Riot Games, a League of Legends developer, has announced that it has acquired the Wargaming Sydney studio.
Riot Games has announced today, October 17, that its studio will be renamed Riot Sydney, which will utilize its "significant expertise" to further boost Riot''s League of Legends, Valorant, and technology teams. According to a press release, the studio will be a key contributor to Riot''s Development Studios organization. According to Molly Mason-Boule, the industry veteran and director of development studios.
According to a press release, "Riot is expanding its worldwide development strategy, and over time, Riot is eager to expand the game industry in Australia and will continue to explore similar opportunities to add expert talent from veteran studios."
It''s specifically the development team to join Riot, as the publishing team will stay at Wargaming.
"Being part of Wargaming has been a fantastic journey for us over the last ten years, and it improved our studio," said head of development, Nareshi Hirani, who was impressed by our cultural aptitude in our interactions with everyone at Riot. We cant wait to bring our expertise in global development to the respective teams."
Prior to joining Riot, the studio developed Bigworld Technology, a software architecture that assists developers in constructing MMO''''s and online games, and it is evident that many of the company''s biggest titles are Valorant and League of Legends.
It''s important to note that in 2018, a Kotaku report discussed massive problems with the Riot Games culture, which resulted in a $100 million gender discrimination lawsuit. At the start of the year, Riot detailed its intentions for the next five years as a company, though the extent of changes is still unknown.