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Hi guys,

Over the last few years we've been researching pros from Overwatch and other FPS games like CSGO.

With those data, we made an infographic about the most used gaming gear among 1500+ pro players.

Here is the link: https://www.gearrate.com/en/pros/best-gaming-gear/

Thank you!

posted 1 month ago

Source: Mano Shares His Gaming Gear, Sensitivity, Crosshair, OW Settings and More

Video: Youtube

Mano’s Mouse: Logitech G Pro Mouse

Back in the days when Mano used to play in PC bangs, Mano used a mouse that was similar to the current Logitech G Pro Mouse.

But when he became a professional player, people around him told him to upgrade his mouse to the G Pro.

He liked it, and continues to use it even today.

Mano’s Grip Style

Mano uses the palm grip to grip his mouse.

He’s been using palm grip since he started playing video games. And he didn’t even know that there are other grip styles!

Why G Pro Over G Pro Wireless?

Logitech G Pro Wireless is one of the most popular, if not the most, gaming mouse in the world.

And although there are many players using the wired G Pro mouse, the most used mouse in the Overwatch League is the G Pro Wireless.

So why doesn’t Mano switch to the G Pro Wireless?

He says he rarely changes his gaming gear once he starts using it. So even after the wireless version came out, Mano continues to use the wired version.

Maintaining the Mouse

Mano doesn’t modify the mouse physically. When the mouse gets too dirty, or before a match, he wipes it clean with wet wipes.

Mano’s Keyboard: Logitech G Pro Keyboard

Mano uses the Logitech G Pro keyboard.

Just like his mouse, he switched to this keyboard after his former coaches and teammates recommended it to him.

Romer-G Switch

Mano used to use Blue switches. However once he started using Logitech G Pro, he got used to the Romer-G Tactile switch and he likes it.

Romer-G Tactile is a switch created by Logitech, with 1.5mm actuation distance and 3.2mm total travel distance.

Tenkeyless Over Full Size Keyboard

When Mano used a full size keyboard, he felt like it took up too much space. And it wasn’t very comfortable.

But with a tenkeyless keyboard, there is more room for the mouse to move around, which works better for him.

Keyboard Feet Up

Mano doesn’t change anything about the keyboard. But he always has theh keyboard feet up.

Mano’s Mousepad: Zowie G-SR

Mano uses the Zowie G-SR as his mousepad.

Like most of his other gaming gear, someone recommended it to him. His former coach from a previous team suggest him to try Zowie G-SR, and Mano has been using it ever since.

He liked because it was really big, and it felt like the right size for him.

Cloth Mousepad Over Hard Mousepad

When Mano first started playing games, he used a cloth mousepad. So he’s very used to using cloth pads.

And when he tried using hard mousepads, he didn’t like the glide because it was too much for him.

Mano’s Headset: Astro A50

One of his teammates Saebyeolbe recommended the Astro A50 headset to Mano, and Mano has been using it since then.

Mano likes the fact that it’s a wireless headset, because it’s very convenient to use.

He says it also has good sound quality, so he’s been enjoying using the A50 so far.

Headset #2: David Clark H-USB

Just like other OWL players who played matches in Blizzard Arena or other homestand arenas, Mano also used the David Clark headset during matches.

David Clark headset was created for aviation, as it blocks a lot of noise from entering your ears.

But that also worked perfectly for Overwatch League matches, where players need to focus on their play with crowd cheering or booing them.

Mano’s Monitor: HP Omen X 25

Mano continues to use HP Omen X 25, which was the monitor for OWL matches in season 2 and season 3 homestands.

Since it was the stage monitor, he also uses it in his team’s practice facility.

Mano’s Refresh Rate

Mano uses 144Hz during practice, because the frame drops often, and he feels awkward when it happens mid-game.

But during OWL matches, he is able to maintain 240Hz on stage, so he switches his refresh rate.

Why 24.5 Inches

For Mano, 24.5 inches works because he can see everything on the screen. It’s not too big that he can’t see everything, but not too small either.

And since he’s been using it for matches, he got used to it as well.

Mano’s Chair: Raynor Gaming Energy Pro – Blue

Raynor Gaming is a sponsor of New York Excelsior, so Mano is currently using it during practice.

He likes it, and continues to enjoy using it.

How Often Does Mano Switch His Gear?

Once Mano finds gear that he likes, he rarely changes it.

The only exception is his mousepad. If he used G-SR mousepad for a long time and it’s too old, he will switch to a brand new G-SR.

Mano’s Logitech G Hub Settings

In Logitech G Hub, Mano first showed us his LIGHTSYNC settings.

On stage, he turns the lighting completely off. But in the practice facility, he uses the default lighting effect, Cycle.

