A DISABLED gamer wipes the floor with his virtual enemies on Overwatch while exclusively playing the video game with his feet.
American Tucker Griggs, 23, has a condition that means he can’t use his arms, and so has to rely on his feet and toes for daily tasks.
Tucker Griggs, 23, plays videos games exclusively with his feetCredit: future
He controls his mouse and keyboard without the use of his hands, destroying the competition in his favourite PC games.
Tucker featured this week on the latest episode of Totally Game, a web series that highlights inspirational stories in gaming.
“I use my feet for everything I do, whether it’s cooking, cleaning or playing video games,” Tucker said during the show.
“I’ll still destroy you at Overwatch.”
Tucker was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a condition that heavily restricts his movement, leaving him wheelchair bound and without muscles in his arms.
He started physical therapy as a young child and eventually learned to complete everyday tasks with his feet.
During the documentary, the student showcased how he can control his phone with his nose, and even cook without the use of his hands.
While specially designed controllers have been released to make games more accessible to the physically impaired, Tucker still uses a standard mouse and keyboard.
“I prefer to play the same way as everybody else,” he said.
The California native streams himself playing the game to Twitch several times a weekCredit: twitch
His favourite game is Overwatch, the hugely popular multiplayer shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
He uses his left foot to control the keyboard, while the right foot takes care of aiming and shooting using the mouse.
Tucker’s favourite Overwatch character is the armour-clad Reinhardt.
“I struggle on the aim side, so he’s very good for lending me a little extra leeway,” he said.
He may play down his skills, but Tucker has earned himself the rank of Master on Overwatch, putting him in the top four per cent of players worldwide.
Tucker’s favourite game is Overwatch
The California native streams himself playing the game to Twitch several times a week.
He even has two cameras: One for his feet, and one for his face.
Though he’s faced with the odd nasty online comment, Tucker doesn’t let them get to him.
“I just let it roll off my shoulders and pretend like nothing happened,” he said.
“If they get a reaction out of you, that’s what they want.”
Totally Game is developed by Barcroft Studios and published by Future.
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