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Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble

The mainstream narrative of esports has been lovingly crafted by those who benefit from its success. There’s big money in esports, they say. You’ve heard the stories. Teenaged gamers flown overseas to sunny mansions with live-in chefs. The erection of $50 million arenas for Enders Game-esque sci-fi battles. League of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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As Deadline Passes, Riot Games Doesn’t Budge On Key Walkout Issue

Despite a walkout of hundreds of its employees last week, League of Legends publisher Riot Games said last night that they will not change their stance on forced arbitration. Protesting employees had given the company until yesterday to make a change, threatening to escalate their efforts if it did not.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot Games Tells Rick Fox’s Esports Organization To Remove Investor Accused Of Bigotry

League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) commissioner Chris Greeley said in a statement today that if esports organization Echo Fox doesn’t remove an investor accused of making threats and using hate speech within 60 days, Riot Games would take action that could “adversely impact the future of Echo Fox in the LCS.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Riot Removes New League of Legends Animation That May Trigger Epileptic Seizures

Yesterday, a League of Legends player posted on the game’s forums to complain that a new animation was causing problems for those suffering from epilepsy. One of the game’s designers then apologized, noting that they didn’t have “time or bandwidth” to implement a toggle so that players could turn it off. Now, Riot…Read more… Continue […]

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On the heels of yesterday’s Riot Games walkout at the League of Legends publisher’s Los Angeles head

On the heels of yesterday’s Riot Games walkout at the League of Legends publisher’s Los Angeles headquarters, Riot employees in Dublin are staging their own walkout today. Around 18 of the office’s employees stood by the street with several holding signs calling for the company to end forced arbitration.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Over 150 Riot Employees Walk Out To Protest Forced Arbitration And Sexist Culture

Over 150 discontented Riot Games employees walked out of the League of Legends publisher’s offices in Los Angeles today to protest the company’s stance on forced arbitration. Standing in a parking lot on Riot’s campus, employees held picket signs and gave impassioned speeches.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Epic Games Is Spending $500,000 Just So Competitive Fortnite Players Can Practice

It’s a light weekend for esports, save for Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup Warm Up. It’s a two-day mini-tournament which, because it’s Fortnite, will nevertheless include a $500,000 prize divided up among hundreds of winners.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Top Riot Executive Suspended Without Pay Following Investigation Over Workplace Misconduct

Earlier this week, Riot’s CEO sent an e-mail to employees describing the punishment its COO, Scott Gelb, will face after multiple employees alleged that, as a comedy bit, he has repeatedly touched subordinates’ balls or butt or farted in their faces. Several employees tell Kotaku that his punishment—two months of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Current And Former Employees Sue Riot Games For Gender Discrimination

Yesterday, one current and one former employee of Riot Games filed a class action lawsuit against the League of Legends publisher, accusing it of endemic gender-based discrimination and fostering a “men-first” environment. The lawsuit comes three months after a Kotaku investigation into the sexist culture at Riot… Read more…

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The Weekend In Esports: Smash Never Stops

It’s a muggy, sleepy summer here in video game land, but esports does not rest. This weekend brings us a packed lineup of Smash, League, Heroes, and Fortnite, as well as multiple PUBG and Rocket League tournaments.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games

Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard plenty of excuses for why her female job candidates weren’t Riot material. Some were “ladder climbers.” Others had “too much ego.” Most weren’t “gamer enough.”…Read more… […]

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Collegiate Esports Is Uncharted Territory, So Smaller Schools Are Staking Their Claim

In the past five years, collegiate esports programs have been popping up at schools all over America, and these programs have also become a way for smaller schools to stand out from the pack. SUNY Canton, a state college in the upper tip of New York half an hour from the Canadian border, announced its […]

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Riot Accidentally Sends A ‘Few’ League of Legends Players Other People’s Personal Info

Some League of Legends players received sensitive private information that belonged to other people earlier this week due to errors by Riot, makers of the internationally acclaimed multiplayer game. Instead of getting access to their own requested account info, several received phone numbers, email addresses, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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