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Thwarted StarCraft modder wins job offer

Impressed League of Legends dev swoops.

It's been a real bad news/good news week for the modder behind a much-publicised StarCraft II mod. While he was left nursing his wounds yesterday after Blizzard's lawyers stamped on his World of StarCraft confection, today he's popping corks after winning a job offer from Riot Games.

According to Massively, League of Legends lead designer and former Blizzard employee Tod Cadwell saw the mod and duly tracked down its creator, who goes by the name of 'Ryan', via Pixelated Geek with an offer of employment in tow.

"When I see a modder with a lot of drive that has done something cool, I tend to contact them," Cadwell explained on the League of Legends forum.

"I shot him an email recently asking if he was interested in exploring an opportunity here. As to what comes of that, who knows - that depends on the mutual fit and his own goals."

YouTube clips of Ryan's StarCraft II mod, which you can check out below, attracted copyright infringement notices from Blizzard's legal team earlier this week.

"You created a tool that allowed us to do anything with your assets," he angrily responded. "You encouraged us to use your assets and were eager to see what we might come up with. You had to have seen this coming?"

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