Riot Games is the company behind one of the world’s most popular (if not, the most popular) MOBA games, League of Legends (LoL). And they’ve been under fire in today’s modern culture and social landscape regarding “bro culture” mentality at the studio after many accusations reported.
Riot was founded back in 2006 and has quickly become one of the world’s most influential game companies, even though they only specialize in one game. They do one thing and do it well. But over time, the game’s company has adopted a “bro culture” mindset, which can be seen as inappropriate and sexist by progressive society.
The company has gone ahead and revised their overall principals, as reported by Kotaku. Some claims included not hiring women for various purposes such as them not being “gamer” enough for the company. Thus, men were offered positions instead. Other claims that surfaced included a list of women that worked within the company that was shared with male employees which were attractive enough to “sleep with.” Other various incidences were reported such as disturbing and inappropriate pictures shared between employees at Riot.
Thus, they’re now in need of revising their public image if they want to stop further damage. Their company culture hasn’t been “updated” to keep up with modern society ever since their manifesto has remained consistent since 2012.
Now, Riot wants to “represent who we want to be for our next chapter” and become progressive if that’s the right word. They had conversations with their 1700 employees and requested that they change into who they “need to be to deliver on our promise to players” and “become a part of every Rioter’s daily reality.”
Here’s a list of Riot’s new company core values:
• We will continually invest in cultivating an environment where each and every Rioter is able to thrive and reach their peak performance.
• We will strive for fair and equitable processes that Rioters can rely on.
• Our leaders will live the values and actively promote them within their teams.
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