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Best GTPlayer Gaming Chair in 2022 (Previously GTRacing)

Let's find the best GTPlayer gaming chairs of 2022

Updated: Apr 19, 2022 3:35 pm
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GTPlayer, previously known as GTRacing, gaming chairs have been becoming more and more popular in recent months as they offer some of the best gaming chairs in a lower price bracket, for around half the money of the real premium manufacturers such as Secretlab. Of course, we are still looking at paying around $200 so we aren’t completely in the budget market, and for that money, you want to make sure you get a decent gaming chair. GTPlayer separates their lineup into series’. So we’ve made sure to include one from their Ace series, Pro series, and Music series.

Our Top Picks

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The best GTPlayer gaming chair
GTracing eSports Gaming Chair
GTPlayer eSports Gaming Chair GT002
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Pinky, yet perky
gtracingpink
GTPlayer GT890M Sakura Pink Gaming Chair
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Great Seat That Ticks A Lot Of Boxes
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GTPlayer Gaming Chair with Footrest

Things to consider when picking a GTPlayer chair

It’s important to realize here that you are going to be buying a piece of furniture that will hopefully last you many years, and, more importantly, provide you with a level of comfort while you are sitting at your PC, that you might not have previously had. This means there are many factors at play here.

How we choose

For us, a good gaming chair is a complete necessity. Finding the right one can be determined by several key areas. The following is a list of the areas which we consider most important when selecting a quality chair:

  • Ergonomic design
  • Chair functionality
  • Lumbar support
  • Build materials & quality
  • Aesthetics

Ultimately, if the chair you’re looking to buy can tick off a few of these fundamental criteria, you’re more than likely onto a winner. However, finding a chair that houses all these qualities can sometimes be expensive and challenging, meaning you have to spend endless amounts of time researching numerous different options.

This is where WePC comes into the equation. Our team of dedicated computer enthusiasts spends their days researching and testing the best hardware offerings on the market and have focused their energy on this guide on finding the best gaming chair.

Price

The cost of gaming chairs can vary quite dramatically. the big-name companies are all going to be charging considerably more for their wares but there is a reason for that. generally, the materials used are of much higher quality, this is how the cheaper manufacturers can trim down their price so much. With this trimming down also comes a reduction in comfort. Extra support cushions aren’t included, the foam used in the seat and back sections won’t be as high quality and may lose its shape quicker than you would like. The seat itself might not recline or even feel as sturdy.

What we are saying, and we certainly don’t always suggest you go for the higher ticket items, but when it comes to gaming chairs you generally get what you pay for. It all depends on how happy you are to compromise.

Style

The last couple of years has definitely seen a move away from the huge gamification of gaming chairs. No longer are we only different bright green chairs with orange lightning bolts emblazoned across them but you can now get high-quality gaming chairs that do not look out of place in any corner of your home. You need to decide whether you want one that’s more akin to a big padded ‘bosses’ office chair or stick with the racing-style so popular in years gone by. It’s also worth considering you may redecorate before your chair reaches the end of its life so that the bright yellow racing chair may not fit in so well in the future.

Selection criteria overview

Weight Limit

The weight limit on most of these gaming chairs is less of a concern than on a traditional office or computer chair. That’s because these chairs are already based on the floor, and therefore aren’t likely to collapse if they have a heavy duty steel frame.

The only real exceptions to these rules are the Intex Inflatable Chair and the X Rocker Pedestal Chair. The Inflatable Chair is much more strict about its weight limit since it risks popping if you go over it, while the Pedestal in the other chair may give away if you stress it too much for too long.

Besides those chairs, though, you’re probably just fine being 350+ lbs and using these chairs on the floor. They should be reasonably comfortable, too, but you can also check the measurements on them if you’re particularly wide.

Upholstery

Generally speaking, when picking a gaming chair, you’ll have three upholstery options: Faux leather, real leather, and fabric.

Faux leather allows for the same aesthetic and a similar feeling to real leather and is far less expensive than the real stuff, not to mention more animal-friendly. Fabric is better for keeping the user cool during long hours, so it’s better for those of you in warmer climates. Additionally, you can get mesh chairs, which are the absolute best for sweaty types, or those who live in considerably humid locales.

Get A Chair That Matches Your Size

Gaming chairs have a height and weight capacity like any other chair.

Most of them can only support up to 250 lbs while some can handle weights of up to 400 lbs. Similarly, some chairs are smaller and can only accommodate heights up to 5’5” while some have high backrests that can support over 6’ in height.

