Sentinels’ TenZ Talks About How Latency and Ping Impacts Gamers at The Highest Degree

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Sentinels Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo lately skilled what it feels prefer to play at beneath 10 ping throughout his go to to the Sentinels Gaming Home in Los Angeles. He was capable of play Valorant on the US Central (Texas) servers at 8ms and instantly dropped 35 kills in his first match on Bind together with his signature hero, Jett. He has been vocal about how irritating it’s to play at excessive ping prior to now throughout his latest stream. He got here to the conclusion that the distinction between professional gamers on the highest stage ultimately comes all the way down to ping. Right here is all the things he needed to say about his expertise with low latency on the Sentinels Gaming Home.

Tenz’s ideas on latency and professional play

The presence of LAN occasions offers an excellent taking part in floor for professional gamers as a result of everybody performs at near zero ping with enter lag being the one deciding issue. Nevertheless, that has modified as a result of pandemic with most occasions going solely on-line. Even Valorant, which is among the hottest esports titles regardless of being simply over a yr previous, is concentrated on on-line occasions.

Whereas 100 Thieves’ Hiko loves the truth that most occasions are on-line and gamers should not have to journey as a lot, TenZ has completely different ideas on the matter. He talked about how everyone seems to be so shut on the highest ability stage that on the finish of the day, the deciding issue might simply be ping (community latency).

He talked about how he was compelled to play at 60 ping lately and he was unable to compete towards these taking part in at decrease ping. The participant needed to adapt his playstyle and play exterior of his consolation zone even on Jett, which is a really aggressive agent. He mentioned that he was not capable of “take a good gun struggle and win it” as a result of latency points.

Ping can undoubtedly make or break video games as on-line occasions can doubtlessly put some gamers at an obstacle. Whereas on-line occasions have their benefits, they don’t provide a good taking part in floor like LAN does. Fortuitously for TenZ, VCT Masters 3 Berlin and the Valorant Champions occasion will likely be in a LAN setting the place he won’t have to fret about latency points.