Gaming-focused game developer and publisher Riot Games will open a Remote Broadcast Center in Swords.
Located at the former Wright Venue, the center will serve as the central transmission hub for live regional and global electronic sports events. Content can be sent to the Dublin center for production, broadcast and distribution in multiple languages.
Riot Games will also create 120 jobs following the opening of the remote broadcast center, which is part of the Stryker corporate project. This is an increase from the existing workforce of 165 people that Riot Games currently employs at its downtown office.
“Esports have seen tremendous growth, which requires a similar level of skill, commitment and dedication as what might be called ‘traditional sports’. The entertainment value, the opportunity to socialize and be a part of something bigger are among the main factors driving esports popularity,” said project general manager Allyson Gormley.
“Our 24-hour entertainment delivery model reflects the changing needs and desires of audiences,” she added.
Founded in 2006, Riot Games is best known for its PC game League of Legends. The company now plans to open two more remote broadcast centers in Seattle and in the Asia-Pacific region by early 2024.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company now employs more than 3,000 people in 20 offices around the world.
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