Censor’s Gaming Essentials
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Censor’s Gaming Essentials

If you want to play like a champion, you need to game like a champion. Doug “Censor” Martin, professional Call of Duty player for the New York Subliners, let’s you in on the five pieces of gaming equipment he needs to put in a professional performance. Let’s get into it.

Astro A40 Headset

The Astro A40s are a Call of Duty League staple, with the brand being a sponsor of Call of Duty esports for years. According to their website, the A40 TR X-Edition “delivers premium audio fidelity designed to give players a competitive advantage. Adapt to any environment with swappable noise-isolating Mod Kit components, sold separately.”

Audio cues are massively important in Call of Duty, whether you are listening out for footsteps of nearby players or you are trying to hear indicators that a downed opponent in Warzone has been revived. Makes perfect sense to have a pair of these.

2. SCUF Gaming Controller

All season long, the team has been talking about all the advantages of a SCUF controller in our series Warzone Legends. Having paddles on the back allows for more fluid movement and slide-canceling, which is essential in this iteration of the game. Also, rubberized grips on the thumbsticks allow for more control in high-pressured situations.

Remap your controls in a way that you never have to sacrifice anything to pull off a sick play. Also, comfortable paddles will save your hand the pain of practicing claw grip on a normal controller.

3. Dual-Monitor Setup

Optimize your ability to communicate with your team—and with your chat if you are a streamer—with a dual-monitor setup. On one screen, you can have your Discord or Team Speak with your teammates during scrims, while on the other you can focus on the game. This is a must-have setup for the serious gamer.

Not to mention if you are streaming, you want to interact with your chat as much as possible. Having dual monitors will allow you to do this without getting too enveloped in your game, you forget to shout out your supporters.

4. Ice-Cold Water

Nothing like some good old H2O. Much like an athlete, you have to stay hydrated when you’re gaming at the highest level. Long hours, not to mention the temperature rise in a room that has a PlayStation, Xbox or PC operating for hours at a time, can get you really hot. Make sure to have some water.

5. Cut-Off Shirt

Full-range of shoulder/arm motion and you get to show off the guns. Need we say more?

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