Version 1 and Minnesota Røkkr extend X Rocker and SCUF deals

26 February 2021


Call of Duty League (CDL) team Minnesota Røkkr and its parent company Version1 have announced extended partnerships with peripheral manufacturer SCUF Gaming and gaming chair brand X Rocker.

Following WISE Ventures’ rebrand and esports team consolidation, X Rocker has expanded its partnership to include Version1’s teams, content and broadcasts. SCUF Gaming will return as the official controller sponsor of Minnesota Røkkr.

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Minnesota-based X Rocker will now become the official gaming chair partner of all Version1 teams that compete in the CDL, Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS), and VALORANT Champions Tour.

As part of its agreement with Version1, X Rocker will be a presenting and associate partner of the RLCS: The Grid broadcast, which will stream on Version1’s Twitch Channel. The show, first introduced by Psyonix in August 2020, features official league matches, interviews, and analysis by Rocket League influencers.

In addition, X Rocker will present a content series for Minnesota Røkkr called ‘Coach’s Corner,’ in which coaches Brian Baroska and Jake Trobaugh provide updates on the team, whilst also analysing performances and competitive match-ups. Branding will be featured on player streams, CDL broadcast assets, and various online and in-person activations.

Samantha Thompson, Brand Manager at X Rocker, stated: “Our entire team here at X Rocker is excited to be supporting Minnesota Røkkr for another epic season while expanding our partnership to Version1’s other teams. After making it through a rollercoaster of a season in 2020 we’re looking forward to seeing the teams rock their 2021 matches.”

SCUF Gaming also returns for the 2021 season of Call of Duty League as the official controller partner of the Call of Duty League, including Minnesota Røkkr. SCUF offers customised Røkkr IMPACT, PRO and PRESTIGE controllers.

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Duncan Ironmonger, founder and CEO of SCUF added: “We’re honoured to once again renew our partnership with Minnesota Røkkr and the rest of the Call of Duty League. Since founding SCUF almost a decade ago we have been committed to investing in supporting the development of pro players, teams and leagues with equipment and resources that enable them to compete at the highest level.

“Our DNA is centred around complementing the growth and development of esports with a performance controller for use on PC or console and continuing our affiliation with Røkkr and the Call of Duty League is a great feeling for us here at SCUF.”

Since its rebrand earlier this month, Verson1 stated that its plans for growth include the signing content creators and expanding its content and production capabilities.

Brett Diamond, Chief Operating Officer at Version1, commented on the partnerships, saying: “We are thrilled to welcome back X Rocker and SCUF as R­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­økkr partners for 2021, and to expand our relationship with X Rocker to include the growth of our Version1 brand.”

Esports Insider says: Version1 is well on its way to amassing a powerhouse of esports organisations. These extended partnerships will help pave the way for new content opportunities along the way.