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Rick Fox’s League Of Legends Team Is No More

After months of internal strife following the news that one of its investors had called a fellow shareholder the n-word, the esports organization co-founded by Rick Fox has officially lost its coveted spot in the League of Legends Championship Series, Riot Games announced today. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Report: Rick Fox’s Esports Organization Plans To Sell League Of Legends Slot To Rams, Arsenal Owner

Former LA Laker Rick Fox’s esports organization Team Echo Fox plans to sell its slot in the North American League of Legends Championship Series to Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, according to a new report by ESPN.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor’s Racist Remarks

Back in May, League of Legends Championship Series commissioner Chris Greeley gave esports organization Team Echo Fox an ultimatum: oust investor Amit Raizada over racist remarks he made in the past, or face consequences that could jeopardize Echo Fox’s future in the world of competitive League of Legends. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot Delays Taking Action Against Echo Fox Over Investor’s Racist Remarks

Back in May, League of Legends Championship Series commissioner Chris Greeley gave esports organization Team Echo Fox an ultimatum: oust investor Amit Raizada over racist remarks he made in the past, or face consequences that could jeopardize Echo Fox’s future in the world of competitive League of Legends. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Custom Controller Lets You Rage-Quit By Literally Pouring Salt

A very wise man who wore a hood and whose skin was practically melting off his bones once said, “Good! Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.” Probably, he was talking to a gamer about video games. Competitive games make people mad. There’s no getting around it, so you might as […]

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Teamfight Tactics Is Very Popular, And Its Servers Are Not Holding Up

Teamfight Tactics, Riot’s popular League of Legends-flavored spin on auto chess, the auto battler sensation that’s methodically sweeping multiple nations, is now officially out. This, you might figure, would be good for people who want to play it. You would be wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Longtime Twitch Streamer Is Thrilled To Be Teamfight Tactics’ Best Player

Rumay “Hafu” Wang’s record is nothing to sneeze at. She’s won multiple major World of Warcraft tournaments, and she’s dominated Hearthstone’s rankings month after month. Still, she feels as though people don’t hold her accomplishments in the same regard as those of some of her male peers. That’s why she was thrilled…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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League Of Legends’ Version Of Auto Chess Has Taken Over Twitch

We have a habit, in the gaming industry, of declaring things “The Year Of ___.” 2013 was The Year Of Luigi. 2014 was The Year Of Luigi’s Death Stare. 2019 is The Year Of Gooigi. However, if Gooigi had not transformed into an unassailable, medium-defining phenomenon, we might also be tempted to call this The […]

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The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination [Update: Riot Responds]

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said today that it is filing an investigation enforcement suit against League of Legends publisher Riot Games, as part of an investigation into gender discrimination at the company.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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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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