, designed to offer infinite levels of customization so gamers can fully interchange key areas of function, feature and design and all on the fly.

Five years after creating a new market space for professional customized controllers, SCUF controllers are now used by over 90% of the top professional gamers in the World, which is testimony to their quality build and innovation.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, says, “Since 2010 we have innovated to provide hard core gamers with a better controller experience through the addition of several key functions and features. From our earliest days of inventing paddles and adjustable hair trigger/stop mechanisms, to our more recent EMR technology and new paddle control system; every part of a SCUF is about improving performance and increasing hand use and comfort. Our ethos is underpinned by our commitment to reinvesting a substantial chunk of our revenue into research and development to ensure we lead the way and provide a more intuitive and comfortable experience for our community to enjoy video games. Our most recent major project, which started in early 2014, was Project Infinity1. During the research and design phase, we focused on the key areas of a controller which undergo the most wear and tear, and our goal was to make the controller fully modular to empower the gamer to replace features like thumbsticks, paddles, dpad and grips; and all on the fly. With so many color options, design features and new functionality; we’re confident our customers are going to love the new SCUF Infinity1.”

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SCUF Infinity1 offers several patented and patent pending features including:

NEW SCUF Infinity1 Paddle Control System
• Fully modular and interchangeable with no screws
• New heights and shapes
• The gamer can choose to play with 0,1, 2, 3 or 4 SCUF paddles and change them on the fly

NEW AXE Infinity1 Paddles
• Paddles have a larger surface area for more activation points
• Great for all hand sizes, especially good for smaller hands
• Compatible with Astro® and Turtle Beach® headset adaptors

Infinity AXE paddles

NEW Interchangeable Thumbstick Control Area
• Change thumbsticks in seconds without removing any screws
• SCUF Thumbsticks come in 3 different lengths (regular, medium and long) domed and concave styles in 5 color options including Black, White, Green, Red and Blue

NEW SCUF Infinity1 Rings
• Rings come in 8 color options including Black, White, Gray, Red, Green, Blue, Orange and Pink
• Fully removable
• High grade self-lubricating materials provide a pro-grade finish to rings

NEW SCUF Infinity1 Pro Edition Switches
• Layered gold on circuits and new switches for increased actuation life
• Improved haptic feedback

SCUF Pro Grip Handles with Adjustable Hair Trigger + Trigger Stop Mechanism
• 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

Design
• SCUF Infinity1 enables YOU to express yourself on the fly, anytime – no limits

SCUF Infinity1 Accessories
• SCUF offers Infinity1 and Xbox One compatible accessories including Thumbstick Replacement kits in 3 different lengths (regular, medium and long) domed and concave styles in 5 color options, Infinity1 Ring & Lock kits in 8 colors, AXE Paddle Replacement kits, SCUF Pro Grip Handles with Adjustable Hair Trigger Grips + Trigger Stop Mechanism to externally tune triggers, SCUF Protection Cases, Charging Cables and GamerGrip Total Grip Solution.

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SCUF Infinity1 pricing starts at $119.95. During the Pre-Sale period of August 13 – 31, customers will receive a Free Gift of their choice of a domed or concave Thumbstick kit with a bonus SCUF Infinity1 Wristband.

Click here to Pre-Order your SCUF Infinity1.

SCUF Announces New PRO Edition Paddle Control System for SCUF 4PS

PRESS RELEASE: July 2015 – Scuf Gaming continues to innovate with the launch of the new SCUF 4PS PRO edition paddle control system. Since inventing and patenting the paddle control system over 4 years ago, Scuf Gaming has redefined the way gamers use their controller in a more natural and intuitive way, with paddle play now becoming the determining factor for elite gamers. SCUF 4PS PRO paddles mimic the allocated face buttons so gamers can keep their thumbs on the thumbsticks while using the back paddles with their middle fingers to perform advanced moves with increased dexterity.

The SCUF 4PS PRO edition paddle control system has been re-engineered to ensure the paddles are easier to reach on the SCUF 4PS and are great for all hand sizes. Grip and grooves have been added to the end of the paddles to provide a secure grip for fingertips. The PRO edition switches are layered with gold on the circuits to provide an increased actuation life. And, there’s an overall improved haptic feedback on the SCUF 4PS controller. The SCUF 4PS for PlayStation 4 is feature rich and robust, just what’s expected from a SCUF controller.

