Riot Games, Tencent’s Subsidiary, Announces to Enter Korea

July 15 , 2011

Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, has recently announced that League of Legends is about to enter Korean Market. In the statement, Riot Games also reveals a former executive of SK Telecom and Blizzard Korea will be appointed as the head of this new Korean branch.

Riot Games was established in 2006, but acquired by Tencent, a China-based company later. Its first work, League of Legends has achieved great success in US and European market. Some western media once even compared it with World of Warcraft, saying League of Legends was steadily increasing registered players while World of Warcraft was losing them. The same situation happened in Mainland China too. According to news posted yesterday, the number of peak concurrent users in League of Legends’ Mainland China servers had reached 700 thousand.

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