The most used mousepads by League of Legends players
The most popular mousepads are calculated based on 85 professional players.
Mousepads are pieces of equipment that are often forgotten or neglected when people are buying their peripherals. That’s a bit of a shame if you ask us. Just like with mice, keyboards, and headsets, there’s an entire world of different mousepads out there and they all have their own characteristics and quirks.
In a game such as League of Legends it’s arguably less important to have a good gaming mousepad than it is in shooter games. The overall sensitivity of LoL pros is a lot higher than that of shooter players and pixel perfect precision is less of a factor, but there are still advantages to choosing a pad that’s right for you. Once you’ve got a surface that has the right glide speed, finish, and texture it’ll not only be way more comfortable to play the game, but you’ll also have perfect precision at all times (provided you’re using a good mouse of course) and your mouse feet won’t wear as quickly as they would when you’re just using the mouse on a naked desk surface. In short: there are only advantages.
To help you in your search for the perfect mousepad for League of Legends we’ve been analyzing what the pros are using and we’ve come up with this list of the most used pads. In this article we’ll briefly go over the features of these pads so that you can make an informed decision when the time comes to buy your (next) mousepad.
The Pro Usage Top 5 gets updated continuously and instantly so that you can always get an accurate overview of what the pros are using at any given time. In the body of the article itself, we go over the five most popular pro products in no particular order and, when relevant, we also give you some extra options in the form of products that fall just outside of the top 5 or are otherwise relevant.
What makes a mousepad good for League of Legends?
If you’ve ever watched a LAN game of professional CS:GO, Rainbow Six, Overwatch, or any other shooter game you might have noticed that all of those players are using mousepads that are, compared to what you find on the average office desk, huge. That’s because competitive shooter players game at sensitivities that require them to have that much mouse space.
Compared to those games, pixel perfect precision isn’t that important in League of Legends, meaning that overall sensitivities are generally on the higher side in this game. This means that you can get away with using smaller pads, but if you’ve got the space we do really recommend to go for a larger mousepad. It’s always better to have mouse space left over than it is to run out every time you do a big mouse swipe.
Aside from the size (again: we recommend going for more space than you really need, but most gaming-oriented mousepads start at large sizes anyway) it all comes down to what you want. Do you want a control-oriented mousepad with plenty of texturing, or do you want a pad that’s as fast as possible? All of this is purely down to personal preference, and as long as mousepads have a consistent glide, texture, and thickness, there’s not much to objectively judge them on other than their durability and reliability in various conditions. In this list we luckily see a variety of pads with very different characteristics, so you should definitely be able to find one that matches what you’re looking for.
Razer Gigantus V2
The Gigantus V2 is a mousepad that’s often recommend for (tactical) shooter games due to its nice balance between speed and control, but there’s no reason you can’t use it for other games such as League of Legends.
If speed is your number one concern, you should probably looks elsewhere because this pad has a decent amount of static friction (which allows for greater control when making small movements) making it less than ideal for people who want to feel as if they are ‘on ice’ but if you want some more detailed control with your fine movements, this is one to consider.
The Gigantus V2 has a nicely consistent surface and can be bought in a variety of sizes, which is a nice extra. Do note that you can also get a customized Gigantus V2, but those are quite a lot faster than the regular ones with a black surface.
Razer Gigantus V2Used by 22 League of Legends players ()
❝If you’re looking for a pad that’s a bit more controlling without feeling murky or extremely gritty then this is definitely one to consider.❞
- Decent humidity resistance
- Decently thick and consistent foam
- Can move around (a bit) during particularly intense matches
- Stitched edges have been removed when compared to the V1
As far as glide characteristics go, the Logitech G640 is a bit of a ‘middle road’ option: it’s neither extremely fast, nor is it very controlling, and that makes it a great mousepad for people who don’t really know what side of the speed line they’re on (yet) or for people who just want a bit of both.
Something that’s also an advantage with the G640 is that it doesn’t need a whole lot of maintenance. The glide doesn’t suddenly fall off a cliff nor does it change a lot with time, meaning that this is a good pad to go for if you just want to slap a mousepad down on your desk without worrying much about it. Its thickness of 3 millimeters also lands it squarely in that ‘middle of the pack’ category, further emphasizing its ideal ‘bit of everything’ status.
