Pilot Thomas is a logistics specialist and pilot for the US National Guard who was featured in the Overwatch Worlds Championships.
The US National Guardsman was featured alongside other players for the Overwatch Players Championship, where he was awarded a spot in the tournament’s finals bracket.
It was announced on Monday that Thomas would be added to Overwatch Worlds’ World Championships roster as a replacement for veteran pilot Paul “Lumberjack” Brown, who was forced to retire after missing out on the finals bracket due to injury.
Brown was not able to attend the Overwatch Championships as he was on a US Navy deployment to the Middle East.
“Lumberjacks’ story is a great example of how to handle a crisis in a timely manner and he has shown himself to be a very talented individual and a good teammate,” Overwatch Worlds Director of Player Operations and Community Development Scott “Vizt” Kaczmarek said in a statement.
“Ludys story has also been an inspiration for many of us in the player community and we’re excited to have her join the Overwatch family.”
Pilot Thomas is now part of the Overwatch world.