– Aug 04, 2021 – 06:52:00 PM
Video games can be more than just entertainment. In fact, there are times when they can help some people achieve what they normally could not. As we have the example of Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tours that allow us to know distant parts of the world in detail. Although also, titles that we would not think would help someone, do, as is the case with Killer Instinct.
Although it seems strange to you that the violent fighting title of Rare, has helped several people. So it was with the player Dayton jones, also know as ‘Wheels‘, who qualified, twice to participate in the great tournament of Killer Instinct World Cup, where he faced 32 other players to take the victory and be considered the best.
A professional Killer Instinct player
As if this were not enough, Jones managed to qualify despite suffering from the terrible disease known as type 2 spinal muscular atrophy. Which has kept him in a wheelchair and with limited mobility of his body. Although in his childhood he wanted to participate in various sports like the other children, his situation did not allow it. However, he found refuge in fighting games like Street Fighter and Killer Instinct.
The game of Rare had already caught the attention of Jones because her stepfather is a huge fan. However, it was until the new Killer Instinct on the EVO 2013 that he decided that he would finally play it. Not only would he try it, but he set out to practice it to be a good player, plus he enjoyed watching all the tournaments that were made with the fight title.
Even if Dayton enjoyed Street Fighter IV and V, said Killer Instinct it seemed more fun, a ‘breath of fresh air‘. This was noticed, since by 2016 he had already qualified for the great tournament of the game, unfortunately, he could not travel to where it was going to be held, so he had to resign. But that didn’t stop him and he continued to participate in various tournaments after that.
His second chance came at the Killer Instinct World Cup 2017, where he was able to participate. Although in the end he did not take the maximum victory, he did manage to position himself among the five best players. Dayton managed to overcome his inclement illness to become one of the best players in Killer Instinct in the world.
Nowadays, Wheels is dedicated to streams on his channel Twitch and apparently, he still loves Killer InstinctSince most of his videos are about this, no doubt to prepare for the next tournament which will be in December. Did you know the story of this professional player?
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