Riot Games opens new centre in Dublin creating 120 jobs

  • US video game developer Riot Games is set to create 120 new jobs at its newly opened remote broadcast centre in Dublin.

    The 6,000-square foot facility is part of Riot’s global ‘Project Stryker’ initiative.The additional creation of 120 jobs will bring the company’s Irish headcount to more than 280. 

    The company said it has invested €18.5 million in the project, which will see the development of three new remote broadcast centres for its live eSports events: one in Dublin, one in Seattle and one in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The new broadcast centre is set to increase Riot’s capacity to stream events to its global audience while also reducing its operational costs, the company said. It is equipped with six control rooms, allowing it to broadcast six live events at a time across the globe.

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    The new jobs will include roles across broadcast engineering, production, control crew and event production.

    Speaking about the opening, Allyson Gormley, manager of the new facility said: “Dublin is now at the forefront of a new frontier and the team will be part of an exciting new chapter in live broadcasting.”

    She added: “Dublin is an ideal location to support this growth, with an exceptional talent pool, ease of doing business and key strategic position making it the perfect hub for the first of the Riot Games trio of RBCs. The skills required as part of the e-sports industry are many and the creation of 120 plus roles in Dublin, adding to our existing workforce, reflects the commitment of Riot Games and Project Stryker to Ireland.”

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