There’s nothing more annoying than when you need to focus, and all you can hear is noise from a nearby TV or music from another room. With earcups that form a strong seal around your ears, give yourself a chance to unblock the majority of that outside noise. Conversely, let your household have some peace when you really need those late night sessions.
Having a great headset is necessary. Your enemies are about to get you in hectic tournament conditions. Can you hear them coming? Now you are fully immersed in the game. Aim. Shoot. Win. Be in constant communication with your teammates. Crisp and clear sound over traditional speakers gives you the edge over the competition.
You could play without one, but the experience wouldn’t live up to your standards either.