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Loaded, a Los Angeles-based talent and marketing agency focused on gaming brands and creators, has secured a fresh $20 million growth equity round led by L.A. private equity firm Coral Tree Partners.

Loaded works with popular gaming streamers like AnneMunition and Sydeon, as well as large brands like Apple’s Beats and Amazon’s Prime Gaming.

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More than four years after stepping down as co-CEO, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill has been named the L.A. video game developer’s president of games—putting him in charge of franchises including the studio’s blockbuster “League of Legends” title.

After Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent broke the news on Twitter Thursday, Merrill responded that he “can’t wait to jump in… on super secret projects,” tagging several Riot executives and developers. Since he and Riot co-founder Brandon Beck relinquished their co-CEO roles at the end of 2017, the pair have served as co-chairmen of the company.

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