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Most avid gamers and even none gamers alike must have heard about the multiplayer online battle arena video game – League of Legends. The game is a creation of Riot Games and was well received after it got released in 2009 and have since then done tremendously well with each and every new update from the previous version. For all these, we remain eternally grateful to Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, two former University of Southern California students and roommates to whom credit is given for coming up with the concept of the game.
A lot has already been written about League of Legends with many more still in the pipeline. As it is the norm in the gaming industry, most gamers hardly ever know the real-life identities of their favorite game makers. However, in this article, we will be shedding light on the personality of Brandon Beck telling you all there is to know about his background, career, family life, etc.
Brandon Beck’s Bio
Brandon Beck is an American entrepreneur who was born on the 10th day of April in the year 1982. He is of white ethnicity while his nationality is American. Following the completion of his high school studies, he enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC) where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance/Marketing.
After his graduation, Brandon Beck began his career in 2004 working as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company, a management consulting company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked here for two years and 1 month before he left. By this time he had already developed himself with a core focus in the areas of entertainment, private equity, and technology.
Brandon co-founded Riot Games in August 2016 alongside his USC roommate Marc Merrill. Their aim was to create a game that would continuously be developed upon what is already existing and at the same time be able to unite players all over the world. Drawing inspirations from Defense of the Ancients and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Mod, the duo came up with a multiplayer online battle arena video game titled League of Legends (abbreviated LoL). The game was first released in October 2009 and has been on a steady rise since then.
In October 2016, Riot Games also released another game, a cooperative board game titled Mechs vs. Minions. The company since its inception has grown profitably many thanks to the management expertise of one of its founders – Brandon Beck. The company is now headquartered in West Los Angeles, California and has over 24 offices around the world with more than 2,500 members of staff. Its parent company is Tencent and one of its subsidiaries is Radiant Entertainment.
Other mini-games they have to their credit include arcade games like Astro Teemo (2013), Cho’Gath Eats the World (2014), Blitzcrank’s Poro Roundup (2015), and Ziggs Arcade Blast (2017). They also have the shooter subgenre in the action genre games like Star Guardian: Insomnia and PROJECT.EXEcute both in 2018 and the sports game Super Zac Ball also released in 2018.
For a man like Brandon Beck who has been having a good time pursuing his career, we can only wish that he doesn’t have a troubled relationship/marital life and yes he doesn’t.
He is happily married to Natasha Beck who he dated for several months before walking her down the aisle. There are not many details about their family life but going by the posts Brandon makes on social media and the revelations his wife has made about how caring and loving he is to her despite his fame, we can infer that their family is a happy one. More to this, the lovebirds are now parents to one child, a boy who was born on the 7th of April 2014 and named Ryde.
Other Facts About Riot Games CEO
- Body Measurements and Features
Brandon Beck stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 65kg. He has dark brown eyes adorned with black hair. Due to his age, his hair is gradually turning grey.
- University of Southern California Alumni
He gave the commencement speech at the USC Marshall School of Business in 2011. The event had in attendance young entrepreneurs who he inspired with his success story at Riot Games.
- His Other Business Ventures
In case you are wondering if there is something else Brandon Beck does apart from serving as a CEO and Co-Chairman of Riot Games, yes there is. He serves as an advisor in Troy Capital Partners, a multi-stage venture capital fund which invests in transformational technology companies all over the world.
He is also a co-managing owner of the newest Major League Soccer team named the Los Angeles Football Club. In 2016, Brandon was listed as one of the 50 most powerful people in Southern California sports.