Choose a gaming chair that can at least support 20 lbs more than your current weight. And since it’s unlikely you’ll shoot up another foot anytime soon, just go with a chair that’s close to your height or a little slightly above.

Ergonomics/comfort

This is one of the most important factors in picking any chair, regardless of the brand. A well-designed gaming chair will have several different features that make it more ergonomic, healthy, and adjustable. This is especially important given the prevalence of back pain. In fact, according to the Internation Association for the Study of Pain around 7.5% of the global population suffers from back pain.

Let’s take a look at what ergonomic features we want to see from the GTPlayer chairs and see how each one helps you stay comfortable and healthy for the long hours you’re going to spend sitting in it.

Chair Egonomics

Adjustable seat height, tilt, and recline mechanisms

At this point, a chair having adjustable height is essentially a given, so every chair here will have this provided by the parochial gas lift cylinder positioned atop the 5-point base that we’ve been seeing in all office/gaming chairs for years now. Adjusting the height allows you to retain the correct seating posture, which results in a more comfortable seating position.

Tilt is a little rarer. This allows you to rock the entire chair backward, without changing the recline. This isn’t too relevant to ergonomics, but it can be sued for very comfortable viewing of non-gaming content such as movies and TV. Additionally, some of these GTPlayer chairs feature a tilt lock mechanism, which means that you can lock the tilt so you don’t have to put effort into leaning back to maintain it.

Recline refers to how far back the backrest can be reclined, relative to the seat cushion. The standard is around 170-degrees, but some can go to a damn-near horizontal angle too.

Lumbar support

This is probably the most important ergonomic feature any gaming chair can have. Usually taking the form of an included lumbar cushion, it helps enforce the natural ‘S’ curve of the spine, more closely mirroring the state of the sprint when standing. In terms of ergonomics, you can misstep in some areas, but not in lower-back support, as this really can result in enduring injuries.

GTRacing GT890M BLUE 4

Adjustable armrests

being able to adjust the height and relative location of the armrests is also important. This is because keeping your shoulders and elbows at the correct height allows for a more ergonomic position. This can actually result in better air intake as it helps widen the chest. Additionally, it can indirectly help you stop hunching forwards as it promotes sitting back in the chair.

GTRacing GT890M BLUE 5 1

Neck support

This helps complete the top section of the aforementioned S-shaped curve. It prevents you from leaning too far back and overly straightening the neck. This usually comes via an included headrest pillow, which is typically adjustable to account for the variations in people’s heights. Gamers have notoriously bad posture, so all these features tend to be ubiquitous in all gaming chairs.

GTRacing GT890M BLUE 3

The Best GTPlayer gaming chairs

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GTracing eSports Gaming Chair
GTPlayer eSports Gaming Chair GT002
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gtracingpink
GTPlayer GT890M Sakura Pink Gaming Chair
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gtracing
GTPlayer Gaming Chair with Footrest
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GTRacing Music Series White
GTPlayer Music Series GT890M-WHITE
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GTRacing Music Series Blue
GTPlayer Music Series GT890M-BLUE

In-depth Review

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The best GTPlayer gaming chair
GTPlayer eSports Gaming Chair GT002
GTracing eSports Gaming Chair
Chair Type Racing
Maximum Load 300 lbs
Dimensions 20.8” x 21.2” x 48.8” to 52” (w x d x h)
Sitting Height 17.7” to 20.9”
PROS
  • Included lumbar support and neck headrest
  • Can recline up to 170 degrees
  • Stable base
CONS
  • Armrests aren’t padded
  • Armrest adjustment is limited

This high-quality gaming chair manages to look at home both in the office and as part of your gaming setup. And, it delivers top-level comfort without breaking the bank. Additionally, it comes with clear instructions for the assembly, which is high praise as we’ve come across a lot of chairs with some pretty awful directions.

Being easy-to-clean is an often overlooked aspect of a gaming chair, even though you might be spending hours, even eating and drinking in it. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest chairs to wipe clean we have come across to date.

One of the most popular choices in the sub-$200 category is the GTPlayer eSports Gaming Chair. This is a solid, well-built gaming chair that will look good in both gaming and office environments (although admittedly the all-black versions would work better in the office).

The armrests may not be padded but they can be adjusted up and down as well as left to right. That aside, this has industrial-grade wheels or casters. The easy-to-clean PU leather combined lumbar support and neck headrest, made this gaming chair both functional and comfortable.

This chair can even recline up to 170 degrees for those post-win naps. Other people do that, right?

