In 2020, ShahZaM was reunited with his former CSGO and TSM teammate SicK when they moved on to Valorant under the Sentinels banner.
Apart from their overall synergy in their current team, the fact that they knew each other’s playstyle probably spelled the success of Sentinels later on.
Like most Sentinels members, SicK has gone on to create content on both Twitch and YouTube. His YouTube videos are particularly interesting because, unlike most gaming content creators who simply upload montages, he actually does some pretty interesting and educational stuff about ranking up and aiming.
If you didn’t know, SicK once held the top rank in Valorant North America leaderboards. It’s no mean feat and it just goes to show how skilled SicK is.
As someone who has experienced being number one, SicK is a great reference when it comes to Valorant sensitivity & settings. Fortunately for you, you can copy all of his exact setup by copying the information below.
|Settings Name||SicK Mouse Settings|
|Polling Rate Hz||1000|
If you’ve seen other pro Valorant settings like Dapr or Tarik, you might notice that their DPI is rather low. This enables their cursors to move slower, though 400 is still in the average numbers of Valorant DPIs.
For a lot of people though, 800 is the sweet spot. It is neither too slow and not too fast. If you can adjust the in-game sensitivity to the perfect number, then you’ve found your perfect mouse settings. For SicK, it’s 0.235.
|Settings Name||Asuna Key Bindings|
|Equip Primary Weapon||1|
|Equip Secondary Weapon||2|
|Equip Melee Weapon||3|
|Use/Equip Ability: 1||E|
|Use/Equip Ability: 2||Thumb Mouse Button|
|Use/Equip Ability: 3||C|
|Use/Equip Ability: Ultimate||X|
It’s interesting to see how SicK uses his mouse buttons. When you have a gaming mouse, you probably know what we mean when we say that they are barely used. Macros, as they are also called, are usually useful for games that need quick and repetitive action like old RPGs.
We’re obviously not worried about how SicK uses his mouse. However, if normal gamers were to apply it in their gameplay, the question that should be asked is: how sure are they that they won’t accidentally press their side mouse buttons?
Hands can easily get jittery or reactive.
Our suggestion? Just stick with the commonly used keys like C or V.
|Settings Name||SicK Crosshair Settings|
|Show Inner Lines||Off|
|Inner Line Opacity||1|
|Inner Line Length||3|
|Inner Line Thickness||2|
|Inner Line Offset||5|
SicK’s crosshair is nothing out of the ordinary.
Like most Valorant pros, SicK prefers to have a pretty small yet reliable crosshair. This kind of crosshair setting is often used to provide high accuracy, especially if you don’t have steady hands.
Additionally, green is the most popular crosshair color in Valorant and even in other first-person shooter games. Valorant in particular usually has light warm and reds so green is an understandably good option.
|Settings Name||SicK Video Settings|
|Resolution||1920×1080, 16:9 ratio|
One notable graphics settings that SicK does is turning his Multithreaded Rendering on. Multithreaded rendering is enabling your PC to work across multiple threads for better gaming performance.
You should note, however, that multithreaded rendering is only effective when you have a high-end computer in the first place. Otherwise, your computer would probably suffer and stutter if you don’t have a good CPU and GPU.
Other than multithreaded rendering, the rest of SicK’s graphic settings are pretty standard for streamers.
|Settings Name||SicK Radar Settings|
|Rotate/Fixed Orientation||Rotate/Based on Side|
|Keep Player Centered||Off|
|Minimap Vision Cones||On|
|Minimap Vision Cones|
|Show Map Region Names||Always|
PC & Peripherals
SicK has an Intel Core i7-10700K which has often been cited as one of the best processors Intel has ever released. It’s a tenth-generation octa-core hyperthreaded CPU that is said to be a bit better than the likes of AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X.
For his graphics card, SicK has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, an undoubtedly fantastic hardware.
You don’t need either of these powerhouses to run Valorant, but for someone like SicK who has access to all these plus sponsorships, it doesn’t hurt to have the best things money can buy.
The only thing different between Sick and his teammate’s gear is his mouse which is a Logitech G900. It is a wireless rechargeable gaming mouse that is rather dated but is still pretty good in terms of performance. The G900 carries that usual modern gaming mouse look but with a lot of ergonomic components, especially the shape.