ScreaM is a veteran CS:GO player who transitioned to VALORANT during the game’s beta stage.
Before making the leap, ScreaM was an inactive member of the GamerLegion’s CS:GO team. His 10 years of experience in the tactical shooter only made his transition smoother, and the pro even went onto win his first official tournament with his team called the Prodigy, consisting of names like Dafran, Mixwell, and Shaiko.
Though CS:GO fans found it hard to believe that one of the most sensational one-tappers of the game would leave in a heartbeat, ScreaM found VALORANT to be more interactive and rewarding in terms of pure gameplay.
Nowadays, ScreaM streams his VALORANT progression exclusively. Fans can even catch him broadcasting VALORANT Pro League matches, which tend to be excellent sources of knowledge if you’re looking to become a professional VALORANT player.
If you’re aspiring to stand next to ScreaM or even against him, the next time he makes into grand finals of a tournament, then you must first understand what you’re dealing with. Copying his settings can be a great idea to know how ScreaM approaches VALORANT and give you a chance to make them better with your personal adjustments.
Here are ScreaM’s VALORANT settings.
ScreaM’s mouse settings
ScreaM plays with a perfect balance of both accuracy and speed. Despite setting a low DPI value, he makes up for it via Windows’ Mouse Sensitivity options and VALORANT in-game settings.
The Finalmouse Ultralight Sunset is also one of the lightest mouses in the market, which means higher sensitivity values would end up being too unreliable for ScreaM. Always consider the weight of your mouse while adjusting your settings as well.
Keep in mind that there isn’t a perfect sensitivity setting for everyone, and the most important takeaway here is ScreaM’s Polling Rate. Setting it to 1000 Hz ensures the lowest possible response rate, which is essential in competitive shooters like VALORANT.
ScreaM’s key bindings
ScreaM’s keybinds doesn’t look that different from the default layout. He makes a few adjustments, however. ScreaM prefers a different layout for his ability keys, which allows him to reach two of them with his index finger while the other’s always under his ring finger.
ScreaM’s video settings
Despite using a top-of-the-line graphics card like the NVIDIA GeForce 2080, ScreaM prefers keeping his graphical settings at their minimum values.
This common trait among seasoned professional players allows them to spot enemies better due to having fewer details in the game. Removing all the eye-candy features of the game also gives them a nice boost of frames-per-second (FPS), which they take advantage of with a high refresh rate monitor.
The only exceptions he makes seem to be his Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering settings. Though Anti-Aliasing has a reputation for being resource-heavy, Anisotropic Filtering has almost no impact on VALORANT’s performance, and it fixes most of the blurs around objects.
ScreaM’s crosshair settings
ScreaM uses a cyan crosshair, one of the most distinct colors you can pick for a crosshair. Though this is a personal preference, the other popular choices are red/pink tones and light green.