Mano’s Mouse DPI: 800

Mano only sets one DPI in his mouse, at 800.

To do so, he dragged all the other DPI options and removed them. And he changed the DPI Shift Speed to 800.

Keyboard Settings

Mano uses all default settings in Logitech G Hub for his G Pro Keyboard.

Mano’s Overwatch Video Settings

Mano uses 100% Render Scale. He sets Graphic Quality to Low, and uses the lowest settings for all graphic options.

As he said previously, he uses 240Hz during OWL matches, and 144Hz during practice.

Mano’s Overwatch Sound Settings

Many other Overwatch players completely turn off Music Volume in order to concentrate more on other sounds.

However Mano prefers the opposite, and turns it up all the way to 100.

The reason is, during overtime when you have to contest the payload or the point, the music changes to a more intense tone and lets you know that it’s overtime.

Without it, he says he is more likely to C9. So he always has Music Volume all the way up to 100.

Master Volume is 80, and everything else is default.

Mano’s Overwatch Sensitivity: 6 (All Heroes)

Mano’s Overwatch sensitivity for all heroes is 6.

Mano’s Overwatch Crosshair

Mano’s Overwatch Crosshair settings is below:

Show Accuracy Off

Color Green

Thickness 1

Crosshair Length 13

Center Gap 5

Opacity 75

Outline Opacity 50

Dot Size 7

Dot Opacity 0

Scale With Resolution On

Mano’s Overwatch Keybinds

For his keybinds, Mano uses T for Interact and F for Quick Melee.

Mano’s Reinhardt Settings

Mano changes the sensitivity to 9 for Reinhardt.

He believes it’s better to have higher sens for heroes that don’t require aiming, and Reinhardt is one of those heroes.

With higher sens, he is able to swing wider, which allows him to hit more enemies.

His crosshair for Reinhardt is the same as his All Heroes settings.

Other Reinhardt settings are like this:

Allied Health Bars On

Toggle Barrier Off

Movement Relative to Camera During Barrier Free Look Off

Mano’s Winston Settings

Just like Reinhardt, Mano uses 9 as his Winston sensitivity.

He uses a different crosshair, with these settings:

Show Accuracy Off

Color Green

Thickness 1

Crosshair Length 13

Center Gap 26

Opacity 50

Outline Opacity 50

Dot Size 7

Dot Opacity 100

Scale With Resolution On

posted 6 months ago

I saw a thread about the Overwatch pros settings spreadsheet, and noticed that all the links there were all very outdated.

In case anyone is looking for a updated one, there is an updated Overwatch Gear & Settings List.

Have fun and stay safe!

posted 6 months ago

Source: Gearrate - Ryujehong Shares His Gear, NVIDIA, Mouse & Overwatch Settings
Video: Youtube

When it comes to the best player in the history of Overwatch, Ryujehong‘s name is always mentioned. As a 2-time APEX champion and 2-time World Cup gold medalist, he has one of the best accomplishments ever.
He has endless amounts of highlight reels, and you can easily spend hours watching him make crazy plays after crazy plays.
Combined with his skills and funny personality, he is also one of the biggest Overwatch streamers as well.
We had a chance to ask him about what gear he uses, mouse driver settings, NVIDIA settings and Overwatch settings.
Let’s take a look.

First thing he mentioned is that you need to use gear and settings that are comfortable for you. Because otherwise, you may not play your best.

Mouse: Logitech MX518 Legendary
Ryujehong has been using the Logitech MX518 series mice for a long time. In fact, it’s the first gaming mouse he ever used.
He got used to it and still continues to use it.

Grip Style
He uses palm grip to hold the MX 518. At first he didn’t even know about different grip styles – he just used a grip that he felt was natural to him.
Later, he would find out about three different grip styles and learn that he is using palm grip.
As with his mouse, he continues to use palm grip because he’s used to it now.

Right-handed Ergonomic Shape
When he first started using gaming mice, there was only one ambidextrous mouse available to him. And he did not like it.
He felt more comfortable using a right-handed ergonomic mouse, MX518 Legendary.

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Lite
Ryujehong doesn’t like having keypads, so he decided to use the Razer Blackwidow Lite keyboard.
If he uses a full-size keyboard, that will take up more space and he will have to reach his left arm farther.
But with a tenkeyless keyboad, the WASD keys are closer and he can have his arm at a comfortable distance.
He also gets to save some desk space.

Razer Orange Key Switch
Ryujehong likes the Razer Orange key switches. He heard that it’s similar to Cherry MX Red(it’s actually closer to Cherry MX Brown).
Other key switches he tried tend to make his hand stiff. But that doesn’t happen when he uses Razer Orange, and he also likes the actuation point.

