Chief Executive Riot Games Inc.
TECH | 2022 LA500
Riot Games is the developer of wildly popular esports title “League of Legends” and its games attract over 180 million players monthly. Laurent, who was born and educated in France, joined Riot in 2009 and became CEO in 2017. Under his leadership, the company established an innovative professional franchise model for “League of Legends” and released subsequent hit esports titles “Wild Rift” and “Valorant.” In January, Laurent announced a new five-year plan for the company following a $100 million settlement agreement in a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against the company. The plan is focused on building an inclusive company culture and developing a three-pronged games, entertainment and esports business strategy.