Wardell Mouse,Crosshair, Keybinds, Map, Video settings

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Wardell Mouse,Crosshair, Keybinds, Map, Video settings
Wardell Mouse,Crosshair, Keybinds, Map, Video settings

Matthew Bowman Yu also known as Wardell, is a former Counter Strike player that became a Valorant superstar from the moment he touched the game. Young Mathew Yu was dominating the North American CS: GO servers from an early age, but he didn't get serious attention until he joined Ghost Gaming in 2016. Despite the drama surrounding Steel and Ghost Gaming, Wardell and his team put up solid performances up until 2019 when the team disbanded. After that Wardell's reputation had taken a hit among the pro players, for him not honoring his promise to play with the North American organizations Rogue.

After teaming up with Subroza, Yay, and FNS for one last shot at a CS: GO career, Wardell started playing Valorant in its beta. His dominant play quickly landed him a spot on a top tier team in TSM. In the early days of Valorant, the Ignition series was a group of tournaments that Riot Games organized to kick off the Valorant esports scene. Wardell ended up carrying TSM to the number one spot in the Nerd Street gamers showdown versus T1. TSM solidified their claim as the best Valorant team in the summer of 2020 by beating the early Sentinels roster in the FaZe clan invitational. This won tournament and the MVP he got, made Wardell the face of Valorant with a growing Twitch stream and audience. 

Wardell Mouse Settings

In the table below we can see the Valorant mouse settings that Wardell uses on his Logitech G Pro X Superlight , and the one that stands out the most is the mouse sensitivity. 0,32 is the standard for most pros, especially for those that play on 800 DPI. These are the most important Wardell mouse settings that enable the steady hand of the leader of OP Academy. With a Windows sensitivity of 6 and an EDPI of 260, these are Wardell's Valorant settings that empowered his playing style. His Scoped Sensitivity is set to 1,15 which makes him one of the few pros that change their sensitivity when they ADS. In our best mouse settings article, we talked about how this setting can change how your mouse feels, so you should definitely check it out.

DPI 800
Sensitivity 0,32
eDPI 260
Zoom Sensitivity 1,15
Frequency 1000 Hz
Windows Sensitivity 6
Raw Input Buffer On

Wardell Crosshair Settings

When looking at the crosshair settings for this former Counter Strike player, we can see that the center dot and outer lines are both turned Off. Wardell's settings for his inner lines are really similar to the cNed crosshair settings, with both of them using white inner lines.

Movement error and firing error have both been turned Off, and since his outlines have been also turned off it makes it seem like he has white outlines. In our best crosshair colors article we talked about how effective the White color is, and seems to agree with us since he is rocking the White crosshair color as well.

Color White
Outlines Off
Outline Opacity /
Outline Thickness /
Center Dot Off
Show Inner Lines On
Inner Line Opacity 1
Inner Line Length 4
Inner Line Thickness 2
Inner Line Offset 2
Movement Error Off
Firing Error Off
Show Outer Lines Off
Outer Line Opacity /
Outer Line Length /
Outer Line Thickness /
Outer Line Offset /
Movement Error Off
Firing Error Off

Wardell Keybind Settings

Wardell's Valorant key bindings show that he is one of the rare pro players in Valorant that utilize the mouse buttons. He has been using the Logitech G Pro X Walk keyboard on which he has Walk bound to L Shift, Crouch bound to Left Ctrl, Jump set to the Space Bar, and Use Object on E. The Equip Primary Weapon setting is bound to 1, Equip Secondary Weapon is bound to 2 and the Equip Melee Weapon setting is bound to 3. We see a noticable difference in his key bindings for the abilities. He has Use Equip Ability 1 bound to Mouse Button 5 , for Use Equip Ability 2 he is using the Mouse Button 4, Use Equip Ability 3 is bound to F, and for his Equip Ultimate ability, he uses the C key.

Walk L-Shift
Crouch L-Ctrl
Jump Space Bar
Use Object E
Equip Primary Weapon 1
Equip Secondary Weapon 2
Equip Melee Weapon 3
Equip Spike 4
Use / Equip Ability: 1 Mouse Button 5
Use / Equip Ability: 2 Mouse Button 4
Use / Equip Ability: 3 F
Use / Equip Ability: Ultimate C

Wardell Map Settings

The map settings that Wardell has would not surprise anyone since he has a rotating minimap and has the Keep Player Centered setting turned Off. This is very standard and few pro players stray away from this or barely use the Fixed Orientation setting. In our best minimap settings article, we discussed how impactful the Keep player centered setting can be, so you should definitely check it out. Wardell's Valorant settings show that his minimap zoom is just 0,9 with a minimap size of 1,1. Like most pros, his Minimap Vision Cones are also turned On, and his Show Map Region Names setting is also turned On. 

Rotate Rotate
Fixed Orientation Based On Side
Keep Player Centered Off
Minimap Size 1,1
Minimap Zoom 0,9
Minimap Vision Cones On
Show Map Region Names Always

Wardell Video Settings

As a former counter strike player, its normal for Wardell to have first person shadows enabled but that's not the case. He has the Cast shadows setting turned Off, Anti Aliasing set to None, and Improve Clarity Off, even though he is using an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. In this table we can see that he has set Texture Quality low, Detail Quality low, Material Quality low, UI quality low, Bloom turned Off, and no VSync. For someone playing on a high end PC, Wardell doesnt seem to care much how his game looks, but is more worried for clarity. We did an article covering the best graphic settings and how you can fine-tune your in game settings for a more enjoyable experience.

Resolution 1920x1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Aspect Ratio Method Letterbox
Display Mode Fullscreen
Multithreaded Rendering On
Material Quality Low
Texture Quality Low
Detail Quality Low
UI Quality Low
Vignette Off
VSync Off
Anti-Aliasing None
Anisotropic Filtering 1x
Improve Clarity On
Experimental Sharpening Unknown
Bloom On
Distortion Off
Cast Shadows Off