Windows Key Removed
Ryujehong removed the Windows Key from his keyboard.
In his practice facility, Overwatch would randomly get minimized for some reason.
So he thought he was accidentally pressing the Windows key, and removed the Windows key.
However, later he found out that it was actually a problem with his computer.
He lost the Windows key by then, so he just plays with no Windows key now.

Keyboard Feet
Ryujehong puts his keyboard at the edge of his desk.
So if the keyboard is flat on the desk, he has to curl his fingers to reach the keys.
He solves that by using the keyboard feet. His fingers can be at more comfortable position while the keyboard is elevated.

Headset #1: David Clark H-USB
David Clark H-USB is the headset used during Overwatch League season 1 and 2, as well as homestand matches in season 3.

Headset #2: Razer Kraken V2 – Quartz Pink
Outside of OWL matches, Ryujehong uses Razer Kraken V2 in Quartz Pink color.
He just liked how unique the color is, so he decided to use it.

Monitor: HP Omen X 25
HP Omen X 25 is the monitor used for OWL matches. Also all the players during season 2 of the Overwatch League used this monitor during practice.
Ryujehong continues to use it because he got used to it now.

240Hz

He got to experience 240Hz monitor all the way back in 2016, when it was not widely available yet.
He really liked how smooth the screen looked, so he always had in mind that he wants to use it someday.
That became true when the inaugural season of Overwatch League started, when all the monitors on stage were 240 Hz.
He continues to use 240 Hz even today.

No Screen Size Preferenes
As long as the monitor is not shaped like ultrawide monitors or anything like that, he doesn’t have a preference in screen size.
He just uses 24.5″ monitor now because he got used to the HP Omen X 25.

Mousepad: Steelseries QcK Heavy – Large
Ryujehong has been using the Steelseries QcK Heavy mousepad since he was young.
It has enough friction that he can stop his mouse quickly.
He tried different mousepads such as glass mousepads. But he didn’t like how slippery it was, and the grinding noise it makes.
Cloth mousepad – specifically QcK Heavy – felt right for him, so he continues to use it.
He tries to replace his mousepad with a brand new QcK Heavy once every month.

Chair: COX Voyager
COX is a Korean company that makes chairs as well as other computer peripherals.
Unfortunately, it is currently unavailable in the United States.
Ryujehong doesn’t have much preferences in gaming chairs, but he needs adjustable arm rests.
He has seen a lot of gaming chairs with straight arm rests that can’t be adjusted, and they are not comfortable for him.

Mouse Bungee: Zowie Camade
As with many of his other gear, Zowie Camade is the first mouse bungee Ryujehong used.
He tried other mouse bungee such as QUAD Gaming Rock, but the cables would pop out when he moved his mouse too strong.

Logitech G Hub Settings

DPI Settings
Ryujehong has 2 DPI’s in his profile, 400 and 800.
He usually uses 400 DPI, but in certain situations he switches to 800 DPI with the on-the-fly DPI adjust button.
For example, if he has to turn 180 quickly, or if his mouse is at the end of the mousepad but he needs to go more, he changes the DPI to 800.

NVIDIA Settings
Ryujehong’s old computers used to have bad specs, so he used to turn most options off in NVIDIA Control Panel.
He still uses the same settings today. Here are Ryujehong’s NVIDIA settings:

3D Settings
Vertical sync: Off
Shader Cache: Off
Threaded optimization: On
Antialiasing – Mode: Off
Antialiasing – Gamma correction: On
Anisotropi filtering: Off
Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
He doesn’t change anything else in NVIDIA Control Panel.

Polling Rate Settings
The higher the polling rate, the faster your mouse position gets reported to the computer. So he uses 1000 Hz, which is the highest available.

Overwatch Settings

Sensitivity
Sensitivity: 4.30

Crosshair
Reticle Type: Dot
Show Accuracy: Off
Color: Green
Thickness: 1
Crosshair Length: 9
Center Gap: 7
Opacity: 92
Outline Opacity: 70
Dot Size: 5
Dot Opacity: 100
Scale With Resolution: Off

Keybindings
Ryujehong changes the Crouch button to Left Shift. So instead of Left Shift, he uses Left Control for Ability 1.
For Jump, he uses both Space Bar key and Mouse Wheel Down.
He unbinds the V key from Quick Melee, and switches it to Mouse Button 4.

Ana
Sensitivity: 4.30
Relative Aim Sensitivity While Zoomed: 37.99
Toggle Zoom: On
Nano Boost Sensitivity: 43

Baptiste
Sensitivity: 4.30
Automatic Reload: Off

Moira
Sensitivity: 5.55 (800 DPI)

Mercy
Sensitivity: 4.79 (800 DPI)
Guardian Angel Prefers Beam Target: Off
Guardian Angel Sensitivity: 67
Beam Sensitivity: 76

Zenyatta
Sensitivity: 4.30
Orb of Harmony Sensitivity: 54
Orb of Discord Sensitivity: 55

Gameplay
Waypoint Opacity: 15
Respawn Icon Opacity: 16

Social
Ryujehong uses all default settings on the Social tab.

posted 6 months ago

Source: Gearrate

Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless

Sinatraa likes wireless mice because he doesn’t like the tugging feeling of wired mice. He also likes how light it is, and its 1ms response time as well as the Hero sensor.

