Riot’s UK efforts have been strengthened by a new hire, Mo Fadi, who comes to the company from Wargaming.
Fadl held the position of head of esports at Wargaming, and has been hired to ‘drive and develop UK LoL esports’, meaning he’ll be a key part of Riot’s UK grassroots strategy, with Riot previously announcing they wanted to build a local esports ecosystem in the UK by focusing on providing good paths for people to move from amateur to top-level.
You can expect to see Fadi connecting with local players and teams to gather feedback and see how Riot can better entice gamers to compete in the game.
Fadl said: “I am so happy to be joining Riot Games to become an integral part of the League of Legends community. I myself am an active LoL gamer and have been since 2010. I love being part of this unique, constantly evolving community so I am very excited about how this role will enable me to blend my passion for the game and community with my career.”
Mark Cox, Riot’s UK head of publishing, said: “Mo will be joining the new UK Riot team to help build the UK LoL esports scene. In order to allow us to make the most of his unrivalled passion and experience, he will be tasked with placing a particular emphasis on the grass roots scene.
Riot opened a UK office early in 2017, Fadi is one of multiple hires by the company since then, and his expertise is good news for the UK scene.