Sebastien Najand is a composer on the Riot Games music team where he creates a wide variety of musical content ranging from in-game music, cinematics, music videos, to live events. His love for contemporary production and orchestral writing tends to direct his focus toward hybrid musical styles, allowing him to contribute to many of League of Legends’ yearly songs with artists such as Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Against The Current, Mako, The Glitch Mob, and more. Prior to Riot Games, Sebastien was at Hollywood Scoring, writing music and attending to various music production related duties.Originally from France, Sebastien began learning piano classically at the age of 5 and became heavily interested in music production around the age of 11. Shortly after moving to the United States the following year, and heavily influenced by electronic groups like The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, and film composers like Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, and James Horner, he would spend most of his extra-curricular time learning and making music using sequencers. Sebastien went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from California State University Long Beach and has been working as a professional composer since 2012.