The new year is upon us, so it’s time for The Business of Esports’ annual gamer’s buying guide! This is a perfect resource for fans of the podcast – and gamers in need of guidance – alike.
This year, we’ve compiled 5 top picks selected by the Professor, and 5 top picks selected by the Profit. Each is uniquely geared to our (respective) gaming tastes.
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So what are you waiting for? Check out the Profit’s recommendations below!
The Profit’s Top Five Picks
(Honorable Mention) Business of Esports Apparel & Accessories
The Profit feels remiss not to recommend our awesome merch. If you are interested in esports and business, this is the best way to show the world. Don’t like aim assist? We have a shirt for that. Can’t get enough of The Profit? We have a shirt for that too. The socks are a particularly awesome pairing with The Profit’s famous sneaker collection.
(#5) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming
You want recommendations for casual mobile gamers? Go check out the Professor’s list! The Profit and his followers know that frames win games. And right now, there’s nothing faster or more feature-complete than Nvidia’s RTX 3090.
Yes the card is expensive. But you get best-in-class performance mixed with best-in-class software, drivers, and features (like Nvidia’s NVENC encoder for the streamers out there). If you take gaming as seriously as I do, then it’s a lot easier to justify.
(#4) HERMAN MILLER X LOGITECH G EMBODY GAMING CHAIR
Let’s face it. Between work and gaming, we probably spend 80% of our day sitting down. There is no better investment than a great chair, and none better than the renowned Herman Miller Embody. The gaming version of this chair – a collaboration with Logitech – takes the Embody to the next level and is quite possibly the perfect office and gaming chair. It’s not cheap, but your bum and back will thank you, and the chair might outlive you.
(#3) SAMSUNG 32-inch Odyssey G7 – QHD 1000R Curved Gaming Monitor
Tired of squinting at a tiny 24 inch monitor and missing shots because you’re running at 60hz? No point hooking up that RTX 3090 to a lesser monitor.
This Samsung screen is the first to really have it all. A large screen. High resolution (1440p). Ultra-fast refresh rate (240hz). GSync compatible. Curved. Glorious.
(#2) Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat/Pad – Large, Wide (3XL Extended) White Cloth Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 24″x48″ (GW-3XL)
When it comes to mouse pads, bigger is better. This clean white pad from Glorious (true fans of PC gaming) checks all the boxes, and will look great with any setup. It finds just the right balance between speed and control, and has enough room to put your tenkeyless keyboard on it, keeping your 2 hands close and level.
(#1) Cooler Master MM711 60G Glossy White Gaming Mouse with Lightweight Honeycomb Shell, Ultraweave Cable, 16000 DPI Optical Sensor and RGB Accents
The mouse is any serious gamer’s tool of the trade. The MM711 from Cooler Master has a very comfortable shape, low weight, top of the line sensor, beautiful RGB (because RGB wins games too), and no software required (who wants Razer bloatware?). It’s also built very well, comes in a few different colors, and is priced extremely competitively. Cooler Master even includes extra feet in the box.
This is the most mouse you can get for under 50 dollars and will immediately increase any gamer’s performance.