4PS Pro Edition Paddles custom Playstation controller

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, “At SCUF, we’re proud of the investment we’ve made in the eSports community and will continue to lead the market in innovation and ergonomics. We’ve done extensive research and development to create the new SCUF 4PS PRO edition paddle control system and we’re certain that gamers are going to love the new paddles. They feel great, are easier to reach no matter what your hand size may be and are backwards compatible. We’re excited for the upcoming season as PlayStation moves more competitively into eSports with Call of Duty: Black Ops III and feel the PRO paddles will   take the game to a whole new level.”

SCUF 4PS controllers start at $119.95. For more information, please visit scufgaming.com.

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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.

SCUF Infinity1 – Your SCUF, Your Way

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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

Design
• 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.

ESWC Recap, #TeamSCUF

May 2nd – 3rd marked the Electronic World Sports Cup (EWSC) tournament at the Zenith Concert Hall in Paris, France. This was the first major tournament since the Call of Duty Championship in March and many teams were attempting to overtake Denial, the current World Champs. Representing #TeamSCUF were OpTic Gaming, Denial, FaZe France and Epsilon. Ultimately the top three were OpTic, Denial and Team Revenge with Denial and Revenge facing off in the Semi Finals.

At the start, it seemed Denial would sweep Revenge 3-0, considering their dominating performance in the first two games, but Revenge managed to push Denial to a Game 5. The final game, S&D on Recovery, was 5-2 in Revenge’s favor. Denial managed a massive rally and pushed to round 11 where they defeated Revenge to enormous cheers and applause from the crowd.

Denial’s win over Revenge placed them against OpTic Gaming for the Final.  And, OpTic were eager for redemption after their 7th place finish at the Call of Duty Championships. The crowd in Paris had been jubilant all weekend, but the cheers for the final two teams as they walked on stage trumped them all. Game 1, Hardpoint on Solar, was even-paced for some time, but OpTic’s Crimsix started slaying and was able to push OpTic to a decisive 250-100 victory. Games 2 and 3 were much closer and went to OpTic and Denial respectively; with Denial pulling off an incredible comeback to win 13-11 with less than a minute to go. Game 4 was a battle for control, CTF on Retreat, with Denial taking an early lead. The play shifted in favor of OpTic halfway through the match.  OpTic ran with it, not allowing Denial room to re-organize and took Game 4 and the tournament to thunderous cheering from the spectators.

This victory gave Crimsix his 3rd ESWC title and gave OpTic Gaming Call of Duty bragging rights once again.

ESWC Optic + Denial

Want to play like your favorite #TeamSCUF teams? Check out the SCUF ONE Controller page HERE and the SCUF 4PS Page HERE and start configuring your very own Custom SCUF Controller now!

 

Scuf Gaming partners with ESWC

Scuf Gaming partners with ESWC – Friday 1st of May 2015

As the eSports community continues to grow in Europe and France, Scuf Gaming has signed a new partnership with the largest French competition organizer, Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC), to continue their support of European gaming. For 12 years, the ESWC has brought together over 100 different nations and brought the excitement of the eSports community to more than 500,000 spectators.

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ESWC tournament in Zenith, a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare event, will take place the weekend of May 2-3 in Paris, France with the World’s eight best teams competing. Scuf Gaming will reveal the official SCUF ONE ESWC controller at this event.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming said, “We are delighted to become the official controller partner for ESWC and to extend our support to the European and French competitive scene. ESWC’s tournament in Zenith is set to be one of the biggest events in Europe this year. We’re looking forward to a great partnership and the launch of the SCUF ONE ESWC.”

Julien Brochet, ESWC Director said, “ESWC’s goals are extremely similar to Scuf Gaming’s as both companies strive to provide gamers all around the world with the best experience possible. While we turn gaming events into real shows, Scuf Gaming has created innovative features, which transform controllers into competitive pieces of hardware, and we’re very happy to partner with them.  We’re sure our fans are going to love the ESWC SCUF ONE!”

 

About ESWC

The Electronic Sports World Cup is a worldwide competition of video games, designed as live shows, which start locally with national qualifying and end with the World Final. The ESWC is an independent and innovative organization representing gamers and online communities. ESWC unites organizations all over the world; all committed to seeing video game champions as genuine athletes and pioneers of their generation.

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 offers 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 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.

 

Take Control of your Triggers to Win More

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR TRIGGERS:
IMPROVE ACCURACY & REDUCE LATENCY TO WIN MORE WITH SCUF’S TRIGGER & STOP MECHANISM

PRESS RELEASE: April 23, 2015 – Today SCUF releases the second of six segments on SCUFOLOGY – Adjustable Hair Trigger & Stop Mechanism + Trigger Extenders; providing improved accuracy and reduced trigger latency when using the gun.

