Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends, will come to Southeast Asia and plans to open up offices in Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The office in Singapore is the first in Southeast Asia (already open) and covers Singapore and Malaysia. Riot plans to have offices in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia by the end of next year, with 15 to 20 staff in each.
The US-based game developer is already on the hunt for Vietnam-based employees. On its recruitment page, it lists three Ho Chi Minh City-based positions — eSports Coordinator, eSports Manager, and eSports Player Relations Coordinator.
Benjamin Pommeraud, Country Manager of Singapore and Malaysia for Riot Games, said that Vietnam ranks among the top five largest player base globally for League of Legends. He also claimed that the number of Indonesian players are also increasing by twofold every half year. For now, Riot Games only Southeast Asia-based office is in Singapore. It currently operates out a temporary office, but there are plans to move to a bigger office next year, and increase staff counts to at least 15.
Riot Games was first established in 2006 in California. It was fully acquired by major Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings in 2011. In 2015, Riot Games logged a total revenue of over US$1.6 billion. Its most popular product League of Legends was first brought to Southeast Asia by Singapore-based Internet giant Garena in 2010. The game currently clocks over a 100 million players monthly.