Riot Games Expanding in Southeast Asia including the Philippines

As the global gaming company Riot Games seeks to expand its market, the company plans to set up localized offices in Southeast Asian regions, including the Philippines. This expansion of the company was made so that they can be closer to their players.

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In a virtual press conference, it was revealed by the head of country operations of Riot Games - Asia Pacific, Shinji Komiyama, that they are working to set this up “in a few months”. To head the Riot Games operations in the Philippines as the country manager will be Joel Guzman. The company will also set up offices in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

As stated by the managing director of Riot Games in the region, Alec Kraynov, he said that Southeast Asia has a lot of potential to become the biggest region in the world for the company because of the diversity of the areas. He further added in a separate press release that,"This region is intricately diverse, with massive gaming communities that have diverse needs and a strong appetite for mobile gaming."

General manager of Riot Games SEA and Taiwan, Justin Hulog, also said that the region played a critical role for the company’s roadmap into where they should expand their services. He told the reporters that, "Asia and particularly Southeast Asia has played such a critical role in terms of how we think about growth and our players in the region."

Aside from various tournaments for its titles, Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift, the company has also expanded into music with their virtual KPOP girl group K/DA as well as into film with their hit Netflix series “Arcane”.