Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler makes Andy Ho next in line. Joe has joined a new project within Riot Games.
Joe Ziegler is the person at the forefront of Riot’s evolution for the past 8 years. The last few years at Riot have been especially dedicated to Valorant and Arcane.
Ziegler is the GameDev who led the Valorant project to meteoric fame. But too much of it got boring. At some point a change is necessary to keep the fire burning.
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Riot Games’ FPS, Valorant, has been on everyone’s lips for some time. The game should compete in the ESports area against CS: GO.
With an expanded list of innovative agents, Valorant tried to change traditional esports. A flourishing eSports scene finally led to the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) at the beginning of December 2021. Currently, the sport continues to grow exponentially.
Of course, it wouldn’t be in its current state without all of the creators working behind the scenes. One of the most prominent is Game Director Joe Ziegler.
He has now confirmed his departure from the Valorant outfit. In a statement dated December 30, 2021 Joe Ziegler announced his departure from the Valorant development team.
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The announcement from ex-Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler.
<3 Thanks for the memories! We'll be doing new ones together soon! https://t.co/r20A99iJGL
– Ziegler (@RiotZiegler) December 31, 2021
“With a heart full of gratitude and excitement, I come to you today with news,” he writes. “After playing Valorant eight times and nurturing it from the ground up with a band of dedicated and passionate developers who have worked hard to serve you all with the respect and admiration you deserve, I’m leaving the mantle of the game Director of the Valorant Tak Shooter for my good friend Andy Ho.
“Andy is someone I am proud to mention who has invested many years in Valorant and whose individual commitment to delivering the very best of standards inspires everyone who work with him. He has my full confidence and my full confidence that he will grow and develop Valorant year after year in order to be even better than I could imagine. “
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But what about Ziegler?
Commenting on his career, Joe said: “I’m going to start something new on my behalf (* wink, secrets …) in the hope that we will actually scratch the surface of the amazing effects Valorant has had so far. Nevertheless, I will not be far from the sport and thus from the squad and you will always have my support. “
He closes with a warm “Thank you to everyone who has supported Valorant and continues to support it, and special thanks go to everyone who has supported me and my work. You made my time as Game Director a very delightful and unforgettable experience. “
Ziegler could sneak away to lurk in the dark, but he is obviously not forgotten. It will be fascinating to find out which direction the sport is headed in the hands of Ho, but anyway, we all know that 2022 appears to be the most important era yet for Valorant.
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