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!
Quote fromI'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...
Quote fromI 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:
Quote fromFor 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:
Quote fromFinal 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.