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David 'Volty' Abecassis was the Lead Designer on Teamfight Tactics icon Teamfight Tactics at Riot Games. He was previously a Champion Designer on League of Legends icon League of Legends and a Game Designer on Legends of Runeterra icon Legends of Runeterra.


Skills: RTS Proficiency + 20, Flavor-Focused Design + 10 David has a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, and was President of the Stanford Gaming Society for two years. While at Stanford, David worked at serious games start-up Seriosity, researching leadership and social behaviors in multiplayer online games. After college, he joined neuroscience-based market research firm EmSense, where he analyzed emotional and cognitive responses to games and other media. When he's not playing League of Legends, David enjoys MMOs, real-time strategy games, tabletop games, and collectible card games.

Special Ability[]

No Time for your Nonsense: David lacks the ability to hear ridiculous statements or obvious trolling, causing him to ignore them so he can stay focused on critical tasks. This ability blocks the application of mind-affecting slows and stuns and each time it does so it increases his movement and speaking speed by 50% for 4 seconds.


Champion Design
Teamfight Tactics icon Teamfight Tactics