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Scuf Gaming Teams Up with the NBA 2K League to Give Every Player a Home Court Advantage

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21 new controller designs let fans represent hometown NBA 2K League teams

 

Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, and the NBA 2K League are launching a collection of controllers to celebrate each of the 21 teams in the NBA 2K League.

Available for the high-performance SCUF Vantage controller, officially licensed for PlayStation 4, each NBA 2K League team controller features a unique design, including a faceplate emblazoned with one of the NBA 2K League team’s respective colors and logo. The Vantage boasts a suite of customizable features designed to allow gamers to use more of their hands and improve performance and comfort. SCUF controllers are relied upon in competition by many of the NBA 2K League’s marquee professional players.

“This collection is a nod to the league’s fans, who are just as faithful and loyal as those that cheer on live basketball,” said Scuf Gaming founder and CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “Whether it’s the royal purple and gold of Lakers Gaming, the iconic blue and orange of Knicks Gaming, or any other team, fans can now represent their favorite team when they are gaming.”

The launch is an extension of Scuf Gaming’s ongoing sponsorship as the Official Gaming Controller of the NBA 2K League, and the launch of the official SCUF Vantage NBA2KL controller in March 2019.

Currently in its second season, the NBA 2K League is composed of affiliates of 21 NBA teams participating in an 18-week competitive campaign, culminating with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which tip off Wednesday, July 24, and the NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 3. Hawks Talon GC, Nets GC, Lakers Gaming, and T-Wolves Gaming are new to the NBA 2K League this season.

“We’ve been a foundational partner with the NBA 2K League since its first season, supporting the league and providing players with high-performance equipment to play at the highest levels,” continued Ironmonger. “As the league grows, we’re excited to bring fans even closer to the action.”

The new SCUF Vantage NBA 2K League team collection (starting at $199.95) is now available in the US & Canada through Scuf Gaming’s website, and individual team faceplate kits ($29.95) will become available next week. For more information and to view photos of the collection, please visit http://scuf.co/NBA2KTeams.

 

About the NBA 2K League:

The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 21 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. Knicks Gaming won the first-ever NBA 2K League Finals on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The league’s second season takes place from April-August 2019. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.

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, 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 Sax™ button placements.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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ProSiebenSat.1 Extends Deal with Virtual Bundesliga

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German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its rights agreement to the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL), the esports competition operated by the German Football League (DFL). ProSiebenSat.1 first secured rights to the VBL in December 2018 and has agreed to extend this commitment into the 2019–20 VBL Club Championship season.

Through the deal between the DFL and 7Sports, the umbrella brand for ProSiebenSat.1’s sports business, fans will be able to follow the 2019–20 VBL Club Championship live on free-to-air television channel ProSieben Maxx, www.eSports.com and virtual.bundesliga.com.

Meanwhile, 7Sports has increased its stake in eSports GSA from 50 to100%. The deal means the brand and domain of the news portal www.eSports.com will be transferred to 7Sports. The acquisition takes effect following the insolvency of 7Sports’ former joint venture partner eSports.com AG.

So far, 7Sports has focused on the German-speaking markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, through the complete takeover of eSports.com, 7Sports will build its international activities. Stefan Zant, managing director of 7Sports, will head the business of eSports GSA.

“We have already proven with the NFL that we can get sports out of a niche in Germany and make them popular. This is exactly the path we are now taking with esports. The first step is to explain the new sports trend to the public. We do this by means of editorial content on our wide-reaching TV programmes. We offer live broadcasts, show re-runs of key scenes and classify moves, tactics and strategies via our experts – just as the audience knows from major sports. The fact that we now own 100 per cent of eSports.com is a strong starting point for further growth in German-speaking and international markets,” Stefan Zant said.

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The Washington Post Releases “Launcher” Section Dedicated to Video Gaming and esports

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The Washington Post has unveiled “Launcher,” a new section dedicated to video gaming, esports competitions and gaming culture. Launcher will feature insightful analysis into the people, companies, teams and trends that comprise an industry becoming more prevalent in society every day.

“Gaming has become deeply ingrained in our social fabric, significantly impacting industries across sports, tech, business and pop culture, and we are uniquely positioned to cover this burgeoning industry. With Launcher, a dedicated team will look at all aspects of gaming, appealing to the casual player and avid esports fan alike,” Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor of The Washington Post said.

Mike Hume, the editor of Launcher, will lead the staff. Gene Park and Elise Favis are the reporters and Mikhail Klimentov is the editor. Jhaan Elker and Joe Moore will join Launcher as video producer and art director respectively.

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Axe Partners with Riot Games for League of Legends

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Male grooming brand Axe has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Riot Games and become the global sponsor of League of Legends esports. The deal will see Axe named as the official men’s grooming partner of League of Legends’ global events.

The deal kicks off with the 2019 World Championship through a fully integrated campaign. The details about the said campaign and future activations were not disclosed alongside the sponsorship announcement.

“AXE has a rich history of championing youth passion points, from music, sport, and culture. We are thrilled to be the first men’s grooming brand to partner with League of Legends Global Esports. We hope to create value for the community and encourage fans to fearlessly express their passion and moves and seize the opportunity, both in and around the game,” Gaurav Raisinghani, Global Director of Axe said.

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