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Brian Holinka (Desvin as a blue poster) was a World of Warcraft Senior Game Designer focusing on the PvP experience. His current role in Blizzard after June 2017 is not known.[1]


From the BlizzCon 2013 US Press Kit:[2][3]

As a senior game designer on Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft team, Brian Holinka focuses exclusively on continuing to make the World of Warcraft PvP experience enjoyable for all of its players. Holinka works with the systems and content teams to create a balanced competitive environment with exciting rewards and diverse content.
Prior to joining Blizzard Entertainment in 2012, Holinka worked on the multiplayer components of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Homefront, and Frontlines: Fuel of War. Holinka got his start in the game industry moonlighting on the “Desert Combat” mod for Battlefield 1942 while serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force.


  1. ^ Desvin 2017-06-15. On to My Next Adventure at Blizzard. Official World of Warcraft General Discussion forum (US).
  2. ^ BlizzCon 2013 US Press Kit included on USB flash drive given to press
  3. ^ BlizzCon 2013 Warlords of Draenor Press Kit

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