Dublin’s tech scene has grown so much in recent years that one strip of commercial property along the River Liffey picked up a telling nickname: Silicon Docks. A recent study showed that Dublin now surpasses London (never heard of it) in the pace of tech-related real estate transactions. There’s even a vibrant indie games scene. Is it any surprise we chose Dublin to be the hub for our European operations?
When the office first opened in 2010, we focused on player support and localisation. Since then we’ve cultivated a host of new disciplines - Community, Biz Dev, Network Ops, Data Analytics, Player Insights, PR, Marketing, Talent, Finance and Information Security to name a few - to support the growing League of Legends community.
Walk through our open-plan office and you’ll hear more than a dozen languages. Ever wonder what it sounds like when a French Rioter’s champion gets ganked because his mid-laner forgot to ping “ss”? Let’s just say it brings new meaning to “pardon my French.” Our backgrounds and nationalities may differ, but our passion for games - League of Legends in particular - remains a unifying constant.
You’ll bump into high-skill summoners - Diamonds and Plats and Golds - while roaming the office, so you’re covered if you ever have a question about Bard’s optimal build. Most workstations have multiple screens and you’ll often see an esports broadcast playing alongside somebody’s work. We love League of Legends. And we love other games, too, so it’s not uncommon to see Rioters taking gaming breaks or staying late to play together.
We like food almost as much as we like games. The office caters two lunch buffets a week, plus morning smoothies to give Rioters a boost, and you’ll sometimes see a tower of pizza boxes arrive in time for group meetings. Even though Ireland isn’t traditionally known as a foodie hotspot, the local restaurant scene benefited hugely from the influx of immigrants that poured into Dublin during the Celtic Tiger boom years.
Grafton Street, Dublin’s most famous shopping district and a sought-after destination for European street performers, is close by the Riot office. Temple Bar is just a 20-minute walk and is home to some of the most well-known pubs and clubs. Dublin is steeped in culture, and the city that brought the world Yeats and Joyce still buzzes with a lively theatre and arts scene. The relative compactness of the city centre makes it highly walkable and removes stress from getting where you need to be. (Don’t worry though, there are still buses, trains, light rail and taxis if you prefer to go on a magical journey.)
Working in Dublin gives us easy access to continental Europe, where we meet up with players at European conferences and tournaments. Our esports studio is just a two-hour flight away in Berlin in case we get the urge to go check out an EU LCS broadcast and see Europe’s best teams dominate on the Rift.
Rioters from all over the world have found a home in Dublin where rich history, culture, entertainment, majestic landscapes and ARAM breaks await.
PERKS BEYOND THE NORM:
Flexible hours and PTO allowance
Twice-weekly subsidized lunches and other occasional meals
Top-of-the-line computers, peripherals, monitors, and more
Staff outings like zip-lining, trampoline dodgeball and IMAX screenings of nerdgasm-inducing blockbusters
Submit champion ideas directly to the designers who bring ‘em to life
Weekly visits from certified masseuse
Snag dat swag - get your hands on free Riot-branded and League of Legends apparel, plus other promotional goodies
Rioters are also hooked up with better-than-basic benefits.
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