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Riot Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay Every Female Employee Since 2014 With $10 Million Fund

Riot Games will pay out a huge $10 million proposed settlement collectively to every woman who has been employed by the company at any time over the last five years. The settlement is one of the largest in California history for a gender discrimination suit, says the plaintiff’s lawyer. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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League Of Legends’ Creators Also Making An Animated Series, Card Game, Fighting Game And Shooter

In addition to the announcement that a version of the main game itself is coming to consoles and phones, Riot have also tonight said that there are a bunch of League of Legends spin-offs in the works, along with an animated series.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot Forbids League Of Legends Players And Commentators From Discussing Politics On Air

Ever since Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai got suspended for a year by Blizzard after making a declaration of support for Hong Kong earlier this week, the issue of politics during esports streams has been a hot topic. The head of Fortnite studio Epic Games, for example, said he supports players’ right to…Read more… […]

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Riot Says It Hasn’t Banned Casters From Saying “Hong Kong Attitude”

With all the protests going on in Hong Kong, League of Legends casters appear to be avoiding saying the team name “Hong Kong Attitude” and seem to even be catching themselves when they do. Riot Games, however, says that it has not banned casters from saying “Hong Kong.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The People Behind Teamfight Tactics Talk Player Expectations And ‘Garbage’ Characters

Teamfight Tactics has been out for just over a month, and already Riot games’ entry into the auto-battler genre has become one of the top 10 most popular games on Twitch, with a wide-ranging player base and a vibrant community of creators on its hands. But as a new entrant into the fledgling auto-battler canon […]

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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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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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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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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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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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