Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, who created the video game studio in Santa Monica, California. The gaming company is best known for being the creator of League of Legends, which has become the most popular computer game in the world. The two founders never thought that their company would get so big.
Riot Games released League of Legends in 2009, instantly becoming a hit with everyone in the world. In 2015, Tencent, which was already a partner of Riot Games, purchased the company for $6 billion as they saw the potential in League of Legends.