Game developer Riot Games has appointed Andrei van Roon as the Head of League Studios. He will head the development of League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
In the new position, van Roon will oversee all of the League Studios development teams and run the future of the three games. He will report directly to the company's president and co-founder Mark Merrill.
"I'm really excited to take on this role and very grateful to Riot for the opportunity. I've been a huge fan of League from closed beta onwards and have loved all the different ways I've had a chance to contribute to the game. I'm looking forward to supporting League in a new way while also getting a lot more involved with TFT and Wild Rift as we continue to attempt to deliver great experiences to players!" Andrei van Roon commented on their appointment.
"We're thrilled to have Andrei overseeing all aspects of League Studios. Andrei joined Riot in 2011 and has held many different roles for League of Legends—a champion designer who created the likes of Ziggs, Varus, and Syndra, a Lead Gameplay Designer, a Game Director, and the VP of Game/Product Direction. His deep knowledge of League, proven success at Riot, and his great care for players and their experience make him an unbelievable fit for this role. We can't wait to see what League Studios does next, and we know it's in good hands under Andrei's direction," Mark Merrill said.
Van Roon joined Riot Games in August 2011. He started from the Associate Designer position, grew up to League of Legends' Game Director three years ago and now he has risen one step higher.