When it comes to designing controllers, our primary focus is always to provide you with an opportunity to use more of your hands, in a comfortable way. With most competitive games that we expect SCUF users to use with their controller with, and the addition of the paddles on the back of the controller, we have learnt through the years that the left hand and right hand are used very differently.
Most games require to press the left thumbstick more than the right, thus requiring more force in your hand. The right hand is more tailored towards precision and smaller movements, and having your thumbstick in a lower position on the controller puts your thumb in a raised position, that’s ideal for precise movements.
Raising the left thumbstick modifies your grip to create more leverage for your hand to press your thumbstick, and that combined with having to use paddles on the back reduces hand strain for a more comfortable experience.