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Pinky, yet perky
GTPlayer GT890M Sakura Pink Gaming Chair
gtracingpink
Material PU Leather
Seat High density foam
Weight capacity 300llbs
PROS
  • Good price
  • Not as ‘in your face’ as some
  • Built in Bluetooth speakers
CONS
  • Racing style
  • Might not be pink enough for some

If you are looking for a chair that is straight out of your anime dreams, this is a decent option – and for a decent price too. A lot of GTPlayer chairs feature Bluetooth speakers, including this one, so you can play music from your phone to either of the speakers placed on either side of your head.

The sound quality isn’t amazing but it might be a nice little addition if you think you have a use for that. Recline-wise the chair folds back to a near-horizontal 170 degrees so you can get that all-important nap time in. The seat is comfy and packed with high-density foam so you shouldn’t find it going flat on you any time soon.

 

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Great Seat That Ticks A Lot Of Boxes
GTPlayer Gaming Chair with Footrest
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Color Grey
Material Metal
Manufacturer's Suggested Maximum Weight 300 Pounds
Charging Time 3 Hours
Bluetooth Range 5 Meters
Play Time 5-6 Hours
PROS
  • USB powered lumbar support offers a massage function
  • Thick HD foam interior and smooth PU upholstery
  • Great value for money
  • 3D armrests and expansive recline
CONS
  • Speakers distort at very high volume
  • Speakers take three hours to charge

Crafted from a sturdy metal frame designed to support up to 300lbs, a major highlight of this chair is the ergonomic flexibility. Able to recline to a near-horizontal position (170°), with the aid of the flip-up footrest, it could easily facilitate some dynamite pre or post-game naps. What’s more, 3D armrests provide support for almost any body type.

We’ve all needed a massage mid-way through a hard day’s work or intensive Starcraft match and that’s exactly what this chair provides. The massage function of the lumbar support is strong enough to really get your blood flowing, relieving stress in what can be a problem area, affording you a few more key hours of comfortable gameplay.

The patented design, full-range speakers located in the wings can hit some surprisingly high volumes before the low end gets a little flappy or the mids become boomy, which is great. Don’t expect the most detailed sound profile ever, but considering their size and 5-meter range, they provide some rich and immersive audio.

Beneath this chair’s devilishly smooth PU coat is a generous lining of HD (or HR…same thing) foam, supplying shed loads of support while large nylon casters keep movement over most floor types buttery smooth.

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GTPlayer Music Series GT890M (White)
GTPlayer Music Series GT890M-WHITE
GTRacing Music Series White
Material PU Leather
Seat High Density Foam
Weight Capacity 300lbs
Audio Bluetooth and AUX Connection
PROS
  • Affordable
  • Light-weight
  • Built-in Speakers
CONS
  • Armrests can be fiddly to assemble
  • Not as durable as most other options

The GT890M provides a solid gaming chair choice that won’t break the bank. With a light-weight frame the GT890M can be easily assembled and included within any home setup. The Bluetooth connectivity means you can easily connect your PC, laptop or phone audio to the chair, immersing yourself in game audio or your favourite music. The audio quality isn’t as premium as other options but still provides a good level of sound for everyday use.

The GT890M has a number of customisation options to allow for recline and armrest adjustment. This chair is perfectly poised for the gifting market and makes a great addition to any Christmas or Birthday list.

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GTPlayer Music Series GT890M (Blue)
GTPlayer Music Series GT890M-BLUE
GTRacing Music Series Blue
Material PU Leather
Seat High Density Foam
Weight Capacity 300lbs
Audio Bluetooth and AUX Connection
PROS
  • Wallet-friendly
  • Bluetooth audio
  • Neck and lumbar pillows included
CONS
  • Little padding in the armrest
  • Not as premium as other options

Similar to the white variant, the GT890M (Blue) has all of the features listed above but in a striking electric blue finish. As a gift for a younger sibling, this is perfect for getting them immersed in their games for hours on end. For seasoned veterans and those with larger frames, the GT890M might not be the best option for long gaming sessions.

The seat is comfy and sturdy enough, with the sleek racing design making the perfect addition to any young gamer setup.

 

Final Word

It’s plain to see here that you can pick up a pretty decent gaming chair for, comparatively, not a lot of money. It’s still a big outlay on a chair, but what price is your comfort and posture worth in the long run? GTPlayer has managed to slot nicely into a niche where they sit comfortably above some of the budget offerings that you find out there, but also not costing an arm and leg like some of the bigger boys. Yes, there are going to be compromises but fundamentally you are getting a decent piece of furniture with any of the choices here. We just wish the footrests felt a little more stable. If you are going to add things like this on they need to be right, and maybe, in the current iterations, a little more work needs to be done before the next models arrive.

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