13 Facts About Riot Games

1. On October 13, 2009, GOA and Riot Games announced that they would start channeling server access for players located in Europe, to GOA's dedicated servers.

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2. On July 14, 2009, Riot Games announced that League of Legends will be free with "no catch".

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3. On May 10, 2010, Riot Games announced that they would take over distribution and operation of the game in Europe.

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4. On October 13, 2009, GOA and Riot Games announced that they would start channelling server access for players located in Europe, to GOA's dedicated servers.

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5. On March 8, 2016, Riot Games announced its acquisition of Radiant Entertainment.

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6. On December 16, 2015, Riot Games sold its remaining equity to Tencent Holdings.

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7. On November 8, 2013, Riot Games announced that the company would relocate to a new building in West Los Angeles in 2015.

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8. In 2008, Riot Games obtained initial funding of US $7 million provided by venture capital firms Benchmark Capital and FirstMark Capital.

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9. In 2018, Riot Games held the League of Legends World Championship across South Korea, with the finals taking place in Incheon.

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10. In 2017, Riot Games held the League of Legends World Championship in China, with the finals taking place in Beijing.

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11. In 2012, Riot Games held its tournament at University of Southern California's Galen Center, offering in prize money.

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12. On May 10, 2010, Riot Games announced that they would take over distribution and operation of their game in Europe; to do so, Riot Games relocated their European headquarters in Brighton to new offices in Dublin.

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13. The first person Riot Games recruited was Steve "Guinsoo" Feak, a developer on the multiplayer online battle arena game DotA Allstars.

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