Rainbow Six Siege’s future will be without Creative Director Leroy Athanassoff
Two years after the departure of several members of the core team of Rainbow Six Siege, including the creative director Xavier Marquis and the brand director Alexandre Rémy, a new movement is taking place before the launch of the seventh year of content. Leroy Athanassoff steps down as Creative Director to pursue other career paths at Ubisoft:
“This is not a decision taken lightly, as I love this game and its community, and I am very proud of what our team has accomplished over the past two years, but I am sure this choice is the right one, and the whole team supports me in this decision. Don’t worry, I’m not going far, and I feel that my adventure on this magnificent game is far from over. I am also pleased to announce that my colleague and friend Alexander will succeed me! Having worked alongside him for four years, I can tell you that he is not only competent and talented, but also passionate about the license. I got to see with my own eyes his drive to create fun and engaging features that fans love. I have no doubt that it will continue its momentum in this great game and that it will offer even more content and innovation to players.”
Rainbow 6 Siege never stops moving and neither does our team.
We’d like to announce an update to Siege’s Creative Director as we continue making strides towards and throughout Year 7.
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Alexander Karpazis replaces Leroy Athanassoff to secure Rainbow Six Siege’s future
Artistic Director Alexander Karpazis will now lead the Rainbow Six Siege development team as several new announcements are expected in the coming months:
“I started my adventure when the game was still in alpha version. I teamed up with a few friends and we joined the first in-house tournament in which we reached the final. I knew there was something special about this title, even in its early days, but I still didn’t know what impact it would have on my life. Let’s take a step forward to the present… I have spent the past four years alongside an incredible team on one of the best competitive shooter games in the world. The next step in this adventure begins today, and I can only be excited for the future of the license. I am extremely grateful for Leroy’s mentorship over all these years. He showed me how a Creative Director directs his teams, feeds his creativity, and the passion he brings with his role. His hard work will be visible in the coming seasons as the team and I prepare for one of the most ambitious years in the history of the game. I am honored by the team’s confidence in me. grant, and I also hope to gain that of the community in my new role.”
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.