Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it's for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.

We're looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you're passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren't afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That’s where you come in.

As a member of the League Operations team, you’ll help develop Riot Shanghai's esports strategy, which includes designing an ecosystem while handling all facets of planning and policy for league operations. You’ll collaborate with external partners like Tencent, while also working to build out League of Legends esports as a respected brand in the entertainment and gaming industries. You will enjoy both the depth and breadth of learning in an empowering culture with excellent mentoring and career development opportunities.

As a Rioter in China, you will join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming.

To reinforce Riot's collaborative culture in our China office, we've decided to do away with the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in China. Titles don't really matter at any of Riot's offices, but we chose to take this extra step in our Hong Kong office to foster a space where teamwork thrives. We believe that removing this constraint will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won't need a title at Riot to make an impact.

You are:

  • Multilingual: you're comfortable conversing in English and Mandarin; you didn't learn these languages in a cultural vacuum and can pick up nuances that could mean the difference between pleasing someone and pissing them off
  • A critical thinker: for you, easy equals boring, and you relish a challenge because you take creative problem-solving in your morning coffee; you use data and research to find the best solutions when metaphorical (and very rarely literal) fires need to be put out
  • Detail oriented: your diligence, organizational skills, and attention to detail mean you've got in-depth knowledge of every issue that crosses your desk and the skills to handle them quickly
  • An entrepreneurial doer: you don't need a lot of instructions; you make your own decisions and take your own decisions; you create order out of ambiguity; you’re a responsible person who will deliver on-time
  • Player-focused: your passion for gaming can be felt in most of your big life decisions, from which computer to buy to where you live (fiber-based internet or death); it's this passion for play that drives you to forge deeply real connections with the League of Legends community
  • A sports person: you wear face paint on game day to support your team, and seek out every stat, factoid, and story about your favorite sport, both digital and IRL

You will:

  • Learn from sports leagues around the world (as well as our own global esports scene) to design a better esports ecosystem in China
  • Develop a business strategy for long-term and short-term initiatives for the league
  • Manage issues related to league ops and be the point person coordinating with various stakeholders throughout the esports ecosystem, ranging from pro teams, players, producers, and casters, all the way to broadcasting platform partners
  • Own each project, clearly communicating project progress and risk mitigation with internal teams
  • Manage the project pipeline from milestones to deliverables, and the people in between ensuring results are achieved for our China esports league

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.