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Dutchman Sven van de Wege, better known on social media as BlindWarriorSven, lost his sight at age 6 due to an eye tumor. However, his complicated situation was not an impediment to go ahead and polish his skills in Street Fighter V, as currently demonstrated on his Twitch channel.
The now 35-year-old computer engineer created his Twitch channel in 2017. Given the nature of his condition, he had to adapt his studio with additional resources to conduct his live broadcasts. For example, he explains that he uses 2 computers with a braille keyboard on each, which allows him to read what would appear on a screen and write.
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Now, how do you play with your condition? Sven van de Wege explains that he uses in-game audio to identify character positions and special moves. Of course, it took many hours of training to hone his skills and memorize all the sound effects.
VIDEO: ?? With joystick in one hand, Braille device under the other, BlindWarriorSven disposes of yet another opponent. Sven was six when he was hit by cancer. He lost his sight, but was determined not to let that get in the way of his passion for video games #Twitch pic.twitter.com/Hqnbfx3pAM
– AFP News Agency (@AFP) September 3, 2021
Fortunately, his efforts paid off and he is currently on Super Diamond, one of the highest competitive ranks on Street Fighter V. His experience is shown every Sunday when he broadcasts on Twitch and challenges his followers.
BlindWarriorSven wins 8 games out of 10 in Street Fighter V
BlindWarriorSven, who currently has 3,582 followers on Twitch, does not hesitate to challenge his followers. Given his experience in Street Fighter V, he claims that he wins 8 games out of 10 he plays, which is certainly an impressive achievement even for someone whose vision is intact.
Of course, at first there were those who claimed that the content creator was faking his blindness to gain followers. To disprove these accusations, BlindWarriorSven came up with a blindfold every time he broadcasts live. In this way, he is not afraid to accept any challenge and show his impressive skills in Capcom’s fighting game.
Finally, BlindWarriorSven explained that he is affiliated with Twitch, which allows him to obtain a small remuneration for his transmissions. Despite the fact that he barely receives a few dollars a month, he hopes that in the future he will earn enough income to turn his hobby into a profession.
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