Jin Oh is the former President of Worldwide Publishing at Riot Games, leading esports, marketing, international offices, global publishing, customer service, localization, and martech. He was also part of the company’s executive team, developing and leading the company strategy and key initiatives. Before becoming President, Jin was the Managing Director of International responsible for Riot Games’ international expansion, local offices, and regional publishing. He started as the Country Manager of Korea, building the company’s presence and launching League of Legends in the region.
Jin was also the CEO of Garena (Sea Group) based in Singapore, responsible for game development, self-publishing, third-party publishing, and the P&L of the company. Before Riot Games, Jin was the Managing Director of Korea and Managing Director of Southeast Asia at Blizzard Entertainment. Jin helped launch some of the biggest entertainment titles, including League of Legends, Valorant, Free Fire, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft.
Jin has a global background, having lived in Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United States. During his early years, he attended international schools where over 50 nationalities were represented. His global background translated to his global career, leading Riot Games’ approximately 20 international offices and international publishing.
Jin is currently preparing for his entrepreneurial adventure. While in stealth mode, he has been conducting advisory projects for venture capital and video game companies. In the last decade, Jin has led teams of up to 2,000 people. He can provide high-level counsel and strategic advice on a wide array of topics, including but not limited to: video games trends in development and publishing, Esports trends and future, video game publishing, video game marketing, International markets, leading a video game company – leadership and management counsel, and video game strategy. If you would like to contact him for his consulting and advisory services, please leave a message with your contact details here.
Jin has also been spending his time writing articles about his experiences in the video game industry, which can be viewed here.
Jin currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids though the family will soon move back to South Korea to be closer to family. He enjoys working out, playing video games, and reading a good book during his spare time.