[Top 10] CS:GO Best Mouses Used By The Pros

CSGO Best Mouse
Not all mice or grips are created equal!


Find some of the top wired and wireless gaming mice for 2022 and beyond. All 10 are based on what the pros use, but nevertheless, there are many universal and specific features to look out for regardless of what you play. 

Please keep in mind that players may change their mice from time to time. 

Without further to do, here's our list. 

10. Logitech G100s (n0thing) 

Price: ~$20+

The Logitech G100s is a wired optical mouse that’s not only solid all-around, but inexpensive. The shape, or arc is not too steep, as you’re able to hold your wrist in a more upright position. The overall design is intended for both left and right-handed users using a claw/fingertip grip, more or less. It’s one of the heavier gaming mice, weighing close to 3 oz. I should also mention that it has no side buttons, which can be nice as they get in the way at times. 

Additional specs include 3-4 buttons with a DPI button up to 2,500. The exterior design itself features a black base with stripes in the shape of a comb.

As for some of the Google reviews, the G100s was commended for its comfort and moderate size. Nevertheless, there were some mixed feelings about the way it moved/glided. So even though the size was fine, some users complained about the weight of the mouse and the lift-off distance. Perhaps the biggest downside though, was its max polling rate of 500 Hz. 

As Pro Settings defines it, the polling rate is, “an indication of how many times (per second) a mouse reports its position to the PC.” In other words, a higher PR can decrease the lag that may occur between your mouse movement and the movement that shows up on the screen. No, you won’t necessarily lag with a 500 PR, but it still helps to have a higher value.

Nevertheless, for a 20$+ mouse, and based on some of its positive reviews (comfort/shape/size), I'd give it a go.

What’s Great About the Logitech G100s

  • Solid claw grip design using a slight incline and slightly bigger build
  • Smooth touch and comfortable
  • DPI button
  • Price
  • No side buttons, as you may come in contact with them from time to time

Cons

  • Might be too bulky for some players
  • Movement could feel slow at times
  • Wired vs. Wireless
  • Polling rate of 500 hz (many gaming mice go up to 1,000 Hz)

Buy the Logitech G100s (Feel free to search the web for other options)

About n0thing

n0thing was a CS:GO player prominently known for his time with Cloud9. He’s also worked as an analyst and commentator. Today, he predominantly streams Valorant on Twitch. Nevertheless, he’s viewed as an excellent mentor for CS:GO (and Valorant too) thanks to his skills and ~12 years of experience as a pro. 

The last time he played CS:GO professionally was with complexity, alongside players like RUSH and blameF at the time. Later that year (2019), he helped form Old Guys Club, a custom team that was composed of various retired players, such as Shroud and summit1g. 

In 2016, he and Cloud9 defeated SK Gaming 2:1 ($200,000/$750,000) in Season 4 of the ESL Pro League Finals.

9. SteelSeries Rival 110 (XigN)

Price: ~$25+

The SteelSeries Rival 110 is a wired ergonomic right-handed mouse with 6 buttons, showcasing a DPI up to 7,200. It has a fairly standard design, favoring a claw and fingertip grip, with two of the primary buttons on the left-hand side (hence, ergonomic). As for the weight, it’s roughly 3 oz. Like most gaming mice, it uses an optical sensor (over a laser). 

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “ergonomic” allow me to explain. Ergonomic mice generally require less grip strength than your traditional mouse. To do so, they put your arm and wrist in a more natural position and limit the rotation of your wrist and forearm. Generally, ergonomic mouses favor a more upright position. Think of it as putting on a glove (ergonomic mouse) vs. using a more claw-like grip (standard mouse). Some ergonomic mice still have that claw grip, however, but create more space for the wrist, make it easier to lift, use a slightly more upright position, and so on. Personally, I find both types of mice to be useful, depending on their comfort level and from personal experience.

Aside from performance, one of the biggest upsides of the SteelSeries Rival 110 is the price, going from ~$25 and up. 

According to some of the Google Reviews, the mouse is very sturdy and comfortable given its slightly large size, material, and overall shape. Users also appreciated the level of customization from the buttons and additional software. On the downside, some users suggested that the mouse would be better suited for “bigger hands” and that some of the buttons were hard to reach. 

