Ex-World of Warcraft lead Greg Street joins up with Riot Games

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By on January 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Greg Street, known better to many World of Warcraft players as Ghostcrawler, has revealed his new position at Riot Games.

According to Street’s public LinkedIn profile and Facebook page, he is serving as “lead game designer” at Riot, and has been since December.

The new Riot job, presumably, is what Street was referring to as the “new and exciting opportunity” that arose when he announced his departure from Blizzard in November.

Source: Polygon

4 comments (Leave your own)

Masochist much ?

 

This is good, hopefully he will run the game into the ground and then Dota2 can flourish.

 

I keep hearing that this is a bad thing, why is this a bad thing? Did he do bad work on WoW? I don’t think it’ll be that destructive, Morello is still overall in charge, he just needs some help to divide some of the tasks of oversight.

 

exe3,

People specifically blame him for every little thing they dislike about WoW class balance while he was at Blizzard, so the internet hate machine sees this as the end of days for LoL

Just forgetting that Riot is quite successful, obviously know what they’re doing, and as they already have a number of ex blizzard staff he’s probably a cultural fit, and some of them may have even worked with him before, so they’d be well aware of what he’s done and why they’re hiring him.

(Not saying it’ll be a great thing either, honestly, I don’t know either way, but I really don’t think the sky is falling)

 
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