Hearthstone's Former Game Director Headed To Riot As LoL Design Director

It didn't take us long to find out where August Dean Ayala was headed.

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2022
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It seems like just yesterday that we reported on Game Director August Dean Ayala's departure from the Hearthstone team after being at Blizzard for 11 years. Ok, well, it wasn't EXACTLY yesterday, but it really was only a few days prior to that, so it still hasn't been all that long.

Today we found out where Ayala is headed and some of you may be surprised, others may not be.

Via a tweet, Ayala revealed that they will be headed to Riot Games to become the design director for League of Legends. They'll kick off the new position in a little over a week.


We wish them luck in their new position and look forward to reporting on new League of Legends news they lead.

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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