|Razer Viper Ultralight|
|Finalmouse x Ninja Air58 Cherry Blossom Variant|
|Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum|
Esports Professional Tfue
Every processional PC gamer in the eSports scene always plays with the best tools in hand, and Tfue is no exception in this regard. He continues to dominate the Fortnite multiplayer scene along with the likes of Bugha, Cloak, Daequan, and Myth. A Florida native, he operates on Twitch, Youtube and Twitter. Before his meteoric rise in the Fortnite franchise, he played frequently in other shooters such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Halo. Today we’ll be going over what mouse he used during his eSports career that makes him a dangerous player online.
Tfue’s Gaming Mice
1. Razer Viper Ultralight – Tfue’s Current Mouse
Tfue currently uses the Razer Viper Ultralight Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse and he uses the wired version.
Razer dominates the peripherals market with its gaming devices, and the Viper Ultimate is no exception. The Viper Ultimate also has a wireless version that comes with a detachable USB cable and docking port that powers it.
It also has a matte finish carried over from previous designs, where you leave no fingerprints even after constant use. It’s an amazing mouse to have. It’s 69 grams, making it one of the lightest esports gaming mouse for easy movement. It has two buttons on each side of the mouse and a new sensor built into it. The iconic Razer Chroma logo provides RGB lighting that comes standard with their mouse lines.
When you download Razer’s Synapse software, it allows you to customize different aspects of the mouse to your personal preferences. Not only can the lighting and buttons be changed, but the sensitivity can be changed as well, which is useful if you’re using different mousepads.
Another key feature of the mouse is its HyperSpeed Technology. HyperSpeed Tech is not just a fancy term about the mouse’s speed (looking at you, Star Wars fans).
Razer’s proprietary optical mouse switches are built-in under the mouse buttons, which rate at 70 million clicks each. Every time that you click on the mouse buttons, the signal input-to-output response time is 0.2 milliseconds, which is pretty nuts. Typically high-tier mice usually hit the lower 990 Hz frequency, but the Viper Ultimate pushes the envelope further taking players as far as 998 or 999 Hz.
It’s no surprise that Tfue used this mouse during his time in the eSports scene, as it is a highly responsive mouse that helped him dominate in Fortnite.
2. Finalmouse x Ninja Air58 Cherry Blossom Variant – Tfue’s Main Mouse
The Ninja Air58 is Tfue’s new main mouse. This line launched back in 2018 when Finalmouse partnered up with pro-Fortnite player Ninja to help launch the Air58. Despite its rather skewed campaign, the mouse itself is successful. Tfue briefly demos the use of his new main mouse via his Twitch Stream which can be viewed here.
Compared to other mice that are on the market, the Air58 has many hexagonal-shaped perforations all over the mouse, which contributes to its lightweight. The build quality of the mouse is also very solid, so you don’t have to worry about it cracking inwards if you hold onto it too hard. Even after repeated use, there is no sign of dirt and grime due to its matte finish. The surface of the mouse makes it comfortable to use.
The clicks on the mouse are also very crisp, putting it on par with other mice like the Logitech G703. You’ll notice on the mouse wheel that it has Japanese haiku embedded on it. This is only because of Ninja’s name and has absolutely nothing to do with Japan. While it isn’t necessary for operation, it adds a nice artistic touch to the Air58. As for the wheel itself, it works just fine. It’s not the tautest one that we’ve ever seen, as it could use a little extra thickness as it feels just slightly loose.
Underneath the mouse wheel is a DPI button that allows you to change DPI settings in intervals of 400. They range from 400 DPI to a maximum of 3,200 DPI. These are preset into the mouse, and there is no official software that you can download that can modify its operation. Unofficially, you can download the Dream Machines’ DM1 Pro S to fine-tune the Air58’s sensitivity.
Paracorded Final Mouse pic.twitter.com/9mDly8xZk8
— Tfue (@TTfue) April 20, 2018
The paracord is loosened slightly on the mouse, adding to the Air58’s lightweight feel. The lightness of the paracord combined with the mouse itself makes it feel like you’re using a wireless mouse while you’re gaming. It works like a charm for those who have medium-sized hands. Some of you may prefer using mice that have a little extra weight to them to help steady your aim in a shooter, so if the Air58’s weight is not your thing, that’s fine.
One thing you need to remember is to keep liquids away from the mouse. A can of Monster or a cup of coffee can fry the device’s circuitry since it has so many perforations all over it. Tfue probably used this mouse due to its lightweight and crisp responses. As evident in the previously mentioned Twitch stream, his Fortnite player avatar moved swiftly without anyone even noticing that he had a brand new mouse.
3. Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum – Tfue’s Previous Mouse
Logitech builds mice and is ranks alongside Razer when it comes to quality. The G502 Proteus is a solid device that moves the cursor precisely where you want it to be. The Proteus Spectrum is a slight upgrade from the original G502 Proteus, where it comes with a new blue stripe along the thumb rest of the mouse while maintaining the core design of the previous iteration of the mouse.
— Tfue (@TTfue) January 8, 2018
The Proteus Spectrum has 11 programmable switches all over the mouse, which give you flexibility on how you want to use your controls. The two Omron switches built within the mouse buttons are rated at 20 million clicks each. On top of that, it is equipped with an advanced optical sensor at the base of the mouse, giving it extreme responsiveness no matter which part of the screen you are pointing at.
The mouse’s DPI can also be calibrated to give it a higher (or lower) level of sensitivity. The mouse cable comes with a Velcro strap so that you can roll it up and keep it from tangling your device.
When looking at the bottom of the mouse, you’ll notice it has a detachable cover where you can fit in weights at the base of the mouse. These fittings are designed for weights so that you’ll be able to place them according to their specific pattern. You can adjust them accordingly based on your comfort level. Some players prefer heavier weights to help them steady their aim, which is very needed when it comes to first-person shooters.
Proteus Spectrum has 2 LED indicators; one being the Logitech logo mounted on the front face of the mouse, with the triple-light indicator situated next to the left mouse button. Lefties beware, while the mouse is ergonomic in its design, it is not ambidextrous and made for users who operate the mouse with their right hand. While not seen often, Tfue used this mouse since it is comfortable and can be snappy in its responses when needed.
Ninja’s Mouse Vs. FaZe Tfue’s Mouse
Mice brands are not limited to Razer, Logitech or Finalmouse. Since there are so many to choose from, players such as yourself will have their preferences on what peripherals to choose as part of their gaming hobby/career. Make no mistake, Tfue is not only one of the most widely recognized eSports professionals within the Fortnite franchise, but he is also an extremely adaptable player that chooses his mouse wisely.