The multiplayer online battle arena video game League of Legends, hosting nearly 8 million concurrent players around the world every day, is in a league of its own. Developed by Riot Games, League of Legends is the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of e-sports. The annual League of Legends World Championship, featuring qualified e-sports teams from 13 international leagues, is the most widely viewed and followed e-sport tournament and is among the largest and most popular gaming and sporting events in the world.
Founded in 2006, Riot Games’ mission has always been to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. This singular focus on player experience is the driving force behind everything at Riot Games. It’s also why Riot Games turned to New Relic for its observability platform, giving the company end-to-end visibility into the player experience and the many systems and microservices that drive it.