Plux has reviewed an Everglide "Works" Gaming mat :
When I tested it I found that the mouse mat worked superbly with the ball mouse for both normal desktop work and gaming. However when I tested the mouse mat with my optical mouse I found that there were certain ‘problems’. When you tried to move the mouse across the mouse mat slowly then the cursor on the screen would not move smoothly across the screen it would jump. The same problem occurred when I moved the mouse over it quickly except it wasn’t as noticeable. However when precision mouse movements are required it can be very irritating.
I would fully recommend that you get the Everglide Gaming pad if you use a ball mouse but I would recommend that you look at the other Everglide mouse mats if you use an optical mouse.