A gamer who has to play his video games with one hand. Another who can win a fighting game with her eyes closed. And one more who can clear lines of Tetris using invisible pieces. Welcome to the first episode of Kotaku Compete: Uncanny Players.

The gamers you’ll meet in today’s premiere aren’t letting anything hold them back. That’s the spirit of Compete, a new short-form documentary series we’ve created to highlight the incredible exploits of competitive gamers. In the weeks to come we’ll feature more stories of video game players who compete, sometimes against each other, sometimes against the clock, and always with thrilling results.

Look for a new episode next Thursday.

Kotaku Compete is an original series created and produced by Kotaku and Gawker Media’s video team. Production funding was provided by Honey Nut Cheerios.

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