What’s Great About the SteelSeries Rival 110

  • Two of the primary buttons are on the left-hand side (for right-handed users)
  • Sturdy, but comfortable
  • Highly customizable (settings)
  • Slightly favors a claw and fingertip grip over palm
  • Price

Cons

  • Might be too big for some users/smaller hands; on the same end, a palm grip could work
  • Wired vs. Wireless
  • Some users complained buttons/clicking was too loud

Buy the SteelSeries Rival 110

8. Logitech G MX518 (kennyS)

Price: $25+

The Logitech G MX518 wired mouse stands out thanks to its unique curved-in design (left side), size (3.5 oz), and button layout. On the sides, you can see how the outer shell maintains the typical mouse arc while the left inside is slightly pressed inward in the shape of a thumb. 

Personally, I’ve found that, after using my standard fingertip grip for a while, I’ve left my thumbprint on the left-hand side. As a result, I’ve grown more accustomed to it because it feels like I’m inserting my thumb into the mouse. In turn, it feels lighter, easier to grasp, and as if my mouse and I were one, figuratively speaking. The point here is that it’s very likely the MX518 left side was designed for similar reasons as a way to give your right-handed thumb added comfort. The only downside is that it may stay bent for prolonged periods of time.

As for the specs, the Logitech G MX518 goes up to 16,000 DPI and offers 8 buttons total. It seems to be geared toward right-handed users thanks to the two buttons and indentation on the left side. There’s also software you can use to further customize your mouse’s settings. 

As for some of the Google reviews (and elsewhere), the mouse is very sturdy and comfortable given its slightly bulky size and overall shape. Some players even decided to use a palm grip for it. On the flip side, it may be too big/heavy for some. There were also a few complaints about the scroll wheel accuracy/movement. Furthermore, it's a wired mouse primarily for right-handed users. 

But perhaps the biggest upside, aside from performance, is the price, starting at ~$25. 

What’s Great About the Logitech G MX518

  • Sturdy build; not too lightweight
  • Additional software to customize the mouse’s settings
  • Slight indentation on the left side for added comfort (thumb)
  • 8 programmable buttons, including a DPI button
  • Even for its “large size,” it’s fairly comfortable and the movement feels fine

Cons

  • Some users complained that it was too heavy and/or big
  • Wired vs. Wireless
  • DPI button is at the top instead of the bottom
  • Some complaints about the scroll wheel

Buy the Logitech G MX518

About kennyS

kennyS was an AWPer for G2, EnVyUs, and various other teams. Although not officially retired, he’s currently inactive. kennyS is known for his aggressive and quirky playstyle alongside his calm and outspoken personality. Looking back at his highlights, he had some pretty insane flicks as well. 

In 2017, he was ranked as the 7th best player by HLTV and 4th best by Thorin. He’s also won various MVP awards such as the DreamHack Open Tours and the Esports Heaven: Birmingham. 

In 2020, he and G2 defeated OG 2:1 in the Blast Premier: Spring Regular Season ($50,000/$300,000; 1st-3rd Place).

7. ZOWIE EC1-A (biguzera)

Price: ~$55+

The ZOWIE EC1-A uses an ergonomic design primarily for right-handed users. Specifically, the right side of the mouse is rounded for a better grip towards your ring and pinky fingers (ideally). According to the specs, there is also more room for wrist movements compared to your standard mouse.

As for the weight, It’s a fairly mid to large-sized mouse, sitting at ~3.4 oz. It also uses a 6.6’ wired USB connection (no wireless options). 

Despite offering some ergonomic features, it slightly favors a claw and fingertip grip over palm, thanks to its high arc. However, since this is a fairly large mouse, a palm grip could work as well (with a bigger hand). 

According to some of the Google Reviews, the mouse is really good for those with “bigger hands.” The extra room on the right side was often seen as added comfort. Some complaints stemmed from the scroll wheel and buttons, however. 

What's Great About the ZOWIE EC1-A

  • Slightly big, but sturdy and comfortable
  • Ideal for “bigger hands”
  • Ergonomic design with more room on the right and for wrist movements
  • DPI button

 Cons

  • Some users complained about the scroll wheel
  • Buttons may be too sensitive for some users
  • May not be ideal for “smaller hands”

Buy the ZOWIE EC1-A

About biguzera

biguzera is a Brazlian rifler for paiN. In 2019, he was ranked as the 2nd best player in Brazil by DRAFT5, a prominent CS:GO news site in Brazil. Looking at his stats so far in 2022, he holds a solid KDR at 1.14 and DPR of .62 (dying, on average, only 62% of the time per round). Overall, he owns a ~1.15 KDR and a ~60% 1v1 clutch rate. 

