Riot Games is going to put more publishing effort into APAC.

If you live in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), Riot Games has said that it plans to add Japan and India to its publishing operations.

To help it grow, the company will open new offices in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. 

There are already offices in Japan and Singapore so that the new studios will work with them.

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To lead its publishing efforts in APAC, Riot has hired Alex Kraynov as its managing director for APAC. 

Before this, Kraynov was Riot’s managing director for emerging markets, and he did that job.

Publishing progression

Kraynov: “This is a step in the right direction for our publishing business in Southeast Asia, and Riot recognizes that APAC has the potential to become Riot’s largest market in the world.”

“This region is very diverse, with huge gaming communities that have a wide range of needs and a strong desire for mobile games.”

Kraynov made some leadership appointments to help the company grow, including Shinji Komiyama as the director of country management, Jennifer Poulson as the head of publishing partnerships, Alasdair Gray as the head of marketing, and Derek Winder as the head of business development, which helped the company grow.

Kraynov also named Yasushi Fujimoto as country manager of Japan, Joel Guzman as country manager of the Philippines, Resha Pradipta as country manager of Indonesia/Malaysia, and other people.

Marc Merrill, one of the company’s co-founders, has been named president of games by Riot this week. 

He will be in charge of the company’s current and future projects and its research and development efforts.