Gearing up the pros at ESL One Cologne

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You don’t need to be a pro gamer to have a pro gaming setup. However,if you take your gaming seriously, it's the perfect way to enhance your enjoyment and ensure that you have the best gear to match your skills.

We often get asked about the peripherals that helps the pros succeed on the main stage at our ESL One events, such as the upcoming ESL One Cologne 2017. There, the players can always rely on the tournament-grade equipment provided by Logitech G. So if you’re looking to replicate the ESL One pro gaming setup of choice for your own use at home, then take a look at the newest keyboards, headsets, mice and mousepads that the pros work with when it counts.


The new Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is a must-have for anyone serious about winning and is a staple at our ESL One events. It features Logitech's own Romer-G switches, which boast a shorter actuation distance than standard mechanicals, gaining you a faster response time than your competitors. It's also dispensed with the numeric keypad, that bit on the right-hand side that you never use and is just taking up valuable desk space. This makes it easier to transport to your next gaming weekender, as well as gives you extra room for your mouse. Meaning you can position the keyboard at whatever angle give your hands the most natural and comfortable position, and also gain extra maneuvering space if you’re a low-DPI gamer.

Gaming Headsets

As any esports pro would tell you, communication is key when the stakes are highest and it’s all about immersion when it comes to sound. Being able to pinpoint the exact location of the enemy’s approach on the bomb site while being able to focus solely on the match at hand is a must. For optimal concentration, headsets such as Logitech G933 or G533 which have advanced technologies including DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround and Pro-G drivers to accurately replicate 7.1 speaker placement and audio positioning, will give you an incredibly clear and powerful sound performance.

Mice and Mousepads

An accurate optical gaming mouse is a no-brainer. Logitech G’s line of gaming mice  cover the entire DPI range without any smoothing, filtering or acceleration, has well-tensioned buttons that respond to your clicks almost instantly, and features extra programmable buttons that you can configure to your own requirements. To ensure you harness all that performance, get yourself a proper gaming mousepad. They may be a bit of a throwback to the dark days of mechanical mice, but the benefits of a smooth mousing surface can't be overstated.

Secure yourself an ESL One Cologne ticket today and don’t forget to check out the Logitech G booth in between matches - you won’t be disappointed. For further ESL One Cologne updates and news, be sure to follow ESL CS on both Twitter and Facebook.