Indian-origin Dylan Jadeja to become Riot Games CEO later this year

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Riot Games, the developer of two of the biggest esports titles in the world ‘League of Legends’ and ‘Valorant’, has announced that Dylan Jadeja will be taking over the role of chief executing officer (CEO) later this year.

Jadeja, who is currently the global president at Riot Games, will be replacing the current CEO, Nicolo Laurent who has been in the position for almost six years and has been with the company for 14 years.

The company, in their latest blog post, said, “We’re proud to announce that our current global president, A. Dylan Jadeja, will become our next CEO later this year. Dylan will succeed our current CEO Nicolo Laurent, who has spent the past 14 years in leadership roles at Riot, including six as CEO.”

Speaking on being appointed as the new CEO, Jadeja said, “As CEO, it is fair to assume that I may do some things differently than those before me, but I want to assure you that the goal for us — together — will not waver. And that is to make Riot, unequivocally, the most trusted and authentic game company in the world… built by players, for players.”

Riot Games also announced that Laurent will still remain at the company in an advisory role. The CEO transition will take place in the coming months and will be over by the end of 2023. Further details regarding the matter will be shared later, the company said.

Laurent stated, “While this chapter is coming to a close, I don’t view this as an end — I don’t plan on joining another company or starting a new company. I love Riot, and I genuinely believe this is the best place in the world to make games… now more than ever. So I’ll stay at Riot as an advisor, for years to come, doing everything I can to help you win.”

Earlier this year, the company appointed Arun Rajappa as the country manager for India and South Asia region. Rajappa is currently operating from the Mumbai headquarters.