Nadeshot is a former pro who followed in his mentor H3cz’s footsteps when he decided to start up his own esports organization, 100 Thieves, upon leaving OpTic Gaming in April 2016, when he was still 23 years old. As his brand grew, he started looking for new partners, and some big names decided to join in including Drake, Scooter Braun and Dan Gilbert in order to be able to get into the LCS by the 2018 deadline. By July 2019, his organization was valued at $125 million USD and he remains its CEO.
Therefore, Nadeshot is known for being an all-rounder in the streaming world: a professional Call of Duty player, team captain, entrepreneur, and now co-owner and CEO of a multimillion-dollar esports organization. This is in addition to maintaining his position as a content creator on Twitch. As he is someone who understands all aspects of the streaming industry and production, it’s worthwhile to check out what he’s chosen to use in his setup.
WHAT MONITOR DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses a BenQ XL2730Z monitor. Nadeshot’s gaming setup includes three of these 27-inch monitors 144Hz gaming monitors. It has a 1ms response time with a QHD Wise 1440p resolution. We won’t be going into more detail, as this monitor has been discontinued by BenQ.
WHAT MOUSE DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses a Logitech G Pro wireless gaming mouse. The Logitech G Pro wireless mouse is probably among the most commonly used by streamers, with other big-name users including Bugha, Aceu and Nickmercs, among others. It is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that utilizes a HERO 3 optical sensor that has a dpi range of between 100 – 16,000 that can be adjusted in increments of 50, combined with a report rate of 1ms and tracking speeds of up to 400ips.
It also comes with options of between 4 – 8 macro buttons, as there are two removable buttons for each side of the mouse, as well as two sets of button covers in case you don’t want to use them. However, there is no dpi button, so the dpi profile will need to be set through the Logitech G Hub. The final button is the power switch on the underside of the mouse.
It has a battery life of up to 48hs with the RGB lighting and 63hrs without. It can also be used while it is charging. Its weight comes in at 79g (2.8oz) and its charging cable is 1.8m (70.86”) long. It is compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.11 or later.
WHAT MOUSEPAD DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses a medium-sized Classic SteelSeries QCK mousepad. Touted as “the best-selling mouse pad of all time” by SteelSeries, this mousepad has dimensions of 32 x 27 x 0.2cm (12.6 x 10.8 x 0.08”.) It is made from a micro woven cloth fabric with a non-slip rubber base.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses a Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard. The Blackwidow Chroma differs from the Chroma Stealth in that it is ‘tactile and clicky’ due to its utilizing Razer Green mechanical switches. The Chroma stealth, on the other hand, is silent. The Green mechanical switches have an actuation force of 50g, travel distance of 4mm and actuation point of 1,9mm. Its RGB backlighting can be set on a per-key basis, and the keyboard also features an extra five macro keys that are integrated into a column on the left of the keyboard. Both of these can be set through Razer’s Synapse software.
It is constructed with metal top mounting. Its braided fiber cable is around 2m (96”) long. It also has a USB 2.0 and audio pass through port.
WHAT HEADSET DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses JBL Quantum One headset. The JBL Quantum One is an over-ear, wired, closed-back headset that is powered with a 3.5mm stereo jack. The closed-back design helps with noise-cancelling, but should probably be used with caution, as using them at too high a volume could potentially causing lasting damage to the user’s eardrums due to the high sound pressure that they create.
This 7.1 surround sound headset also integrates QuantumSPHERE 360 technology that provides a head-tracking sensor to realistically pinpoint in-game positioning vis-à-vis opponents and other in-game sound sources.
It has 50mm drivers that provide a frequency response range of 20 – 40,000Hz, a sensitivity of 95bB@1kHz and have an impedance of 32Ohms. The detachable microphone is unidirectional and has a frequency response range of 100 – 10,000Hz and a sensitivity of -41dBV @1kHz/pa.
It is constructed from plastic and has an adjustable, padded headband and memory-foam padded ear-cups that are covered in a leatherette fabric. It weighs 369g (13.02oz) and has dimensions of (9.06 x 4.33 x 9.65”).
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses a Shure SM7B microphone. Nadeshot has doubled up on both his microphone and camera in order to ensure that his sound quality remains consistent and that he can alternate angles to spruce up the stream flow. However, this is definitely not advisable for someone who is just starting out and doesn’t yet have the subscriber base and viewer following to justify such an investment.
The Shure SM7B is a dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern, meaning that it will pick up sound from the direction that it is facing, while noise coming from behind the microphone will be quite stifled, if it is even picked up at all.
In addition to its internal pop-filter and detachable external windscreen for further eliminating unwanted sounds, it also has an ‘air suspension’ shock isolation feature to eliminate noises caused by vibrations.
Its nominal output impedance is at 150Ohms, its frequency response range is between 50 – 20,000Hz and it has a sensitivity of -59dB. It requires the investment of an XLR cable and audio interface, but not phantom power.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses a Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera. The Lumix GH 5 is a serious mirrorless digital camera that is designed for professional photographers with a hefty price-tag to match. It offers 4k video capture at 60p for MOV and 50p for MP4 for a QFHD shot of up to 3840 x 2160p. It can shoot still shots a 6k at 30fps and 4k at 60fps at a megapixel resolution of ~18.
It has two SD slots and is capable of recording onto both simultaneously so as to avoid losing footage in case one card should become corrupted. It weighs 645g (1lb) and has dimensions of (5.83 x 7.56 x 6.14”). Further specs can be found here.
In addition to the body, it also comes with a cable holder, hot shoe cover, battery, battery charger, camera body cap, shoulder strap, USB connection cable, AC cable, as well as a product booklet and use guides.
This camera is clearly intended for outdoor and IRL use by photographers and videographers and far surpass the needs of the basic streamer. So, if you’re starting out as a gaming streamer, we recommend that you consider a basic webcam and then move on to more sophisticated equipment if needed later.
WHAT MIXER DOES NADESHOT USE?
Nadeshot uses an RME BabyFace Pro mixer. The RME Babyface Pro is another high-level piece of equipment. It is a portable audio interface that allows for 12 input and 12 output devices for a total of 24 channels. It can also act as a preamp for two microphones and two instruments simultaneously. This makes sense, given that Nadeshot records his own podcast.
The chassis is constructed from a single piece of aluminum. There are four built-in XLR connector ports, two for inputs and two for outputs and can provide +48V of phantom power. There are also two instrument jacks and two headphone outputs, one with a mini jack and one with a standard jack. There is also a midi breakout cable port, an ADAT output and input port, a USB port and a DC input power port.
All of the audio control options can be set on the device and are shown on the LED screen, and the input and output devices can also all be tweaked individually. Furthermore, the RME TotalMix FX software is fully integrated into the device, meaning that the BabyFace Pro doesn’t need to be connected to a computer in order to be activated, as it can be used with PCs, Macs and iOS devices.
It also comes with a hard-shell plastic case and soft pouch to make it easier to transport to different locations. There are also slots for a breakout midi cable and USB cable.