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Jagex and Riot Games join Ukie's ever-growing network of developers

Jagex cementing relationship, Riot Games leading eSports

Jagex and Riot Games join Ukie's ever-growing network of developers

UK games trade body Ukie has now brought RuneScape developer Jagex and League of Legends developer Riot Games into its growing network of developers.

Cambridge-based Jagex has already worked with Ukie for a number of years as part of its International Trade program, appearing at events such as Gamescom and ChinaJoy.

Riot Games will be helping to shape and develop Ukie's eSports activity over the next 12 months. It will also head up the trade body's eSports sub-group.

Into the fold

"We are delighted to welcome two such influential companies as Jagex and Riot Games to our membership and look forward to working closely with them in the months ahead," said Ukie CEO Jo Twist.

"Ukie continues its ambitious plan to make the UK the best place in the world to develop and publish interactive entertainment and welcomes all games businesses looking to work with us to help meet this ambition."

Jagex is continuing to enjoy success thank to the staying power of its RuneScape brand. It posted revenues of £74.4 million in 2016, its second consecutive year of record revenues.


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