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Riot Games claims it made headway into diversity efforts over 2020

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Ever since Riot Games was called out by its own employees and the state of California as a truly toxic and sexist workplace, the...
It lurks.

California DFEH moves to protect Riot workers from retaliation for cooperating in state investigation

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Blizzard isn't the only gaming studio under fire by regulators in California: We've been covering a similar situation within League of Legends company Riot...

Riot Games’ demand to shut down a fan-run 10 year-old League of Legends build causes a community uproar

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Riot Games is back in the news for yet another unsavory reason as the League of Legends developer has acted against a fan-made emulator...

Alienware cut its League of Legends esports sponsorships short over ongoing Riot Games scandals

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Last month, we covered yet another sexual harassment lawsuit swirling around Riot Games, this one a wrongful termination suit from a former executive assistant...

Former Riot Games staffer accuses CEO Nicolo Laurent of sexual harassment in new lawsuit

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Another day, another round of bro culture at Riot Games. The latest episode has gone even further up the chain of command, as former...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Discrimination class-action lawsuit against Riot proceeds in spite of Riot’s arbitration success

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In the summer of 2018, which seems like an eternity ago now, Kotaku published a massive expose of Riot Games' "culture of sexism," the...
Less than punchy.

Riot Games places exec on leave while investigating awful social media post

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Nobody's surprised to learn that the corporate culture at the tippy-top of Riot Games still has "bad apples," right? After the huge sexual harassment...

Plaintiffs in the Riot Games class action discrimination lawsuit take up new counsel, withdraw settlement plans

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A new chapter in the Riot Games legal drama has begun to be written. In August 2019, the class action discrimination lawsuit filed against...
To most people, that's actual money.

Riot Games will pay $10 million to settle its ‘bro culture’ gender discrimination lawsuit

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Back in August, the LA Times reported that Riot Games had agreed to settle the class-action discrimination lawsuit lodged against it. The suit had...

League of Legends tells casters and pro players to avoid ‘sensitive issues’ at the World Champs

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So Riot's not having a good week with the whole China thing either. While the League of Legends studio was able to successfully fend off...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Riot settles class action discrimination lawsuit as victims claim victory

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Last year, Kotaku published a brutal exposé of Riot Games’ culture, replete with sexual harassment and sexual discrimination problems. In response, Riot promised a...

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

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Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...
Success?

California says Riot Games is refusing to fully cooperate with its gender discrimination investigation

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The Riot sexual harassment and gender discrimination fiasco is coming up on its anniversary this summer, and from a legal perspective, it's only just...
Less than punchy.

Riot Games isn’t budging on labor dispute even after employee walkout

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As we've previously covered, employees of the League of Legends studio Riot Games walked out last week in protest over the company's labor and...

Riot Games developers did indeed walk out in protest last night over the ongoing labor and lawsuit fiasco

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On Friday, we reported that Riot Games' latest efforts to stave off a walkout at the popular League of Legends company were likely to...

Riot says it will allow arbitration opt-outs, eventually, but it probably won’t stave off the walkout

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The continuing fiasco that is League of Legends' Riot Games continues today, though today's update is a good sign for workers at least. As...
It lurks.

Riot Games acknowledges employees planning walkout over company culture

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Over the weekend, we once again covered the continuing fiasco that is League of Legends' Riot Games, when as Kotaku first reported, two of...
Someone must have had fun with this at some point, right?

Riot is trying to divert its employees’ gender-discrimination lawsuit to arbitration

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Hoo boy. Just when it was starting to look like the seemingly interminable saga of Riot's sexual harassment and gender discrimination scandal couldn't get...
lol

Riot tackles toxic corporate culture with updated company values

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In the wake of the gender-discrimination and sexual-harassment scandal that has plagued Riot Games for the past year -- which last month resulted in...
This is what we were really missing.

Riot suspends COO for gross sexual jokes involving farting and touching subordinates’ genitalia

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More bad news coming out of Riot Games this week. Kotaku reports that Riot employees have been told COO Scott Gelb is being punished...

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