Logitech G640 OriginalUsed by 16 League of Legends players ()
❝The Logitech G640 is the ideal ‘starting pad’ for people who aren’t quite sure what they want when it comes to mousepads thanks to its middle of the road glide.❞
- Excellent ‘middle of the road’ option when it comes to glide and thickness
- Edges start fraying after a while
Logitech G Powerplay
If you’re using one of Logitech’s compatible wireless mice, the Powerplay mousepad might be a great idea. If you buy this you get two surfaces to choose from in the package: a cloth top pad and a hard top pad. Do be warned: both have a pretty fast glide, with the hard surface being the fastest.
The main selling point of this pad isn’t the glide though: it’s the fact that this mousepad will charge your wireless mouse even while you’re using it. As such, if you use the G Powerplay mousepad (and you’ve got it plugged in of course) you’ll never run out of battery on your wireless mouse. That’s a very exciting prospect, but there are some tradeoffs. First of all there’s the price, but then there’s also the fact that the only available sizes are rather small. If you mainly focus on LoL (and you’ve got a relatively high overall sensitivity as a consequence) then this is not a problem, but for people who dabble in shooters or just use a higher sens this can be a bit of an issue.
Still, if you use a Logitech wireless mouse and you like the idea of it never running out of juice this is a very interesting mousepad to consider.
Logitech G PowerPlayUsed by 7 League of Legends players ()
If you have a (compatible) Logitech G mouse and you never want it to run out of battery, the Logitech G Powerplay mousepad is a great choice. It will keep your mouse charged up at all times without ever needing to plug it in.
- Allows you to use a (compatible) wireless Logitech mouse without ever having to charge it
- Only available in smaller sizes
The Corsair MM300 is another mousepad that’s going to be ideal for people who want to get both control and speed in one pad. What’s on offer here is a glide that offers a bit of both, which is a good thing if you’re after something that’s neither here nor there on the glide front.
The MM300 has a kind of metallic graphic to it that makes the pad almost look damaged or dirty, but that’s just looks as it’s not very difficult to maintain at all. Top that off with stitched edges and you’ve got a mousepad that’s gonna last for a long time without needing to worry about it.
Corsair MM300Used by 8 League of Legends players ()
❝If you’re looking for a thicker pad with stitched edges and a glide experience that’s focused on providing what I can only describe as a ‘medium speed experience’ this is a very good choice. It’s not the fastest pad out there, nor is it the most controlling one but plenty of people are looking for something in between and as far as I’m concerned Corsair delivers a great ‘in between’ experience with this pad.❞
- Decent stitched edges
- Thickness covers up desk inconsistencies quite well
|Static Friction Angle||8.13|
|Glide Difference X/Y||4.8|
HyperX Fury S Pro Speed
HyperX advertise this pad as a speed pad, but the reality is that it’s mostly got a ‘medium glide’ like a lot of other pads on this list. As such, if you’re after a speed pad you’re better off looking somewhere else, but if you want a medium kind of glide you can definitely consider the HyperX pad. It has stitched edges, an interesting graphic on top (whether you like that or not is subjective, but a lot of people don’t really like completely black pads) and a decent glide with plenty of stopping power.
One disadvantage of this pad is that it wears out fairly quickly, meaning you’ll have to wash it a bit more often than some other options on this list. If you want a medium kind of glide with a decent amount of stopping power then this could be one to consider however.
HyperX Fury S Speed EditionUsed by 6 League of Legends players ()
Despite what the name might suggest, the HyperX Fury S Speed edition isn’t a very speedy pad, but if you’re looking for a medium glide mousepad with stitched edges this could be on your list.
- Decent stitched edges
- Glide wears off fairly quickly
- Not really a speed pad
Best Mousepad for League of Legends – Conclusion
Whether or not a mousepad is a good fit for you will depend on a large number of subjective factors. Aside from talking about the overall finishing quality (and perhaps the durability and behavior in moist environments) there’s not much to objectively judge with mousepads, so this mostly depends on what you want.
Regardless of that, there are plenty of options if you look at what the League of Legends pros are using. What’s interesting is that almost no LoL pro is using a dedicated control mousepad with a lot of stopping power, while those pads are pretty popular in our analyzed shooter games. This in combination with LoL players’ higher overall sensitivity suggests that being able to quickly aim your abilities in the right direction is perhaps more important than having pixel perfect precision at all times, but even that can be down to personal opinion.
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