Esports is a serious discipline where every piece of hardware plays a critical role not only in the comfort of gamers, but also in keeping pace with your play style. Hardware gives access to buttons and functions that can positively impact how well you play. Here’s a quick look at the common hardware brands the professional gamers use.
The peripherals used: The ProSettings database keeps track of equipment commonly used in eSports, such as DPI, Pooling Rate, etc. According to data for January 2020, it looks like Logitech is the most popular brand used with 25.31% of the market share. No other brand closely competes with them, with Zowie the next closest brand at 12.60%. A well-known brand in the market is Razer, which has been stagnating somewhat in recent months despite changing their style significantly.
Esports mice in use: Focusing in on the mice area of peripherals reveals some interesting trends. While there is no specific product that stands out as a preferred pick, Logitech continues to dominate the market with 42.80% of mice sales. However, this time Zowie is a much stronger contender for second place with 28.50% of the market. The jump is a strong indicator of the quality of the products in addition to the price of hardware since professional typically choose by the wallet.
Esports keyboards in use: When it comes to keyboards, the market share completely changes up. Logitech is no longer leading the market, with Corsair instead taking first place at 18.15% of the market, though the fight is a close one between the top contenders with Logitech at 17.66%, Razer at 15.82%, and HyperX at 12.86%.
While the peripherals used by professionals vary depending on personal preference, the top brands typically speak for themselves. According to one review, a good choice was the G502 Lightspeed mouse and the G Pro keyboard due to how well they fit the typical gamer’s needs.