Congratulations are in order for CakeAssault, who over the weekend won a huge Rivals of Aether tournament, overcoming not just the competing field, but also the limitations and fragilities of the human body.
The Rivals of Aether showdown was part of the Riptide show held in Sandusky, Ohio between September 10-12, which also featured tournaments for games like Super Smash Bros. (Brawl & Melee), and Splatoon 2.
But it’s the Rivals final we’re looking at here, when CakeAssault wins and then absolutely loses his shit:
— Not Panda | turndownforwalt (@turndownforwalt) September 12, 2021
Dude is celebrating like he just won the Champions League final on penalties, I love it. Only catch, though, is that whole part where he collapses to the ground in complete agony, silencing the crowd in the process, which he later explains was due to the fact he had popped off so hard that his shoulder took things a little too literally:
also i fell on the ground during that popoff cuz i dislocated my shoulder lmao
— CakeAssault (@CakeAssault_) September 12, 2021
Most I’ve ever hurt myself gaming was grinding the skin off my thumb during a Gran Turismo endurance race, so a football field-level injury — while celebrating, no less — is actually one hell of an achievement.
Hope you’re feeling better dude!
Hai Lam, the team captain and accomplished player for the North American League of Legends eSports team Cloud9, has been pushed into retirement due to a longstanding wrist injury. While Hai said that he’ll stay on in C9 as its “Chief Gaming Officer,” his departure comes at a critical time for his beleaguered team.
Last week, League of Legends icon Jian “Uzi” Zihao announced he is retiring due to health problems, which he said were brought on my professional gaming.
“I regret to tell everyone that I am retiring,” Uzi wrote on his Weibo account (via AFP). “Because of chronic stress, obesity, irregular diet, staying up late and other reasons, I was found to have Type-2 diabetes during a physical examination last year.” He is also suffering from a repetitive stress injury. Previously, there had been rumblings that Uzi was not going to play this season.