Corsair Continues Hardware Market Domination, Acquires Controller King SCUF

"Controllers are the single most important connection between an individual and their game, becoming an extension of the player to maximize their performance", Duncan Ironmonger, founder and CEO of SCUF Gaming, said in a statement. The move will make Corsair a key player in "performance controllers", while Scuf sees this as a chance to grow through its soon-to-be-parent's "operational scale". And SCUF has a loyal affiliate network and is a licensed partner of Activision for Call of Duty as well as the official controller partner of many gaming leagues including the National Basketball Association 2K League and eMLS.

"We are thrilled to greatly expand our portfolio of industry-leading peripherals and enter the gaming controller space to help gamers play at their best", said the Founder and CEO of CORSAIR, Andy Paul. Instead of the one size fits all design, the controllers are easily customizable to fit each player's preferences. He noted that while Corsair could build some of these products on its own, it might take several years, versus just buying a smaller company (like Elgato and now Scuf Gaming) outright.

SCUF is a strong enthusiast gaming brand with an expansive IP portfolio and deep partnerships within the esports space. Even so, it would appear that SCUF is about to join the ranks of PC peripheral company Corsair as the latter prepares to close a deal to acquire SCUF Gaming. Currently, SCUF is a licensed partner for Call of Duty, the National Basketball Association 2K League and eMLS.

Following the acquisition, Scuf will remain a separate brand and continue to operate out of its headquarters in Atlanta (as well as regional offices).

Jones Day served as legal advisor to CORSAIR.

What are your thoughts on CORSAIR acquiring SCUF Gaming?

CORSAIR and SCUF Gaming are two of the biggest names when it comes to gaming equipment in the modern video game industry.

CORSAIR, founded in January 1994, is an American hardware company headquartered in Fremont, California. The "world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components" also purchased Elgato in 2018.

Corsair wasn't done growing after it bought Elgato Gaming and Origin PC.

If you've spent any time following the likes of professional Call of Duty, Major League Gaming, or any other esport where consoles are involved, you may have heard of SCUF Gaming.

In addition to an existing controller lineup, Scuf owns 103 patents, and has another 55 pending, all related to controller design.

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