Darren Merritt

Head of QA

Riot Games


As Head of QA at Riot Games, Darren has the privilege of supporting brilliant, passionate, quality-minded gamers in their quest to provide excellent experiences and maximum value to League of Legends players globally. Darren’s efforts are focused on how Riot delivers fun, high-quality content and features to players with minimal defects by fostering a transformation to shared quality ownership. Before Riot, Darren was at EA for seven years, originally as a QA Engineer and later as a QA Director. Prior to joining the gaming industry, he worked in Silicon Valley and started his career at Nortel Networks in wireless technology. Darren graduated from North Carolina State University with B.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering.