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Jason Tran, (born February 9, 1995) known in-game as WildTurtle, is a Canadian professional League of Legends player in the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS).

He currently plays for Team SoloMid as an Attack Damage Carry (ADC). He has previously played for major gaming organizations Counter Logic Gaming, Cloud9 and Immortals.

WildTurtle has played in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 League of Legends World Championships.

He has played for a number of teams throughout his career, including as a temporary substitute for Team Legion at IPL Face Off. He was added as the starting AD Carry for Team SoloMid in early 2013, where he would play for 3 full seasons.

Following a shaky performance in 2015, TSM replaced replaced WildTurtle with North American veteran Doublelift for the 2016 season. He would then join the newly chartered Immortals as their starting AD Carry.

Despite considerable success in the regular season of both the spring and summer splits on Immortals, WildTurtle was unable to advance past the quarterfinals in the playoffs of either split, losing to Team SoloMid in the Spring and Cloud9 in the Summer.

Immortals would also fail to qualify for the 2016 World Championship, losing to Cloud9 in the Regional Qualifier.

Logitech’s wired G502 Proteus Core mouse has a solid metal core – up to five to be exact. As the replacement to the G500s as Logitech’s flagship wired mouse, the Proteus Core has quite a legacy to live up to. Sporting a handful of great new features, it most certainly does.

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The first and by far the biggest of which is an almost ludicrous dpi range. DPI, for those who don’t keep track of all these crazy buzzwords that pop up all over the industry, means dots per inch. It’s a measure of how sensitive a mouse’s sensor is.

The DPI range here is crazy – just don’t set it to 12,000

Setting a mouse at, say, 12,000 dpi (the Proteus Core’s highest setting) means you don’t have to move the mouse far for your cursor to travel further across the screen – or screens if you have a multi-monitor setup.

It’s powered by a 32-bit on-board microcontroller and can be changed by pressing the nifty dpi up, down, and shift buttons that raise and lower the sensitivity on the fly.

But the disgustingly high dpi begs the question, “why do we need something that sensitive?” The answer is we really don’t. At a certain point, the high dpi becomes unwieldy.

While a staggering dpi is by far the biggest change in Logitech’s flagship wired mouse, it’s not the only one. Another challenge mice of all breeds face are texture changes.

For instance, if a mouse is calibrated for a hardwood surface (or soft mouse pad, realistically) and is then brought somewhere, say to a friend’s house, and used on a different surface, its ability to be tracked is greatly impaired.

The fix? Logitech suggests the Logitech Gaming Software. In it you’ll find a way to use your mouse to scan a surface and calibrate it to work just as well as if it were on a mouse pad.

It’s cool technology, and in practice works fairly well.
Logitech Hard Surface Mouse Pad
Go from mouse pad to wood surface without a problem.

Testing on the Logitech G440 hard surface pad, the mouse feels responsive and precise. This is perhaps unsurprising considering its 1,000hz refresh rate.

The real test came when, after taking for a test run on a Roccat Sense mouse pad and running the scanning software, it worked just as well before.

The surface calibration combined with the aforementioned addable weights – stored in the underside of the mouse and come in 3.6g increments, giving it a maximum weight of 138 grams – make for a very customizable experience. And that’s before we talk about the G502’s 11 macro buttons…

Using the Logitech software with the G502 you’re given two options for macro preferences: either set them on a per-game basis or make a custom setup in one of three on-board profiles.

While setting it on the former, I found commonly used commands for games like Counter Strike, Guild Wars II, and Skyrim, and though the software doesn’t map anything for you, the setup process only takes a few minutes. Next, start up the .exe and the associated macro profile will go into effect.
Setting a custom macro profile may take a bit more time to get going, but is the preferable option if you’re going to play the same three games every night.

That, however, is all the good news.

Where the G502 falters is by radically shifting the aesthetic of the rounded, comfort-fitting G500s to a more angular, cramped design. It’s gorgeous to look at, but not as nice to use.

A rubberized thumb rest on its left side should’ve offered comfortable respite. Instead, you’ll have to uncomfortably wrap your hand in a claw-like fashion around the mouse putting pressure in the base of the wrist.

 

Where the design becomes problematic is with the close proximity of the left-mouse and dpi up/down buttons. Accidentally click the latter while you’re in a life-or-death situation in Battlefield and I can assure you “life” won’t really be an option.

The rest of the mouse’s features will offset the dissatisfaction you feel when these accidents occur, but they are frequent minor inconveniences.

Lastly, the dual mode scroll-wheel offers “click-to-click” and smooth scrolling options, changed using a mechanical micro switch located just south of the scroll wheel.
While smooth scrolling may be the preferred choice while browsing the web, the click-to-click option gives gamers switching weapons in games like Team Fortress 2 an audible and tactile confirmation that their action was registered.

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