Team SCUF Spotlight: FIFA Gamers (June 2019)

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Meet NepentheZ, Spencer FC, AA9Skillz, & MSdossary

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


NepentheZ

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

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

Give Nepenthez a follow here:

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

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Fortnite E3 Summer Fun: Prop Hunt and Stranger Things

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FIFA 20

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

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

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

 

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Scuf Gaming Intellectual Property Central To The Future Of Performance Controllers

131 Granted & Pending Patents Complement Almost a Decade of Gaming Innovation

ATLANTA, June 7, 2019 — Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, through its patent subsidiary Ironburg Inventions, has expanded its global patent footprint with additional patents in Europe.

With 77 granted patents and 54 pending patent applications, Scuf Gaming expands its global coverage for Back Control Functions, Trigger Control System, Thumbstick Control Area and side-mounted configurable Sax™ buttons (S1 and S2). Scuf Gaming is well-known for creating the category of performance controllers, designing and manufacturing its own controllers as well as licensing its IP to several companies, including Microsoft for the creation of the Xbox Elite Wireless controller.

“Patents take an extremely long time to be granted, sometimes as long as 5 years, so it is gratifying to see the recent acceleration of granted applications to protect our innovations,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and co-founder of Scuf Gaming. “As a young innovative company, our IP is a core differentiator that allows us to protect our investment and continue to push the boundaries of the next generation of gaming controllers.”

SCUF’s patented innovations have benefitted hundreds of thousands of gamers, professional and casual, improving performance, comfort, and customization by enabling users to use more of their hands in a safe and ergonomic way. SCUF features have now become required functionality for esports professionals and competitive gamers.

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 77 granted patents, and another 54 pending applications, focusing on four key areas of a controller: the back control functions and handles, the trigger control mechanisms, the thumbstick control area and the side-mounted configurable SaxTM button placements.

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

Player Profile Mini Series: Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat, Team EnVyUs

Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring SlasheR from Team EnVyUs!

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Real Name – Austin Michael Liddicoat 
Gamer Tag – SlasheR
Current Team – Team EnVyUs
Hometown – Suisin City, CA
How long you have been gaming? – I’ve been gaming for 10+ years casually, competitively though I’d say around 3 years.
If you could be any video game character who would you be? – If I could be any video game character I would probably be James Bond because the 007 game on Nintendo64 was what got me hooked on gaming and who wouldn’t wanna be James Bond…
Favorite childhood game? – Probably Halo 2
What’s the last TV show that you binge watched? – Spartacus: Blood and Sand
What is your Guilty Pleasure? – Can’t think of one.
Who is your Celebrity Crush? – Margot Robbie.
Favorite Comfort Food? – Molten lava cakes.
What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? – Lying.
Do you have any weird phobias? – Spiders. I hate spiders.
Do you have any weird habits? – I have a bad habit of biting my fingernails.
Fun Fact? – I’m currently studying Robotic Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Congrats to the newest Call of Duty World Champions: Team EnVyUs!

After an intense weekend of pro-gaming, Call of Duty XP has finally drawn to a close with Team EnVyUs winning their first Championship and Team Captain JKap winning his second ring in the process. This was after a final series against Splyce, who made history as the first European team to make it to the final game in the history of CoD Championships.

Overall, it was always going to be a brilliant finish.

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Team SCUF was thrilled to be a part of CoD XP this year, and even more amazed at the true A-games that our affiliates brought to the table. Congratulations to all of our sponsored teams and affiliates: this was truly one of the most exciting years in eSports history thanks to all of your hard work and explosive talent.

After all the surprises and incredible plays we just experienced, we can’t even begin to imagine what we have to look forward to in the future!

Be sure to heads on over to Twitter to follow both Team EnVyUs and the Call of Duty World League.

Also, check out the official Team EnVyUs Infinity series for both Xbox One and Playstation: the true controller of champions!

Player Profile Mini Series: Benjamin “Bance” Bance, Splyce

We’re prepping for CoD XP by asking the pros a series of questions. Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring Bance from Splyce!

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Real Name – Benjamin Jack Bance
Gamer Tag – Bance or BanceyCastle
Current Team – Splyce
Hometown – Plymouth (UK)
How long you have been gaming? – I have been gaming for most of my life but it’s mainly been a hobby until this year.  
Favorite childhood game? – Too many to choose from but it has to be either Crash Bandicoot, Simpsons Hit and Run or Star Wars Battlefront
What’s the last TV show that you binge watched? – The 100
What is your Guilty Pleasure? – Love a bit of Justin Bieber
Favorite Comfort Food? – DOMINOS PIZZA
What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? – Leaving my door open when walking out.
Do you have any weird habits? – Always have to keep a part of my body moving – mainly shaking my legs to the point where I don’t notice I do it.
Fun Fact? – This is only my second year competing and will be my first COD championships this September.

Player Profile Mini Series: Matthew “FormaL” Piper, OpTic Gaming

We’re prepping for CoD XP by asking the pros a series of questions. Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring FormaL from OpTic Gaming!

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Real Name: Matthew Piper
Gamer Tag: FormaL
Current Team: OpTic Gaming
Hometown: Orange County, CA
How long you have been gaming?: 14 years casually, 6 years professionally
If you could be any video game character who would you be?: Sonic the Hedgehog
Favorite childhood game?: Pokemon
What’s the last TV show that you binge watched?: Vampire Diaries (lol)
What is your Guilty Pleasure?: Reese’s Sticks
Who is your Celebrity Crush?: @LISSAYEEE
Favorite Comfort Food?: Mac N Cheese
What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Immature gamers
Do you have any weird phobias? Spiders
Do you have any weird habits? No weird habits
Fun Fact? There’s nothing fun about me.

Player Profile Mini Series: Matthew “FormaL” Piper, Epsilon eSports

We’re prepping for CoD XP by asking the pros a series of questions. Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring Reedy from Epsilon eSports!

Real Name: Matthew Piper
Gamer Tag: FormaL
Current Team: OpTic Gaming
Hometown: Orange County, CA
How long you have been gaming?: 14 years casually, 6 years professionally
If you could be any video game character who would you be?: Sonic the Hedgehog
Favorite childhood game?: Pokemon
What’s the last TV show that you binge watched?: Vampire Diaries (lol)
What is your Guilty Pleasure?: Reese’s Sticks
Who is your Celebrity Crush?: @LISSAYEEE
Favorite Comfort Food?: Mac n Cheese
What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Immature gamers
Do you have any weird phobias? Spiders
Do you have any weird habits? No weird habits
Fun Fact? There’s nothing fun about me.

Player Profile Mini Series: Jordan “Reedy” Reed, Epsilon eSports

We’re prepping for CoD XP by asking the pros a series of questions. Get to know your favorite Pro Player just a little bit more with our Player Profile Mini Series. Today, we’re featuring Reedy from Epsilon eSports!

Real Name: Jordan Reed
Gamer Tag: Reedy
Current Team: Epsilon eSports
Hometown: London
How long you have been gaming?: Best part of 10 years
If you could be any video game character who would you be?:Snake From MGS
Favorite childhood game?: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
What’s the last TV show that you binge watched?: Game of Thrones
What is your Guilty Pleasure?: Justin Bieber
Who is your Celebrity Crush?: Cara Delevingne
Favorite Comfort Food?: Chocolate
What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Annoying drunk people
Do you have any weird phobias? I’m scared of snakes
Do you have any weird habits? I play far too much Call of Duty
Fun Fact? I have a tattoo of 1905 (Chelsea FC won the Champions League for the 1st time on the 19th of may and we was founded in 1905)