Curved Monitor for Overwatch | Answers You Did Not Know Yet (2021)

Masakari played competitive FPS Games, for example, Overwatch, for over 20 years. In addition, he played finals on LAN events, fought with reUnited against the top clans of the German Counter-Strike scene (Mousesports, Deutschlands Kranke Horde, A-Losers, etc.), and is still in contact with a lot of pro players.

The post’s title is a bit clickbait, sorry, because which curved monitor is the best for Overwatch or FPS games in general?

Unfortunately, not one at all.

That’s not just our opinion and experience, but that’s what Gaming Gear’s analysis of 1594 pro gamers shows.

We already wrote a post about it, the link of which you can find at the end of this post.

However, we would like to answer a few questions about using curved monitors for Overwatch. Maybe you already have one or need a little help deciding before buying a good gaming monitor.

Note: This article was written in English. Translations into other languages may not provide the same linguistic quality. We apologize for grammatical and semantic errors.

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Masakari draws on the experience of over 50,000 hours of gameplay in FPS games. Together with our analysis of the most popular gaming gear from over 1,700 pro gamers, we’d like to give you this hint:

If you want to become a better player, then take your inspiration from the better players aka pro gamers. Here you can see at a glance what equipment is used by the best in the world.

Do Overwatch Pro Gamers Use Curved Monitors?

Overwatch pro gamers do not use curved monitors at all. An analysis of over 1594 FPS Pro gamers with data from Prosettings.net shows that no single gamer currently uses a curved monitor. Instead, 100% of the gamers use flat screens.

We have shown the disadvantages of curved screens for FPS games here:

Does Overwatch Support Curved Ultrawide Monitors in 4:3 or 16:9 or 21:9?

Ultrawide monitors are not supported in Overwatch. The manufacturer Blizzard stated in 2016 that the maximum Field of Sight (FOV) is limited to 103. A larger FOV would favor players with ultra-wide monitors and allows unwanted views of game elements.

Blizzard has had a bit of a battle with the community on this issue. First, support for ultra-wide monitors was introduced. Then deactivated again due to problems. Then, after protest from the community, the feature came back, but only with a maximum FOV of 103. This meant that players with ultra-wide monitors had to play with black bars around the edges. Finally, after a renewed protest, support for ultra-wide screens was removed entirely from Overwatch.

What Monitors Are Used at Overwatch Grand Finals?

Generally, pro-gamers use hardware from the main sponsors at the grand finals. In this case, HP provided the OMEN by HP 24.5″ Gaming Monitor (flat screen).

If you want more details on HP monitors, you can read about the OMEN by HP 24.5″ model on Amazon.

Masakari and I have always done well buying the same gear as the best pros in a specific game. If you want to play on the same level, then gaming gear of the same quality is the least you can do.

We have analyzed 1594 pro-gamers of FPS games. 57.7% of all FPS pro gamers use a monitor from BenQ. 32% of them use the BenQ XL2546 model. Masakari recommends the successor BenQ XL2546K, which is used, e.g., at major events of CSGO. More and more pro-gamers are switching to the newer model.

You can find the main post about the topic here:

Final Thoughts on Curved Monitors for Playing Overwatch

We are rarely negative about technology. Curved monitors make more sense than flat screens for many applications (Netflix 😉 ), but we are talking about first-person shooters here. For hand-eye coordination in Overwatch, clear image quality plus low latencies during fast movements is the basis for a player’s performance.

Masakari and I don’t have two opinions about it, and more importantly, a representative mass of pro gamers see it the same way.

Curved monitors are unsuitable for FPS games.

Not because of the immersive experience – which is, of course, better than with flat screens, but because of numerous disadvantages that occur when playing FPS games.

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