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Epic Games hires Nike vet Adam Sussman as its new president

Epic Games hires Nike vet Adam Sussman as its new president

Fortnite maker Epic Games has appointed Adam Sussman as its new president.

That's according to Sussman's LinkedIn, with Epic confirming the news to GameSpot. Though he has spent the past five-and-a-half years working at behemoth sports brand Nike – first as head of global strategy and development, then chief digital office – Sussman's career has mostly been spent in the games industry.

Between 2005 and 2007, he was VP and GM of Take-Two Interactive, before spending four years as VP of global publishing at EA Mobile. A brief stint at Disney's games arm, before a two-year leg as SVP of global publishing at web games giant Zynga.

"After 5.5 great years at Nike, I have decided to move on to my next opportunity as president of Epic Games," Sussman wrote on LinkedIn.

"Nike is an amazing brand, I got a chance to work with many great people and I am so proud of what we accomplished together. While it's bittersweet, I am so excited to join Epic and honoured to be part of the remarkable team that has built one of the biggest games in the world.

"2020 will be a big year for me and my wife, three kids and two dogs... A return to gaming, a move to North Carolina and an opportunity to help change the future of gaming."

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