NRG Esports‘ Call of Duty League franchise Chicago Huntsmen has announced a partnership with controller manufacturer SCUF Gaming.
NRG Co-CEO Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez and several Huntsmen players have a storied relationship with SCUF Gaming due to previous commercial ties when at OpTic Gaming.
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Though terms of the deal have not been announced, SCUF Gaming typically collaborates with partners by not only providing products but creating custom branded controllers for fans to purchase both online and at events.
In under a year of existence, Chicago Huntsmen has built up a sizeable roster of partners. Alongside SCUF Gaming, the franchise is associated with U.S. Army, Turtle Beach, Popeyes, Zippo, MTN DEW AMP GAME FUEL, Crep Protect, and Metro by T-Mobile.
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SCUF Gaming has been ramping up its presence in the Call of Duty League in recent weeks. In addition to already sponsoring the competition itself, it has recently partnered with Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Gaming, and Toronto Ultra – with more deals expected to be announced in the near future.
Esports Insider says: Chicago Huntsmen is clearly the favourite team when it comes to commercial opportunity, already establishing partnerships with eight brands from a variety of industries and sectors. This deal itself isn’t groundbreaking by any means, but it’s nice to see the former OpTic Gaming figures re-establish an old working relationship with a very familiar company from within esports.