In 2021, he and paiN Gaming defeated Bad News Bear 2:1 in the ESEA Cash Cup NA Spring ($9,000/$15,000; B-Tier). 

6. Razer Viper V2 Pro White (oSee)

Price: $150+

As a fairly new mouse (released in late April 2022 or so), the RVV2 Pro Wireless stands out thanks to its curved and slanted design towards the front. Although the Viper series is known for its lightweight and sensors, the V2 Pro is even lighter, going from ~2.65 oz to ~ 2 oz while offering a DPI up to 30,000! And unlike many previous Viper models, the V2 Pro focuses primarily on right-handed users (with the side buttons on the left). 

The mouse also seems to favor a more claw-like or fingertip grip, but feel free to test it out otherwise. 

Since it just recently came out (upon writing this review), there aren’t many reviews on it. However, the appearance of the V2 Pro doesn’t really differ from its current generation in terms of the overall design; the main exceptions are the weight and right-handed preference. So for those who’ve used a similar Razor mouse before, it’s essentially the same, except lighter. Additional grips are also included in the box. 

The video review does mention/imply a few things, however. For one, the mouse seems to be very smooth in terms of touch and maneuverability (including the scroll wheel). Compared to the Logitech G Pro Superlight X, it might be better for a claw grip, based on the arc, front design, and size of your hand. Lastly, the sensors seemed very responsive and the buttons were crisp, or so. 

One of the biggest downsides for some users is that you can only use a USB-C input to charge it. The fact that it’s priced close to $150 or more might raise some eyebrows as well. 

What’s Great About the Razer Viper V2 Pro

  • Super lightweight at only ~ 2 oz
  • Designed primarily for right-handed users
  • Smooth in terms of maneuverability/Scroll Wheel
  • DPI button (at the bottom)

Cons

  • Not ideal for left-handed users
  • Slanted left and right buttons might feel off for some
  • Needs a USB-C input to charge
  • Price/Availability 

Buy the Razer Viper V2 Pro

About oSee

oSee is an American CS:GO AWPer for Liquid. Before that, he played for Extra Salt. His 2022 stats are good so far, with a KDR of 1.22, DPR of .60, and an incredible OKR (Opening Kill Ratio) of 1.52. His overall stats are similar, with a KDR of ~1.19, DPR of .62, and OKR of 1.39. 

Basically, he’s an exceptional AWPer with good awareness and aim (even for an AWPer). 

In 2022, he and Liquid won $32,500/$823,000 (5th-8th place) in the ESEA Pro League S15, losing to NIP 1:2 in the process.

5. Xtrfy M4 RGB Wireless White (HObbit)

Price: ~$75+

The Xtrfy M4 RGB Wireless is another ergonomic mouse with a lightweight design. This time, you can use an interchangeable part for added palm support, or use the original part for a more claw-like/fingertip grip. Depending on your preference, you can also move the battery toward the front or back, thus changing the weight distribution slightly. 

I should also mention that the mouse weighs about 2.5 oz. And unlike your standard mouse, it's covered with holes, so to speak, as you can see some of the parts inside. The scroll wheel seems to be fairly standard though, with no steps or pattern. Lastly, the DPI goes up to 19,000, but starts at 400 (6 levels). 

Unfortunately, there aren’t too many reviews for the M4 RGB at the moment, but based on the small sample size, it’s commended for its light weight and overall design.

What's Great About the Xtrfy M4 RGB (W)

  • Super light and sleek design
  • Two interchangeable parts (palm/grip)
  • Lasts up to 75 hours from a full recharge
  • DPI button
  • You can change the weight distribution slightly by moving the battery toward the front or back

Cons

  • Might be too light for some users
  • Solid vs. hole texture (also on your mouse pad)
  • Price (~$75+)

Buy the Xtrfy M4 RGB Wireless

About HObbit

HObbit stands out as one of the top 10 riflers in CS:GO today (more or less), thanks to his consistency and impact frags. In fact, his current KDR stands at ~1.10 with a 1v1 clutch rate close to 63% overall. Last year, he was ranked as the 6th best player in the world and MVP of the Blast Premier Spring Finals by HLTV ($225,000/$425,000). 

