NameJacob Whiteaker
Age23
Date Of Birth09/09/1998
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAmerican
Aliasesyay
TeamOpTic Gaming
Twitch Followers141,289
Yay Biography

Who is Yay?

Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker is a professional Valorant streamer and player.

A former CS:GO player, Yay switched to playing Valorant in 2020, and has yet to look back.

His first tournament was the Weekly CheckMate Gaming valorant tournament, which he won, and since then he has continued to dominate, including wins at the BFC Smeag Cup, and Stage 1 of the VCT Masters.

He has been signed practically his whole career, but since February 2022 he is a key member of OpTic Gaming’s Valorant team.

He is also a successful twitch streamer, having over 100,000 followers.

Yay Valorant Settings

Valorant is a precision shooter and every setting is essential. Even the slightest change can make or break your gameplay.

If you’ve been watching Yay and want to try his settings, look no further.

 Yay Mouse Settings

Yay uses a Logitech G Pro X Superlight, a very popular mouse for gaming with excellent traction and ergonomic features, if somewhat pricey.

Some of his settings may be lower than what you’re used to (like the eDPi and Sensitivity), but they’re still worth a try.

DPI800
Sensitivity0.27
eDPI216
Zoom Sensitivity1
Polling Rate1000
Windows Sensitivity6
Raw Input BufferOff
Yay Mouse Settings

Yay Crosshair Settings

Valorant has a lot of options when customizing crosshair. Small crosshairs are advantageous because it provides a better view of the enemy.

Here is what Yay uses.

ColorWhite
OutlinesOff
Center DotOff
Center Dot OpacityN/A
Center Dot ThicknessN/A
Yay Crosshair Settings
Show Inner LineOn
Inner Line Opacity1
Inner Line Length4
Inner Line Thickness2
Inner Line Offset0
Movement ErrorOff
Firing ErrorOff
Firing Error MultiplierN/A
Yay Crosshair Settings
Show Outer LinesOff
Movement ErrorOff
Firing ErrorOff
Yay Crosshair Settings

Yay Valorant Keybinds

Valorant key binds vary from one player to another because not everyone has the same keyboard or even a keyboard layout. Luckily, the game lets players customize their keybinds freely as they see fit.

Here are Yay’s keybinds if you want to try his settings.

Walk
L-Shift
Crouch
C
Jump
L-Ctrl/Mouse Wheel Down
Use Object
F
 
Equip Primary Weapon
1
Equip Secondary Weapon
2
Equip Melee Weapon
3
Equip Spike
4
 
Use/Equip Ability: 1
Mouse 5
Use/Equip Ability: 2
Z
Use/Equip Ability: 3
V
Use/Equip Ability: Ultimate
X
 
Yay Keybind Settings

Yay Valorant Map Settings

Minimap settings in Valorant might be negligible for some. But for professionals, a fully optimized map is a part of the UI that provides information to the player. It shows what is happening on the map even if you’re not at that particular spot, and is vital for players trying to get an advantage.

RotateRotate
Fixed OrientationBased On Side
Keep Player CenteredOn
Minimap Size1.2
Minimap Zoom0.65
Minimap Vision ConesOff
Show Map Region NamesAlways
Yay Valorant Map Settings

Yay Valorant Video Settings

Yay video settings are set to the lowest since it does not affect the gameplay. He focuses more on having higher frame rates than better graphics quality. Besides, Valorant is not a AAA title and it is meant to run efficiently on lower-end units, meaning that the settings can be easily changed to suit lower-spec PCs.

Resolution1920×1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Aspect Ratio MethodLetterbox
Display ModeFull Screen
Multithreaded RenderingOn
Material QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Detail QualityLow
UI QualityMed
VignetteOn
V-SyncOff
Anti-AliasingMSAA 4x
Anisotropic Filtering4x
Improve ClarityOn
Experimental SharpeningUnknown
BloomOn
DistortionOff
Cast ShadowsOff
Yay Valorant Video Settings

Yay Gaming PC Setup

As a professional player and streamer, Yay uses high-end components in his gaming PC. They are often the latest and greatest components available on the market, his NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is a benchmark for modern GPUs, and is ridiculously powerful. That paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is more than enough to satisfy any gamer’s needs. 

CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Memory32GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory
Power SupplyCorsair AX1000 Titanium 1000W Power Supply
Yay Gaming PC Setup

Yay Gaming Peripherals

Yay uses some of the best peripherals available for Valorant. Here they are if you want to have them for yourself.

MonitorBenQ Zowie XL2546
KeyboardRazer BlackWidow Chroma V2
MouseLogitech G Pro X Superlight
MousepadRazer Strider
HeadphonesRazer BlackShark V2
MicrophoneUnknown
Gaming ChairUnknown
Yay Gaming Peripherals

For a serious streamer, these peripherals are likely familiar, as they’re perhaps some of the best in the business, such as the BenQ Zowie XL2546 monitor, a well-respected monitor with great video quality.

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is another top-tier option. It features several ergonomic features to make it easier to use, as well as a wide range of customizable buttons, and strong traction. While a little pricey the cost is worth it.

Wrapping Up

Now you know the exact settings Yay is using to dominate in Valorant. While switching your settings probably won’t make you as good as him, it might give you a boost in performance. Let us know how they perform for you.

While his equipment is certainly on the pricier side, it needs to be considered that he’s a player for a top company that’s likely footing the bill for his setup, so busting the bank shouldn’t be expected for up-and-coming players.

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