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Luminosity sign paralyzed streamer who plays Warzone with his mouth

Published: 12/Aug/2020 11:12 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 11:28

by Calum Patterson

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Canadian esports organization Luminosity Gaming have signed Rocky ‘RockyNoHands’ Stoutenburgh, a battle royale streamer with a difference, as he plays using a device controlled by his mouth.

Luminosity are one of the most recognizable brands in esports, having fielded top teams in games like CS:GO, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Fortnite.

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Their latest pickup is unique however, as RockyNoHands (clue in the name) doesn’t play with his hands like most other gamers. Instead, he uses what’s called a Quadstick, giving him full control of the game with his mouth as the primary input.

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Rocky holds two world records for kills and wins in Fortnite using his mouth.

He uses this to play all variety of games, but most commonly battle royales like Fortnite, Warzone and PUBG. He gained some attention after winning Destructoid’s Stream Talent Contest, which helped boost his following on Twitch.

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Warzone is the current game of choice, and he demonstrates incredible skill on the game, made even more impressive by his unique playing style.

Stoutenburgh also holds two world records, for most kills and most wins in Fortnite using his mouth.

Rocky became a quadriplegic after an accident while playing with friends in 2006, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.

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While other activities become challenging or impossible, gaming was suddenly another option — provided he could work around the limitations of his hands and arms.

He joins LG as a content creator, and his current platform of choice is Twitch, where he now boasts over 64,000 followers. He has a further 53,000 subscribers on YouTube as well, where he posts highlights of his best moments and games on stream.

Alongside joining LG, he also secures a sponsorship with GFUEL.

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He’s the latest to join the org purely as a content creator, rather than a professional, competitive player. Other popular players such as MrFreshAsian, Muselk, Anomaly, and more also represent Luminosity.

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H3CZ acquires OpTic Gaming from Immortals: Report

Published: 1/Oct/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has reportedly acquired OpTic Gaming in a deal separate from his ties with NRG Esports, where he currently serves as co-CEO.

The deal reportedly sees H3CZ set to occupy the Los Angeles Call of Duty League spot held by OpTic Gaming, an organization he created and built before its sale in June 2019, in which Immortals Gaming Club acquired OpTic parent company, Infinite, in a deal valued at around $100m.

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According to Esports Observer, the acquisition is still pending League approval, and H3CZ himself “intends to divest to interested esports organizations.” This is likely a compulsory step due to ownership rules of the CDL preventing H3CZ having ownership in more than one team in the league.

As the original report says, “sources close to the deal have come forward stating that after negotiations spanning a little over a month, Rodriguez purchased the OpTic Gaming IP in its entirety.”

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H3CZ HuntsmenH3CZ currently serves as co-CEO of NRG Esports and their CDL team, Chicago Huntsmen.

This would mean that H3CZ owns every asset and resource under the OpTic Gaming umbrella, and that negotiations likely started taking place around the time of the Call of Duty League Championship in late-August.

His ties with Chicago Huntsmen are expected to remain intact, so where the CDL spot occupied by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles goes remains to be seen, though commissioner Johanna Faries has recently insisted that there is “great demand” for expansion slots — so one lucky team might just get their wish.

Naturally, fans want to see the likes of Nadeshot and his 100 Thieves organization find his way back into the Call of Duty League, but after his decision not to buy-in at the start of its inaugural year, it’s impossible to speculate whether he would have had a change of heart since then.

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We have reached out to H3CZ for comment.