On Riotgames.com, the company confirmed that a change in management is set to happen at Riot games. Marc ‘Tryndamere’ Merrill and Brandon ‘Ryze’ Beck, two founders of the highly regarded gaming publisher, have stepped down from their administrative roles to focus primarily on development.

While the duo set out to create the next big addition to the developer's resume; the management side of things will be handled by Dylan Jadeja (CF0), Scott Gelb (CTO), and Nicolo Laurent (CEO).

What comes next?

"League of Legends" was released on October 27, 2009, and continues to go strong today.

Popularizing the multiplayer online battle arena format for a modern audience, it is hard to deny the impact "LoL" had on the gaming industry. The only other title the company released is a board game called "Mechs vs. Minions," but it is safe to say they hit it out of the part with "League of Legends."

Due to the limited track record for Riot Games, deciphering what could be there next move is far from easy. Will we be seeing another multiplayer focused game in the future? With "League of Legends" still one of the most active MOBA's in the genre, we doubt the developer is planning to go into competition with themselves. Could an arena or hero shooter be the next logical step?

Honestly, a single-player game would be a lot more exciting.

MMOs are a dime a dozen nowadays, and it would be interesting to see what Riot Games can do with a more focused and streamlined experience.

The company did purchase Radiant Entertainment last year, a studio which was working on a cool looking fighting game called "Rising Thunder." It was canceled after the acquisition, but could this be revisited now that Riot is working on a new IP?

'League of Legends'

"League of Legends" is a free-to-play MOBA which incorporates microtransactions and was inspired by a "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne" mod called "Defense of the Ancients." Players compete in massive matches that can last up to 60 minutes. Teamwork is crucial for achieving victory, and there are a variety of champions available to choose from.

The developer did a fantastic job of making each character feel unique, with cool abilities that affect the way they can be played. Depending on the outcome of a match, players earn rewards for leveling up and unlocking new abilities and moves. There are currently over 130 champions in "League of Legends," which can be kind of overwhelming for newcomers.