If you’ve ever played a first-person shooter on a computer, you’ve probably used the WASD key configuration to move your character.
How did it become a standard?
As the above video shows, the roots of WASD go back to the 1990s and one gamer in particular: Dennis “Thresh” Fong. His trailblazing history as one of the first pro gamers made him influential for years to come — including on the keyboards of millions of players.
Today, mobile games and consoles have taken a share of the gaming market. But it’s safe to say that on keyboards, WASD will stick around for a while.
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