Riot Games

American video game developer

Riot Games is an American video game developer, publisher, and eSports tournament organizer established in 2006. Their main office is based in West Los Angeles, California.

Riot Games, Inc.
Company typePrivate
IndustryInteractive entertainment
Founded2006; 18 years ago (2006)
Number of locations
19 studios and offices (2017)[1]
Key people
Brandon Beck (CEO)

Tom Cadwell (Lead Designer)[2]
Marc Merrill (President)[2]

Greg Costello (International Affairs)[2]
RevenueIncrease US$1.6 billion (2015 estimate)[3]
Number of employees
2,500 (2017)[4]
SubsidiariesRadiant Entertainment

The company is primarily known for creating the game League of Legends, which was released in North America and Europe on October 27, 2009.[5]


  1. "The Riot Manifesto". Riot Games. April 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lien, Tracey (January 1, 2014). "Riot Games president defends company against accusations of greed". Polygon. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. Gaudiosi, John (January 27, 2016). "ESports Are Driving Digital Video Game Sales". Fortune.
  4. "Founders Lane Swap". October 11, 2017.
  5. Riot Games. "Interactive Timeline". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.

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