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Riot Games

Competitive Operations III

at Riot Games

Los Angeles, United States



The Esports team is focused on delivering amazing fan experiences through our global events and regional competitions. Our professional and semi-professional competitive tiers in League of Legends, VALORANT and other Esports involve thousands of players and hundreds of organizations competing every week.

The Competitive Operations III, Business Operations role is to oversee the business health within the competitive operations vertical of Riot Games Esports properties in the Americas. In collaboration with your colleagues from the business development and legal department, you will oversee the implementation and enforcement of policies that govern rights & responsibilities between Riot and its partners, which mainly consist of teams and tournament organizers. These regulations include, but are not limited to, competition rules, sponsorship policies, IP rights, protecting competition integrity, commercial terms, and corporate governance. You will directly liaise with team managers and owners to answer inquiries, identify and solve problems, issue approvals, brainstorm new ideas, and collaborate decision-making process for regulatory changes. 

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the competition managers, legal counsel, business development, and other stakeholders to support the evolution of global and local competition regulations
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of rules and regulations of the competition
  • Support the licensing process of professional teams across our esports properties
  • Support team relations for business regulations, corporate governance, approval processes
  • Liaise with legal to ensure that rights & obligations of team participation agreements are upheld and enforced
  • Liaise with finance department to support administration of our competition’s business operations, including prize money payouts and revenue sharing mechanics if applicable
  • Liaise with leads, organizations, and team owners across the Americas offices
  • Manage contracts and document archive

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of business administration or project management related experience
  • You have a good understanding of the esports and/or sports industry, league and team business
  • Previous work experience with esports, traditional sports, IP governance, or league operations. 
  • Ability to travel internationally upon request within the Americas territory (North America and South America)

Desired Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in business administration, finance, legal, or other relevant field
  • Fluency in additional language(s) beyond English, such as Spanish or Portuguese

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

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