Mike O'Brien

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Mike O'Brien
(Photo taken during the first Guild Wars World Championship)

Mike O'Brien is the president of ArenaNet and was one of the three founders of the company, along with Jeff Strain and Patrick Wyatt. He led the design and content teams for Guild Wars, and is the executive producer of Guild Wars 2.

Prior to founding ArenaNet, Mike O'Brien worked at Blizzard Entertainment for more than four years. He was the original creator and programmer of Battle.net, wrote the networking code for Diablo and Starcraft, and started the Warcraft III project as the team lead and lead programmer, personally writing the game's 3D rendering engine.

Mike was featured as one of the 25 most influential people in the game industry in PC Gamer's September 1999 cover story, "Game Gods".

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