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Hidden Game Recruitment Tactics

Riot Games Hides a Recruitment Opportunity in Video Games

— July 22, 2020 — Business
Riot Games, the creators of League of Lends, Legends of Runeterra, and Valorant hides a special recruitment message in its video game. Within the files of Valorant, there is an anti-cheat and anti-tamper system in place that is entitled 'packman.' When opened, it shows the hidden ASCII art of the company's logo and a recruiting message with the goal of looking for ambitious hackers who are able to reverse engineer the game.

They must find vulnerabilities in the code to create cheats in the game. Riot Games is looking for talented individuals who are able to use their skills to make the existing games safe and free of cheaters. An employee at Riot Games states, "the hope is that people who are doing it as a hobby or because they're curious might want a chance to do it as a career.”

Image Credit: Riot Games
Trend Themes
1. Hidden Recruitment Messages - Incorporating hidden recruitment messages in video games presents an opportunity for companies to identify talented individuals with specific skill sets.
2. Reverse Engineering Skills - Seeking individuals with reverse engineering skills allows companies to leverage their expertise in identifying vulnerabilities and improving the security of their products.
3. Game Security Innovation - Companies can innovate in game security by actively searching for talented hackers to help create a safe and cheat-free gaming environment.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Industry - The gaming industry can embrace hidden recruitment tactics to discover skilled individuals who can contribute to game development and security.
2. Cybersecurity Industry - The cybersecurity industry can explore partnerships with game developers to identify potential talent in reverse engineering and vulnerability analysis.
3. Recruitment Industry - The recruitment industry can incorporate innovative strategies like hidden recruitment messages to help companies find skilled candidates in unique ways.
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