Former WoW lead systems designer Greg Street joins Riot Games

Tuesday, 14th January 2014 17:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street, who was lead systems designer on World of Warcraft until he announced in November he was leaving the firm to pursue a “great opportunity for something new and exciting” has joined League of Legends developer Riot Games. The news popped up on his LinkedIn resume, and was posted by Reddit. Before his five year stint at Blizzard, Street worked as a designer at Ensemble Studios, and had a hand in the Age of Empires series. Thanks, Polygon.



  1. Erthazus

    If former dev from Blizzard joins Riot Games then Blizzard have problems right now.

    Some serious shit there happening.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Hcw87

    LoL is just as bad as CoD, horrible lowlife community.

    No idea why he would go there.

    Oh, and the game sucks and is casual as fuck. Just like CoD.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. TheWulf


    Because something that doesn’t require over a hundred hours of play a week is casual? There are professional gaming leagues for that game, whereas I can’t say I’ve ever heard of any for WoW. I think that Warcraft III, Starcraft, and Sarcraft II all have their own leagues, but not WoW.

    It’s interesting that the game you classify as not casual is the one without its own competitive league. Funny, that.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. TheWulf


    That’s actually the truth. I’ve seen a lot of comments about this guy on a lot of news sites due to this. He was apparently the ‘guy that saved WoW after Cataclysm’ or somesuch. If someone who’s so important has left Blizzard, then things in WoW-land must be looking grim indeed.

    I think that #2′s response also probably shows some truth in this, too. The signs are obvious.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Sethos

    Ghostcrawler is a clown, he didn’t save shit. Hopefully he’s replaced by someone competent.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @2 Because he did such a great job stabilising the WoW community and being a voice of reason and dialogue when it came to dealing with the aggressive vocal minority. Something LoL definitely needs.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Hcw87

    Where did i say anything about WoW? Wow is a casual turd now aswell, it was great back in Vanilla and BC where people who put time in actually got rewarded by unique items that everyone and their grandma can’t have access to (like they do now).

    Again, i never said anything about his work on WoW.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    You asked why he would go there, I simply explained why I think that is. He may be able to help with the community.

    Most people aren’t going to turn down a pretty well paying job just because some people on the Internet don’t like the game.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Hcw87

    Right, i thought you were being sarcastical, my bad.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    Nope, I was being entirely serious. =P

    Most of the people who criticise him have absolutely no sort of balanced perspective on what it is he actually does. Keyboard warriors insulting someone from behind a screen, attacking a guy because his decisions didn’t align with their opinion on a videogame. He managed the community and game design of *the* biggest MMO on the planet, and always did it with an air of professionalism and rationale despite constant abuse from people that probably wouldn’t even respect their own mother. That’s a person that any business would want to employ in a heartbeat.

    They’re probably most disappointed because they never got their pony.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. Arcnail

    So people can’t get a new job in their life? Who cares.

    #11 8 months ago

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