Three years after Blizzard was founded, Shane Dabiri - now the lead producer on the next Blizzard MMO - stood at a 10ft by 10ft booth on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Twiddling his thumbs, he smiled and demonstrated the first Warcraft game to a group of around 30 people.
"Back then I was one of our first beta testers for Warcraft. I did more supporting of the business than anything related to the games." Dabiri's humble beginnings as an IT guy, beta tester and general computer handyman failed to tell of both him, and his company's, future successes.