What is it about Wardell that makes him such a fun watch?

We can think of a couple of reasons like his steady but consistent frags, his smart gameplay, and the fact that he is arguably one of the best AWPers in the game. Did you also know that he’s probably one of the biggest reasons why Jett was nerfed the first time?

Wardell, whose real name is Matthew Yu, is a talented player from Canada who is currently playing for TSM. He has been showing his true colors as one of the best in the game with his numerous fantastic showings in online tournaments such as invitationals, Face Off, and Challengers.

For players like Wardell, there’s just a lot we’d love to know about, right? Why are his hands so steady? How does he know where the enemy is? And most importantly, what are his settings?

To help you with your quest to become better in the game, we’ve gathered intel on Wardell’s Valorant sensitivity & settings. Not only will you get to know his mouse and video settings, among other things, we’ve also included the PC & peripherals he uses.

Mouse Settings

Settings NameWardell Mouse Settings
Polling Rate Hz1000
Scope Sensitivity1.15
Windows Sensitivity 6

If you notice how Wardell plays, he isn’t the type to be prone to random and quick mouse movements though he does flick a lot, especially when using an AWP or shooting no scope.

This is because his mouse sensitivity settings are pretty average, not too low, and definitely not too high. When it comes to games like Valorant, or other first person shooter games for that matter, the recommended average mouse sens is between 400 and below 1000.

Of course, all of this depends on what kind of mouse you’re using.

As always, the best way to know what your Valorant mouse settings should be is to test it first in a sandbox mode.


Settings NameWardell Key Bindings
JumpSpace Bar
Use ObjectE
Equip Primary Weapon1
Equip Secondary Weapon 2
Equip Melee Weapon 3
Equip Spike4
Use/Equip Ability: 1Mouse 5
Use/Equip Ability: 2Mouse 4
Use/Equip Ability: 3F
Use/Equip Ability: UltimateC

Just like TenZ, Wardell likes using his mouse as a skill shortcut. It’s definitely not the norm among gamers, but we can see how it’s efficient.

If you have a mouse with lots of macro buttons, you can definitely try this out. However, be wary especially for those whose hands have a tendency to fidget. Macro buttons are often situated at the side of the mouse where your thumbs are, and if you’re not careful, then you might suddenly use a skill that you shouldn’t have.


Settings NameWardell Crosshair Settings
Crosshair ColorWhite
Outline Opacity0
Outline Thickness 0
Center DotOn
Center Dot Opacity1
Center Dot Thickness1
Show Inner LinesOff
Inner Line Opacity1
Inner Line Length2
Inner Line Thickness1
Inner Line Offset2
Fade ErrorOff
Movement ErrorOff
Firing ErrorOff

Knowing Wardell’s crosshair settings is actually pretty hilarious. If you try to get information through his Twitch stream, the bot will respond in a sarcastic way.

Good thing we were able to discover what his crosshair settings are without having to deal with the annoying bot.

Wardell’s crosshair is a pretty small and compact one, but based on what we see, it’s really reliable especially for AWPers. The enabling of the center dot also gives aiming stability for Wardell. He has a lot of aiming and in-game strategies, and the overall setting of his crosshair really gives a lot of flair to his playing style.

Video Settings

Settings NameWardell Video Settings
Material QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Detail QualityLow
UI QualityLow
Anistropic Filtering1x
Improve ClarityOff
Cast ShadowsOff
Resolution1920×1080, 16:9 ratio
Display ModeFullscreen
Frame Rate LimitUnlocked

We’d like to give special attention to his frame rate limit which is currently unlocked.

You might now be wondering if you ought to unlock your frame rate limit. The answer to that really depends on what hardware you have.

As a professional player playing for one of the most successful esports teams ever, Wardell has the best PC money can buy. There’s no doubt about it. This is why he can afford to uncap his frame rate.

If this is the same with you, then you have the choice of removing the fps cap. However, if you aren’t confident about your PC setup, then we strongly suggest putting a cap on your frame rate.

Shooting games, particularly first person shooters, is among the top genre of games where frame rate fluctuation is the norm. The reason could range from ping and server issues to matters of driver updates and optimization.

Mini Map

Settings NameWardell Map Settings
RotateRotate/Based on Side
Fixed OrientationAlways the same
Keep Player CenteredOff
Mini Map Size1.1
Mini Map Zoom0.9
Mini Map Vision ConesOn
Show Map Region NamesAlways

PC & Peripherals

Just like what we said, Wardell has access to the best hardware that you can find in stores. He uses an Intel Core i9-9900K for his processor. It is an 8 core, 16 thread with a single core boost of 5 GHz, the highest frequency in this line of Intel chips. It is fantastic in all settings, whether it is gaming or for work stations.

On the other hand, Wardell has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090, a beast of a graphics card. Though the price tag is pretty hefty, it really makes up for it in terms of performance. Whether you’re a gamer who aims to play at 4k or 8k, or a video editor who wants to expand their capacity; this graphics card is will definitely take you places.