Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street is Riot’s VP of IP and Entertainment. After leaving the briney world of oceanography, he joined the saltier world of games. Greg joined Riot in 2013 as lead gameplay designer for League of Legends before becoming design director, and now leads our creative division. His team worked on things like Arcane, Realms of Runeterra, K/DA, our partnership with Marvel Comics, Riot Forge, and more.
Greg got his start in gaming as a game designer at Ensemble Studios, where he worked on titles including Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, Age of Empires II, and Age of Empires III. He then joined Blizzard Entertainment, where he was the lead systems designer on World of Warcraft for several years where he was best known for promising players a pony and nerfing Retribution Paladins “TO THE GROUND BABY.”
After receiving degrees in Biology and Philosophy from McDaniel College, Greg went on to later receive a PhD in Marine Science from The University of Texas at Austin. He now uses these to ensure the products he works on are filled with crabs, shrimp, and other crustaceans.
Greg has been bitten by many animals, including a roseate spoonbill and coatimundi, and once caught live radioactive alligators for science. His cat is in the credits of the original StarCraft. Outside gaming, Greg loves history, gardening, and travel. He also enjoys talking to players on Twitter.