While most big game developers and publishers have abandoned a lot of the studios they used to run in Australia, one company has decided that it is a good place to open up a new office. Riot Games, makers of the popular online multiplayer battle arena game League of Legends, announced that it has opened up a brand new studio in Sydney Australia.
"With teams in marketing, esports and community, Sydney Rioters will craft unique experiences on the web and on the ground to support the growing League of Legends community in the Oceania region," the company said in a brief announcement on its official site.
League of Legends has over 70 million registered player accounts, and over 32 million monthly active players, according to Riot. Since Q3 2012, over one billion hours of League of Legends are logged every month.
Source: Riot Games