August 'August' Browning is Principal Champion Designer working 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.
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'.
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
- Nexus Blitz (Partly with Jordan 'Wrekz' Anton, Stephen 'Mortdog' Mortimer, Daniel 'ZenonTheStoic' Klein, and Jo 'Fearless' Graylock)