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How to set your Valorant sensitivity from Overwatch, CSGO & Apex Legends

Published: 3/Apr/2020 3:02 Updated: 3/Apr/2020 3:22

by Andrew Amos


Jumping to Valorant from Overwatch, Apex Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or Rainbow Six: Siege? We’ve got the exact ratio you need to calculate your sensitivity so your aim between games is silky smooth.

The closed beta release of Valorant is just around the corner. With hype building around the new FPS title, all players will be hoping to frag out from the very beginning.


However, getting used to a new game can take some time, especially if you can’t find the right sensitivity. Being able to transfer settings from one game to another, where there’s no uniform standard, can be pretty tough.

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Need help setting your Valorant sensitivity? We’ve got you covered.

Valorant sensitivity conversions

If you are making the jump to Valorant from Overwatch, Apex Legends, CS:GO, or Rainbow Six though, we’ve got you covered.


Cloud9 Apex pro Jamison ‘PVPX’ Moore has done the maths so you don’t have to. He’s made a list of sensitivity conversions from your favorite FPS titles, so you can make the switch without the stress of having to get used to a new way of aiming.

They are as follows:

  • Apex Legends: Sensitivity divided by 3.18181818
  • CS:GO: Sensitivity divided by 3.18181818
  • Overwatch: Sensitivity divided by 10.6
  • Rainbow Six: Sensitivity multiplied by 1.2

There are some wacky numbers depending on the game you play, but a number of factors go into it. Each game has a different field of view, and some games you can even set your own.


On top of that, devs just put different numbers into their game backends.

You might have to tinker around with your sensitivity after setting it, but the calculations are a good guide regardless.

Valorant in-game
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Valorant’s closed beta kicks off on April 7.

If you find that your Valorant sensitivity is too low or high for the game to set, it might be worth adjusting the DPI on your mouse.


A higher DPI setting will increase your sensitivity across all programs, so if you need to up your sensitivity, that is also a good solution.

DPI settings are in different places depending on what mouse you use. Some mice come with preloaded software you can change the DPI in. Others you’ll have to rely on the Control Panel for Windows, or Settings if you use Mac.


Valorant’s closed beta begins on April 7. Want to play? Follow these steps, and cross your fingers, because lady luck will have to be on your side for a key.


Valorant First Strike Europe qualifiers: Schedule, eligibility, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:06

by Jacob Hale


Valorant developers Riot Games have announced First Strike: Europe, the first-ever Valorant tournament wholly produced by Riot, set to kick off in November with some of the region’s best talent.

Since Valorant launched in June, it has become one of the most exciting games in esports, with players from all different titles migrating to Riot’s first-ever FPS. Some of the biggest competitors from the likes of Overwatch, CSGO and more are looking to make a name for themselves in the new shooter.


As a result, we’ve already seen some incredible talent, tense moments and top performances in a competitive setting, but now it’s becoming a little more official with the announcement of this highly-anticipated tournament.

So, with First Strike: Europe around the corner, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the tournament, and even get involved yourself.

Valorant First Strike art
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First Strike is the first Valorant tournament organized entirely by developer Riot Games.

Valorant First Strike: Europe schedule

Open qualifiers for First Strike take place from November 9-22, giving teams around two weeks to stave off the best competition in the region and qualify for the main event.

The schedule for Open Qualifiers will be as follows:

  • Week 1
    • November 9-10: Qualifier A
    • November 11-12: Qualifier B
    • November 13: Play-In #1
    • November 14-15: Playoffs
  • Week 2
    • November 16-17: Qualifier C
    • November 18-19: Qualifier D
    • November 20: Play-In #2
    • November 21-22: Playoffs
Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe qualifiers schedule.

After qualifiers have concluded, the main stage will be held from December 3-6. Here are the dates for each part of the main event:

  • December 3-4: Quarterfinals
  • December 5: Semifinals
  • December 6: Final
Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule
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Valorant First Strike: Europe main event schedule.

Eligibility for Valorant First Strike: Europe

As the name suggests, the Open Qualifiers for the tournament are open to (almost) anybody. You don’t have to be a pro player to sign up, but you have to be over the age of 16 and you will need to reach the rank of Immortal 1 by the time you register.

Riot haven’t specified how people can apply and register for the tournament yet, but advise in their announcement that full rules for the event and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks — and we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as we know.

Valorant First Strike: Europe tournament format

Valorant Icebox act 3 new map
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Will we see much of new Act III map Icebox in the First Strike tournament?

The tournament format is fairly simple to follow throughout, from the qualifiers right up to the main event. Here’s how the single-elimination tournament works:

  • Qualifiers and Play-Ins: Best of 1
  • Playoffs: Best of 3
  • Quarterfinals and semifinals: Best of 3
  • Finals: Best of 5

With best of 1s in qualifiers and play-ins we might see some upsets, but finishing the tournament on a best of 5 means we really will see the two best teams in Europe fight it out and showcase their talent across all maps, proving how much they’ve mastered the game so far.

With G2 Esports undoubtedly the strongest team in the region since competition started, the main question now is whether they can prove it in Valorant’s biggest tournament yet.