Born in Kazakhstan, HObbit has been playing CS:GO professionally since 2015 or so. He currently plays for Cloud9, but is widely known for his time with Gambit. 

Like ropz, HObbit is known for his calm and collected demeanor. 

4. Logitech G303 Shroud Edition (Shroud)

Price: ~90$+

The Logitech G303 Wireless (2021) was influenced by Shroud’s (retired) preferences and specs at the time. What’s unique about it is its diamond shape, as the middle is now facing slightly outward instead of inward or rounded/flat. 

Interestingly, if you take a closer look at the thick base, you’ll see that the front has an indentation on each side in the shape of a thumb placeholder (pointing slightly inward) whereas the backsides sort of stay flat at a diagonal angle. Even with this unbent thick plastic surface, the mouse is still slightly rounded in the back for your palm. As a result, there might be some extra room between your palm and the back of the mouse (thanks to its diamond shape) whereas your thumb rests on an inclined surface ( as it's prone to with a claw/fingertip grip, instead of just facing forward).

That said, the Logitech G303 S is geared more toward fingertip/claw than palm grip users because of its diamond shape and base, with your thumb (bent) resting on an inclined surface. Moving past that, the mouse is said to glide very smoothly on most surfaces, while becoming a bit scratchy on desks. 

As for the specs, it weighs about 2.65 oz with a depth of ~1.6 inches, a width of ~2.8 inches, and a height of ~4.5 inches. So despite being somewhat lightweight, it’s a fairly thick mouse. The battery life is said to last up to 70-145 hours. There are 6 buttons total, with 2 side buttons on the left. You can also further customize the mouse’s settings via the Logitech G Hub Software.

According to some of the Google Reviews (and elsewhere), its comfort heavily depends on the size of your hand. Also, keep in mind that the sides have a semi-translucent plastic over rubber texture/feel. 

Furthermore, some users reported that with smaller hands, they had a hard time reaching one or more buttons. Others also reported that the mouse tends to backtrack based on the back design and moreover, overall shape. Nonetheless, many found the overall design to be very snug, especially for a claw/fingertip grip given that they had mid-sized to bigger hands. 

What’s Great About the Logitech G303 SE

  • Designed primarily for claw/fingertip grip users with mid-sized/bigger hands
  • Unique diamond shape figure, with your thumb (bent) resting on an inclined surface
  • Long battery life
  • Fairly lightweight and glides smoothly
  • DPI button, along with additional software

Cons

  • Price
  • Not ideal for smaller hands or palm grip users, based on the overall size and/or back end of the mouse
  • Some users stated that the edges were too sharp, alongside a plastic over softer texture
  • Fairly thick base, and hence not as lightweight/ideal for some users
  • Two of the primary buttons are on the left side (not ideal for left-handed users, more or less)

Buy the Logitech G303 SE

About Shroud

Shroud was a former CS:GO player predominantly known for his time with Cloud9. Even so, he frequently streams on Twitch playing a variety of games such as Valorant, CS:GO, and Bloodhunt.

Aside from his solid career via frags, clutch factor, and strong game sense, Shroud seems to have a cool, calm and collected personality. Occasionally, he’ll give tips on how to get at better various games on his streams. In fact, it seems like every game Shroud plays he learns and adapts to fairly quick. CS:GO deserves some credit for this as well, I’d say.  

By the way, did you know he had his own boost named after him on Cache? It’s the spot near the right of squeaky door.

3. ZOWIE S2-C (NiKo)

Price: ~$60+

The ZOWIE S2-C uses an ambidextrous ergonomic design. Specifically, it offers more room for wrist movements compared to the standard grip mouse. The front side of the mouse is also widened for extra support in lifting the mouse and to ensure a more secure grip. 

As for the specs, the ZOWIE S2-C relies on a wired connection and boasts a sensitivity up to 3,200 DPI with a corresponding button (Niko’s is 400 atm). Like the Logitech G Pro X SL, the scroll uses a step wheel. It weighs about 2.4 oz. 

According to some of the Google Reviews, the mouse is very comfortable and sturdy. Some users preferred using it as a palm mouse, however. Lastly, there were some minor complaints about the scroll wheel, but overall, the feel of the mouse seems to be highly spoken of. 

