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Carpe has consistantly been one of the best players in the history of Overwatch League.
From a surprising trip to the OWL season 1 Grand Finals, to dominating the league in OWL season 3, Carpe is always a MVP candidate.
It’s now his 3rd year with the Philadelphia Fusion, and he is as dominating as ever, making a strong case for MVP once again.
Luckily, we were able to ask Carpe a few questions about his Overwatch gaming gear and settings.
Why It’s Important to Use Comfortable Gaming Gear
Carpe emphasized that it’s important to use the gaming gear that you’re comfortable with.
He said it would be similar to playing sports with shoes that don’t fit your feet.
Same thing applies to gaming – you need to use gear that fits you.
Carpe’s Mouse: Logitech G903
Why Carpe Likes Big and Heavy Mice
Carpe uses low sensitivity, and he tried both lightweight mice and heavy mice.
He felt that using heavy mice with his low sensitivity feels the best for him.
What Mouse Grip Does Carpe Use?
Carpe currently uses claw grip with his G903 mouse.
He also tried using palm grip in the past. From his experience, he thinks palm grip works better with mice that are not ambidextrous, and claw grip works better with ambidextrous mice.
There was some space between the mouse and his fingers, and he just felt claw grip feels best with G903.
Does Carpe Modify His Mouse?
Logitech G903 comes with weight tuning system where you can add more weight to the mouse.
However, Carpe does not use it. He plays without any weight tuning.
Carpe’s Keyboard: Deck Francium Pro – Cherry MX Blue
Carpe’s keyboard of choice is Deck Francium Pro with blue switches.
When he first tried this keyboard, he liked that it’s tenkeyless and doesn’t take up too much space.
So he switched to it, and still using it to this day.
There is no driver software for Deck Francium Pro, so he doesn’t customize anything.
Carpe’s Mousepad: Logitech G640
Carpe uses Logitech G640, because it’s a soft mousepad with smooth glides.
Since he uses a low sensitivity, he moves his mouse a lot more than higher sens players.
He likes the smooth glide feeling when he moves his mouse, so he prefers cloth mousepads.
Carpe’s Headset #1: David Clark H-USB
Just like other Overwatch plays, he uses David Clark H-USB during Overwatch League matches.
Carpe’s Headset #2: Sennheiser Game Zero
Outside of matches, he uses the Sennheiser Game Zero.
He does not customize or modify his headset at all.
Carpe’s Monitor: HP Omen X 25
During season 2 of Overwatch League, HP Omen X 25 was used for all matches.
So he also used it during practice, so he can get used to it. And he is continuing to use it during season 3.
Carpe’s Monitor Refresh Rate
Although HP Omen X 25 is a 240 Hz monitor, Carpe doesn’t use 240 Hz. He uses 144 Hz for Overwatch.
Carpe says it’s hard to maintain 240 frames per second in certain situations like team fights. So he just got used to playing in 144 Hz instead.
Carpe prefers monitors around 24 inches (HP Omen X 25 is 24.5 inches), because he can see everything that’s going on in the screen.
Carpe’s Chair: DXRacer King Series
DXRacer King Series is the chair Carpe uses at home.
How Often Does Carpe Change His Gaming Gear?
Carpe doesn’t switch to a different model of gear too often.
However, he does buy a new gear pretty often.
Carpe’s Logitech G Hub Mouse Settings
Carpe’s DPI Settings
In Logitech G Hub, Carpe sets three DPI’s in his mouse: 700, 800 and 900.
He’s usually on 900 DPI, but sometimes his aim feels a little off and switches to a different DPI.
Basically when he feels like his sens is too high, which happens on some days, he switches to 700 or 800 DPI.
Carpe changes the Logo Effect to Fixed, and changes the color to Blue.
Carpe’s Overwatch Settings
Carpe uses 1920 x 1080 resolution, with 144 Hz refresh rate.
He turns Vsync, Triple Buffering and Reduce Buffering off.
He uses Low for Graphic Quality. He uses the lowest option for all the settings under Graphic Quality, except Antialias Quality, which he uses Low – FXAA.
He uses 100 Render Scale.
For Gamma Correction, Contrast, and Brightness, he adjusts it depending on the location he’s playing in. He likes to have it a little brighter than default.
First, he turns off Music Volume and sets it to 0.
And he simply adjusts other volume settings depending on what he likes the best.
He doesn’t change anything else in Sound tab.
Carpe’s Overwatch Sensitivity
Carpe’s Overwatch sensitivity is 3.12. For some heroes like Genji and Doomfist, he switches to 4 because they’re projectile heroes and higher sens allows him to look around more easily.
Carpe sets Toggle Zoom to Off.
Carpe’s Hero Sensitivity Settings
|Ana – Zoom Sens||30|
|Ashe – Zoom Sens||40.35|
|Widowmaker – Zoom Sens||30|
|Widowmaker – Grappling Hook Sens||100|
|Zarya – Projected Barrier Sens||80|
Carpe’s Overwatch Crosshair
Carpe uses a Dot crosshair with Purple color, with settings as below:
|Scale With Resolution||On|
Carpe changes the Quick Melee key from V to F.
Carpe only changes two settings in Gameplay tab, Waypoint Opacity and Respawn Icon Opacity.
The Waypoint icon and Respawn icon covers the screen pretty often, so he lowered it significantly to 5% and 10%, respectively.
Everything in Carpe’s Social tab is default settings.
Carpe’s NVIDIA Settings
Carpe sets NVIDIA settings as below:
Manage 3D Settings
|Antialiasing – FXAA||Off|
|Antialiasing – Gamma correction||On|
|Antialiasing – Mode||Application-controlled|
|Antialiasing – Setting||Application-controlled|
|Antialiasing – Transparency||Off|
|CUDA – GPUs||All|
|DSR – Factors||Off|
|DSR – Smoothness||Off|
|Low Latency Mode||Off|
|Monitor Technology||Fixed Refresh|
|Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA)||Off|
|OpenGL rendering GPU||Auto-select|
|Power management mode||Prefer maximum performance|
|Preferred refresh rate||Application-controlled|
|Texture filtering – Anisotropic sample optimization||Off|
|Texture filtering – Negative LOD bias||Allow|
|Texture filtering – Quality||Quality|
|Texture filtering – Trilinear optimization||On|
|Vertical sync||Use the 3D application setting|
Carpe uses 1920 x 1080 resolution with 144Hz refresh rate.
Adjust desktop color settings
|Other applications control color settings|
|Color channel||All channels|
|Digital vibrance||+ 50%|
Set up G-SYNC
Carpe plays with G-Sync off.
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