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Call of Duy PlayStation 4 ControllerATLANTA, October 11, 2018 — Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has released the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 limited edition SCUF PlayStation 4 controller, a specially-designed wireless SCUF Vantage.

With 15 unique and customizable features designed to personalize gameplay, the SCUF Vantage Black Ops 4 boasts an exclusive design and branding on its faceplate – including orange rings around the thumbsticks, the iconic four-striped orange Black Ops emblem, and a matte finish with renderings of the franchise’s popular specialists in action.

“Back in 2011, we created the SCUF controller primarily for use with Call of Duty. Since then, we’ve built the company on grassroots engagement with fans and pros alike, which is why today over 90% of pros use SCUF controllers. Continuing our support of Call of Duty is a major milestone for the company, and there will be a lot more to come from this collaboration,” said SCUF Gaming Founder and CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “The SCUF Vantage’s features tie up really well with Black Ops 4. We’re very excited to see how the Call of Duty community uses some of the new controller features in gameplay, like the Sax buttons in the new Blackout mode.”

Each SCUF Vantage comes equipped with a suite of configurable components, including the paddle control system, unique side-mounted Sax buttons, advanced audio touch bar controls, a quick-access remapping switch, customizable thumbsticks, hair trigger, trigger stops and extenders, choice of D-pads, and an interchangeable magnetic faceplate, all designed to increase hand use and deliver a measurable performance increase.

Now gamers seeking a performance controller can enjoy a wide range of customization options that optimize comfort and gameplay performance, delivering both precision and flexibility for a variety of playstyles.

The limited edition SCUF Vantage Black Ops 4 is exclusively available for $229.95 USD at https://scufgaming.com/call-of-duty.
Gotaga and Prime SCUF Gaming House

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

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

SCUF French Gaming House

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

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

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

Gotaga PS4 Controller

Buy the new Gotaga SCUF controller here

About Gotaga

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

About Prime

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

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National Video Game Day

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






Fortnite

 




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

Alex M.







Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

 



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

Brendan L.







Bloodborne 

 




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

Gavin B.






Call of Duty: Black Ops

 




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

Gibram H.






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

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




BATTLEFIELD V


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

Alex M.




DEVIL MAY CRY 5


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

Nikolas C.




SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE


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

Adam T.




WORLD WAR Z


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

Avelyn S.




STELLARIS


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

Gavin B.




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

Let us know on Twitter about the games you’re most excited for:
http://www.twitter.com/scufgaming
 

SCUF Vantage Custom Controller for PS4

Officially licensed controller introduces new Sax buttons, removable magnetic faceplate, audio touch bar, and removable vibration modules to offer the purest connection between player and game

Atlanta, May 22, 2018 --- Since first arriving on the scene in 2011, Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, has radically changed the way controllers are used. Now pushing its vision a step further, Scuf Gaming introduces a controller meticulously designed for superior performance and comfort: the SCUF Vantage for the PlayStation®4 (PS4TM) system. This new officially licensed controller for the PS4 is built from the ground up, incorporating SCUF’s patented technologies and a number of new features that set a new standard for performance controllers.

The SCUF Vantage introduces unique features never before seen on any other controller or prior generations of SCUFs:

  • The addition of unique side-mounted right and left Sax buttons are designed to fit the natural placement of a player’s fingers and provide additional configurability.

  • A removable faceplate makes it easy to change thumbsticks and personalize the controller.

  • For advanced audio control, players can simply swipe an audio touch bar to adjust the volume while keeping their hands on the controller, tamping down cross-chatter during team play, raising the volume to get in the zone, or muting sound entirely to concentrate in high-pressure moments.

  • Players can reduce weight and lessen hand fatigue with removable vibration modules.


 

SCUF Vantage PS4 Controller

“Controllers are the single most important connection between an individual and the game. They should be an extension of the player to maximize their performance,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of Scuf Gaming.

The Vantage’s ergonomic shape complements a suite of configurable components, including the paddle control system, removable back paddles, a quick-access remapping switch, customizable thumbsticks, hair trigger, trigger stops and extenders, choice of D-pads, and an interchangeable magnetic faceplate. These features are modularly designed to shorten hand movements and gain a measurable performance advantage, making it easier for players to tailor the controller to their individual preferences.

Since day one, SCUF’s mission has been to redefine the category of gaming controllers by increasing hand use and improving reaction times to match the evolving complexities of games. SCUF Vantage offers that perfect experience. It’s ergonomically-designed from the ground up to let gamers unlock their true potential and become the best they can be.

“Over the last 18 months, we’ve worked tirelessly to evolve the features that have made SCUF the preferred controller of the majority of top professional gamers. With Vantage we created a controller that caters to every gamer and suits different hand sizes and gameplay styles,” continued Ironmonger. “We also wanted to address the needs of gamers with disabilities, which led to the inspiration for the configurable Sax buttons, conveniently located close to the bumpers, triggers, and face buttons.”

The SCUF Vantage for PS4 is now available for pre-order in a wired-only (USB) model for $169.95 USD, and a wireless (Bluetooth)/wired (USB) model for $199.95 USD on scufgaming.com in the U.S. and Canada. Both models include a suite of interchangeable parts and a high-speed braided micro-USB cable for a truly tailored experience. The wireless/wired model also includes a protection and travel case for your controller.

Contacts
Gregory FCA for Scuf Gaming
Matt Fleischl, 610-228-2129
[email protected]

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming®, the innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 36 granted patents, and another 69 pending, protecting three key areas of a controller: the back control functions and handles, the trigger control mechanisms, and the thumbstick control area.