Posted 29th March 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Investing in the right gaming equipment matters. No matter how good a player is, he is bound to lose a match sooner or later if his mouse and keyboard can’t keep pace with the game. The critical part before entering the arena or attacking your opponent is to choose the right esports equipment in the correct order.
For gaming equipment check and better gaming performance, a player should have the highest quality mouse, mouse pad, keyboard, headset. These four main tools, if chosen properly, can give the gamer a fighting chance to attack an enemy, destroy a wall, or defend the team.
The importance of the mouse in competitive gaming is more on the personal level of the player. Roughly 70-80% of the character’s movements will be controlled by it. In Dota 2, for example, the mouse is needed to manipulate the in-game action and to manage the different movements and commands the hero needs to do. Another is on CS:GO where players treat the mouse as their crosshairs to position the gun, aim for the target, and measure the distance for a shot. In any case, a mouse with a higher dots per inch (DPI) is needed for gaming as its sensitivity will allow better manipulations of in-game actions.
Following the mouse is, of course, the mouse pad. The two are the needle and thread of competitive gaming. The stimulus for the mouse’s sensor is the pad underneath it. The mouse pad allows accurate and smooth transition of movements from the player’s grip. Before playing, it is important to determine the type of mouse pad based on the type of game. A smooth-surfaced pad that with less grip gives off faster and smoother movements. Textured pad, on the other hand with more grip gives off more controlled and precise movements.
For quick and shortcut commands, the best keyboard in the market can help gamers type faster and more accurately. In LoL and Overwatch, for instance, a gaming keyboard with high mechanical performance and a higher percentage of actuation can translate the hotkeys and commands in a blink of an eye. This will make a gamer one step ahead of his opponent by a split second or maybe even a minute.
The monitor is another piece of the puzzle, so finding the right one for your needs is vital. While there are a plethora of monitors to choose from, you have to narrow it down and consider the following: refresh rate, screen size, response time, FreeSync, resolution, input lag, and panel type. Whether you play esports for fun or competitively, a proper monitor will allow you to go the extra mile and provide marginal games for you to secure that win or kill.
Last but not the least and as equally important as the other three: the headset. A good headset is a good bridge. A bridge to communicate with other teammates during the game. Aside from looking for a headset with pristine audio to satisfy the need to hear the background music, a gamer should also be needing wireless devices with improved chat microphones.
“If you’re showing up to an event and you need to have one thing that nobody else has that is yours and yours alone, that’s a mouse,” “Having a mouse that can be reliable and isn’t going to disconnect randomly. Something that you know is going to perform the same way on any different computer you have.”
-Alex “LeX” Deily, Mythic’s CS:GO team captain
“In Counter-Strike, you need to have good movement, which is your keyboard. You need to have good aim, which is your mouse and mouse pad, and then, in order to actually move on the map and understand what is going on, you need to have a good headset.”
-Wiktor “Taz” Wojtas, Virtus.Pro’s CS:GO player
“I had to use a different one because they didn’t have the exact mouse pad that I wanted and it just totally screwed my game up,” Sosale explains. “A lot of it was mental, obviously, but we ended up losing that tournament. I hate to blame it, but I’m blaming my mouse pad.”
-Kanishka “BuLba” Sosale, Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 player
“In Astralis we have a constant ambition to win and to improve our performance. Besides practice, tactical preparation, studying the opposition, teamwork and staying in shape, our equipment is extremely important. Both in terms of headsets and the tournament mic Turtle Beach is second to none, and working with them on a professional level is a true pleasure.”
-Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander, Astralis’ CS:GO player
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