Allen Adham

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Allen Adham is an Egyptian American businessman, who along with Michael Morhaime and Frank Pearce, was one of three co-founders of the video game developer Silicon & Synapse in 1991. In 1994, the company changed its name to Blizzard Entertainment, and is currently a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard. Adham was involved in the creation of The Lost Vikings, RPM Racing, Rock n' Roll Racing, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, StarCraft, and most notably as the lead designer for World of Warcraft.

He received his bachelor's degree in 1990 from UCLA.[1][2]

In 2004, Adham left Blizzard to found Tenfold Capital Partners, a quantitative hedge fund, but he remains a consultant to Blizzard.[3]


  1. ^ M. Abraham (2006-11-06). "UCLA Engineering Celebrates Accomplishments at Annual Awards Dinner". UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Blizzard Entertainment 10th Anniversary Celebration". Blizzard Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Gamespot - Blizzard confirms Allen Adham departure". Retrieved 2011-02-11. 

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