Top 10 Escape From Tarkov Streamers and Their Gear

By Emily Barnes

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Becoming an established Twitch streamer is one of the most common ambitions for people around the world, and the market is as saturated as ever. In order to keep up with the competition streamers are constantly searching for new games to play and updating their setups to improve the quality of their streams. The majority of the most viewed games on Twitch rarely change, but more recently a certain game has made a regular appearance.

Developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games, Escape from Tarkov has recently soared to the very top of the Twitch browse page, and well-known streamers are taking advantage of the game’s rise in popularity. Escape from Tarkov provides players with a huge multiplayer first-person universe with RPG and MMO elements while prioritizing realism and an intriguing story-driven gameplay.

In late 2019 the Escape from Tarkov Twitch Drops Campaign was introduced allowing ample opportunity for players to receive in-game loot for simply watching streamers play the game. First you connect your twitch profile with your in game profile, watch streamers with broadcasts marked “drops are enabled”, and after a certain amount of time spent watching you are guaranteed at least one in-game item. Escape from Tarkov was also on sale during this time, increasing the normal amount of viewers on Twitch to over 200,000, showing the massive impact this marketing strategy and promotion had on the popularity of the game. Many streamers have taken advantage of this spike in viewership by streaming the game, and one of the most important parts of streaming is using the best gear to maximize your quality. Below is a list of the top ten Escape from Tarkov streamers and their gear:

PlayerMouseMonitorGPUHeadsetKeyboard
SmokeLogitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports Grade PerformanceASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNCASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 TI 11GB VR Ready 5K HD Gaming Graphics Card (ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-11G-GAMING)Sennheiser HD 599 SE Around Ear Open Back Headphone (Amazon Exclusive)Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Green Mechanical Switches - Tactile & Clicky - Chroma RGB Lighting - Magnetic Wrist Rest - Dedicated Media Keys & Dial - USB Passthrough
SequishaLogitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming MouseASUS ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5” Gaming Monitor Full HD 1080p 1ms 240Hz DP HDMI Eye Care G-SYNC eSportsASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI Overclocked 11G GDDR6 HDMI DP 1.4 USB Type-C Gaming Graphics Card (ROG-STRIX-RTX-2080TI-O11G)Sennheiser HD 700 Headphone (Jack plug ¼” (6.3 mm) stereo) Logitech G513 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Romer-G Linear Keyswitches (Carbon)
DeadlyslobRazer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte BlackASUS 24-inch 144Hz Full HD FreeSync Gaming 3D Monitor [MG248Q] 1080p, 1ms Rapid Repsonse Time, HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, Fliker Free Display with Pivot, Tilt, and SwivelGigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB Graphic Cards GV-N108TAORUS X-11GDSennheiser GSP 600 – Wired Closed Acoustic Gaming Headset, Noise-Cancelling Microphone, Adjustable Headband with Customizable Contact Pressure, Volume Control, PC + Mac + Xbox + PS4, Pro – Black/RedLogitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Tactile High-Speed Keys - Black
SacrielCORSAIR M65 ELITE - FPS Gaming Mouse - 18,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Adjustable DPI Sniper Button - Tunable Weights -  BlackViewSonic Elite XG270QG 27" 1ms 1440p 144hz (165Hz OC) GSYNC Gaming Monitor with IPS Nano Color Elite Design Enhancements and Advanced Ergonomics for EsportsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card with Free Battlefield V ComboCorsair CA-9011180-NA Virtuoso RGB Wireless Se Gaming Headset - High-Fidelity 7.1 Surround Sound W/ Broadcast Quality Microphone - Memory Foam Earcups - 20 Hour Battery Life – GunmetalCORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 RAPIDFIRE Low Profile - Backlit RGB LED - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Fastest & Linear Low Profile - Cherry MX Speed
VeritasLogitech G703 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse with POWERPLAY Wireless Charging CompatibilityASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNCNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card with Free Battlefield V ComboSennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless Headphone SystemCooler Master MasterKeys MK750 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue, RGB LED, Full Size, Wrist Rest (Large)
AntonLogitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO 16K Sensor, PowerPlay Compatible, Tunable Weights and Lightsync RGBASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNCNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card with Free Battlefield V Combobeyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohm Headphones, Gray, (459038)CORSAIR K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Tactile & Quiet - Cherry MX Brown, Red LED
Dr. DisrespectRazer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte BlackASUS ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5” Gaming Monitor Full HD 1080p 1ms 240Hz DP HDMI Eye Care G-SYNC eSportsASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG Strix Graphics Card (STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING)Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset - ComforTec Fit System and TruSpeak Technology -Xbox One, PS4, PC and Mobile Gaming - Xbox OneRazer BlackWidow TE Chroma v2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Orange Key Switches - Tactile & Silent - Chroma RGB Lighting - Magnetic Wrist Rest - Programmable Macro Functionality - Classic Black
Dr. LupoLogitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports grade performanceASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNCMSI GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GDRR6 352-bit HDMI/DP/USB Ray Tracing Turing Architecture Graphics Card (RTX 2080 TI GAMING X TRIO)Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset with Blue VO!CE technologyLogitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, 16.8 Million Colors RGB Backlit Keys, Ultra Portable Design, Detachable Micro USB Cable
summit1gAir58 Mystic BlueASUS ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5” Gaming Monitor Full HD 1080p 1ms 240Hz DP HDMI Eye Care G-SYNC eSportsASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI Overclocked 11G GDDR6 HDMI DP 1.4 USB Type-C Gaming Graphics Card (ROG-STRIX-RTX-2080TI-O11G)Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X Audiophile Open-Air HeadphonesCORSAIR K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Tactile & Quiet - Cherry MX Brown, Red LED
PestilyCorsair Nightsword RGB, Performance Tunable FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse, Black, Backlit RGB LED, 18000 DPI, OpticalAcer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz), BlackGIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WATERFORCE 11G Graphics Card, 240mm AIO with RGB Fans, 11GB 352-bit GDDR6, Gv-N208TAORUSX W-11GC Video CardCorsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Gaming Headset - High-Fidelity 7.1 Surround Sound - Memory Foam Earcups - 20 Hour Battery Life - CarbonCorsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 6x Programmable Macro Keys - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Fastest Cherry MX Speed - RGB LED Backlit - Aluminum Finish

