Best Mouse for Overwatch (2020)

We researched the top FPS mice from Razer, BenQ and Logitech to find the best mouse for Overwatch (The Razer DeathAdder Elite). We have everything you need in this guide to ensure you get the right mouse for Overwatch which will take your game to the next level and give you the competitive advantage.

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Top Pick
Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
BenQ Zowie EC2-A Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Esports (Medium)
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse W/ Hero 16K Sensor, 140+ Hour with Rechargeable Battery and Lightsync RGB. PowerPlay Compatible, Ambidextrous, 107G+10G optional, 16, 000 DPI
Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse
Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports grade performance
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Razer DeathAdder Elite
BenQ Zowie EC2-A
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED
Logitech G Pro Wired
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
32000
16000
16000
16000
Buttons
7
5
11
6
4-8
Sensor
Optical 5G
3310 (optical)
HERO 16K (optical)
HERO 16K (optical)
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
4.6 ounces
3.2 ounces
3.84 ounces
2.9 ounces
2.88 ounces
Top Pick
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Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
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Razer DeathAdder Elite
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
7
Sensor
Optical 5G
Weight
4.6 ounces
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BenQ Zowie EC2-A Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Esports (Medium)
Title
BenQ Zowie EC2-A
Prime
DPI/CPI
32000
Buttons
5
Sensor
3310 (optical)
Weight
3.2 ounces
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Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse W/ Hero 16K Sensor, 140+ Hour with Rechargeable Battery and Lightsync RGB. PowerPlay Compatible, Ambidextrous, 107G+10G optional, 16, 000 DPI
Title
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
11
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
3.84 ounces
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Logitech G PRO Hero Gaming Mouse
Title
Logitech G Pro Wired
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
6
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
2.9 ounces
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Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports grade performance
Title
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
4-8
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
2.88 ounces

Best Mouse for Overwatch

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a great mouse for Overwatch with an excellent sensor and excellent value for money, in fact Razer released an Overwatch version of the mouse, check it out here.

Pros:
  • High quality, great value
  • Suits various hand sizes and different grip types (clam or palm etc)
  • Older, but high quality sensor
Cons:
  • No free-scrolling wheel
  • Razer Synapse software required for button programming and updates
  • Braided cable (you can strip it)

If you want great value for your money, the Razer DeathAdder is the best choice. Featuring an ergonomic mouse structure and two rubber side grips this mouse will give you the edge to defeat all the other players no matter how intense the game play.

Get to beat them all with Razer DeathAdder’s resolution accuracy of 99.4%, true tracking at 450 Inches Per Second (IPS), and a 16,000 DPI eSports-grade optical sensor. If that doesn’t let you land a winning shot, then we don’t what will.

See the full Razer DeathAdder Elite Review

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

The DeathAdder Elite focuses more on FPS games so just expect 5 standard buttons on it with the addition of a DPI button. Clicking the buttons feels very tactile thanks to Razer’s tried and tested mechanical switches. The scroll wheel is designed with RGB lighting on the sides and is also tiltable which makes it great for immediate weapon switching when using Torbjorn or Mercy.

There is also minimal clicking sound too which is great if you are tired with the repeated clicking noise especially when you are using high-skill DPS hero.

Used by

Former FaZe player and now playing for Paris Eternal, George “ShaDowburn” Gushcha is a long-time Razer DeathAdder Elite user. You can tell that the Elite works well once you have seen his Genji plays.

Build Quality

The DeathAdder Elite is one of the strongest builds by Razer. The build quality is extremely ergonomic thanks to its overall asymmetric design; the grooves along the left and right side makes holding the DeathAdder feel very comfortable. The whole mouse is coated in plastic but the sides are laid with rubber to give you that firm grip that you need.

The texture of the surface feels very smooth and the lighting is as impressive as ever. The cord is braided so there is no need for you to worry about loose connections in the future. Overall, the DeathAdder Elite got a very strong build quality.

