The co-founder and former CEO of Riot Games is the game’s new president. Marc Merrill, co-founder League of Legends studio back in 2006 with Brandon Beck, will soon oversee all ongoing and future game projects, Merrill announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The role of game president will put Merrill at the top of Riot’s current rich list of titles. Based on tweets from Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent, Merrill will oversee League of LegendsS, Valuable substance, Total Combat Tactics, Wild Riftand Legend of Runeterraas well as a list of games in development by Riot such as fighting games LOTS project and Unnamed Runeterra MMO. Riot is also known for having quite a few projects in various stages of research and development at any given time, which Merrill will also oversee.
In a statement about Merrill’s new role, Laurent said, “we have ambitious goals for Riot’s next phase of development – it’s really just the beginning of our live games.” we and we also plan on taking on some other, very different genres – and Marc is the perfect man to lead our gaming teams in delivering those great experiences to players. “
Merrill was the CEO of Riot until 2017, when he and Beck transitioned to the co-chair role. Since then, Merrill has worked on various projects throughout the company, including League of Legends10th Anniversary Event in 2019, where Riot first showcased some of its upcoming games, including Valuable substance. Merrill also played a key role in starting Riot’s entertainment division and producing its Netflix animated series, Arcanewas released last year to critical and commercial acclaim.
This new position will take Merrill away from larger projects like this, to work on the day-to-day development of all Riot titles.
https://www.polygon.com/22939812/riot-games-marc-merrill-president-games-co-founder Riot Games co-founder, Marc Merrill, is the studio’s new president of games