‘Dublin is now at the forefront of a new frontier and the team will be part of an exciting new chapter in live broadcasting, said Allyson Gormley of Riot Games.
US video game developer Riot Games plans to create 120 new highly skilled jobs at its remote broadcast centre located at the former Wright Venue in Swords, Co Dublin.
Riot Games is best known as the developer of League of Legends, one of the most played PC games in the world. It has had a presence in Ireland since 2010, when it opened its EMEA headquarters in Dublin.
The developer already employs 165 people at its Irish operation. It announced its strategy to make Dublin a base for one of its three planned remote broadcasting centres last October. It has dubbed the trio Project Stryker.
The Dublin remote broadcasting centre is powered by AWS. Riot Games has invested €18.5 into the project to increase capacity for its e-sports content and events. It aims to deliver a best-in-class viewing experience to 145m gamers around the world.
According to Allyson Gormley, manager of the new facility, “Dublin is now at the forefront of a new frontier and the team will be part of an exciting new chapter in live broadcasting.”
“Dublin is an ideal location to support this growth, with an exceptional talent pool, ease of doing business and key strategic position making it the perfect hub for the first of the Riot Games trio of RBCs. The skills required as part of the e-sports industry are many and the creation of 120 plus roles in Dublin, adding to our existing workforce, reflects the commitment of Riot Games and Project Stryker to Ireland,” Gormley added.
The remote broadcast model reflects the “always on” lifestyle of modern gaming fans, Gormley said. E-sports is a rapidly growing industry that requires similar dedication levels to traditional sports.
The Dublin centre will broadcast content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is equipped with six control rooms and content is edited in real-time. Each broadcast is translated into the local language, depending on the country to which it is being broadcast.
For more information on the roles available at Riot Games, see its website.
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