Ever wonder what gaming mouse ninja uses?
Me too so I did some digging and it turns out Ninja uses a Logitech G502!
If you play Fortnite, then you no doubt know who Ninja is. He’s arguably the face of the game. He’s one of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch as well as the most popular, and he recently hosted the first ‘major’ Fortnite e-sports tournament in Las Vegas. Oh, and he just so happened to play squads with rapper Drake. Their stream together broke the record for most concurrent viewers on a single stream with 635,000. Ninja later broke his own record when streaming his tournament with 667,000 concurrent viewers. God’s plan? Ninja’s plan is more like it.
But hosting his own tournament and playing with Drake were recent, and Ninja has been on the rise in the world of Fortnite before either of these. And this is due to how amazing of a player he is. He racks up more kills in a single stream than most people get in an entire season. He and fellow Fortnite streamer KingRichard, broke the duos record for most kills in a single game. Twice. Ninja isn’t the Sonic Fox of Fortnite (Yet), but he’s close.
Now while obviously, 99% of the credit for his success is wholly attributed to his abilities, he also happens to have a great gaming setup. A good gaming mouse is essential to any competitive PC gamer, but especially to an FPS player. Precision is the key to success, so having a good gaming mouse is all required. And Ninja’s gaming mouse of choice? The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB.
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB
The G502 has been a very popular gaming mouse, since its’ release two and a half years ago. It’s very similar in design to its’ brother the G402 but has quite a bit more features. It has an infinite scroll wheel which is great for non-gaming but might be considered a drawback for some gamers. It’s not something Ninja uses in-game anyway, so it’s a moot point.
It weighs in at 125 grams, and that’s without the five 3.6-gram weights that come included in your purchase of the G502. This is generally considered too heavy for FPS games, however Battle Royale games such as Fortnite or PUGB play very differently than say Quake, Unreal Tournament or Counter-Strike, so the guidelines are different.
The buttons are great, very responsive, which is what you want. The DPI and profile switch buttons in the middle protrude a little bit too much and you may accidentally press them during gameplay. But once you get used to it, it’ll be easy to avoid doing this.
The G502 uses the PMW3366 Optical Sensor, arguably the best on the market. Top of the line perform across the board. The G502 can scale all the way up to 12,000 DPI but Ninja himself only uses 800, so for those thinking high DPI is needed for high-level gameplay, there’s your answer.
The highlight for the G502 and Ninja’s use of it, is the level of customization on offer here. Logitech’s software is arguable the best on the market out of all the top companies. You can use Logitech’s software to assign macros and keyboard commands to the 11 programmable buttons on the mouse. Not only is this very easy to do, but also very convenient. Not great with using keyboard commands in the heat of battle? With a mouse like the G502, you don’t have to be!
Is the G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB considered to be the top gaming mouse? No, it’s not. But that’s the great thing about gaming mice, what doesn’t work great for someone else, might work great for you. You might find more people recommending the DeathAdder Elite over the G502, but as Ninja, one of the top Fortnite players in the world proves, the G502 is still a great gaming mouse.