For many years, London has been the centre of almost all major and the most important industries in the world. Hence, it is no wonder that more and more companies are deciding to open their offices in this city.
The fact is the market might be a bit shaken up with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. However, it seems that political decision will not have a major bearing on the market or the companies that headquartered in London or other parts of the UK.
Re-affirming the UK Presence
One of the latest companies that decided to open an office in London is Riot Games. Riot Games is, beyond any doubt, one of the biggest video game companies in the world. One of their proudest achievements is League of Legends, one of the most popular video games in the world. Besides that, League of Legends is also one of the most popular eSports competitions in the world.
When all these facts are added together, it is hardly a wonder that a company of such reputation would want to open an office in one of the world’s business centres. eSports industry in the United Kingdom grows stronger each year, and more active players are deciding to go professional. Riot Games has previously opened their office in Dublin, but since they closed the shop in Brighton, Riot Games has not been officially represented in the United Kingdom.
This news has not been officially confirmed by Riot Games. However, Mark Cox has made a statement, and one part of that statement states clearly hints that the company is returning to the UK.
In his statement, Cox he also wanted the fans to give their feedback about Riot Games. The company is looking for fans’ comments on what they’ve done so far and what Riot Games should do when they return to the United Kingdom. These activities encompass the eSports industry, cosplay, art, in-game events, and several other aspects.
Becoming More Involved with Major Competitions
If these rumours are confirmed, Riot Games will have an opportunity to become even more involved with the industry. They’ll be much closer to some eSports events organised and sponsored by them such as ESL Premiership. Besides that, they will also be better positioned to directly interact with the gaming community in the United Kingdom.
This will also be a very good way for them to promote their company and League of Legends. Being in the UK should help them further popularise competitions taking place in the country and other parts of the world as well.
According to some reports, Riot Games officials have already held some meetings with the stakeholders and investors. Many of them are interested in this opportunity, and it seems that we’ll have an official confirmation any day now. The eSports scene in London and the United Kingdom will profit a lot if this turns out to be true. It is expected that more eSports competitions will be coming to London and other parts of the United Kingdom.
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