Riot Games’ Eric Tan talks Arcane, gaming, and music

Inasmuch as Eric could, we talk about Riot's upcoming projects


MediaCat Magazine Podcast
MediaCat Magazine Podcast
Riot Games' Eric Tan talks Arcane, gaming, and music

For the latest MediaCat Magazine podcast our Editor Mike Piggott spoke to Eric Tan, Head of Music, China and APAC Partnerships at Riot Games. Riot are the video game developers behind League Of Legends and VALORANT, as well as the company behind the animated steampunk action-adventure show Arcane on Netflix.

They spoke about Eric’s role at Riot and how his first year in the job has gone, his upbringing, being born in Hong Kong and educated in the UK and US. They discuss where the idea for Arcane began, with the music video ‘Get Jinxed’ nine years ago, and Riot’s plans for more animation, immersive experiences and concert and esports events. Naturally, they also dig into music, and discuss the song Milio, the gentle flame, a beautiful track on the League Of Legends YouTube channel. They also talk about possible orchestral performances of video game scores, like Doom Eternal’s metal soundtrack, and whether Eric has seen the Apple TV+ show Mythic Quest, and whether that’s what it’s like to work for a gaming company.


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Mike Piggott, Executive Editor at MediaCat Magazine

Mike is Exec. Editor at MediaCat Magazine. He joined in 2021, launched a podcast and began creating interesting marketing industry related content, with monthly themes such as 'Utopias and Dystopias', 'Hope and Kindness' and 'Side Quests'. Before that he was Editor at The Marketing Society (2013-2021), where he created and launched a bi-monthly publication and a podcast. He is also a street photographer, screenwriter, and film and TV blogger. He also once came second in a Creative Review competition to rewrite Trainspotting's famous 'choose life' speech.

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