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Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham returns to the company after 12 years

Adham rejoins Blizzard after leaving game development entirely in 2004. His new role as senior vice president places him in charge of incubating new projects and ideas at Blizzard.

Allen Adham, one of Blizzard’s three original co-founders, has returned to the company after more than a decade away from game development. He rejoins Blizzard in the role of senior vice president after leaving the company 12 years ago to pursue a career in finance.

Adham co-founded Blizzard in 1991 with Frank Pearce and Michael Morhaime. Before his departure in 2004, he was lead designer on World of Warcraft and helped create a host of other early Blizzard properties like Warcraft, Warcraft 2, and StarCraft.

"I’m free to say it now. In hindsight, leaving Blizzard was probably the biggest mistake I made in my life,” Adham said in a recent interview with Polygon. “What I should have done was just take a sabbatical. I’ve been eager to come back for a decade now.”

In his new role as senior vice president, Adham is responsible for exploring new ideas and overseeing the creation of new projects at Blizzard. 

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