When he plays Overwatch, he uses palm grip for Soldier:76, claw grip for Mccree/Widow, a mix of claw & palm grip for Doomfist, and fingertip grip for Tracer.

He doesn’t really care about the shape of the mice, whether it’s ambidextrous or ergonomic, as long as it’s comfortable for him.

He takes out the battery cover at the bottom of the G Pro Wireless to make the mouse as light as possible.

Keyboard: Corsair K63

His keyboard of choice is Corsair K63, because he likes its Cherry MX Red switch.

The reason he uses tenkeyless keyboards is because it’s easier for him to have more desk space in LAN tournaments and matches.

Mousepad #1: Corsair MM400

He uses a hardpad because he has “ADHD and I like to just move around”. Cloth pad feels muddy for him sometimes, and hard pad allows him to react fast and smooth at any given time.

Mousepad #2: Logitech G640

Sinatraa puts the Logitech G640 under the Corsair MM400. He doesn’t like to put his arm on the desk because it gets sticky, so he uses the G640 as a pad for his arm.

Currently, he doesn’t have to focus too much on aim. However when he does need to focus on aim, such as when he was playing Zarya, he played on Logitech G640.

Headset #1: David Clark H-USB

This is the headset he uses for Overwatch League matches. They’re created for high-noise environments, so players can’t hear anything during the match, unless the crowd is “really, really loud”.

Headset #2: Sennheiser GSP 600

Sinatraa uses Sennheiser GSP 600 at home because it’s similar to David Clark H-USB, but it doesn’t have as much noise cancelling.

It also has high quality microphone and headphones.

Monitor: HP Omen X 25f

Sinatraa uses this monitor for both at home and on Overwatch League stage.

It has 240Hz refresh rate, which is the highest refresh rate available as of now. He recommended everyone who’s currently using a 60Hz monitor to upgrade to at least 144Hz.

He also recommends using around 24.5″ as the monitor size, because it’s not too small and you can still see the whole monitor when you’re playing.

Chair: OPSeat Grandmaster

Sinatraa’s gaming chair is OPSeat Grandmaster.

NVIDIA Settings

Sinatraa recommends everyone to change the monitor refresh rate to 240Hz(or highest available) first.

He also always turns G-Sync off for every computer he uses.

The only thing he changes in 3D settings is Power management mode, which he changes to Prefer maximum performance. This allows your computer to always use full power, instead of trying to save power.

Logitech G Hub Settings

Sinatraa keeps the lighting options as the default.

He uses 800 DPI. And he keeps only one DPI option available in his mouse because he doesn’t want to accidentally change DPI in middle of a game.

His polling rate is 1000Hz.

Corsair ICUE Settings

Sinatraa recommends turning off the Visor lighting effect and use Static Color, because Visor effect bothers him.

Overwatch Settings

Video

You always want to use Full Screen to get the most frame rate.

He uses 200Hz even though 240Hz is available, because even very powerful computers can’t maintain 240Hz during a team fight. He wants to always feel a constant refresh rate.

He turns off Vsync and triple buffering. He turns on Reduce Buffering because he thinks it makes the input lag a little less.

He keeps Display Performance Stats On to watch his FPS.

For Limit FPS, he uses Custom at 300 Frame Rate Cap.

His graphic settings are 75% rendering, and everything else off or as low as possible.

Sound

He usually has his Windows volume at 100, so he uses around 70 for Overwatch Master Volume and Sounds Effects Volume.

He turns music off because it’s annoying during the game.

In-game Volume is around 85, Voice Chat Volume around 80, and Voice Chat Mic Volume around 70.

He recommends keeping off the Dolby Atmos For Headphones option, unless you’re really into surround sound.

Controls

Allied Health Bars needs to be On for all heroes, so you can know the HP of your teammates to decide if you should engage or disengage.

His sensitivity is 9.

His Doomfirst sensitivity is 7, Genji 16, Hanzo 4.25, Pharah 7, Soldier 7, Tracer 7, and Widow Scoped sensitivity is 34.33.

His crosshair is a purple Dot for most heroes, and a red Crosshairs for Doomfist.

Crosshair 1

Crosshair 2

All his keybindings are default, except Communication Menu. He unbinded it because he kept spamming Hello and gave away his position to the enemy team.

posted 7 months ago