Riot Bolton departs Riot UK

UPDATE: Some of the initial information below about Mo leaving was based off a single Linkedin post and doesn't tell the full story. We'll have an update on this soon.

 

Original article (published June 17th):

There's been some changes at Riot UK, as one senior member has left and another has taken on a new role.

Long-standing UK community manager John King (aka Riot Bolton, pictured left) has left Riot, while UK head of esports Mo Fadl (right) is staying at Riot Games but also moving to become head of publishing for the Nordics.

Since joining the UK team in late 2017 Mo has spearheaded the Forge of Champions and UK League Championship (UKLC) competitions, as Riot moved away from ESL UK and added LVP UK as production partner for UK League of Legends tournaments.

Riot Bolton has been with Riot for five years, having worked from Dublin and later Riot's London office. He previously held the title of senior publishing specialist, organising national tournaments for the UK and Ireland like MCM London and 4Nations, which was won by Choke Gaming.

He then became UK community manager, leading adoption of Riot's streamer support offering, the League Partner Program, as well as managing live events, building relationships with partners and helping with the design and implementation of Forge of Champions and UKLC.

Riot Bolton - who has not yet confirmed his next job - said goodbye on Twitter:

With John leaving, Helena Watson and Tom Bramwell will be looking after the UK community and publishing for Riot UK.

Both Mo and John have done a lot for the UK League of Legends scene over the past few years.

You can check out some of our past interviews with Riot Bolton and Mo Fadl here.

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