This phrase has been… burned in my head for the past week.
It’s one that was repeated every time the Raptors Uprising scored a three-pointer on myself and my team of local video game streamers and personalities — which was often.
This cruel, cruel humbling occurred at the Uprising’s chill clubhouse in Toronto’s historic Ex Grounds. A district that has seen its fair share of sports and esports history. Here’s one esports moment that can be forgotten in history for all I care.
It was my friends at LG Canada who thought I would enjoy being tossed in a game that involves tossing a ball to check out the new 27-inch LG UltraGear OLED — which was the real MVP of the event… well, and the Raptors Uprising, oh, and our team captain, missharvey , who managed an incredible buzzer-beater putback as two of our 14 total points.
And a lot of the reason she could do that: the new 27-inch LG UltraGear OLED’s 240Hz refresh rate and astounding 0.03 ms response time. Both of these are still quite hard to come by in OLED displays.
While there are a handful of companies who have been experimenting with 240Hz OLED displays over this 2023/24 technical year, LG Canada maintains that this is gaming’s first display with a 0.03 ms response time.
I will say — and no, this isn’t just the grief talking — NBA2k23 wasn’t exactly the right game to demonstrate this on, as those who ball in the always-online game can testify to its stutters and overall network troubles at times, especially in LAN settings.
But that’s a huge stat for fans of FPS and MOBA games — areas where players are usually happy to trade presentation for performance, so it’s amazing to see LG Canada showing off a monitor that can handle both as well as it does.
The 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED model we played on boasts a universally-needed HDR10 display that has great deep blacks and true colours, as well as anti-glare and a low screen reflection, which has been a common problem over the past few years with OLED displays appearing almost mirror-like in how they show off.
We were playing NBA2K23 on PS5, so this next point didn’t really matter, but as a PC player primarily, I was pleased to learn that the LG 27-inch LG UltraGear OLED supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC for Intel-based systems and AMD’s rivaling FreeSync. That’s great for multiple device users and esports applications.
Please, allow me to sing two more praises for LG, [full disclosure: they gave me a steak sandwich, and your boy is fat]
The new four-side borderless design and adjustable base allow for screen swivel, tilt, height, and pivot. As someone currently using a Samsung monitor that goes up and down and nowhere else, that felt like something I needed in my life.
LG has also migrated over their recent inclusion of a remote with gaming monitors. As someone with two computers, a Switch, and a PS5, currently plugged into their monitor — all of which require their own settings — that’s something I need.
Here’s the best news for you! You can snag your unit today for $399 off!