Sensor

The Razer DeathAdder Elite uses a 10,000 DPI optical sensor. While it may not be like the more personalized and customizable Naga Trinity that holds a maximum of 16,000 DPI, 10,000 DPI on the DeathAdder Elite is already beyond an average player’s grasp. In fact, the most ideal DPI for Overwatch is a range between 750 to 5000 DPI based on pro players’ mouse sensitivity alone.

Personally, I keep the DPI to just around 750 to 1000 DPI depending on the hero I am using.

On a side note, the DeathAdder’s scroll speed can reach up to 300 inches per second which makes it suitable for DPS heroes that need a good aim while maneuvering like Widowmaker, Genji and McCree.

Weight

It looks heavy at first glance but the DeathAdder only weighs at 105 g – not too heavy to make it more favorable for camping and sniping but not too light to make it irrelevant for a fast-paced first-person game like Overwatch.

Hand size/grip

The DeathAdder size is 5″ x 2.76″ x 1.73″ which makes it ideal for medium to large hands. Thanks to the rubber grips on the side, your hand will feel constantly rested even if you are doing your best to grind for a Platinum rank before the season ends. Whether you are a claw grip type or a palm player, DeathAdder Elite just feels right for your right hand.

The concaved thumb area makes it easy to press the side buttons while the convexed right side will not make your ring and pinky fingers feel numb.

Software

The DeathAdder Elite uses the Razer Synapse software. However, it is more than just configurations and customizations. It also tracks down your stats and the average number of clicks on Overwatch if you activate its tracking system. Other than that, it’s all standard mouse software options: RGB color settings, DPI settings, and shortcut button mapping.

Conclusion

Overall, Razer did quite well with the DeathAdder Elite. In fact, it’s one of the best mice they have ever built. I highly recommend this if you mainly focus on DPS heroes.

Best Budget Mouse

The Zowie FK1 is well known eSports mouse which is ambidextrous and is available in a number of sizes. Unlike other gaming mouse, Zowie FK1 is plug and play and there is no need to download or install any drivers just to start using it.

Pros:
  • Leightweight
  • No software required
  • Multiple sizes for all hands
Cons:
  • Scroll wheell could be improved
  • Less customizable
  • Cable not braided (love or hate thing)

Who says gaming needs to be expensive? The Zowie FK1 is a great value mouse with the excellent 3310 optical gaming sensor, the mouse shape is ambidextrous, saving all the left-handed gamers out there from the shackles of a right-handed mouse. Not to mention the fact that you can choose the right size for you as the FK1 comes in small, medium and extra-large, allowing you to get the perfect mouse size and start nailing those headshots and rising to the top of the arena.

PRO TIP: Don’t forget, while sensors have improved considerably in high-end gaming mice the surface you’re gaming on can have an impact, we always recommend a decent mouse pad (the largest you can get away with), check out our round up of the best gaming mouse pads available in 2019.

 

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

Among the mice in this list, Zowei FK1 does not focus on glamorous designs and added features, but rather on solidity and simplicity. While it looks plain versus its competitors, the FK1 is still one of the kings of first-person shooters – favored by a lot of experienced players particularly in Overwatch and CSGO – based on gaming forums. The clicking sounds soft yet the feel to all 5 buttons feel tactile and responsive. The grip on the scroll is decent but still smooth enough to make fast weapon swaps or any custom key input.

Used by

Former OWL (Overwatch League) player Lin Ruo-Hao, also known as DizZy of the ahq E-Sports Club, used the FK1 a lot whenever he plays DPS. He also used the same mouse back when he played professionally in CSGO until he switched out to other mice.

Build Quality

The Zowie FK1 may not be the prettiest of the mice in the grand ball but it certainly is the strongest of them all. Its size is 5 x 2.6 x 1.5 in and it weighs at 90g – large for the hands but not heavy enough to make it a dedicated sniper-type mouse. You may wonder why it’s not curvy and that is because the FK1 is an ambidextrous type. That also means there are a total of 4 side buttons – 2 on each side of the mouse – which you can take advantage and add more hotkeys that could give you a more competitive edge.