10. Smoke

Top 10 Escape From Tarkov Streamers and Their Gear - Smoke

Smoke is a popular streamer boasting over 100,000 followers and averaging thousands of viewers for every broadcast. Already being primarily focused on playing first person shooters and survival games, Smoke choosing to play a title like Escape from Tarkov is not surprising at all.

Having a monitor with a crystal clear image of your games can significantly improve your game sense and skill, and Smoke is no stranger to this fact using an ASUS ROG PG279Q 27″ Gaming Monitor. A 27-inch screen provides Smoke with a large enough screen to increase game awareness completed with ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters that protect his eyes during those eight hour streams.

The mouse Smoke uses for gaming is the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse with Esports grade performance. This mouse is created to be used by esports professionals with a 16,000 DPI and an extremely lightweight design. Although more towards the pricier side of gaming mice, for a successful streamer it’s a small investment towards the bigger picture.

9. Sequisha

Top 10 Escape From Tarkov Streamers and Their Gear - Sequisha

Sequisha is very popular with over ten million twitch channel views and a substantial following. Known for his great sense of humor and very recognizable facial hair, Sequisha mostly streams shooter and survival games, and has recently been strictly streaming Escape from Tarkov. He also has a very substantial knowledge of video games considering he attended school for Simulation and Game Development. When he’s not streaming he’s creating 3D art and developing games.

His Twitch account was created in 2011, so he has been on Twitch for almost a decade. During the years of growing his following Sequisha has invested in a professional setup that is affordable and efficient. His mouse of choice is the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Mouse. This mouse is very customizable with a variety of balancing and weight settings and custom lighting options. Paired with the Logitech G513 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard, Sequisha’s set up has a visually appealing and colorful look with many custom options.

8. Deadlyslob

Top 10 Escape From Tarkov Streamers and Their Gear - Deadlyslob

Deadlyslob is known for focusing primarily on streaming and creating content around survival shooters: PUBG, Day Z, and of course Escape from Tarkov. His Twitch and Youtube profiles both have significant followings, and he has created informative content about Escape from Tarkov. For someone new to the game, Deadlyslob’s streams are a great way to improve your own gameplay.

Deadlyslob’s gaming rig sports an extremely powerful Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition GPU. This GPU is a powerhouse with the price tag to match. A Graphics Card as powerful as this one can run practically any game beautifully, and his ASUS 24-inch 144Hz Full HD FreeSync Gaming 3D Monitor is a wonderful pairing with top notch response time and resolution.

7. Sacriel

Top 10 Escape From Tarkov Streamers and Their Gear - Sacriel

Sacriel is a lifelong gamer from the United Kingdom. He streams full time averaging thousands of viewers, and recently has heavily focused on Escape from Tarkov. Before starting to play Escape from Tarkov he logged over 3,000 hours in Day Z, showing his dedication to survival style games.

