Riot Seeks To Help Retired League of Legends Professionals

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor August 19, 2014
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"Why, back in my day, we walked uphill in the snow to our computer to play ARAMs and WE LIKED IT!"

OK, so ex-League of Legends players probably aren't that crotchety. But with the typical retired professional player being only in his mid-20s, Riot Games wants to try and help gently ease their aging superstars into retirement, as well as how to manage themselves during their peak years and grow their brand.

As reported by Polygon, Riot is "creating regular summits that aim to teach pro gamers how to maintain their personal brand." Said head of EU e-sports Jason Yeh, "The NFL has a 'Rookie Symposium,' for example. It's basically an orientation program which is similar to what we're doing."

It's a noble goal for those washed-up 20-somethings who just can't time their ultimates like they could when they were 17. May we all age so gracefully.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (9)

Toshi 7 years ago
If I was a retired pro gamer, I would just go back to university and get a degree in Computer Science. Combine that with pro gaming experience will make you pretty competitive in the gaming industry compared to other job candidates.

Seanny Chwan 7 years ago
Nice try Riot .. still long way to go to reach Valve level

UpdateMan 7 years ago
This "help" riot is providing obviously wont stay forever for every retired players.
It is funny cause we are kind of witnessing the first generation of pro-esports players, I always wondered what they will be doing for a living when they will reach their 30s or 40s.
Probably not all of them start/return to college after their esport career.

zzz@zzz.cn 7 years ago
ye brainless ppl who play this crap need medical help

Serapiel 7 years ago
This is actually very stupid. Professional gamers make enough money to save up for college, etc. They don't have to this at all. Once again, Riot is spending money on something they shouldn't have to. The game is in overall chaos and they're still pouring money into their esports. LoL is literally running themselves into the ground at this point.

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Google This 7 years ago
Interesting idea. Riot never ceases to amaze me. "Washed Up 20 somethings" I chuckled there.
Great post as always Jason!


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