Riot Games founders to take step back, focus on making games

Riot Games founders to take step back, focus on making games

Riot's founders, Brandon Beck and Marc Merill, are changing their roles so that they're more in touch with active development at the company.

Riot Games was founded by the two in Los Angeles in 2006 as a company dedicated completely to the creation, expansion and perfection of popular MOBA League of Legends. The masterminds behind League of Legends shed blood, sweat and tears to ensure the game became the hit it is today, and it seems they're heading back to "the trenches" to retain their developing roots.

For the duo, it was an unfortunate side effect of League's success, but now they'll be winding back the clock and jumping back into the trenches for the company's next chapter.

Over the course of a decade, Riot Games has grown into a huge studio with 20 offices around the world and over 2,500 employees, all built around a single game: League of Legends. "Thanks to all of you for continuing to make our dream jobs possible".

"This growth has lots of benefits: our capabilities improved, our reach broadened, and we could deliver League of Legends and esports to more players than ever before".

However, now the pair admit that they spend the majority of their time managing the company rather than "creating incredible experiences for players".

Their absence will be filled by chief operating officer Dylan Jadeja, chief technical officer Scott Gelb, and president Nicolo Laurent. As explained in their statement, day-to-day operations will be taken over by three members of the company.

In a surprise announcement yesterday, Riot announced that Merrill and Beck will be stepping back from their management roles to focus on the core product: games.

The last part of their blog post hinted strongly at the development of a new game but there was no indication on whether this was a League of Legends spin-off or a brand new IP.

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