Sacriel’s gaming rig includes the NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti which provides gamers with a very realistic gaming experience with a 13-phase power supply. For a realistic game like Escape from Tarkov, this graphics card is a perfect part for your gaming PC. Another part of his set up is the VIRTUOSO RGB WIRELESS High-Fidelity Gaming Headset, a high quality headset that is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

6. Veritas

Top 10 Escape From Tarkov Streamers and Their Gear - Veritas

Since his first stream in early 2018, Veritas has gained over 100,000 followers. To gain such a big following in such a short amount of time is nothing short of amazing, and Veritas is known for incorporating his musical talent into his streams.

Veritas’s setup includes the Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 Mechanical Keyboard. This keyboard features a sleek floating key design with a surrounding RGB light bar. The removable magnetic wrist rest allows for maximum comfort for his streaming 40 hours a week. As a musician, it’s not surprise Veritas’s headset is on the pricey side. The Sennheiser R185 is a top quality headset that guarantees a high quality sound experience with no struggles to hear any footsteps or in game sounds.

5. Anton

Anton is another streamer from this list that puts a lot of his focus on creating informative content. He has created quite a following across multiple social media platforms and has done so without using a webcam. He is primarily focusing on creating Escape from Tarkov content across all his profiles.

Anton uses the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse featuring the next-gen HERO 16k sensor allowing for maximum speed, responsiveness, and accuracy. His monitor of choice is the ASUS ROG PG279Q 27″ Gaming Monitor with a 165 Hertz refresh rate for an enticing gaming experience that is visually stunning

4. Dr. Disrespect

Dr. Disrespect is one of the most mainstream streamers on this list. Known for his iconic mullet, charisma, and a controversy or two, Dr. Disrespect has soared in popularity on the platform. It shouldn’t be shocking to anyone that Dr. Disrespect quickly took an interest in playing a game like Escape from Tarkov.

Dr. Disrespect’s setup includes the extremely affordable Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse proving that you don’t have to break the bank to get gear that gets the job done well. Razer also manufactured Dr. Disrespect’s keyboard of choice, the Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma v2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

3. Dr. Lupo

Continuing with mainstream streamers, Dr. Lupo is one of the most well-known names from Twitch. Previously known for excelling in games such as Fortnite and PUBG, Dr. Lupo has taken on Escape from Tarkov as well. Dr. Lupo is insanely skilled at most of the games he plays, and Escape from Tarkov is no exception.

Just like Smoke, number ten on this list, Dr. Lup uses the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse. This mouse provides users with Logitech’s most accurate sensor available. His keyboard is also created by Logitech, the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard was created to be used by esports athletes and provides a powerful yet quiet performance.

2. Summit1g

Summit1g has grown a following of millions of viewers. After retiring from the professional competitive CS:GO scene, Summit1g has seen massive success on Twitch. Summit1g is a variety streamer who has played many different games, and he most recently picked up Escape from Tarkov.

One of the more affordable parts of Summit’s setup is his headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700x Audiophile. Costing under $100 while maintaining a high quality sound and a unique open-air design make these headphones a great part of any setup. Summit’s monitor is the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q Gaming Monitor that minimizes screen tearing and stuttering.

1. Pestily

The final streamer on our list is none other than Pestily. Pestily is a very honorable man having served eight years in the Australian military and for the entire year of 2020 he is giving away all of his donations and tips to the Starlight’s Children’s Foundation. The combination of an interesting backstory, mechanical skills, and work ethic have caused Pestily to rise to success playing Escape from Tarkov.

Pestily’s gaming PC includes an impressive Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme 11GB. This graphics card can run even the most demanding games smoothly, and is a perfect addition to a serious streamer’s rig. His headset of choice is the Corsair Virtuoso, a moderately priced headset that provides high quality sound and comfort.

Conclusion

The streamers on this list have some similarities in their setups: Top quality monitors with blue-light protection, headphones with comfortability and high audio quality, keyboards with vibrant and customizable RGB lighting, and gaming mice varying in prices but maintaining the esports athlete standard.

Streamers will always benefit from keeping up with trends and playing games that they genuinely like. Incorporating games into your stream that run campaigns like Attack On Tarkov is a great way to boost your viewer count while rewarding people for tuning in. The streamers on this list have found major success in contributing to the surge in popularity for Escape from Tarkov, and have possibly helped a title to remain popular for years to come. If your new to Escape From Tarkov, check out our Top 10 Tips for Escape from Tarkov and our guide for Top 10 Guns In Escape From Tarkov!