Ion Hazzikostas
Ion Hazzikostas
Real Name/Full Name Ion Hazzikostas
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ion Hazzikostas
Birth Place: New York, the United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 September 1978
Age/How Old: 45 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 77 Kg
In Pounds – 169 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: 2
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: N/A
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Game director
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ion Hazzikostas is a game director known for the famous game World of Warcraft. The game is developed by the company called Blizzard Entertainment, where Ion has worked for several years. Before becoming the game’s director, Ion who is also known as The Watcher was a game designer.

Well, how well do you know about Ion Hazzikostas? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ion Hazzikostas’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ion Hazzikostas to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ion Hazzikostas was born in New York City, the United States. His parents’ names are not known, but his father is of Greece descent. He is one of the few celebrities who have completely shunned the world out of their lives and there is no info on his childhood or background except that he has a brother and a sister.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ion Hazzikostas in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ion Hazzikostas’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 26 September 1978. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 169 lbs in Pound and 77kg in Kilograms.


There is no information about where Ion went to school. He is known to be very learned and he even has a license as an attorney. Before joining Blizzard Entertainment he was working as an attorney in a law firm located in Washington, D.C.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Just like in other areas of his life, there is also no information on his personal life. It is not known if he has a wife or not. There are people who speculate that he has a daughter, but the claims have never been confirmed. Ion is known to be a long-time fan of the Yankees team and in his spare time, he enjoys exploring mainly Southern California.

Is Ion Hazzikostas Gay?

Although most of his private life is not known, it is known that he is not gay when it comes to his sexual orientation. He has never been involved in any controversy or rumor on his sexuality and that is enough proof that the guy is straight. He is also to be a father to a daughter whose identity is not known to the public as well.

Professional Career

Before becoming a gamer, Ion was working as an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He was working in the litigation department until 2008 when he joined Blizzard Entertainment. He joined the entertainment company shortly before the launch of Wrath of the Lich King and since then, he has contributed to all dungeons and raids in the games.

After joining Blizzard, Ion worked in designing and encounter creation but with time he became the overseer of the design process. Some of his works include in Trial of the Crusader, where he worked on the Faction Champions boss. He was the one who wrote Sindragosa’s line “Suffer, mortals, as your pathetic magic betrays you”, and Thorim’s quote “I remember you… In the Mountains”.

Ion chose the name Watcher for his appearance on PTR because he wanted to have the best name for his character to be able to watch raids by Ulduar. His very first post was in June 2012 in the game Beta Dungeons. In 2015, he was appointed the Lead Encounter Designer where he worked under Tom Chilton who was the Assistant Game Director. Tom left the position in 2016 and Ion was promoted to the Game Director.

In his capacity as the game director of the company, Ion has participated in Wow Source: Warlords of Draenor Pvp and Class Updates, WoW Source: Patch 5.4 Developer Round Table, and Developer AMA on Reddit among others.

Some of the games that Ion is famous for include World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft: Looking for Group Self, and Troldspejlet Self, where he was the lead game designer.


There are no awards that have been won by Ion so far. He has been very successful as a game director over the years, and he is credited for developing and directing several games for Blizzard Entertainment. Bearing that in mind, it will be just a matter of time before he bags accolades for his great contribution the gaming world.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ion Hazzikostas in ’2024’

Ion Hazzikostas Net Worth
Ion Hazzikostas Net Worth

As of 2024, Ion Hazzikostas has accumulated a net worth of $20 million. This has mainly come from his career as a game developer. He held different positions at Blizzard Entertainment before finally being promoted to the position of game director. Before he began this career he was working as an attorney and the earnings he got from this career also contributed to what he is worth today.

Ion Hazzikostas is a famous game director for Blizzard Entertainment Company. He held different positions in the company before rising to the current position and his dedication and hard work helped him get where he is today. Before that, he was a practicing attorney but left all that behind to become a game developer. He has been credited for developing and also directing several top games in the company and he shows no sign of slowing down.


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