World Of Warcraft Loses Top Man

a shock announcement on the official forums Chief Creative Officer of
Blizzard, Rob Pardo, has announced that he will be leaving the
company after an incredible 17 years with the award-winning
developers behind the biggest MMO in history, World of Warcraft.

didn’t offer any additional detail on his official reasons for
leaving the company but left this as a parting statement:

17 years at Blizzard, with long and careful contemplation, I have
made a difficult and bittersweet but ultimately exciting decision to
pursue the next chapter in my life and career.”

looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always
cherish the time I spent with you all and the amazing and
collaborative teams at Blizzard. It was both satisfying and humbling,
and it made me a better developer and a better person. I look forward
to playing Blizzard games as a player for many years to come. Most
important, now I have plenty of time to learn how to build a
competitive Hearthstone deck. As to what I will be doing next, I
don’t have an answer for you yet . . . but I will “when it’s

Pardo has one of the most impressive resumes in the MMO world. Having
achieved many world firsts as a Guild Master, Pardo went on to be
heavily involved in much of Blizzard’s success including work on
World of Warcraft, Diablo, Warcraft III and the StarCraft franchise.


World Of Warcraft Loses Top Man