Tarik Celik, aptly called “Tarik” in-game, is a professional video gamer and streamer. He is a Counter Strike: Global Offensive pro player, currently under Evil Geniuses. Apart from playing CSGO, Tarik has also somewhat concentrated on being a full-time content creator on Twitch.
Tarik hasn’t made the complete switch to Valorant, but he is streaming it from time to time.
Though he hails from another game, Tarik is still incredibly fun to watch and is a really clean shooter.
If you’re wondering how Tarik is able to perform at a high level in ranked Valorant, our first answer is skill and talent. The second one is settings and gears.
We can’t hone your skills and talent for you, but we can definitely give you a hefty overview of Tarik’s Valorant sensitivity & settings. Who knows? Maybe this way you might just be able to emulate a fraction of Tarik’s FPS skills.
|Settings Name||Tarik’s Mouse Settings|
|Settings Name||Tarik’s Key Bindings|
|Equip Primary Weapon||1|
|Equip Secondary Weapon||2|
|Equip Melee Weapon||3|
|Use/Equip Ability: 1||Q|
|Use/Equip Ability: 2||E|
|Use/Equip Ability: 3||C|
|Use/Equip Ability: Ultimate||X|
|Settings Name||Tarik’s Crosshair Settings|
|Show Inner Lines||On|
|Inner Line Opacity||1|
|Inner Line Length||2|
|Inner Line Thickness||2|
|Inner Line Offset||2|
|Outer line Opacity||0|
|Outer line Length||0|
|Outer Line Thickness||0|
|Outer Line Offset||0|
In our opinion, Tarik’s crosshair is ridiculously small. It’s also white in color, and though white has worked for a lot of pro Valorant players, they also usually turn the outlines on to prevent the crosshair from being completely unseen in light backgrounds.
But hey, it works for him.
If you look at Tarik’s CSGO crosshair, it’s actually a completely identical crosshair. This is obviously a comfort zone for him so we wouldn’t recommend you doing it just because a pro player does it. 1/4/2/2 is still the commonly used inner line figures while green or yellow is just better visually speaking.
|Settings Name||Tarik’s Video Settings|
|[BETA] Experimental Sharpening||Off|
|Resolution||1980×1080; 16:9 Aspect Ratio|
|Frame Rate Limit||Unlocked|
Like most pro FPS players, Tarik really minimizes the graphic rendering of the game. It’s not because he has a subpar gaming PC. Far from it actually.
It’s because graphics can impact the framerate of the game. Now, with Tarik’s ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 TI OC, he can definitely afford to have good graphics and high framerate. However, it seems like making sure that the framerate stays at a constant rate is more important than vivid colors and lines.
|Settings Name||Tarik’s Radar Settings|
|Rotate/Fixed Orientation||Rotate/Based on Side|
|Keep Player Centered||Off|
|Minimap Vision Cones||On|
|Show Map Region Names||Never|
PC & Gear
As a player for Evil Geniuses, Tarik’s PC parts are completely sponsored. They’re not the “best” or “top of the line” if we’re talking about technicalities, but boy! Tarik’s PC is still a beast.
For his CPU, he has an Intel Core i9-9900K which is an 8-core 16 thread 3.6 GHz, and is an overall fantastic chip for gaming and various desktop activities. Tarik couples his CPU with a MAG Z390 Tomahawk mobo. Tarik enjoys a 16 GB RAM care of Spectrix D41 RGB 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz. His GPU, on the other hand, is a ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
Tarik’s gaming PC doesn’t come cheap and you’ll need more than $2000 to completely build something like this. If you’re considering it though, this kind of PC will definitely help you play Valorant and triple AAA games at a high and smooth level.
For his monitor, Tarik has a XL2546 DIVINA BlueZOWIE which provides 1920x1080p full HD and 240 GHz. Couple that with his GPU and CPU and you’ve got a graphic powerhouse.
Tarik’s mouse is an MX518 Legendary Logitech which is around $33. It is a high-performance wired gaming mouse known for its classic aesthetics.
Tarik uses an HyperX Alloy FPS Pro TKLHyperX keyboard that’s around $75 to $90, depending on where you’re buying. FPS players love compact keyboards and this mechanical beauty prides itself on its accurate tenkeyless keyboard that any shooter game aficionado is sure to love.
Lastly, Tarik uses a Sennheiser GAME ONE White which is being sold for around $150. With this, you’ll be able to pick up subtle sounds such as the footsteps of your enemies and they’ll long be dead before they can react to you.