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The Average Valorant Pro By The Numbers

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With meticulous dedication, we monitor and analyze over 1,620 Valorant pro player data points on Setup.gg, focusing on the most renowned Valorant professionals and streamers.

Our comprehensive data encompasses a wide range of in-game settings, including keybinds, sensitivity, crosshairs, and video settings. Additionally, we delve into the intricate details of their streaming setups, encompassing an array of peripherals, such as mice, keyboards, monitors, mousepads, microphones, and critical PC components like CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

This exhaustive compilation of data grants us unparalleled insights into the optimal configurations and gear choices that propel these professionals to the highest competitive levels. Continue reading below to delve into the fascinating discoveries we’ve made analyzing our proprietary data.

Mouse settings

Sensitivity

Valorant pros use an average aim sensitivity of 0.46; the highest sensitivity we track is 0.97 and the lowest is 0.18. The median aim sensitivity is 0.42.

DPI

The average mouse DPI used by Valorant players is 764.29, which equates to an eDPI of 351.57 using our average sensitivity data point. The median DPI for Valorant players is 800.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Mouse DPI
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Scoped sensitivity

Valorant players overwhelmingly retain a consistent tracking and aiming experience when aiming down sights. The average scoped sensitivity is 0.98, and the median scoped sensitivity is 1.00.

Polling rate

85.71% of Valorant pros set their mouse’s polling rate to 1000 Hz. 1000 Hz is a typical and high polling rate for flagship gaming mice. Using a high mouse polling rate reduces click latency, which is required at the highest level for accurate tracking and landing kill shots.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Mouse Polling Rate
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Gaming mouse usage

Most popular gaming mouse

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is the most popular mouse with Valorant players, and it’s used by 36% of players.

This trend is similar across FPS titles, with pros and streamers overwhelmingly choosing the Logitech G Pro X Superlight due to its flagship performance.

Gaming MousePlayer Pick Rate
Logitech G Pro X Superlight36%
Logitech G703 Lightspeed16%
Finalmouse Starlight Pro TenZ8%
Zowie EC2-24%
Razer Viper V2 Pro4%

Gaming mouse brand preference

Logitech is the most popular gaming mouse brand for Valorant players with a whopping 60% pick rate.

We anticipate this trend continuing in the coming years, especially if Logitech introduces a revamped version of the Logitech G Pro X Superlight.

Mouse Brand PreferencePlayer Pick Rate
Logitech60%
Finalmouse12%
BenQ/Zowie12%
Razer8%
Zaunkoenig4%

Crosshair

Crosshair color

Cyan is the most popular Valorant crosshair color due to its contrasting nature against the most common colors comprising Valorant’s backdrops and sceneries. 35% of Valorant pros choose cyan for their crosshair color.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Crosshair Color
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Crosshair outlines on/off

There’s no consistent trend when reviewing whether pros enable crosshair outlines in Valorant, suggesting this setting is highly dependent on preference.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Crosshair Outlines
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Crosshair center dot on/off

There is more of a consistent trend when reviewing the pick rates for whether Valorant players turn their crosshair center dots on or off. 81.48% of players disable the center dot.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Crosshair Dot
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Average crosshair inner lines

The average inner line settings are 0.98/4.20/1.80/2.80 (opacity/length/thickness/offset) for Valorant players that enable inner lines.

Graphics settings

Resolution

74.07% of Valorant pros set their monitor resolutions to 1080p resolutions. While most budget gaming PCs can run Valorant at high FPS at 1440p, Valorant pros prioritize frame rates over resolution for the competitive advantages of high frame rates.

Stretched resolution

11.11% of Valorant pros tracked on Setup.gg use a stretched resolution of 1280×960, a 4:3 aspect ratio. Using a stretched resolution was popularized by pro CS:GO players, but stretching your resolution doesn’t offer the same aiming advantages in Valorant, even though your crosshair is wider.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Stretched Resolution
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Graphics quality

Valorant pros overwhelmingly set their graphics settings to low to prioritize higher frame rates over visual performance. Below, we detail the pick rates for several Valorant graphics settings directly impacting frame rates.

