Riot Games

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Riot Games, Inc. is an American video game developer and esports tournament organizer based in West Los Angeles, California.wikipedia
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League of Legends

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Riot Games is best known for League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena game and the company's flagship product. As they refined League of Legends initial creation, they sold investors on the plan for a video game company rooted in e-commerce, which led to several rounds of funding that totaled to US$8 million, including investments by the Benchmark and FirstMark Capital venture capital firms, as well as Chinese holding company Tencent, who would later become League of Legends distributor in China.
League of Legends (abbreviated LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS.

League of Legends World Championship

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Since 2011, 2013 and 2015, respectively, Riot Games also operates the League of Legends World Championship, Championship Series and Mid-Season Invitational esports tournaments for their game.
The League of Legends World Championship is the annual professional League of Legends world championship tournament hosted by Riot Games and is the culmination of each season.

Mid-Season Invitational

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Since 2011, 2013 and 2015, respectively, Riot Games also operates the League of Legends World Championship, Championship Series and Mid-Season Invitational esports tournaments for their game.
The Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) is an annual League of Legends tournament hosted by publisher Riot Games since 2015.

League of Legends Championship Series

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Since 2011, 2013 and 2015, respectively, Riot Games also operates the League of Legends World Championship, Championship Series and Mid-Season Invitational esports tournaments for their game.
The esports league is run by Riot Games and has ten franchise teams.

Tencent

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Riot Games was majority-acquired by Tencent in February 2011 and fully acquired in December 2015. As they refined League of Legends initial creation, they sold investors on the plan for a video game company rooted in e-commerce, which led to several rounds of funding that totaled to US$8 million, including investments by the Benchmark and FirstMark Capital venture capital firms, as well as Chinese holding company Tencent, who would later become League of Legends distributor in China.
On 18 February 2011, Tencent acquired a majority equity interest (92.78%) in Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, for about US$230 million.

Radiant Entertainment

In March 2016, Riot Games acquired Radiant Entertainment, another developer who was working on Rising Thunder and Stonehearth at the time.
Radiant Entertainment was acquired by Riot Games in March 2016.

Rising Thunder (video game)

Rising Thunder
In March 2016, Riot Games acquired Radiant Entertainment, another developer who was working on Rising Thunder and Stonehearth at the time.
Originally released in alpha state in 2015, the game closed following the acquisition of Radiant Entertainment by Riot Games.

FirstMark Capital

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As they refined League of Legends initial creation, they sold investors on the plan for a video game company rooted in e-commerce, which led to several rounds of funding that totaled to US$8 million, including investments by the Benchmark and FirstMark Capital venture capital firms, as well as Chinese holding company Tencent, who would later become League of Legends distributor in China.
Other current and historical investments include Riot Games, creator of League of Legends (acquired by Tencent Holdings), InVision, Discord, Airbnb, Upwork, TraceLink, Dashlane, Starry, and Ro among others.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

Wild Rift
In October 2019, Riot Games announced several new games: A version of League of Legends for mobile devices and consoles known as Wild Rift, a standalone mobile version of the Teamfight Tactics mode from League of Legends, and the digital collectible card game titled Legends of Runeterra, with all three scheduled for a 2020 release.
League of Legends: Wild Rift (abbreviated LoL: WR) is an upcoming multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Android, iOS and consoles.

Multiplayer online battle arena

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Riot Games is best known for League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena game and the company's flagship product.
In late 2009, Riot Games' debut title, League of Legends initially designed by the one of the original creators of DotA Allstars, Steve Feak, was released.

Teamfight Tactics

In October 2019, Riot Games announced several new games: A version of League of Legends for mobile devices and consoles known as Wild Rift, a standalone mobile version of the Teamfight Tactics mode from League of Legends, and the digital collectible card game titled Legends of Runeterra, with all three scheduled for a 2020 release.
Teamfight Tactics is an auto battler game developed and published by Riot Games.

Legends of Runeterra

In October 2019, Riot Games announced several new games: A version of League of Legends for mobile devices and consoles known as Wild Rift, a standalone mobile version of the Teamfight Tactics mode from League of Legends, and the digital collectible card game titled Legends of Runeterra, with all three scheduled for a 2020 release.
Legends of Runeterra (abbreviated LoR) is an upcoming free-to-play online digital collectible card game developed and published by Riot Games.

Esports

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Riot Games, Inc. is an American video game developer and esports tournament organizer based in West Los Angeles, California.
Both Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games have their own collegiate outreach programs with their North American Collegiate Championship.

Defense of the Ancients

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The first person Riot Games recruited was Steve "Guinsoo" Feak, a developer on the multiplayer online battle arena game DotA Allstars.
Guinsoo went on to apply many of the mechanics and lessons he learned from Defense of the Ancients to the Riot Games title League of Legends.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends
In 2017, Riot Games filed a lawsuit against Moonton Technology Co., the developer of the mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, because of copyright infringement, citing similarities between Mobile Legends and League of Legends.
Riot Games has filed lawsuit against Moonton because of copyright infringement, citing similarities between Mobile Legends and Riot's League of Legends.

PAX (event)

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Despite these announcements, Riot Games' stance was put into the spotlight at the 2018 PAX West event at the start of September 2018.
Notable events included the League of Legends North American Regional tournament hosted by Riot Games, which took over most of the sixth floor and drew a crowd of thousands of fans and cosplayers.

Frances X. Frei

Frances Frei
To help implement these, Riot hired Frances X. Frei as a senior adviser for diversity, leadership, and strategy.
Frei was hired as a senior adviser to Riot Games in September 2018 to help with implementation of their "Culture and Diversity & Inclusion Initiative", following a published report outlining many former and current employees there asserting of sexual discrimination within the workplace.

Auto battler

The first games of the genre were initially developed as a game modes for already established video games, such as Teamfight Tactics from Riot Games, released within their MOBA game League of Legends.

Game Developers Choice Awards

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Mechs vs. Minions

Mechs vs. Minions – a tabletop game released in October 2016
Mechs vs. Minions is a cooperative board game created by Riot Games.

Video game developer

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Riot Games, Inc. is an American video game developer and esports tournament organizer based in West Los Angeles, California.

University of Southern California

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The company was founded in September 2006 by University of Southern California roommates Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, as they sought to create a company that continuously improves on an already released game, instead of commencing development on a new one.

Video game design

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They drew inspiration from Asian video game designers who were offering games for free, yet charging for additional perks.

Angel investor

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Beck and Merrill sought funding from family and angel investors, originally raising US$1.5 million to launch Riot Games in Los Angeles, California.

E-commerce

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As they refined League of Legends initial creation, they sold investors on the plan for a video game company rooted in e-commerce, which led to several rounds of funding that totaled to US$8 million, including investments by the Benchmark and FirstMark Capital venture capital firms, as well as Chinese holding company Tencent, who would later become League of Legends distributor in China.