It is amazing how just updating your Linkedin profile can make headlines all over the webs. However, in Greg Street’s case his choice in jobs does just that. For those of you who do not know Greg, he had been with Blizzard for five years and really was the voice of World of Warcraft over the last few. He was the guy that everyone listened too as soon as those blue posts went live on the WoW forums. Greg was the Lead Systems Designer for Blizzard and now he is moving up the road to Riot Games.
Nothing official has been announced, but the change took place on Greg’s LinkedIn profile which quickly made it to Reddit, which quickly went everywhere. Now Greg will be working with the team that has brought us League of Legends, the all powerful, world dominating MOBA. From LinkedIn we see that Greg’s new title is Lead Game Designer. I guess the big question for us is, what will he be working on?
See Greg Street’s resume is pretty unique. He was responsible for balancing and working on some of Warcraft’s largest system changes and designs. So, will he go into League of Legends which already has very strong working systems and a massive community? Or will he be working on some other project? That becomes the major question. Only time will tell.
We here at MMORPG.com have interviewed Greg Street many times and often will catch up with him at BlizzCon or GDC. We are very excited to see what is in store for us at Riot Games and wish Greg the best on his new journey. Blizzard may have to change, but they definitely have endless resources of talent on their teams. Best of luck to Greg Street and all involved.