Coated in all-black, the FK1 looks simple yet intimidating – excluding the affordable price.

Sensor

Fk1 uses the 3310 optical sensor which is arguably one of the best sensors for fast-paced games especially Overwatch. Alongside the optical sensor is the response rate between 125/500/1000 Hz – in other words, you can set the ping for the FK1 but do not calibrate it if I were you especially if you have no prior experience to response rate calibration. The DPI ranges from 400 to 3200 resolutions which are good enough for any pro player.

Weight

As previously mentioned, the FK1 weighs at 90g. As long as mice weigh from 85 to 105 g, that is good enough for Overwatch – not too light for MMO and MOBAs, but not too heavy for snipers-only play styles.

Hand Size/Grip

Gamers with large hands will find the Zowie FK1 highly reliable in whichever situation. Zowie ensures that the FK1 is good for both palm and claw grips just like how it suits left and right-handed gamers – a win-win situation for any player.

 

Software

No software is needed for the Zowie FK1 – after all, unlike other fancy mice, this serves as a plug-and-play. Sure, you can manually set the FK1’s DPI into 4 fixed numbers and its response rate but those are about it. There are no RGB settings (because the FK1 is not backlit) nor are there drivers that need installing.

Conclusion

When you need something easily digestible, you must buy the Zowie FK1. It proves that you do not need chic and complex profiling in order to make the ideal gaming mouse. We highly recommend this if you to practice your aim  – be it DPS, Tank or Support.

Best Wireless FPS Mouse

The Logitech G903 is compatible with Powerplay wireless charging with the Logitech G Powerpay mouse pad, giving you more room to play and zero cable drag. Be in the zone when you play Overwatch and focus on your gameplay with the comfort this wireless mouse provides.

Pros:
  • Fully programmable and customizable buttons
  • Excellent sensor
  • No noticable input lag
Cons:
  • Cost
  • Best used with the lightspeed mouse pad
  • Not very ergonomic, due to the ambidextrous shape

Ergonomic, ambidextrous and customizable, this gaming mouse gives you the value for your big bucks. It provides you so much comfort with a configurable button layout and room for any mouse grip style. Whether its palm, claw and fingertip gripping, Logitech G903 lets you ace any of your game campaigns.

This wireless mouse has a long battery life of up to 24 hours with its default lighting and 32 hours without. With Logitech being the leader in wireless technology, G903 is not only reliable but has no noticeable input lag when compared to wired mice. Finally, the PWM3366 sensor for Logitech G903 gives you top tier pro level sensor accuracy.

See the full Logitech G903 Review

 

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

The Logitech G903 has 11 buttons in total – each is programmable to your own liking. However, the G903 may be the best wireless mouse for Overwatch but the buttons themselves do not feel all that convenient, especially the thumb buttons; they suffer from a slightly stiff click. However, you would appreciate how wide the left and right clicks look. The scroll wheel also grips and slides responsively to your finger.

Used by

Korean players Joo-Hyuk “Bunny” Chae of Team CC, Jae-Hyeok “Carpe” Lee of the Philadephia Fusion and Yeon-Joon “ArK” of the Washington Justice gained popularity for using the Logitech G903. Keep in mind that a lot of pro players still prefer wired mice due to low latency but these three pros put wireless on a competitive level, proving that the G903 makes a great Overwatch gear. Their best settings include 800 DPI and 1000 Hz response rate.

Build Quality

The overall design and touch of the Logitech G903 is the result of what happens when a Bionicle turns into a mouse – edgy and bulky in a good way. As such, the G903 appeals more to the edgelord gamer than the ones who prefer a sleeker look. It measures at 2.8 x 6.9 x 5.3″ and it weighs at 110 g. That makes the G903 heavier than most gaming mice but that also makes it a great choice for sniper-type heroes such as Widowmaker and Ana.

