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Video: Game production, the League of Legends way

League of Legends lead producer Travis George details his approach to video game production, noting that it's better to trust your teams than to fall into the trap of micromanagement.

October 25, 2013

2 Min Read

"Empowerment is the ability to create a team or an organization or an individual that feels ownership and is actually driving the results for you,"

In this free GDC Vault video from GDC Online 2011, Travis George of League of Legends developer Riot Games says a producer's job isn't to manage other developers, but to empower them. In his talk, 'Letting Go: Creating Self-Managed, Self-Directed Teams,', he shares advice to help producers break their bad habits and become a better resource for their teams. For more from George on how Riot Games dodged the pitfalls of rapid staff growth, check out this additional, free GDC Vault video.

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