Nickmercs originally made a name for himself in the competitive Gears of War scene, where he was recognized for his movements and fps skills as he started ranking in various national tournaments. When he transitioned to Fortnite, his GoW skills came through for him, as he was able to consistently rack up high-kill counts during his matches and to even set kill records.
He has only really been streaming on Twitch since 2014, when he became involved with Call of Duty and even joined 100 Thieves CoD team in 2016 and then moved over to their Fortnite team in late 2017. Since then, he has gone on to befriend, play and compete with and against many other streamers.
In light of his years of experience, its worth paying attention to the equipment that Nickmercs has chosen for his gaming setup, even if some of it is sponsored.
WHAT MONITOR DOES NICKMERCS USE?
Nickmercs uses three Alienware 25 monitors. There are four monitors in Nickmerc’s gaming setup, with his three main gaming and streaming monitors being Alienware 25s. They are 24.5-inch screens with G-Sync capabilities. They have a preset resolution of preset 1920 x 1080 resolution with a 1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate, making them ideal for fast-paced games, provided that the input and processing power of the rest of the equipment matches this monitor’s response rate.
Its metal tripod stand allows for up to 4 inches height adjustment and also enables the monitor to be swiveled, tilted, or pivoted up to 170°/160°.
WHAT MOUSE DOES NICKMERCS USE?
Nickmercs uses a Logitech G Pro Wireless Mouse. Nickmercs’ mouse is designed to be ambidextrous and is favored by many top streamers including aceu, Danucd and Shroud. Its HERO 3 sensor allows for a range of 200 – 16,000 DPI as well as a 1ms response time. The Logitech G Pro also comes with a built-in battery with a lifespan of up to 63 hours when its RGB lights aren’t used. It can still be used while it’s charging, regardless of whether it is plugged in with its 1.8m cable or charging wirelessly with the Logitech G Powerplay mousepad. Additionally, the also integrates four removable and reprogrammable macro side buttons and clickable scroll wheel that can be set through Logitech’s G HUB software.
Its dimensions are 1.57 x 2.5 x 4.92 inches, with a weight of 2.88oz (~81.6g).
WHAT CONTROLLER DOES NICKMERCS USE?
Nickmercs uses a SCUF Infinity4PS Pro MFAM controller. Nickmercs has been using Scuf controllers since his GoW days, long before he was partnered with them. The Infinity4PS Pro MFAM was developed with Nickmercs’ input, especially regarding its aesthetics,
making it dear to his heart. It has customizable joysticks that can be height adjusted according to the player’s grip preferences, as well as two mappable paddles on its back that can be programmed with any button setting in order to decrease the number of times that a player will need to remove their thumbs from the joystick. It is designed for use on both the PS4 and PC and can be used either as a wireless controller via Bluetooth or wired.
Most Scuf controllers can only be bought directly through Scuf’s website, rather than on Amazon and this controller is not an exception.
WHAT HEADSET DOES NICKMERCS USE?
Nickmercs uses an ASTRO Gaming A40 TR headset. The ASTRO A40 TRs is a wired stereo open-backed headset that works on both a PC and MAC and then either an Xbox ONE or PS4, depending on the version. Both use a 3.55mmm jack connector. The open-back will allow for background noise to filter in during gameplay but will also reduce damage to the eardrum that could otherwise be caused by increased audio pressure.
As for its build, its ear-cups are constructed from a synthetic leather that can be easily switched out for a synthetic noise-cancelling mod set. Many uses advise purchasing the MixAmp as well in order to enhance the audio quality. The drivers offer a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz with a nominal Impedance of 48Ohms. It also has a detachable 6.0mm unidirectional boom microphone that can be attached on either side of the headset and also comes with an inline mute button.
The speaker and headband tags can also be customized with mod kits. The headband is adjustable and padded in order to enhance the user’s comfort. It has a sturdy construction that weighs ~12.8oz (363g).
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES NICKMERCS USE?
Nickmercs uses a Logitech G Pro X keyboard. The Logitech G Pro X keyboard is an upgrade of the Logitech G Pro. It is a mechanical and tenkeyless Lightsync RGB product, that features only two bonus buttons on the top right of the keyboard, which are used to adjust the brightness and to lock the Windows key so that you don’t accidentally mess up your game with a misplaced keystroke.
It is built with GX mechanical switches that can easily be swapped with one of the other GX switch options. It includes a free keycap puller for this purpose. The three switch options are GX Blue Clicky, GX Red Linear and GX Brown Tactile. It also features two three-step adjustable stand, as well as a rubber grip on its underside to help keep it in place. It is currently only available directly from LG’s website.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES NICKMERCS USE?
Nickmercs uses a Logitech C922 webcam. The Logitech C922 is a dedicated clip-on plug-and-play webcam that can record and stream at either 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. It also has a 78° field of view, with its pan options being adjustable through the webcam’s software. Additional bonuses include a free three-month trial of XSplit and a tripod desk.