Narcissa Wright is a legendary speedrunner, adjudged to be one of the most well-known and most successful speedrunners of all time. She is acclaimed to have discovered the infamous glitch that allowed speedrunners to escape the challenging opening forest area without beating the Deku Tree in the game – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Narcissa was born on the 21st day of July 1989 as Cosmo Wright. She only changed her name to Narcissa Wright after she came out as a trans-woman in 2016. Wright grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. After High School, she attended Columbia College Chicago, where she studied graphic design and worked in freelance art and web design when she finished college.
Wright started pretty well to work around gaming from a very tender age, she grew up around games playing right from the age of four with friends. They played games that ranged from Smash on N64 to Melee on Gamecube, Soul Calibur, and many other related games. When she started getting into speedrunning back in the days, there were some old communities she joined to play. It was around 2006 when Ocarina of Time started gaining popularity that she actually joined speedrunning all because she was really enjoying herself, playing it.
She explored, played and enjoyed the game to the point that she became a master at it. Wright collected virtually everything there is to collect in the game till there was nothing else left to collect, but then there was something new to do. She started spending her time looking for more new stuff and deciphering new ways to break the game open. She eventually worked her way up to set the world record for fastest Ocarina of Time run to the point that she set a new world record on it and subsequently her own record too.
Recently, Narcissa took some time off speedrunning due to some serious health challenges, particularly with her hands. She started having some pains on her hands which she attributed to the long hours of speedrunning. She added that the pains on her wrist became worse when Smash Wii U came out because she played about 11,500 matches.
Narcissa Wright – What Happened To Her Twitch?
Narcissa has great traffic on her Twitch social media account. Currently, she has garnered over 30.4 million views on her speedrunning streams. She was also one of the first people on twitch to reach 4000 viewers on a regular basis. Her streams on Twitch have also largely been the main source of her income until she personally closed down her account in April 2016 citing public harassment and so much hate on the internet.
All these happened after her announcement to transition received a steady stream of hate and nasty comments on social media. She tweeted that she had been so unhappy with the internet and it sucks because she had considered the internet as her second home where she could be herself without being judged or criticised.
Unfortunately, Twitch could not help control the hate speeches been meted out on her, according to a Twitch spokesperson, the company does not comment on individual members and does allow users, to ban or time out people, disable the posting of links, ban specific words, and assign moderators to police chat on their behalf.
Nevertheless, despite the harassment she has been seeing, she has increased her efforts on streaming every move in a bid to give herself another public identity apart from speedrunning.
On the 14th of May 2018, Twitch handed Narcissa an indefinite suspension bringing her twitch activities to a halt at the moment. She admitted to not knowing exactly why Twitch decided to ban her but it may not be unconnected to her breaching some Twitch’s terms of service as it concerns ‘Nudity or Sexual Behavior/Attire’.
What Is She Up To?
Thinking Narcissa Wright is bothered by the ban is actually thinking in the wrong direction. According to the strong-willed steamer, Twitch suspension has not bothered her in any way as she plans to pitch her tent with Youtube for the meantime.
She, however, admitted that her income will definitely be affected by the ban but added that she feels she’ll manage or be okay maybe? Hopefully. I’m an optimist.”