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What equipment do Overwatch League pros use? Most popular mouse, headset, and more

Published: 8/Apr/2019 14:28 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 14:54

by Joe O'Brien

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Making sure you have quality gear is an important aspect of competing in any sport, but in esports, its perhaps even more crucial as the technological advantages of the equipment can be quite explicit.

There are plenty of options for gaming gear, however, so if you’re an aspiring competitor – or even just an amateur looking to improve your play for your own enjoyment – it can be useful to look to the best of the best for guidance on what to buy.

Though no equipment can substitute for practice when it comes to improving, there’s certainly no harm in optimizing your set-up, and as your skill level increases so too does the benefit you may feel from upgrading your gear.

The Overwatch League features nearly 200 players across 20 teams and therefore offers a large sample size for what’s being used at the highest level of the game, and prosettings.net have offered a look at which gear is most popular.

What gear is most popular in the Overwatch League?

In a PC FPS, there’s no more important piece of gear than your mouse, and in the Overwatch League at least there’s no question as to the brand of choice. Logitech absolutely dominates the mouse usage, with more than 60% of players using a Logitech mouse of some kind. 

The Logitech G Pro, both wireless and wired editions, are the most popular.

In fact, when it comes to peripherals Logitech lead on almost all fronts, with the Logitech G640 the preferred mouse mat for 28% of players, and the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard the most popular keyboard.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentThe right gear can help elevate your game.

It’s only in the headset category where Logitech’s G Pro line gets knocked off the top spot, with the HyperX Cloud II instead the headset of choice for more players. This category is the most diverse, however, with the HyperX Cloud II followed closely by the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset and the Sennheiser Game Zero.

On the monitor front, it’s not too surprising to see the OMEN by HP 24.5” 240Hz is by far the most popular. OMEN by HP is a sponsor of the Overwatch League and provides the monitors used on stage, and so most of the league’s players – 54%, to be precise – opt to practice on the same screens they’ll be using in real matches.

There are still players who prefer to diverge from the stage setup, however, and among those two brands lead the way in popularity – ASUS and BenQ – although there are multiple models of each range.

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Fans who want to know exactly what gear their favorite player uses can also find more specific information on ProSettings, along with details about in-game settings and other variables like sensitivity and mouse DPI.

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Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.