Material QualityPick Rate
Low73.08%
Medium11.54%
High15.38%
Texture QualityPick Rate
Low77.78%
Medium11.11%
High11.11%
Detail QualityPick Rate
Low77.78%
Medium11.11%
High11.11%

Gaming monitor usage

Gaming monitor size

25-inch gaming monitors are the most popular size with Valorant pros. Valorant pros prefer smaller gaming monitors since the size requires less head movement than a 27-inch or ultrawide gaming monitor.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers Gaming Monitor Size
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Most popular gaming monitor

The Benq Zowie XL2546 is used by 44% of pro Valorant players.

It’s not hard to understand why when playing on this gaming monitor. Few models in the market can match the motion handling and clarity, which is essential for landing lightning-fast, accurate headshots in Valorant.

Gaming MonitorPlayer Pick Rate
Benq Zowie XL254644%
Benq Zowie XL2546K28%
Benq Zowie XL2546S Dyac+8%
Benq Zowie XL25404%
Alienware AW2723DF4%

Gaming monitor brand preference

BenQ Zowie gaming monitors dominate with 84% of Valorant players using Zowie-branded monitors for their streaming setups. This pick rate makes sense since BenQ Zowie is the official monitor for the Valorant Champions Tour.

One reason for BenQ Zowie’s domination is its proprietary motion handling technologies, including DyAC. DyAc nearly eliminates motion blur, giving pros a competitive aiming advantage.

Gaming Monitor Brand PreferencePlayer Pick Rate
BenQ Zowie84%
Asus4%
Alienware8%
HP4%

Gaming headsets usage

Most popular gaming headset

The 32% is the most popular gaming headset with Valorant pros. 32% of pros use this model.

Gaming HeadsetPlayer Pick Rate
HyperX Cloud II (wired)32%
JBL Quantum One14%
Logitech G Pro X11%
Sennheiser HD 6007%
Xtrfy H13%

Gaming headset brand preferences

HyperX gaming headsets are most frequently used by Valorant pros due to their combination of performance, features, and durability for the price.

Gaming Headset Brand PreferencePlayer Pick Rate
HyperX39%
JBL14%
Logitech14%
Sennheiser11%
Xtrfy 3%

GPU usage

GPU type

NVIDIA GPUs dominate for pro players in Valorant. 100.00% of pros we track on Setup.gg use an NVIDIA series graphics card. While NVIDIA dominates for pro players in other FPS titles, such as Call of Duty, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and CS:GO, we do see some players choosing AMD GPUs over NVIDIA in those AAA games.

GPU series

The RTX 3090 series of NVIDIA GPUs is still popular with pro Valorant players, with a 41.67% pick rate.

We anticipate the mix changing over the coming quarters since NVIDIA’s 4000 series of GPUs was released in late 2022, and many pros have yet to upgrade to the newest generation of GPUs. Drilling down one level, the NVIDIA RTX 3090 is the most popular model.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers NVIDIA GPU Series
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CPU usage

CPU brand preference

AMD takes the top spot among Valorant pros with a 62.50% pick rate. Tracking CPU brand preference will be interesting in 2023 and 2024 since AMD and Intel have introduced several gaming-focused CPUs with significant generational performance advancements.

But we anticipate these trends being more relevant for CPU-heavy FPS titles like Call of Duty, where pros and streamers upgrade their rigs like clockwork annually to squeeze out the most FPS possible.

We don’t see the same trend with Valorant players since past-generation PC components can render esports-level frame rates in Valorant.

Valorant Pro By The Numbers CPU Brand Preference
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Methodology

Analysis and trends are based on a sample set including 27 pro Valorant players and streamers. Pro player settings and gear usage pick rates were updated across Valorant players throughout Winter 2022 and Spring 2023. Not all pick rates equal 100% due to rounding or not including pick rates for settings and gear used infrequently by pro players.

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Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton is the owner of Setup.gg. He has published thousands of articles that have appeared on sites such as Yahoo, MSN, USA Today, and more. His favorite PC games are Valorant and Flight Simulator. He can be contacted at nhamilton@setup.gg.

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