To become an esports professional, your gaming abilities need to be at their peak level to compete with the best that competition has to offer. In VALORANTthere’s an incredibly high skill ceiling, focusing on mechanics and movement, and all that makes Kevin “POISED” Ngo’s situation all the more incredible.
POISED currently IGLs for FaZe’s VALORANT Roster, and has pushed multiple teams within the top five North American teams in the scene. While this is already a massive achievement for some, the IGL revealed in a Twitlonger on Jan. 19 that he’s quietly been overcoming another barrier through his esports career too—the VALORANT star has been playing without feeling in his fingertips and palm for the past five years.
As a result of a freak accident where he cut “open every single muscle, and nerve” in his forearm, POISED had to spend years recovering. He had no feeling in his forearm and hand, and had to undergo “physical therapy every single fucking day for two years until (he) could move it again.”
Even after that process, however, the IGL star “still couldn’t feel a thing.”