Super Smash Bros. Melee is considered one of the most execution and tech-heavy games in existence. Performing wavedashes and L-cancels all in rapid succession on a Gamecube controller can take its toll on the hands. A notable case of such pain is Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, who has talked at great length about his hand problems.
It appears that the physical toll of playing competitive Melee is trying to claim another victim. Professional player Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami–a Fox main from New York–has been inactive on the Smash circuit since he took first at Collision XIII in April due to a hand injury. Upon speaking to doctors, Hax was told that he has a calcified flexor carpi ulnaris in his forearm. Due to his young age, doctors are reluctant to remove his FCU, despite Hax’s condition having “only worsened over the past 2.5 years.”
This is the latest in a laundry list of medical issues for Hax, who has had to take multiple hiatuses over the years for hand issues as well as insomnia. While he is currently looking for doctors to bring him under the knife to correct his condition, he remains inactive in Melee.
Source: ESPN Esports