Riot outlines pros and cons to increasing League's champ bans to 20

Increasing them is more “heavily weighted towards the negatives.” League of Legends‘ champion bans went from six to 10 in 2017. And it doesn’t seem like that’ll change anytime soon. Gameplay design director Mark “Scruffy” Yetter discussed the champ-ban feature in today’s Ask Riot blog, breaking down the positives and negatives of increasing them. While […]

Riot Unveils Valorant Esports Initiative for Marginalized Genders

Riot Games has unveiled the Valorant Champions Tour Game Changers – a competition series designed to promote esports opportunities for women and other marginalized genders. The program will be divided into two initiatives. The Game Changers Series will operate similar to 2020’s Ignition Series with Riot spotlighting regional tournaments and elevating them to top tier […]

Riot Games announces several partnerships for VALORANT Champions Tour

Riot Games has announced several broadcast partnerships for the 2021 VALORANT competitive season. Riot partners with Freaks 4U Gaming & SPORTFIVE in Europe, CIS and Turkey RELATED: LetsPlay.Live partners with Riot Games to broadcast OCE VALORANT competitive season German production company Freaks 4U Gaming has joined forces with Riot to organise and broadcast the 2021 […]

Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent Sued By Former Assistant For Sexual Harassment

Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent has been sued for sexual harassment lawsuit by a former assistant. The complaint was filed in LA County Superior Court on January 7 by Sharon O’Donnell, who is seeking damages for sexual discrimination, hostile environment harassment, and failure to pay wages. O’Donnell, who reported directly to Laurent, was hired as […]

Riot Hires Another Former Netflix Exec for Entertainment Division

Riot Games has hired Ryan Crosby as its new head of marketing and consumer products. Prior to joining Riot, Crosby worked in various marketing and public relations roles at Netflix, Hulu, Activision, Microsoft’s Xbox division, and En Masse Entertainment.  Crosby joins Shauna Spenley, another former Netflix executive who was hired in December by Riot to […]

Riot Games Seeks Arbitration In Class Action Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Riot Games has requested individual arbitration in the class action lawsuit brought by former employees who accuse the studio of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. In April 2019, Riot had attempted to move the case to arbitration, alleging that the plaintiffs signed arbitration clauses when they were hired. The studio then relented after employees threatened […]

Riot Games Signs Chilean Startup Barracks for CBLOL Statistics

Riot Games Brazil has closed a deal with the Chilean startup Barracks to provide in-game statistics for the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL). The company, who for the last two years has worked for Riot Games at the Latin-American League (LLA), also helped with the Brazilian market at the First Strike Valorant tournament, which […]

Bungie, Riot Take On Cheat Sites In New Joint Lawsuit

Nobody likes cheaters. Certainly not Riot Games, who actually left a secret message for hackers buried in Valorant’s anti-cheat software asking them to work for the good guys instead of the bad guys. Unfortunately, it seems like that helpful message has been overlooked since there’s definitely cheaters in Valorant. Destiny 2 also has a cheater […]

Riot and Bungie teaming up to sue Valorant and Destiny 2 cheatmakers

A cheating-software creator is facing a lawsuit dually from Riot Games and Bungie for producing hacks for Valorant and Destiny 2, among other video games, according to a complaint obtained by Polygon. Lawyers for Riot and Bungie filed the complaint in the Central District of California court on Friday, alleging that Cameron Santos of GatorCheats […]