NEWS: FilthieRich Appointed As OFFICIAL TEKKEN Community Manager!

We are very proud to announce that our very own Richard “FilthieRich” Bantegui has recently been hired as Namco Networks new community manager! His core focus will be on the TEKKEN brand and other community driven titles. His recent hard work as TEKKEN 6 director for MLG and countless other achievements have brought him to a position where he can work with the fans and make a difference. Click below for the official release!

SD TEKKEN Announces Namco Network’s

New involvement with Gaming Communities

Rich “FilthieRich” Bantegui Appointed Community Manager

For TEKKEN® Franchise

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 19, 2010 – It’s a good time for gaming fans!  SD TEKKEN is proud to announce that Namco Networks has appointed Major League Gaming (MLG) TEKKEN® 6 Director, Rich Bantegui, to Community Manager for the TEKKEN franchise and other Namco community-related projects.

With this move, Bantegui is now the direct liaison between the prestigious company and the gaming fans/community, allowing him to get more involved in the TEKKEN community.

“Namco is committed to providing the ultimate gaming experiences to our players and we couldn’t be more excited to have “FilthieRich” represent our various communities,” stated Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing for Namco Networks.  “Having a professional gamer like Rich insert his voice into our communities, ensures that we are interacting with our fanbase.”

According to Mark “MarkMan” Julio, SD TEKKEN’s Community Site Director and Founder, “The community is in good hands. The leadership and foundation built by Rich throughout the years instills trust within all types of gamers—a trust that will continue to grow and help the TEKKEN franchise for years to come.”

Players or fans that want to reach out to Rich are encouraged to follow “Filthierich” on Twitter or visit TEKKEN’s official Facebook page.

About Namco Networks

Namco Networks America Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings (USA) Inc., is a global publisher and developer for interactive content across multiple platforms, including mobile, iOS, PC and Web-based casual games.  More information about our products can be found on, Facebook or Twitter.

SDTEKKEN is a leading community news and fan site for TEKKEN fans, by TEKKEN fans and is based in San Diego, CA.  SDTEKKEN does not represent the thoughts/views of NAMCO NETWORKS. SDTEKKEN has a history of working closely with NBGA and the TEKKEN PROJECT to help promote the highly regarded TEKKEN brand. For more information on this community and it’s views, log onto

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24 Responses to NEWS: FilthieRich Appointed As OFFICIAL TEKKEN Community Manager!

  1. SK says:

    Gooooooooooood shit Rich! I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

  2. XelNaga says:

    Awesome news. Now let us hope now that Rich’s hard work pays off in the long run. He has put 110% into the Tekken community.

  3. VenoM362 says:



    I’m just saying…

  4. Phaze says:

    Congrats. Let’s help him make Tekken as popular as Street Fighter

  5. L_Z_N says:


    he sure does look like the right man for the job..

  6. Tekkenlover says:

    congrats, its about damn time he gets some respect and recognition for all the hard work he has done for tekken community. good luck

  7. stFU_NAGGER says:

    much deserving, keep up the good sh!t

  8. Adam Graham says:

    yeah, dats right, He’s gonna make Tekken so famous like street fighter or Marvel, I hope the Tekken community will make more Tekken games, n make it better, and super! LONG LIVE TEKKEN!

  9. coilover2005 says:

    Very good news for the Tekken community. Congrats Filthie! You definitely fit the role for the job man. Tekken is just getting bigger and bigger and bringing the right people behind it is going to make it that much better overall! Can’t wait to see what’s coming up in the near future.

  10. bill says:

    for one take that sf t shirt off and you’re calling yourself a tekken representer youre already a failure with that dumb t shirt on!

  11. changandy says:

    How much is he gonna earn?

  12. TCO-TheOne says:

    Good shit Filthie you are going to do a good job great job man keep it up.

  13. yakub says:

    please rich do this for me my brother i will be on my knees begging you make tekken the bestest fighting game in thw world like idmaxi does representing tekken for us fans pleases rich (i am in tears) please my brother spread the word about tekken all over the world please we have reached this far from tekken 1 we can beat all other fighting games i will never stop believing in tekken please rich we have our opportunity with tag 2 spread our voices to our bosses at namco and get tekken to be the besstest fighting game in the world thank you my tekken brother^^

  14. Isn’t he a Jin player? Congrats!

  15. Curt Carter says:

    Pretty sure Rich is a Bryan player…and congrats Rich. Really, no one deserves it more than I know bud…keep us posted on everything.

  16. Forest says:

    Wow, Filthierich, you have the best job in the world! ;)

  17. KenmasterX says:

    Tekken Community Manager wearing SF t-shirt?

  18. Blind Ghost says:

    Congrats Rcih you deserve it Bro, Remember man you Represent us now , Always Keep it Real. And let them know wats up.

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