Rock, Paper Shotgun reports that there may be a happy ending to the World of StarCraft mod maker story we reported on yesterday. A very public story about Activision-Blizzard taking down video footage from his mod on YouTube caught the notice of someone from Riot Games, maker of the DOTA-like RPG strategy game League of Legends.
A Riot Games employee, commenting on the story over at Pixelated Geek, asked the World of StarCraft maker to contact him (her?) via email to talk about a job opportunity:
"Ryan, I'd love to hire you at Riotgames. Please email me at email@example.com We can at least chat about it."
The offer seems to be bonafide, according to this post on the League of Legends forums. On December 14, Riot Games announced that it would hire 100 employees to ramp up for its plans in 2011. Of course, it's not a done deal yet, but "Ryan" is excited about it, nonetheless:
"I would be a complete idiot not to…," he told PG. "I’ve waited my whole life for something like this. I feel like I’m in a dream man."
We'll keep you posted. Activsion and Blizzard have yet to comment publicly about this story.