By B is for Bravo -
More than 16 years ago, I started playing a game that would shape my career, friendships, where I call home, and much, much more. Since those first games of 8v8 Blood Gulch CTF, I’ve been lucky to have competed in tournaments, coached and managed some great teams, created a stint of ridiculous videos, and worked on a number of projects here at 343. Though Halo became a career, it has been and always will be a passion first.
After 5 years at 343, I have decided to take some time to spend with my family back on the east coast and also work on a few projects of my own. The decision to leave a job and team I love to take on some new challenges wasn’t an easy one, but I am happy to say that I won’t be going too far and will still be casting Halo esports events moving forward. Halo and this community will of course still be a huge part of my life, and I can’t wait to see everyone in New Orleans, London, and more events in the future.
I’d like to thank every one of you for so many great years of feedback, debate, banter, laughs, memes, events, and good times. I am so grateful for the experiences I’ve had, for every single conversation with fellow Halo players about game features, specifics, nuances, design philosophies, things they love, and things that could be better. I’m thankful for the support from so many here at 343 and in the community who have helped me grow and also become close friends. I’m thankful for the chance to have played a small role in this great franchise, an opportunity that I took very seriously as I walked through the studio doors each morning.
Thank you all. While this chapter is coming to a close, I’m quite excited to return as a member of the community and join you in looking forward to future Halo games together.
This isn’t a goodbye, just a see you soon. New Orleans in July, to be exact.