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Sven Van de Wege, nicknamed “Blind Warrior Sven”, is a competitive gamer who lost his eyesight to cancer at age six, and of all games, he has chosen Capcom’s Street Fighter series to master. Rather than watch the screen, he uses his bat-like hearing to exploit the weaknesses of his opponents. “I would like to continue playing in tournaments. Hopefully I’ll find a sponsor one day. Besides being a pro gamer, I would like to help other blind people to start gaming. I’m thinking about promotion and workshops and such,” said Sven. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.