After inventing and patenting the Adjustable Hair Trigger and Stop Mechanism for gaming controllers 4 years ago, SCUF have significantly improved gaming performance. With the objective of reducing trigger and hand movement, SCUF invented these features. 1.) Adjustable Hair Trigger can be self adjusted using a SCUF Key to reduce the trigger swing before the trigger is pulled. 2.) Trigger Stop Mechanism minimizes the distance the trigger has to travel before springing back to a neutral position on the controller. The Trigger Stop Mechanism is most beneficial when using guns in shooter games offering a noticeably faster reaction time, which is crucial during gunfights.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, says, “Our vision was to create features and functions that would become an integral part of controllers for elite gamers. Our patented Adjustable Trigger & Trigger Stop Mechanism has changed the way gamers play shooters; making them more competitive by improving their accuracy and allowing gamers to get more shots off during gameplay. We innovate to create competition legal features endorsed by professional gaming leagues to offer the best competitive gaming experience.”

Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, Denial eSports (2015 Call of Duty® Champions) says, “Trigger stops are one of the most important, if not the most important, part of the controller. Being able to shoot as fast as possible is a huge factor and can decide whether you win or lose a game.”

SCUF FPS Adjustable Trigger & Pro Grip – Home Combo Kit

Scuf Gaming wanted gamers to benefit from our technology so; gamers with any budget can now afford the SCUF Trigger and Grip features. The trigger grips are adjustable using a SCUF Key, allowing the gamer to externally tune their triggers to their desired distance, based on the game type; adjusting the sensitivity and height of the triggers so the gamer knows exactly when a weapon will fire. The SCUF FPS Adjustable Trigger Grips are self-fitted and easy to swap out with SCUF’s Pro Grip handles. The Pro Grip handles are great for gamers who may wish to change to racing or sports games, where a full range of trigger motion may be required. SCUF FPS Adjustable Trigger & Pro Grip Combo Kits are SCUF ONE and Xbox One compatible and available for purchase at $24.95 on scufgaming.com and select e-tailers/retailers.

SCUF 4PS FANGS – Self-Fitted Trigger Extenders for PlayStation 4

SCUF 4PS Trigger Extenders were designed to lengthen the trigger, which helps improve trigger sensitivity and accuracy! They’re great for all hand sizes; especially for larger hands as they extend the parameters of a stock PlayStation 4 controller. The trigger extenders clip easily on and off any SCUF 4PS or PS4 controller and they also have grip and grooves for your fingers, providing additional comfort and grip. SCUF 4PS FANGS Trigger Extenders are available for purchase at $9.95 on scufgaming.com and select e-tailers/retailers.

Scuf Gaming offers custom controllers and accessories for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. All SCUF controllers offer 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 Triggers, check out our feature page: Trigger Control and SCUF’s social media campaign on twitter: @ScufGaming #TriggerControl.

In the next segment we’ll talk about SCUFOLOGY– SCUF Thumbsticks – 6 sizes – why length, shape and feel matter. 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® 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 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.

$1M Road to Champs: SCUFOLOGY Series on how Scuf Gaming Created a New Market Space

PRESS RELEASE: March 2015 – With the $1M COD finals less than 2 weeks away; Scuf Gaming® will be releasing a series of 6 segments, which takes a closer look at how competitive gaming has significantly grown over the past four years and the part SCUF® plays in its progression as an eSport. Having created a new market segment for customized professional/ hardcore gaming controllers, SCUF will cover the history of how they redefined the way gamers use controllers and the company’s investment in educating gamers to use more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way. Four years on and now more than 90% of the top professional gamers in ‘Shooters’ use a SCUF Controller.

SCUF is the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, including MLG, ESL, UMG, EGL and Gfinity; and is heavily invested in supporting the growth of eSports. SCUF help gamers compete at an elite level and are affiliated with a large majority of the world’s top professional gamers and YouTubers. The SCUFOLOGY series will cover 6 segments, which encompass the main functional areas of SCUF Controllers:

 

Series Segments

1/6 – SCUFOLOGY – Why Paddles Make You A Better Gamer – hand safety, increased dexterity and improved gameplay + don’t forget EMR!

