We’ve actually visited Battle Arena once during their grand launching earlier this year. We’ve seen how many people it can fit, and how many PCs they have available. However, since there were way too many people, we didn’t have the chance to look and experience these gaming PCs ourselves. We visited Battle Arena once again, and this time we have an all-access pass to test out everything that is available in Battle Arena.
The all-access pass that we have gave means we can really access everything. Everything. All the rooms and all the gaming PCs there. Even the streamer pods. We focused on the tournament pods – also known as capsules – that were occupied by Team Secret the other day.
Once we’re in, we got a clear look at the gear they used for the tournaments. They are Cooler Master’s gaming gear – Yes, Battle Arena has specifically chosen Cooler Master’s gears for its tournament pods. They have the latest Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 mechanical keyboard that we reviewed here, the MasterPulse Pro Over-ear headset, and also the MasterMouse MM530 that we looked at here.
I played Overwatch in the capsule that was meant for tournaments. Yes, I played Overwatch alone in the capsule. I swear that is for work purposes.
Even with music playing outside the capsule, the MasterPulse Pro Over-ear isolates all the surrounding noise. I can even hear the enemy’s footsteps clearly. Soundstage is decent, and I actually enjoyed my short Overwatch session in the capsule here at Battle Arena.
The MasterMouse MM530 is surprisingly comfortable to use too. I logged into my Overwatch account, jumped into quick play and selected Roadhog. I still manage to hook the enemy’s annoying Tracer and kill her. Genji? No problem!
All of the PCs in these two capsules are using the exact same hardware and peripherals, by the way.
The capsules are not meant to be opened for public – but hey, we have an all-access pass that day. Why not take advantage of it? 😉
The PCS for the tournament are also fully equipped with Cooler Master’s products. They’re placed outside of the capsule, obviously to show off how glamorous these PCs are. These are high-end PCs.
- Intel Core i7-8700K Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
- MSI Z370 GAMING M5 LGA1151 Coffee Lake Motherboard
- MSI GTX1080Ti SEA HAWK EK X 11GB DDR5x Graphic Card
- Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3000mhz Performance Memory Kit x 2
- Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5T ATX Casing (customized)
- Cooler Master V850 80+ Gold Power Supply
As we have an all-access pass this time, we got a close look at these PCs. There are a few MasterCase Maker 5T here that are signed by Team Secret. These PCs are also fully equipped with Cooler Master RGB fans. We know this because I launched the Cooler Master software and messed with the lighting. 😛
We also got to visit the Premium Pods which is located above the receptionist counter. This pod is meant for coaching as it has a total of 12 gaming PCs inside. These gaming PCs are presumably the same specs as those VIP PCs. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700K that is cooled by a Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB AIO cooler, a MSI GTX1070TI Gaming X 8G on a MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon, housed inside a Cooler Master MasterCase H500P case, and powered by a Cooler Master MasterWatt 650W power supply.
Our all-access day ended – and here’s our conclusion – Cooler Master is obviously a close affiliate of Battle Arena. Throughout our experience in the tournament capsule itself, we know why Battle Arena chose Cooler Master gear instead. I’ve been gaming on my usual gear for months – and I adapted to the MasterKeys MK750 keyboard, the MasterPulse Pro Over-ear headset, and the MasterMouse MM530 without much adjustment.
Everything just worked. In a tournament, adapting to the your keyboard, mouse, and headphones is crucial to win the game. They’re like the extension of your limbs – and they have to feel natural and comfortable. The MasterKeys MK750 keyboard, the MasterPulse Pro Over-ear headset, and the MasterMouse MM530 are easy to adapt to.