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Best Side Button Gaming Mouse for League of Legends

The Rival 5 is an ergonomic 9-button mouse with 5 quick action side buttons designed to keep you at the top of your game in League of Legends. Here's how you can customize it for your game.


Working on grabbing win after win in League of Legends? It's likely you've got a specific configuration for your gaming mouse. You already know exactly what you want each button to do and why. But that doesn't mean a new peripheral couldn't help you out.

If you've already got a setup that works best for you, you need a mouse that can help you reach your gaming goals. For League of Legends players specifically, you want the new SteelSeries Rival 5, the best side button gaming mouse you can use if you're looking to nail down those Ws.

Why the Rival 5?

Rival 5 mouse

The Rival 5 gaming mouse is an all-in-one option that works across multiple genres of games. It's flexible and versatile, so you can change things up with i t make sure it can take care of you, no matter what game you're into. You can switch things up and go from LoL to Valorant or anything in between.

The Rival 5 is also a fantastic mouse for customizing the controls in the games you play the most often. You can spend time customizing each button to your liking, including a 5-button side panel that comes with a toggle switch for those situations that necessitate twitch reactions.

You also get the TrueMove Air Sensor on board, which offers deadly accuracy, true 1 to 1 tracking, and elevated performance, which proves to be an excellent fit for any hand.

How to set up the Rival 5 for League of Legends

A diagram of how you can set up the Rival 5 to work with League of Legends.

If you pick up a Rival 5, you'll want to set up the buttons to your liking, at least in terms of the games that you play. Use the Rival 5 to set up a custom button orientation for League of Legends and come out on top, every time.

1 (Left Click): Left Click

2 (Right Click): Right Click

3 (Scroll Wheel): Ward Alert

4 (Middle Button): Cycle Profiles

5 (Side Button): Snap to Hero

6 (Side Button A): Summoner Spell 1

7 (Side Button B): Summoner Spell 2

8 (Side Button C): Shop

9 (Side Button D): Alerts/Pings

With the Rival 5, you can set up a control profile that works for you. There's a set of button functions for everyone that can help secure a win, so it's best to figure out what's best for your style of play. That's the beauty of this model—it's going to be able to accommodate just about anything you need, so don't be afraid to mix and match button combinations.


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Want to chat about the Rival 5's ability to improve your League of Legends game? Head on over and join the SteelSeries Discord to discuss tips and tricks with fellow players.