Category Archives: Riot Games

Riot UK announces new head of esports

Riot Games UK has hired Mo Fadl, the former head of esports from Wargaming, to drive and develop League of Legends esports in the UK. Mo has more than 10 years' experience working at game developers including Blizzard, NCSoft and Wargaming. He spent more than five years at the latter, where he held a number of…
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Confirmed: Riot scraps EU Challenger Series in favour of national champions league

Riot Games has announced that it will be introducing a new pan-European tournament involving the best teams from different countries. While the intricacies and key info on how this will work haven't yet been revealed, it's expected that the winner of the ESL UK & Ireland Premiership will now qualify for this new national champions league,…
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Riot is hiring for a £50k UK community manager

Riot Games is looking for a new UK community manager to work out of its new office in West London. The Riot London office was first mentioned back in April and the League of Legends developer soon began hiring staff. It's now hiring a UK community manager, with a salary of £50,000 to £54,000. In…
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UK League of Legends community reacts to new champion Ornn

Riot Games has made its latest new champion reveal, and it's a blacksmith who has some interesting item mechanics. Ornn, The Fire Below The Mountain, uses a cauldron to forge items for himself, without needing to return to the in-game shop. Plus he can upgrade his teammates' items (one item per player, per match). This is his passive…
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The final four LoL teams have qualified for the ESL Autumn Premiership

The final qualifier for the ESL UK & Ireland Autumn premiership has seen Barrage eSports/Academy, Singularity UK, and MacroManiacs qualify. They join MnM, exceL, NerdRage.Pro and Enclave Gaming to make the 8 teams that will battle it out over the following months. The first bit of success goes to Barrage eSports. Their main team went…
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Riot raises League of Legends RP prices in UK following Brexit

Riot Games is increasing the price of in-game Riot Points (RP) in the UK by 20% due to a drop in value of the pound. This drop occurred after the UK voted to leave the European Union last year (aka Brexit). Riot says it has monitored pricing and waited a year for the pound to recover,…
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Riot Games receive BAFTA Special Award

Riot Games co-founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill have been awarded a BAFTA Special Award. The pair received the BAFTA in Los Angeles at an event at The London West Hollywood venue, taking place during E3. BAFTA said it's part of its 'growing global games strand in the USA'. The award was presented to League of…
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