Riot Scholastic Association of America

The governing body of College and High School League of Legends


Our Mission

Govern varsity competition for Riot’s games and foster the development of gaming as a meaningful and complementary part of the high school and college experiences.


Our Pillars


Our Staff


Matt Birris

Head of Scholastic

Matt Birris leads Riot Games’ scholastic League of Legends program in North America, spanning the College Championship and Season, College Clubs, and emerging efforts to grow League of Legends as a high school sport.

He grew up in Pittsburgh and worked as a management consultant in Chicago before joining Riot.

He holds a BBA from Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern.


J.T. Vandenbree

Operations and Championships Lead

J.T. Vandenbree leads league operations and championships for RSAA and is responsible for the long-term structure, rules, and format of the college season.

He brings lessons learned from ten years of esports experience organizing international, professional, developmental, and amateur competitions.

He is an alumni of the University of California, San Diego.


Caroline Montano

Community Lead

Caroline Montano leads the college community program for RSAA and is responsible for the development and support of the program, including all of the North American college clubs, grassroots events, and community engagement. 

She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and is an alumni of Simon Fraser University. Before joining Riot, she worked as an events manager in the gaming industry and as a program manager for the collegiate space at a legal software company. 
Welcome to the mailing list!