Accentuate The ‘S’ in Riot Games: Riot Founders Focuses On Developing New Games
Posted 15th October 2017 By: Noreen - Tipify Staff    203 Views
The company built by Beck and Merrill eleven years ago has now over 2,500 Rioters across 20 offices in different part of the world. One of the largest gaming publishers in the egames industry, Riot Games, is supported by its primary shareholder Tencent Inc and produces some of the world’s biggest esports events. This company that has amassed over 100 million monthly users was hailed as Inc’s “Company of the Year” in 2016.
Back to game development
Riot Games’ huge success required Riot founders Brandon “Ryze” Beck and Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill to allot most of their time managing the company. Because of this, it became difficult for the two to continue developing games. In a Riot Games short press release, they made a public announcement that they would be transferring from Riot Games management back to game development. Riot members who will take their managerial positions are Dylan Jadeja (CFO), Scott Gelb (CTO), and Nicolo Laurent (President).
Adding more games
Fans might be hoping for a focus on the improvement of League of Legends—which the company is currently taking care of—in preparation for season eight. But at the end of the announcement, the founders made it clear that they will finally be putting the ‘s’ in Riot Games. This hints that they will be making new game projects that are separate from the famous League of Legends.
Just a few months back, a 48-hour Riot hackathon resulted in a fun platform game which just proved the company is still capable of creating new titles. The new invasion mode of League of Legends released in September also proved that game designers are redefining vital aspects of the MOBA scene.
League of Legends might be Riot’s milestone in the egames industry, but it is about time for them to step up and create games as good as, or even better than League of Legends. Having a whole new generation of games is essential for the growth of the company and at the same time adds thrill to the world of egames and esports betting. With such decision of expanding its game selection, online bettors could have more options of quality games to bet on provided by a trusted gaming publisher.