LOS ANGELES— Feb. 12, 2009— Riot Games, an independent developer and publisher of premium online video games, has entered into an international licensing partnership with GOA, the videogames department of Orange’s Content Division and Europe’s largest gaming portal. GOA will distribute Riot's first title under development, League of Legends: Clash of Fates.
League of Legends is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action bringing accessible, replayable and competitive gameplay into a whimsical universe that deepens with the player’s involvement.
The development team at Riot Games is made up of a decorated group of industry veterans with credits that include PC&console blockbusters, as well as part of the team that created the popular Warcraft 3 mod DotA-Allstars. GOA is best known for its wide support of MMORPG gaming content with games like Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and Dark Age of Camelot in five different languages, across more than 45 countries within Europe.
"GOA has proven itself to be a quality content provider in the European online gaming market with an unmatched commitment to community support," said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. "This agreement demonstrates Riot Games' long-term commitment to delivering the highest quality service to gamers around the world."
"The team at Riot Games has an excellent track record and League of Legends is piquing the interest of gamers across Europe," said
Ghislaine Le Rhun Gautier, CEO of GOA. "We’re thrilled to be partnering with the team at Riot and look forward to making further announcements as the beta phases begin."
For more information about League of Legends: Clash of Fates visit www.leagueoflegends.com.
About Riot Games, Inc.
Riot Games, Inc. ( www.riotgames.com) is an independent Los Angeles-based video game development company, funded privately and through leading venture capital firms Benchmark and Firstmark. The studio was established in 2006 to develop innovative online next-generation titles for consoles and the PC. Comprised of industry veterans with a shared passion for creating fun, innovative gameplay, the company is currently developing
League of Legends, which combines the best elements of the action role-playing and real-time strategy genres into a uniquely replayable and competitive multiplayer experience.
GOA is the videogames department of Orange’s Content Division, and benefits from ten years experience in the management of massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
Forerunner of this activity in Europe, its teams combine expertise with a passion for games and take advantage of France Telecom’s technical platform to offer the best of online games to European players. GOA and the GOA logo are trademarks of Orange– Content Division.
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