SicK Valorant Sensitivity & Settings

Image credit: Twitch/ Sick

In 2020, ShahZaM was reunited with his former TSM teammate SicK when they both used to play in Counter Strike: Global Offensive and then 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.

Aiming to be at the top of your game takes a lot more than technical know-how and skills. It also means being perfectly attuned to your hardware. This means you have to tweak your settings until it fits you.

This obviously takes quite some time to do but looking at how pros do it might give you a really good idea. As someone who has experienced being number one, SicK is a great reference when it comes to Valorant sensitivity & settings.

SicK Valorant Video Settings

Settings NameSicK Video Settings
Multithreaded RenderingOn
Material QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Detail QualityLow
UI QualityLow
VignetteOff
VSyncOff
Anti-aliasingNone
Anisotropic Filtering1x
Improve ClarityOff
BloomOff
DistortionOff
Cast ShadowsOff
Resolution1920×1080, 16:9 ratio
Display ModeFullscreen

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.

SicK Valorant Crosshair Settings

Settings NameSicK Crosshair Settings
Crosshair ColorGreen
OutlinesOn
Outline Opacity1
Outline Thickness 1
Center DotOff
Show Inner LinesOff
Inner Line Opacity1
Inner Line Length3
Inner Line Thickness2
Inner Line Offset5
Fade ErrorOff
Movement ErrorOff
Firing ErrorOff

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.

SicK Valorant Mouse Settings

Settings NameSicK Mouse Settings
Sensitivity0.235
DPI800
Polling Rate Hz1000
Scope Sensitivity1
EDPI188
Windows Sensitivity 6

If you’ve seen other pro Valorant settings like SicK’s teammates Dapr or TenZ, 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.

SicK Valorant Keybinds

Settings NameAsuna Key Bindings
WalkL-Shift
CrouchL-Ctrl
JumpSpace Bar
Use ObjectF
Equip Primary Weapon1
Equip Secondary Weapon 2
Equip Melee Weapon 3
Equip Spike4
Use/Equip Ability: 1E
Use/Equip Ability: 2Thumb Mouse Button
Use/Equip Ability: 3C
Use/Equip Ability: UltimateX

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.

SicK Valorant Minimap Settings

Settings NameSicK Radar Settings
Rotate/Fixed OrientationRotate/Based on Side
Minimap Zoom0.9
Keep Player CenteredOff
Minimap Vision ConesOn
Minimap Size1.2
Minimap Zoom0.71
Minimap Vision Cones
Show Map Region NamesAlways

SicK Gaming PC

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.

If you’re planning on getting a 3080, make sure it fits your motherboard and case. A B365 or a Z390 is definitely a good bet. Also, never ever forget that you have to have the right PSU.

SicK Gears and Peripherals

The only thing different between Sick and his teammate’s gears 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.

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