“All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years.” Those are the words chosen by the tech industry’s most prolific and infamous leakster @evleaks to announce his retirement, a move that has taken quite a few folks by surprise. Originally an anonymous account, evleaks outed himself as Evan Blass, a former editor at Engadget and Pocket Now, and has been leaking images and details of future products from various companies.
Blass has blown the whistle on quite a few major mobile devices, including the HTC One, Moto X, LG G2, and more, and has been making money by offering paid-for advertisements on his Twitter account. However, as revealed by Blass in an interview with TheNextWeb, this is no longer offering him a sustainable living. Blass suffers from multiple sclerosis, and is now looking towards a different venture in order to secure his future financially, but more than that, the leakster is looking forward to going back to actually enjoying phones rather than hunting for info on unannounced devices.
That the tech world will miss @evleaks is probably an understatement, but while it is sad to see him hang up his cape, we can only wish him all the best for the future. Blass has said that he has no plans to return to the leaking game, but for those interested, the evleaks Twitter account will continue to be operational.
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014