Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 

EVO Announces Rick "TheHadou" Thiher as New GM


Evolution Championship Series (EVO) announced today the appointment of Combo Breaker organizer, Rick "TheHadou" Thiher, as its new General Manager going forward. In his new role, Rick will be responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and direction for EVO as well as the day-to-day operations. Rick will also continue as Event Director for Combo Breaker.

"The fighting game community has had an idyllic vision of what Evo could be. As part of Evo's team, I'm looking forward to realizing that aspiration while delivering memorable experiences for our players and fans in the process," said the new GM. "The fighting game genre has attracted new fans across generations. We want to continue celebrating that legacy through Evo by introducing our community to undiscovered audiences for generations to come."
Now owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Evo said they "recognize the legacy of the fighting game genre" and confirmed the event will continue to be supportive of publishers together moving forward with the growth of the fighting genre. Evo plans to return in 2022 as a live event.

"We have full trust and faith in Rick to propel Evo even further as the premier fighting game tournament while remaining true to its roots," said Steven Roberts, VP of Global Competitive Gaming for Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). "Together with RTS and our valued publishing partners, we are excited to add Rick to the team that is working to bring Evo 2022 to the FGC!"

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 Source:  EVO (Twitter) (Official Site)                    

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