The developer of League of Legends, Riot Games, recently came under fire when an article regarding the company’s toxic and misogynic work environment went public on media outlet Kotaku. Since then other former employees went public with their own statements reinforcing the allegations.

Since then Riot Games hasn’t commented on the statements till now. With a blog post on the developer’s site, the studio addressed the declarations.

For the past three weeks, we’ve been focused on listening and learning. As a company, we’re used to patching problems ASAP, but this patch will not happen overnight. We will weave this change into our cultural DNA and leave no room for sexism or misogyny. Inclusivity, diversity, respect, and equality are all non-negotiable. While there is much to improve, there is a tremendous amount of good at Riot that will drive this change. This is our top priority until we get it right.

The company provided a series of bullet points of how they plan to restructure and address the toxicity by opening up with apologetic statements. The statement then goes on to explain how the studio will implement widespread training, changes to recruitment, and an anonymous hotline to raise for submitting complaints.


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