|Date Of Birth||09/09/1998|
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.
|Raw Input Buffer||Off|
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.
|Center Dot Opacity||N/A|
|Center Dot Thickness||N/A|
|Show Inner Line||On|
|Inner Line Opacity||1|
|Inner Line Length||4|
|Inner Line Thickness||2|
|Inner Line Offset||0|
|Firing Error Multiplier||N/A|
|Show Outer Lines||Off|
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.
L-Ctrl/Mouse Wheel Down
|Equip Primary Weapon|
|Equip Secondary Weapon|
|Equip Melee Weapon|
|Use/Equip Ability: 1|
|Use/Equip Ability: 2|
|Use/Equip Ability: 3|
|Use/Equip Ability: Ultimate|
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.
|Fixed Orientation||Based On Side|
|Keep Player Centered||On|
|Minimap Vision Cones||Off|
|Show Map Region Names||Always|
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.
|Aspect Ratio Method||Letterbox|
|Display Mode||Full Screen|
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.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 5900X|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090|
|Memory||32GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory|
|Power Supply||Corsair AX1000 Titanium 1000W Power Supply|
Yay Gaming Peripherals
Yay uses some of the best peripherals available for Valorant. Here they are if you want to have them for yourself.
|Monitor||BenQ Zowie XL2546|
|Keyboard||Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2|
|Mouse||Logitech G Pro X Superlight|
|Headphones||Razer BlackShark V2|
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.
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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