Tokido becomes esports ambassador for the Global Esports Federation

Aug 13 2020 2 min read
Stephanie Lindgren

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The Global Esports Federation has named fighting game legend, Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi as an ambassador of the Athletes and Players Commission. As a member, the Japanese pro will bring a knowledgeable voice to the organization, which will further help its goal of legitimizing esports across the world.

The vice president and chair of the Athletes and Players Commission, Charmaine Crooks, had the following to say about the new appointment:

"Tokido's involvement in the Commission will help further the detailed work we have already put in to shape the organization, convening this incredible community, while enhancing the representation of the world's esports athletes."

In a statement of his own, Tokido thanked the international organization for picking him and advised his fellow athletes to pay as much attention to their health and well being as to their training. As his goals align with the Federation's, together, they will continue to empower esports athletes and pave the way for sustainable career paths in the industry.

Tokido began his fighting game career playing multiple titles like BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Tekken, and The King of Fighters. Through the years he earned significant victories at major events, but would eventually focus all his attention on Street Fighter V in 2016. His wins during events like EVO and Canada Cup proved that he had only become a stronger player by sticking to one esports title.  

Currently signed to Rohto, Tokido also played for the top tier teams Mad Katz and Echo Fox for a couple of years. His most recent accolade is a first-place win at Topanga Championship 2020, where he dominated some of Japan's best Street Fighter V players, including his longtime rival, Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. 

The details of Tokido's job and his first few projects are yet to be revealed, but it shouldn't be long before the legend gets to work in his new role.

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