Riot

We Are Rioters

Our Story

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. 

As League enters its second decade, we’re continuing to evolve the game while delivering new experiences with games including Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles; bringing Teamfight Tactics to mobile platforms; and exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across TV, music, comic books, and more. 

The annual League of Legends World Championship features qualified esports teams from 13 international leagues. Worlds is the most widely viewed and followed esport tournament, and it is among the largest and most popular gaming and sporting events in the world. 

Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, we are headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and have 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide. We’ve been featured on numerous lists including Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” “25 Best Companies to Work in Technology,” “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials,” and “50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility.

Our Values

PLAYER EXPERIENCE FIRST

PLAYER EXPERIENCE FIRST

PLAYER EXPERIENCE FIRST

We believe our laser focus on players inspires the most meaningful and lasting game experiences. • We put players at the center of everything we do. • We share a love of games and prioritize play as an important part of our lives. • We deepen our empathy and understanding by listening, learning, and engaging with players around the world.

DARE TO DREAM

DARE TO DREAM

DARE TO DREAM

We believe the courage to chase bold ideas will make impossible dreams come true for players. • We make bold, focused bets aimed at advancing the gaming landscape. • We seek unique perspectives, create room for experimentation, and anticipate failure as part of the journey. • We work from best practices, value expertise, and innovate when there’s a better way.

THRIVE TOGETHER

THRIVE TOGETHER

THRIVE TOGETHER

We believe we’re stronger when we respect each other, invest in each other, and succeed as one team. • We approach every interaction with empathy, sincerity, and respect. • We cultivate inclusive teams to amplify each Rioter’s strengths. • We hold ourselves to the highest standard of professionalism and together we embrace the joy of making games.

EXECUTE WITH EXCELLENCE

EXECUTE WITH EXCELLENCE

EXECUTE WITH EXCELLENCE

We believe operational excellence will unlock us to deliver better experiences for the long run. • We set ambitious goals, measure ourselves against results, and continually iterate towards improvement. • We collaborate across teams to deliver holistic experiences to players and Rioters. • We focus where it matters, prioritize efficiency, and spend player resources as our own.

STAY HUNGRY; STAY HUMBLE

STAY HUNGRY; STAY HUMBLE

STAY HUNGRY; STAY HUMBLE

We believe there is always more to learn from each other, from players, and from the world. • We approach each problem with optimism, ambition, and curiosity. • We celebrate our wins, learn from our failures, and challenge ourselves to evolve. • We value feedback as an essential part of improvement. • We recognize our teams, our families, our industry peers, and our players who make this all possible.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Riot Culture

We’re focused on two big work streams to make Riot a great home for people who love making games:

  • Setting a high bar for diversity and inclusion

  • Fostering a fair, collaborative, high-performing culture

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Social Impact

We believe that anyone with passion, vision, and perseverance can make a positive impact. As part of that ethos, we also believe that there are ways where we, as a company, can provide long-term value and positive impact to the players, partners, Rioters, and communities we serve.

Through corporate social responsibility, we hope to help build a more positive world for the players and our communities. To do this, we focus on creating equal access to education, skills development, and the promotion of positive citizenship across the world.  

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Rioter Profiles

Take a look behind the screens at some of the unique individuals and jobs that make up Riot.

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Our Offices

Gaming knows no borders—our teams make sure players get the best possible experience no matter where they live.

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