Q&A with Brandon Beck & Marc Merrill, Riot Games
WHAT MAKES A GREAT WORKPLACE? Culture is the invisible glue that drives team chemistry and helps people maximize potential. BEST ADVICE If you have a vision you truly believe in, do n't let anyone tell you it can't happen. It's important to cultivate resilience and push through all the friction that comes with challenging the status quo. RIOT STANDS FOR Delivering incredible experiences. Our obsessive focus on serving players drives innovation.
Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill met as undergraduates at USC and launched Riot Games in 2006 with the goal of becoming the most player-focused game company in the world. Riot Games released its acclaimed debut title, League of Legends , in 2009. Today, it's played by over 100 million players every month (and growing). The company is headquartered in West Los Angeles, with offices around the globe. Fortune ranked Riot Games among the 100 best companies to work for.
SERIOUS ACCESS. SERIOUS RESULTS The Greif Center is located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's most vibrant business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim. The Southern California region, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, is home to several important technology clusters, including media and entertainment, aerospace, biotech,
AR/VR, and transportation. We offer our students unique connections to Hollywood, new media, content providers, tech leaders, finance, and more.
As a Greif student, you enjoy access to a world-class faculty who offer in-depth experience and leadership across industries and businesses, and who often become mentors and advocates to accelerate your ideas. Our program is guided by our 50+ member Advisory Council, a Who's Who in business, entrepreneurship, tech, and entertainment.
TROJAN FAMILY: LIFELONG AND WORLDWIDE The moment you arrive at USC, you become a member of the Trojan Family — where everyone's got your back. This extraordinary alumni community of more than 380,000 Trojans spans the world, forming an influential global network you will rely on throughout your career. "Fight On!"