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Riot Games History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Riot Games?

Riot Games was founded by Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Riot Games?

Riot Games started its first design and development efforts in April 2006.

When did Riot Games purchase its domain names?

Riot Games purchased the riotgames.com domain name in May 2006 and the leagueoflegends.com name in September 2008.

What is the incorporation date of Riot Games?

Riot Games was incorporated as Riot Games Inc. in August 2006.

When was the first product/service publicly launched at Riot Games?

Riot Games unveiled a demo version of Onslaught in March 2007 and launched an alpha version of League of Legends in February 2009.

How much venture capital was raised by Riot Games?

Riot Games raised $16.5 M USD in three rounds of funding. 

When was Riot Games acquired?

Riot Games accepted a $400 million acquisition offer from Tencent in February 2011.

Where was Riot Games headquartered?

Riot Games was/is headquartered in Los Angeles, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Riot Games?


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What was the version 1 of Riot Games' first product like?

MAR 2007

What are some of the pre-Sale stats for Riot Games?

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2011

What were some of the extra materials about Riot Games?