For a list of promotions and retirements, see: Staff Log

The people listed below are the core of the osu!team and are chiefly responsible for helping make the game awesome for everyone.

Name Role
peppy Project lead
-Mo- Modding and mapping scene advisor
Chaos Moderation and community advisor
Ephemeral Project and community maintainer, Featured Artist outreach
flyte Design lead, resident Creative Cloud watcher
JBHyperion Modding and mapping scene advisor
juankristal World Cup organiser and administrator
Mao Modding and mapping scene advisor
nanaya osu!web developer
Nathanael General housekeeper, moderation advisor
nekodex osu!web developer, official osu! Featured Artist
notbakaneko osu!web developer
Okoratu Modding and mapping scene advisor
pishifat Modding and mapping scene advisor, Mappers' Guild organiser, Featured Artist outreach
Repflez General housekeeper, wiki maintainer
Shiro General housekeeper
smoogipoo osu! developer, osu!mania lover, bug buster
Toy Project Loved manager, community advisor, Featured Artist outreach
Trosk- General housekeeper, tournament assistant
Zallius Endangered species

User groups

The following are user groups which are made up of the osu! community members that help maintain osu!. Most of these user groups can be recognized by their forum colours, in-game chat colours, profile titles, and/or profile badges.

Name Description
Beatmap Nominators Users going above and beyond the call to ensure your maps get qualified
Developers Making the game awesome by adding new features and fixing the bugs
Global Moderation Team Keeping watch over the forums and in-game chat
Nomination Assessment Team Managing the Beatmap Nominators
osu! Alumni Those known for their contributions who have since moved on
Project Loved Team Recognising the beatmaps that the community loves most
Support Team Help / Feature Request assistance

Inactive core team members

Name Role
awp General housekeeper and helper, chibi artist. Barrel Roll Weekly
cYsmix Audio designer, official osu! Featured Artist
deadbeat World Cup organiser and administrator
Derekku General housekeeper, community manager
Echo osu! developer, provider of IRC integration for in-game chat, site maintainer. Blog
HappyStick osu! Coffee Hour host, World Cup streamer, tournament organiser
Intermezzo osu! developer, provider of osz2 and p2p backend
Jim Original site designer. Brand New Games
Loctav World Cup organiser and administrator, QAT leader, community manager
LuigiHann Epic skin designer, contributor to default skin and iconset. DeviantArt
mm201 osu! developer, creator of mm sliders
nuudles osu! iPhone developer
Nyquill osu! developer, Mappers' Guild organiser
Phil Forum designer
RBRat3 osu!painter, cool stuff maker-guy extraordinaire
Sarumaru Original pippi concept and artwork designer. DeviantArt
Sinistro Early community manager and leader, meeting minutes and FAQ contributor
Tom94 osu! and pp developer
woc2006 osu! developer, osu!mania mode developer
yelle osu!store manager
ztrot osu!academy professor, media and character designer