Just over two years after the last upheaval in Rainbow Six Siege’s creative leadership, another big change is coming. Creative Director Leroy Athanassoff has announced that he is leaving Siege to work on other projects at Ubisoft. Alexander Karpazis will be promoted from his position as art director to the role of creative director.
“I would like to tell you that for personal reasons, I will be leaving my role as Creative Director at Siege to pursue other options at Ubisoft,” Athanassoff said in a message to players. “This is not a decision I take lightly – I love this game and this community, and I’m so proud of everything our team has accomplished together over the last two years – but I’m convinced it is the right thing and the team has given me their full support. “
“I’m really grateful for Leroy’s mentorship over the years,” Karpazis says in the same post. “He has taught me what exemplary leadership, creativity and passion look like in the position of creative director. Leroy’s hard work will be visible in future seasons as the team and I prepare for one of the most ambitious years in Siege’s history. I am extremely humble about the team’s trust in me, and I also hope to earn the trust of the community in my new role. ”
Karpazis has worked at Ubisoft in various art and graphics roles since 2014, working on games including Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 and Far Cry 5. He has worked at Siege for the past four years.
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The team and I are looking forward to one of our greatest years ever! pic.twitter.com/8lfPTWFWfm
– Alexander Karpazis (karpazis) January 10, 2022
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