Riot Games sued by female employees over alleged unequal pay and sexual harassment - Dexerto
Esports

Riot Games sued by female employees over alleged unequal pay and sexual harassment

Published: 7/Nov/2018 23:22 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 23:43

by Bill Cooney

Share


A lawsuit was filed Tuesday, November 6 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of current and former female employees accusing the makers of “League of Legends” for “gender-based discrimination, retaliation and harassment.

Just some of the actions the lawsuit claims to have occurred include “crotch-grabbing, phantom humping, and sending unsolicited and unwelcome pictures of male genitalia,” according to a story in the L.A. Times.

The Times said the suit also claims “Riot Games retaliated against outspoken female employees with “denied promotions, refusals to provide increased compensation or equal pay, demotions, reassignment with significantly different responsibilities,” and other actions.

Riot has already come under fire for sexual harassment after Kotaku wrote a story about the “Culture of Sexism” at the company, and Riot responded to those claims shortly after.

Stories on the lawsuit are currently being removed from the League of Legends subreddit, which isn’t unusual according to esports personalities like Christopher ‘MonteCristo Mykles and Richard Lewis.

This isn’t the first time the subreddit has been accused of removing posts, as ESPN’s Jacob Wolf previously discussed the matter on Twitter.

Riot Games headquarters in Los Angeles.
600

Riot Games spokesman Joe Hixson said in the Time’s story they couldn’t comment on the lawsuit, but “we can say that we take every allegation of this nature seriously and investigate them thoroughly.”

The suit is still in its initial stages at this point, so whether the court decides to move forward remains to be seen.

Call of Duty

Sniping is overpowered in Black Ops Cold War? Ft. NoisyButters | CI Podcast #7

Published: 30/Oct/2020 12:48 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 12:49

by Shane King

Share


With Black Ops Cold war just around the corner, there has been plenty of talk about the balance of the game and if the game will be enjoyable to play on release.

Mike & Keshav welcome Hannah ‘NoisyButters’ Bryan to Episode #7 of the CharlieIntel Podcast. During this week’s episode, we delve into the specifics of sniping in Black Ops Cold War. The hosts also go into the implications of 100 Thieves possibly joining the CDL and what this means for OpTic.

With NoisyButters, the group speaks about sniping through all the Call of Duty franchise and how it has evolved into what it is today in Modern Warfare. They also discuss what her top three favorite snipers are throughout all the games.

They also talk about 100 Thieves possibly entering the CDL and LA Thieves and what this means regarding the Chicago spot whether that be the Chicago OpTic or if they continue as the Huntsmen.


You can also listen to this podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts as well.