Billy "Avarich" Thompson is a fighting games competitor from Wellington, New Zealand. His key discipline is Street Fighter V, where he mains Chun Li and plays Akuma as a secondary. Thompson is also known to compete in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Guilty Gear: Strive.
Avarich made his competitive debut at Wellington Ranbats 22/11/2020 (SFV), where he took 9th place. Thompson has since been a regular at Wellington Ranbats, playing on 31/01/2021 (SFV, DBFZ), on 14/04/2021 (SFV, SSBU), 28/03/2021 (SFV), 25/04/2021 (SFV), and further on into 2021. The same year, he took part in Crush Counter Capital 2021 (SFV, GGS).