Alan Dabiri's BlizzCon 2016 Headshot

Alan Dabiri is the technical director for Heroes of the Storm.[1] He is a senior programmer and long time Blizzard Entertainment employee who has worked for the company for more than 20 years, since 1995. He is credited with working on games from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness[2][3][4][5] through World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade[6][7] along with StarCraft II and its expansions.[8] However, due to his association the term "dunsel" in several of his credits, his actual function on those projects is somewhat of a mystery.



  1. ^ Ziebart, A. (2016, December 8). Dustin Browder departs Heroes of the Storm, Alan Dabiri steps up as game director. Blizzard Watch. Retrieved on 2017-06-15.
  2. ^ Warcraft II: Edition manual (PDF); Tides of Darkness: Technical Assistance Alan Dabiri; Beyond the Dark Portal: Assistant to Mr. Pearce Alan Dabiri; Edition: Windows 95/98/NT Dunsel Compatibility Alan Dabiri
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  4. ^ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Tech Info: Credits → Programming Alan Dabiri
  5. ^ Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Tech Info: Credits → Programming Alan Dabiri
  6. ^ World of Warcraft Credits → Classic Credits: Dunsel Specialist Alan Dabiri
  7. ^ The Burning Crusade Credits → BC Credits: ADDITIONAL THANKS Alan Dabiri
  8. ^ Heroes of the Storm: Documents - Alan Dabiri.docx. Games Press. Retrieved on 2017-06-15.