Big changes have hit Riot headquarters before, but this might be the biggest change of them all.


In a post published Wednesday, Oct. 12, on Riot Games' official website, Riot founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill revealed their intentions of pulling a lane swap of their own, announcing a change in management for the company. "We’re going back to focusing on what is ultimately the most important thing we do: making great games," they wrote, continuously expressing their excitement for the change throughout the post.

Beck and Merrill founded Riot back in 2006, becoming the parent company for their one and only title, League of Legends, in 2009. About eleven years later, Riot has gone from a small indie game maker to a billion-dollar franchise. 


While this success was definitely incredible, it also meant that the founders ended up more on the management side of things rather than, "focusing on creating incredible experiences for players."

In their post, Beck and Merrill also introduced Dylan Jadega, Scott Gelb, and Nicolo Laurent as the Rioters to be taking over the founders' previous positions, stating that they were longtime employees that had all influenced the shaping of the company during their times working there. 


Beck and Merrill, on the other hand, are "excited to jump back into the trenches" of making games for their very own company.


It will definitely be exciting to see how Riot changes in other ways with this major lane swap on the founders' parts. Forr the meantime, we're intrigued by another small hint at Riot's future that the two slipped into their post when they said they were going to finally "put the 's' in Riot Games." Does that mean what we think it means?


We sure hope it does.


Read the post for yourself by clicking ​here.


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