Updated with Quotes from Cora!
A few days ago, Hearthstone caster Cora announced that she is stepping away from casting and she is joining the Hearthstone Final Design team as an Associate Game Designer!
I'm taking a step away from commentary. The last 3 years have been the best of my life, and I'm so grateful to have been able to do something that I truly love, but it's time to pursue something I'll love even more. That being said...
I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Hearthstone Final Design team as an Associate Game Designer at Blizzard Entertainment! I love Hearthstone more than anything, and I'm so blessed to be able to work with a team who feels the same way. <3
Cora reacted in the comments of this article!
Her reaction to our initial report that she was quitting casting:
For the record, I'm not quitting casting. I hope to still pursue some casting on the side while working on the design team. :)
Asked what her background in game design is, she responded:
Final Design is primarily balance related, so the requirements were strong communication skills and Hearthstone gameplay. I have a BA in Broadcast Communication and 5 years of competitive Hearthstone experience, so I fit the bill pretty well. It will certainly be a learning process, but that's why I'm starting as an Associate and will have to work my way up.