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Riot Games acquires Wargaming Sydney

Devs will join Riot while the publishing team remains at Wargaming.

Riot Games has acquired Wargaming Sydney, the pair have today announced.

The acquisition means that Wargaming Sydney’s development staff will become part of Riot Games, while its existing publishing staff will remain as part of Wargaming.

Wargaming Sydney will be renamed Riot Sydney as part of the deal.

“We are really excited to bring these talented developers and teams to Riot,” said Marc Merrill, Co-Founder and President of Riot Games.

“The Rioters that have had the opportunity to work with members of the Sydney team are confident not only in the tech they’ve built over the years but, more importantly, in the people who’ve built it. Naz (Naresh Hirani, Head of Development, Riot Sydney) and the dev teams at the studio have a long history of working in ways that will complement Riot’s ability to deliver value to our players and we really look forward to collaborating with them.”

Riot Sydney will “further augment the League of Legends, Valorant, and tech teams at Riot,” a press release confirmed.

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