Riot Games is Giving a 10% Salary Bonus to All 3000 of its Employees for a Successful 2020

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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League of Legends and VALORANT Developer Riot Games is giving all 3000 of its employees a 10% salary bonus for a successful year.

Riot Games, Inc. is an American game developer, publisher, and esports tournament organizer based in California. The company was acquired by Chinese mega-corporation Tencent back in 2011. Riot’s most popular game is League of Legends which is a multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA for short. League of Legends was released back in 2009 but still has one of the highest player counts among any online multiplayer game.

VALORANT was Riot’s recent release in June of 2020. It is a tactical multiplayer first-person shooter. VALORANT quickly gained popularity among competitive players from all genres. Riot has been working hard to improve VALORANT’s competitive scenes since it’s release and they have been successful in putting it on par with other Esports games.

With the release of VALORANT and its massive popularity and the already soaring popularity of League of Legends, it seems 2020 was a good year for Riot Games. So Riot Games has decided to provide a 10% salary bonus to all its employees for a successful year of business.

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Salary Bonus for all Riot Employees:

According to an Esports consultant and insider Slasher, Riot Games has decided to award a bonus salary to all 3000 of its employees in 2020. Slasher recently shared a Tweet informing about this amazing news.

According to Slasher Riot Games successfully released their newest title VALORANT and also organized a global LAN Esports event with zero Covid cases. This is an achievement on its own and it was possible because of all the hard-working employees at Riot Games.

He wrote in his tweet,

“Riot is giving all 3,000 employees a 10% salary bonus for a successful 2020, per source. the year saw Riot launch Valorant and put on an a global Worlds LAN esports event with zero covid cases, all of it wfh. not sure what other pubs are doing for their people but good on Riot”

But the bonuses do not apply for Riot’s League of Legends casters because they are not considered official Riot employees. Casters are listed as independent contractors, but seeing as they also played a major role in making the League of Legends 2020 events successful it seems they are being left out. Slasher said,

“these bonuses however do not include Riot’s League of Legends casters (who work the entire year including Worlds) as they are classified as independent contractors. considering the success of esports this year it feels deserved”.

Riot Games is making an amazing move by sharing the success of 2020 with its employees and other companies should also follow in the same footsteps.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.