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Ben brode leaves blizzard entertainment. we are really sorry to hear that ben brode, the face and the father of hearthstone decided to leave blizzard entertainment. his impact on the development of the game and the community cannot be forgotten and overlooked. we wish him a greater success in his future endeavours. he will be missed. his full statement about his decision: "to my friends, coworkers, and the hearthstone community,
after 15 years at blizzard and almost 10 years working on hearthstone, i have made the incredibly difficult decision to embark on a new journey.
man, that was a hard sentence to type.
i was 20 years old when i started here. my first role was ‘night crew game tester.’ since then, blizzard has been good to me. i got to cast esports events, announce blizzcons, play in rock bands, write raps, and work with incredible people. but the biggest opportunity came in 2008 when i joined “team 5.” the hearthstone team.
i am very proud of hearthstone. i think we made an impact on the industry. people tell me that hearthstone brought their family closer together, or that they became close friends with people they met at a fireside gathering. others tell me they were inspired by hearthstone to become game developers themselves. it’s incredible to be a part of something that touches so many people.
but as proud as i am of hearthstone, i am even more proud of the team.
there is no team like the hearthstone team. people have come and gone over the 10 years hearthstone has been in development, but there’s something special about the soul of the team. we knew our most important product wasn’t the game, but the team itself. a great team can do great things, and i think the hearthstone team is the greatest. it isn’t just a job. it’s a shared passion. we get to come to work and focus on the game we love and try to make it better every day. (1/2 cont. in comments)
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