Q&A with RockyNoHands: The paralyzed streamer defying all odds

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GamingINTEL has been privileged enough to interview a very inspirational Twitch streamer going by the name of RockyNoHands.

Who is RockyNoHands?

There are many streamers who stream video games to Twitch, but very few, if any of them are as incredible as RockyNoHands. RockyNoHands, a Battle Royale streamer, is not your average Battle Royale streamer. Rocky is paralyzed. However, being paralyzed doesn’t stop Rocky from doing something he loves and that is streaming, and playing his favorite PC Battle Royale games.

How Rocky uses the Quadstick

Rocky is pretty well known worldwide for his abilities using a special device known as the Quadstick. The Quadstick is a device he uses to play video games using his mouth, and he’s pretty good at it. The Quadstick is a device hard to master and Rocky has been using this device for over a decade, “If you watch other Quadstick gamers play they’re not as polished as I am at it. I’ve been doing it for over a decade, almost daily. So I’ve learned a lot of tricks with my mouth and in games to make things look easy but it’s basically a lot of sipping and puffing while moving one joystick switching between from keyboard to mouse or to set an auto-run.”

What It Takes To Game For Rocky

Rocky has faced many hardships in life. With his health issues, he faced the brink of death around this time last year. ” I’m always facing hardships, mostly health issues. Last year alone I almost died. Learning to talk and eat again after I broke my neck, and even being able to learn to breathe on my own was hard to overcome.” None of this gets Rocky down because he knows even though there is a lot of pain he faces he is not the only one that faces these health problems, “It’s a lot of work to get on to stream and game. Some days with neck pain, sleeping every day with heat packs, and it all just goes into the amount of work I put in to be as good as I am. I put this hard work in because I know there is a young kid with a Quadstick out there practicing to take my throne.”

Rocky’s Plans With Battle Royale Games

Rocky’s plans with playing Battle Royale games look to not change. He has built a pretty distinguished Battle Royale resume, he has set two world records on Fortnite, but he wants more recognition as he has never been sponsored by neither PUBG or Fortnite or even invited out to a tournament. Rocky currently plans to continue playing Apex Legends, ” My plans are to make Apex my new Battle Royale stream game and try for a world record in it, and hopefully, they keep up the good work and go in the right directions with tweaking things in-game.” To catch Rocky, the Oral Assassin, in action check out his stream at http://https://www.twitch.tv/rockynohands.

Full Q&A transcript with RockyNoHands

Q1. What would you personally call yourself in this game? I see you go by the oral Assassin is that your wanted alias? 

Rocky: I’m known world wide as RockyNoHands. But my Detroit gamers discord community calls me King, and things like oral assassin, Champchamp, ninjitsu, human highlight reel, etc… are just names buddy’s called me

Q2. The device you use, what’s it called and how are you able to move so smooth and swiftly in BR games such as Apex Legends? 

Rocky: Called a Quadstick. If you watch other Quadstick gamers play it’s not as polished I’ve been doing it for over a decade almost daily so I’ve learned a lot of tricks with my mouth and in games to make things look easy but it’s basically a lot of sipping and puffing while moving one joystick switching between from keyboard to mouse or setting a auto run.

Q3. With the apex Legends launch how does this game suite you as a gamer? 

Rocky: Well it’s a BR game so I’m naturally gonna wanna test my limits with apex to see how I fair. I love BR games bc it shows me vs another and if I win then it proves you never should give up.

Q4. You’re an overall beast. How does it feel to know your better than most players with using a device you have to use for your mouth? 

Rocky: If feels good to hear that when people compliment me. It’s a lot of work to get on and stream n game some days with neck pain sleeping everyday with heat packs and just the amount of work I put in to be as good as I am bc I know there a young kid with a Quadstick out there somewhere practicing to take my throne.

Q5. before video games and the device you use, what was it like? Did you ever have to face any hardships outside of video games? 

Rocky: Before I just watched a lot of tv n played phone games and that’s about it not much else I can do. I’m always facing hardships mostly heal issues last year alone I almost died. learning to talk and eat again after I broke my neck even being able to learn to breath on my own was hard to overcome.

Q6. What’s your overall plans with Apex Legends as we see you’re a beast at the game, do you think this will be the BR for you?

Rocky: My plans are to make Apex my new BR stream game and try for a world record in it, hopefully they keep up the good work and go in the right directions with tweaking things in game ,PUBG never really accepted me I always got denied to tournaments or getting my own server, Fortnite I have 2 Guinness World records and never got into a tournament either or recognized.

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