Experienced users in forums complain about the G903’s non-ergonomic design but that is because most of them do not realize the design is generally ambidextrous. You can see it from its straight body and symmetrical grooves on the side. If you are used to ambidextrous mice, this will not be a problem.

Alongside the mouse is the USB charger packed with the Logitech LIGHTSPEED engine. Basically, it lets you use the G903 like any regular wired gaming mice but it recharges. The average battery life lasts up to 24 hours with RGB lighting and 32 hours without RGB.

Sensor

G903 uses Logitech’s exclusive PMW3366 optical sensor; which is still up for debate in gaming forums. But if you are not too critical about very slight differences between the PMW3366 sensor to the 5G optical, the G903 works as one of the best examples of how good the PMW3366 can be. After all, there is a reason why a lot of Korean Overwatch players choose this over other mice. However, you will need a Logitech gaming mousepad if you want to see the G903 to its full potential; it just does not respond well as with other mousepads for some reason – maybe Logitech implies that their mousepad also proves more superior when you use wireless.

As long as it is not a laser sensor, you will be happy with its zero acceleration And scroll smoothing. You can also adjust the DPI resolution from a minimum of 200 to a maximum of 12,000.

For the professional DPI range, you will want to test out the DPI between 800 to 6,000 and see which works best for you. Just remember that only because a specific resolution works on one or two players does not mean it is automatically best for you too.

Weight

Like what was previously mentioned, the Logitech G903 measures at 110 g – which may feel too heavy for players that prefer mobile heroes like Tracer, Genji, Pharah, Winston or Junkrat but a weight worth of competition for Hanzo, Widowmaker, McCree and Ana mains.

Hand Size/Grip

The G903 works best for medium to large hands thanks to its bulky size and large click areas. You may need some getting used to with the overall handling especially if you are more relaxed with dedicated right-handed mice. Both sides of the G903 include 2 buttons each so you will need to practice playing with those on. But if you play ambidextrous, the G903 is a godsend. On top of that, you can use it with either a claw grip or a palm grip although it leans more to the claw due to the wide click areas of both left and right mouse buttons.

Software

You will need to install the Logitech G program in order to configure your mouse. Besides the on-the-go DPI button on the G903, you can still manually set the sensitivity through digital settings. The software also includes 300 games that support the G903 – including Overwatch. You will certainly love how the colors automatically change to your selected hero’s palette! Now that is innovation.

Conclusion

It feels tough and iffy at first but the G903 comes very handily in the long run. Logitech redefined wireless gaming thanks to this model – low response times, long battery life, 11 mappable buttons, ambidextrous design and fully-customizable. If you need to make the most out of wireless gaming, the Logitech G903 is your answer.

Related: Check out our 5 best gaming mice for FPS players in 2020.

Best Wired Mouse

Lightweight, the Logitech G PRO is just 2.9 ounces. The advanced HERO optical gaming sensor of the Logitech G PRO delivers top-notch tracking accuracy for precise accuracy on those rapid swipes. Furthermore, get ready to customize with ease thanks to the 6 programmable buttons and onboard memory.

Pros:
  • Lightweight (great accuracy)
  • Highly customizable
  • Good software
Cons:
  • side buttons could be too small
  • the lightness can give a cheap feel
  • the size of the mouse can be quite small for some

This lightweight mouse is designed for eSports professionals, the Logitech G Pro can definitely hold its own in the world of gaming. Delivering outstanding tracking accuracy with the advanced PMW3366 optical gaming sensor, the Logitech G PRO is a mouse that will allow you to aim precise shots.

Customize the programmable buttons all you want, and do it with ease too with its onboard memory. You can also modify the lighting color with the available 16.8 million RGB lighting color options, for those of you that want to match your mouse LED’s to your gaming laptop LED’s.

 

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

“Tactile” and “very responsive” are the best words for all 6 buttons plus the left and right clicks of the Logitech G PRO. Each button is also customizable and has nice textures but the most feel-good part is the scroll wheel; it has a strong grip and it just feels so satisfying to touch and drag.

