League Of Legends Adds Rainbow Fluft To Support LGBTQIA+ IDAHOTB2020

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The alphabet soup really lives up to its name. Riot Games, the Tencent owned outfit that makes League of Legends, announced back on May 17th, 2020, that they added a Rainbow Fluft icon to the game to support International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. Yes, the Rainbow Reich have taken over yet another one of our calendar days. Continue reading “League Of Legends Adds Rainbow Fluft To Support LGBTQIA+ IDAHOTB2020”

League of Legends Art Retroactively Censored In Korea, China, And Europe Display App

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The official art and wallpaper for Riot Games’ League of Legends has been censored in South Korea and China. The wallpaper and art for the League of Legends Displays app for Europe have also been censored. Continue reading “League of Legends Art Retroactively Censored In Korea, China, And Europe Display App”

Vaevictis Esports, All-Female League Of Legends Team Kicked Out Of LCL

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Reports have surfaced that the all-female League of Legends team from Russia, Vaevictis Esports, will no longer be part of the Russian League of Legends Continental League for the start of the season. Continue reading “Vaevictis Esports, All-Female League Of Legends Team Kicked Out Of LCL”

Riot Games To Pay Out $10 Million Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

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Back in August of 2019, Riot Games announced that they had reached a settlement agreement with the feminists who alleged that they were discriminated against while working at Riot Games. At the time, the details of the settlement weren’t made public, but now they are, and Riot has to pay out $10 million. Continue reading “Riot Games To Pay Out $10 Million Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement”

Congressman Ha Tae Kyung Seeks Prosecution For Griffin E-Sports Fraud, Illegal Contracts

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There’s a massive corruption ring that’s slowly being unraveled in the realm of Korean e-sports thanks to some drama that unfolded involving e-sports coach Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho that led to his being ousted from the League of Legends team Griffin. Kim didn’t take the boot lying down, though. He retaliated by whistle-blowing on Griffin owner, Cho Kyu-nam, who allegedly engaged in illegal contracts and fraud in order to profit off of having an under-aged player transfer to their team while scalping money off the side during the trade. All of this corruption has led to Congressman Ha Tae Kyung launching an investigation into the situation, which uncovered even more corruption, which led to him announcing measures to prosecute all wrongdoers involved. Continue reading “Congressman Ha Tae Kyung Seeks Prosecution For Griffin E-Sports Fraud, Illegal Contracts”

League Of Legends Taiwanese Client Censors “Tiananmen”, “Freedom”, “Truth”, “Great Firewall”

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Taiwanese gamers found out that despite Riot Games protesting any inclination to adopt China’s censorship practices for League of Legends, they did indeed adopt China’s censorship practices for the game. Following the complaints one of the community managers stated that the North American client is no longer censoring certain words, but gamers from Taiwan noted that the censorship is still amply in effect. Continue reading “League Of Legends Taiwanese Client Censors “Tiananmen”, “Freedom”, “Truth”, “Great Firewall””

League Of Legends Censors “Uyghur”, Riot Says They’re Investigating

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Some gamers who have been playing League of Legends noticed that the ethnic term “Uyghur” has been censored in the game. The revelation of this censorship quickly resulted in gamers taking to social media to decry Riot’s decision to censor the term. Continue reading “League Of Legends Censors “Uyghur”, Riot Says They’re Investigating”

League Of Legends Fighting Game Project L Teased With New Trailer

League of Legends Project L

Riot Games introduced a number of new projects to the gaming audience in celebration of League of Legends’ 10 year anniversary. One of the new projects happens to be a 3D fighting game dubbed Project L for now. Riot released a teaser for the game with a quick look at a few of the characters and some of their moves. Continue reading “League Of Legends Fighting Game Project L Teased With New Trailer”

Riot Games Bars League Of Legends Players From Discussing Politics During Broadcasts

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John Needham, the global head of League of Legends e-sports, sent out a public letter making it known that Riot Games is barring all competitors, casters, and staff from discussing, mentioning, or talking about sensitive topic matter such as religion, politics, or social issues during games or post-game interviews. Continue reading “Riot Games Bars League Of Legends Players From Discussing Politics During Broadcasts”

Rick Fox Departs Echo Fox Following Racist Remarks From Shareholder, But League of Legends Sub-Reddit Is Censoring The News

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Journalist Richard Lewis penned a report for Dexerto about Rick Fox parting ways from the Echo Fox e-sports organization after one of the shareholders sent multiple e-mail messages using racial epithets about Rick Fox and former Echo Fox CEO, Jace Hall. Echo Fox has teams across a wide number of games, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tekken, Dragon Ball and League of Legends. However, the news is being censored on the League of Legends sub-reddit in order to suppress any mention of Richard Lewis or Dexerto. Continue reading “Rick Fox Departs Echo Fox Following Racist Remarks From Shareholder, But League of Legends Sub-Reddit Is Censoring The News”

Riot Games’ Chief Diversity Officer Angela Roseboro Will Influence Hiring, Inclusivity Programs

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Riot Games hired in Angela Roseboro as the Chief Diversity Officer, who will head-up the company’s Diversity & Inclusion division. Roseboro will be in charge of helping Riot cultivate an “inclusive” corporate culture, and will influence things like hiring and recruitment. Continue reading “Riot Games’ Chief Diversity Officer Angela Roseboro Will Influence Hiring, Inclusivity Programs”

Riot Games Chastises League Of Legends eSports Teams For Perceived Discrimination Against All-Female Team

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Riot Games has issued warnings to two teams who competed against an all-female in League of Legends. The infractions? Gender discrimination. Continue reading “Riot Games Chastises League Of Legends eSports Teams For Perceived Discrimination Against All-Female Team”

Riot Games Fires Daniel Z. Klein After Twitter Rant Defending Sexism, Discrimination

Riot Games Fires Daniel Klein

Riot Games lost two employees recently, systems designer Daniel Z. Klein, and communications associate Mattias Lehman. We’re unsure if Lehman was actually fired or if he simply chose to depart the company on his own terms, but we do know for a fact that Klein was fired. Continue reading “Riot Games Fires Daniel Z. Klein After Twitter Rant Defending Sexism, Discrimination”

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