August 'August' Browning is currently working as a Senior Champion Designer at Riot Games Inc.
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.
Browning initially joined as a Champion Designer before temporarily switching to the development of the Untitled adventure game from August 2016 to December 2017.
For 12 years, Browning called himself 'gypsylord' after Gypsy, his first dog. After gaining global perspective, he realized the term gypsy was radically charged in Europe. He then changed his name to 'groovylord' before settling onto 'jinxylord', until he changed his name to Riot August.
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
- Keystone Mastery system (partly with Blake 'Squad5' Smith and Stash 'Stashu' Chelluck)
- Nexus Blitz (partly with Jordan 'Wrekz' Anton, Stephen 'Mortdog' Mortimer, Daniel 'ZenonTheStoic' Klein, and Jo 'Fearless' Graylock)
- Teamfight Tactics (Champion spells)