Melee Player Hax is Working His Way Back from His Hand Injury

By on January 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

In September, we reported on Super Smash Bros. Melee player Aziz “Hax” Al-yani, and his hand injury. As was reported then, he has been suffering from a calcified flexor carpi ulnaris in his forearm, and it has been a long road back since.

Hax, however, has refused to give up. Having found a surgeon that would operate on his wrist, Al-yani has made adjustments to alleviate the strain placed from the GameCube controller for Smash players. His most notable adjustment has been to not only adopt the Smash Box, but contribute to the development of the controller.

However, unhappy with the pace of development of the Smash Box, he has since forked the project into his “B0XX” project, with the help of engineers from Rutgers University.

Sources: theScore esports; Hit Box Arcade

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!