Riot Games announced on its website today that it's launched a new studio in Sydney, Australia. The League of Legends developer stated, "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."
League of Legends has seen enormous success around the globe, with millions of fans playing online and millions more watching. Riot has been a leader in the burgeoning eSports category. GamesIndustry International named League of Legends one of the 12 games that defined 2012.
Prior to the Sydney studio opening, Riot had opened an office in Moscow for Russian localization and support of that region.