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.