On 22 - 23 April, Riot Games hosted the official launch event for the 28 selected Riot Games Student Ambassadors (RSAs) for 2017/18 at Asia Pacific University. The event brought together a group of passionate students from across Malaysia to set their course for the rest of the year.
Through a combination of icebreakers, formal training sessions, group activities and presentations, our RSAs were able to understand the scope and purpose of the program. We covered topics such as event planning, community building, managing finances and Riot’s values. Moreover, each RSA received a swag package to manage and distribute amongst their university’s League of Legends and gaming community.
The event also gave the opportunity for the students to build connections with other students who share a similar passion. Many of these new friendships will ensure each RSA always has a team of collaborators to bounce their ideas off.
If you’re a passionate gamer, student or even faculty member at any of the universities where Riot has an RSA, we encourage you to reach out to them! There are plenty of ways to get involved.
Through connecting a community of enthusiastic gamers, with an average CGPA of 3.5, we’re positive that this year’s team of Ambassadors will be able to accomplish great things.
To officiate the public launch of the Riot Games Student Ambassador program, Riot Games hosted an official Press Conference on 21st April 2017 at the Asia Pacific University.
We held an initial panel discussion with Benjamin Pommeraud (Riot Games - Country Manager SG/MY), Hasnul Hadi Samsuddin (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation - Direction of Creative Content & Technologies) and Gurpadeep Singh (Asia Pacific University, Vice-President Operations), followed by media questions and individual interviews with selected media partners.
In total, there were 22 different media partners in attendance, including New Straits Times, the Star, Astro eGG and many others.