Yet, ironically, the custom buttons feel a wee-bit too small and almost conjoined. If the G PRO distanced each button more – especially the left thumb buttons – this would have been a 10/10 gaming mouse. But do not let that distract you from the fact that the G PRO is a superior Logitech product.

Used by

Yeon-Joon Hong, also known as ArK, recently swapped the G903 for the wired G PRO because of its higher DPI scaling and much lighter build. The Korean pro player recommends the G PRO for the meta Support heroes: Lucio, Ana and Mercy. His current settings for the G PRO is at 16000 flat DPI mode, set at 5069 custom resolution.

Build Quality

If you prefer a more professional Logitech design, the G PRO does exactly that. Simple yet sleek, the G PRO accomplishes in both performance and style. It weighs at 83 g and measures at 1.5 x 2.4 x 4.6″ – best from small to medium hands. Its average lifespan is 50M clicks – which will take years before it wears off.

You can say the G PRO looks like an egg because of its symmetrically oblong bottom but it feels more ergonomic than it looks. Coated in all-black and laced with contrasting RGB lighting, the Logitech G PRO sets the standard for modern professional PC gaming design.

While the buttons and scroll wheel aren’t lit, the RGB colors on the logo and the bottom area of the front cover show off a unique way of lighting: an effect that Logitech calls LIGHTSYNC RGB – which changes and moves depending on the sounds the game emits – this makes playing Overwatch more interesting and immersive.

Sensor

The G PRO uses Logitech’s premier HERO optical sensor – which is just a slightly more advanced version of their own PMW3366. If you are a keen observer, you might be aware of its quicker response over the PMW3366 and with lesser acceleration. Most gamers will not tell the difference but mice fanatics always argued that the PMW3366 is better than HERO and vice versa. To make it brief, HERO uses less power than a PMW3366. But, you should not overthink this because, overall, the sensor is very good.

Alongside the sensor, the G PRO has a great DPI resolution range between 200 to an astonishing 16000.

Weight

Good news for the lightweight mice players – the G PRO only weighs at 83 g – light enough for mobile heroes that demand quick accurate aiming while on the move such as Tracer, Pharah, D.Va, Wrecking Ball and Genji. However, the G PRO is more in favor of mobile Supports like Baptiste, Ana, Mercy and, especially Lucio.

Its light weight will also help for heroes that have projectile-type weapons; the light scrolling will aid you in predicting enemy movement quickly i.e. Pharah’s rockets, Genji’s shuriken and Lucio’s soundwaves.

Hand size/grip

Competitive Overwatch gamers may find the Logitech G PRO too small because, again, it is 1.5 x 2.4 x 4.6″. While the sides remind anyone of 1/3 of an egg, its top is quite flat making it a bit of a bothersome for claw grip players. Palm grip gamers should not find this a hindrance.

Software

Much like any of Logitech’s hardware, the G PRO requires the Logitech G program. Mainly (and the best part of the software), you can set your mouse into 5 profiles that have onboard memory – meaning you can save all your programmed settings into the G PRO and carry it with you everywhere without having to recalibrate it on a different device.

Conclusion

By far, the Logitech G PRO is one of the best gaming mice ever released by the brand. With a marvelous LIGHTSYNC RGB feature that makes the gaming experience better and onboard memory profiles, no wonder the G PRO is favored among hardcore gamers.

Cheap Wireless Overwatch Mouse

With up to 16000 DPI the Logitech G Pro Wireless promises accuracy and precision in a wireless device and the G Pro has the advanced endoskeleton design delivers a ultrathin yet durable outer shell which will hold up to intense competitive play.

