Riot takes action against League of Legends esports team Echo Fox over allegations of racist abuse

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League of Legends esports team Echo Fox is in hot water with Riot following allegations of racist abuse by one of the team’s major shareholders. The drama began last month when Echo Fox shareholder and co-founder Rick Fox announced that he was selling his shares and parting ways with the organization in response to racist remarks made by another major shareholder, later identified as Amit Raizada, which prompted Riot to launch an investigation into the issue. Raizada reportedly used a racial slur in a heated email dispute with Jace Hall, and Riot’s investigation later revealed that he had also “used threatening language toward Rick Fox and his family.”

Now, League of Legends Championship Series Commissioner Chris Greeley has announced that the preliminary investigation has been completed, adding that “[h]ate speech, threats, and bigotry have no place in the LCS.” As a result of the investigation, Riot has mandated that Echo Fox has 60 days to “take action by removing any individuals whose actions violate League rules and agreements.” Should the organization fail to do so within the allotted time, “the League will take formal action that may adversely impact the future of Echo Fox in the LCS.”

Source: Polygon (1, 2), Twitter
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