Scuf Gaming Continues to Concrete Its Controller Innovation Position After Being Issued Two Further Utility Patents

PRESS RELEASE: May 4, 2016 – Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent Subsidiary) has been issued two (2) additional Gaming Controller Utility Patents by the USPTO taking its patent count to twenty (20) issued patents; the first Utility Patent No 9,308,450 B2, which relates to a game controller for controlling video games or other electronic interactive system, having an adjustable trigger system for calibration or customized control of trigger action, named and referred to as Adjustable Hair Trigger, and the second Utility Patent No. 9,308,451 B2 which independently relates to a game controller for controlling video games or other interactive systems, having a stopping block to limit the actuator movement of the trigger body, named and referred to as Adjustable Trigger Stop by Scuf Gaming who is commonly known for their innovative trigger and paddle technology in the gaming industry.

patent_ribbonCEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming, Duncan Ironmonger says, “We’re extremely pleased to be granted two additional utility patents around our evolving trigger functionality. From the early versions of our adjustable hair triggers and trigger stops five years ago, to the modern day sophistication of our new triggers that are releasing tomorrow with the launch of a new SCUF, we truly have some enviable IP that will help us protect our continual investment and differentiated innovation.”

Over the past five years, Scuf Gaming have been issued over 20 patents with another 39 pending. In October 2015, Scuf Gaming (together with its parent subsidiary, Ironburg Inventions, Ltd) signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corporation, providing Microsoft rights to use SCUF’s intellectual property to create the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

For additional information please visit scufgaming.com.

About Scuf Gaming:
Scuf Gaming® is a Global Leader and Innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers where more than 90% of the world’s top professional gamers in shooters use a SCUF. 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 to professional and hardcore gamers who are looking for that edge and 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 20 granted patents, and another 39 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. Scuf Gaming is the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, CWL, 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 GRANTED YET ANOTHER GAME CHANGING UTILITY PATENT

PRESS RELEASE: April 8, 2016 – Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (the “Invention/ Patent subsidiary”) has been issued yet another very important Gaming Controller Utility Patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,289,688 by the USPTO, which relates to enabling the user to employ the middle and little fingers of the hand to control Triangular Cross-sectional functions of the reverse of a controller. Included in the patent are conduits for lateral support of elongated back functions (eg paddles or flippers) and also a locking mechanism and switch mechanism to the rear panel.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming/ Ironburg Inventions says, “Over the last 5 years we have created a new market space for Pro & Hardcore Gaming controllers adding 5 unique functions to previous generations of controllers. We have invested over 10 million dollars into research and development and educating the Gaming World on safe ergonomic use of input devices at the top level. Of the 5 unique features we offer, the back functionality is the most important because it unlocks the previously redundant underside of the controller enabling increased hand-use. We have previously been granted 17 patents so obtaining another key utility patent is gratifying and symbolic of our ongoing innovation. Our mission is to continually advance the way gamers use input devices and rethink normal. By evolving and improving the gamer’s dexterity and experience, we are committed to the growth and enjoyment of eSports. Protecting what we create is essential to our continued growth and ability to innovate and further invest.”

Scuf Gaming (through Ironburg) has filed over 59 patents of which 18 have already been granted. Last year, Scuf Gaming licensed their Intellectual Property to Microsoft for use on the Microsoft Xbox Elite Controller. Scuf Gaming invented and filed patents for several key features on a professional customizable controller to include back control functions, paddles, adjustable hair trigger and trigger stop mechanisms, EMR (Electro-magnetic Remapping), removable thumbsticks, Dpad and Infinity rings, ergonomic SCUF Grip handles and much more.

Ironmonger concludes, “In the early days we had to spend time convincing gamers that SCUF controllers made sense, most recently over 90% of Professional Gamers rely on SCUF in competition. We employ over 180 people in USA and Europe so the ability to protect our investment through issued patents is both gratifying and comforting, especially given the market shift to SCUF like controllers as people catch on.”

patent_ribbonAbout Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming® is a Global Leader and Innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers where more than 90% of the world’s top professional gamers in shooters use a SCUF. 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 to professional and hardcore gamers who are looking for that edge and 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 18 granted patents, and another 41 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. Scuf Gaming is 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.

Announcing the Avenged SCUF Infinity1

Scuf Gaming continues its partnership with American rock band, Avenged Sevenfold, releasing the limited edition SCUF Avenged Infinity1 controller for Xbox One.  The limited edition SCUF Avenged Infinity1 has a repeating print of the band’s logo on the front shell, the band’s Death Bat logo on the guide button and SCUF Avenged Infinity1 removable paddles on the reverse of the controller.  With its cool modular design, the Avenged Infinity1 allows the gamer to change thumbsticks, paddles, dpad and grips in seconds.  This controller is an exciting new addition to the SCUF Avenged Series.

SCUF Avenged controllers are hand crafted, unique and come with an authentication certificate with signatures of Avenged band members. The band’s lead vocalist, M. Shadows, is an avid Call Of Duty® gamer and fell in love with SCUF controllers when he began using them in early 2012.

M. Shadows says, “The band is excited to continue our partnership with SCUF. The response to the SCUF Avenged controllers has been amazing over the past few years! As an avid gamer myself, I continue to improve because I’m using what the pros use, a SCUF, and I’m thrilled that we can now share the Avenged Infinity1 with our fans. It’s a dope controller!”

View the SCUF Avenged Series controllers here.

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SCUF Infinity1 Controllers Featured at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards® Gift Lounge

ATLANTA, Georgia ­ February 10, 2016 – Scuf Gaming is delighted to be featured in the official talent gift bags and backstage gift lounge for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Legendary presenters and performers of this year’s show include Adele, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Diplo, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and 5-time host LL COOL J. The GRAMMY® Gift Lounge has become one of the most acclaimed gift events in the world.

Scuf Gaming will gift its SCUF Infinity1 controllers and accessories to presenters and performers of the GRAMMY Awards. SCUF will also host a gaming area for talent to try their hand at gaming with a SCUF, ‘the pros’ choice,’ as preferred by over 90% of professional gamers.

The GRAMMY Gift Lounge will be open to presenters and performers during three full days of rehearsals at STAPLES Center. Music’s Biggest Night® will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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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 offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to 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 42 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.

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About The Recording Academy®
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

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

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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.
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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.

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.

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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!