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Important Figure Leaves Valve After 22 Years

A little legend has left the ranks of Valve. We are talking about Doug Lombardi, who for twenty-two years served as VP of marketing at the company.

It is said that there are no irreplaceable people. But it certainly won't be easy for someone to step into Doug Lombardi's shoes. This veteran, serving as Valve's VP of marketing, has left the company at the end of February 2022. - after twenty-two years and two months of service. The reason for his departure was not disclosed.

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Lombardi joined the company founded by Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington in 2000, four years after its establishment. The role he has held since then has prevented him from shining in the spotlight very often. Lombardi only occasionally made statements to the press. Above all, he was the first point of contact for media representatives seeking information from Valve.

As of right now, Doug Lombardi has not yet found new employment. The status on his profile on indicates that the man is a free agent.

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Kaci Aitchison. Source: Twitter.

Of course, the position of Valve's marketing director could not remain vacant. The Lombardi's replacement mentioned at the beginning of this news turned out to be Kaci Aitchison. Fans of Dota 2 should know her, as she used to be a host of esports tournaments feturing the ga,e. In October 2019 she joined Valve, however. Now Aitchison has taken on a fairly serious role, but judging by her optimistic posts on Twitter, she is doing very well in her new role.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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