KontrolFreek Announces The Return Of The OG Thumbgrips

Fans will be thrilled to have this option for their controllers as they really do make a difference.

KontrolFreek®, the creator of Performance Gaming Gear™, today announced the return of the OG of thumb grips to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the CQC (Close Quarters Combat) Performance Thumbsticks®.


Back by popular demand, the CQC is the original mid-rise performance Thumbstick built for versatility in any game to provide comfort and control resulting in faster and more accurate reactions. The mid-rise 6.1mm of height creates a seamless feel for players looking for big results, less adjustment time, and overall increased comfort and enhanced control in a classic minimalistic design.


Fusing retro style and innovation, the 2022 edition CQC Thumbsticks feature the original concave thumb surface, built for comfort, grip, and control while adding the new 4-prong design that produces increased security and stability for intense gameplay. The result is the perfect mix of old-school style and next-gen engineering for elite performance on next-gen consoles.


Utilizing the science of ergonomics, KontrolFreek performance gear helps improve gameplay by increasing range of motion, comfort, exceptional grip, and control while delivering maximum precision.


Key Product Features:


  • The world’s most advanced thumb grips with next-gen 4-Prong design to meet ergonomic and performance gaming needs for next-gen consoles and gamers
  • Mid-Rise Thumbsticks delivers 6.1mm of added height to original stock controller sticks for enhanced control and increased comfort
  • Provides an increased range of motion and accuracy, while decreasing hand & thumb fatigue, along with reduced dead zone resistance
  • Proprietary rubber compound enhances grip and reduces slip
  • Available for PlayStation 5 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox X/S | Xbox One


To help celebrate the 10th anniversary and relaunch of the retro CQC Thumbsticks, KontrolFreek is hosting #FreekWeeks 2022, where gamers can get exclusive content, interact with their favorite influencers and creators like @OMGitsAliA and @JGODYT, participate in community game nights and live streams, and enter to win prizes including next-gen consoles and the #FreekNation Nintendo product suite (the entire KontrolFreek line of products, a SteelSeries headset, and Nintendo OLED system).


The CQC Performance Thumbsticks are available for $19.99 at KontrolFreek.com. For more information on the brand check out KontrolFreek.com, and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and Discord. #KontrolFreek | #FreakNation