Aceu hails from a small town in Indiana where he didn’t have much else to do aside from playing video games with his stepfather and friends. His first video game was Quake, which ignited his love for the fps genre. As he grew up, he moved through many of the main franchises, <em>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Gears of War</em> and <em>Halo. He even competed in a few <em>CS:GO</em> LAN events.
However, despite several years of serious grinding, he reached a point where he was struggling to find teammates and so decided to play and stream <em>Apex Legends</em> as soon as it released in February 2019, while he was biding his time looking for new <em>CS:GO</em>. teammates.
This hobby wound up being the breakthrough into the pro-gaming scene that he had been hoping for as he was soon maining <em>Apex Legends</em> and had signed with NRG by March 2019. Since then, he has continued to obtain amazing achievements, such as by winning the Twitch Rivals tournaments in September 2019.
Below is a list of the equipment that aceu uses in his gaming setup to maintain his edge against his opponents.
WHAT MONITOR DOES ACEU USE?
Aceu uses a BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 24.5-inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor. The BENQ XL2546 is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor. Its screen features a 1920×1080 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms with a power consumption of 55W. This combination is designed to reduce lagging and blurriness during high-paced games, making it perfect for the fps games that aceu favors. It also has built-in adjustable and removable side shields which serve to block out background distractions from his peripheral vision while he is trying to focus on his gameplay.
WHAT MOUSE DOES ACEU USE?
Aceu uses a Logitech G Pro Wireless. The Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse is one of the most popular ambidextrous gaming mice among both pro-players and streamers alike, including Danucd, Shroud and DrLupo, so it’s unsurprising that is included in aceu’s gaming setup.
Two of its main selling points include its 200 – 16,000 DPI HERO 3 sensor range and 1ms report rate, with a weight of ~79g. These elements are meant to enhance the gameplay of those who prefer fps and MOBA games that entail high precision and fast response times, rather than slower-paced games such as CCGs.
It also features a built in rechargeable battery that should last up to 63 hours when its RGB lights are switched off. It can also be used while it’s charging.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES ACEU USE?
Aceu uses a Ducky One 2 Mini Pure White keyboard. This 60% RGB keyboard tries to save gamers as much desk space as possible by including only the most basic keys and smallest border. Its compact size is also designed to be easily transportable. It has four thin grips on its underside to help keep it in place, as well as 3 level adjustable feet that can be flipped out if wanted.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES ACEU USE?
Aceu uses an Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ microphone. The AT2020 is a unidirectional cardioid condenser microphone is among those that are commonly used by streamers, most likely due to a combination of the audio output quality and affordability. Other streamers who use it include dizzy, Itssky and Dappur.
This microphone has a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz with an impedance of 100ohms. It also has two knobs to allow for mix control and volume control without needing to log into to the software.
Accessories include a microphone tripod stand, carry case, USB connector cable, audio interface, and pivoting stand mount. However, many feel that it also requires a pre-amp to really optimize the audio quality.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES ACEU USE?
Aceu uses a Logitech C920 webcam. The C920 is a basic clip-on plug-and-play webcam. It allows for recording options of either 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 30fps for a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080p. It’s also important to note that you will need a separate vocal recording device from either a dedicated microphone or a headset, as the audio output of the C920 isn’t so clear.
For an idea of the video output quality as compared to other makes, there are plenty of YouTube videos that you can check out. Nevertheless, this is a decent webcam to start out with at least until you earn enough to justify investing in more expensive equipment.
WHAT MIXER DOES ACEU USE?
Aceu uses a TC Helicon GoXLR mixer. The TC Helicon GoXLR is a compact, Windows-compatible mixer that has one XLR input slot and one TS/TRS/TRRS microphone jack. As it can only handle a single input source, it is best suited for streamers or solo vocalists over those who intend to do multi-party podcasts in a live studio. In addition to a preamp that can support a gain of up to 70 Db, it also has four volume sliders as well as various buttons and knobs to allow for voice sampling, audio effects and muting audio, among other functions.