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Corsair acquires SCUF Gaming, adding premium gamepads to its product portfolio

Elgato Gaming, Origin PC and now SCUF Gaming

Corsair acquires SCUF Gaming, adding premium gamepads to its product portfolio

Corsair acquires SCUF Gaming, adding premium gamepads to its product portfolio

Since 2011, SCUF Gaming has created gamepads to suit all gamers, be it on PC or console platforms. SCUF has become famous for adding extra buttons to its unique gamepad designs while also delivering improved playouts and performance-focused alterations. When it comes to gamepads, SCUF is one of the most highly regarded names on the market. 

Today, Corsair has announced that it has agreed to acquired SCUF Gaming, expecting its transaction to complete within the next 30 days. This acquisition will add gamepads to Corsair's peripheral lineup, filling a gap in Corsair's consumer base. 

Over the past two years, Corsair has acquired Origin PC and Elgato Gaming, both of which are big names within their respective markets. Adding SCUF into the mix brings the Corsair name to more gamers, bringing the company into the controller market with some of the most customisable gamepads available. 

SCUF has a strong brand amongst the streaming and eSports markets, having deep partnerships with Activision for Call of Duty and gaming leagues that include the NBA 2K League and eMLS.

SCUF Gaming will remain a separate brand from Corsair, continuing to operate from its Atlanta HQ and regional offices. All existing SCUF Gaming warranties, purchases and support services will be honoured by SCUF Gaming. 



Corsair has now expanded into system building, streaming and gamepad design, allowing Corsair to influence large areas of the PC gaming market. The question now is what's next? We think Corsair's next step is monitors. 

You can join the discussion on Corsair's acquisition of SCUF Gaming on the OC3D Forums

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16-12-2019, 12:18:08

ImprovizoR
Why is a simple acquisition of one company by another followed by a cinematic type of trailer with the kind of music you'd expect in a summer blockbuster? What the hell is wrong with these people? It's just a gamepad.Quote

16-12-2019, 12:28:17

NeverBackDown
Well scuf quality was meh.

Now it's gonna be awful. Gonna add some RGB to a stupid controller and charge an extra $50Quote

16-12-2019, 15:07:50

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well scuf quality was meh.

Now it's gonna be awful. Gonna add some RGB to a stupid controller and charge an extra $50

Yup this.

Corsair feels like EA, buy everything, make it worse and charge more.Quote

16-12-2019, 15:39:37

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
Yup this.

Corsair feels like EA, buy everything, make it worse and charge more.
Are you guys just fearing that Corsair will become like EA, or do you have proof that Origin PC and Elgato are now more expensive or lower quality than before?

I'll agree that their cases have gone a little downhill, lacking much innovation while reusing a lot of the same core designs again and again, but they are selling well and it is ultimately what a lot of customers and system builders want these days.Quote

16-12-2019, 15:54:09

NeverBackDown
Corsair make great PSUs still. But that's also because they just put their name on it. Which is fine and they are rock solid so I won't complain.

Everything else is just meh. They charge a premium for the brand name. I bought a Corsair keyboard because it was on sale. The Strafe 2 version. Individual RGB etc. Only got it because it was like $4 more than the normal non RGB one I was going to get. I think I paid for something that wasn't on sale. Felt like the money I spent was exactly what it should have been.

My friend bought a razer mechanical keyboard. It was far superior imo. And that's razer. Who aren't known for quality. And his was like $20 more with both not on sale.


Corsair is just using sub par materials for the money. That's my biggest gripe.Quote
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