2/6 – SCUFOLOGY – Adjustable hair trigger and trigger stop mechanism + trigger extenders – improved accuracy and reduced trigger latency when using the gun

3/6 – SCUFOLOGY – SCUF Thumbsticks – 6 sizes – why length, shape and feel matter

4/6 – SCUFOLOGY – Get a Grip – Military grade hand crafted grip finishes & add on Grip handles for controllers

5/6 – SCUFOLOGY – SCUF Control Disc (d-Pad) – more control for all games and fully removable

6/6 – SCUFOLOGY – Design & Comfort – Full customization & finishes to express yourself

Since inventing and patenting the paddle control system over 4 years ago, Scuf Gaming has redefined the way gamers use their controller in a more natural and intuitive way, with paddle play now becoming the determining factor for elite gamers. SCUF controllers improve performance by increasing the use of your hand, by up to 100%. Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent subsidiary) has already been issued 7 patents with another 28 pending, protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. By using up to 4 control functions on the underside of your controller, gamers are able to improve their hand movement and perform more advanced moves, with increased dexterity. Couple this with the adjustable hair trigger & stop mechanism and other SCUF features and it becomes obvious why over 90% of the world’s top pro gamers trust SCUF.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, “Since our humble beginnings in early 2011, we have become a global innovator and leader in eSports and tactical gaming equipment. With operations and production in North America and Europe, we employ over 150 people and invest millions of dollars into research and development. We have been a huge supporter of the eSports world and pride ourselves on innovating and supporting top tier gamers. While we are best known in competitive eSports, SCUF controllers are widely used by disabled gamers who benefit from the paddle control system on the back of the controller. Most recently we have been asked to talk about all the features of a SCUF so it seemed appropriate to release a series on SCUFOLOGY to talk further about what we’ve created and why! With the $1M COD Championship fast approaching, we’re very excited to see the best of the best competing in LA on 27th – 29th March. We’ll be there to cheer on all our sponsored teams who will be competing in the finals.”

“During the series, we will discuss the ethos behind SCUFOLOGY and how we have defined a new market space; explaining topics such as why our trigger mechanisms have become so key for use in shooter games and why our paddle control system has become de-facto. Our objective is to always offer gamers an improved gaming experience, from reduced latency to increased dexterity, from comfort and grip to design, we strive to create intuitive and ergonomic experiences.  As a final note, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners, employees and customers who have made it possible for SCUF to get to where we are today!”

Scuf Gaming offers custom controllers and accessories for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. For additional information, please visit scufgaming.com.

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 Gaming Announces Partnership with ESL and the GO4 Tournament Series

PRESS RELEASE: February 2015 – Scuf Gaming is pleased to announce our partnership with ESL, the world’s largest esports company.  The Go4 Tournament Series will highlight this new partnership, which is ESL’s premier competition where teams and players of all skill levels compete on a weekly basis. Entry is free and cash prize money will be available with almost all esports titles having their own Go4 Cups.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming, says, “As lead sponsor of ESL’s Go4 Tournament Series, we’re thrilled to launch our partnership with the ESL community.  As the market leader in elite console gaming, SCUF’s features and functions help a gamer improve and it’s been very humbling to see the global gaming community so enthusiastically embrace our products. We’re looking forward to seeing who comes out on top in the Go4 Cups competitions.”

David Hiltscher, VP of gaming communities at ESL, said of the new partnership,“The cultivation of grassroots esports communities is very important to ESL, and as such we are incredibly happy to have the chance to offer even more tournaments to ambitious up-and-coming players in a variety of games in cooperating with Scuf Gaming.”

Scuf Gaming is set to release the SCUF ONE ESL in February. The SCUF ONE combines the familiarity of the XBOX ONE controller with even more unique features that SCUF have become so well known for. Every aspect of the SCUF ONE is designed to increase hand use, improve comfort and reduce latency in an intuitive and ergonomic way. The SCUF ONE ESL base price will start at $159.95, £119.99, €159.99 and will be available in early February.

ABOUT ESL

ESL is the world’s largest esports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esports’ ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint. www.eslgaming.com

ABOUT SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming provides “Tactical Gear For Elite Gamers” and is trusted by over 85% of Pro-Gamers. Entering the market in 2010, SCUF is leading the field in the professional gaming controller market and has become the de facto professional controller. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 6 granted patents, and another 28 pending to include back paddles, adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, EMR, military grade SCUF grip and various thumbstick lengths in both domed and concave styles. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at major competitions and Scuf Gaming partners with many Pro Gaming Leagues to include MLG, ESL, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex and UMG. Scuf Gaming also sells a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

Please visit www.ScufGaming.com for more information.