Riot UK hires former Wargaming Head of Esports

Mo Fadl, Riot Games UK

Riot’s UK office has a new member of the crew after the League of Legends developer announced that it has hired Mo Fadl, to ‘drive and develop UK LoL esports’. 

Fadl arrives well versed in esports and is the former Head of Esports from Wargaming. He will henceforth be at the centre of Riot’s efforts to enhance its esports community, and seems a sensible pick having been an active member of the LoL community 2010.

His appointment is the latest step in Riot’s new strategy to develop the local esports ecosystem with a primary grassroots focus. As such Mo will be connecting with local players, and look to take on their feedback and constructive criticisms, of which no doubt there’ll be plenty with an incredibly opinionated community. He’ll also work with organisations and  look to ensure there is a clear and well defined path to pro. 

Fadl said of his appointment: “I am so happy to be joining Riot Games to become an integral part of the League of Legends community. I myself am an active LoL gamer and have been since 2010. I love being part of this unique, constantly evolving community so I am very excited about how this role will enable me to blend my passion for the game and community with my career.”

The developer opened a new London office in February and Mo is the latest in a number of hires since that time.  At Wargaming, Fadl led and expanded the company’s global competitive communities.   

Mark Cox, UK Head of Publishing at Riot, commented: “Mo will be joining the new UK Riot team to help build the UK LoL esports scene. In order to allow us to make the most of his unrivalled passion and experience, he will be tasked with placing a particular emphasis on the grass roots scene.

“We are really pumped to have Mo joining the UK team and we can’t wait for him to get stuck in! We have talked a great deal over the past 8-10 months about how we want to really focus on developing the grass roots LoL scene and create a sustainable ecosystem and now we can begin that task with Mo’s help and awesome experience.”

Esports Insider says: Riot continues to expand its operations in the UK which is fantastic news for the local scene and esports ecosystem. Mo Fadl seems a particular shrewd addition to the team too and we wish him the best of luck in his new role.