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Tom 'Zileas' Cadwell is the Chief Design Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Development at Riot Games Inc.


Skills: N00b Advocacy +15

Prior to joining Riot, Tom worked at Blizzard as a Designer on World of Warcraft, designing much of the core talent system and polishing the new player experience. He also worked on the Warcraft III The Frozen Throne, heading up play balance, and working on a variety of other systems. Tom holds a MBA from Kellogg and a BS in Computer Science from MIT. We thought this meant he'd know a bunch about business and about technology, but we later found it just means he has good alcohol tolerance, and a tendency to make painfully geeky remarks. In his spare time, Tom plays too many games, and reads sci-fi while working up a sweat on the treadmill. Once upon a time, he was the winner of the Blizzard Brood War Beta invitational, and #1 on the SC & BW ladders several times.

Tom is now the Head of Research & Development at Riot. He was previously the Design Director of League of Legends.

Special Ability[]

Summon Beer: Tom briefly meditates on and accesses the para-plane of brewing. Focusing this energy, he manifests into existence 2d6 [A Roleplaying term indicating two rolls of six sided dice] random beers, often including Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Young's Chocolate Stout and Spaten Optimator.


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