NEW YORK – 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.
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.