What's Great About the ZOWIE S2-C

  • Sturdy (partly thanks to its large size)
  • Uses an ergonomic design, with more room for the wrist and a widened front side 
  • Highly commended for comfort
  • DPI button

Cons

  • Too heavy for some users
  • Wired vs. Wireless
  • Fickle scroll wheel
  • Buttons on the left-hand side ( a feature primarily for right-handed users)

Buy the ZOWIE S2-C  

About NiKo 

Arguably, the best rifler, if not AK-47 player in CS:GO. Aside from his stellar stats, he is widely known for his crisp and robotic-like aim alongside his aggressive playstyle. 

Born in Brčko (city in Northen Bosnia and Herzegovina), NiKo has been playing CS:GO professionally since 2012, earning ~$950,000 thus far. Last year, he was ranked the 3rd best player in CS:GO and 4th best in 2020. He’s also won numerous HLTV MVP awards from events such as the 2020 IEM New York Europe Series and 2019 Blast Pro Series in Miami. He currently plays for G2, but is well known for his time with FaZe as well.

In 2018, he and FaZe defeated NAVI 2:0 in the EPICENTER series ($150,000/$295,000).

2.  Logitech G Pro Wireless (GeT_RiGhT)

Price: ~$55+

The Logitech G PRO is a wireless mouse for left and right-handed users. It goes up to 16,000 DPI and weighs about 2.8 oz. The battery life ranges from ~40-60 hours, depending on whether or not you use the lighting feature (~2 hour recharge time total). 

The overall design is similar to a standard mouse (claw grip), but it appears sleeker and lighter. There’s also a small outline in the shape of a box separating the left and right clicks. Lastly, it comes with a DPI button. 

According to some of the Google Reviews (and elsewhere), the mouse has a very nice feel thanks to its small size and sleek design. Some users reported problems with the scroll wheel and buttons (single/double click), however. 

What's great about the LG Pro Wireless

  • Fairly small and light
  • Removable left and right buttons (4 total)
  • DPI button is located underneath the mouse (so you don’t accidentally change it in-game)
  • Additional software to customize the mouse’s settings (Logitech G Hub; optional)

Cons

  • Some complaints about button accuracy (single vs double clicks)
  • Some users did not like using Logitech’s G Hub software
  • Too light for some users

Buy the Logitech G Pro Wireless

About GeT_RiGhT

GeT_RiGhT is a retired Swedish CS:GO player, but now works as a streamer. He predominantly played for NIP and Dignitas during his 8-year tenure. 

In terms of performance, he was ranked as the 2nd best player from 2010-2011 and the best player from 2013-2014. He’s also won various MVP awards such as the Electronic Sports World Cup in 2012 and the Copenhagen Games in 2014 (~$19,000/~$36,000). 

Did you know he was part of a historic 87-0 win streak on LAN?

1.  Logitech G Pro X Superlight (s1mple)

Price: ~$95+

The LG Pro XS is a wireless USB mouse that goes up to 25,600 DPI (400 DPI for s1mple), weighing about 2 oz. The scroll wheel uses a linear padded pattern with a flat texture. As for the grip, it seems to be fairly standard  (claw/fingertip), with your fingers pointed slightly down. Lastly, it’s offered in magenta, black, and white.

According to some of the Google Reviews, the mouse feels super light and comfortable. In fact, when some users used a heavier mouse, it felt like holding a brick. Nevertheless, it might take some time to adjust to. The battery life was commended as well. 

One of the downsides, however, was that there was no DPI button (meaning you’d have to download Logitech’s G HUB software to change it). Also, the mouse size/grip was too small for some and the button texture was mediocre. 

What's Great About the Logitech G Pro X SL

  • Super light and comfy
  • Good battery life
  • Wireless
  • Standard claw/fingertip grip (palm grip might work for some)

Cons

  • Additional software needed to change DPI settings
  • Too light for some users
  • Some users felt like the side buttons were a bit mushy

Buy the Logitech G Pro X Superlight

About s1mple 

Arguably, the greatest CS:GO player, if not AWPer, of all time. With 19 HLTV MVP medals, top player awards, a major, and other numerous trophies, it’s easy to see why. In fact, he was ranked as the best player in 2021, according to HLTV. 

Born in Ukraine, he initially played for Liquid (and various other teams) before moving to NAVI.  Now, as their primary AWPer, he continues to make an impact via frags, opening kills, clutches, and so on. 

In 2021, he and NAVI defeated Gambit 2:1 in the Blast Premier World Final ($500,000/$1,000,000). 

 



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