Scuf Gaming has been named the official controller sponsor of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) esports teams Wizard District Gaming and Caps Gaming.
The peripheral manufacturer revealed two custom PlayStation 4 controllers, each bearing patterns in red, white, and blue colours and the logo of its respective team.
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Scuf Gaming, which was recently acquired by CORSAIR, makes custom gaming controllers and removable faceplates. According to its official website, the company is currently partnered with OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, FaZe Clan, Luminosity Gaming, Hashtag United, Evil Geniuses, SoaR Gaming, and Rogue.
Jordan Zeiniker, Manager of Esports Business Operations at Monumental Sports and Entertainment, commented on the partnership on LinkedIn: “Everything we’ve done with #Scuf has been received well. Really excited to execute on something official and continue working with them!”
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MSE is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the U.S., operating sports teams such as NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The company also operates several esports organisations, including Wizard District Gaming in NBA 2K League and Team Liquid.
The company’s latest venture, Caps Gaming, launched in November 2019 to “help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene.”
Esports Insider says: Both partners have joined forces during exciting periods of growth and transition between Scuf Gaming’s acquisition by CORSAIR and MSE’s launch of Caps Gaming for NHL fans. With traditional sporting events on hold due to COVID-19, esports based on traditional sports can be an effective way of keeping those fans engaged during lockdown.