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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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 Mouse||Player Pick Rate|
|Logitech G Pro X Superlight||36%|
|Logitech G703 Lightspeed||16%|
|Finalmouse Starlight Pro TenZ||8%|
|Razer Viper V2 Pro||4%|
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 Preference||Player Pick Rate|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Quality||Pick Rate|
|Texture Quality||Pick Rate|
|Detail Quality||Pick Rate|
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.
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 Monitor||Player Pick Rate|
|Benq Zowie XL2546||44%|
|Benq Zowie XL2546K||28%|
|Benq Zowie XL2546S Dyac+||8%|
|Benq Zowie XL2540||4%|
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 Preference||Player Pick Rate|
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 Headset||Player Pick Rate|
|HyperX Cloud II (wired)||32%|
|JBL Quantum One||14%|
|Logitech G Pro X||11%|
|Sennheiser HD 600||7%|
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 Preference||Player Pick Rate|
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.
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.
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.