Sometimes, reality surprises us with quite unusual stories. In this case, few could have imagined the success of BlindWarriorSven, a blind player who dazzled the audience at EVO 2023 with his impressive victory in a match.
The EVO (Evolution Championship Series) is the most significant annual event in the fighting game universe. This year, EVO 2023 took place from August 4th to 6th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Here, the best players of fighting game titles compete to prove their mastery in games like Tekken, Street Fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more.
Sven lost his sight at the age of six due to cancer. However, this didn’t stop him from indulging in one of his great passions – fighting games. Over time, he discovered that he could engage in battles by solely relying on the sounds of the game, allowing him to triangulate his opponent’s position.
Street Fighter 6, the latest installment in Capcom’s franchise, made its debut during EVO 2023 (certainly, it couldn’t have had better publicity). On the event’s first day, BlindWarriorSven faced off against EternalPancake in Street Fighter 6. Honda versus Luke. Who would emerge victorious?
In the end, Sven and Honda would emerge victorious, a triumph celebrated with immense emotion by the spectators. This feat has gone viral on social media, with many praising Sven’s remarkable skills at the controller.
Sven has consistently advocated for improved accessibility in video games, an area in which Street Fighter 6 has made significant strides. One of its features is the inclusion of auditory signals, which enable players like Sven to discern the character’s position on the screen. Indeed, in the world of video games, there’s ample room for everyone.
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