Riot to open up its high-tech broadcast facility to students

Games developer intends to work with students and give them access to its state-of-the-art broadcast facility as means of ‘future-proofing’ its business

Allyson Gormley, general manager of Project Stryker at Riot Games, and John Needham, president of esports at Riot Games: ‘We now have the latest and greatest of everything so we’re going to talk to third-level colleges about what we can do to help them.’ Picture: Maura Hickey.

Riot Games, the computer games developer and publisher, plans to work with Irish third-level institutions to give students access to state-of-the-art technology at its new global broadcast facility in Dublin.

Last week, the company announced the creation of 120 new jobs at the facility based in the former Wright Venue nightclub in Swords, bringing its total number of staff here to 285. The building will serve as a central broadcasting hub for both regional and ...