Some of you might have heard of Liquid Rapha.. you know the Quake Pro. Real name is Shane Hendrixson, he lives in Texas and is 3 years younger than the person writing this post. (I’m old.)
Yea, this guy. (former)The GOAT of Quake, with his performance in the QPL Lucca 2019 many have questioned is he the best.
He has been a quake professional for many, many years. So it’s quite common you might want to play like one of the best to ever play a Quake game.
To do that you are going to have to start with his equipment and settings he uses in-game!
It’s had to play like a pro unless you know how they are currently playing one of the most skilled games ever. Mimicking a professional player is a good thing, but if I’m being honest you will want to eventually pick the best settings for you. Use Rapha’s settings as a guide on where to start at the very least!
Now let’s get started.
Rapha’s Mouse and Quake Mouse Settings
Rapha uses the Zowie EC2-A mouse. (He uses the White Version.)
Ergonomic design exclusively for right-handed users. It offers users a bigger room for wrist movements. The shape of the right side of mouse is well rounded. It allows the user’s fingertips to hold/cover the mouse to move smoothly. EC Series comes in two sizes to fulfill different needs
The Zowie is a BENQ product. They are a pretty good company if you ask me, hopefully I can get my hands on one of these very soon and do a full review.
They focus on making eSports related equipment I’ve heard of them more in the computer monitor market more than anything.
Rapha’s sensitivity and Settings for Quake Champions
- 21.7 cm/rev: 800dpi@1000Hz no accelerate 2.3 sensitivity
Just so you know these settings MIGHT not work for you. It might even take some training to get used too. But, it is a good basis to learn off of. Unless you are using his mouse it might be hard to get these settings to work well for you.
Rapha uses the same settings on Overwatch just with a higher sensitivity
Rapha Video Settings
If you notice the picture Rapha uses an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Card.
I want to note that you can get a more powerful card now and improve performance if you want. As the 2000 series is now available whenever he probably purchased this card.
Rapha’s video settings for Quake Champions:
- 1920×1080, 75% Render Scale, Lighting on high, rest medium.. (240fps cap)
- Note – Most Professional Gamers don’t care about graphics so they even play on lower settings so they get better framerates.
The Nvidia 1070 ti is a great card but any of the latest RTX video cards in the xx70s will give you
I want to first off by saying I’m not a Razer fan. But, Rapha is one of the best at Quake so it shouldn’t go without notice that he wouldn’t use a bad keyboard.
Rapha plays with his keyboard on his lap so maybe this keyboard offers something different from the flat looking keys. Maybe it’s possible that it is light as a feather and easy for him to hit all the keys at once.
If you are looking for an alternative, to maybe this keyboard I’d suggest by making sure it is at least a mechanical keyboard.
The CPU By the GOAT of Quake
Rapha obviously didn’t care to spend some money whenever he built this rig for Quake Champions. The 8700k has dropped in price a bit and was one of the top gaming CPUs in late 2017 and mid-2018. Obviously, if you are looking at what he uses now you might be able to find different alternatives for cheaper.
If you want to build piece by piece you cannot go wrong with the 8700K. It’s a great Processor.
Maybe pick up one 2nd hand before paying premium brand new prices for this CPU. Look on eBay, maybe even Facebook marketplace in your local area for a great price. He probably uses the CPU that needs a graphics card so keep that in mind when purchasing.
Rapha has said if he is going to compete he needs the top gear. At the time this was the top and well if you look at his record. He probably isn’t wrong.
Play Like Liquid Rapha Quake Pro
Now you have Rapha’s settings and equipment there’s no more excuses, right? You should be performing at the next Quake Pro world tour correct?
I’m just kidding! This might help you perform well and eventually get there who knows?
It might help if you know a little bit more about the champions and who the best quake champions are to use.
Maybe next time I’ll be cover your settings next time here on Quakefans.net
Liquid Rapha’s Gear List
A quick list for your convenience:
- Keyboard – Razer Deathstalker Chroma (Amazon Link)
- Mouse – Zowie EC2-A (Amazon Link)
- Video Card – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (Amazon Link)
- CPU – Intel I7 8700K (Amazon Link)
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Shout-out to Rapha GBHF! Catch him live down below! If Rapha isn’t your cup of tea you can check out K1llsen’s Settings.rapha – Twitch