Blind player plays in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament and wins the audience over

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • October 23, 2016 at 9:06 a.m. PDT | Comments: 27

A player by the name of Blindwizard recently entered in a weekly tournament. As his name suggests, he is a blind gamer but didn't let that stop him from entering.


During the set with his opponent, he managed to get in some pretty nice followups. As he landed hits on his opponent, the audience would cheer for him from time to time.

Blindwizard was, very impressively, able to maintain a pretty general awareness of where his opponent was. As he threw attacks out, 90% of them were generally in the direction of where his opponent's character was standing.

Even though his opponent would occasionally try to walk slowly in order hide the sound of his movement, he was still not able to hide from Blindwizard for very long.

Unlike a typical fighting game, Smash Bros does not auto-face your character to your opponent at all times. Not only that, but there is a risk of self-destructing that is not usually there in a typical fighting game.

I am not exaggerating when I say this, but I have seen players self-destruct more times over the course of three games than the number of times that Blindwizard did over the three matches that he played. I will go ahead and spoil that he only lost a single stock as a result of a self-destruct.

When knocked off stage, he managed to recover back very well. At one point with Toon Link, he even pulled out a bomb before using up special to get back to the stage (in case he didn't make it, the bomb would've refreshed his recovery for him) but he ended up not needing it.
Source: Bros. Calamity YouTube channel
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