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Riot Games

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About Riot Games

Riot Games provides an online gaming platform that offers digital video games. The platform focuses on developing competitive player-versus-player online games, helping gamers to evolve and improve their gaming experience. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Los Angeles, California. In December 2015, Riot Games was acquired by Tencent Holdings. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

6041 Bristol Parkway Second Floor

Los Angeles, California, 90230,

United States


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Riot Games Patents

Riot Games has filed 39 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Video game genres
  • IOS games
  • Android (operating system) games
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Video game genres, Windows-only games, Virtual reality, IOS games, Computing input devices


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Video game genres, Windows-only games, Virtual reality, IOS games, Computing input devices



Latest Riot Games News

Riot delays competitive League of Legends season after players voted to walk out

May 31, 2023

The Verge Riot delays competitive League of Legends season after players voted to walk out / The LCS’ summer season was set to start on Thursday, but Riot Games pushed it back by two weeks. By Jay Peters , a news editor who writes about technology, video games, and virtual worlds. He’s submitted several accepted emoji proposals to the Unicode Consortium. May 31, 2023, 12:49 AM UTC | Photo by Liu YiCun / Riot Games Riot Games announced Tuesday that it’s delaying the start of the summer season for competitive North American League of Legends after players recently voted “overwhelmingly” for a walkout . The League Championship Series (LCS) summer split was set to kick off on Thursday, but the start of the season is being pushed back by two weeks. The players, who are represented by the LCS Players Association (LCSPA), voted to walk out following Riot Games’ announcement that LCS teams wouldn’t need to field an amateur group in the North American Challengers League (NACL) starting with the summer season. In the days after, many teams said they wouldn’t field an NACL teams, with some citing the economic challenges of doing so. Players protested those decisions, as it cuts off an important development pipeline for League of Legends talent. In a blog post, Naz Aletaha, Riot Games’ global head of League of Legends esports, said that Riot hopes the two-week delay will “give us time for productive dialogue between the LCSPA, teams, and the league and then resume LCS competition this summer.” However, Aletaha said if the season needs to be delayed further, “we would be prepared to cancel the entire LCS summer season.” If that happens, Aletaha said that the LCS wouldn’t be able to qualify for this year’s Worlds, the global tournament that serves as the high point for competitive League of Legends every year. Aletaha also responded to a list of five demands from the LCSPA , though only committed to a single change: Riot will be giving Rally Cry, the organization it partners with on the NACL , an additional $300,000 to “jumpstart the 2023 NACL season,” which is set to begin on June 10th . The LCSPA hasn’t yet responded to Riot’s decision on its Twitter account . On Monday, it asked players not to step in if recruited to replace LCS players who were walking out.

Riot Games Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Riot Games founded?

    Riot Games was founded in 2006.

  • Where is Riot Games's headquarters?

    Riot Games's headquarters is located at 6041 Bristol Parkway, Los Angeles.

  • What is Riot Games's latest funding round?

    Riot Games's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Riot Games raise?

    Riot Games raised a total of $16M.

  • Who are the investors of Riot Games?

    Investors of Riot Games include Tencent, Benchmark and FirstMark Capital.

  • Who are Riot Games's competitors?

    Competitors of Riot Games include Rovio Entertainment and 6 more.

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