Pros:
  • Cheap (great value)
  • eSports grade device
  • Ergonomic and ambidextrous
Cons:
  • Software needs to be updated to detect mouse
  • Still quite expensive
  • Double click issue

Logitech G Pro Wireless HERO 16,000 DPI/CPI Sensor makes way for unbelievable wireless speed and is created by gamers for gamers. The futuristic endoskeleton gives you an almost paper-thin but undoubtedly robust outer shell. This paved the way for an impressively convenient 2.8 ounces, allowing for insanely fast mouse movement.

 

Buttons/Scroll Wheel

Unlike the corded G PRO, the wireless G PRO has over 8 customizable buttons. The same criticism and praises of the wired edition also apply to this one: tactile and responsive buttons but suffer from non-ergonomic small sizes. However, the scroll wheel feels less grippy than the former G PRO – mainly because the sides of the scroll are plastic. Also, there is a problem with double-clicking issues because sometimes the PC registers one click as a double – a common problem for high-end gaming mice. Yet, these do not make the wireless G PRO a dealbreaker.

Used by

The Logitech G PRO wireless made headlines in the Overwatch League news since its release in 2018. Everyone, especially Fury, in the London Spitfire team uses the G PRO wireless with DPI settings of 800 to 6000 resolutions.

The lightness makes it a favorite for meta projectile-type heroes in the pro scene.

Build Quality

If you never came up to date with Logitech’s mice, the wireless version is the latest iteration in the long-running G PRO series. It is amazing how Logitech changed the G PRO’s design between the wire and the wireless versions without removing any of their peripherals. If the wire G PRO resembles an egg, the wireless G PRO leans more onto the likes of the Zowie FK1 – except flashier.

Ambidextrous in design and featherlike in weight, the G PRO is worth every penny. If the G903 set the standard for wireless gaming since its debut in the esports world a few years ago, the G PRO is the current king of the wireless pro scene. It garnered many positive reviews because of how it can match to the wired-gaming mice.

The size measures at 1.6 x 2.5 x 4.9″ and weighs at only 80 g. The RGB only shows on the logo and on the 3 small buttons on top for simplicity. It also uses the LIGHSYNC RGB feature.

Sensor

It is a given that the G PRO wireless also uses a HERO optical sensor. And since no wire is involved, the most optimal way to use the G PRO is with a mousepad that specializes in wireless gaming – specifically Logitech’s own mousepad.

Okay, let us talk about the battery life: 48 hours. Wow, that alone makes the G PRO a jawdropper and it can even go as long as 60 hours if you turn off the RGB lighting. If you do find yourself at low-bat, you can always plug in its LIGHTSPEED USB which lets you play continuously while charging.

And just like its predecessor, the G PRO can range between 100 to 16000 DPI resolution with zero smoothing and acceleration – top-notch peripherals of high-end Logitech mice.

Weight

If you though the wired G PRO was light, wait till you use the wireless G PRO – 3 grams lighter and with more fluid movement.

Hand Size/Grip

Addressing the concerns of large-handed players, the latest G PRO has a nice bump on its surface to give large hands more grasp. While it is ambidextrous, players that use the left or right hand will not find the overall grip awkward because, for some reason, Logitech cracked the code into making the G PRO very ergonomic for both hands.

Finally, claw grip players can enjoy the benefits of the new G PRO because of its bulkier design.

Software

You will still need the Logitech G software in order to configure the wireless G PRO – it uses the same settings as ever and it also stores 5 profiles of onboard memory options.

 

Conclusion

The G Pro wireless is one of the best options for those that hate wires and tangles. Overwatch pros favor this; so should you.

What Would We Buy?

If you take your game seriously, or plan on being a professional gamer, I’d say pick up the Logitech G903 or the Logitech G Pro Wireless. The freedom to customize coupled with the ease during gameplay definitely sealed the deal for me. Although the Razer DeathAdder is also customizable, but not everyone likes the Razer Synapses software. The fact that both Logitech G903 and Logitech G Pro Wireless are free of wires (with no noticeable input lag) gives you less clutter, and no cable drag restrictions and no requirement for a mouse bungee.

 

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.