Riot Games president buys an oceanfront home in Malibu for $13.1 million

Courtesy of:  Neal J. Leitereg

Marc Merrill, the cofounder and president of game developer Riot Games, maker of the online battle game “League of Legends,” has bought an oceanfront home in Malibu for $13.085 million.

Designed by Scott Gillen and built in 2013, the two-story house has a contemporary coastal vibe. Open concept interiors feature hand-scraped oak floors, exposed wood-beam ceilings and white gallery walls. Floor-to-ceiling glass and Fleetwood sliding doors bring ocean views inside.

A chef’s kitchen, a media/living room, a family room and a floating stainless steel staircase lie within more roughly 7,800 square feet of interiors. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms include a master suite with a glass-enclosed rain shower, a walk-in closet and a private deck. There’s also a nursery.

An ocean-view deck extends off the main level for outdoor entertaining.

The house came to market in May for $13.95 million and closed sale in about 45 days, records show.

Merrill cofounded Los Angeles-based Riot Games with Brandon Beck in 2006 and cocreated the company’s free-to-play game “League of Legends,” released in 2009. The multiplayer online battle arena game, among the most developed titles in eSports, earned a reported $1.6 billion in revenue last year


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