With the announcement of the UF on Tour Black Ops 2 Tournament in Chicago this summer, we have fielded questions ranging from permissions for minors to hotels, but one question never prepared us for this inspiring gamer.
We receive a simple question from Trellis, aka iDeoxide, asking if we could accommodate him for the event as he is a Quadriplegic. After a few back and forth emails to better understand his situation it was not hard to say of course. Now this sort of threw us off, why would he even need to ask other than maybe to give us a simple heads up that he was coming to the event and would need a set up that he can use.
But after talking more with iDeoxide it came to light that he has tried several times to go and compete in these events with no success. No one would take the time to understand his needs and make the necessary setup he needed. Check out this interview his local station he did this weekend, below is his own YouTube video explaining how he plays.
Now nothing could prepare us for how good he was either, last weekend he joined us for a little Black Ops play and I have to tell you, he made me look worse than I already am! He is spot on when it comes to gun play, knife play and overall Call of Duty play.
We have helped Trellis set up a GoFund me program to help raise funds to make the trip up to Chicago from Mississippi. Though he is quite agile, he does need assistance with some of his daily tasks which in turn having someone travel with him to the event. You can help fund him via the widget below or go to the fundraiser page.
He is an inspiration to gamers and to Urgent Fury, we look forward to seeing Trellis at the Chicago event this summer. Be on the look out in a few weeks when Trellis joins Doc to tell us his story.