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August Browning in 2020

August 'August' Browning is currently working as a Principal Champion Designer at Riot Games Inc.


August Browning in 2012

Browning is from Alaska, and joined Riot late in 2012 immediately after graduating from university. He had spent many an hour playing DotA and League of Legends in his spare time and even used it as the basis for some of his educational works.[1]

Browning initially joined as a Champion Designer before temporarily switching to the development of the Untitled adventure game from August 2016 to December 2017.

Browning previously called himself 'gypsylord' after Gypsy, his first dog. After gaining global perspective, he realized the term gypsy was racially charged in Europe. He changed his name to 'groovylord' then to 'jinxylord' and settled on 'Riot August'.

Jhin Jhin

League Podcast Episode 6: Jhin

This week, we sit down with Champion Designer August 'gypsylord' Browning - join us as we chat with him about his board game habit, champ design at Riot, and developing Jhin (see 8:50).


Champion Design
Champion Rework
Systems Design
Game Modes



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