Today, Riot Games announced the expansion of its publishing offices in the Asia Pacific region, including Indonesia/Malaysia, the Philippines, India, and Thailand. Alex Kraynov, previous Managing Director of Emerging Markets has been appointed as the new Managing Director for APAC.
According to the company, the reorganization will also see a diversification of Riot's operating mode with Publishing being at the forefront, alongside other business pillars of Games, Entertainment, Esports, and Enterprise.
Riot is widely known for its titles, including VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, as well as Ruined King and Hextech Mayhem from Riot Forge. The League of Legends universe has garnered over 600 million players globally since its launch. Besides games, Riot has released its first animation series last year on Netflix - Arcane.
Sincere-establishing its Singapore HQ for Southeast Asia in 2018, Riot has significantly grown its workforce and is doubling the size of its publishing in the region, joining publishing forces with its Japan office.
"This is a natural step in progression for our publishing business in Southeast Asia,
and Riot recognizes that APAC has the potential to become the biggest region in the world for Riot. This region is intricately diverse, with massive gaming communities that have diverse
needs and a strong appetite for mobile gaming," said Kraynov.
Joining Kraynov's team in to lead Riot's APAC Publishing are:
Shinji Komiyama, Director of Country Management, APAC
Jennifer Poulson, Head of Publishing Partnerships, APAC
Alasdair Gray, Head of Marketing, APAC
Derek Winder, Head of Business Development, APAC
Yasushi Fujimoto, Country Manager of Japan
Joel Guzman, Country Manager of the Philippines
Resha Pradipta, Country Manager of Indonesia/Malaysia