A paralyzed gamer shared their story on how they play League of Legends. According to them, they’re a “C4 quadriplegic who plays using [their] mouth.” For those who don’t know, most C4 quadriplegics cannot use all four limbs — or have some sort of impediment preventing full functionality for them. This particular gamer still has some function in their arms, but no hand or fingers.
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Paralyzed Player uses Mouth to Play
The gamer talks more about how they manage to play League of Legends:
“The controller I use works by either blowing or pulling air out of 3 holes and depending how hard and how many I use at a time determines the key binding. I still have arm function but no hand or fingers so for the mouse I just set my hand on top of my mouse( I’ve added grips all of the mouse to keep my hand from slipping off) I use right click with my left hand, I have a big button that I can just slap with my hand.”
Granted, many people had their questions regarding how this gameplay worked. Some asked the gamer if they get light headed at all or pass out due to using their breathing connecting to in game controls. But they haven’t passed out before, since they still breathe through their nose while performing in game maneuvers.
Here is a picture of their controller:
Another question many had was if they were high ranked or not. They haven’t revealed their exact rank, since it’s likely a sensitive topic which often results in harassment online, but they did state they’re not high elo.
They play with a locked screen, and actively try to improve at the game.
Here is some more information regarding C4 Quadriplegics, taken from spinalcord.com.
“Depending on the level and type of SCI sustained, some of the symptoms and secondary complications will vary. Survivors of a C4 spinal cord injury may experience any or all of the following:
- A limited range of motion below the injury site;
- Quadriplegia or tetraplegia — paralysis in the hands, arms, torso, and legs;
- Bladder or bowel function issues;
- Loss of control of the abdominal and intercostal muscles in the torso, eliminating the ability to cough or sneeze; and
- Retention of some head and neck mobility, as well as limited shoulder movement.”
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